NOTABLE American League SO:.From Wire Reports

May 09, 1993

* BREWERS: The crowd of 25,150 was the largest at County Stadium since Opening Day. . . . Cal Eldred is 3-0 against the Red Sox in his career, 10-1 against the AL East and 11-1 at County Stadium. . . . B. J. Surhoff went 0-for-4, which dropped his average to .154. He is hitless in his past 19 at-bats. . . . Doug Henry, who pitched the ninth for his sixth save, is 50-for-56 in career save opportunities.

* INDIANS: In April, the bullpen was 1-4 with a 4.94 ERA. In May, the relievers are 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA -- until last night, when Cliff Young and Ted Power were tagged for five runs in 3 2/3 innings.

* RED SOX: Ernest Riles' homer was his first since last September, when he hit one for Houston.

* ROYALS: Former Kansas City first baseman Willie Aikens, one of the players involved in the team's drug scandal of a decade ago, has been charged with possessing a small amount of cocaine. Aikens was released on bond Friday after turning himself in at the Johnson (Mo.) County courthouse. Aikens' attorney, Dennis Moore, said he would contest the charges. While with the Royals in 1983, Aikens pleaded guilty to attempting to obtain cocaine. A federal judge sentenced him to three months in prison. . . . Last night's game with the Rangers was postponed by rain. No makeup date was announced. David Cone will try again today for his first victory in his seventh start.

* TIGERS: Mike Moore is unbeaten in his past seven starts despite having an ERA of 5.95 in that stretch (26 earned runs in 39 1/3 innings).

* TWINS: Minnesota officials say it will be a week or so before shortstop Scott Leius decides whether to play with the tear to his right rotator cuff or to undergo surgery that would keep him out of action for at least six months and end his season. But before Leius decides whether to undergo surgery, the Twins want him to test his shoulder. He has not thrown hard since April 21, when he took himself out of a game after feeling a twinge in his shoulder.

* WHITE SOX: Catcher Carlton Fisk was ejected last night by home plate umpire Larry Young for arguing balls and strikes in the second inning. . . . Frank Thomas and George Bell became the first White Sox players to hit back-to-back homers this season. . . . Chicago's four homers were its most in a game since Oct. 3, 1991. . . . Robin Ventura has reached base in nine of his past 11 plate appearances. . . . Ozzie Guillen, who has a bruised ankle, sat out his seventh straight game. He is also 0-for-17 against Cleveland starter Matt Young.

* YANKEES: Chet "Red" Hoff, who played for the Yankees from 1911 to 1913, celebrated his 102nd birthday yesterday. That makes him the oldest living baseball player ever. . . . Reliever Steve Howe slipped on the dugout steps and sprained his left ankle before last night's game in Detroit. Howe was taken to Henry Ford Hospital for X-rays, which were negative, but he's expected to miss one to two weeks.

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