?In the first 162 games of his career, Mets third baseman David Wright hit .292 with 28 homers, 89 RBIs and 96 runs scored. He's only 22.
? Washington coverup exposed! Last week the power alleys at RFK Stadium were measured at 395 feet, or 15 more than posted on the outfield wall. No wonder only 52 homers have been hit there in 50 games this year.
?No righthanded-hitting Yankee has led the league in slugging since Joe DiMaggio in 1950. Alex Rodriguez (.589) was second to the Orioles' Miguel Tejada (.592) at week's end.
?Just one more reason to be amazed by Astros ace Roger Clemens: He's allowed only 10 hits in 100 at bats with runners in scoring position this season.
?Still trying to fix their bullpen the Red Sox called the Blue Jays about righthander Justin Speier, but Boston isn't interested in dealing top minor league prospects--infielders Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia and pitchers Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester and Jon Papelbon--making any such trade unlikely.