"Hey, listen, we've seen this movie before. Don't think this is the first time we've been to the theater and sat down and watched this. You keep hoping these kids harness their control and give themselves a chance."

Tampa Bay Manager Lou Piniella, whose pitching staff leads the major leagues with 445 walks

Personnel Dept.

Athletics: CF Mark Kotsay left in the third inning after his back locked up on him while running the bases.

Blue Jays: Ace RHP Roy Halladay threw on the side yesterday and is expected to return in a week to 10 days. Also, LHP Ted Lilly, on the 15-day DL with biceps tendinitis, likely will throw off a mound today.

Red Sox: Closer Keith Foulke will take the next step in his recovery from knee surgery by throwing off a mound three times this week. Meantime, RHP Curt Schilling continues to fill Foulke's role.

Yankees: CF Bernie Williams didn't play because of a sore right shoulder. He is day-to-day.

By the Numbers


Home runs given up by Tampa Bay pitchers, the most in the majors

Today in Baseball

1982: In a win over Seattle, California's Doug DeCinces hit three home runs in a game for the second time in less than a week.

-- Compiled by

Christian Swezey