- Yankees 3, Orioles 2: The Yankees were three outs away from being swept at home for the first time since May 2008. But Alex Rodriguez singled and -- after a pinch-runner and a Robinson Cano flyout -- Nick Swisher homered to the opposite field off Koji Uehara. Ivan Nova pitched reasonably well as a starter, but the Yanks' bats were held in check until the very end. The team has an off-day before starting a three-game set in Texas on Friday. Before calling it a playoff preview, consider that the Yankees will be starting Javier Vazquez, Dustin Moseley and A.J. Burnett. If that's a postseason rotation, the Yankees are in trouble.
- Mets 3, Nationals 2: Nick Evans turned in a broken-bat, pinch-hit double to give the Mets the lead and make a winner out of R.A. Dickey. The knuckleballer now has 10 wins this season as he makes his case for the 2011 rotation. Luis Hernandez and Carlos Beltran had the other RBIs for the Mets.
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