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May 02, 1998

Quote: "I'd love to get some one-pitch and two-pitch outs, but I've always been a strikeout pitcher. It's tough to change overnight and be Greg Maddux." -- Yankees' David Cone.

It's a fact: After scoring four or more runs just three times in their first 16 games of the season, the Tigers have done so in eight of their last nine.

Who's hot: The Angels' Darin Erstad, who hit a grand slam last night, has hit safely in 25 of his first 27 games.

Who's not: Tampa Bay's Miguel Cairo went 0-for-3 last night and is 0-for-17 since hitting his first major-league homer April 27.

On deck: Roger Clemens, winless in his past two starts, seeks to rebound today against Oakland. A four-time AL Cy Young Award winner, he has allowed 10 runs, 10 hits and 10 walks in his past 13 2/3 innings for Toronto.

Pub Date: 5/02/98

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