April 24, 1999

Devil Rays: Second baseman Miguel Cairo left the game after straining his right hamstring running out a fourth-inning ground ball. First baseman Fred McGriff missed his second straight game with a contusion near his right eye, but is expected to receive medical clearance today to resume playing.

Indians: Cleveland is 8-1 when it scores first. Omar Vizquel has four errors in 10 games this year, and five in his past 151. Cleveland was 1-5 at Fenway in 1998 in the regular season but won both playoff games in Boston.

Rangers: Shortstop Royce Clayton ended an 0-for-20 slump with an infield single in the sixth.

Royals: Kansas City placed first baseman Jeff King on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, with tightness in his mid-back. Pitcher Hipolito Pichardo underwent right elbow surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. Lewis Yocum performed the surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament.

White Sox: Chicago's five-game winning streak is its longest since the team won five in a row Sept. 18-22, 1998. It also is the longest in April since the team won seven straight from April 22-29, 1996. Several players and two umpires tried to combat the 46-degree cold and 21 mph northerly winds by wearing hooded shirts under their game jerseys.

Pub Date: 4/24/99

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