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1) Yesterday's results--

AL
BlueJays 14, Yankees 0
Whitesox 10, Tigers 1 (1st)
Whitesox 4, Tigers 0 (2nd)
Indians 8, Redsox 5
Rangers 6, Twins 5
Devil Rays 8, Mariners 3 (10)
Royals 4, Angels 1
A's 5, Orioles 2

NL
Astros 7, Reds 1
Marlins 8, Cubs 1
Braves 3, Expos 2
Mets 5, Phillies 3
Pirates 5, Brewers 2
Rockies 5, Dodgers 3
Cardinals 6, Padres 1
Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2

2) Standings--

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Yankees 82 57 .590 - 43-26 39-31 42-17 18-12 12-20 LOST 1
Redsox 71 65 .522 9 1/2 36-33 35-32 33-25 13-15 15-17 LOST 9
BlueJays 68 71 .489 14 34-37 34-34 31-31 13-10 16-20 WON 1
e-Orioles 55 83 .399 26 1/2 27-43 28-40 23-33 16-16 10-22 LOST 4
e-Devil Rays 50 89 .360 32 29-41 21-48 17-40 13-19 10-22 WON 1

AL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Indians 79 59 .572 - 37-31 42-28 19-09 38-22 15-17 WON 2
Twins 72 66 .522 7 42-30 30-36 13-19 37-20 13-18 LOST 1
Whitesox 71 67 .514 8 39-31 32-36 15-11 31-27 13-23 WON 2
Royals 56 82 .406 23 30-41 26-41 13-19 22-35 13-18 WON 1
Tigers 55 82 .401 23 1/2 32-36 23-46 12-15 18-42 15-17 LOST 4

AL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
y-Mariners 99 40 .712 - 46-21 53-19 29-12 31-10 27-12 LOST 1
A's 82 57 .590 17 40-28 42-29 27-14 27-14 16-23 WON 3
d-Angels 70 68 .507 28 1/2 35-31 35-37 24-17 21-19 15-24 LOST 2
d-Rangers 63 75 .457 35 1/2 34-34 29-41 21-20 14-26 20-19 WON 2

NL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Braves 75 63 .543 - 34-38 41-25 32-23 19-14 15-17 WON 3
Phillies 72 66 .522 3 41-29 31-37 31-27 15-15 19-13 LOST 3
Mets 67 72 .482 8 1/2 40-32 27-40 32-27 11-19 14-18 WON 2
Marlins 64 74 .464 11 38-27 26-47 23-30 18-17 11-21 WON 1
Expos 59 79 .428 16 29-37 30-42 24-35 13-20 14-14 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Astros 81 57 .587 - 39-29 42-28 18-12 41-25 13-14 WON 1
Cubs 77 61 .558 4 41-26 36-35 16-10 37-27 15-18 LOST 1
Cardinals 75 63 .543 6 45-25 30-38 19-11 34-30 14-15 WON 2
Brewers 61 77 .442 20 32-39 29-38 15-15 33-36 08-16 LOST 2
d-Reds 56 82 .406 25 24-47 32-35 12-09 26-43 14-19 LOST 1
e-Pirates 52 86 .377 29 32-34 20-52 05-19 28-38 11-22 WON 2

NL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks 78 60 .565 - 39-30 39-30 18-14 19-14 34-24 LOST 4
Giants 77 62 .554 1 1/2 45-25 32-37 18-14 18-15 31-28 WON 1
Dodgers 75 63 .543 3 41-30 34-33 17-15 22-14 30-25 LOST 1
Padres 69 70 .496 9 1/2 32-39 37-31 17-15 24-14 22-32 LOST 2
Rockies 61 76 .445 16 1/2 33-33 28-43 13-15 21-18 25-33 WON 2

d--mathematically eliminated from winning the division title
e--mathematically eliminated from the postseason
y--clinched a postseason berth

3) Wild card standings--

AL WON LOST PCT GB
A's 82 57 .590 -
Twins 72 66 .522 9 1/2
Redsox 71 65 .522 9 1/2
Whitesox 71 67 .514 10 1/2

NL WON LOST PCT GB
Cubs 77 61 .558 -
Giants 77 62 .554 1/2
Cardinals 75 63 .543 2
Dodgers 75 63 .543 2
Phillies 72 66 .522 5
Giants 69 70 .496 8 1/2
Mets 67 72 .482 10 1/2

4) The Royals passed the Tigers into 4th place in the AL Central.

