Baseball

May 02, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Manny Ramirez of the Red Sox is averaging 1.24 RBIs a game, a pace that would give him over 200 for the season.

Who's not

The Tigers, at 8-15, had a losing record in April for the eighth consecutive season.

Line of the night

Mike Mussina,Yankees pitcher

IP H R BB SO

9 3 0 0 10

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Mike Piazza went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the Mets beat the Astros, 8-2, Monday.

Who's not

The Expos went 3-10 on their longest road trip of the season and have lost their past five series.

Line of the night

Jeff Kent,Giants 2B

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 3 7 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"This is just about as good as I can pitch."

Mike Mussina,Yankees pitcher, who limited the Twins to three hits in earning his first win in his last five starts and recording his 16th career shutout.

On deck

Chris Holt, a Dallas native, will make his first appearance ever vs. the Rangers as the Tigers' starter tonight.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Kevin Brown,who has a league-leading 1.03 ERA, and the Dodgers visit the Reds tonight at Cinergy Field.

He said it

"I feel like I earned my way back. It was not just given, and that was very important to me."

Deion Sanders,who went 3-for-3, including a three-run homer, in his first major-league game since 1997 to help the Reds beat the Dodgers.

ORIOLES

He said it

"We're not as good as some people think we are, but we're not as bad as a lot of people think we are. We're somewhere in the middle."

Manager Mike Hargrove,on his Orioles

The number 13

Times the Orioles play Tampa Bay in their first 35 games.

Schedule

Wed. 2

Tam 7:05 CSN

Thurs. 3

NYY 7:05 CSN

Fri. 4

NYY 7:05 CSN

Sat. 5

NYY 1:35 13, 50

Sun. 6

NYY 1:35 13, 50

Mon. 7

Off

Tues. 8

@ Tam 7:15

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