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* Since losing to the Red Sox April 23, Jose Contreras's lone setback was June 20 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

* The Yankees-Tigers game drew 38,902 fans, the largest crowd at Comerica Park since 42,121 in the home opener. The largest crowd Detroit has had in the five years since they left Tiger Stadium was 44,095 last June 1 when Roger Clemens was pitching for his 300th win.

* Devil Rays designated hitter Fred McGriff, who has 493 homers, went 0 for 3 and hasn't homered since June 17.

* Twins outfielder Shannon Stewart had two singles in his first game since going on the DL May 18.

* Twins catcher Joe Mauer was held out of the lineup with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee but pinch hit in the eighth and struck out.

* Since undergoing knee surgery last week, Royals' third base coach John Mizerock has switched places with first base coach Luis Silverio.

* The Mariners' nine-game losing streak was their longest since their club-record 14-game losing skid Sept. 2-18, 1992.

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