Around the Majors: Yankees can sweep today

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Astros 5, Cardinals 2 (Cardinals lead the series, 2-1)
Yankees 19, Redsox 8 (Yankees lead the series, 3-0)

2) Today’s schedule–

Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.71) at Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.49), 4:15
Yankees (Orlando Hernandez, 3.30) at Redsox (Derek Lowe, 5.42), 8:00

3) Yesterday’s HRs–

Hideki Matsui–2
Larry Walker
Jim Edmonds
Jeff Kent
Carlos Beltran
Lance Berkman
Alex Rodriguez
Gary Sheffield
Trot Nixon
Jason Varitek

4) Yankees 1B John had Olerud to leave yesterday’s game, due to a bruised left instep. X-rays were negative and he’s expected to be able to play today.

After 41 RCAA/.893 OPS and 2 RCAA/.761 OPS seasons, Olerud hit .374 SLG, .359 OBA, .733 OPS, 0 RCAA in 127 games (first 78 with the Mariners). He has a .864 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 395 RCAA in 2147 games.

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