For The Record

The quiz


THREE IN A ROW -- The Angels are trying to become the first team since the 1988-1990 Athletics to win the AL West three straight years. What years did Oakland first win at least three in a row? What other team won the AL West three years in a row? Answer below




BLUE JAYS -- Activated P A.J. Burnett from 15-day DL. Optioned P Brian Tallet to Triple-A Syracuse.

CUBS -- Optioned P Michael Wuertz to Triple-A Iowa. Recalled P Roberto Novoa from Iowa.

INDIANS -- Placed P Fernando Cabrera on 15-day DL with bruised right heel. Recalled P Fausto Carmona from Triple-A Buffalo.

NATIONALS -- Placed P Ryan Drese on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Saul Rivera from Triple-A New Orleans.

PIRATES -- Placed 1B Sean Casey on 15-day DL with two fractures of transverse process in left lower back. Purchased contract of IF-OF Mike Edwards from Triple-A Indianapolis. Transferred P Kip Wells from 15- to 60-day DL.

RED SOX -- Placed former Orioles P David Wells on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, with right knee sprain. Called up P Jermaine Van Buren from Triple-A Pawtucket.

TIGERS -- Placed IF Dmitri Young on 15-day DL with right quadriceps strain. Called up OF Alexis Gomez from Triple-A Toledo.


YANKEES -- Signed 1B Carlos Pena, who had been with Tigers, and P Jesus Colome, who had been with Devil Rays, to minor league contracts.


UTAH STATE -- Football team suspended QB Jerod Walker, who is accused of rape.


NHL -- Awarded 2008 All-Star Game to Atlanta.

COYOTES -- Signed D Zbynek Michalek to four-year contract.


MAPLE LEAFS -- Signed LW Robbie Earl to three-year contract.


WTA TOUR -- Announced retirement of Conchita Martinez.

Quiz answer

1971-1975. Royals, 1976 to 1978.