Baseball

September 21, 2002

Who's hot

The Pirates have won seven of their past 10 home games.

Who's not

Esteban Loaiza of the Blue Jays has allowed 36 runs in 19 innings against the Devil Rays this season.

Line of the day

Carlos Lee, White Sox LF

AB ....... R .......... H .......... RBI ........... HR

3 .......... 3 .......... 2 ............ 4 ............... 1

On deck

The Reds play host to the Phillies in a doubleheader in the final weekend of Cincinnati's Cinergy Field.

He said it

"I don't think there's one pitcher in here that would mind coming out with two outs in the ninth inning of a shutout for him to go in."

Greg Maddux, Braves pitcher, on closer John Smoltz

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