• Yankees 5 Cleveland 2: Another start, another reason to keep him starting. Joba Chamberlain was great, allowing two runs over eight innings while striking out five and turning an amazing double play. Cleveland seemed content to keep giving free passes as the Yankees collected 11 walks in the game, but could not capitalize until Nick Swisher got a two-run double in the seventh and A-Rod followed with a two-run single.

    The Yankees brought in Mariano for the ninth and he put the capper on a 5-2 road trip. As an added footnote, by not committing an error for the 18th-straight game, the Yankees set a MLB record.

  • Pittsburgh 8 Mets 5: J.J. Putz disintegrated, allowing four hits and four runs without recording an out and the Mets blew a 5-0 lead. The offense was depleted more with Pagan going on the DL, but by scoring five runs, they certainly did enough to win. Wilson Valdez had three RBI’s in the losing effort.
Photograph of Joba Chamberlain waving at a small cloud of insects by Mark Duncan/AP