Angels OF Mike Colangelo, a former player for Hylton High and George Mason University, will be sidelined at least three weeks after tearing a ligament in his left thumb during a collision in his major league debut. Colangelo's hand was placed in a cast yesterday, a day after the left fielder ran into center fielder Reggie Williams in a game against Arizona.

GORDON ON DL: Red Sox closer Tom Gordon, who set a major league record by converting 54 straight regular season save chances before blowing his past two opportunities, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Gordon's strained right elbow also put him on the DL earlier this season, from April 18 to May 10.

GRIFFEY LEADS: While Ken Griffey Jr. remained the overall leader among AL players in voting for next month's All-Star Game in Boston, Derek Jeter maintained his slight lead over Nomar Garciaparra at shortstop.

Griffey leads outfielders with 847,412 votes, followed by Manny Ramirez (437,075) and Kenny Lofton (383,941) of the Indians. Another Cleveland player, David Justice, was fourth (288,860), followed by Bernie Williams of the Yankees (247,316).

NUMBERS UP: Attendance increased 20.5 percent for the first segment of interleague play June 4 through Sunday. Teams averaged 31,788 fans for 125 interleague games, compared with 26,391 for intraleague games this season.