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  • Cubs 9 Mets 6 (10 innings): Jerry Manuel took all the questions after the game, but he didn’t have any answers. The Mets jumped out to a big lead and then saw it disappear as they lost one of their biggest games of the year.

    Don’t blame the bullpen. They held the Mets in the game inning after inning, it was the offense that blew this one. Time after time, the Mets couldn’t get the big hit, no more so than the bottom of the ninth. David Murphy led off the inning with a triple, putting the team 90 feet from victory. But, David Wright struck out and after intentional walks to Delgado and Beltran, Ryan Church grounded into a force out at home. Ramon Castro struck out to end the inning and the Mets never threatened again.

    So with four games left the Mets are 1-1/2 games back in the division and even with Milwaukee for the wild card.

  • Yankees 6 Toronto 2 (10 innings): It’s all about 2009 in Yankeeland and Phil Hughes reminded everyone why he should not be written off. Hughes pitched very well over eight innings and Bobby Abreu hit a grand slam for the win. The Yankees have now won seven-straight.