5) The Tigers clinched a losing season for the 8th consecutive season. This is a team record streak, with the previous mark being 4, from 1951-54.

The Tigers will be mathematically eliminated from winning the AL Central title and from the postseason if they lose to the Whitesox and the Indians beat the Redsox.

6) The Royals will be mathematically eliminated from winning the AL Central title and from the postseason if they lose to the Angels and the Indians beat the Redsox.

7) The Reds clinched a losing season, after having 2 consecutive winning seasons.

The Reds will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason if they lose to the Astros and either the Giants beat the Diamondbacks or the Dodgers beat the Rockies.

8) Magic numbers--

AL East--Yankees, 16
AL Central--Indians, 18
AL West--Mariners, 7
AL wild card--A's, 16

NL East--Braves, 22
NL Central--Astros, 21
NL West--Diamondbacks, 23
NL wild card--Cubs, 24

9) Race for postseason seeds--

AL--The Mariners have a 17 game lead over the Yankees for the top seed. The Yankees have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Indians for the 2nd seed.

NL--The Astros have a 3 game lead over the Diamondbacks for the top seed. The Diamondbacks have a 3 game lead over the Braves for the 2nd seed.

10) Today's schedule--

AL
Orioles (Calvin Maduro 3-4) at A's (Cory Lidle 9-6), 3:35 PM
Yankees (Roger Clemens 18-1) at BlueJays (Kelvim Escobar 6-5), 7:05 PM
Indians (Steve Woodard 3-2) at Redsox (Casey Fossum 1-1), 7:05 PM
Twins (Joe Mays 13-13) at Rangers (Aaron Myette 3-2), 8:05 PM
Tigers (Steve Sparks 10-8) at Whitesox (Dan Wright 2-2), 8:05 PM
Royals (Chad Durbin 7-13) at Angels (Ismael Valdes 8-9), 10:05 PM
Devil Rays (Ryan Rupe 5-11) at Mariners (Aaron Sele 13-5), 10:05 PM

NL
Mets (Al Leiter 10-10) at Phillies (Dave Coggin 4-4), 7:05 PM
Astros (Dave Mlicki 4-1) at Reds (Chris Reitsma 7-13), 7:05 PM
Braves (John Burkett 11-9) at Expos (Mike Thurman 7-10), 7:05 PM
Cubs (Juan Cruz 2-1) at Marlins (Jesus Sanchez 2-4), 7:05 PM
Brewers (Jamey Wright 9-9) at Pirates (Todd Ritchie 10-12), 7:05 PM
Dodgers (Chan Ho Park 13-9) at Rockies (John Thomson 2-5), 9:05 PM
Cardinals (Woody Williams 11-9) at Padres (Kevin Jarvis 11-9), 10:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Curt Schilling 19-6) at Giants (Russ Ortiz 14-8), 10:15 PM

11) Yesterday's HRs--

Barry Bonds--#59
Jim Thome--#44 & #45
Troy Glaus--#37
Bret Boone--#33
Albert Pujols--#33
Rich Aurilia--#30 & #31
Paul Konerko--#29
Andruw Jones--#29
Magglio Ordonez--#27
Jose Cruz Jr.--#27
Jose Valentin--#25
Eric Chavez--#24
Jim Edmonds--#24
Mike Cameron--#22
Lee Stevens--#22
Jose Hernandez--#22
Preston Wilson--#18
Kevin Millar--#17
Carlos Beltran--#17
Geoff Jenkins--#16
Jeff Liefer--#15
David Ortiz--#14
Gabe Kapler--#14
Michael Young--#9 & #10
Royce Clayton--#9
Steve Cox--#9
Jay Payton--#7
Felipe Lopez--#2 & #3
Juan Uribe--#4
Gregg Zaun--#3
Tony Fernandez--#1

12) HR leaders--

AL
1) Jim Thome--45**
2) Alex Rodriguez--41
3) Manny Ramirez--39
T4) Carlos Delgado--38
T4) Rafael Palmeiro--38
6) Troy Glaus--37*
7) Bret Boone--33*
8) Jason Giambi--32
9) Juan Gonzalez--31
T10) Tino Martinez--29
T10) Paul Konerko--29*

NL
1) Barry Bonds--59*
2) Sammy Sosa--53
3) Luis Gonzalez--51
4) Shawn Green--42
5) Todd Helton--41
T6) Richie Sexson--35
T6) Jeff Bagwell--35
8) Chipper Jones--34
T9) Larry Walker--33
T9) Phil Nevin--33
T9) Gary Sheffield--33
T9) Brian Giles--33
T9) Albert Pujols--33*

**--hit 2 yesterday
*--hit 1 yesterday

13) Barry Bonds watch--hit #59, is on pace for 69.

