Hot corner

June 02, 1998

Quote: "A first-pitch strike is the most important pitch in baseball. You can just do a lot more if you throw the first pitch for a strike." -- Indians' Jaret Wright after throwing three-hitter against the Tigers.

It's a fact: The Devils Rays' Fred McGriff has gone 28 games, a stretch of 106 at-bats, without a home run. He did not hit one in May, the first time in his 12-year career that he's had a month with no homers.

Who's hot: With his scoreless effort last night, Tampa Bay reliever Roberto Hernandez ran his string of saves to nine straight.

Who's not: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte has lost three of his last four decisions after a five-game winning streak.

On deck: Mike Hargrove is two wins shy of tying Al Lopez (570) as the third-winningest manager in Indians history. Lou Boudreau (728) and Tris Speaker (616) rank 1-2.

Pub Date: 6/02/98

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