"I've got to keep it in perspective. It's just baseball, but it did feel good. I was confident that I'd get there, but I still have a little way to go."

The Cleveland Indians' Aaron Boone, who hit a game-winning homer on Wednesday night, his first since his dramatic shot that won the 2003 AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees. He missed last season because of a knee injury and has been mired in a slump.

Personnel Dept.

Athletics: DH Erubiel Durazo, on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left elbow, flew to Los Angeles to be examined by Angels team doctor Lewis Yocum.

Blue Jays: The team signed first-round pick Ricky Romero, 20, the sixth overall selection from Cal State Fullerton who was selected the Big West Conference pitcher of the year after going 13-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 18 starts.

During his three years with the Titans, Romero went 30-9 with a 3.15 ERA, including a 2-0 record in the 2004 College World Series, when he led the Titans to a national championship.

Indians: 1B Ben Broussard left the game against the visiting Rockies to be with his wife, Brenda, who went into labor with the couple's first child.

Twins: 2B Luis Rivas, on the DL since June 1 because of a bad back, will begin a rehabilitation assignment today with Class AAA Rochester. Rivas probably will return when the Twins begin a three-game series in Milwaukee on June 24, but could be back sooner.

By the Numbers


The day in May on which the Detroit Tigers' outfielders last committed an error

-- Compiled by

John Mullen