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  • Tigers 8 Yankees 5: Detroit is a great offensive team and the question the Yankees have to answer is, can their pitching stand up to a great offensive team? In the first of eight games against Detroit, the answer was a resounding no.

    The Tigers knocked around Mike Mussina for seven runs (six earned) in five innings of work. The Yankees had some chances, getting fifteen runners on base, but couldn’t mount a sustained rally against the Detroit pitchers. The loss is the third in a row for New York and drops them a half-game behind idle Seattle.

  • Pirates 10 Mets 7: Just like last night, the Mets jumped out to a 5-0 lead but this time Pittsburgh came all the way back. Worst of all, the Pittsburgh comeback was fueled by two big Met errors. With the game tied 7-7 in the 8th, Aaron Heilman got the first two outs before Freddy Sanchez reached base on an error by David Wright. A single, another error and a single later and it was 10-7 Pirates and the Mets missed a chance to sweep.
  • Liberty 73 Mystics 72: There just might be playoff basketball at MSG this year. Shameka Christon hit two free throws with 9.8 seconds left to give New York the win and put them a half-game out of a playoff spot.
  • Brooklyn 7 Hudson Valley 1: Jason Jacobs had two doubles and two RBI’s to pace a 10-hit Cyclone attack.
  • Staten Island 9 Aberdeen 5: Ryan Pope didn’t get Andrew Brackman’s signing bonus, but the 2007 draft pick looks pretty good. Thursday he pitched five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) in his sixth professional start.