Box Score Bits: Sanchez shuts down Cards
May, 20, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
• One of the two noteworthy Tampa Bay Rays to enter Wednesday's game in Yankee Stadium with nary a home run took care of that on the game's second pitch. Jason Bartlett is no longer homerless after hitting 14 home runs in 2009. That leaves Ben Zobrist as the lone everyday Ray without a home run, though he did contribute two hits, an RBI and his eighth steal.
• While Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez made news Wednesday for his apology and three-hit performance, right-hander Anibal Sanchez tossed seven shutout innings of four-hit ball in St. Louis, lowering his ERA to 3.28. Sanchez fanned eight. He's available in 98.9 percent of leagues.