The quiz

YOUNG CLOSERS -- The Red Sox's Jonathan Papelbon and Orioles' Chris Ray both have a shot to break the major league rookie record for saves in a season. Who holds the mark of 37, set in 2000? Answer below





ASTROS -- Designated OF Preston Wilson for assignment. Recalled P Jason Hirsh from Triple-A Round Rock.

CUBS -- Placed P Mark Prior on 15-day DL.

INDIANS -- Recalled P Jeremy Guthrie from Triple-A Buffalo. Designated IF Ramon Vazquez for assignment.

ORIOLES -- Activated P Kris Benson from 15-day DL. Optioned P Julio Manon to Triple-A Ottawa.

REDS -- Placed P Kent Mercker on 15-day DL with inflammation of the left elbow. Purchased contract of P Chris Michalak from Triple-A Louisville. Designated IF Williams Bergolla for assignment.


QUINNIPIAC -- Extended contract of women's basketball coach Tricia Fabbri through 2009-10.



PATRIOTS -- Re-signed DB Gemara Williams.

Auto racing


Nextel Cup standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 3124 2. Matt Kenseth, Ford, 3017 3. Jeff Burton, Chevy, 2749 4. Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 2733 5. Kyle Busch, Chevy, 2733 6. Mark Martin, Ford, 2712 7. Denny Hamlin, Chevy, 2648 8. Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 2627 9. Tony Stewart, Chevy, 2619 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 2612 11. Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 2575 12. Greg Biffle, Ford, 2497 13. Kurt Busch, Dodge, 2438 14. Carl Edwards, Ford, 2380 15. Casey Mears, Dodge, 2279 16. Brian Vickers, Chevy, 2251 17. Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 2224 18. Ryan Newman, Dodge, 2204 19. Jamie McMurray, Ford, 2173 20. Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 2123


Minor Leagues


Yesterday TRIPLE-A INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Syracuse 7, Ottawa 1 -- Eddy Garibato led the Lynx (63-58) in a losing effort going 2-for-3 with the team's only RBI. The SkyChiefs (55-67) collectively hit starter Brian Bowles (8-8) and reliever Chris Piersoll for all seven runs on nine hits. DOUBLE-A EASTERN LEAGUE Bowie 6, Binghamton 1 -- Eric DuBose (7-1) pitched eight innings for the Baysox (54-63), striking out 10 batters and allowing three hits and three walks. Bryan Bass (2-for-4) drove in three runs on a triple in the fourth for Bowie, and an eighth-inning home run by Corey Ragsdale was the only extra-base hit for the visiting Mets (61-56). SINGLE-A CAROLINA LEAGUE Frederick 9, Winston-Salem 3 -- The host Keys (25-23) crushed the Warthogs (22-25) behind 12 hits, including home runs by Sandy Madera and Mario Delgado. SINGLE-A SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE Delmarva 6, West Virginia 3 Hagerstown 6, Greensboro 5 -- The Suns (20-28) broke a five-game losing streak to the visiting Grasshoppers (24-23) as starter Jeramy Simmons (1-2) picked up his first win for Hagerstown. SINGLE-A NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Williamsport 3, Aberdeen 1 ROOKIE APPALACHIAN LEAGUE Pulaski 14, Bluefield 7 Today TRIPLE-A INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Ottawa at Syracuse, 6 p.m. DOUBLE-A EASTERN LEAGUE Binghamton at Bowie (DH), 4:05 p.m. SINGLE-A CAROLINA LEAGUE Winston-Salem at Frederick, 6 p.m. SINGLE-A SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE West Virginia at Delmarva, 1:35 p.m. Greensboro at Hagerstown, 5:35 p.m. SINGLE-A NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Aberdeen at Williamsport, 6:05 p.m. ROOKIE APPALACHIAN LEAGUE Pulaski at Bluefield, 6 p.m.

Quiz answer

The Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki. The Cardinals' Todd Worrell set the National League mark of 36 in 1986.