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April 09, 1999

Quote: "This is the biggest obstacle in my career. I'll overcome it. I'll work hard and overcome it." -- Mariners All-Star shortstop Alex Rodriguez after surgery yesterday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

It's a fact: The first two games of the Red Sox-Royals series each lasted 2 hours, 51 minutes. Boston had 13 hits and four walks.

Who's hot: The Rangers collected 35 hits in their season-opening series with the Tigers, scoring 21 runs and batting .330.

Who's not: The Royals have started 0-3 for the fifth time since 1992 after leading the major leagues with a 22-9 spring record.

On deck: Fan favorite Yogi Berra will officially end his boycott ofYankee Stadium and his feud with George Steinbrenner today when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch before New York's home opener against Detroit.

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