Morning Juice: George Sherrill's brim gets its revenge in Seattle

This and every weekday a.m., let's rise and shine together with the most recent and decent major league happenings. Today's AL roll call starts at Bill Gates' house, where an early lead by the Mariners did not compute to a win thanks in part to the non-cornerback Adam Jones. Again proving that sometimes the best trades you make are the ones with the M's ...

Game of the Day: Orioles 8, Mariners 7

Trade fair: Seattle gave up a lot to add ace Erik Bedard from Baltimore. Two of the guys, George Sherrill, and Jones — who apparently can hit with his eyes closed — helped give the O's their 6th win in 7 games against the M's.

Late revenge: Because of the the reliability of J.J. Putz, Sherrill was a mere setup man in Seattle. As a closer in Baltimore, he's been a big reason for the Orioles respectable start. He has 8 saves this season and, get this, 5 have come against his old club. Take that, Mariner Moose!

Little guy power: Ichiro hit a 2-run job to tie the score, 7-all, in the bottom of the 7th. In the next half-inning almost-Cub Brian Roberts hit a homer in the the O's lead.

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Feelin' Rundown (Thursday's other games)

Tigers 8, Rangers 2 — Detroit is producing again. Maybe not '73 Monte Carlos, but at least they're pushing some nice '83 Cutlass Sierras.

Angels 7, Red Sox 5Joe Saunders has kind of a Joe Magrane '87 thing working right now. Boston's clubhouse needs Flu Buddy, or something, because everyone is sick.

Athletics 11, Twins 2 — The Big Hurt walks twice and scores a run in his A's re-debut, and we can begin to wonder about Raj Davis. Can he do an inverse Billy North and carve a nice career in the East Bay? Also, Francisco Liriano might not be done baking yet. Better put him back in.

Indians 9-2, Royals 6-0Cliff Lee the early frontrunner for the "Went Somewhere And Got His Act Together Award."

Rays 5, Blue Jays 3 — Hey, Andy Sonnanstine of the Tampa Bay Rays. You just won your second straight start, and your team is at .500. What are you going to do? "I dunno. We're already at Disney World."

White Sox 7, Yankees 6Carlos Quentin and Joe Crede rap back-to-back hits against Joba to help avert a 3-game sweep. Hank Steinbrenner demotes himself to Scranton.


Photo of the Day: "I know it was you, Papi"

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz patiently waits for paramedics to part his right cheek from the ear of new teammate Justin Masterson, who embraced Ortiz without knowing he had applied SuperGlue to his face as usual ... Rookies.


Big Talker AL

"It's imperative that we expand our boundaries." — Rays president Matt Silverman on the need for his team to invade suburban Orlando.


AL Fantasy Freaks

Magglio Ordonez (Tigers) 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Gary Matthews (Angels) 3-5, 3 RBI

Joe Saunders (Angels) 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, Win

Zach Miner (Tigers) 3 1/3 IP (relief), BB, 3 K, Win

Donnie Murphy (A's) 3-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI

Greg Smith (A's) 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, HR, Win

Cliff Lee (Indians) 9 IP, 3 H, 9 K, Win, 0.28 ERA

Grady Sizemore (Indians) 4-9, HR, 2 RBI, SB

Miguel Olivo (Royals) 3-7, HR, 2 RBI

Carl Crawford (Rays) 3-5, R, RBI, 2 SB

Evan Longoria (Rays) 2-2, R, RBI, SB, Hot photo

Andy Sonnanstine (Rays) 6 1/3 IP 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, Win


AL Fantasy Flakes

Jason Jennings (Rangers) 5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 3 HR, Loss, 7.46 ERA

Jeremy Bonderman (Tigers) 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 7 K, HR

Francisco Liriano (Twins) 2/3 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, Loss

Brett Tomko (Royals) 4 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, Loss

Alex Rios (Blue Jays) 0-2, 2 K, ejection