Bonds hit #553, putting him 10 behind Reggie Jackson for 7th place.

14) Rich Aurilia reached 30 HR for the 1st time in his career. His previous career high was 22, in 1999.

Aurilia became the 3rd different NL SS to hit 30+ in a season.
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1) Redsox P Pedro Martinez says he was told he has a torn rotator cuff and verbally attacked GM Dan Duquette for saying Martinez wasn't heard.

Duquette had said, "He is not hurt. The team is not going to shut Pedro down. We're paying him a lot of money to pitch."

Martinez said he's risking long term injury to his arm by continuing to pitch. But, "Even with that alarming scenario, Martinez said he is still unsure if he will shut himself down for the rest of the season. He is scheduled to start Friday, although that is up in the air. Martinez said he would not jeopardize his career for the sake of the team's postseason aspirations."

Martinez says, "What I don't appreciate is Dan saying I'm healthy - dammit, it's not true. I don't need to be pushed.

"Don't say I'm not feeling anything because it's obvious I am. . . . If you don't know, just shut up."

Meanwhile, a team spokesman says the team doctor says, "There was no leakage of dye when they did an MRI in his shoulder. If there was a tear, the dye would leak. He has wear and tear in the shoulder that you would expect from a pitcher. The injury he suffered, was diagnosed with and treated for have not changed."

2) Redsox SS Nomar Garciaparra said, in regards to the firing of pitching coach John Cumberland, "No wonder players don't want to play here. This place is a [expletive] joke. What are we going to get, another college roommate of the guy upstairs?"

3) Redsox P Tim Wakefield reached 1000 career SO.

4) The Whitesox activated DH Harold Baines from the DL.

The team has already said Baines, who's hitting .145 SLG, .204 OBA, .349 OPS, -12 RCAA, .049 OWP, 1.09 RC/G, 3 RC in 31 games, won't be back next year.

5) A's 1B Jason Giambi had to leave yesterday's game, in the 7th, due to tightness in his left hamstring. Giambi was removed for precautionary reasons, but has had periodic hamstring problems this season.

6) The Diamondbacks released C Mike DiFelice, called up INF Juan Sosa and designated him for assignment, moved P Armando Reynoso from the 15 to the 60 day DL and called up Ps Mike Koplove and Mike Mohler, INF Alex Cintron, 1B Lyle Overbay and OF Jack Cust.

Cust, 22, was ranked as the Diamondbacks's #2 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B+ grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook, which ranked him as the 50th best prospect in baseball. He came into the year with a 1.022 OPS (.455 OBA, .567 SLG) in 4 minor league seasons and had a .940 OPS (.415 OBA, .525 SLG) in the friendly hitting environment in the PCL (AAA) this season. According to John Sickels, "He reminds me a lot of Jim Thome and should put up similar numbers in the majors."

Overbay, 24, was ranked as the Diamondbacks's #11 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. He came into the season with a .955 career OPS (.412 OBA, .543 SLG) in 2 minor league seasons and had a .951 OPS (.423 OBA, .528 SLG) in AA this year.

Cintron, 22, was ranked as the Diamondbacks's #1 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B- grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. He came into the season with a .703 career OPS (.328 OBA, .377 SLG) in 4 minor league seasons and had a .699 OPS (.315 OBA, .384 SLG) in the PCL this year. Cintron has terrible strikezone judgment, compiling those OBA figures with a .285 career AVG and .292 this year. He looks like he can have a future as a player with decent batting averages that the media likes, but with awful OBA, SLG, OPS and RCAA figures.

7) Yankees SS Derek Jeter left yesterday's game, after the 1st, due to tightness in his left hamstring. Yankees MGR Joe Torre said he already decided to give Jeter the day off today, even before the injury.

Jeter's having another good season, hitting .473 SLG, .382 OBA, .855 OPS, 32 RCAA, .650 OWP, 7.68 RC/G, 111 RC in 135 games. He's reached 100 RC for the 5th consecutive year and is working on his 4th consecutive year with 30+ RCAA.

