Hot corner

May 23, 1998

Quote: "I told [Red Sox manager Jimy Williams] two weeks ago, 'I don't care what you do with me, I accept my role, but when those boys [Yankees] get here, I've got to play.' " -- Former Yankee Jim Leyritz, who went 1-for-4.

It's a fact: The Tigers' Tony Clark has 13 RBIs in his past 10 games after collecting just 14 in his first 32 games.

Who's hot: The Indians' Travis Fryman is batting .421 with four homers and 13 RBIs in his past nine games.

Who's not: The Blue Jays' Erik Hanson lasted two innings, giving up six runs and walking six. His ERA is 6.00.

On deck: Yankees left-hander David Wells needs to retire the first five batters he faces today against the Red Sox to break the major-league record of retiring 41 in a row set by the Giants' Jim Barr in 1972. Wells retired the last 10 batters in his start against the Royals on May 12, then sent down 27 Twins during his perfect game on Sunday.

Pub Date: 5/23/98

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