Quotable

"[Umpire] Dana DeMuth, he's six feet away from the bag. And then you've got a home plate umpire who's 90 feet away and sees it better than the guy at first base. It's hard for me to believe. You've got one base to call. Make the call and stand by it."

Devil Rays Manager Lou Piniella, who was ejected for arguing after a close play at first base was overturned

Personnel Dept.

Yankees: RHP Kevin Brown was activated from the disabled list and started last night's game against Texas. Brown, who has chronic back problems, went on the DL for the 13th time in his career on June 18.

Red Sox: Placed 2B Mark Bellhorn on the 15-day DL with a sprained left thumb and recalled IF Kevin Youkilis from Class AAA Pawtucket.

White Sox: Activated RHP Orlando Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list and designated reliever Shingo Takatsu for assignment.

Indians: Traded OF Jody Gerut to the Cubs for OF Jason Dubois.

By the Numbers

153

Consecutive starts Tim Wakefield went between complete games before throwing one on Sunday night. Kirk Rueter has made 192 consecutive starts without a complete game.