• Mets 7, Marlins 1: Should Brian Schneider, on the disabled list, be worried about his catching job? Omir Santos hit a grand slam as part of a six-run first as the Mets cruised in this opener of a three-game series. Seven of the game's eight runs came in the first frame, which also saw Hanley Ramirez leave the game after being a hit in the wrist by a John Maine pitch. Maine allowed only one hit -- the Mets as a team allowed only two -- in six innings of one-run ball. He walked three and struck out four in an outing that qualified as a quantum leap over his previous efforts. Livan Hernandez pitches Tuesday night.
  • Tigers 4, Yankees 2: CC Sabathia wasn't good enough again, and the Yankees found themselves shut down by Justin Verlander. They couldn't scratch across a run until they got two in the ninth against Fernando Rodney. Verlander was masterful, striking out nine and walking none in seven-plus innings. Sabathia turned in his second-best start -- it is a complete game -- but a three-run sixth really haunted him. Phil Hughes returns to the big leagues on Tuesday to face Edwin Jackson.