First signs after Reds' risky trade are positive • Closer Bob Wickman not the answer in Atlanta • Shea Hillenbrand out of Blue Jays' hair
How well-healed is the Saints' Drew Brees? • Jets like rookie QB Kellen Clemens • Sleeper of the preseason: Vikings running back Chester Taylor
Photograph by Al Tielemans
ANKLES AWAY When Marcus Thames took out White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi, he not only broke up a double play but also kept the seventh inning going for the Tigers last Thursday. The next batter, first baseman Chris Shelton, doubled to score leftfielder Craig Monroe from first for the decisive run in Detroit's 2--1 victory at Comerica Park.