April 30, 1996

Angels: California is in a spot it was never in last season -- last place in the AL West.

Royals: Second baseman Bip Roberts left in the sixth with a sprained left ankle. . . . Kansas City's string of errorless games ended at six when catcher Sal Fasano misplayed a throw from center in the third. . . . After hitting six homers in their first 22 games, the Royals have five in their past four.

Tigers: After an 8-7 start, Detroit has lost 10 of its past 11, scoring an average of 3.5 runs in the losses. It has been giving up an average of more than seven runs in that span.

Twins: Minnesota had 15 hits; it has had 10 or more in six of its past seven. . . . Eddie Guardado relieved Hansell in the eighth and has appeared in 13 of the Twins' past 15 games.

White Sox: White Sox Pitcher James Baldwin, hit on his right forearm by a Jorge Fabregas line drive Sunday, said he was fine. . . . The winning streak is Chicago's longest since it won eight straight last Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. . . . The White Sox announced that because of the bad weather, all unused tickets and ticket stubs would be good for another Monday night game this season other than Labor Day.

Pub Date: 4/30/96

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