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July 04, 1998

Quote: "If it were [the Mariners'] Lou Piniella [managing], he'd take [Alex] Rodriguez. If it were [the Yankees'] Joe Torre, he'd take [Derek] Jeter. If it were me, I'd take Nomar [Garciaparra]. You can't go wrong with any of them." -- Red Sox manager Jimy Williams, on AL All-Star shortstop selections.

It's a fact: Tony Fernandez's double last night was his 1,319th hit as a Blue Jay, tying him with Lloyd Moseby for most hits in franchise history.

Who's hot: The Red Sox's Nomar Garciaparra had three hits last night to extend his hitting streak to 24 games.

Who's not: Not including Rolando Arrojo, who is 10-5, Tampa Bay's starters have a combined record of 11-36.

On deck: Rangers All-Star Aaron Sele (11-5) tries to become the AL's first 12-game winner as he faces one of the first half's biggest disappointments, the division-rival Mariners.

Pub Date: 7/04/98

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