April 28, 1998
HittingBrian Hunter, Tigers: 4-for-5.Fred McGriff, Devil Rays: 2 HRs, 5 RBIs.Robin Ventura, White Sox: 4-for-5.David Justice, Indians: 3 RBIs, HR.Kevin Mitchell, Athletics: 3 RBIs.PitchingChuck Finley, Angels: 8 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts.Rick Helling, Rangers: 8 2/3 innings, 10 strikeouts.Pub Date: 4/28/98
September 23, 1998
HittingJose Canseco, Blue Jays: 2 HRs.Shane Spencer, Yankees: 2 HRs, 5-for-7 in doubleheader.Ken Griffey, Mariners: 2 HRs.Tino Martinez, Yankees: 4 RBIs, HR, double.Luis Gonzalez, Tigers: 4 RBIs, HR.Juan Encarnacion, Tigers: 4-for-6, double, triple.PitchingRick Helling, Rangers: 8 innings, 1 run, 3 hits.James Baldwin, White Sox: 8 innings, 1 run, 4 hits.Pub Date: 9/23/98
September 22, 1998
Quote: "I know it sounds like a broken record, but how many times have people written us off, and how many times have we suffered a devastating injury, only to reel off a couple wins and get back in it?" -- Tim Salmon, after the Angels regained a share of the AL West lead Sunday night.It's a fact: Derek Jeter singled twice and has 198 hits for the season. He is looking to become the first Yankee to reach 200 hits since Steve Sax in 1989.On deck: The Rangers' Rick Helling (19-7) goes for his 20th victory tonight against the Angels.
April 22, 1999
Red Sox: Have scored two or fewer runs in seven of their last eight games.Tigers: Frank Catalanotto got his first start of the year at second base in place of Damion Easley, who's 0-for-10 in his career against Tim Wakefield. Detroit has already faced all five AL pitchers who won 18 or more games last year -- Rick Helling, Aaron Sele, David Cone, Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. It went 1-4, beating only Helling in the season opener at Texas.Blue Jays: Have homered in 10 straight games. Toronto is 8-1 on its current homestand.