Angels: Anaheim swept Oakland at home for the first time since Aug. 15-17, 1986.

Athletics: Oakland lost to Anaheim for the 14th time in 15 games dating to last season. Oakland was 1-11 against its division rival last season, the worst record against any team last season.

Blue Jays: Toronto is back at .500 (23-23) for the first time since April 4, when it was 2-2. OF Shannon Stewart sat out his third straight game with an injured right hand. Stewart, hurt sliding into second base Monday, is expected to return this weekend.

Devil Rays: Tampa Bay pitchers struck out 13, a franchise record. Julio Santana struck out two, Jim Mecir three and Scott Aldred one.

Rangers: Second baseman Mark McLemore was a late scratch from the Rangers starting lineup with a sprained right foot. He was replaced by Domingo Cedeno. Rusty Greer's third-inning single stopped an 0-for-18 hitless streak.

Royals: Kansas City's home record fell to a major league-worst 6-18. At 16-29, the Royals are just a shade better than their worst mark after 45 games of 15-30 in 1992.

Pub Date: 5/22/98

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