On the field: The Kansas City Royals could really struggle for runs this year. On Opening Day, manager Bob Boone felt compelled to hit for the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters in his starting lineup. Yesterday, left fielder Pat Lennon hit third for the Royals -- with a total of 11 major-league at-bats under his belt. Joe Vitiello, who had seven homers in his rookie season last year, batted cleanup.
In the dugout: Orioles manager Davey Johnson says it could be difficult getting regular work for his bench players. He used three extra men on Opening Day, but did not use a late-inning replacement for third baseman B. J. Surhoff, whose defense continues to progress. "I have confidence in B. J.," Johnson said. "He's very much in the ballgame, he pays attention. I don't want him to send the wrong message to him, that I don't have confidence in him. I want him to know I have confidence in him, and [taking him out] is the wrong way to do it."