Baseball

April 04, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Devil Rays' nine starters each had at least one hit against the Blue Jays.

Who's not

LaTroy Hawkins, Twins closer, allowed a leadoff walk, a wild pitch and an RBI sin gle in the ninth.

It's a fact

The Angels played a day opener for the first time since 1993 and opened on the road for the first time since 1994.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Barry Larkin, Reds leadoff man, has reached base in six of eight plate appear ances.

Who's not

The Pirates went 0-for-11 with men in scoring position against the Reds.

Line of the day

Craig Biggio, Astros second baseman

AB R H RBI HR

5 3 5 0 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"It was a huge thrill to meet him because I've been a big fan of his my whole life." Alex Rodriguez, Rangers shortstop after meeting former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who threw out the first pitch in Texas' home opener

On deck

The Indians' five-year, 455-game sellout streak at Jacobs Field could end tonight.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Denny Neagle, former Arundel High star, makes his Rockies de but today in Colorado.

He said it

"My teammates had to help me out. They said, `Curtain call. Curtain call.' I love the fans here. It was fun." Daryle Ward, Astros outfielder, after hitting a grand slam that meant a curtain call

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