April 28, 1996

Angels: Manager Marcel Lachemann, 54, slightly sprained his right hamstring when he fell down the steps leading from the visitor's clubhouse at Comiskey Park to the dugout. After treatment, he was back for the start of the game.

Athletics: Jason Giambi's homer extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

Blue Jays: Otis Nixon stole second in the first inning, the first stolen base by Toronto in the past 10 games. . . . Cleveland has 27 homers in the past 16 games, including at least one in each of the last nine.

Brewers: Milwaukee's bullpen has allowed nine of the last 11 inherited runners to score.

Indians: Cleveland is 6-0 when walking one batter or less.

Mariners: Randy Johnson, who left Friday's game with a stiff lower back, is not expected to miss his Wednesday start vs. Texas. . . . The Mariners have turned 26 double plays in their first 24 games.

Red Sox: Boston placed outfielder Kevin Mitchell (strained left hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. He was hitting .227 without a homer; it's the second time Mitchell has been on the DL this year.

Royals: Kevin Appier registered his 1,000th career strikeout by getting Alex Cole to end the third.

Tigers: Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played at Bennett Park, the same site where the current Tiger Stadium stands.

Twins: Minnesota has had 10 or more hits for five straight games and in 12 of 22.

Yankees: Paul O'Neill had two singles for his 12th multi-hit game.

Pub Date: 4/28/96

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