Notable AMERICAN LEAGUE

May 11, 1998

Athletics: Rickey Henderson's walk to lead off the game was the 1,800th of his career; he ranks fifth on the career list.

Indians: DH David Justice was a late lineup scratch with a lower back strain.

Mariners: In Seattle's new lineup, leadoff hitter Joey Cora batted ninth and Alex Rodriguez moved up from No. 2. Ken Griffey's homer was the team's major-league-leading 62nd of the season.

Rangers: Texas (22-13) is off to the second-best start in club history. The division-winning 1996 team was 23-12 after 35 games.

L Red Sox: Troy O'Leary had his 14-game hitting streak broken.

Royals: Jose Offerman, a switch-hitter, batted right-handed against right-handed Tim Wakefield.

Twins: Ron Coomer started at first base in place of injured David Ortiz. It was Coomer's first start at the position this season. He's played there as a defensive replacement several times this season.

Yankees: New York has won all 20 games in which it has scored at least four runs, and it is 18-0 when it homers. Scott Brosius has extended his hitting streak to nine games, tying his career high.

Pub Date: 5/11/98

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