Baseball

April 04, 2002

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Devil Rays turned four double plays in a win over the Tigers.

Who's not

The Royals already have four players on the DL: Darrell May, Roberto Hernandez, Kris Wilson and Mark Quinn.

Line of the day

Robert Fick, Tigers catcher

AB R H RBI HR

4 1 3 1 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Vicente Padilla of the Phillies struck out a career-high seven for his first major-league win.

Who's not

Kevin Millwood of the Braves, is only 17-21 in his past 38 decisions.

Line of the day

Pokey Reese, Pirates second baseman

AB R H RBI HR

3 0 3 3 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"Phil told me he wants to jump-start the offense, get on base and create havoc." Bobby Higginson, Tigers left fielder, on manager Phil Garner batting him leadoff

On deck

Joe Mays of the Twins meets the Blue Jays.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

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

He said it

"It was an interesting winter. Seemed like a new team every day."

Pokey Reese, Pirates second baseman, on changing teams three times last winter

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