Power surge (nine
homers in 11 games) from a powerful man (6'4", 250 pounds) gave the
Phillies first sacker a big-league-best 53 home runs and-check this out-134
RBIs through Monday. Last year's NL Rookie of the Year may have an MVP trophy
coming his way. Teammate David Dellucci: "He's a freak of nature."
New Mexico State
It's over! O.K.,
they were playing Division I-AA Southern Louisiana, but the Aggies, helped by
RB Justine Buries (right), snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 30-15 win.
"Considering where we were at," said QB Chase Holbrook, who passed for
381 yards and two TDs, "we were just happy with what we got."
Superprospect Evgeni Malkin, freshly bolted from Russia, should soon join Sid
the Kid, and the phenoms may have a neat place to play: The city approved
spending that by next month could land space for a new arena.
Five days after inking a five-year, $73 million contract, Astros righty was
perfect for six innings en route to shutting down the Mets-the team that
coveted him at the trade deadline.
(through Sunday he'd had a big-league-high 312 at bats without a homer) is also
a freak of nature-the Devil Rays drafted him after seeing him jump over a car.
But the speedster has three SBs since Aug. 1, is hitting .218 and has spent the
year with Tampa Bay and (now) K.C.-the AL's worst teams.