May 10, 1998

Indians: David Justice was scratched before the game with a strained lower back.

Rangers: Ivan Rodriguez failed to reach the 1,000-hit plateau by going 0-for-4.

Red Sox: Troy O'Leary is 7-for-14 in the first three games of the series with three homers and five RBIs.

Royals: Kansas City has obtained right-handed pitcher Greg Hansell from the Athletics to complete the April 8 trade that sent catcher Mike Macfarlane to Oakland for outfielder Shane Mack. Hansell has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.

Twins: Rookie David Ortiz went 3-for-4 but left the game with a sore wrist in the eighth. His status for today's game was uncertain. Minnesota came into the game hitting .245 with runners in scoring position in its previous 15 games. It was 5-for-14 last night.

White Sox: Chicago is 105-105 at Oakland since 1969. Ray Durham went 4-for-5, his sixth four-hit game.

Yankees: The loss ended New York's road winning streak at nine games and prevented it from sweeping its fourth straight road series. Derek Jeter was thrown out trying to steal second to end the first, the first time he has been caught in 10 attempts this season.

Pub Date: 5/10/98

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