Yankees 5, Rays 0: Andy Pettitte's eight strong shutout innings topped Scott Kazmir's nine strikeouts over five innings while Derek Jeter's defense was absolutely Jeterian. Pettitte also picked up his 1,500th strikeout as a Yankee and Jeter added two RBI. Tampa falls to 19-20 on the road. Heck, those silly Devil Rays had better learn to win ballgames outside of the St. Petersburg Terrordome if they really want to impress this fella; they've got 42 road games remaining against just 31 home games. Yes, this was like the Super Bowl for Yankees fans.
Red Sox 6, Twins 5: Manny Ramirez' two-run ding-dong over the Green Monster tied the game in the eighth; Kevin Youkilis followed with a double and Brandon Moss finished with the game winning RBI single. Twins starter Nick Blackburn's solid six inning nickgasm went to shit when reliever Matt Guerrier gave up four runs in that fateful eighth. Nick Punto's leadoff double (nickgasm!) in the ninth off Jon Papelbon went for naught. Minny loses its second one-run game in a row and things haven't been this bad in Minneapolis since Chuckles bit the dust.
Mets 7, Giants 0: Everybody off the Tim Lincecum train. Kid gave up tater tots to Carloses Delgado and Beltran in a loss to the Mets. New York outhit San Fran 14-3.
Cardinals 2, Phillies 0: And now the Mets are just 1.5 games behind Philly for first place, thanks to the solo ding-dong power of Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick.