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Brewers: Cal Eldred, Milwaukee's winningest pitcher the past two seasons, had three hours of surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and is out for the season, the team said. Eldred (1-1, 3.42) made four starts before he went onto the disabled list May 19.

Indians: Orel Hershiser (5-3, 3.77 ERA) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, because of a sprained lower back. Cleveland recalled right-hander Albie Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo to fill Hershiser's spot in the rotation.

Hershiser, 36, the NL Cy Young winner with Los Angeles in 1988, hurt his back during a workout Saturday and left Wednesday night's game in the fourth inning. He yielded three runs in a 3-1 loss to the Red Sox before taking himself out.

Lopez, 23, is 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA for Buffalo this season.

Tigers: Chad Curtis' wife, Candace, gave birth Wednesday night to the couple's second child, a daughter.

Torres pays off for Mariners

CHICAGO _ Salomon Torres had never won a game in the AL and never had faced the White Sox. Still, he had a plan _ keep Frank Thomas from hurting him.

"My main goal was to keep the big guy on first away from base hits. I went after him, I wasn't afraid of him and I was thinking hard about what I needed to do to get him out," Torres said Thursday after the Mariners beat the White Sox 3-2 with help from Dan Wilson's seventh-inning homer.

Torres, getting his first victory since May 1994, when he was with the San Francisco Giants, allowed only three hits over six innings.

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