QUOTABLE

"It's like driving in New York. If you attack and drive like a maniac, you'll be okay. Take it from a first-year driver from New York."

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, who has committed an uncharacteristic eight errors, said he's decided to play deeper and be more aggressive on defense

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Angels: Signed RHP Jered Weaver, the 12th selection in last June's draft. Weaver, a 22-year-old former Long Beach State star and younger brother of Dodgers RHP Jeff Weaver, agreed to a minor league contract with a club-record signing bonus of $4 million.

Royals: Purchased the contract of OF Shane Costa and designated OF Eli Marrero for assignment.

Tigers: 1B Carlos Pena was optioned to Class AAA Toledo. Pena was hitting .181 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 41 games. His slugging percentage was .283, third worst in baseball. 1B Chris Shelton was called up from Toledo.

TODAY IN BASEBALL

1925: Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees, 5-3.

1975: Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth no-hitter, striking out nine. Ryan tied Sandy Koufax's record by beating the Orioles, 1-0.

-- Compiled by

Sushant Sagar