"It was just one of those days: a waste of our time. They came out swinging. They were going to whack it around no matter what we threw at them."

Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, on a 12-4 loss to the Athletics

Personnel Dept.

Athletics: Activated RHP Kiko Calero from the 15-day disabled list and optioned RHP Seth Etherton to Class AAA Sacramento. . . .

OF Mark Kotsay (back injury) missed his second straight game.

Red Sox: OF Johnny Damon was a late scratch from the lineup because of a sore right shoulder he injured while making a diving catch on Saturday night. Damon left the ballpark for tests, but the results were not available, he said after the game.

Royals: New manager Buddy Bell said he will keep RHP Jose Lima in his rotation, even though he has a 0-5 record with an 8.39 ERA in 12 starts and leads the AL with 17 home runs allowed.

Tigers: Activated closer Troy Percival from the 15-day DL.

Twins: Sent IF Terry Tiffee back to AAA Rochester and called up IF Glenn Williams from Rochester. Transferred RHP Grant Balfour -- out for the season following elbow surgery -- from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. . . .

An MRI exam on 1B Justin Morneau's sore left elbow revealed a small bone spur. He entered in the ninth to play defense.

Big Hit

White Sox DH Frank Thomas, who came off the disabled list on May 30 after offseason surgery on his left ankle, homered for the first time since June 22, 2004, against Cleveland. It was his 437th career home run.

By the Numbers


Number of walks Twins RHP Carlos Silva has given up in 74 innings this year.

-- Compiled by

Mick Heller