"We certainly would not take a cavalier approach to moving him. . . . This team right now is lacking success, it's lacking character -- it's lacking a lot of things that Eddie Guardado's got."

Mariners GM Bill Bavasi playing coy about trading his closer, who has been the subject of trade speculation as the July 31 deadline approaches


Indians: RHP Rafael Betancourt was suspended for 10 days after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Betancourt, on the DL with a shoulder injury, disputed the claim and said he will file a grievance.

Blue Jays: RHP Roy Halladay left last night's game against the Rangers in the third inning when he was struck in the left shin by a line drive hit by Kevin Mench.

Tigers: C Ivan Rodriguez (jammed left pinkie finger) was out of the lineup for the second straight game, but did take batting practice.

Red Sox: CF Johnny Damon returned against Baltimore after missing Thursday's game with a sore shoulder. Damon opened the game with a single to extend his career-high hitting streak to 23 games.


1946: At Boston's Fenway Park, hometown favorite Ted Williams hit two homers, two singles and had five RBI in the most one-sided game in all-star history; the AL won, 12-0.

-- Compiled by Jim Hage