Keith Foulke pitched 1.2 innings for Lowell (A) last night, allowing one unearned run on three hits. He threw 27 pitches, 17 for strikes, and is scheduled to pitch another inning or two today.
Edgar Renteria is hitting .464 (13-for-28) in his last seven games and has hit safely in 19 of 23 games this month. ... Hooray! Mike Remlinger was designated for assignment today. Abe Alvarez was called up from Pawtucket.
Adding insult to injury, the Yankees scored five times in the bottom of the ninth and beat the Royals Saturday afternoon, cutting the East lead to a mere 1.5 games.
Gordon Edes writes:
One final indignity for Mark Bellhorn: When the second baseman inquired about retrieving his stuff from the Fenway clubhouse, he was told he couldn't get it. The Rolling Stones were on the premises, and club officials asked Bellhorn if he could wait until after their concerts. Bellhorn went home to Phoenix. "Mick Jagger had dibs on the clubhouse," said Bellhorn's agent, Mark Rodgers. "Even though Mark hit three home runs in the postseason, he's still not Mick Jagger."