Baseball

April 05, 2002

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Devil Rays are three games over .500 for the first time since April 24, 1999.

Who's not

Alex Rodriguez of the Rangers has started the season in a 1-for-13 slump.

Line of the day

Raul Mondesi, Blue Jays right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

5 3 4 3 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Pirates have a winning record for the first time since Aug. 15, 1999.

Who's not

Jamey Wright of the Brewers remained winless in his career against the Astros. He is 0-6 with a 6.71 ERA in 10 starts.

Line of the day

Brad Penny, Marlins pitcher

IP H R BB SO

9 4 0 3 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"We'll play well. I guarantee we won't lose 162 ballgames. That's a guarantee. You've got my promise."

Phil Garner, Tigers manager, after his team was swept by the Devil Rays for an 0-3 start

On deck

Andy Pettitte of the Yankees faces the Devil Rays in New York's home opener.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Jason Bere of the Cubs meets the Pirates in the Wrigley Field opener.

He said it

"He's on a pace for 324. Really, nothing else need be said."

J.T. Snow, Giants first baseman, on teammate Barry Bonds' home run pace before the slugger was kept in the park last night.

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