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Albany, NY – Well a Yankee and a Red Sock both reach milestones...

Last night in Seattle, while many on the East coast slept, the "Sandman" made an appearance. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned his 600th save, closing out New York's 3-2 win over the Mariners. Rivera is now one save shy of tying the all-time major league record of 601, held by Trevor Hoffman.

In Boston, Tim Wakefield picked up his 200th career win, allowing five runs on six hits over six innings, as the Red Sox blasted Toronto 18-6, snapping a five-game losing skid. Wakefield is just the 108th pitcher to reach the milestone. With the win, the Red Sox continue to trail the Yankees by four games in the division, while leading the Rays by four in the Wild Card race.

Elsewhere in the AL, Detroit blanked the White Sox 5-0, Texas pummeled Cleveland 10-4, the Angles doubled up Oakland 6-3, Baltimore bounced Tampa Bay 4-2, and Kansas City shutout Minnesota 4-0.

Over to the NL, in Queens, Ryan Zimmerman's seventh inning RBI single snapped a 2-2 tie, as the Nationals downed the Mets 3-2. For what it's worth, the win moves Washington within one game of third place New York in the NL East.

Elsewhere, Arizona edged the Dodgers 5-4, San Francisco got by San Diego 3-2 in 12, Atlanta blew out Florida 7-1, St. Louis edged Pittsburgh 6-4, Milwaukee held off Colorado 2-1, Houston dropped Philadelphia 5-2, and Cincinnati dumped the Cubs 2-1.

In other baseball news, former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez is out of jail, following his arrest on a domestic battery charge. Ramirez allegedly slapping his wife during a dispute at their home on Monday.

In NBA news, the start of the season has been thrown into doubt, after players and owners made no progress at yesterday's key labor meeting. No further talks are scheduled.

And in NFL news, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says he is fine after being tested for a concussion following the team's season-opening victory over Dallas.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.