UP ON THE ROOF:
Cecil Fielder became the first Detroit player to hit a ball over the left field roof at Tiger Stadium, connecting against Oakland's Dave Stewart on Saturday. Harmon Killebrew and Frank Howard are the only other players to accomplish the feat. Said Stewart: "You got a chance to send a package to Paris on that one. I'm glad nobody got hit over in Iraq."
Jay Buhner of the Seattle Mariners, who struck out eight straight times in his two previous games to tie a major league record, had a two-run single for the Mariners but fanned twice more Saturday. That made him the seventh player in major league history to strike out 10 times in three games. The last was Milwaukee's Gorman Thomas in 1975.
Kal Daniels of the Los Angeles Dodgers strained his lower back Saturday while batting in the fourth inning. He is listed as day-to-day. . . New York Mets OF Mark Carreon, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last Monday, underwent a two-hour operation Saturday in Tucson. He is expected to miss six to 12 months.
What do Jason Grimsley and Jim Campbell have in common? Both pitchers won their first game of the season as Grimsley and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Francisco Giants, 5-1, and Campbell, with help from Bo Jackson's three-for-four afternoon, helped the Kansas City Royals overpower the Seattle Mariners, 8-2.
END OF THE LINE:
Milwaukee's Paul Molitor had his 19-game hitting streak stopped as he went zero for five and struck out three times in the Brewers' 4-3 loss to the Yankees in New York.
Jay Bell of Pittsburgh has more sacrifices (32) than six AL teams.