BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJORS : Boggs' Plea on Error Bothers Clemens

Associated Press

Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens is still bothered by the way an error on third baseman Wade Boggs was changed to hit Saturday after he talked to the official scorer. The play came during a game Clemens and the Red Sox lost to Detroit, 9-5.

"I want to respect Wade Boggs for just the type of player he is, but it's kind of hard to do that right now," Clemens said.

Clemens, seeking his fourth Cy Young Award, is 18-9 and leads the AL with a 2.31 earned-run average. Kansas City's Kevin Appier is second with a 2.46 ERA.

Had the error on Boggs stood, Clemens' ERA would have been 2.24.

"I need my teammates" to help win the award, Clemens said. "Obviously, it seems like one's not (helping) or one doesn't care."

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