The Yankees observed the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by wearing commemorative hats with an American flag on the side.

The Yankees donned the caps for yesterday's game in Baltimore.

Yankees Manager Joe Torre said owner George Steinbrenner and the team feel that it's their responsibility to remember that day.

"It seems that you can say that it's only three years, and yet it seems like yesterday and yet it seems like its been with us our whole life," Torre said. "You certainly need to move on, but taking a moment to say a prayer or think back to that horrible day three years ago, it's something that, unfortunately, our children are going to have to grow up with for their whole life."

* FURCAL RETURNS: Braves SS Rafael Furcal returned to the starting lineup last night in Atlanta after issuing a public apology for his second DUI arrest in four years.

Furcal was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and reckless driving. He spent much of Friday in two separate Atlanta area jails before arriving at Turner Field in time to watch Friday night's game.

Furcal was arrested after he was clocked at 88 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 85. After he failed a field sobriety test, he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.127, above the legal Georgia limit of 0.08.

-- From News Services