Angels: Anaheim starters came in 2-for-15 lifetime against Jaret Wright. Darin Erstad tied his career high with an 11-game hitting streak. Brian Downing is first in Angels history with 222 career homers.
Athletics: Oakland's 2-7 start is the team's worst since 1987, when the A's lost nine of their first 11.
Devil Rays: Wade Boggs remained sidelined with a sore calf muscle.
Indians: Cleveland radio personality Daune Robinson made her debut as public address announcer. Robinson, the first woman PA announcer in Indians history, will announce all Sunday games. Jaret Wright has changed the music played on the PA system before his starts, switching from the heavy metal band Korn to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Manager Mike Hargrove flirted with ejection in the first inning, arguing balls and strikes with Tim Welke from the dugout steps.
Mariners: Seattle activated Jeff Fassero from the disabled list and designated Jim Bullinger for assignment. Seattle had not lost five consecutive games since August 1996, and it hadn't started 3-8 since 1990. Yesterday was Alex Rodriguez's fourth career two-homer game.
Rangers: Xavier Hernandez, recovering from shoulder surgery last August, threw about 30 pitches -- the equivalent of two innings -- in batting practice.
Red Sox: The attendance of 23,270 was Boston's first non-sellout in three home games. Friday was the home opener and Saturday was Pedro Martinez's first start at Fenway. Nomar Garciaparra extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
Royals: Yesterday's game against the Twins started with a wind advisory for winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts expected between 45 and 50 mph. Dean Palmer stole third in the fourth inning for his fourth stolen base of the season, the most since he stole 11 for Texas in 1993. Shortstop Felix Martinez stole his first career base in the fifth inning.
Twins: Bob Tewksbury's career record against Kansas City is 4-3. Ron Coomer's single in the fifth inning extended his hitting streak to nine games.
Yankees: New York added a new first row behind home plate. The 60 seats, called Legends Boxes, cost $16,000 for the season -- an average of $197.53 per game -- and sold out, generating $960,000 for the team. Chuck Knoblauch has reached base in all 10 games after reaching in all 23 spring training games he played. Bernie Williams was 5-for-10 in the Oakland series.
Pub Date: 4/13/98