Notable AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 03, 1996

Blue Jays: Major-league baseball made its Las Vegas debut Monday night, and Toronto beat the Athletics, 9-6, behind homers by John Olerud, Alex Gonzalez and Domingo Cedeno. The A's were forced out of the Oakland Coliseum this week because of uncompleted renovations, so they'll play their first six games at Cashman Field. The game drew 7,294 to the 9,353-seat ballpark, the home of the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars.

Indians: The crowd of 42,289 was the largest for a regular-season game at Jacobs Field and represented the 53rd straight sellout.

Mariners: Edgar Martinez, 1995 designated hitter of the year, made his sixth career start at first base. He had three last season and two in 1992. . . . The Mariners beat the White Sox for the seventh time in eight games in Seattle.

Tigers: Cecil Fielder is 0-for-6 with runners on base in the first two games. He has stranded 11 runners, eight in scoring position.

Twins: Chuck Knoblauch was hit by a pitch for the second consecutive game. Clint Sodowsky hit him in the hip in the bottom of the fifth, and Knoblauch was replaced by Jeff Reboulet to start the sixth. Knoblauch was listed as day-to-day with an upper thigh bruise.

Yankees: Derek Jeter was the sixth starting shortstop in the past six openers. . . . Pitcher Melido Perez will get a second opinion from Angels team doctor Lewis Yocum before deciding whether he will have arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. . . . George Steinbrenner postponed a meeting today at City Hall, where the owner was to have been briefed on a study that a source says leans toward building a Manhattan stadium near Madison Square Garden.

Pub Date: 4/03/96

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