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Royals, Astros Agree to Swap
Monday, June 30th, 2003
The Kansas City Royals addressed a concern today, coming to terms with the Houston Astros on a trade that will send 30-year-old starting pitcher Keith Foulke from the Royals to the Astros in exchange for 22-year-old minor league starting pitcher CC Sabathia and 20-year-old minor league reliever Ramon Troncoso.

This year Foulke has posted a record of 3 wins and 3 losses with a 4.63 ERA. He has appeared in 16 games and struck out 62 in 58.1 innings.
Weekly Team Power Rankings
Monday, June 30th, 2003
Here are the current team power rankings:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Chicago White Sox (122.0, o)
2) Montreal Expos (119.6, o)
3) Minnesota Twins (115.8, +)
4) New York Mets (113.2, -)
5) San Francisco Giants (111.6, +)
6) New York Yankees (111.4, -)
7) Los Angeles Dodgers (108.2, +)
8) Colorado Rockies (106.6, -)
9) Pittsburgh Pirates (102.8, +)
10) Oakland Athletics (102.6, ++)
11) Boston Red Sox (102.0, --)
12) San Diego Padres (95.6, ++)
13) Seattle Mariners (92.6, -)
14) Cleveland Indians (92.2, --)
15) Houston Astros (91.2, o)
16) Texas Rangers (90.8, ++)
17) Milwaukee Brewers (86.8, ++)
18) Baltimore Orioles (86.0, +)
19) Toronto Blue Jays (85.2, -)
20) Atlanta Braves (80.0, --)
21) Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels (78.6, --)
22) Cincinnati Reds (77.4, +)
23) Florida Marlins (73.8, -)
24) Philadelphia Phillies (72.4, -)
25) St. Louis Cardinals (63.8, o)
26) Detroit Tigers (54.0, o)
27) Kansas City Royals (42.0, +)
28) Chicago Cubs (38.8, -)
Theriot Given 4-Game Suspension
Monday, June 30th, 2003
The Florida Marlins were not very happy with the home plate umpire in today's loss to San Francisco at Candlestick Park. One in particular -- Ryan Theriot. Upon being called out on strikes, the Marlins second baseman gave the ump quite an earful. For that, the man in blue gave him the thumb and sent him to an early shower.

But the disgruntled Theriot lingered on the field for another five minutes, berating the umpire. Finally his manager got him off the field and into the clubhouse.

But it got worse after the game, when Theriot told reporters, "He was blind today. They played 'Three Blind Mice' for him. If he doesn't know the words to the song, I'm sure we can get it in Braille, so he can follow along."

For his escapades and after-the-game oration, the league office suspended Theriot for 4 games.

