Hot corner

July 24, 1998

Quote: "I don't think anyone is standing here promising that Doug can be a savior for us. But he gives us a chance to be competitive. He's a guy with a big heart and a guy we think can help us." -- Indians GM John Hart on the acquisition of reliever Doug Jones, who pitched for Cleveland from 1986 to 1991.

It's a fact: Before rallying yesterday, the Angels had been 0-40 when trailing after eight innings.

Who's hot: Damion Easley extended his hitting streak to 19 games, the second time he's had a stretch that long. He's the first Tigers player to have two streaks that long in the same season since 1953, when the team began keeping such records.

Who's not: Before a third-inning single, Detroit's Brian Hunter was in a 0-for-22 slide.

On deck: Minnesota's Otis Nixon has 578 stolen bases and needs two more to tie Ozzie Smith for 19th on the career list.

Pub Date: 7/24/98

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