Hits and misses

July 24, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar and Twins designated hitter Paul Molitor were teammates in Toronto before going their separate ways as free agents after last season. That didn't prevent Molitor from going in hard to second to break up a potential double play in the fourth inning: Alomar jumped high in the air to avoid Molitor, and landed in a heap on top of his former teammate.

In the dugout: Manny Alexander played six straight games at shortstop and had more errors (two) than hits (one). But Cal Ripken has started the last three games at shortstop, with Alexander starting one of the last three games at second and sitting out last night.

In the clubhouse: Orioles manager Davey Johnson left no doubt who is deciding whether Brady Anderson undergoes an appendectomy: "Dr. Brady is definitely controlling the when and where and if. He looks better today than he has the last three days. He's got a little color. He looked pale before."

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