On the field: Designated hitter Brady Anderson singled in each of his first two at-bats to push his batting average back over .500. Anderson entered the game leading the American League with a .636 on-base percentage.

In the dugout: Manager Davey Johnson had Anderson and Roberto Alomar running on a full-count pitch to Rafael Palmeiro with no one out in the third inning. Palmeiro walked, but it was another indication that Johnson intends to play a more aggressive, speed-oriented style this year.

In the clubhouse: Johnson on the Orioles' strange schedule, which sees them facing only Boston and Chicago for 12 days after a 13-day stint facing only Kansas City and Texas. "That interleague play has got the schedule makers all messed up, and our schedule usually is messed up already."

Pub Date: 4/15/97

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