The Boston Red Sox used 4 1st inning runs along with a critical hit late to beat the Cleveland Indians 5 - 4. Tampa Bay also won, beating the Baltimore Orioles 11 - 6, so the Rays are still up on the Sox by 3 games for the AL East Division Title.
The Minnesota Twins took the 2nd game in the battle for the AL Central title, beating the White Sox 3 - 2. The Twins are now just 1/2 game back..
The New York Mets blew an opportunity to gain ground on the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost to the Atlanta Braves 10 - 4, by blowing a 4 run lead to the Chicago Cubs and finally losing in the 10th inning 9 - 6. The Mets remain 1 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the NL East and tied for the Wild Card with Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers gained that tie with the Mets by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4 - 2.
The LA Dodgers opened up a 4 game lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks by slamming the San Diego Padres 12 - 4. The D-Backs lost to the St Louis Cardinals 4 - 2.
Troy Brown will make his retirement official today.
The ax finally fell in Detroit. Matt Millen (Patrick Sullivan applauds somewhere) finally wore out his welcome in Detroit.
The New York Giants suspended Plexiglas Burress for 2 weeks and 1 game. Burress will appeal.
Jason Taylor discusses potentially career ending injury.
Former Nebraska Cornhusker RB Thunder Collins charged with murder.
Beanie Wells and Terrell Pryor to start for the Buckeyes
The Boston Celtics brought their trophy, courtesy TD Banknorth Maine, to Maine yesterday. Don't forget, the Sports Vortex had Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White yesterday. You can download the interview on the right Talkshoe widget.