Baseball

April 10, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jorge Posada of the Yankees has four home runs and 14 RBIs in seven games.

Who's not

The Devil Rays have managed five runs in their past seven games.

Line of the day

Derek Jeter, Yankees, shortstop

AB R H RBI HR

6 2 4 1 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Everyone at Veterans Stadium, where the gametime temperature was 81, 36 degrees higher than it was Sunday.

Who's not

Todd Helton of the Rockies, who won the batting title with a .372 average last year, is 6-for-26 (.231).

Line of the day

Sean Casey, Reds, first baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 4 5 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

On deck

Athletics fans who drop off their tax re turns at the next three games receive vouch ers for Sunday's game.

He said it

"I said in spring training that there are going to be critics that if he doesn't hit 1.000, he's a failure. He's never allowed to make an error ... or stub his toe." Johnny Oates, Rangers manager, on Alex Rodriguez

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Kevin Brown, the Dodgers ace whose 2.58 ERA led the NL last season, makes his first start tonight.

He said it

"When I was running around the bases, I was waiting for them to come out. All of a sudden, they lined up to bow." Tsuoyshi Shinjo, who got a Japanese-style greeting from his Mets teammates after his home run

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