Ryan Ludwick of the Indians is 15-for-39 (.385) with four homers
in his past 11 games.
Albert Pujols of the Cardinals is 0-for-12 since he entered Friday with a 30-game hitting streak.
Line of the day
Josh Towers, Blue Jays P
IP H R BB SO
1 6 7 2 0
The Devil Rays play 26 of their last 33 against AL play off contenders Seattle, Oak land, Boston and New York.
He said it
"It is kind of funny. It's a 15-run lead, but that's the way the rules are and I'm not complaining." Mike Neu, A's pitcher, who earned his first major league save by going three innings in a 17-2 game