Baseball

September 12, 2004

He said it

"I imagine we'll have a lot of White Sox fans and lot of Cubs fans who will come over there and root for us."

Jack McKeon, Marlins manager, joking about the crowd reaction he's expecting when playing at U.S. Cellular Field tomorrow and Tuesday

On deck

Roy Oswalt of the Astros goes for his 18th win tonight as he faces the Pirates.

Who's hot

The A's have been alone in first place in the American League West since Aug. 5, their longest such stretch since 1992.

Who's not

Steve Trachsel of the Mets has not won in six starts since beat ing Houston on Aug. 10.

Line of the day

David Bell, Phillies 3B

AB R H RBI HR

7 2 4 4 2

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