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  • Mets 2, Pirates 1: If the Mets keep playing bad teams, they could be a lock for the playoffs. Against the Pirates, all Mike Pelfrey needed was 2 runs in the top of the first inning to earn his 11th victory of the season. Singles from the first three Mets batters led to the first run of the game and a wild pitch gave the Mets their second run. Pelfrey was replaced by Duaner Sanchez who promptly allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, but that was all that the Pirates would get off Mets pitching. Aaron Heilman pitched the 9th inning for this 3rd save of the season
  • Royals 4, Yankees 3: They escaped by the skin of their teeth, but the Royals picked up the win at Yankee Stadium last night. With two outs and bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, Joakim Soria closed out the game for his 35th save of the season. The Royals jumped out to a 1 run lead in the 2nd and added two more runs in the 5th inning. While the Yankees eventually tied the game in the 7th inning, the Royals scored the go-ahead run in the 9th inning off Mariano Rivera. Rivera, who gave up the 9th inning run on a wild pitch, picked up his 4th loss of the season.