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It was a tough day for baseball fans throughout the region yesterday. The Mets fell again to Colorado, 6-2 the final score. Chris Young retired the first 15 Colorado batters, but his throwing error on a sacrifice bunt helped the Rockies score four times in the sixth. Center fielder Dexter Fowler made a sparkling catch and hit a pair of RBI singles to help the Rockies won their third in a row

Kevin Youkilis’ grand slam helped the Chicago White Sox rally for the second straight game to beat the Yankees 7-3. Chicago, which fell behind 3-0 in Monday night's opener before winning 9-6, trailed 2-0 after one inning Tuesday in the matchup of division leaders. Since joining the White Sox in a June trade with the Red Sox, Youkilis has hit 11 of his 15 homers.

The Angels snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Red Sox 5-3. Santana (7-10) allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks, leaving after throwing 100 pitches.

Roger Clemens says his return to baseball with the Sugar Land Skeeters is all about having some fun. He says he's not even thinking about a return to the major leagues. The 50-year-old right-hander was introduced as the newest member of the independent Atlantic League team and he is expected to start for the minor league club on Saturday at home against Bridgeport.

NHL labor talks are set to resume with a wide gap remaining and time running out to avoid a potential lockout. NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman are scheduled to be back at the negotiating table at the union's headquarters in Toronto today. It's the first time in a week the two leaders have met face to face.

And with the NFL season quickly approaching, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum knows there's pressure on him to put together a team to get to the Super Bowl. Tannenbaum has become a common target of impatient Jets fans. But in a sit-down with The Associated Press, Tannenbaum says he puts the most pressure on himself, and that he's the franchise's most competitive person.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press