Baseball

April 28, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Red Sox have won eight of 11 and im proved to 11-3 at Fen way Park.

Who's not

The Devil Rays com mitted their 26th and 27th errors of the sea son against the Tigers.

Line of the day

Rusty Greer, Rangers left fielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 3 3 3 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez has 13 April home runs, matching the majors' record for the month.

Who's not

Cubs' Sammy Sosa is 1-for-18 vs. Rockies' Brian Bohanon, in cluding 0-for-3 Thursday.

Line of the day

Eric Owens, Marlins right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

6 4 5 1 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"There's really no magic formula. We'll just work through it." Joe Torre, Yankees manager, on his team's mediocre start.

On deck

Paul Abbott of the Mariners, who has been on the DL all sea son, is expected to start today at Chicago.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Top lefties at work: Atlanta's Tom Glavine meets Arizona's Randy Johnson to night in Phoenix.

He said it

"It's like a spitball or something. It's 90-something mph, and it moves down eight inches or more." Larry Dierker , Houston manager, about pitcher Wade Miller's sinking fastball.

ORIOLES

He said it

"I was impressed the way B. J. handled stretching out. He got ahead more often [in the count] and showed he could come back. ... It was a positive day for him." -- Pitching coach Mark Wiley, on left-handed reliever B. J. Ryan's 3 1/3 innings Thursday.

The number 29

Runs scored by the Ori oles after the fifth inning through 22 games.

Schedule

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

Fri. 4 NYY 7:05 CSN

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