Notable AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 17, 1996

Blue Jays: John Olerud, who had been in a 2-for-26 slump, was 3-for-5. . . . Blue Jays batters were hit by pitches three times, increasing their major-league-leading total to 10.

Brewers: Milwaukee led the AL with 42 triples last season and was one behind the Rockies for the major-league lead. But the Brewers were the last AL team to hit a triple this year, getting one on Jose Valentin's hit in the fourth.

Indians: Kenny Lofton was thrown out by Greg Myers trying to steal second in the fourth inning. Lofton was 8-for-8 trying to steal second before that and 11-for-12 overall, getting thrown out only on an attempt to steal home.

Tigers: Cecil Fielder's nine homers in April are a career best, two better than his previous high. . . .

Twins: Laser surgery on Kirby Puckett's right eye is expected to help him regain normal vision, not cure the problem immediately. Puckett, who has missed the first two weeks of the season with an early form of glaucoma, was scheduled for the procedure today at the Retina Institute of Maryland. . . . Marty Cordova was in left field after missing seven games with a strained abdominal muscle.

White Sox: A scorer's change has taken away the error Royals second baseman Bip Roberts was charged with in the first inning of Chicago's 11-10 victory Monday night, giving Robin Ventura a hit and making all nine runs earned that the White Sox scored against Jason Jacome in 1 1/3 innings.

Pub Date: 4/17/96

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