Honey, I Shrunk The AL East Lead

Here we go again ... The Yankees honey mustered six runs in the eighth, immediately erasing a five-run deficit, en route to an 8-7 victory over the Sox at Fenway. Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano started the comeback with home runs off Hideki Okajima. Derek Jeter followed with an RBI single against Jonathan Papelbon, Bobby Abreu tied it with a two-run double, and A-Rod cherried it with a tiebreaking single. Rick Moranis was also involved. The win brings New York within 4 1/2 games of the AL East lead.

Big Z. Carlos Zambrano (four hits scattered over eight innings) and Cliff Floyd's tie-breaking homer in the seventh (his third dinger in three games) combined to give the Cubs a 5-3 win over the Cardinals. Sorry, Will.

A Ballad Of The Republic Sung In The Year 2007. Mighty Casey Blake homered the first pitch in the ninth, giving the Indians a 5-4 walk-off win over the Royals. C.C. Sabathia recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts for the Tribe. Their David Blaine number drops to 10.


Professor Blum, In The Ballpark, With The Bat. Pinch-hitter Geoff Blum went 2-for-2, helping the Wild Card leading Padres rally against the Giants, 5-4. Khalil Greene's walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th capped it. The Friars sit three behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West standings.