1. IMPROVED BULLPEN
With Joel Zumaya and Fernando Rodney injured, this was supposed to be the weak link. But Tigers relievers tossed 161/3 consecutive scoreless innings before Sunday.
2. GETTING HEALTHIER
Kenny Rogers is back. Zumaya and Rodney are healing. But Placido Polanco has a nagging back injury and has played just one game since the All-Star break.
3. MONROE BENCHED
Because Craig Monroe is batting .220 with a .269 on-base percentage, Marcus Thames has started three of four games in left field.
4. SHEFFIELD SMOKING
Gary Sheffield touched off another controversy, saying the Yankees treat black players differently from white players, but he only gets hotter at the plate. He's batting .462 in July with a 1.388 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
|Chicago WSox||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Pittsburgh||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Miami||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Washington||3||Top 1st Inning|
|Toronto||0||Top 1st Inning|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez||1:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||1:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Peacock|
|Detroit - J. Verlander||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - B. Chen|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs||2:05 PM|
|Texas - S. Baker|
|Arizona - V. Nuno||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|San Diego - T. Ross||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - H. Ryu|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - B. Anderson|
|Oakland - S. Gray||3:10 PM|
|Seattle - C. Young|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||7:05 PM|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman|
|Los Angeles||23||2nd Qtr 7:39|
|San Antonio||5:00 PM|
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