Javier Vazquez, Expos right-hander, extended his shutout streak to
26 innings with eight against the Phillies.
The Mariners are also trailing in the AL wild-card race after losing eight of nine and the West Division lead.
Line of the day
Jody Gerut, Indians LF
AB R H RBI HR
4 2 2 5 2
Jose Contreras faces the Red Sox in Boston in his second Yankees start since a long in jury rehabilitation.
He said it
"He'll probably be effective, because those guys haven't seen a 68-mph fastball since Little League." Paul Azinger, pro golfer, on Phil Mickelson's chances of pitching minor league baseball