American League

April 08, 1999

Athletics: The club is two victories away from the 2,500-win mark since moving to Oakland for the 1968 season. The A's are 2,498-2,398 since the move.

Blue Jays: Toronto went 5-for-16 with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-10 in Tuesday's 6-1 loss.

Indians: LF David Justice did not play because of a strained left calf and is listed as day-to-day.

Mariners: Jeff Fassero and Jamie Moyer, Seattle's Nos. 1 and 2 starters, combined to give up 14 earned runs in 12 innings in the first two games of the season against the White Sox. All six Seattle homers this season have been with the bases empty.

Rangers: Texas was without its starting middle infielders most of the game. SS Royce Clayton left after aggravating a strained shoulder muscle in the first inning. 2B Mark McLemore has missed all three games with a strained left hamstring. Rafael Palmeiro improved to 11-for-20 with three homers lifetime against the Tigers' Felipe Lira.

Twins: After striking out in his first three career at-bats, Cristian Guzman doubled down the left-field line in the fifth for his first major-league hit. After drawing 45,061 for Tuesday's opener, the largest crowd for a home opener in six years, the Twins' announced attendance was 9,220.

Pub Date: 4/08/99

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