Baseball

April 17, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Scott Brosius of the Yankees is the only player in the majors to hit safely in all his team's games this year.

Who's not

The Tigers have not had a winning record in April since 1993, the last time they finished above .500.

It's a fact

Raul Mondesi of the Blue Jays, who has a salsa album coming out, is introduced by his own song when he comes up to bat.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Rick Reed of the Mets has 14 strikeouts and no walks in 25 innings.

Who's not

The Phillies and Cubs, who were snowed out of their Wrigley Field game. The wind chill was 15 degrees.

Line of the day

John Rocker, Braves, reliever

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

1 ...... 2 ...... 2 ...... 1 ...... 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"Winning a batting crown would be pretty neat."

Jason Giambi of the Athletics, third in AL hitting and bidding to become the sixth AL player to follow an MVP season with a batting title

On deck

Ramon Ortiz of the Angels goes for a 3-0 start tonight, facing the Athletics.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Barry Bonds goes for home run No. 500 to night, as the Giants play host to the Dodgers.

He said it "Baseball is generally played outside. You just deal with things the way they are."

Jeromy Burnitz of the Brewers, who will be playing in chilly Cincinnati after nine games in climate-controlled Miller Park

He said it "I'm not always stupid. Sometimes I am, but not always. When a guy's swinging the bat well, you put him in the lineup and let him continue that."

Mike Hargrove, on giving Greg Myers his third straight start and batting him fifth.

The number

2

Orioles who have hit in the same spot in the or der for all 13 games (Mike Bordick, second; Jerry Hairston, ninth).

Schedule

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

23 Off

* All games are broadcast on WBAL (1090AM)

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