Around the Majors: Gagne comes off the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Angels 4, Tigers 2 (1st)
Tigers 3, Angels 2 (2nd)
Indians 3, BlueJays 2
Rangers 5, Twins 0
Royals 9, Devil Rays 5
Orioles 9, Whitesox 6
Yankees 15, A’s 6
Redsox 6, Mariners 3

NL
Cardinals 7, Mets 6
Astros 4, Giants 1
Reds 12, Phillies 4
Pirates 2, Brewers 0
Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 4
Padres 2, Marlins 1
Nationals 4, Cubs 3
Braves 5, Dodgers 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          23   13  .639   -     13-9   10-4   16-06 06-05 01-02 WON  1
Redsox           22   14  .611   1     11-5   11-9   11-10 03-01 08-03 WON  1
BlueJays         19   18  .514   4 1/2  8-9   11-9   12-10 03-05 04-03 LOST 2
Yankees          18   19  .486   5 1/2 12-11   6-8   09-14 00-00 09-05 WON  7
Devil Rays       14   24  .368  10     12-12   2-12  08-16 03-06 03-02 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         27   10  .730   -     13-4   14-6   06-03 18-04 03-03 LOST 1
Twins            20   15  .571   6      9-7   11-8   04-02 12-09 04-04 LOST 3
Tigers           17   18  .486   9      7-9   10-9   02-04 10-11 05-03 LOST 1
Indians          16   19  .457  10      5-8   11-11  02-00 09-13 05-06 WON  3
Royals           10   27  .270  17      4-13   6-14  03-06 05-17 02-04 WON  1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           20   16  .556   -     10-9   10-7   02-01 07-09 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          20   17  .541     1/2  9-12  11-5   06-06 05-03 09-08 WON  2
A's              14   22  .389   6      7-10   7-12  05-12 02-01 07-09 LOST 7
Mariners         14   22  .389   6      5-11   9-11  02-06 06-06 06-10 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           22   14  .611   -     13-5    9-9   13-09 07-02 02-03 WON  1
Marlins          19   14  .576   1 1/2 12-8    7-6   12-09 04-02 03-03 LOST 2
Nationals        19   17  .528   3      8-7   11-10  10-12 01-01 08-04 WON  1
Mets             19   18  .514   3 1/2 12-6    7-12  12-11 07-07 00-00 LOST 1
Phillies         16   22  .421   7      7-9    9-13  09-15 06-06 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        23   13  .639   -     12-9   11-4   03-05 16-04 04-04 WON  1
Brewers          18   17  .514   4 1/2 11-9    7-8   03-03 13-11 02-03 LOST 1
Cubs             16   19  .457   6 1/2  9-8    7-11  04-04 10-11 02-04 LOST 1
Pirates          16   19  .457   6 1/2  4-10  12-9   00-00 09-12 07-07 WON  1
Reds             14   22  .389   9      9-10   5-12  06-03 06-15 02-04 WON  1
Astros           13   23  .361  10     11-7    2-16  02-10 10-11 01-02 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          21   15  .583   -     10-6   11-9   02-03 05-04 14-08 LOST 1
Diamondbacks     22   16  .579   -     14-8    8-8   02-04 03-04 17-08 WON  1
Padres           21   16  .568     1/2 12-4    9-12  02-00 09-05 10-11 WON  3
Giants           18   18  .500   3     10-10   8-8   01-02 07-05 10-11 LOST 1
Rockies          10   24  .294  10      8-9    2-15  04-05 00-00 06-19 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
BlueJays (Roy Halladay, 3.38) at Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.26), 1:05
Angels (John Lackey, 4.58) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 3.25), 1:05
Rangers (Chris Young, 3.12) at Twins (Brad Radke, 3.86), 2:10
Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson, 4.31) at Royals (Zack Greinke, 3.38), 2:10
Orioles (Erik Bedard, 2.31) at Whitesox (Jose Contreras, 3.18), 3:05
Yankees (Randy Johnson, 3.68) at A’s (Dan Haren, 5.21), 4:05
Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 3.18) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.14), 4:05

