Baseball

September 01, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jermaine Dye, who had 32 RBIs in Au gust, has driven in 38 runs in 35 games since joining the A's in a July 25 trade.

Who's not

Israel Vales of the Angels has lost four of his last five decisions.

Line of the day

Jose Valentin, White Sox third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 2 5 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Vladimir Guerrero of the Expos is hitting .532 (25-for-47) against the Phillies this year with seven homers and 18 RBIs.

Who's not

Jamey Wright of the Brewers has hit at least one batter in nine straight games.

Line of the day

Robin Jennings, Reds right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

5 2 2 7 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"A lot of these TV guys now [play up to players]. They favor certain guys. you don't do that--even if it's your buddy. If he gets [beat] out there, you talk about it."

David Wells, White Sox pitcher and possible future broadcaster

On deck

Off the DL special: Yankees' Orlando Hernandez against Red Sox's Pedro Martinez, seeking first wins after DL.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it"

No, because we haven't been good the last seven years. I don't think you can change people's minds in one baseball season."

Larry Bowa, Phillies manager, on whether he was surprised that the Phillies' attendance is so low

On deck

Terry Adams makes his 18th straight start today for the Dodgers after 363 straight relief appearances.

ORIOLES

The Ripken countdown

28: Total games remaining

12: Home games remaining

Highlight: Ripken won two Gold Gloves, in 1991 and 1992.

SCHEDULE

Sat.............Sun...............Mon... ..............Tue................Wed..............Thu.................Fri.

1...................2................... .3.......................4.............. ........5....................6......................7

Sea...............Sea.............@Oak.. ...........@Oak...........@Oak...........Off...............@Sea

4:05.............1:35..............10:05 .............10:05.............3:05..................................10:05

45................54,50.............54,5 0..............54,50.............CSN..................................54,50

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