Baseball

September 09, 2004

He said it

"I've always said when you don't go into the playoffs, they forget your year the day after."

Jim Thome, Phillies slugger, after reaching 40 home runs for the fourth straight season

On deck

The Astros, looking to keep their wild-card lead, face the Pirates today in a double header.

Who's hot

The Marlins, 10 games over .500 after a nine-game winning streak, tied their season high.

Who's not

The Mets haven't had a lead in 58 innings and have lost 12 straight games.

Line of the day

Scott Downs, Expos P

IP H R BB SO

9 5 0 1 4

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