NL
Cubs (Greg Maddux, 3.80) at Nationals (John Patterson, 2.45), 1:05
Cardinals (Matt Morris, 3.10) at Mets (Aaron Heilman, 4.08), 1:10
Reds (Elizardo Ramirez, 4.50) at Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 9.74), 1:35
Brewers (Gary Glover, 5.51) at Pirates (David Williams, 3.79), 1:35
Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes, 3.74) at Rockies (Jason Jennings, 6.26), 3:05
Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 2.70) at Padres (Brian Lawrence, 5.09), 4:05
Braves (Tim Hudson, 3.40) at Dodgers (Scott Erickson, 7.26), 4:10
Giants (Jeff Fassero, 2.00) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 6.05), 8:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alex Rodriguez–#12
Richie Sexson–#11
Alfonso Soriano–#11
Adam Dunn–#11
Tino Martinez–#10
Manny Ramirez–#9
Bobby Abreu–#9
Andruw Jones–#7 & #8
Chipper Jones–#6
Trot Nixon–#6
Raul Ibanez–#6
Craig Biggio–#6
Ken Griffey Jr.–#5
Todd Helton–#5
Jorge Posada–#5
Jhonny Peralta–#5
Jay Gibbons–#5
Derek Jeter–#4
Craig Monroe–#4
Brandon Inge–#4
A.J. Pierzynski–#4
Abraham Nunez–#4
Raul Mondesi–#4
B.J. Surhoff–#3
Mark Grudzielanek–#3
Julio Lugo–#1
Jason LaRue–#1
Lance Berkman–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–12*
T2) Alfonso Soriano–11*
T2) Richie Sexson–11*
T4) Tino Martinez–10*
T4) Miguel Tejada–10
T4) Brian Roberts–10
T7) Manny Ramirez–9*
T7) Paul Konerko–9
T7) David Ortiz–9
T7) Mike Sweeney–9

NL
T1) Troy Glaus–11
T1) Adam Dunn–11*
T3) Derrek Lee–10
T3) Cliff Floyd–10
T3) Milton Bradley–10
T6) Albert Pujols–9
T6) Bobby Abreu–8
T6) Reggie Sanders–9
T6) Ryan Klesko–9
T10) Jose Guillen–8
T10) Jeff Kent–8
T10) Corey Patterson–8
T10) Andruw Jones–8**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Manny Ramirez passed Dale Murphy and tied Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga for 39th place on the all time HR list, with 399.

7) Tino Martinez passed Hank Greenberg and tied Bobby Bonds for 80th place on the all time HR list, with 332.

8) Braves CF Andruw Jones hit 2 HR.

After 13 RCAA/.851 OPS and 0 RCAA/.833 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .550 SLG, .354 OBA, .904 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 87 RCAA in 1326 games.


1) The Dodgers activated P Eric Gagne from the DL and sent P Steve Schmoll to the minors. Gagne is also appealing his 2 game suspension for yelling at an umpire when being on the DL.

After 1.20 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.19 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Gagne gave up HR to the 1st 2 hitters he faced in his 2005 debut yesterday. He has a 3.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 42 RSAA in 283 games.

2) The Phillies traded CF Marlon Byrd to the Nationals for minor league OF Endy Chavez.

After 13 RCAA/.784 OPS and -25 RCAA/.608 OPS seasons, Byrd is off to a .308 SLG, .400 OBA, .708 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 5 games. He has a .709 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -14 RCAA in 256 games.

After -37 RCAA/.648 OPS and -9 RCAA/.688 OPS seasons, Chavez is 2 for 9, with a 2B and 3 BB, in 7 games in 2005. He has a .669 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -60 RCAA in 345 games.

3) The Mariners sent P Joel Pineiro to the minors and will call up P George Sherrill.

