Game of the Day
Red Sox at Devil Rays
Boston needs to beat the worst team in the division, and one of the worst in baseball, to stay ahead of the Yankees. Curt Schilling should be able to get the job done.
"I'm sure he'll get votes. If he doesn't get votes, then the wrong people are voting."
Ron Gardenhire, about
LHP Johan Santana's chances of winning back-to-back
AL Cy Young Awards
Red Sox: RF Trot Nixon didn't feel well before last night's game and was scratched from the starting lineup.
TODAY IN BASEBALL
1968: Mickey Mantle hit his last home run in the major leagues, a solo shot against Boston's Jim Lonborg. Mantle had 536 homers.
1988: Wade Boggs became the first player in the 20th century to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons as the Red Sox routed Toronto, 13-2. Boggs also joined Lou Gehrig as the only players to get 200 hits and 100 walks in three consecutive years.
1998: Cal Ripken took himself out of the starting lineup and did not play in the Orioles' loss to the Yankees, ending his consecutive-game streak at 2,632.