• Yankees 9, PIrates 3: A little more than a month after his dramatic announcement, and despite a short delay, Roger Clemens returned to the Yankees with a win yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemens threw for 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs, and struck out 7. It was The Rocket's first win with the team since 2003 and his 349th career victory. The 44 year-old Clemens threw 108 pitches, 69 of them for strikes. While the return of Clemens was the big news of the day (each start of his will cost about $900,000), the bigger news is the team's winning streak. The Yankees have won a season-high five games in a row, and are 2 games under .500, where they haven't been since May 9th.
  • Tigers 8, Mets 7: Runs have seemingly been hard to come by in recent days for the Mets. Yesterday, they scored 7, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Oliver Perez had a rough outing for his 2nd loss in a row, allowing 5 runs over 5 innings. Guillermo Mota didn't help things when he relieved Perez, giving up 3 runs in only 1/3 of an inning. The Mets have lost 5 of 6.

Photo of Roger Clemens in the 1st inning of his return by AP/Kathy Willens