Epic night in New York baseball

September, 14, 2010
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Monday was a historic night in New York baseball. Both the New York Yankees and New York Mets played games that were scoreless through nine innings of play.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the third time in New York baseball history that two New York teams played games scoreless through nine innings, not against each other, on the same day. The other combinations both involved the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants playing separate 0-0 extra-inning games (once in 1913, once in 1915).

Rays 1, Yankees 0 (11 innings)
• This matchup saw a pair AL Cy Young hopefuls (CC Sabathia and David Price) deliver in a big game. This was first game of the season in which both starting pitchers went at least eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits or fewer. It's the first time two pitchers did this in a Yankees-Rays game since 2003 (Roger Clemens and Victor Zambrano).

Reid Brignac's first career walk-off home run in the 11th inning was the latest Rays' latest walk-off home run since Evan Longoria hit a 13th-inning walk-off home run against the Boston Red Sox last August.

• The Rays have sole possession of the AL East lead for the first time since August 3.

• The Yankees have lost a season-high four games in a row and seven of their last eight overall. They have suffered three walk-off losses in their last four games. It's the first time they have suffered three walk-off losses over a four-game span since June 20-23, 1988.

• According to Elias, the last time two teams played a 1-0 extra-inning game for first place in a division this late in a season was September 17, 2002. That day the Anaheim Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics. Those teams entered the day tied for first place (94-56).

• The Mets, in a relatively insignificant game, defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Nick Evans' 10th-inning walk-off home run.

Other notes from around baseball:

• In the Florida Marlins 11-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Dan Uggla crushed his 30th home run of the season for the Marlins. Not only is he the first Marlins player to hit at least 30 home runs in four separate seasons, but he is also the first second baseman in MLB history to post four separate 30-HR seasons.


• Ryan Howard did not hit any of the Phillies four home runs, but he did drive in his 100th run of the season. Howard now has five consecutive 100-RBI seasons. He's the fourth Phillie since RBI became an official statistic in 1920 to post five 100-RBI seasons. He's the second to have five consecutive 100-RBI seasons, joining Chuck Klein from 1929-33.

Jay Bruce, playing for the first time since August 30, hit his 19th and 20th home runs of the season. He has four multi-HR games this season, two of them coming in his last five games. He has now hit at least 20 home runs in each of his first three seasons. He joins Frank Robinson (1956-58) as the only two Cincinnati Reds players to do this.

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