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Old 09-03-2001, 01:37 PM   #1
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1) Yesterday's results--

AL
Yankees 1, Redsox 0
BlueJays 11, Tigers 0
A's 3, Devil Rays 1
Mariners 1, Orioles 0
Whitesox 19, Indians 10
Rangers 12, Royals 6
Twins 5, Angels 4

NL
Reds 8, Pirates 6
Braves 7, Cubs 4
Marlins 5, Mets 1
Expos 6, Phillies 2
Astros 1, Brewers 0
Giants 3, Rockies 1
Padres 1, Diamondbacks 0 (13)
Dodgers 7, Cardinals 3

2) Standings--

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Yankees 81 56 .591 - 43-26 38-30 41-16 18-12 12-20 WON 4
Redsox 71 64 .526 9 36-32 35-32 33-25 13-14 15-17 LOST 8
BlueJays 67 70 .489 14 33-36 34-34 30-30 13-10 16-20 WON 2
Orioles 55 81 .404 25 1/2 27-43 28-38 23-33 16-16 10-20 LOST 2
e-Devil Rays 49 88 .358 32 29-41 20-47 17-40 13-19 09-21 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Indians 77 59 .566 - 37-31 40-28 18-09 37-22 15-17 LOST 1
Twins 72 65 .526 5 1/2 42-30 30-35 13-19 37-20 13-17 WON 1
Whitesox 69 66 .511 7 1/2 37-30 32-36 15-11 29-26 13-23 WON 1
Tigers 55 80 .407 21 1/2 32-36 23-44 12-15 18-40 15-17 LOST 2
Royals 55 82 .401 22 1/2 30-41 25-41 13-19 22-35 12-18 LOST 1

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
z-Mariners 98 39 .715 - 45-20 53-19 28-11 31-10 27-12 WON 2
A's 80 57 .584 18 38-28 42-29 25-14 27-14 16-23 WON 1
d-Angels 70 67 .511 28 35-30 35-37 24-17 21-18 15-24 LOST 1
d-Rangers 62 75 .453 36 33-34 29-41 21-20 13-26 20-19 WON 1

NL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Braves 73 63 .537 - 34-38 39-25 30-23 19-14 15-17 WON 1
Phillies 72 64 .529 1 41-27 31-37 31-25 15-15 19-13 LOST 1
Mets 65 72 .474 8 1/2 40-32 25-40 30-27 11-19 14-18 LOST 1
Marlins 63 73 .463 10 37-26 26-47 23-30 17-16 11-21 WON 1
Expos 59 77 .434 14 29-35 30-42 24-33 13-20 14-14 WON 1

NL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Astros 80 56 .588 - 39-29 41-27 18-12 40-24 13-14 WON 1
Cubs 76 60 .559 4 41-26 35-34 15-09 37-27 15-18 LOST 1
Cardinals 73 63 .537 7 45-25 28-38 19-11 34-30 12-15 LOST 2
Brewers 60 75 .444 19 1/2 32-39 28-36 15-15 32-34 08-16 LOST 1
d-Reds 55 81 .404 25 23-46 32-35 12-09 25-42 14-19 WON 1
e-Pirates 50 85 .370 29 1/2 30-33 20-52 05-19 26-37 11-22 LOST 1

NL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks 78 59 .569 - 39-30 39-29 18-14 19-14 34-23 LOST 3
Giants 76 61 .555 2 44-24 32-37 18-14 18-15 30-27 WON 2
Dodgers 75 62 .547 3 41-30 34-32 17-15 22-14 30-24 WON 2
Padres 69 68 .504 9 32-37 37-31 17-15 24-12 22-32 WON 3
Rockies 59 76 .437 18 32-33 27-43 13-15 21-18 23-33 LOST 2

d--mathematically eliminated from winning the division title
e--mathematically eliminated from the postseason
z--clinched a tie for a postseason berth

3) Wild card standings--

AL WON LOST PCT GB
A's 80 57 .584 -
Twins 72 65 .526 8
Redsox 71 64 .526 8
Angels 70 67 .511 10
Whitesox 69 66 .511 10

NL WON LOST PCT GB
Cubs 76 60 .559 -
Giants 76 61 .555 1/2
Dodgers 75 62 .547 1 1/2
Cardinals 73 63 .537 3
Phillies 72 64 .529 4
Padres 69 68 .504 7 1/2

4) The Mariners clinched a tie for a postseason berth.

