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Quote: "For me, the fight's within myself. I've always told myself, 'Jose, you have all the ability in the world, but your health has always held you back.' " -- Toronto's Jose Canseco after homering twice yesterday.

It's a fact: Tampa Bay's Rolando Arrojo, who lost for the first time in five starts, had not allowed an earned run on the road in 32 1/3 innings until giving up a homer yesterday. Arrojo was attempting to become the first AL rookie to win five straight since Andy Pettitte did it for the Yankees in 1995.

Who's hot: Detroit's Tony Clark has reached safely in 14 consecutive games and was 7-for-12 (.583) in a three-game series against Minnesota.

Who's not: Kansas City dropped its sixth straight, allowing a franchise-record 36 runs in a three-game span in the process.

On deck: Boston's Tim Wakefield (5-1, 4.13) faces New York's Ramiro Mendoza (3-1, 3.49) in the series opener between the teams with the two best records in the AL East. The Yankees are 31-9; the Red Sox are 28-16.

Pub Date: 5/22/98

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