"Just another day in Oakland. . . . Every time we come here, something always happens."
White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen, whose team has lost 20 of its last 24 games when playing the host Athletics
Indians: Placed reliever Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was made retroactive to Thursday. The team also recalled RHP Kazuhito Tadano from Class AAA Buffalo.
Red Sox: One day after recalling LHP Abe Alvarez from Class AAA Pawtucket, Boston sent him back down, along with IF Ramon Vazquez. LHP Lenny DiNardo and RHP Jeremi Gonzalez will be recalled from Pawtucket today.
Mariners: SS Jose Lopez and OF Chris Snelling were recalled from Class AAA Tacoma, and IF Dave Hansen was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed elbow.
Devil Rays: Placed 3B Alex Gonzalez and RHP Doug Waechter on the 15-day DL. The team promoted OF Joey Gathright and LHP Joe Beimel from Class AAA Durham to fill the roster spots.
BY THE NUMBERS
The age of both Seattle's starting pitcher (Jamie Moyer) and catcher (Pat Borders)
Red Sox starters in the All-Star Game, the most for any club since 1976