"Rod [Carew] was very good to me early in my career when he was a hitting coach with the Angels and I was a young lad. So I really have a lot of respect and appreciation for Mr. Carew."
— Yankee Alex Rodriguez after tying the former Twin for 23rd on the all-time career hits list Sunday with his 3,053 hit, a single in the eighth in New York's 6-4 win over Tampa Bay.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Times this season Toronto has scored at least 10 runs, a club record.
ERA for Royals starter Johnny Cueto in his current four-game losing streak.
Homers at Fenway Park for Red Sox David Ortiz.
He won for the fifth time in six starts as Seattle edged Oakland 3-2 Sunday. Iwakuma (7-3) allowed one run on five hits in his 6⅓ innings. "I have been working on keeping the ball down and I was able to do that," he said.