Notable AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 07, 1996

Angels: Hall of Famer Rod Carew, the team's hitting instructor, has taken an indefinite leave of absence to spend more time with his leukemia-stricken daughter. Carew said his daughter, Michelle, 18, was experiencing more complications in her seven-month battle with leukemia."Her condition has changed dramatically, and that's why I did this," Carew said Friday. . . . Injured reliever Bryan Harvey is still at least three weeks away from pitching in a game, manager Marcel Lachemann says.

Athletics: Carlos Reyes is 0-5 as a starter. . . . Yesterday's crowd of 10,424 was the second-biggest turnout this week at Cashman Field. . . . The A's didn't homer for the first time in five games. . . . Second baseman Brent Gates has three errors in the past two games. . . . There have been 19 homers hit in the five games at Cashman Field, where the A's moved their season-opening, six-game homestand due to construction at the Oakland Coliseum. The park normally is home to the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars.

Blue Jays: Toronto is 2-10 at Jacobs Field. . . . The Blue Jays had totaled 26 runs in their previous three games.

Brewers: Milwaukee's back-to-back homers Friday were its first since Aug. 8, 1994, against the Tigers.

Indians: Manager Mike Hargrove returned after missing one game to be in Texas with his father, who had knee replacement surgery. . . . The Indians are 2-for-36 with runners in scoring position. . . . Hoping to change their luck, the Indians changed from their usual home white jerseys to the blue jerseys they frequently wear on the road. Carlos Baerga, their self-appointed fashion director, ordered the switch.

Red Sox: Third baseman Tim Naehring had a stiff neck and sore lower back from his fall into the dugout Friday, so he did not play. . . . Reliever Stan Belinda was activated from the disabled list before yesterday's game. He was given the roster spot vacated by Jeff Suppan, who gave up the winning hit in Friday's loss to the Royals and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Tigers: Felipe Lira retired the first six batters he faced, the first time this season that Detroit got opponents out 1-2-3 in consecutive innings.

White Sox: Infielder Norberto Martin was placed on the 60-day emergency disabled list with multiple facial fractures. Martin was struck by a foul tip off his bat on a bunt attempt Friday. He is expected to be out one to two months.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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