Baseball

September 04, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"Part of me didn't want to see him do it because I was the last one to do it."

David Cone, Red Sox pitcher who carried a six-hit shutout bid into the ninth inning while Yankees' Mike Mussina was nearly perfect Sunday night

On deck

The Twins are on pace to break the team records for extra-base hits, total bases and stolen bases.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"I knew it wasn't my best sinker that he hit out. When he came up again, I got it down in the zone, and he had to go after it."

Jason Jennings, Rockies rookie who gave up Barry Bonds' 58th HR, then got him to hit into double play

On deck

The Diamondbacks, who lead the Giants by 2 1/2 in the West, visit San Francisco for three games beginning today.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Rangers have hit 37 home runs in their past 19 games.

Who's not

The Tigers have been held to one or no runs in six of their past 12 games.

Line of the day

Ellis Burks, Indians designated hitter

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

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Armando Benitez of the Mets has 35 saves in 37 opportunities.

Who's not

The Phillies, who began last weekend as the NL's top defensive team, have made seven errors in their past two games.

Line of the day

Bud Smith, Cardinals starting pitcher

IP ........ R ...... H ...... BB ........ SO

9 .......... 0 ....... 0 ........ 4 ........... 7

Orioles

The Ripken countdown

25

Total games remaining

10

Home games remaining

Highlight: Ripken had 583 assists in 1984, an American League season record for shortstops.

Schedule

Tue. 4 @ Oak. 10:05 54, 50

Wed. 5 @ Oak. 3:35 CSN

Thu. 6 Off

Fri. 7 @ Sea. 10:05 54, 50

Sat 8 @ Sea. 10:05 54, 50

Sun 9 @ Sea 10:05 CSN

Mon 10 Off

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