August 10, 2006
UP Ryan Howard, first baseman, Phillies -- The slugger is 13-for-32 (.406) with four homers and 14 RBIs in his past eight games. Garret Anderson, outfielder, Angels -- He's 10-for-27 (.370) with three home runs and nine RBIs in his past seven games. Anderson has hit .300 or better in three straight seasons, but he is at .283 this year. Brad Radke, starter, Twins -- With Francisco Liriano injured, Minnesota needs the veteran hurler to pitch well during its playoff push. So far Radke has delivered.
August 21, 2001
AMERICAN LEAGUE Who's hot The Blue Jays have committed 74 errors in 125 games, and their .985 fielding per centage is second in the AL. Who's not Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners has been caught stealing five times in his past seven attemps. Line of the day Raul Ibanez, Royals right fielder AB R H RBI HR 4 2 3 3 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE Who's hot Jose Mesa of the Phillies has not allowed an earned run in 18 2/3 innings, the second-longest streak in the majors. Who's not Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs lasted four-plus innings in his debut, giving up four hits and seven runs.