Baseball

May 07, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Victor Santos of the Tigers is the only AL rookie pitcher who has not allowed an earned run. He has pitched 15 1/3 innings.

Who's not

Greg Vaughn of the Devil Rays has four hits and 13 strikeouts in his past 38 at-bats.

It's a fact

The Mariners, who lost, 11-3, yesterday, had been the only team in the majors not to allow 10 runs in a game.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Reds base stealers have been successful 18 straight times and have not been caught since April 25.

Who's not

Albert Pujols of the Cardinals has grounded into a major-league-leading 11 double plays.

Line of the day

Julio Lugo, Astros shortstop

AB ... R ... H .... RBI .... HR

5 ..... 3 ... 5 ..... 0 ....... 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"If he's sick, he needs to be at home. He doesn't need to be here. But I'm glad he played today."

Garret Anderson of the Angels on Tim Salmon, who got the game-winning hit after missing two games with a sinus infection

On deck

Frank Thomas is expected to rejoin the White Sox by Wednesday after his father's death. The funeral is tomorrow.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

A. J. Burnett of the Marlins, out since February due to a stress fracture in his right foot, starts tonight vs. Dodgers.

He said it

"I'm off to my best start because we're scoring runs. It's not how you pitch, it's when."

Curt Schilling, Diamondbacks pitcher, who is 5-0

ORIOLES

He said it

"His knuckle-curve, I never had a chance to experience it from that side of the plate. It looks weird."

Cal Ripken, on facing ex-teammate Mike Mussina

The number

3

Earned runs allowed by Jason Johnson in 27 innings at home this season.

Schedule

Mon. 7 Off

Tues. 8 @ Tam. 7:15 CSN

Wed. 9 @ Tam. 7:15 CSN

Thurs. 10 @ Tam. 7:15 CSN

Fri. 11 @ NYY 7:05 CSN

Sat. 12 @ NYY 1:05 13, 50

Sun. 13 @ NYY 1:05 13, 50

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