Waltrip returns to his Ky. roots
You can take the racecar driver out of Kentucky, but put on one of the best-promoted Busch Series events, and eventually he'll come back.
Preparing for next step LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson likes his chances for his first career Nextel Cup championship.
Thome hits 400th career home run PHILADELPHIA - Jim Thome became the 37th player to hit 400 homers, connecting for a two-run shot in the first inning Monday night for the Phillies against Cincinnati.
Clark recalled, placed in Reds lineup at second PHILADEPHIA - The Reds finally got some middle infield help Monday when Jermaine Clark was promoted from Triple-A Louisville.
Junior second in outfield All-Star voting NEW YORK - Ken Griffey Jr. passed injured Sammy Sosa and into the second spot among National League outfielders in All-Star balloting released Monday.
Monday's other games HOUSTON - Mark Prior pitched five shutout innings in his third start since coming off the DL and Todd Walker homered twice, ending Roger Clemens' unbeaten start with a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.