AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES : California vs. Boston : Joyner Expected to Play Tonight

The Angels left Orange County Monday morning without Wally Joyner, but their rookie first baseman caught up with them in the evening, taking a later flight to Boston along with Angel team doctor Jules Rasinski. Joyner is listed as a probable starter for Game 6.

"He's coming to play," team spokesman Tim Mead said. "He has no fever, the swelling is down. We're very, very optimistic."

Joyner was hospitalized Saturday and Sunday because of a bacterial infection in his right shin. "The early prognosis was 24 to 36 hours," Mead said. "Taking into account his (good) physical condition, it appears that the antibiotics have worked."

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