The Mariners will clinch a postseason berth today if they beat the Devil Rays.

5) The Braves regained 1st place in the NL East, over the Phillies.

6) The Pirates were mathematically eliminated from the postseason yesterday.

With a 50-85 record, they could still win 75 games, which is more than any of the wildcard contenders currently have. But, the Giants and Dodgers have 6 games remaining against each other and there is no combination of those games that can allow the Pirates to finish ahead of both teams.

7) The Reds were mathematically eliminated from winning the NL Central title.

With a 55-81 record, they could still win 81 games, which is more than anyone else in the division currently has. But, the Astros and Cubs have 7 games remaining against each other and there is no combination that will allow the Reds to finish ahead of both teams.

8) The Orioles will be mathematically eliminated from winning the AL East and the postseason if they lose to the A's. They will just be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if the Yankees beat the BlueJays.

9) The Royals clinched a losing season for the 7th consecutive year. It's their longest streak of losing seasons and prior to this streak, the only time they had back to back losing years was the team's first 2 seasons, 1969-70.

10) Magic numbers--

AL East--Yankees, 18
AL Central--Indians, 21
AL West--Mariners, 8
AL wild card--A's, 19

NL East--Braves, 26
NL Central--Astros, 23
NL West--Diamondbacks, 24
NL wild card--Cubs, 26

11) Race for postseason seeds--

AL--The Mariners have a 17 game lead over the Yankees for the top seed. The Yankees have a 3 1/2 game lead over the Indians for the 2nd seed.

NL--The Astros have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Diamondbacks for the top seed. The Diamondbacks have a 4 1/2 game lead over the Braves for the 2nd seed.

12) Today's schedule--

AL
Yankees (Sterling Hitchcock 3-3) at BlueJays (Roy Halladay 3-1), 1:05 PM
Indians (C.C. Sabathia 14-4) at Whitesox (Gary Glover 4-1), 7:05 PM
Devil Rays (Paul Wilson 6-8) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer 16-5), 10:05 PM
Orioles (Josh Towers 8-8) at A's (Tim Hudson 15-7), 10:05 PM

NL
Mets (Bruce Chen 7-6) at Phillies (Randy Wolf 6-10), 1:05 PM
Braves (Tom Glavine 12-7) at Expos (Tomo Ohka 1-2), 1:05 PM
Astros (Ron Villone 6-5) at Reds (Elmer Dessens 9-11), 1:15 PM
Cubs (Jason Bere 9-8) at Marlins (Matt Clement 8-9), 4:05 PM
Rockies (Jason Jennings 2-0) at Giants (Kirk Rueter 12-10), 4:05 PM
Brewers (Jeff D'Amico 1-1 and Ruben Quevedo 3-2) at Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong 0-3 and Jimmy Anderson 6-16), DH, 4:05 PM
Cardinals (Bud Smith 3-2) at Padres (Bobby Jones 8-16), 9:05 PM

13) Yesterday's HRs--

Alex Rodriguez--#41
Rafael Palmeiro--#38
Chipper Jones--#34
Bret Boone--#32
Brian Giles--#32
Paul Konerko--#28
Andruw Jones--#28
Ryan Klesko--#28
Garret Anderson--#26
Marty Cordova--#18
Ruben Sierra--#18
Preston Wilson--#16 & #17
Kevin Millar--#16
Todd Walker--#16
Jose Canseco--#13
David Ortiz--#13
Marlon Anderson--#11
Mark Grudzielanek--#11
Darrin Fletcher--#10
Ruben Rivera--#9
Cristian Guzman--#8
Todd Hundley--#6 & #7
Chris Singleton--#7
Desi Relaford--#6
Luis Alicea--#3
Denny Hocking--#3
Mark DeRosa--#3
Chris Donnels--#3
Chris Latham--#2
Karim Garcia--#1 & #2

14) HR leaders--

AL
1) Jim Thome--43
2) Alex Rodriguez--41*
3) Manny Ramirez--39
T4) Carlos Delgado--38
T4) Rafael Palmeiro--38*
6) Troy Glaus--36
T7) Jason Giambi--32
T7) Bret Boone--32*
9) Juan Gonzalez--31
10) Tino Martinez--29

NL
1) Barry Bonds--57
2) Sammy Sosa--53
3) Luis Gonzalez--51
4) Shawn Green--42
5) Todd Helton--41
6) Richie Sexson--35
T7) Jeff Bagwell--34
T7) Chipper Jones--34*
T9) Larry Walker--33
T9) Phil Nevin--33
T9) Gary Sheffield--33

*--hit 1 yesterday

15) Rafael Palmeiro tied Andre Dawson for 28th place on the all time HR list, with 438.

