- At the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes a horse sired by 2004 stakes winner Birdstone won, but it wasn't the horse that most people bet on. Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird wasn't able to give Calvin Borel his "personal triple crown." Instead, it was Kent Desormeaux on Summer Bird that walked away with the blanket of white carnations. The win was Desormeaux's first Belmont Stakes. He previously lost by a nose on Real Quiet in 1998 and was forced to ease Big Brown in 2008. Summer Bird went off at 11-1 odds in the "Test of the Champion," a race in which the favorite has only won 6 of the last 30 times. Summer Bird beat Dunkirk by 2 3/4 lengths with Mine That Bird finishing third. Desormeaux was also a big winner on the day, winning four races at the track for the day.
- Rays 9, Yankees 7: After rallying for two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game, the Yankees saw Mariano Rivera wilt and give up four runs in the top of the ninth. This game had six errors -- including three by Rays catcher and former Yankee Dioner Navarro. Both teams forfeited the designated hitter in the ninth inning. David Price didn't last as long as CC Sabathia, but he did leave in line for a win before the Rays' bullpen blew it. Sabathaia, like so many other Yankees pitchers, got burned by the longball. Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez had solo shots for the Yankees, who are now 2-9 against Tampa Bay and Boston.
- Nationals 7, Mets 1: Quick but not painless. Long Beach's John Lannan shut down the Mets in a complete-game four-hitter. John Maine didn't have it, allowing seven runs (and three homers) in four-plus innings. Four innings of strong relief by Ken Takahashi and Fernando Nieve were meaningless.
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