Baseball

September 28, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Corey Lidle, A's starter, is 11-2 since July 4, including four straight, and had his first complete game yesterday.

Who's not

The Angels are five games under .500 for the first time since July after losing six straight and 16 of 21.

Line of the day

Jason Giambi, A's first baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 2 3 2 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Jeff Bagwell of Astros needs 3 walks to be come first with 30 homers, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 100 walks 6 years in a row.

Who's not

Jason Jennings, Rockies rookie, was bashed by the Padres for seven hits and seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Line of the day

Phil Nevin, Padres third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

5 2 3 7 2

He said it

"The at-bat was pretty much for the fans who have acknowledged me. I've always had fine moments with the fans. ... "

Harold Baines, Eastern Shoreman, ex-Oriole ending his injury-dogged 22nd season, on fans' ovation be fore his likely last home at-bat for the White Sox.

On deck

Oakland at Seattle (10:05 p.m.), preview of the AL championship series?

Bonds: Chasing 70

Yesterday, no game. HR Pace: 71

Total through 153 games: 67

Today: vs. San Diego's Jason Middlebrook.

ORIOLES

The number : .381

Larry Bigbie's average (8-for-21) in his last five games before going 0-for-3 last night.

He said it

"I've hit a few balls against that wall, and I'd sure love to put one more dimple in it before I leave."

Cal Ripken, on Boston's Green Monster, during his pre-game ceremony last night at Fenway Park.

SCHEDULE

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

28..................29................30 .................1...................... 2....................3........................4

@NYY........@NYY........@NYY..........To r.................Tor.................Tor.....................Bos

7:05..............4:05...........1:05... ..........7:05...............7:05..............7:05...................7:05

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

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