Hot corner AMERICAN LEAGUE

June 20, 1998

Quote: "Before, when I came to the park, I was always ticked off. Now, I'm real happy. I'm having fun. If I don't get a hit tonight? No problem. I'll come back tomorrow." -- Rangers' Juan Gonzalez on his change in attitude since reaching major leagues at 19 in 1989.

It's a fact: The Twins' Otis Nixon moved into sole possession of 21st place on the all-time stolen-base list with a steal in the first inning against the White Sox last night, the 569th of his career.

Who's hot: The Devil Rays' Wade Boggs singled against the Red Sox to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, longest of the season by a Tampa Bay player. Boggs is 148 hits short of 3,000 for his career.

Who's not: Tigers left-hander Justin Thompson, who was an All-Star last season, is 0-5 at Tiger Stadium this season.

On deck: The White Sox's Frank Thomas needs three doubles to tie Eddie Collins for fourth place on the team's all-time list at 265 and one RBI for 900.

Pub Date: 6/20/98

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