Tonight's game between the Cardinals and Cubs has been postponed.
Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki pulled off the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history this afternoon against Atlanta. In the 7th inning, Tulowitzki caught Chipper Jones's line drive behind second base, stepped on the bag to double up Kelly Johnson, and tagged Edgar Renteria coming in from first for the third out. The Rockies won 9-7 in 11.
Career home runs against the Yankees:
After his white-hot start, Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-11 in the weekend series against the Red Sox (he's 3 for his last 18). ESPN's Rob Neyer notes that Slappy has had similar hot streaks to his torrid April:Jimmie Foxx 70
Ted Williams 62
Hank Greenberg 53
Carl Yastrzemski 52
Manny Ramirez 50
The Red Sox's four-game lead in the East is the largest lead at the end of April in team history. In three previous seasons -- 1904, 1918, 2004 -- the Sox had a three-game lead. Those were good years: 3 pennants and 2 championships. There was no World Series in 1904 when John McGraw's New York Giants refused to play.August 11 to September 8, 2002: 16 HR, 33 RBI
July 5 to August 5, 2005: 16 HR, 30 RBI
Aprl 2 to 29, 2007: 14 HR, 34 RBI
Squealing on Gary Thorne is one thing. Jose Melendez has an even bigger scoop: the locker room conversation between Schilling and Mirabelli before 2004 ALCS Game 6.