"Baseball's a beautiful game of power and speed, but base running, which is the game's finest art, just isn't that important anymore."
Maury Wills, who became the first player in the modern era to steal 100 bases while with the Dodgers in 1962.
Rangers: Designated RHP Ryan Drese for assignment, and placed reliever Ron Mahay on the 15-day DL with a groin injury. RHP Nick Regilio was called up from Class AAA Oklahoma and OF Gary Matthews Jr. was activated from the DL.
BY THE NUMBERS
The number of home runs Florida's Dontrelle Willis has allowed in his last eight starts
The number of runs Boston CF Johnny Damon needs to score to become the 30th active player with 1,000
Toronto rookie 3B Aaron Hill's batting average with runners in scoring position
The number of consecutive games the Yankees' Hideki Matsui has played, including his career in Japan
TODAY IN BASEBALL
1966: Rich Rollins, Zoilo Versalles, Tony Oliva, Don Mincher and Harmon Killebrew homered in the seventh inning for the Minnesota Twins in a 9-4 victory over the Kansas City Athletics.
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