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Notes from a day in baseball:

Clemens Story Just Keeps Getting Better. We have to admit to becoming a bit giddy when we heard the news: Roger Clemens might make his Yankees debut at Fenway Park. Great quote by Joe Torre: "It's going to be a circus anyway, It doesn't really matter. Wherever it falls, it's going to fall." Circle June 1-3 on your calendars, kids; that's when the Yankees next visit the Red Sox. Speaking of them, Tim Wakefield went seven innings as Boston beat Toronto and Roy Halladay 8-0. It was the ninth straight loss for the Blue Jays. Mike Lowell homered for the third consecutive game for Boston, which has won seven of eight.


Yankee Go Home. Meanwhile, we're sure that Yankees fans are delighted that Alex Rodriguez let a guy get away in a rundown — who scored the go-ahead run — in the Rangers' 14-2 victory. Mark Teixeira had three doubles and a single for the Rangers.

Junior Achievement. Ken Griffey Jr. is amazing — in a non-steroids, when-he's-not-injured kind of way — as he proved again on Thursday. He passed Rafael Palmeiro on the all-time home run list with a two-run shot that led the Reds over the Astros 9-5. It was No. 569 for Mr. Griffey.

And The Crowd Goes Wild! Josh Willingham, now available for all your fantasy Whiffle Ball and big league dreaming needs. Willingham hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to provide all the offense in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Dodgers. Sergio Mitre held the Dodgers scoreless for eight innings and the splendidly named Taylor Tankersley pitched the ninth..

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