Notable AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 06, 1996

Angels: California traded infielder Eduardo Perez, a former first-round draft choice, to the Reds for outfielder Will Pennyfeather.

Athletics: The biggest crowd -- 11,149 -- turned out to see the game at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, where the A's moved their season-opening six-game homestand because of construction at the Oakland Coliseum.

Blue Jays: Cito Gaston managed his 1,000th major-league game. Among active managers with at least 500 games, Gaston's .538 winning percentage ranks third behind Davey Johnson's .576 and Felipe Alou's .558.

Indians: The three wild pitches by Orel Hershiser matched his career high. . . . The Indians are 1-for-22 with runners in scoring position.

Mariners: Randy Johnson, last year's American League Cy Young Award winner, missed his scheduled start against the Brewers so he could spend some time with his wife, Lisa, and their new son. Johnson is scheduled to start today.

Rangers: Texas' game with the Yankees was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, beginning at 4: 05 EDT. The second game will not start before 8: 05 because it is being televised nationally.

Red Sox: Third baseman Tim Naehring left the game with a stiff neck after falling backward down the Boston dugout steps while chasing a foul ball.

Royals: Mike Macfarlane stole the ninth base of his career in the third inning. . . . The Royals were 6-for-6 in stolen bases going into the game, but were thrown out three times in five tries by Mike Stanley.

Tigers: Detroit, which had six homers in its first four games, failed to homer for the first time this season.

Yankees: New York has had two other games postponed: the opener in Cleveland and Thursday's game in Cleveland.

Pub Date: 4/06/96

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