"It was just one of those days today. I think I threw three balls where I wanted to."

Devil Rays starter Mark Hendrickson, who surrendered two doubles, two singles and two walks to the Red Sox without recording an out


Red Sox: Activated IF Tony Graffanino and optioned 3B Kevin Youkilis to Class AAA Pawtucket.

Graffanino started yesterday at second base against the Devil Rays one day after he was acquired from the Royals for two prospects.

Royals: OF Chip Ambres had two hits in his major league debut in Cleveland.

Tigers: OF Rondell White, bothered since late June by bone chips in his right shoulder, did not play.

Twins: RHP Scott Baker will be recalled from Class AAA Rochester to pitch the second game of a day-night doubleheader against Detroit on Saturday.



Consecutive left-handed starters the Red Sox are scheduled to face. The last time they faced six lefties in a row was in June 1914, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Major league appearances for Mariners RHP Shigetoshi Hasegawa, the all-time leader among Japanese pitchers. Hideo Nomo (320), Kazuhiro Sasaki (228), Masato Yoshii (162) and Tomo Ohka (141) round out the top five.

-- Compiled by Jim Hage