First baseman Will Clark returned to Baltimore this morning with a swollen left knee and was to have the knee examined today. Clark was scratched from the starting lineup before Friday night's 2-1 loss complaining of sore legs. Jeff Conine took his place in that game and in tonight's game.
Miller said in a best-case scenario that Clark could re-join the team Sunday. If Clark is forced to go on the disabled list, the club likely would recall either Calvin Pickering or Ryan Minor from Class AAA Rochester.
Better With Age
Harold Baines's homer, an opposite-field poke in the left field corner, gave him 1,538 career RBI, passing Joe DiMaggio for 32nd place all-time. It also gave him 58 RBI for the season. Baines, 40, is on pace for the finest season of his 20-year career and one of the best seasons in history for a player who is at least 40 years old. Baines has averaged an RBI every 3.5 at-bats, a ratio that would lead the American League if he had enough at-bats to qualify.
The New York Yankees placed left fielder Shane Spencer on the 15-day disabled list before today's game with an irregular heartbeat. Spencer was removed from Friday night's game complaining of dizziness. The Yankees activated infielder Jeff Manto, an ex-Oriole.