May 14, 1995
On the field: The one hitter in the Cleveland lineup who has been hurting the Orioles is third baseman Jim Thome. A left-handed slugger, Thome homered to the opposite field against Kevin Brown on Friday, then hit a homer to right-center against Mussina yesterday.In the dugout: Kevin Bass doubled with two outs in the fifth inning, moving Brady Anderson to third. The left-handed-hitting Rafael Palmeiro came to bat against the right-handed Mark Clark, and one of the options for Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove was intentionally walking Palmeiro.
September 24, 1998
Quote: "It was low and he golfed it. What pitch can't he hit out?" -- Athletics catcher A. J. Hinch on Ken Griffey's 55th home run Tuesday night.It's a fact: Ben Grieve's second-inning single Tuesday night gave him the Oakland record for most hits by a rookie. He broke the record of 161 hits by Mark McGwire in 1986.Who's hot: The Red Sox's Mo Vaughn has a 12-game hitting streak.Who's not: The Angels have lost seven of nine games and 11 of 16.On deck: The Rangers' Juan Gonzalez has 46 doubles, leaving him three behind the club record by Rafael Palmeiro in 1991.
May 4, 1999
Blue Jays: In 22 career games in the Kingdome, Carlos Delgado has 12 homers and 25 RBIs. In the four-game series, he had three homers and seven RBIs.Indians: This was Kenny Lofton's second four-hit game of the year. Sandy Alomar was at designated hitter for the first time this year.Mariners: Rafael Bournigal, who is filling in at shortstop for the injured Alex Rodriguez, committed his first error in 96 games since Aug. 26, 1997, when he played with Oakland. Seattle allowed 11 runs or more for the fourth time this year.
May 19, 2002
Who's hot Bobby Estalella of the Rockies is 7-for-16 with nine RBIs in his past five games. Who's not Athletics starting pitchers are 14-22 this season. Line of the day Barry Bonds, Giants LF AB R H RBI HR 3 3 3 3 2 On deck Mark Buehrle of the White Sox tries to become the AL's first eight-game winner to day, facing the Angels. He said it "I hit that ball as well as I can hit one. It's just too big out there. Now I know why Juan [Gonzalez] had such trouble playing here - and he's twice as strong as I am."