After 3.78 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Pineiro is off to a 6.52 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 3.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 32 RSAA in 121 games.

Sherrill had a 3.80 ERA/1 RSAA in 21 games with the 2004 Mariners.

4) Cubs P Carlos Zambrano had to leave yesterday’s game, in the 4th, due to tightness in his forearm.

After 3.11 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.75 ERA/42 RSAA seasons, Zambrano is off to a 4.09 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 66 RSAA in 109 games.

5) The Devil Rays placed P Rob Bell on the 15 day DL and called up P Seth McClung.

Bell has “personal and psychological issues.” After 5.52 ERA/-11 RSAA and 4.46 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Bell has a 8.28 ERA/-11 RSAA in his first 8 games (3 starts). He has a 5.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -72 RSAA in 121 games.

McClung has a 6.80 ERA/-13 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 12.19 ERA/-9 RSAA in 9 games in 2005.

6) Braves P Mike Hampton had to leave yesterday’s game, in the 3rd, due to tightness in his forearm.

After 3.84 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Hampton is off to a 1.96 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 93 RSAA in 371 games.

7) The Royals placed P Denny Bautista on the 15 day DL and called up OF Matt Diaz.

Bautista has tendinitis in his side. Bautista has a 7.03 ERA/-20 RSAA in 14 career games, including a 5.80 ERA/-7 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

Diaz has -3 RCAA/.561 OPS in 20 career games, including 4 for 20, with a 2B and -2 RCAA, in 6 games in 2005.

8) The A’s called up OF Matt Watson and designated utilityman Jermaine Clark for assignment.

Watson has -4 RCAA/.401 OPS in 16 career games.

Clark has -11 RCAA/.437 OPS in 45 career games, including a BB in his only PA in 2005 (3 games).

9) Nationals P Livan Hernandez had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a right knee injury. Hernandez’s line–6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.20 ERA/50 RSAA and 3.60 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Hernandez is off to a 3.90 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 16 RSAA in 258 games.

10) Twins CF Torii Hunter was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore right hand and wrist. Hunter collided with SS Jason Bartlett on Friday, but has able to remain in that game. He may be out of the lineup against today, but it’s not serious.

After -11 RCAA/.762 OPS and -5 RCAA/.805 OPS seasons, Hunter is hitting .402 SLG, .322 OBA, .723 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 33 games. He has a .776 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -45 RCAA in 862 games.

11) Mariners C Wiki Gonzalez had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a left hamstring injury.

Gonzalez has -29 RCAA/.680 OPS in 273 career games, including 1 RCAA/1.000 OPS in 4 games in 2005.

12) Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (3 H (3 2B), 1 BB) and 1B Rafael Palmeiro (1 H (2B), 3 BB) reached base safely 4 times and LF B.J. Surhoff had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -4 RCAA/.704 OPS and -10 RCAA/.720 OPS seasons, Roberts is off to a .676 SLG, .462 OBA, 1.137 OPS, 22 RCAA start in his first 36 games. He has a .729 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 2 RCAA in 420 games.

After 18 RCAA/.867 OPS and 2 RCAA/.796 OPS seasons, Palmeiro is off to a .345 SLG, .305 OBA, .650 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 36 games. He has a .886 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and 558 RCAA in 2757 games.

After 4 RCAA/.785 OPS and 2 RCAA/.785 OPS seasons, Surhoff is off to a .415 SLG, .288 OBA, .703 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 19 games. He has a .749 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and -13 RCAA in 2241 games.

13) Orioles P Daniel Cabrera took a pounding–6 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

Cabrera has a 4.98 ERA/-5 RSAA in 35 career games, including a 4.93 ERA/-2 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

14) Whitesox P Freddy Garcia took a pounding–6 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.81 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Garcia is off to a 4.02 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 74 RSAA in 194 games.

15) Tigers P Jeremy Bonderman’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO.

