April 17, 2004

On deck

Mark McGwire, who retired after the 2001 season, returns to Busch Stadium today to throw out the first pitch.

He said it

"We're going to have three sellouts here, with our top three against [theirs]. For April ... , this is as good as it gets. But when I picked up USA Today, it's all Red Sox-Yankees." Ken Macha, A's manager, before the weekend series with the Angels

Who's hot

Geoff Jenkins of the Brewers extended his errorless streak in the

Who's not

Denny Stark of the Rockies has allowed six home runs and 15 earned runs in two starts for a 16.20 ERA.

Line of the day

Jody Gerut, Indians RF


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