Baseball

April 27, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Mariners are a major-league best 18-4 and have won seven straight games and 11 of 12.

Who's not

Mike Mussina is 0-3 with a 6.29 ERA in his past four starts.

Line of the day

Hideo Nomo, Red Sox pitcher

IP H R BB SO

7 1 0 5 8

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Reds swept the Giants in San Francisco for the first time since 1996.

Who's not

The Mets are tied for last in the NL East at 8-13 after getting swept by the Brewers.

Line of the day

Desi Relaford, Mets third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 4 2 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I call him `Cacique.' That's `big man' or `big chief.' That's the only Spanish I know except for beer."

Charlie Manuel, Indians manager, on Juan Gonzalez.

On deck

Darren Oliver of the Rangers will look to go 5-0 at Jacobs Field against the Indians.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Kerry Wood of the Cubs will look for his first win against the Giants at Pac Bell Park.

He said it

"It was a good day to hit one halfway decent in the air."

Tyler Houston of the Brewers after hitting his first grand slam, against the Mets.

Orioles

He said it

"I hope this doesn't mean I have to have 15 kids."

Chris Holt, Tigers starter, on his first win of the season coinciding with news that he and his wife are expecting their first child.

The number

.195

Combined batting average of yesterday's out field of DeShields, Mora and Anderson.

Schedule

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

Wed. 2 Tam 7:05 CSN

Thurs. 3 NYY 7:05 CSN

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