Baseball

May 09, 2001

American League

Who's hot

The Indians have scored 81 runs during their nine-game winning streak.

Who's not

Mike Sweeney of the Royals is hitting .176 (9-for-51) against AL Central teams.

Line of the day

Eric Milton,Twins starter

IP R H BB SO

9 0 4 2 7

National League

Who's hot

Brian Jordan of the Braves has a 14-game hitting streak.

Who's not

Derek Bell of the Pirates is in a 2-for-31 slump and is batting .126 (17-for-103).

It's a fact

Preston Wilson is the only Marlin to start all 30 games at the same position and bat in the same spot in the order.

American League

"If it was like that in places like Toronto, Anaheim and Oakland, I think is going to be like that every place this year."

Alex Rodriguez, Rangers shortstop, on being booed

On deck

Aaron Sele of the Mariners goes for his sixth victory without a loss tonight, facing the Red Sox.

National League

On deck

Mike Hampton of the Rockies faces his old team, the Mets, tonight for the first time.

He said it

"It got to the point where I had to take care of it, health-wise and everything. I was in real bad shape."

Dave Smith, returning to the Padres as pitching coach after treatment for alcoholism

ORIOLES

The number

3

Orioles victories when scoring three runs or fewer

He said it

"He was looking for that pitch and he got what he wanted. Good for him and bad for the team."

Jose Mercedes,on Fred McGriff's game-winning home run last night

Schedule

Wed..........Thurs...........Fri........ .....Sat..........Sun.............Mon..............Tues.

9................10................11... ...........12............13................14...................15

@Tam......@Tam........@NYY........@NYY.. ...@NYY...........Off................Det

7:15..........7:15............7:05...... .....1:05........1:05....................................7:05

CSN............CSN...........CSN........ .13,50.......13,50..................................CSN

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