Around the Majors: Redsox advance to the ALCS

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Redsox 8, Angels 6 (10) (REDSOX WIN SERIES, 3-0)
Yankees 8, Twins 4 (Yankees lead series, 2-1)

2) Today’s schedule–

Braves (John Thomson, 3.72) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.30), 1:00 (series tied, 1-1)
Yankees (Javier Vazquez, 4.91) at Twins (Johan Santana, 2.61), 4:25
Cardinals (Matt Morris, 4.72) at Dodgers (Jose Lima, 4.07), 8:00 (Cardinals lead series, 2-0)

3) Yesterday’s HRs–

Troy Glaus
Vladimir Guerrero
David Ortiz
Bernie Williams
Hideki Matsui
Jacque Jones

4) Redsox P Scott Williamson will have elbow surgery on Monday.

After having pain at the end of the season, he wasn’t on the Division Series roster. After 2.92 ERA/13 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Williams had a 1.26 ERA/12 RSAA in 28 games. He has a 2.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 70 RSAA in 269 games.

5) The Brewers res-signed P Gary Glover to a 1 year contract.

Glover has a 4.92 ERA/-12 RSAA in 134 career games, including a 3.50 ERA/2 RSAA in 4 games (3 starts) in 2004.

6) The Orioles removed INFs Jose Leon and Luis Lopez and C Robert Machado from the 40 man roster. They all decided to reject the assignment to the minors and become free agents.

Leon has -16 RCAA/.583 OPS in 88 career games, including a .303 SLG, .203 OBA, .506 OPS, -10 RCAA in 31 games in 2004.

After being out of the majors in 2003, Lopez had a .273 SLG, .211 OBA, .483 OPS, -10 RCAA in 56 games. He has a .637 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -87 RCAA in 704 games.

Machado has -38 RCAA/.626 OPS in 253 career games, including a .233 SLG,. 195 OBA, .428 OPS, -10 RCAA in 37 games in 2004.

7) The Reds claimed P Ben Kozlowski off waivers from the Rangers.

Kozlowski had a 6.30 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

8) The Tigers claimed P Colby Lewis off waivers from the Rangers.

Lewis has a 6.83 ERA/-35 RSAA in 44 career games, including a 4.11 ERA/2 RSAA in 3 starts in 2004.

9) Royals GM Allard Baird denies rumors that the team is discussing a Sammy Sosa for Mike Sweeney trade.

10) Royals OF Dee Brown and P Matt Kinney became free agents when they refused their assignments to the minors.

11) The Reds are sending RF Austin Kearns to the Instructional League, to see if he can move to 3B.

After starting his career with 21 RCAA/.907 OPS and 6 RCAA/.819 OPS seasons, Kearns hit .419 SLG, .321 OBA, .740 OPS, -4 RCAA in 64 games. He has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 23 RCAA in 253 games.


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