Baseball

September 26, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners has hit safely in 127 games, a club record and eight shy of the major-league mark.

Who's not

Paul Shuey, Indians reliever, has four errors in eight chances this season.

It's a fact

The Devil Rays do nated their salaries from last night- about $250,000 - to the relief fund from the terrorist attacks.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Diamondbacks tied a major-league record with nine players who have at least 100 RBIs.

Who's not

The Cubs have lost 10 of their past 14 games and 11 of 16.

Line of the day

Ken Griffey, Reds center fielder

AB R H RBI HR

4 3 3 2 1

He said it

"The optimum is having a 15-game lead and playing the last-place team in the division while the second-place team is playing the 1927 New York Yankees."

Ed Wade, Phillies general manager

On deck

The Indians will put 25,000 tickets on sale Saturday for two possible AL Division Series games.

Bonds: Chasing 70

Last night, at Los Angeles 0-3, 0 home runs.

HR Pace: 71

Total through 152 games: 67

Today: vs. Los Angeles starter Terry Mulholland.

ORIOLES

He said it

"We'd like to do that. I talked to Cal about that. I don't know if we can or not, but we're going to try."

Manager Mike Hargrove, on Ripken appearing in 11 more games to reach 3,000 for his career.

The number: 40

Days between Jose Mercedes' last two wins, Aug. 15 and last night.

SCHEDULE

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

26.................27................... 28..............29................30.................1.....................2

@Bos..........@Bos..........@NYY.......@ NYY........@NYY..........Tor.................Tor

7:05..............7:05...............7:0 5..........4:05...........1:05.............7:05...............7:05

CSN.............CSN..............CSN.... ......CSN............54,50..........CSN..............CSN

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