Baseball

April 18, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Manny Ramirez of the Red Sox has a 12-game hitting streak.

Who's not

The Blue Jays have committed an error in five straight games.

Line of the day

Travis Harper, Devil Rays, starting pitcher

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

2 ..... 7 ..... 4 ...... 3....... 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Giants have the longest string of con secutive sellouts in the majors with 84

Who's not

The Expos have lost three straight and six of seven after a 6-1 start.

Line of the day

Todd Zeile, Mets, first baseman

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

4 ....... 2 ..... 3 ...... 3 ........ 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"It's kind of weird because they're a great team. To get all of my four saves against them is strange." Todd Jones, closer for the Tigers, who are 4-0 against the White Sox

On deck

The Devil Rays won't play a 2000 playoff team until the Athlet ics on May 29, their 51st game.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Ben Sheets makes the first of two starts for Triple-A Indianapolis today and will rejoin the Brewers on April 28.

He said it

"We didn't come here to play for four hours and freeze our backsides off and not win a ballgame."

Scott Rolen of the Phillies, who beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field, where the temperature was 41 with a wind chill of 16

He said it

"We're not actively trying to trade him. Greg is an Oriole and he'll continue to play." Mike Hargrove, on backup catcher Greg Myers

The number

2.25

The O's bullpen's ERA through 13 games, com pared with 6.17 at this time last season.

Schedule

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

24 @ Det. 7:05

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