Baseball

April 06, 2002

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Who's hot

The Yankees' past three starters have combined to throw 20 1/3 scoreless innings.

Who's not

The Tigers have been outscored 27-4 since leading Tampa Bay 5-3 in the season opener.

Line of the day

Matt Lawton, Indians right fielder

AB R H RBI HR

3 3 2 1 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Who's hot

Barry Bonds is batting .636 with five homers and 11 RBIs through four games.

Who's not

The Cubs have dropped two of three despite Sammy Sosa's third homer in as many games.

Line of the day

Bobby Abreu, Phillies right fielder

AP R H RBI HR

4 2 4 3 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"Everybody has been really appreciative that a former player would come out here and spend some time with the creatures."

David Cone, former Yankees pitcher, on taking in Opening Day in the Bronx from the right-field bleachers

On deck

Hideki Irabu makes his first start as a Ranger as he faces the Angels.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

On deck

Kazuhisa Ishii of the Dodgers makes his major-league debut as he meets the Rockies.

He said it

"I came in the back door. I didn't want to walk by that guy out there."

Robin Yount, Diamondbacks first base coach and former Brewer, on avoiding a bigger-than-life bronze statue of him at Milwaukee's Miller Park

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