Baseball

April 16, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners has a 10-game hitting streak.

Who's not

Jorge Posada, Yankees catcher, has three passed balls in the series with the Red Sox.

Line of the day

Corey Koskie, Twins, third baseman

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

4 ......... 2 ..... 4 ....... 1 ....... 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Matt Williams of the Diamondbacks is 5-for-7 with six RBIs after an 0-for-18 slump.

Who's not

The Braves, since scoring 10 runs at Cincinnati on Opening Day, have 30 runs in 12 games.

Line of the day

Todd Hollandsworth, Rockies, outfielder

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

5 ....... 3 ..... 3 ........7 ........ 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I did my job a little scary, but I still got it done. I wanted to pitch right away so I could redeem myself."

Roberto Hernandez, Royals closer who saved a game after blowing the save Saturday

On deck

Alex Rodriguez plays his first game in Seat tle tonight after sign ing with Texas in the off-season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck The Pirates' first 18 games are against Central Division foes.

He said it

"I haven't seen that play since I made it myself many years ago. Maybe that was the last time a guy threw the ball back so slowly to the pitcher."

Felipe Alou, Expos manager, after Marlins' Preston Wilson stole home on Randy Knorr's slow throw

He said it

"If I make quality pitches, I get outs, but I'm not making quality pitches right now so I'll have to come up with something."

Sidney Ponson, who's 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA in three starts.

The number

3

Cleanup hitters used by the O's through 12 games, including Chris Richard yesterday.

Schedule

16 Tam 7:05

17 Cle 7:05 CSN

18 Cle 7:05 CSN

19 CLE 3:05 54, 50

20 @ Tam 7:15 13

21 @ Tam 4:15 54, 50

22 @ Tam 1:15 54, 50

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