Baseball

May 23, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jason Giambi of the Athletics has three doubles, four homers, 11 RBIs and 12 walks in the past 13 games.

Who's not

The Indians have not scored in their past 20 innings at Jacobs Field.

Line of the day

Doug Mientkiewicz, Twins first baseman

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

5 ...... 2 ..... 4 ...... 4 ....... 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Phil Nevin of the Padres has 24 extra-base hits among his 48 hits.

Who's not

Preston Wilson of the Marlins is in a 3-for-22 slump, and his average has slipped to .327.

Line of the day

Steve Finley, Diamondbacks center fielder

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

4 ...... 2 ..... 3 ....... 3 ....... 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"Is it fair to have hit a ball almost 400 feet to get a home run in left-center field?"

Mike Ilitch, Tigers owner, on the idea of moving in the fences at Comerica Park, where only 28 home runs have been hit in 20 games

On deck

David Cone of the Red Sox tonight makes his first start against the Yankees, for whom he pitched last year.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Matt Morris of the Cardinals goes for his seventh victory tonight, facing the Brewers.

He said it

"Eddie [Wade, Phillies general manager] told us not to have anybody warm up, the forecast was that bad."

Larry Bowa,Phillies manager

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