"In the fifth inning I set it up for them again with those back-to-back walks. I wasn't very good in certain situations and I basically lost the game. . . . You definitely can't get the job done walking five guys."

Indians starter Jake Westbrook, who gave up five walks in six innings in yesterday's 9-4 loss to the Yankees


Angels: Optioned rookie LHP Jake Woods to Class AAA Salt Lake. . . .

Manager Mike Scioscia said there's a good chance OF Steve Finley (strained right shoulder) and SS Orlando Cabrera (inflamed right elbow) will be activated at some point during the Angels' four-game series in Minnesota, which begins Thursday night.

Devil Rays: RHP Doug Waechter, on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right index finger, remains on track to return after the all-star break. He threw yesterday and is scheduled to throw again on Wednesday.

Rangers: LHP Larry Riley had season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery over the weekend.

Tigers: 2B Placido Polanco strained his left hamstring tendon running out a grounder in the fourth inning and left the game yesterday. He is day-to-day.

Twins: Manager Ron Gardenhire said RHP Scott Baker would probably be optioned to Class AAA Rochester after the all-star break.

White Sox: 3B Joe Crede missed his second straight game with a sore back. . . .

LHP Kevin Walker was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte.



Walks issued by Twins RHP Carlos Silva in 1142/3 innings this year

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