Larry Stone's thumbs up, thumbs down
Len Barker, Indians: Sunday is the 30th anniversary of Barker's perfect game against Toronto on May 15, 1981. Danny Ainge was in the Jays' lineup.
Kendrys Morales, Angels: Morales' career has been on hold since his walk-off grand slam against the M's last May 29. He needs more ankle surgery and is out for the year.
Ex-Mariner of the week
Nathan Adcock, Royals: A fifth-round pick by Seattle in 2006, Adcock went to Pittsburgh in the Jack Wilson trade, then was selected by the Royals in the Rule 5 draft. He has a 1.80 ERA in seven relief appearances.
"If anything, I thought Joe should've fouled out after I took the charge." — Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who was blocked by umpire Joe West when Francona came out to argue a balk call by Angel Hernandez.
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