This year Theriot has hit 1 home run and posted a .239 batting average.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
J D Drew - HOU
.356
2 Ichiro Suzuki SDN .344
3 Henry Rodriguez SEA .333
4 Todd Pratt MON .325
5 Chris Richard TOR .323
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Todd Pratt - MON
37
2 Norm Hutchins SEA 31
3 Henry Rodriguez SEA 30
4 Frank Thomas LAA 28
5 Sammy Sosa CLE 27
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Todd Pratt - MON
67
2 Norm Hutchins SEA 66
3 Jay Gibbons CLE 63
4 Mark Bellhorn BOS 62
4 Chris Richard TOR 62
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Roy Oswalt - SFN
12
2 Roy Halladay COL 11
2 Johan Santana NYN 11
2 Brien Taylor SEA 11
5 2 tied with   10
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Johan Santana - NYN
1.29
2 Bruce Chen LAN 1.85
3 Fumiya Nishiguchi SDN 1.91
4 Ramon Tatis MON 1.97
5 D J Carrasco MON 2.14
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Pedro Martinez - NYA
165
2 Bruce Chen LAN 163
2 Johan Santana NYN 163
4 Jesus Sanchez BAL 160
5 Roy Oswalt SFN 154
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AMERICAN STANDINGS
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
New York Yankees 47 29 .618 -
Boston Red Sox 41 35 .539 6.0
Toronto Blue Jays 38 38 .500 9.0
Baltimore Orioles 35 41 .461 12.0
Detroit Tigers 25 51 .329 22.0
Western Division W L PCT GB
Oakland Athletics 40 36 .526 -
Seattle Mariners 39 37 .513 1.0
Texas Rangers 38 38 .500 2.0
Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels 34 42 .447 6.0
Central Division W L PCT GB
Chicago White Sox 51 25 .671 -
Minnesota Twins 48 28 .632 3.0
Cleveland Indians 39 37 .513 12.0
Milwaukee Brewers 37 39 .487 14.0
Kansas City Royals 20 56 .263 31.0
NATIONAL STANDINGS
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
Montreal Expos 50 26 .658 -
New York Mets 49 27 .645 1.0
Atlanta Braves 35 41 .461 15.0
Florida Marlins 32 44 .421 18.0
Philadelphia Phillies 31 45 .408 19.0
Western Division W L PCT GB
San Francisco Giants 45 31 .592 -
Colorado Rockies 44 32 .579 1.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 44 32 .579 1.0
San Diego Padres 39 37 .513 6.0
Central Division W L PCT GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 34 .553 -
Houston Astros 39 37 .513 3.0
Cincinnati Reds 32 44 .421 10.0
St. Louis Cardinals 27 49 .355 15.0
Chicago Cubs 23 53 .303 19.0
TODAY'S GAMES - American
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Detroit (25-51, Road: 8-29) Chicago (51-25, Home: 25-12) 7:05 pm EST LHP N.Bland (2-8, 5.29 ERA) RHP H.Iwakuma (7-1, 3.21 ERA)
Seattle (39-37, Road: 20-17) Oakland (40-36, Home: 23-14) 7:05 pm EST RHP S.Erickson (3-7, 4.56 ERA) RHP J.Hancock (3-6, 4.72 ERA)
Texas (38-38, Road: 16-24) Los Angeles of Anaheim (34-42, Home: 16-21) 7:05 pm EST RHP T.Saito (4-7, 3.99 ERA) RHP R.Ortiz (2-4, 3.60 ERA)
Milwaukee (37-39, Road: 16-21) New York (47-29, Home: 22-15) 7:05 pm EST RHP W.Cunnane (3-1, 3.15 ERA) RHP P.Martinez (9-1, 2.76 ERA)
Minnesota (48-28, Road: 19-18) Toronto (38-38, Home: 17-20) 7:05 pm EST LHP H.Mercado (6-3, 3.55 ERA) RHP K.Millwood (6-6, 4.74 ERA)
Boston (41-35, Road: 20-17) Kansas City (20-56, Home: 11-26) 1:05 pm EST RHP M.Wuertz (2-2, 3.24 ERA) RHP B.Knight (2-12, 6.39 ERA)
Baltimore (35-41, Road: 14-23) Cleveland (39-37, Home: 22-18) 7:05 pm EST RHP C.Young (0-0, 0.00 ERA) LHP G.Rusch (5-4, 4.21 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - National
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
St. Louis (27-49, Road: 10-27) New York (49-27, Home: 26-11) 7:05 pm EST RHP J.Westbrook (1-4, 5.16 ERA) RHP B.Thigpen (9-3, 2.58 ERA)
Los Angeles (44-32, Road: 19-18) San Diego (39-37, Home: 23-14) 7:05 pm EST RHP B.Radke (3-6, 4.37 ERA) RHP A.Harang (9-3, 3.05 ERA)
Colorado (44-32, Road: 24-16) Montreal (50-26, Home: 29-8) 2:05 pm EST LHP R.Wolf (9-4, 3.84 ERA) RHP J.Weaver (5-6, 4.35 ERA)
Philadelphia (31-45, Road: 14-23) Chicago (23-53, Home: 13-24) 7:05 pm EST RHP G.Knotts (6-5, 4.53 ERA) RHP J.Tavarez (2-5, 4.25 ERA)
Atlanta (35-41, Road: 17-20) Cincinnati (32-44, Home: 15-22) 7:05 pm EST RHP D.Wall (5-5, 3.59 ERA) LHP M.Mohler (2-7, 4.89 ERA)
Pittsburgh (42-34, Road: 20-17) Houston (39-37, Home: 25-12) 7:05 pm EST RHP D.Tankersley (7-4, 3.43 ERA) RHP R.Springer (5-7, 7.33 ERA)
Florida (32-44, Road: 15-22) San Francisco (45-31, Home: 23-17) 7:05 pm EST RHP C.Lidle (5-6, 4.26 ERA) RHP R.Stone (7-7, 4.05 ERA)
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