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June 29, 1998

Quote: "He's gifted. It's something you can't put a finger on. He has that mental edge at the plate. You look at all your great hitters through the years, guys like [Rod] Carew and [George] Brett, and they had that same thing." -- Red Sox hitting coach Jim Rice on Boston's Nomar Garciaparra.

It's a fact: Ken Griffey's 32nd homer yesterday was No. 326 of his career, moving him past Willie Horton for 63rd place on the all-time list. Chili Davis is 62nd with 328.

Who's hot: Athletics rookie Ben Grieve had two doubles against the Rockies. In the three-game series, Grieve went 9-for-13 with eight RBIs.

Who's not: The Rangers' Aaron Sele, who lasted only five innings yesterday, has given up at least five earned runs in four of his last seven starts.

On deck: The Phillies will play their first-ever regular-season game at Yankee Stadium tomorrow night.

Pub Date: 6/29/98

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