• Yankees 9, Rangers 2: A.J. Burnett didn't economize when it came to his pitch count, but he did most other things well. He need 118 pitches to go through six scoreless innings, but he picked up his first win since mid-April. Mark Teixeira, Hideki Matsui (twice) and Robinson Cano all homered in the rubber-game win. Burnett struck out seven and walked four. At least he didn't allow any homers, a bugaboo of his in the past. WIth Boston's loss, the Yankees are tied with the Red Sox in first place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Blue Jays.
  • Mets 7, Nationals 4: Yet another replay in a Mets game, and another goes the Mets' way. Daniel Murphy's double-turned-home-run broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning and helped make a winner out of Johan Santana. The Mets ace walked six and struck out 11. Four of those walks came in a three-run fourth inning. Bobby Parnell, Pedro Feliciano, J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez got the final nine outs as the Mets swept the Nationals.