8) Mariners SS Carlos Guillen had to leave yesterday's game, after 3 innings, with a sprained left ankle.

9) The Cubs traded P Mike Fyhrie to the A's for minor league OF Michael Wenner.

Fyhrie had a 4.20 ERA and 1 RSAA in 15 games this season

10) The Mariners called up C Pat Borders.

Borders has a .672 career OPS, in 1001 games, compared to his league average of .741 and C average of .705. He has -117 career RCAA and in 12 previous years, he only managed 1 year with a positive figure--3 back in 1990.
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1) The Braves called up P Tim Spooneybarger, SS Wilson Betemit and OF Cory Aldridge and moved minor league P Derrick Lewis to the 60 day DL, to make room for Spooneybarger on the 40 man roster.

Betemit, 19, was ranked as the Braves's #1 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B+ grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook, which ranked him as the 22nd best prospect in baseball. He came into the season with a .777 career OPS (.354 OBA, .423 SLG) in 4 minor league seasons. He was able to have that much experience by being illegal signed prior to his 16th birthday, but MLB allowed the Braves to get away with just a fine and not have him declared a free agent. In Hi-A and AA this year, he had a .803 OPS (.354 OBA, .449 SLG).

Spooneybarger, 21, was ranked as the Braves's #15 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B- grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. In addition to having a great name, he's had great ERAs in the minors--1.71 career figure in 2 minor league seasons coming into the year and 0.71 in AAA in 2001. But, he has had arm problems in the past, and in 2001.

2) The Yankees called up Ps Adrian Hernandez and Brandon Knight, INF Erick Almonte and OF Juan Rivera.

Rivera, 23, was ranked as the Yankees's #11 prospect by Baseball America and was given a C grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. He came into the year with a .793 OPS (.338 OBA, .455 SLG), but is seeing his stock rise with a .919 OPS (.362 OBA, .557 SLG) in AA and AAA this year.

3) The Tigers called up Ps Adam Bernero, Matt Miller and Heath Murray and OF Chris Wakeland.

4) The Dodgers called up Ps Luke Prokopec, Jeff Williams and Al Reyes, INF Jeff Branson and C Brian Johnson.

5) The Padres called up Ps Junior Herndon, Brett Jodie and Jason Middlebrook and C Rick Wilkins.

6) The Cardinals called up OF Bill Ortega.

7) The Giants called up P Chad Zerbe and OF Jalal Leach and designated minor league P Jamie Arnold for assignment.

8) The Royals called up P Dan Reichert and Cs Hector Ortiz and A.J. Hinch.

9) Tigers P Mark Redman will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He's not expected to be able to make any more starts this season, but could appear as a reliever at the end of the month.

10) Padres LF Rickey Henderson was scratched from yesterday's lineup, due to the flu.
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1) Indians 1B Jim Thome tied Tris Speaker's team record with his 857th career walk.

2) Cardinals P Steve Kline set the team record with his 78th appearance of the season.

3) From Friday-Monday, the Yankees became the 1st team since the 1950 Dodgers to win 4 consecutive games despite never having a lead in the first 7 innings of any of those games.

4) Tony Fernandez hit just the 2nd pinch hit grand slam in BlueJays history, with the other one hit by Jesse Barfield, on April 24, 1982.

5) The Twins designated minor league C Danny Ardoin for assignment.

6) A MRI on BlueJays P Kelvim Escobar ruled out an aneurysm.

7) Braves C Javier Lopez had to leave yesterday's game, after being struck on the toe by a foul tip, and he'll have X-rays today to determine whether there's a fracture.

8) The Devil Rays recalled 3B-1B Aubrey Huff.

9) The Rockies activated P Scott Elarton from the DL.

10) The Padres activated INFs Alex Arias and Donaldo Mendez from the DL.
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1) Rangers C Ivan Rodriguez may need surgery for his chronic patella tendinitis. This is the same injury that's also plagued Expos 3B Fernando Tatis for most of this season and if Rodriguez needs surgery, he'll face 4-9 months of rehab.

2) The Orioles called up Ps Kris Foster and Sean Douglass.

3) The Twins called up Ps Adam Johnson and Tony Fiore and OF Bobby Kielty.

4) The Redsox called up 2B Angel Santos and P Sun Woo Kim.

5) NY Newsday reports the Mets may be interested in signing Tino Martinez, when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. They would then look to either trade Todd Zeile or move him to another position.

