Texas Rangers second baseman Julio Franco complained of chest pains before last night's game against the California Angels, but a doctor diagnosed the problem as a caffeine attack, club officials said.
Franco, an All-Star reserve, was taken to an Arlington clinic, where team doctor Mike Mycoskie performed chest X-rays and an electrocardiogram. Mycoskie diagnosed the problem as too much caffeine, and Franco was cleared to play. He went 1-for-3.
* YANKEES: Farmhand Kevin Mmahat pitched a no-hitter, as the Class AAA Columbus Clippers beat the host Louisville Redbirds, 6-0.
Mmahat, a 26-year-old left-hander who underwent rotator cuff surgery during the off-season, struck out nine and walked three to even his record at 3-3.