Superstitious

Ozzie Guillen, the White Sox' quirky manager, was walking around in scruffy pants yesterday. He doesn't change his uniform pants during winning streaks, and the Sox have won six straight.

"Hopefully, they turn black," he said.

Go to your corners

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza and catcher Dioner Navarro had to be separated during an argument in the dugout during yesterday's game against the Rangers.

The two were face-to-face in the dugout, then got in a scuffle that spilled into the tunnel leading to the clubhouse after the fourth inning. Manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey rushed to break up the fracas.

When Hickey had visited the mound during the fourth inning, Garza and Navarro had had an obviously heated discussion with the coach in the middle of them.

"It was just something that happened in the game, and it's been taken care of," Navarro said. "It happens in the family. . . . We're fine. We're brothers, a whole family. The oldest brother gets into fights sometimes. It's been straightened out."

The Rangers won, 6-3.

Numbers

Red Sox rookie Justin Masterson became the first pitcher in the history of Fenway Park to go unbeaten in his first four starts there. . . . Boston has won 15 of its last 16 at home and eight of 10 overall. . . . Seattle has dropped 15 of 17 on the road. . . . New York has come from behind in nine of its last 11 wins. . . . Kansas City has lost 17 of 20.

Notable

Gavin Floyd (7-3) struck out a career-high nine and walked one while allowing two runs and six hits in seven innings as the White Sox beat the Twins, 12-2. . . . The Orioles wore black armbands on their left sleeves in honor of famed sportscaster and minority owner Jim McKay, a Baltimore native, who died Saturday. . . . Umpire Jerry Layne was back at Yankee Stadium as a spectator, a day after he suffered a mild concussion while working the plate in New York's game against the Kansas City Royals. Mike Estabrook replaced him yesterday and served as the second-base ump.

This article contains information from the Associated Press.
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