• Yankees 7 Oakland 2: Kurt Suzuki shook off a pitch behind him from C.C. Sabathia by homering on the next pitch to give Oakland an early lead that didn’t stand up. Sabathia was retaliating for the A’s hitting A-Rod in the top of the first (pictured). Both teams were warned and they settled down from there. Sabathia got into a groove and pitched eight innings while allowing only two runs. The Yankees busted things open in the sixth with five runs and remain seven games in front of Boston.
  • Mets 9 Atlanta 4: The Mets supposedly debated signing Derek Lowe instead of bringing back Oliver Perez this offseason and Monday night it looked like they made the right choice. Perez was bad, giving up four runs in five innings, but Lowe was atrocious, surrendering eight runs before being pulled in the fourth. Jeff Francoeur got three hits against his former team while Ryan Church went 0-for-4.
Photograph of Alex Rodriguez doubling over after being hit by a pitch by Ben Margot/AP