Notable

August 30, 1998

Angels: Center fielder Jim Edmonds left the game in the fourth inning and was taken for precautionary X-rays on his ribs after crashing into a wall twice in the past eight days, according ++ to manager Terry Collins. He likely will be given today off. Gary DiSarcina played his 969th career game, surpassing Bob Boone for fifth place on the team's all-time list.

Blue Jays: Dave Stieb's last victory came with the White Sox on April 29, 1993. His last win in Toronto was May 26, 1992.

Devil Rays: Infielder Kevin Stocker broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the second inning of the first game. He will miss the rest of the season. Third base coach Greg Riddoch returned to Tampa, Fla., for surgery on the right Achilles' tendon he ruptured during Friday night's game. Bullpen coach Orlando Gomez likely will take Riddoch's place at third base. This was the first doubleheader in team history. The second game was a makeup of an April 9 rainout.

Mariners: With his next RBI, Ken Griffey will become just the 15th player in history to drive in 400 runs over three seasons. Griffey had 140 RBIs in 1996 and 147 last year. Lou Gehrig holds the

record with 509 RBIs from 1930 to 1932.

Red Sox: Troy O'Leary's 22 homers are the most by a Boston outfielder since Dwight Evans hit 34 in 1987.

Twins: Otis Nixon missed his fifth straight game because of a strained left hamstring.

Yankees: The team will honor the Japanese team which played Toms River, N.J., in the Little League World Series championship before today's game. The Toms River team is being feted by its hometown today and will visit Yankee Stadium at a later date. Derek Jeter set a club season home run record for shortstops, surpassing the 16 Roy Smalley hit in 1982. New York has hit a major-league-high 83 homers since the All-Star break.

Pub Date: 8/30/98

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