Clemens Hit by Liner in Win No. 299
Roger Clemens got win No. 299. When he will have a chance at his 300th victory is anyone’s guess, though.
Clemens gave up nine hits in six innings against his former team on Wednesday night, surviving a line drive off his right hand to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox at Boston.
Clemens (6-2) is expected to have an X-ray on his hand today.
Manager Joe Torre said he will see how Clemens’ hand recovers over the next few days before committing to pitch him as scheduled on Monday against the Red Sox.
Clemens will pitch again “when we know that there’s no question that he’s capable of going out there under normal conditions,” Torre said.
Clemens took some convincing before coming out of the game, and he remained confident that he will start on Monday in New York.
“If the skip says I’m questionable, then I’m questionable. But only until tomorrow, when I have the X-rays done,” Clemens said.
Minnesota 4, Oakland 3 -- Dustan Mohr drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Twins rallied to win at Oakland.
Kansas City 14, Seattle 5 -- Carlos Beltran hit two three-run homers at Seattle and the Royals tied a team record by hitting six home runs.
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 7 -- Rookie Mark Teixeira homered, tripled and drove in four runs at Arlington, Texas, as the Rangers extended their season-best winning streak to five games.
Chicago 6, Toronto 5 -- Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth inning and the White Sox rallied to win at Chicago,
Lee connected off Cliff Politte (1-3) for his eighth homer, one pitch after he nearly struck out on a check swing.
Cleveland 4, Detroit 0 -- C.C. Sabathia pitched six innings at Cleveland before leaving because of a sprained left ankle, and the Indians sent the Tigers to their ninth shutout loss.
Sabathia is 3-0 in seven starts since April 12. The Indians said he was not taken for X-rays and is day to day.