The Boston Red Sox demolish the Baltimore Orioles 12 - 4 and finally gain a game on the Tampa Bay Rays, as the Rays lose to the New York Yankees 7 - 2.
The Minnesota Twins lost a game to the Red Sox in the Wild Card Standings, losing to the Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 5. The Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 9 - 3. The White Sox and the Twins stay tied for the Central lead.
The Atlanta Falcons beat the Miami Dolphins with a late safety.
The NL East stays status quo as the Mets and the Phillies both win. The Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6 - 5 in 11 innings. The Phillies beat Nationals 4 - 0. The Phillies stay 2 games behind the Mets for the NL East lead, while the Brewers loss keeps them 4 1/2 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
Speaking of the Cubs, they lose the game to the Houston Astros 9 -7, but the bigger loss may be to Carlos Zambrano.
The LA Dodgers finally gained a game on the Arizona Diamondbacks as the Dodgers beat the Padres 8 - 4, and the D-Backs lose to the Cardinals 8 - 2. The Dodgers are 1 1/2 games back of Arizona on the NL West.
Jacksonville Jaguars player Richard Collier was critically shot yesterday.
The New Orleans Saints will stay at the Superdome for Sunday's game.
Rudi Johnson now a Detroit Lion.
The Denver Broncos trade Dominique Foxworth to the Falcons for undisclosed draft pick.
The Miami Heat signed center Jamaal Magloire.
The Philadelphia 76ers sign Donyell Marshall.