Baseball

May 20, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Tigers have 28 runs and 36 hits in their past two games.

Who's not

The White Sox have hit .195 with 11 runs during their five-game losing streak.

Line of the day

Ichiro Suzuki,Mariners right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 0 0 0 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Luis Gonzalez of the Diamondbacks has a 14-game hitting streak.

Who's not

Greg Maddux(3-4) of the Braves hasn't been under .500 this late in the season since 1992, when he was 5-6 on June 9.

Line of the day

Bubba Trammell, Padres right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

3 4 2 6 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"He almost caught a no-hitter in his first game out, and he got his first hit, so he's probably going to sleep well tonight." Art Howe, Athletics manager, on Tom Wilson, a 30-year-old who homered in his major-league debut

On deck

The Red Sox play only the Yankees and Blue Jays in their next four series.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"It's understandable. They're going to show disapproval when we play like this."

Kevin Appier, Mets pitcher, on the boos from the Shea Stadium crowd of 46,346

On deck

The Marlins will face Mike Hampton, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux over the next four days.

ORIOLES

The number

2

Relief appearances for Chuck McElroy, going into last night, since his last start on May 3.

He said it

"There were probably three balls hit [Friday] that would have been out of the ballpark with regular dimensions. The sad thing is, we hit all three of them."

Mike Hargrove,Orioles manager

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