6) The Expos sent OF Curtis Pride to the minors.

7) Cubs 2B Eric Young will be a free agent at the end of the season and the Chicago Sun-Times reports the team may pass on re-signing him to a 2 or 3 year contract. Either prospect Bobby Hill or Delino DeShields would then take Young's place.

8) The Rockies called up OF Jacob Cruz.

9) The Dodgers have decided they will go with a 4 man rotation down the stretch, so Eric Gagne has been moved to the bullpen.

However, since there is some uncertainty about how healthy Kevin Brown is, Gagne could get some starts this month.

10) The Reds placed C Kelly Stinnett on the 60 day DL.

Stinnett will have surgery on Friday to remove bone chips from his elbow.

11) Highly touted Marlins rookie P Josh Beckett made his major league debut yesterday and had the following line--6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

Beckett, 21, was ranked as the Marlins's #1 prospect by Baseball America and was given an A grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook, which ranked him as the 5th best prospect in baseball.
Beckett was the 2nd pick in the 1999 draft and had a 2.12 ERA in his A ball in 2000, his first season in the minors, but was limited to just 12 starts due to tendinitis in his shoulder. In 2001, he had a 1.54 ERA, with 203 SO and 34 BB in 140 IP and a 14-1 record in A and AA.

Correction from yesterday--

Yesterday's reports said--"This is hard to believe, but according to the NY Daily News, referring to yesterday's Yankees-BlueJays game--'According to the Elias Sports Bureau, until yesterday, only five times in baseball history had one team that played a road game the previous night played an away day game against a team that had been home the previous day. Each time, the home team won easily. Until yesterday.'"

But, the Daily News got the story wrong. The stat referred to this season, not all of history.

Meanwhile, that still doesn't make sense, since every Friday night-Saturday afternoon combination, as well as other scheduling combinations, would push the number of occurrences way over 5. So, they probably meant to add that the games were not against the same teams.
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30+ HR, SEASON, NL SHORTSTOPS

1 Ernie Banks 1958 47
2 Ernie Banks 1959 45
3 Ernie Banks 1955 44
4 Ernie Banks 1957 43
5 Ernie Banks 1960 41
6 Barry Larkin 1996 33
7 Rich Aurilia 2001 31
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MOST GAMES PITCHED, SEASON, CARDINALS

1 Steve Kline 2001 78
2 Mike Perez 1992 77
3 Todd Worrell 1987 75
4 Todd Worrell 1986 74
T5 Cris Carpenter 1992 73
T5 Rob Murphy 1993 73
T7 Mark Littell 1978 72
T7 Juan Agosto 1991 72
T9 Bruce Sutter 1984 71
T9 Ken Dayley 1989 71
T9 Bob McClure 1992 71
T9 Tony Fossas 1997 71
T9 Dave Veres 2000 71
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How about A-Rod with 41 HRs? That's second in the AL, not bad. He's on a poor team, but he has quietly having a superb season.
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The only reason ARod isn't in consideration for the AL MVP is because they don't have any pitching. He's already made suggestions that he'll defer some of his contract $$$ to allow the team to sign some more pitching talent.
ARod is doing everything that can be asked of him. He plays a solid SS, gets on base frequently, hits homers and drives in runs, and more importantly, scores runs. If anyone is worth the money he is being paid, it is him.
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Originally posted by nyy26wc
Correction from yesterday--

Yesterday's reports said--"This is hard to believe, but according to the NY Daily News, referring to yesterday's Yankees-BlueJays game--'According to the Elias Sports Bureau, until yesterday, only five times in baseball history had one team that played a road game the previous night played an away day game against a team that had been home the previous day. Each time, the home team won easily. Until yesterday.'"

But, the Daily News got the story wrong. The stat referred to this season, not all of history.

Meanwhile, that still doesn't make sense, since every Friday night-Saturday afternoon combination, as well as other scheduling combinations, would push the number of occurrences way over 5. So, they probably meant to add that the games were not against the same teams.
....at first, I didn't realize there was more than one paragraph, so I had to read the first one about three times.... then I scolled down and realized there was more because, if that happened for only FIVE times in ALL of MLB history..... ummm... yeah... that would be really, really strange....

....funny how the Elias Sports Bureau could screw that stat up... I mean, aren't they the official, long-time stats keep of the Major Leagues!??
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