short hops

OUT LOUD

"I've given my club a lot of string and allowed them to do a lot of things but it's not working. We're going to change things."

— Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon after the Mariners ended the first half of the season seven games below .500 and seven games back in the AL West.

GAME OF NUMBERS

2

Runs given up by Royals All-Star reliever Wade Davis all year; the run he gave up Sunday to Toronto was only the second, but it made the score 10-10.

180

Career home runs with Baltimore for Adam Jones after he hit two Sunday. The All-Star outfielder moved past Frank Robinson into eighth on the team's all-time list.

EX-TWINS WATCH

David Ortiz

DH, Boston

The nine-time All-Star, who is missing the game for the first time in five years, was out because of a respiratory illness Sunday. Ortiz reported the symptoms after Saturday night's victory over the Yankees and exchanged texts with manager John Farrell during the night. "Per doctor's instructions, he was told to leave the ballpark," Farrell said.