AL – The final series in Yankee Stadium between the oligarchy of douchiness in the AL East goes decidedly in the Red Sox favor again, as the Sox get four RBIs apiece from Jason Bay and Dustin Pedroia (via his first career grand slam) in an 11-3 win… The always dangerous Melvin Mora continues to wreak vengeance against a world that shunned him. The O’s third baseman homored for the eighth time in August, while Brian Roberts drove in three runs to help avoid a sweep… Matt Garza and the Rays spoil an impressive outing by the Jays’ David Purcey to win by a 1-0 margin, capped by a great catch by Justin Ruggiano. Yeah, he’s excited… The Twins snap a four-game skid to stay within a game of Chicago in the Central.
NL – Ryan Zimmerman homered for the first time since May and the Nats are on the verge of sweeping someone for the first time since… ever? The Dodgers, lead by the winless-with-L.A. Maddog, dropped their season-high sixth straight. Matt Kemp had a chance to give L.A. the lead in the 8th. Down one with the bases loaded and two outs, he flew out meekly to left… That Tim Lincecum sure is good. He should play for a Major League team someday… Carlos Delgado matched the league lead with his fifth multi-homer game of the year to propel a late Mets rally in Philly…After dropping seven in a row to the Brewers, the Cards notch one in their favor in the teams’ final contest of the year to pull within three and a half games in the Wild Card race.
NFL – Shawne Merriman, possessing the natural intelligence of any former Terp, has decided to forgo surgery in favor of playing with torn ligaments in his left knee. This is a guy who plays in the same division as the Broncos, even. Enjoy being cut down permanently by that first chop-block, big guy.