Baseball

September 05, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jim Thome's 857th career walk tied Tris Speaker for the Indians' team record.

Who's not

The Tigers have ensured a franchise-record eighth straight losing season.

Line of the day

Chris Carpenter, Blue Jays starting pitcher

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

9 ....... 0 ..... 6 ........ 0 ....... 12

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Tsuyoshi Shinjo of the Mets is batting .358 (24-for-67) against the Phillies.

Who's not

Bobby Abreu of the Phillies is hitting .171 (12-for-70) since Aug. 14 with no homers and eight RBIs.

Line of the day

Vinny Castilla, Astros third baseman

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

5 ........ 3 ...... 4 ........ 0 ........ 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"There are no hidden messages. We play this game to win and that's why we are all here. This year we've won a lot."

Mark McLemore, Mariners infielder/outfielder after team was first to clinch a playoff berth Monday

On deck

Roger Clemens of the Yankees goes for his league-leading 19th victory tonight, facing the Blue Jays.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"I just wasn't ready."

Allen Levrault, Brewers starter, who gave up five first-inning runs

On deck

Curt Schilling of the Diamondbacks tries to become the majors' first 20-game winner tonight, facing the Giants.

ORIOLES

The Ripken countdown

24

Total games remaining

10

Home games remaining

Highlight: Ripken played every game in a season 15 straight years, 1983 through 1997.

Schedule

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

Tue 11 Tor 7:05 CSN

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