Rangers OF David Dellucci, a native and resident of Baton Rouge, La., is trying to help the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. His Catch 22 for Blue foundation will sell blue bracelets beginning next week to aid storm victims. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. . . .
Texas RHP Francisco Cordero has back-to-back 30-save seasons. John Wetteland is the only other Rangers reliever with consecutive 30-save seasons. He had four straight from 1997 to 2000.
* MILLER'S TIME UP?: Indians RHP Matt Miller, who compiled a 1.82 ERA in 23 relief appearances before going on the DL on July 16 with tendinitis in his right forearm, might be done for the season. Trainer Lonnie Soloff said Miller won't throw for another seven to 10 days, at which point he will be reevaluated. Miller's soreness is near the elbow. . . .
Cleveland Manager Eric Wedge said he wasn't disappointed that the Indians, who are in the thick of the AL wild-card race, didn't make a trade before the Aug. 31 deadline for postseason eligibility. "I feel strongly about the players here," Wedge said. Cleveland went 19-8 in August.
* POWER OUTAGE: The Blue Jays entered last night's game against the Devil Rays having gone a season-high seven straight games without a homer. "I don't see any evidence of guys pressing," Manager John Gibbons said. "We've had some good at-bats. We just haven't hit any long balls lately." The longest homerless streak in club history is 11 games, from Aug. 18 to 28, 1990.
* ORDONEZ SITS: Tigers RF Magglio Ordonez was scratched from the lineup last night after being hit in the left biceps by White Sox RHP Dustin Hermanson on Thursday. "Magglio is sore from being plunked, so [Craig] Monroe will play," Detroit Manager Alan Trammell said. "He said last night it got him in a good spot. He's sore but he'll certainly be able to play" today.
* STILL NO SWEENEY: Royals 1B Mike Sweeney is still sidelined with lower back tightness, missing his fifth straight start last night. Sweeney is not expected to return to the lineup before Tuesday.
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