Baseball

May 16, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Mike Sweeney of the Royals has hit safely in 22 of 25 games, raising his average from .111 to .301

Who's not

Felix Martinez of the Devil Rays is 6-for-44 in his past 15 games, dropping his average from .320 to .252.

Line of the day

Doug Davis, Rangers starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

3 1/3 6 8 2 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Diamondbacks have seven homers in their past three games, accounting for 14 of their 16 runs.

Who's not

The Padres have scored only 20 runs in Bobby Jones' eight starts.

Line of the day

Javier Vazquez, Expos starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

9 0 2 0 9

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"What I want to see from the players is improvement. I don't want for us to go into another death spiral like we did last year."

Tom Hicks, Rangers owner

On deck

Bob Sheppard,Yankees P.A. announcer, will receive an honorary doctorate Saturday from Fordham.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"I'm doing the same things now that I did with the Mets. I'm just having fun."

Rickey Henderson, released a year ago by the Mets. He returned to Shea Stadium with the Padres last night.

On deck

Curt Schilling of the Diamondbacks and Darryl Kile of the Cardinals go for their sixth victories today.

ORIOLES

The number

.315

O's team batting average for the past six games.

He said it

"Somebody had to go down and I knew I was likely to be the guy."

Josh Towers, pitcher who was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.

SCHEDULE

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

16............17...............18....... ..19.........20............21.............22

Det..........Det..............Min......M in......Min..........Off............Ana

7:05........7:05...........7:05......7:0 5.....1:35..........................7:05

CSN........CSN..........CSN......CSN.....54,50.......................CSN

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