Photograph of past and present Yankees on the field before the game by Ed Betz/AP

  • Yankees 7 Baltimore 3: They played a game, but it was the ceremonies that captured all the attention. The Yankees brought back some of the greatest players to ever play for them. From Hall of Famers like Yogi, Whitey Ford, Dave Winfield and Reggie Jackson to fan favorites like Paul O’Neil, Scott Brosius and Tino Martinez and the return of Bernie Williams, the crowd was rocking before the game.

    And after the game, the players paraded around the Stadium and Derek Jeter addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support. As for you trivia hounds or those interested in the actual game, Pettitte gets the last win, Rivera the last save, Jason Giambi the last hit and Jose Molina (yes, Jose Molina) the last home run ever at Yankee Stadium.

  • Atlanta 7 Mets 6: Yes, the bullpen blew another game, but it is important to keep things in perspective. The Mets have seven games left, all at home and a game and a half lead in the wild card race. The Cubs have clinched the division so they probably won’t be playing at full speed when they come to Shea this week. Things seem bad, but the Mets still control their fate.
  • Giants 26 Cincinnati 23 (OT): If there is one thing to worry about after three games this season it is the tendency of the Giants to let inferior teams hang around too long. They did it against Washington and they did it Sunday against the Bengals. The defense sacked Carson Palmer six times, but they couldn’t get a big stop in the fourth quarter to win the game. Nonetheless, the Giants squeaked out a win and head into their bye week 3-0.