Baseball

April 19, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot: The Twins led the league in batting aver age, on-base percent age and slugging percentage entering yesterday.

Who's not: Kansas City Royals have blown four saves this year and 60 since the start of the 1999 season.

Line of the day

Alex Gonzalez, Blue Jays shortstop

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

4 ....... 0 ..... 3 ...... 2......... 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot:

John Vander Wal of the Pirates hit a bases-empty homer, a double and two-run single against the Astros.

Who's not:

Shane Reynolds of the Astros allowed nine hits and seven runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Pirates.

Line of the day

Tom Glavine, Braves, starting pitcher

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

7 ..... 0 .... 3 ..... 4 ..... 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"They're just a scrappy bunch of boys that'll come back and beat you."

Tony Muser, manager for the Royals, on the 11-3 Twins, who have eight come-from-behind wins

On deck: Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox will try to beat the Devil Rays for the second time this season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck:

Jose Rijo, ex-Reds pitcher who has been out of the majors since 1995 elbow surgery, wants to make a come back.

He said it:

"Defensively and hitting, I say he's a superstar."

Expos manager Felipe Alou of Jose Vidro, who hit a 428-foot, three-run homer against the Mets.

He said it

"I'm the only guy on the planet without a cell phone. They couldn't even call me."

Chad Paronto, who didn't find out he had been promoted to the majors until arriving at his Massachusetts home Tuesday night.

The number

7

Orioles with batting averages below .200 going into last night.

Schedule

Thurs. 19 Cle. 3:05 54, 50

Fri. 20 @ Tam. 4:15 54, 50

Sat. 21 @ Tam. 4:15 54, 50

Sun. 22 @ Tam. 1:15 54, 50

Mon. 23 Off

Tues. 24 @ Det. 7:05

Wed. 25 @ Det. 7:05 CSN

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