Notable

May 31, 1998

Royals: Former Kansas City relief ace Dan Quisenberry, battling brain cancer, was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in ceremonies that triggered several standing ovations and many tears. In the stands, on the field and even in the press box, people wept as the popular Quisenberry stood in the infield and thanked everyone in a halting voice. "I'm so blessed," said Quisenberry, 45, who underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor in January. He began weeping and turned around to hug his wife, Janie, and their two teen-aged children.

Red Sox: Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra did not play. He was activated from the disabled list Thursday after being sidelined by a problem with his right shoulder, and appeared to hurt himself going for a grounder Friday. Manager Jimy Williams said Garciaparra was available to bat, and that the team would see how he was feeling today.

Yankees: Hideki Irabu, taken deep by Mo Vaughn, has allowed only three home runs in 54 2/3 innings.

Devil Rays: Tampa Bay hadn't allowed more than two stolen bases in a game before the Mariners stole three in the first inning.

Twins: Brad Radke beat Anaheim, 9-1, in his last start and is 6-1 with a 1.47 ERA in his career against the Angels. Minnesota has homered in seven of its last nine games, but its 39 homers still are the fewest in the AL. Todd Walker raised his average to .412 over the last 29 games and to .379 for the season.

Angels: Tim Salmon has one hit in his last 15 at-bats. Jim Edmonds was 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. He is hitting .462 during the streak.

Pub Date: 5/31/98

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