Yesterday's game will be remembered for Gary Sheffield's wicked foul ball in the first inning, which sent third base coach Larry Bowa to the turf. In the same at-bat, Sheffield hit a three-run homer to left, tying the game. According to the Daily News:
Sheffield apologized, but Bowa waved him off. "I told him forget sorry," Bowa said. "I'll go down on my back every day for a three-run homer."
The Royals had a 3-0 lead, but their starting pitcher, Jeremy Affeldt walked Johnny Damon and then Derek Jeter in the bottom of the first (oy) before Sheff's homer. Oh, those base on balls. The Bombers didn't look back as they handled Kansas City 12-5. Shawn Chacon wasn't especially terrific but after a rocky start he was good enough.