• Clemens’ accuser wraps up, gets to name names: Brian McNamee finally got to name names in front of the jury. Andy Pettitte. Chuck Knoblauch. Mike Stanton. Roger Clemens’ accuser also apologized for the medical condition that caused him to take frequent breaks. The government’s case got a needed boost as it hit the homestretch Monday in the sixth week of the perjury trial that will determine whether Clemens lied to Congress in 2008 when the 11-time All-Star pitcher denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Before Monday, McNamee had not been allowed to say that he provided former Clemens teammates Pettitte and Knoblauch with human growth hormone, or that he helped ex-Clemens teammate Mike Stanton obtain HGH from drug dealer Kirk Radomski. The judge had ruled that such information could prejudice the jury against Clemens.
* Agent: Gwynn joins Tull in Padres bid: Tony Gwynn’s agent says the Hall of Famer is joining movie producer Thomas Tull in an attempt to buy the San Diego Padres. Agent John Boggs says Gwynn’s role with Tull’s group hasn’t been defined. Tull, the chairman of Legendary Entertainment, is among several people interested in buying the Padres. Majority owner John Moores announced last month that he was selling the team after minority owner Jeff Moorad abandoned his attempt to gain controlling interest.
• Interleague play ramps up MLB weekend attendance: Big crowds at Washington’s Nationals Park, Houston’s Minute Maid Park and New York’s Yankee Stadium helped Major League Baseball set its top weekend attendance total since 2009. Interleague play began this season on Friday and boosted crowds. Overall, MLB drew 1,652,935 fans for 45 games over the weekend. That was the most since a weekend in late July 2009 drew 1,684,095 for 46 games. MLB said Monday that overall attendance is up 6.7 percent this year over the same point last season.