"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
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
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.
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