Baseball

May 30, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Rey Sanchez of the Royals has a 16-game hitting streak.

Who's not

The Royals are off to the worst 51-game start (18-33) in the franchise's 33-year history.

Line of the day

Chris Carpenter, Blue Jays starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

9 0 6 1 7

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Sammy Sosa of the Cubs is 3-for-5 with the bases loaded this season, with 12 RBIs and one homer.

Who's not

Richie Sexson of the Brewers tied a major-league record by striking out five times in a nine-inning game.

Line of the day

Osvaldo Fernandez,Reds starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

3 2/3 9 7 2 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"It's like a politcial party. I vote straight DH all the way across. I never waver. I made a living as a DH." Hal McRae, Devil Rays manager, on how he fills out his All-Star ballot

On deck

Pedro Martinez, who hasn't beaten the Yankees in his past five starts, faces Mike Mussina tonight.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Mike Hampton of the Rockies tries to become the second eight-game winner in the NL tonight, facing the Dodgers.

He said it

"When you grow up playing football, you look at an injury like this and just tape it up and go. But in baseball, I really need my hands and my fingers." Gary Sheffield, Dodgers outfielder, who had been playing with a torn ligament in his index finger

ORIOLES

He said it

"I have a lot of confidence in Delino. He was this team's best hitter last season and he remains a very good hitter." Manager Mike Hargrove,on Delino DeShields (.207), who made first start in three games.

The number

1

Greg Myers' starts since May 17 despite his 17 RBIs in 17 games.

Schedule

Wed. 30

@Sea 10:05 CSN

Thurs. 31

@Sea 10:05 54, 50

Fri. 1

@Oak 9:35 CSN

Sat. 2

@Oak 4:05 54, 50

Sun. 3

@Oak 4:05 54, 50

Mon. 4

Off

Tue. 5

@NYY 7:05 13

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