May 08, 1999

Angels: Tim Salmon missed his fourth consecutive game with a sprained left wrist. Anaheim is 2-7 in its past nine road games.

Athletics: Tim Raines has 1,276 walks, one behind Al Kaline, who ranks 27th all-time. Jason Giambi is the only Oakland player to appear in all 31 games this season.

Red Sox: Reliever Rheal Cormier began serving a three-game suspension for hitting the Indians' Jim Thome with a pitch April 23. Pedro Martinez struck out 10 or more batters for the 13th time since he joined Boston last season and 40th time in his 160 career starts. Damon Buford extended his hitting streak to nine games.

Royals: Kansas City turned its league-leading 40th double play.

White Sox: Ray Durham needs one home run as a leadoff man to set a team mark with nine.

Pub Date: 5/08/99

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