Games of the Day
Yankees at Orioles
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Devil Rays at Indians
New York, Boston and Cleveland are separated by a half-game and fighting for two playoffs spots. How each has fared against tonight's opponent before last night's games: Yankees vs. Orioles (8-6, 5.49 ERA); Red Sox vs. Blue Jays (5-9, 6.82 ERA); Indians vs. Devil Rays (3-4, 5.52 ERA).
"He's just a few months out of college. That's unbelievable. It took me five years to get to where he is now. You obviously don't get here that quick without talent."
Red Sox RHP Matt Clement on Craig Hansen, 21, the 26th overall pick in the June draft who was pitching for St. John's four months ago and is now in the Boston bullpen
A's Sign Haren
Oakland and RHP Dan Haren agreed on a four-year contract that will keep him locked up through his salary arbitration years.
Haren, acquired in the offseason from the Cardinals in a trade for LHP Mark Mulder, will be under contract through the 2009 season with a club option for 2010.
Haren, 25, is 13-12 with a 3.81 ERA, ranking eighth in the AL with 210 innings pitched. After starting the season 1-7, Haren is 12-5 with a 3.40 ERA in his last 23 starts.