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At Least At Home, Uecker Gets Respect

Associated Press

Comedian and TV star Bob Ueckeris celebrating his 25th season as the Brewers radio broadcaster and is featured on the cover of the team’s media guide… . Sandy Alomar has undergone successful knee surgery, and Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove said his star catcher is expected back in six to eight weeks… . Oakland has not won a season opener on the road since 1981.

Blue Jays 7, Athletics 1


Pat Hentgen pitched into the ninth inning, and Ed Sprague had his first grand slam and a career-high five RBIs in Toronto’s win.

Brewers 9, White Sox 4


Milwaukee pounded Chicago for a second straight game, getting the win before the smallest crowd for a White Sox home opener (31,073) in 13 years.

Indians 11, Rangers 6

Arlington, Texas

Before the smallest crowd in a decade at a Texas home opener (32,161), Rangers fans booed as Cleveland rocked Kevin Gross (0-1) in his American League debut.

Twins 7, Orioles 4


Cal Ripken, a two-time Gold Glove shortstop who set the record in 1990 for highest fielding percentage (.996), booted two routine ground balls to lead to two Minnesota runs.

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