Hits and misses

June 12, 1996|By BUSTER OLNEY

On the field: Brady Anderson had reached first base after getting hit by pitches six times, and he excelled last night in this category, getting hit by pitches in the third and fourth innings, running his season total to eight. Anderson's career high is 10, the number he achieved in each of the last three seasons. Anderson stole second in the fourth inning, his first steal since May 1 -- before he strained his right quadriceps -- and his seventh of the year. He later stole his eighth and ninth.

In the dugout: With his bullpen well-rested after Omar Olivares pitched eight innings Monday night, Tigers manager Buddy Bell had a quick hook for Felipe Lira last night, after Lira allowed the first five hitters to reach base in the third inning.

In the clubhouse: "He hasn't been included in anything, since the [Cal] Ripken-moving-to-third debacle." -- Orioles manager Davey Johnson on Manny Alexander, who started at third last night, his first start since May 19.

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