Baseball

April 09, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Cristian Guzman of the Twins, who led the AL in triples last year with 20, has four in five games.

Who's not

The Rangers have grounded into a league-leading eight double plays.

It's a fact

Shea Hillenbrand is the first Red Sox rookie since Jimmy Piersall in 1952 to hit in his first six games.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Brewers' 3-4-5 hit ters were 5-for-10 with two homers, six RBIs five runs and four walks.

Who's not

Pat Burrell of the Phillies has struck out 15 times in his first 23 at-bats.

Line of the day

Aramis Ramirez, Pirates, third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

3 3 3 6 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"They played `TNT' and one other song I didn't know. I do know it was loud." Justin Speier, Indians pitcher who raced from Friday night's game to catch the final two songs of the AC/DC concert across the street at Gund Arena

On deck

The Twins, after Opening Day in De troit and Kansas City, get their own tonight.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

The Reds, the oppo nent for the opener of Miller Park on Friday in Milwaukee, will open PNC Park today in Pittsburgh.

He said it

"I'll probably walk around the clubhouse with a bat tomorrow. It's fun. It's gravy." Robert Person, Phillies pitcher with a career .120 average and three RBIs before hitting a three-run double

He said it

"You've got a couple guys who aren't all the way back, a new strike zone that still seems a little bit fuzzy and some decent pitching. It's a combination of things." Hitting coach Terry Crowley, on the Orioles' early-season offensive woes.

ORIOLES

The number 2

Earned runs allowed by Orioles bullpen, both yesterday

Schedule

9 Off

10 @ Bos 6:05 CSN

11 @Bos 6:05 CSN

12 @ Bos 6:05 CSN

13 Tam 7:05

14 Tam 1:35 CSN

15 Tam 1:35 54, 50

* All games are broadcast on WBAL (1090 AM)

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