Miguel Tejada went 5-for-5 (two singles, two doubles, one triple), Rafael Palmeiro drove in six runs and
Steven Krasner says Johnny Damon's shoulder is a ticking "time bomb" for the Red Sox:
He noticeably winced after reaching up to catch a line drive and bumping against the wall two weeks ago. He gave it the alligator-arm reach for a ball in the left-center gap a week ago at Fenway Park. At the plate, there were some swings and their resulting follow-throughs that hurt him so badly, he had to take the next pitch, even if one of them was a called third strike ... [H]earing him talk about the intense pain he was feeling after the catch in Texas is alarming because Damon has played through a lot of pain over the years and has always downplayed it.Curt Schilling pitched a perfect ninth inning on only seven pitches in Pawtucket's 12-3 victory over Syracuse last night. The Globe has a detailed recap. Schilling: "I went curveball, split, fastball to the first hitter. I went fastball, fastball, split to the second guy, and fastball in" to the third batter. ... Coverage from the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
Matt Clement was added to the AL All-Star team after Roy Halladay broke a bone in his left leg Friday. Francona disclosed that he has chosen Halladay to start the ASG.
Manny Ramirez has hit his 20 grand slams in 176 at-bats with the bases loaded. ... News on the three winners of the World Series ring raffle. ... A Q&A with Fred Lynn. ... Baseball in 1858.
The Yankees lost 8-7 to Cleveland -- Slappy made the final out with the tying run at third -- so Baltimore is 3 games out and New York is 3.5 back.