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Bests Of The Day

April 09, 2002

BATTING

Craig Biggio, Houston: Delivered the first cycle of his 13-year career, going 4 for 4 with a two-run homer, triple, two-run double, and a single while driving in four runs at Colorado.

Alfonso Soriano, New York (AL): His career high five hits in seven at bats included a three run homer.

Robin Ventura, New York (AL): Hammered the Blue Jays staff for six RBI, going 3 for 4 with a homer and a three-run double.

Jacque Jones, Minnesota: Went 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs in a losing cause against Cleveland.

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PITCHING

Brian Lawrence, San Diego: Tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout and second complete game, retiring 13 Diamondbacks in a row.

Ron Villone, Pittsburgh: Gave up four hits while striking out three in 71/3 shutout innings against the Reds.

Kevin Millwood, Atlanta: Improved to 5-0 all-time at Philadelphia, allowing one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts.

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