|Boston Red Sox||25||11||–||8-2||W2||—|
|New York Yankees||17||19||8.0||5-5||L1||119|
|Toronto Blue Jays||15||22||10.5||2-8||L1||116|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||15||22||10.5||2-8||L1||116|
Red Sox 6, Orioles 5. Sometimes a team just has one of those seasons. It might be a little early but the Sox are definitely having one of those seasons so far. Trailing 5-0 in the 9th inning, the Evil Empire Jr. rallied for 6 runs to take the rubber match of the series against the Orioles and all of the sudden the Sox have opened up a 8 game lead. The one bit of bad news was Josh Beckett being forced to leave the game early with skin inflammation of a finger. Any hopes of Beckett going 35-0 went right out the window.
Mariners 2, Yankees 1. The Yankees have now played 13 series this season and have only won 3 after losing 2 of 3 to the M’s this weekend. Derek Jeter is having another great year and Jorge Posada is hitting well, but outside of them, nobody is hitting, including Alex Rodriguez who has 1 home run in May. But hey, Maybe Roger Clemens can play DH on his off days. Well, on the off days that he doesn’t want to go golfing.
NOTE FROM AROUND THE AL EAST…
- Joe Torre has more important matters on his mind as his brother remains in critical care following a kidney transplant.
- Scott Proctor dropped his appeal of his 4-game suspension and will be able to return on Thursday.
- As if the Roger Clemens story wasn’t enough of a circus, it looks like if things go as scheduled, his first start for the Yankees will be in Fenway Park.
- Josh Beckett has a history of blisters on his fingers, but he is hopeful that this time he won’t be forced to miss a start.
- Miguel Tejada has now played in 1,118 consecutive games, giving him the 5th longest streak in history.
- Derek Jeter committed his 7th error on Sunday, but it was his first since the 11th game of the season.