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Friday, June 06, 2003
Contreras' gem helps Yanks avoid being swept by Reds. Hideki Matsui had a good game, too. The Yankees are back in first place. (

Late heroics earn M's 13th straight road victory. Mike Cameron came up in the ninth with two runners on. He tried to bunt them over, but fouled off the first two tries. So he did the next best thing - he hit a game-winning three-run home run. (

Prospectus Triple Play: Angels, Cubs, Tigers. "A fortnight ago, we reported that third baseman Dave Kelton was mashing the ball in Iowa and might get a shot to fill the Cubs' hole at the hot corner. Um, scratch that. Kelton is still mashing the ball, but he is now a left fielder, apparently at his own request, a la Chipper Jones. He had made 11 errors for Iowa in the first six weeks of the season, and the belief that he was hurting the team was weighing heavily on him. He ought to know, but this undoubtedly significantly delays his arrival at Wrigley Field, as Moises Alou is signed through 2004." (Baseball Prospectus)

Bi-Weekly Review: A.L. West. "Jeff 'Who?' DaVanon has ten hits, including six home runs, in the Angels' last three games. He had nine career home runs before that. I don't know what the record is for consecutive two-home-run games, but I do know that it's a shame that this story has gotten lost in the Sammy Sosa corked bat controversy. ESPN should break away from their coverage of sawing Sammy's bats in half to show DaVanon's at bats." (Baseball Primer)

Bi-Weekly Review: A.L. Central. "In an effort to find the single best speedy centerfielder who can’t hit in the entire universe, the Tigers have gone through Gene Kingsale and Andres Torres and have been forced to go outside their own organization to bring in Alex Sanchez, whom they believe has a chance to be the speediest and suckiest of all." (Baseball Primer)

Bi-Weekly Review: A.L. East. "When the #2 offense (Red Sox) visited the #1 offense in the league (Blue Jays) over the weekend, G.M. J.P. Ricciardi likened it to 'Arena baseball.' That Sunday, Toronto and Boston hit 8 doubles…each." (Baseball Primer)

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