Baseball

September 23, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Matt Anderson of the Tigers has converted 19 consecutive saves chances, the longest active streak in the majors.

Who's not

Derek Lowe of the Red Sox has a streak of 13 consecutive win less starts, dating to 1997 with Seattle.

Line of the day

Rafael Palmeiro, Rangers DH

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 2 3 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Albert Pujols of the Cards is batting .455 (10-for-22) with 15 RBIs, two homers and seven runs in six games.

Who's not

The Brewers are 23 games under .500 for the first time since Oct. 3, 1993.

Line of the day

Paul Lo Duca, Dodgers catcher

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 2 3 1

He said it

"It's been 34 ugly ones."

Billy Koch, Blue Jays closer, on struggling despite reaching a career high in saves.

On deck

Mark Mulder of the Athletics goes for his 20th win in a matchup against the Mariners' Freddy Garcia.

Bonds: Chasing 70

Last night, vs. San Diego 1-for-4, double. HR pace: 70

Home runs through 149 games:

64

Today: vs. San Diego starter Junior Herndon.

ORIOLES

He said it

"I had better location, better breaking stuff, better everything."

Sean Douglass, comparing yesterday's second start to his major-league debut July 18.

The number

10

O's who reached base among the 18 faced by New York starter Sterling Hitchcock.

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