Today's look at the AL starts in Cleveland ...
Mound presents: A former failed closer and lightly touted a season ago as a starter before winning 19 games, righty Fausto Carmona showed again that the bad man is long gone.
Buyin': Grady Sizemore, who scares Ozzie Guillen to death but usually produces mediocre stats against the White Sox, went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and a pair of runs scored.
Double downer: Jim Thome, who hit a pair of two-run homers on opening day, hit into two double plays.
Feelin' the Rundown (A look at yesterday's games)
Royals 4, Tigers 0 — Very late revenge for 1984 ALCS.
Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2 — A.J Burnett wins, keeps arm connected to body.
Mariners 4, Rangers 1 — M's 1-0, post-Putz.
Angels 1, Twins 0 — No filling; Twinkies have 5 runs in 3 games.
Red Sox 5, Athletics 0 — BoSox and A's finally starting to turn un-Japanese.
Orioles 9, Rays 8 — Huff is to O's as Michael Jordan was to Wizards.
Aubry Huff (Orioles): 2-for-4, 2 runs, HR, 4 RBIs
“I get criticized for the way I pitch, but I believe in it, and it’s working." — Bannister, who does not rely on strikeouts.
- Ozzie Guillen