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Notes from a day in baseball:

1. Objects In Mirror May Be Larger Than They Appear. The Twins will not go away. Nope. They're two games behind the first-place Tigers after Sunday's 12-1 win over Detroit, as Johan Santana struck out 11 on a two-hitter over seven-plus. Santana (18-5) is 15-0 in home starts since Aug. 6, 2005 and hasn't lost a game since the All-Star break. Oh, and let us just add, "Torii Hunter."

2. Oh, Baltimore, Man It's Hard, Just To Live. Derek Jeter extended his hitting streak to 20 games (the longest for the Yankees since 1993, if you can believe that), with a home run and four RBI, as New York beat Baltimore 9-4 on Sunday. We're afraid the next six days are going to be more fresh hell, Orioles fans.

3. Fish Are Game. Freakin' Marlins! Dontrelle Willis' three-hitter carried Florida to a 3-0 win over the Phillies, as both teams can continue to place "wild-card hopeful" next to their names.


4. There's A Bad Moon Rising On The Cuyahoga River. C.C. Sabathia; the name you say when you want other people to think you have a cold. The White Sox are feeling genuinely ill, as Sabathia threw a four-hitter, leading the Indians to a 5-2 win. Chicago fell 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota in the AL wild card race.

5. Yeah, But Who Won The Sausage Race? Dave Bush struck out 10 and went the distance as the Brewers beat the Astros 4-0.