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
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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