April 25, 1996

Athletics: Oakland is 63-47 against the Blue Jays in Toronto, including 22-15 at SkyDome. . . . The Athletics have 10 victories this month, the most in April since they went 14-8 in 1992.

Blue Jays: Toronto has not attempted a stolen base in the past eight games.

Brewers: Jim Edmonds' homer was the first off Ben McDonald since July 19, 1995, a span of 37 innings.

Mariners: Reliever Bobby Ayala was placed on the 15-day disabled list with lacerations on the right hand and wrist suffered in an off-field incident. . . . Edgar Martinez extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Red Sox: Jose Canseco was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor. . . . The seven runs scored by Texas in the second were the most allowed by Boston in one inning this season. . . . The Red Sox had lost five straight at Fenway since winning their home opener.

Tigers: Clint Sodowsky failed to get out of the second inning for his second straight start, allowing five runs in 1 1/3 innings. His ERA rose to 9.78. In his previous start at Seattle on April 18, Sodowsky was knocked out without retiring a batter in a six-run second.

Twins: Chuck Knoblauch left in the third with a bruised right upper back from being hit with a pitch by Sodowsky. His status is day-to-day. . . . Dave Hollins' homer gave the Twins' 15 left-handed home runs this season, matching their total for 1995.

White Sox: Harold Baines needs one home run to tie Greg Luzinski and Al Simmons at No. 62 all-time. . . . Tony Phillips has hit in 15 of the past 16 games (.329) with 13 runs scored, three home runs, 15 RBIs and 11 walks.

Pub Date: 4/25/96

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