Notable

April 13, 1999

Angels: Randy Velarde had three hits and scored twice, his fifth multiple-hit game of the season and fourth in a row.

Blue Jays: David Wells spent six seasons with Toronto before being released in 1993. Wells took a ball off his right shin in spring training.

Devil Rays: Tampa Bay was 0-6 at SkyDome last year and scored six runs while batting .166. The team has been involved in three home openers this season and is 0-3.

Indians: Former Cleveland pitcher and long-time broadcaster Herb Score, seriously injured in a near-fatal car accident last October, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Score said he received thousands of cards and letters from well-wishers during his recovery. Left fielder David Justice remains day-to-day with a strained left calf muscle. Justice was injured in the season opener. Manny Ramirez is 12-for-23 with five homers in his career vs. Jose Rosado.

Rangers: Texas has allowed a run in the top of the first four times this season -- and lost all four.

Tigers: Several members of the 1984 World Series championship team were on hand for the Opening Day ceremonies. The players included Alan Trammell, Lance Parrish, Dave Bergman, Dave Rozema, Dan Petry and Barbaro Garbey. It was the first game for Heather Nabozny, the Tigers' new head groundskeeper. Nabozny is the first female head groundskeeper in the major leagues. She replaced Frank Feneck, who retired.

Pub Date: 4/13/99

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