Good morning New York sports fans! The 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes takes place Saturday evening (6:23 p.m. on NBC) and features a duel between the Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, and Preakness Stakes champion, Shackelford. Animal Kingdom comes in as the 2-1 favorite, while Shackelford has 9-2 odds. Don't have an idea on which horse to pick or root for? Check out Ed Valentine's look at the field.â†µ
Yankees 11, Indians 7: Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson each homered as the New York Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak Friday. Shortstop Derek Jeter hit a double in the sixth inning and moves within just nine hits of 3,000.
Mets 8, Pirates 1: Rookie pitcher Dillion Gee was brilliant again Friday night for New York, which moves within a game of .500. Gee is now 7-0 on the season after pitching eight innings, allowing eight hits and an earned run while striking out five.â†µ