"I tell these guys that these pitchers can hit. That guy had a Griffey swing."
Devil Rays catcher Toby Hall, after Reds LHP Randy Keisler had his first major league homer and a double in his first two at-bats
Devil Rays: Called up OF Reggie Taylor from Class AAA Memphis for the start of an interleague series against the Reds, one of his former teams. DH Josh Phelps was designated for assignment.
Rangers: Purchased the contract of INF Marshall McDougall from Class AAA Oklahoma and designated OF Chad Allen for assignment.
Tigers: SS Carlos Guillen, the major leagues' third-leading hitter, left in the fifth inning of last night's game against the Dodgers after straining his left hamstring.
BY THE NUMBERS
Hits for the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki (1 for 4 last night) in 690 major league games
Different pitchers, including the Devil Rays' Travis Harper last night, off whom Ken Griffey Jr. has hit 510 career home runs
HUSKER IS NO. 2
Alex Gordon became the highest-drafted Nebraska native in history when the Royals took him with the No. 2 pick.
TODAY IN BASEBALL
1935: Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds on a play at first base and leaves the game with arm and shoulder injuries. His consecutive streak is preserved, in part, by a rainout of the next day's game and an open date.
-- Compiled by Jim Hage