Baseball

May 17, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Manny Ramirez of the Red Sox has 48 RBIs in 39 games, including a key two-run single in last night's 4-3 loss to Minnesota.

Who's not

Ramon Hernandez of the Athletics has thrown out just four of 34 base-stealers this season.

Line of the day

Bartolo Colon, Indians starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

7 1/3 3 5 2 10

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Javier Vazquez of the Expos has not allowed a run in his past 16 innings through Tuesday night.

Who's not

The Reds have lost 10 of their past 11 at Cinergy Field, where they have the NL's worst home mark (6-15).

Line of the day

Darryl Kile, Cards starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

9 0 7 1 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I'm not surprised by anything he does, he's one of the best players in the game.

Jerry Narron, Rangers manager, on Alex Rodriguez who just missed hitting for the cycle by a single.

On deck

Ivan Rodriguez says he's ready to come off the 15-day DL for Texas, which has lost 14 of 16, vs. Cleveland tonight.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"We're trying to stop the bleeding. We're struggling to find the right combination."

Buddy Bell, Rockies manager on his team's bullpen woes (5-8 with a 5.28 ERA for the season).

On deck

John Smoltz of the Braves will make his first start since the '99 World Series. He missed last season after elbow surgery.

ORIOLES

The number

0

Times Delino DeShields has been thrown out stealing in eight attempts.

He said it

"If you had a gun pointed at my head and said, `Make a choice,' I'd say, `Yeah, he's going to be an everyday player.' "

Mike Hargrove, on Chris Richard

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