July 26, 1998

Athletics: Rickey Henderson got his major-league-leading 42nd steal in the first inning.

Indians: Sandy Alomar returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a strained right hamstring. The last Cleveland pitcher to lead the league in ERA was Rick Sutcliffe (2.96) in 1982. Luis Tiant's 1.60 ERA led the AL in 1968. The last game at Jacobs Field that wasn't sold out was against the Tigers, on June 7, 1995.

Yankees: In the past six games, New York relievers have allowed only one run in 21 1/3 innings. The crowd was the second-largest of the season at Yankee Stadium. Only the crowd of 56,717 on Opening Day was larger. The 52nd annual Old-Timers game was won by New York, 1-0, over the Dodgers on Willie Randolph's fourth-inning home run. The six runs off Hideki Irabu equaled the most he has allowed in a start. He gave up six runs in Seattle on July 26, 1997.

White Sox: Albert Belle is 31-for-69 (.449) in his past 18 games.

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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