Palmeiro joined Babe Ruth as the only players to hit 38+ HR in 7 consecutive years. Ruth did it from 1926-32.
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1) Yankees P Mike Mussina came 1 strike away from a perfect game, before Redsox PH Carl Everett singled to left center on a 1-2 pitch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.

This was the 2nd time in Mussina's career that he took a perfect game into the 9th. On May 30, 1997, against the Indians, Sandy Alomar Jr. broke up his perfect game bid with 1 out in the 9th. Also, on August 4, 1998, he took a perfect game into the 8th, against the Tigers, before Frank Catalanotto broke it up with 2 outs.

Mussina's moved into 5th place in the AL with 30 RSAA, while his 3.39 ERA ranks 4th and his 182 SO are 2nd. Mussina's finished in the top 10 in the AL in each of the past 4 years and 6 of the past 7. He's also been in the top 10 in RSAA in each of the last 2 years and 6 times in the past 9, while he has a 6 year streak of being in the top 10 in SO.

2) Friday and Saturday's games were the first time in Fenway Park history that the Redsox took shutouts into at least the 8th inning in back to back games and lost both of them. Then, they did it again last night.

3) According to Redsox pitch coach, John Cumberland, he was fired yesterday. According to the team, he was "reassigned."

4) The Tigers traded P C.J. Nitkowski and cash to the Mets for a player to be named later.

Nitkowski had a 5.56 ERA and -4 RSAA in 56 games this year. He came into the season with -29 career RSAA and this is 2nd consecutive season with a negative RSAA and the 6th time he's done that in his 8 year career.

5) The Cardinals recalled P Bud Smith, who will return to the rotation today.

6) The Padres called up OF Mike Colangelo and 1B-OF Kevin Witt.

7) Reds GM Jim Bowden says MGR Bob Boone will return next year. Boone has a 2 year contract, through the 2002 season.

8) Cubs P Kerry Wood is scheduled to return to the mound on Friday, against the Braves.

Wood threw 50 pitches during a throwing session yesterday and according to MGR Don Baylor, "He was throwing about 95 or 96 mph with no pain. His curveball was pretty good."

The Cubs can really use a healthy Wood. He has a 3.50 ERA and 20 RSAA this season.

9) On Saturday, BlueJays 1B Carlos Delgado set the team record with his 472 career extra base hit and then added another yesterday.

Delgado set the record by hitting a triple, just his 1st of the season and 8th of his career.

Delgado's having another outstanding year, hitting .567 SLG, .409 OBA, .976 OPS, 52 RCAA, .726 OWP, 9.62 RC/G, 125 RC in 137 games. He's already passed 100 RC for the 4th consecutive year, is working on his 3rd 50+ RCAA year in the past 4 years and is having his 4th consecutive .900+ OPS season.

10) The Orioles called up 2B-OF Willie Harris and moved SS Mike Bordick from the 15 to the 60 day DL.
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1) According to Boston Globe, "With his fragile shoulder aching the day after his showdown with the Yankees, Pedro Martinez said yesterday the Red Sox would be wise to shut him down for the rest of the season if they fall hopelessly from playoff contention."

According to Martinez, "If you look at the long run, the future, I still have three years here. It would be wise to just let me get healthy whenever we can and do whatever possible to win later on if we're not going to win this year. But we still have chances, and I'm just here to help."

But, "General manager Dan Duquette unilaterally rejected the notion of shutting down Martinez, barring a significant setback, regardless of the team's place in the standings.

'The team is not going to shut Pedro down,' he said. 'We're paying him a lot of money to pitch. Our fans enjoy seeing Pedro Martinez pitch.'"

2) Meanwhile, Duquette says attempts to resign Hideo Nomo, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, have failed and the team will not try again after the after the season.

