Around the Majors: Redsox stay alive; Astros take 3-2 lead

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Redsox 5, Yankees 4 (14) (Yankees lead the series, 3-2)
Astros 3, Cardinals 0 (Astros lead the series, 3-2)

2) Today’s schedule–

Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.03) at Yankees (Jon Lieber, 4.33), 8:15

3) Yesterday’s HR–

Bernie Williams
David Ortiz
Jeff Kent

4) Cardinals P Julian Tavarez broke a finger and bones in his left hand when he punched a phone in the dugout. The Cardinals say he’ll be able to pitch with the injury.

After 5.39 ERA/-24 RSAA and 3.66 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Tavarez had a 2.38 ERA/13 RSAA in 77 games. He has a 4.39 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 7 RSAA in 568 games.

5) Yankees P Paul Quantrill had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a leg injury, and is day to day.

After 2.70 ERA/9 RSAA and 1.75 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Quantrill had a 4.72 ERA/-3 RSAA in 86 games. He has a 3.74 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 111 RSAA in 791 games.

6) The Rockies declined their 2005 option on P Steve Reed.

After 2.01 ERA/13 RSAA and 3.27 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Reed had a 3.68 ERA/11 RSAA in 65 games. He has a 3.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 128 RSAA in 803 games.

Reed has had a positive RSAA in all 13 seasons in his career. His consecutive RSAA streak is tied for 14th on the all time list–

1    Walter Johnson           1907-26   20   
2    Grover C Alexander       1911-29   19   
3    Greg Maddux              1988-04   17   
T4   Cy Young                 1891-05   15   
T4   Jack Quinn               1918-32   15   
T4   Whitey Ford              1953-67   15   
T4   Gaylord Perry            1966-80   15   
T4   Tom Seaver               1967-81   15   
T4   Roger Clemens            1984-98   15   
T4   Randy Johnson            1990-04   15   
T11  Carl Hubbell             1928-41   14   
T11  Warren Spahn             1946-59   14   
T11  Hoyt Wilhelm             1958-71   14   
T14  Eddie Plank              1901-13   13   
T14  Three Finger Brown       1903-15   13   
T14  Urban Shocker            1916-28   13   
T14  Dizzy Trout              1939-51   13   
T14  Bob Gibson               1961-73   13   
T14  Sparky Lyle              1967-79   13   
T14  Kent Tekulve             1975-87   13   
T14  Lee Smith                1980-92   13   
T14  Steve Reed               1992-04   13   
T14  Pedro Martinez           1992-04   13   

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