Angels: Infielder Randy Velarde left Thursday night's game in the sixth inning because of severe pain in his right elbow, which was surgically reconstructed in 1997. He returned to Los Angeles yesterday to have it examined. An MRI appeared to show that he had no damage to the reconstructed ligament, though there is some damage to the flexor muscles and bone. He will rest his arm this weekend, take medication, and be re-evaluated Monday.

Athletics: Dave Magadan hurt his right hand swinging at a pitch in the eighth and was replaced by Mike Blowers. Magadan was examined by a Tigers' physician, who said there was no fracture. Oakland trainer Larry Davis said he would have X-rays taken of Magadan's hand today in Chicago as a precaution.

Mariners: X-rays were negative on first baseman David Segui, who fouled a ball off his foot during Thursday's game. Segui did not play last night.

Royals: Kansas City had scored 14 runs on 21 hits in the two previous games. Starters did not allow an earned run in 18 1/3 innings before Boston's five-run second.

Tigers: Detroit has homered in nine consecutive games, matching its longest streak of 1997.

Yankees: Right-hander Frank Lankford, taken by Los Angeles for $50,000 in December's major-league draft, was returned to the team yesterday for $25,000. Chuck Knoblauch was 0-for-5, dropping his average to .245. He is 4-for-18 (.222) against his former team.

Pub Date: 5/16/98

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