After starting his career with 5.56 ERA/-23 RSAA and 4.89 ERA/-9 RSAA seasons, Bonderman is off to a 3.42 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -27 RSAA in 74 games.

16) Angels P Jarrod Washburn’s line–7 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.43 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Washburn is off to a 4.04 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 53 RSAA in 172 games.

17) Tigers P Mike Maroth’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 5.73 ERA/-31 RSAA and 4.31 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Maroth is off to a 3.70 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.76 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -30 RSAA in 95 games.

18) Royals DH Matt Stairs reached safely all 4 times up–1 H, 3 BB.

After 24 RCAA/.950 OPS and 4 RCAA/.796 OPS seasons, Stairs is hitting .500 SLG, .400 OBA, .900 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 29 games. He has a .854 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 126 RCAA in 1201 games.

19) Rangers P Kenny Rogers (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO) pitched a shutout against the Twins.

After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 1.49 ERA/20 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 118 RSAA in 665 games. It was Rogers’s 9th career SHO.

20) Mariners P Ryan Franklin’s line–5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 4.20 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 7 starts (9 games). He has a 4.11 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 11 RSAA in 158 games.


1) Astros P Roger Clemens’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 10 SO. It was Clemens’s 109th career game with 10+ SO.

After 3.91 ERA/10 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/32 RSAA seasons, Clemens is off to a 1.11 ERA/20 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 665 RSAA in 648 games. Clemens is now just 3 RSAA behind Lefty Grove’s modern major league record.

2) Yankees CF Hideki Matsui reached base safely 5 times (4 H (3 2B), 1 BB) and 1B Tino Martinez had 3 hits, including a HR.

After starting his US career with 5 RCAA/.788 OPS and 44 RCAA/.912 OPS seasons, Matsui is hitting .411 SLG, .329 OBA, .741 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 37 games. He has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 50 RCAA in 362 games.

After 3 RCAA/.776 OPS and 13 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Martinez is hitting .598 SLG, .356 OBA, .954 OPS, 9 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .819 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 123 RCAA in 1925 games.

3) A’s P Joe Blanton took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 7 H, 9 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 SO.

Blanton has a 5.17 ERA/-4 RSAA in 10 career games, including a 5.08 ERA/-3 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

4) Diamondbacks C Chris Snyder reached base safely 4 times–2 H, 2 BB.

Snyder has -3 RCAA/.746 OPS in 55 career games, including a .341 SLG, .358 OBA, .699 OPS, -3 RCAA in 26 games in 2005.

5) Rockies 1B Todd Helton reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H (1 HR), 1 BB.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is hitting .565 SLG, .461 OBA, 1.025 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a 1.047 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 408 RCAA in 1169 games.

6) Rockies P Jamey Wright took a pounding–6 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 SO.

After pitching in 18 games in 2003-04, Wright is off to a 6.31 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 5.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -24 RSAA in 199 games.

7) Cardinals P Mark Mulder took a pounding–5 IP, 10 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.13 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Mulder is off to a 3.44 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.90 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 70 RSAA in 158 games.

8) Reds RF Austin Kearns reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After 6 RCAA/.819 OPS and -4 RCAA/.740 OPS seasons, Kearns is hitting .460 SLG, .336 OBA, .796 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 31 games. He has a .833 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 23 RCAA in 284 games.

9) Phillies P Randy Wolf’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.23 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wolf is off to a 5.14 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.17 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 13 RSAA in 177 games.

10) Pirates P Mark Redman (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO) pitched a shutout against the Brewers.

After 3.59 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Redman is off to a 2.44 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 21 RSAA in 147 games. It was Redman’s 1st career SHO.

11) Marlins P Al Leiter’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.99 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.21 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Leiter is off to a 6.06 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 135 RSAA in 393 games.

12) Padres P Jake Peavy’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.11 ERA/-5 RSAA and 2.27 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Peavy is off to a 2.57 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.43 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 27 RSAA in 84 games.


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