"His stuff was good. He's going to win games pitching like that."

Yankees Manager Joe Torre on pitcher Randy Johnson, who allowed home runs to three consecutive batters for the first time in his major league career and four in all during the fourth inning of the Yankees' 6-2 loss to the White Sox

Personnel Dept.

Athletics: 3B Eric Chavez was to return home after yesterday's game to be with his wife, Alex, for the birth of their first child.

Blue Jays: Manager John Gibbons said LHP Ted Lilly, out since July 25 with tendinitis in his left biceps, could begin a rehab assignment later this week.

Mariners: Placed P Gil Meche on the disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee and called up P Clint Nageotte from Class AAA Tacoma.

Rangers: C Sandy Alomar Jr. was hit near the knee by a pitch in the second and left one inning later. X-rays were negative.

Royals: RHP Runelvys Hernandez left yesterday's game against the Athletics after two innings with lower back tightness.

By the Numbers


The Rangers' record on their 13-game road trip, the most losses on any road trip in franchise history

Today in Baseball

1886: Cincinnati OF Abner Powell was literally brought down by the dog days of summer. Chicken Wolf of the Louisville Colonels hit a deep drive and Powell took off after it, joined by a dog that had been sleeping by the fence. The dog bit Powell's leg before the outfielder could get to the ball and wouldn't let go as Wolf scored on a game-winning inside-the-park homer.

-- Compiled by

David Larimer