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Updated: July 4, 2003, 8:56 AM ET
By By David Mosse

American League
Oakland Athletics: Ken Macha was ready to file his first official protest as A's manager Thursday. In the third inning of Oakland's 5-2 victory over Seattle, Eric Byrnes dribbled a ball down the first-base line with runners on first and third and two out. First-base umpire Greg Gibson, thinking the ball hit off Byrnes' foot, called a foul ball only to change his mind and call Byrnes out when first baseman Greg Colbrunn stepped on the bag. After winning the game, Macha decided it was a moot point.

Kansas City Royals: The acquisition of reliever Curtis Leskanic is already paying dividends for the Royals. The left-hander worked a scoreless inning Thursday night in relief of Jeremy Affeldt before Mike MacDougal nailed down his 22nd save in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Leskanic told the Kansas City Star he is ecstatic to be joining a contending team. "You could see my shirt moving away from my chest from my heart beating," Leskanic said. "It was a good feeling, though. It's a feeling I haven't felt in awhile.