Baseball

May 31, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Mark Mulder of the Athletics has won his past five decisions.

Who's not

The Tigers have lost seven of eight games.

Line of the day

Pedro Martinez, Red Sox starting pitcher

IP R H BB SO

8 0 4 1 13

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Cubs have 31 wins before June 1 for only the third time in their history.

Who's not

The Reds finished off a 6-22 May -- their most losses in a month since 1952.

Line of the day

Jeffrey Hammonds, Brewers center fielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 3 3 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

"Anybody could have hit me today. I couldn't get any location or get ahead of the hitters." Albie Lopez, Devil Rays pitcher, on his struggles against the Athletics.

On deck

Chris Michalak of the Blue Jays tries to out-duel Boston's Hideo Nomo in a matchup of 5-3 pitchers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Dustin Hermanson of the Cardinals tries to top the Brewers and pick up his sixth win.

He said it

"They beat a good team, a team that went to the World Series. That has to help their confidence." Larry Bowa, Phillies manager, after his first-place team swept the Mets.

ORIOLES

He said it

"He looks a lot different hitting now. He looks pretty normal. Back then he was wide-open with this big leg kick." Brady Anderson on Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, whom he played against during a 1996 tour of Japan by a team of major-league All-Stars.

The number

0-9

Orioles' record at Safeco Field after last night's loss to the Mariners.

Schedule

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

Wed. 6

@NYY

7:05

54, 50

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