Paul Byrd gets his 1st win in a Red Sox uniform, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 4. Red Sox right fielder might have a herniated disc.
Tampa Bay stays 4 1/2 games up on the Red Sox by beating AL Central contender Chicago White Sox 9 - 4.
The Minnesota Twins moved 1/2 game ahead of the Pale Hose in the AL Central by beating AL West leaders California Angels, 9 - 0.
The New York Mets and Johan Santana shut out another team, the Houston Astros, 3 - 0 Friday night. Santana pitched 7 very strong innings on the way to the win.
Greg Maddux return to the LA Dodgers was not that spectacular Friday, as the Philadelphia Phillies pounded the Dodgers 8 - 1. The loss puts the Dodgers 2 games back of the D-Backs.
Willie Harris and the Washington Nationals took what looks like a season worth of frustrations out on the Cubs Friday in day baseball. Willie Harris hit a grand Slam and a 2 run HR to cap his biggest day at the plate, helping the Nats to a 13 - 5 blasting of the Cubbies.
The Milwaukee Brewers gained a game on the Cubs by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 10 - 4. The Brew Crew are no 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the Nl Central.
The Arizona Diamondbacks blew a late game lead, losing to the Florida Marlins 5 - 4.
Houston Texans WR Harry Williams was down on the carpet for a long time after a head to head hit on one of his teammates during the Texans game with the Dallas Cowboys. While Williams regained sensations, spinal surgery is needed.
Tom Brady didn't play again and the offewnsive line was offensive as the Philadelphia Eagles pounded the Patriots 27 - 17.
The San Fransisco 49ers admit failure and name JT O'Sullivan starting QB for the season opener.
San Diego Chargers superstar LB Shawne Merriman tells the North County (CA) Times that he has ligament damage.
The Boston Celtics sign oft injured Darius Miles.
The Denver Nuggets re-sign JR Smith to a 3 yr deal.
Michael Finley officially returns to the San Antonio Spurs.
New Orleans Hornets sign Devin brown.