I’m catching an early flight to Tampa, so the next post will be from Tropicana Field sometime in the afternoon.
Today’s games of interest in the pennant race
Oakland (Gaudin) at Boston (38pitches.com), 7:05
Minnesota (Garza) at Detroit (Bazardo), 7:05
New Yok (Clemens) at Tampa Bay (Hammel), 7:10
Los Angeles (Escobar) at Texas (McCarthy), 8:05
Cleveland (Laffey) at Seattle (Hernandez), 10:05
Derek Jeter has an 11-game hitting streak (19 of 52).
Mariano Rivera has allowed one run in his last 14.1 innings.
Doug Mientkiewicz is 10 of 21 with 5 runs scored and 7 RBI in the last 8 games.
Alex Rodriguez has gone 54 ABs since his last homer and is 10 of his last 46 (.217).
Melky Cabrera is 6 of his last 51 (.118).