Zito to be huge challenge for Red Sox
• 1:05 p.m. ET: The Red Sox will become the latest team to learn that Barry Zito of Oakland is throwing a lot better than his statistics might indicate; David Ortiz will get a first-hand look at the slider Zito has been throwing to lefties. Matt Clement throws for Boston in what should be a good game.
• 7:05 p.m. ET: The Pitching Matchup of the Day will be in Florida -- and it's also the Reverse Lock of the Day. Dontrelle Willis has been giving up about one run a game and never loses, and Houston manages about one run a week, so all logic suggests a Florida victory. But Roy Oswalt is pitching for the Astros.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Tuesday
Roy Halladay tossed a complete-game eight-hitter in the Blue Jays' 3-1 win over the Royals. Halladay didn't walk a batter and threw just 97 pitches, 63 for strikes.
The Padres had 12 hits but scored only one run in their 5-1 loss to the Reds. San Diego stranded nine runners on base, including five in the final three innings.
The Mets managed just three hits -- all singles -- in their 7-0 loss to the Cubs. The first six batters in the Mets' lineup went a combined 0-for-22 with two walks.
Buster Olney is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. His book, "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty," is available in paperback and can be ordered through HarperCollins.com.
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