Quotable

"I don't blame anybody for booing me. I'd be booing myself. I set the tone for the game."

Boston relief pitcher Alan Embree, who allowed four runs in one-third of an inning as Anaheim rallied from a 5-2 deficit and went on to beat the Red Sox, 13-6

Personnel Dept.

Indians: RHP Jason Davis was recalled from Class AAA Buffalo and started against the White Sox. LHP Brian Tallett was sent to the minors after Friday's game to open a roster spot. . . .

Robby Thompson was hired as the team's interim bench coach. The former Giants second baseman replaces Buddy Bell, who became the Royals' manager on Tuesday.

Royals: LHP Jeremy Affeldt, on the DL since April 16 with a strained left groin, was activated. The team designated RHP Ryan Jensen for assignment.

Twins: C Joe Mauer (groin) and 1B Justin Morneau (elbow) did not start for the second straight game. Mauer pinch-hit in the eighth, but he was unable to play the field.

By the Numbers

339

Days that White Sox slugger Frank Thomas had gone without a hit. Thomas had a first-inning single yesterday, his first hit since June 30, 2004.

Today in Baseball

1982: Cal Ripken's record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings began and lasted for 904 games.

-- Compiled by

Thomas Heleba