April 19, 2001


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


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


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.


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


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


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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