• Tigers 3, Yankees 1: Javier Vazquez lasted only four innings, but the real problem has been the Yankees' offense. The team had been held scoreless for 17 1/3 straight innings between Sunday's 1-0 loss in Kansas City and Monday's loss at home. Max Scherzer -- who has different-colored eyes -- held the Yankees in check for six innings before turning it over to the bullpen.

    The Yankees wasted a golden chance in the ninth, but Derek Jeter, Captain Clutch himself, hit into a game-ending double play. Johnny Damon returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time as a Tiger and got a well-deserved ovation. He also walked twice and went 0-for-3. Alex Rodriguez (calf) and Nick Swisher (forearm) both left the game but are listed as day-to-day. With Texas' loss at Tampa Bay, the Yankees are once again tied for first. CC Sabathia faces Justin Verlander on Tuesday.
  • Mets 3, Astros 1: Hours after the Mets announced Francisco Rodriguez needed tendon surgery on a hand he most likely injured beating up his girlfriend's father, the team got a win. Jon Niese pitched seven innings of one-run ball -- striking out five and walking none -- but didn't hang around long enough for the decision. The Mets got two runs -- one on a wild pitch, one on a Jeff Francoeur triple -- in the ninth to open their road trip in style. A Carlos Beltran homer accounted for the other run.