POW! That's third
baseman Morgan Ensberg (.403, nine homers). BAM! That's first baseman Lance
Berkman (.353, 20 RBIs). And the batmen aren't doing it alone for first-place
Houston. Roy Oswalt is 4-0, and closer Brad Lidge (above) has a league-high
seven saves. Maybe Mr. Clemens will come out to play.
Indians' Victor Martinez is hitting .387 and solidifying himself as baseball's
best offensive catcher (move over, Tek), the Mets' Pedro Martinez won his 200th
and 201st game. Observed Victor (left), "When you put a good swing on the
ball, anything can happen."
rocker--he's in a cover band--is making noise as a hitter (two homers) and
hurler (3-0) for the contending Reds. Manager Jerry Narron called him "a
pitcher, with a capital P."
weeks before they will be heckled on the world stage, soccer arbiters got a
100% pay raise: They'll make $41,000 each for the monthlong tournament.