Brewers: The temperature was 44 degrees with a 15-mph...


April 10, 1996

Brewers: The temperature was 44 degrees with a 15-mph wind, considerably warmer than Monday, when the team's workout was cut short by brief but heavy snow. . . . The crowd of 42,090 was the best in two seasons. . . . Chuck Carr, the new center fielder and leadoff hitter, sat out with a strained left hamstring. Manager Phil Garner said he was available but didn't want to chance it in the cold.

Rangers: Juan Gonzalez returned to the lineup. He'd missed the second game of a doubleheader Sunday after suffering a bruised forearm in the opener when hit by a pitch from Dwight Gooden.

Red Sox: Before his homer, Mo Vaughn was 1-for-21 since going 3-for-4 in the season opener.

Royals: Shortstop Jose Offerman, who led the majors with 35 errors last year, has two this season.

Tigers: Alan Trammell's homer was the 185th of his career. It moved him into 11th place on the Tigers' all-time list, one ahead of Charlie Gehringer. . . . The temperature was 34 degrees when the game started. That is the coldest Opening Day temperature in Detroit since the Tigers began keeping regular records in 1934.

Twins: Paul Molitor singled in the first and has hit safely in all seven games.

White Sox: Kevin Tapani, the scheduled starter, was a late scratch because of a groin injury. It was the end of a six-year stretch of durability for Tapani, who hadn't missed a start because of injury since August 1990, a span of 161 outings. . . . Harold Baines, who left Chicago in a 1989 trade after 10 years with the team, received a standing ovation in his first at-bat. . . . Game-time temperature was 42 degrees with a wind from the northeast gusting up to 22 mph. . . . The White Sox are 1-5 in openers at new Comiskey Park.

Yankees: Stadium organist Eddie Layton played several snow-related songs. He tapped out "Winter Wonderland" before the game and later played "Jingle Bells," among others. . . . Andy Pettitte, at 23, was the youngest pitcher to start a Yankees home opener since 1910, when 22-year-old Hippo Vaughn did it.

Pub Date: 4/10/96

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