Baseball

September 21, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Barry Zito of the Athletics has a 0.86 ERA during his six-game winning streak and is 9-1 in his past 10 starts.

Who's not

Ryan Rupe of the Devil Rays is 1-6 over his past 14 starts.

Line of the day

Eric Chavez, Athletics third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 3 4 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Todd Helton, the Rockies' first baseman, hasn't made an error in his past 64 games, and has just one all season.

Who's not

Jimmy Anderson of the Pirates lost for the eighth time in his past nine decisions.

Line of the day

Rondell White, Cubs outfielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 4 2 1

He said it

"I want to make sure the kids graduate, I want to teach them everything I know about baseball and I want to teach them everything I know about life." Tony Gwynn, on future job as San Diego St. coach

On deck

Baseball and the NL East race return to New York when the Mets play host to Atlanta.

Bonds: Chasing 70

Last night, vs. Houston, 2-for-3, 1 home run. HR pace: 71

Home runs through 147 games:

64

Today: vs. San Diego starter Brian Lawrence.

ORIOLES

He said it

"Right now, some of our young guys are overmatched at times. That's to be expected. Before you walk, you've got to crawl." Mike Hargrove, Orioles manager

The number

3

Times the Orioles have won consecutive games since the All-Star break.

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