"It's a long season and George isn't a very patient man and we understand that. In dealing with George, when you lose and you're supposed to be winning, it's not a happy time. But when you win, he's constantly driving you to improve, so the tone doesn't change much."

Yankees Manager Joe Torre on owner George Steinbrenner after a conference call to discuss the team's struggles


Devil Rays: Called up RHP Lee Gardner from Class AAA Durham and optioned RHP Seth McClung to Durham. The team also designated minor league RHP Jose Diaz for assignment.

Athletics: Purchased from Class AAA Sacramento the contract of RHP Ryan Glynn, who started last night against the Blue Jays. RHP Britt Reames was designated for assignment.

White Sox: Activated from the 15-day DL, Orlando Hernandez, who started last night against the Indians.


1974: The game between the Indians and the Rangers at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium was forfeited to Texas. Umpire Nestor Chylak had problems with the fans throughout the evening -- primarily because it was 10-cent beer night. They got out of control when the Indians tied the score at 5 in the bottom of the ninth.

-- Compiled by Jim Hage