Quote: "I'd love to get some one-pitch and two-pitch outs, but I've always been a strikeout pitcher. It's tough to change overnight and be Greg Maddux." -- Yankees' David Cone.
It's a fact: After scoring four or more runs just three times in their first 16 games of the season, the Tigers have done so in eight of their last nine.
Who's hot: The Angels' Darin Erstad, who hit a grand slam last night, has hit safely in 25 of his first 27 games.
Who's not: Tampa Bay's Miguel Cairo went 0-for-3 last night and is 0-for-17 since hitting his first major-league homer April 27.
On deck: Roger Clemens, winless in his past two starts, seeks to rebound today against Oakland. A four-time AL Cy Young Award winner, he has allowed 10 runs, 10 hits and 10 walks in his past 13 2/3 innings for Toronto.
Pub Date: 5/02/98