• Yankees 6, Twins 4: Alfredo Aceves gave up four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Then the bullpen came to his rescue. David Robertson walked in two of the Aceves runs, but the relievers combined to throw 5 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Jonathan Albaladejo, Phil Coke, Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera did the honors. The Yankees got some pop from Mark Teixeira, who ended the longest homerless drought of his career (96 at-bats and 23 games). Now it's on to Los Angeles of Anaheim for a three-game set with the Angels before the All-Star break. With Boston's loss to Kansas City, the Yankees are tied for first place.
  • Dodgers 11, Mets 2: All that good will created by Wednesday's win and Daniel Murphy's play went up in smoke early. Livan Hernandez gave eight runs and four walks in four innings of work. His ERA is now 5.10. It has risen by 1.06 in his last two starts. With Tim Redding out of the rotation already, Oliver Perez still demonstrating no ability to throw strikes and Fernando Nieve hardly a sure thing, the Mets have some serious starting pitching problems. They get the Reds at home before a much-needed break.
  • Sparks 69, Liberty 60: Janel McCarville had 18 points, but they weren't enough to down the visiting team from Los Angels. New York is 3-7 on the year.