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  • Mets 5 Atlanta 4: Sometimes the other team gives you a gift and the Mets got two of them Thursday night. Carlos Delgado went 5-for-5, but two of those hits were questionable at best. It doesn’t matter for the Mets who used those miscues to score the trying run in the seventh and the winning run in the ninth.
    Pedro Martinez went seven innings while Luis Ayala pitched part of the 8th and the 9th for the win.
  • Toronto 14 Yankees 3: It is acceptable to lose because you are not as good as the other team, but it is not acceptable to lose because you simply gave up. The Yankees came dangerously close to the latter Thursday, as they seemed more interested in catching their plane than anything else. Thirty-five games to go and the Yankees are six-back in the wild card.