"Evidently, Bubba thinks [Jason Giambi is] faster than he really is."

Yankees Manager Joe Torre on Bubba Crosby, who tried to stretch a single into a double but was out at second, where Giambi had stopped ahead of him


Devil Rays: Called up IF Fernando Cortez from Class AAA Durham. Cortez, 23, replaced OF Chris Singleton, who was released on Sunday.

Indians: Recalled RHP Jason Davis from Class AAA Buffalo between games of a day-night doubleheader against the Tigers; Davis allowed no runs in six innings of the second game.

RHP Kazuhito Tadano was sent back to Buffalo.

Tigers: Called up RHP Justin Verlander from Class AA Erie and designated IF Jason Smith for assignment between games of a day-night doubleheader in Cleveland; Verlander, the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft from Old Dominion, made his major league debut, pitching 51/3 innings and giving up four runs.

Red Sox: Recalled LHP Lenny DiNardo and RHP Jeremi Gonzalez from Class AAA Pawtucket, replacing IF Ramon Vazquez and LHP Abe Alvarez, who were sent down on Sunday.



Cleveland's winning percentage (34-18) since May 9.


Batters hit by pitches, walks and men left on base in New York's 13-8 win over Baltimore.

-- Compiled by Jim Hage