"Situations like this put baseball in perspective. True heroes are the brave men fighting for our country."

Royals President Dan Glass, after Manager Buddy Bell's nephew, a Marine, was killed in Iraq on Wednesday


Blue Jays: Ace RHP Roy Halladay will not return from the disabled list tomorrow. He was expected to come back from his fractured left leg and start against the Yankees, but he is still experiencing pain.

Mariners: RHP Jeff Nelson was activated from the bereavement list. Nelson missed three games after the death of his father-in-law.

Red Sox: OF Manny Ramirez was back in the lineup after his vision was deemed good enough for him to play following his outfield collision with teammate Edgar Renteria earlier in the week.

Boston Manager Terry Francona said that Ramirez had his eyesight checked on Thursday.

Tigers: C Ivan Rodriguez was suspended for four games for arguing with the plate umpire during a game against Oakland last week.

He also was fined an undisclosed sum.

Today in Baseball

1986: The Rangers beat the Orioles, 13-11, in a record-setting battle of grand slams. Texas's Toby Harrah hit a grand slam in the second inning before Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer connected for grand slams in Baltimore's nine-run fourth.

-- Compiled by

Christian Swezey