Baseball

August 23, 2004

He said it

"I guess that's what the lead is all about. You have fouls to give." Joe Torre, Yankees manager, whose team's lead in the AL East has shrunk from 10 1/2 games to 5 1/2 in a week

On deck

The Dodgers begin a 13-game trip today, then will play 23 of their final 26 regular-season games in California.

Who's hot

Larry Walker is batting .304 with four homers, 15 RBIs and 13 walks in 14 games with the Cardinals.

Who's not

Russell Branyan has struck out 22 times in 53 at-bats (41.5 per cent) since the Brewers got him from the Indians on July 26.

Line of the day

Calvin Pickering, Royals DH

AB R H RBI HR

3 2 2 6 2

ORIOLES

Today @ ATHLETICS 10:05 CSN

Tue. @ ATHLETICS 10:05 CSN

Wed. @ ATHLETICS 10:05 CSN

Thu. @ ATHLETICS 3:35 CSN

Fri. @ RANGERS 8:05 Chs. 13, 20

Sat. @ RANGERS 8:05 Chs. 54, 20

Sun. @ RANGERS 2:05 Chs. 54, 20

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM)

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