Kevin Youkilis was named the AL's Player of the Week for the period of May 5-11. He hit .375 (12-for-32), with three doubles, five homers and 10 RBI (.938 slugging percentage). Yook had at least two hits in five of the week's seven games.
Back with Pawtucket, Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer in his second at-bat last night. Lowrie said Terry Francona "told me to come down here and get my work in and have a good attitude about it."
The Herald has a nice piece on Craig Hansen.
Cleveland second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned an unassisted triple play last night against Toronto — then flipped the ball into the crowd sitting behind the Cleveland dugout.
Also, from the Post: "... this club is likely in for a very long summer unless the Yankees can remain afloat until help can be secured through trades. ... The Yankees' fourth loss in six games lowered their record to 19-20 as the quarter pole quickly approaches."
And the Yankees would rather rush Ian Kennedy back to the majors than have Kei Igawa start another game.