June 19, 1998

Angels: Jason Dickson, who has won six straight decisions, is not expected to miss his next start despite having broken a bone in his right index finger. The right-hander (7-4) suffered a non-displaced fracture during batting practice on Wednesday but is scheduled to start Sunday against Texas. The Angels hadn't swept the Mariners since April 9-11 of 1991.

Athletics: Oakland stranded 15 runners in yesterday's loss to Texas, two short of the club record. The A's left 17 on base in a 1982 game against the White Sox.

Indians: Cleveland starters are 12-5 with a 2.64 ERA in the last 21 games.

Mariners: Ken Griffey has hit 15 of his AL-leading 27 homers this year on the road.

Rangers: Purchased the contract of right-hander Todd Van Poppel from Triple-A Oklahoma. Van Poppel will start tomorrow's game at Anaheim. Van Poppel, an Arlington, Texas, native, was selected in the first round by Oakland in the 1990 amateur draft.

Royals: Signed right-handed pitcher Matt Burch of Virginia Commonwealth, their second first-round pick in the June draft. Kansas City took Burch with the 30th pick, which they obtained from Arizona when the Diamondbacks signed Jay Bell.

Tigers: Right-hander A. J. Sager, designated for assignment Monday, has cleared major-league waivers and accepted assignment to Triple-A Toledo.

Yankees: New York's 23-11 road record is the best in the majors.

Pub Date: 6/19/98

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