Baseball

April 03, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Juan Gonzalez homered twice, giving him 14 in 31 games at Jacobs Field, a major reason he's an Indian.

Who's not

Jeff Suppan of the Royals, who led the AL in home runs allowed last year with 36, gave up two to the Yankees.

Line of the day

Jorge Posada, Yankees catcher

AB...R...H...RBI...HR

4...1...3...4...1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Barry Bonds of the Gi ants hit his third Opening Day home run, giving him 495 ca reer homers.

Who's not

Charles Johnson of the Marlins fanned four times and lined out with the potential winning run at second in the 12th.

Line of the day

Darryl Kile, Cardinals starter

IP...H...R...BB...SO

5...11...6...3...0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"That is something that will stay in my heart for the rest of my life." Sandy Alomar, White Sox catcher, who got a lengthy standing ovation after the Indians showed highlights of his years in Cleveland

On deck

Alex Rodriguez, owner of baseball's richest contract, makes his home debut with the Rangers today.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Randy Johnson makes his 2001 debut today, when the Diamond backs visit the Dodgers.

He said it

"It's just another team I'm facing because it's been so long." Davey Lopes, Brewers manager who played for the Dodgers from 1972-81, on opening against his old team

ORIOLES

He said it

"I've seen very few of those people come to spring training and see our club." Mike Hargrove, manager, on predictions that the Orioles will finish fourth or fifth in the American League East.

The number 3

Steals yesterday off Pedro Martinez.

Schedule

3 off

4 Boston 7:05 HTS

5 Boston 7:05 HTS

6 @Cle 7:05 HTS

7 @Cle 1:05 54,50

8 @Cle 1:05 54,50

9 Off

* All games are broadcast on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTEM (980 AM)

ORIOLES

He said it

"The art of pitching isn't necessarily throwing the ball by people or getting people to miss the ball." Mike Hargrove, on Pat Hentgen

He said it

"It's just fun hitting in a big ballpark. It's really my first time doing it. ... I'm just trying to take it in and enjoy the moment." Jay Gibbons, on batting practice

ORIOLES

He said it

"I can't think of a better, more exciting Opening Day. It was almost like a playoff game." Syd Thrift, director of baseball operations

He said it

"I think it's a little bit different. The league's different. The stadium is different." Brady Anderson, on comparisons with 1989

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