Baseball

April 04, 2002

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

Eric Milton of the Twins beat the Royals for the fourth time in a row and the 10th time in 12 career decisions.

Who's not

The White Sox's bullpen has already been tagged for eight runs on 10 hits and seven walks in the first two games.

Line of the day

Carlos Guillen, Mari ners shortstop

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 3 4 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Astros have gone a team-record 103 straight games without being shut out.

Who's not

The Padres are only 5-20 all-time at Bank One Ballpark.

Line of the day

Barry Bonds, Giants left fielder

AB R H RBI HR

2 3 2 4 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"If we can continue to play well, who knows what can happen. It's fun to come to the ballpark and watch these guys go out there with a never give-up attitude." Hal McRae, Devil Rays manager, on their 2-0 start

On deck

Joe Mays of the Twins meets the Blue Jays in Toronto's home opener.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Andy Benes of the Cardinals will make his first appearance since Aug. 30 of last season.

He said it

"I don't care if it was by a half-run, one run or 10 runs, we needed this win." Ron Gant, Padres left fielder, on salvaging the final game against the Diamondbacks

ORIOLES

He said it

"He's blessed that he's got such great athletic talent, but he's cursed because it doesn't really allow him to settle into one spot right now." Manager Mike Hargrove, on Melvin Mora

The number

1

Career victories for Jason Johnson in nine games against the Yankees.

Schedule

4

NYY 7:05 CSN

5

Bos 7:05 13

6

Bos 1:35 CSN

7

Bos 1:35 CSN

8

Off

9

T.B. 7:05 54

10

T.B. 7:05 CSN

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