"We were able to outslug them."

The Rangers' Kevin Mench, who hit three homers in an 18-5 rout of the Angels. Texas hit eight homers.

Personnel Dept.

Tigers: DH Dmitri Young and C Ivan Rodriguez got routine days off with an afternoon game after a 13-inning night game, while SS Carlos Guillen was the designated hitter to rest his sore legs.

White Sox: Placed LHP Damaso Marte on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed muscle on the left side of his upper back and recalled LHP Kevin Walker from Class AAA Charlotte.

Yankees: Relievers Mike Stanton and Paul Quantrill became the first victims of the team's roster shakeup. They were designated for assignment, giving the team 10 days to trade them or place them on waivers. The team recalled OF Bubba Crosby from Class AAA Columbus and purchased the contract of LHP Wayne Franklin from the Clippers.

The Yankees are responsible for Quantrill's $3 million salary this year and a $400,000 buyout of a $3.6 million 2006 option. They also are responsible for Stanton's $4 million salary, although they did receive $975,000 from the New York Mets as part of the December trade that sent Felix Heredia from the Bronx to Queens.

BY THE NUMBERS

31

The number of games the Angels' Vladimir Guerrero has hit safely against the Rangers, the longest streak against one team since Paul Molitor hit in 32 consecutive games against the White Sox from 1993 to '96.

-- From News Services