QUOTABLE

"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

PERSONNEL DEPT.

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.

BY THE NUMBERS

.654

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

4/15/31

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

-- Compiled by Jim Hage