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BY THE NUMBERS

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page E08

BY THE NUMBERS

14-4

The White Sox' record, their best through 18 games in the team's 104-year history

7-11

The Yankees' record, marking their worst start since 1997, the last year they didn't win the AL East

0

Runs allowed in the first inning by the Red Sox through 18 games

QUOTABLE

"It was a pathetic display of pitching."

Red Sox RHP Curt Schilling, who blew a 4-0 lead and gave up six runs and nine hits in seven innings of a 6-5 loss to the Devil Rays. Schilling has a 7.13 ERA in three starts

"He's playing the whole game."

Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire on CF Torii Hunter, a four-time Gold Glove winner with four straight 20-homer seasons who through 17 games is 10 for 10 on stolen base attempts.

TRANSACTION

Kansas City: Called up RHP Ambiorix Burgos from Class AA Wichita and optioned RHP Nate Field to Class AAA Omaha.

TODAY IN BASEBALL

1901: Chicago defeated Cleveland, 8-2, in the first American League game. Three other scheduled games were rained out. The game lasted 1 hour 30 minutes in front of a reported crowd of 14,000 at the Chicago Cricket Club.


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