"I don't have to worry about my leg when I'm hitting homers."

The Rangers' Alfonso Soriano, who is nursing a sore hamstring, but still has 18 homers


Tigers: Put SS Carlos Guillen on the 15-day DL because of a pulled left hamstring. Optioned OF Marcus Thames to Class AAA Toledo. Purchased the contracts of IF Jason Smith and OF Alexis Gomez from Toledo. Also moved RHP Gary Knotts from the 15-day DL list to the 60-day DL.

Mariners: 3B Adrian Beltre was not in the lineup last night after straining his left hamstring over the weekend, but the team doesn't expect to put him on the DL.

Athletics: Recalled IF Keith Ginter from AAA Sacramento and started him at 3B in place of Eric Chavez, who is nursing a sore shoulder. Optioned OF Matt Watson to Sacramento. Also, injured No. 2 starter Rich Harden, recovering from a strained stomach muscle, pitched three innings in a simulated game and reported no problems. Signed eight draft picks: RHP James Shull, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Trey Shields, 1B Steve Kleen, 3B Jeff Baisley, CF Michael Massaro, 2B Isaac Omura and C Anthony Recker.



Consecutive games without an error by Tampa Bay's Travis Lee, 10 shy of the AL record for first basemen


1938: Four days after no-hitting the Boston Braves, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second straight no-hitter, defeating the Dodgers 6-0 in the first night game played in Brooklyn.

-- Compiled by

Sushant Sagar