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Twins knocked out of first place!

Posted at 9:43 AM on April 3, 2006 by Ben Tesch

In a fairly anti-climactic Opening Day, the White Sox weathered the 3-hour rain delay and beat the Indians 10-4 late last night. It's impossible to know what might have been, but it sure appeared Cleveland had some momentum before the delay after evening the matchup at the top of the 4th. I gave up after a while, along with pretty much everyone else, except for the few dozens who stayed at the ballpark.

But anyways, baseball has started. The White Sox raised their championship banner, and the Twins are tied for second place in the division, a half game behind the Sox and a half game above the Indians. Sounds about right.

Results mixed for former Twins....

Posted at 10:24 AM on April 3, 2006 by David Zingler (1 Comments)

In a somewhat unexpected move, Oakland sent Bobby Kielty to Triple A on Sunday to clear room for a 12th pitcher. He is expected to be re-called this month.

Dustan Mohr meanwhile, accepted his assignment to Pawtucket because of his desire to stay in Bostonís organization.

The news was better for veteran lefty Terry Mulholland, who was added to the Diamondbacks major league roster yesterday. 2006 will be the 43-year-oldís 20th big league season.

Luis Rivas' attempt to crack the Devil Rays roster ended when he broke a knuckle on his right index finger last week. He is expected to miss a month. Knowing Rivas, expect it to be longer.

The Washington Nationals have taken on the unenviable task of finding a position for former DH Matthew LeCroy. Right now, heís listed as a first baseman.

Rochester native Michael Restovich's bid to make the Cubs roster was unsuccessful as he will begin the season at Triple A Iowa.

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