Rays should forget tomorrow, win today
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|Willie Harris, WAS||2||COL||Bot 2: 0-0, 1 Out. 2 on.||Cook|
|B.J. Upton, TB||4||BOS||Top 3: 0-1, 2 Outs. 2 on.||Lackey|
|Jose Bautista, TOR||2||KC||Bot 5: 0-0, 2 Outs. 2 on.||Bannister|
|Travis Snider, TOR||2||KC||Bot 4: 3-2, 0 Outs. None on.||Bannister|
|Jeremy Hermida, BOS||2||TB||Bot 7: 2-0, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Niemann|
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MONDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTBrandon Morrow, RHP, Blue Jays
Morrow and the Mariners' Doug Fister flirted with no-hitters. Morrow took his into the sixth before losing his bid. He did finish with seven innings of three-hit ball in an 8-1 win over the Royals. Fister took his to the seventh before it disappeared. He also allowed three hits over seven innings, his effort good for an 8-2 win over the Orioles.
WORSTBrad Bergesen, RHP, Orioles
While Fister was messing with a no-no, Bergesen was trying to figure out how to get out of the third inning. He never did. Bergesen gave up seven runs and five hits in the third as the Orioles fell into a 7-0 hole in a game they'd go on to lose 8-2. Bergesen's early ERA now stands at 11.32.
TUESDAY'S TOP MATCHUPS
Cubs at Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET
Carlos Zambrano's ERA has dropped after each of his past two starts; the only problem with that is it has gone from 54.00 to 11.88 to 9.45. Zambrano has allowed 20 hits in 13 1/3 innings and has given up at least one homer in all three of his outings.
Rays at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
The Rays are 7-0 away from home so far this season, and they send the unbeaten David Price (2-0, 2.45 ERA) to the mound against the White Sox's John Danks (1-0, 1.38 ERA). Price has 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings in wins against the Yankees and Orioles.
Yankees at A's, 10:05 p.m. ET
Javier Vazquez's return tour with the Yankees hasn't started off so well. In two starts, both losses, he has yet to get past the sixth inning. He has been on the mound long enough to give up 14 hits and 12 runs in 11 innings of work.
The season is only two weeks old, but some surprising names found themselves atop some statistical categories when play began Monday.Who has the most hits in baseball? Odds are before the season, you wouldn't have said Scott Podsednik, Placido Polanco or Franklin Gutierrez would lead baseball in hits with 21 on this date. Podsednik leads baseball with a .457 batting average. Even more bizarre, Ivan Rodriguez leads the NL with a .444 batting average. I'm sure everyone thought Jorge Cantu would be the player with the most RBIs with 16. Right?