Red Sox 5, Indians 4 – Tim Wakefield outhurls for-certain Cy Young winner Cliff Lee, and Jonathan Papelbon gets out of a bases-loaded jam to lock up a playoff spot and send the New York Yankees home early.
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1 – Mike Mussina pitches 5 innings for his 19th win; Jason Giambi homers; all for naught.
Rays 5, Orioles 2; Rays 7, Orioles 5 – Tampa gets its first doubleheader sweep in franchise history, putting thme three games up on the BoSox in the battle for the AL East crown (and the right to avoid the Angels in the Division Series.)
Mets 6, Cubs 2 – Eight innings and 10 Ks for Johan Santana and a broken-bat infield single to spur the offense. Jose Reyes adds a bases-loaded triple, and the Mets are now 1.5 behind the Phillies…
Braves 3, Phillies 2 – …because Mike Hampton got his first win in a month by holding Philly to two runs over six innings.
Twins 9, White Sox 3 – Hell of a day for Jason Kubel — two homers and a triple as Minny routs the South Siders, moving 1.5 back in the AL Central.
Brewers 7, Pirates 5 – Prince Fielder tees off of T.J. Beam for a walk-off shot to keep the Brew Crew one game behind the Mets in the Wild Card.
Dodgers 10, Padres 1 – Three-run homers from Nomar Garciaparra and Blake DeWitt, plus a two-run double from Manny Ramirez. San Diego ran Wade LeBlanc out to start, who gave up seven runs in less than 3 innings of work.
Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 4 – St. Louis may be out of it, but they’d be happy to ruin someone else’s playoff dreams. Ryan Ludwick hit his 35th homer off Randy Johnson in the first.
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