Baseball

October 07, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Athletics have won 28 of their past 32 games as they head into the playoffs.

Who's not

The Angels have lost 18 of their past 20 games.

Line of the day

Chris Gomez, Devil Rays shortstop

AB R H RBI HR

3 1 2 3 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Sammy Sosa of the Cubs is the first player since Ted Williams in 1949 to have at least 300 combined runs and RBIs in a season.

Who's not

The Pirates suffered their first 100-loss sea son since 1985.

Line of the day

Phil Nevin, Padres third baseman

AB R H RBI HR

4 3 3 6 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I came here at the right time. I played with the right people. I was a little part of the right team. ... You expect to win, but not the way we've won here."

Paul O'Neill, Yankees outfielder, on his career.

On deck

Aaron Sele of the Mariners, makes his final regular-season start as Seattle closes its record-breaking season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

He said it

"Who wants to start the season and shoot for second place? We've got everything in sight."

Mike Matheny, Cardinals catcher, on the battle for the NL Central title against the Astros.

On deck

Jimmy Anderson of the Pirates tries to avoid his 18th loss of the year, facing the Cubs.

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