Nomo has a 4.18 ERA and 15 RSAA in 27 starts this season. After starting his career with 26 and 15 RSAA in 1995-96, Nomo had 3 consecutive negative RSAA seasons, before posting a 0 RSAA figure in 2000.

3) The Orioles lost 8 games in a 9 game homestand, for the first time in team history. But, the AP notes don't indicate whether that's limited to the time they were the Orioles, or whether it also includes when the franchise was the St. Louis Browns.

4) The Pirates are expected to call up C Humberto Cota, OF Chad Hermansen and Ps Bronson Arroyo, Rich Loiselle and Ryan Vogelsong before today's doubleheader.

5) Pirates CF Brian Giles became the first Pirate to have 100+ runs in 3 consecutive years since Dave Parker, in 1977-79.

Giles is having an outstanding year, hitting .605 SLG, .396 OBA, 1.001 OPS, 51 RCAA, .719 OWP, 9.89 RC/G, 126 RC in 133 games. He's working on his 3rd consecutive year with a 1.000+ OPS and 50+ RCAA and could have his 3rd consecutive .400+ OBA season.

6) The Reds are expected to call up C Corkey Miller today and move SS Barry Larkin from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

7) Giants MGR Dusty Baker says P Wayne Gomes will be activated from the DL today.

8) Albert Pujols tied the Cardinals rookie record with his 40th double, tying the mark set by Joe Medwick, in 1933. Meanwhile, the team's all time record is 64, by Medwick, in 1936, which is also the NL record.

Pujols will be the runaway winner in the NL Rookie of the Year voting and he's hitting .613 SLG, .404 OBA, 1.017 OPS, 54 RCAA, 129 RC in 135 games.

9) Cardinals P Steve Kline tied the team record with his 77th appearance of the season, tying the mark set by Mike Perez, in 1992.

Kline's having an outstanding season, with a 1.52 ERA, 23 RSAA and he currently has a streak of 28 consecutive scoreless innings.

10) Dodgers MGR Jim Tracy says the team is "strongly considering" a 4 man rotation down the stretch.

The rotation would consist of Kevin Brown, Terry Adams, Chan Ho Park and James Baldwin, with Eric Gagne being dropped.
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1) Marlins LF Cliff Floyd was disappointed after being out of the lineup on Friday. MGR Tony Perez responded by announcing Floyd will start every game the rest of the year.

Floyd's having the best year of his career, hitting .594 SLG, .385 OBA, .978 OPS, 47 RCAA, .721 OWP, 9.46 RC/G, 116 RC in 125 games. Expect for games, he's working on career high figures for every stat in the preceding sentence.

2) Giants SS Rich Aurilia was expected to have a day off yesterday, after tweaking his right knee on Saturday. But, he was in the lineup and the Giants are reportedly interested in getting a day off soon.

Aurilia's having his best year, hitting .571 SLG, .373 OBA, .944 OPS, 42 RCAA, .698 OWP, 8.55 RC/G, 115 RC in 131 games. He's also working on career highs in every stat in each of those stats, except for games.

3) Mets LF Benny Agbayani needs surgery, for a broken hamate bone in his right hand, and is out for the rest of the season.

Agbayani finishes the year hitting .399 SLG, .364 OBA, .763 SLG, 0 RCAA, .498 OWP, 5.62 RC/G, 46 RC in 91 games.

4) The Mets called up OF Timo Perez.

5) The Redsox activated P Rolando Arrojo from the DL.

6) After missing 2 games after having his wisdom teeth removed, Twins 1B Doug Mientkiewicz returned to the lineup.

Mientkiewicz slowed down a lot from his fast start, but is still hitting .494 SLG, .396 OBA, .890 OPS, 26 RCAA, .632 OWP, 7.92 RC/G, 100 RC in 132 games.

7) The Whitesox called up P Josh Fogg.

8) Dodgers RF Shawn Green extended his playing streak to 400 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
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MOST CAREER EXTRA BASE HITS, BLUEJAYS

1 Carlos Delgado 473
2 George Bell 471
3 Lloyd Moseby 451
4 Joe Carter 449
5 Tony Fernandez 418
6 Jesse Barfield 368
7 Willie Upshaw 331
8 John Olerud 328
9 Ernie Whitt 310
10 Shawn Green 298
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