Baseball

April 25, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jose Cruz of the Blue Jays has an AL-high 17-game hitting streak.

Who's not

The bottom four spots in the Indians lineup went a combined 2-for-14.

Line of the day

Carl Everett, Red Sox center fielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 2 5 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Albert Pujols, a rookie with the Cardinals, leads the NL with a .377 average.

Who's not

The Cardinals are on pace to break their 2000 strikeout record, with 154 in their first 19 games.

Line of the day Moises Alou, Astros right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

5 3 4 4 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I grew up a die-hard Falcons fan. [Michael] Vick's a great player, but he's going to be unbelievable on turf."

Frank Thomas, White Sox slugger and Columbus, Ga., native on NFL team's top draft pick

On deck

Unbeatens Brad Radke (4-0) of the Twins and Pedro Mar tinez (2-0) of the Red Sox square off.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Unbeatens II: Jason Bere (3-0) of the Cubs faces Denny Neagle (2-0) of the Rockies.

He said it

"That was hard to be on the disabled list, especially when you can play. At 7 o'clock every night, I was frustrated."

Neifi Perez, Rockies Gold Glove shortstop who returned last night after missing 13 games

Orioles

He said it

"We've got to find out about our younger guys. If we look up this summer and these guys haven't played, what we've done has gone for nothing."

Manager Mike Hargrove , on decision to decrease Cal Ripken's playing time.

The number

.700

Orioles' winning percent age when scoring four runs or more (7-3).

Schedule

Wed. 25 @Det 7:05 CSN

Thurs. 26 @Det 1:05 54, 50

Fri. 27 @Min 8:05

Sat. 28 @Min 7:05 54, 50

Sun. 29 @Min 2:05 54, 50

Mon. 30 Tam 7:05 CSN

Tues. 1 Tam 7:05 CSN

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