Hot corner

July 30, 1998

Quote: "I don't know what the Yankees need Randy Johnson for. But if the Mariners trade him, he's going to make anybody that gets him a better team. There never is a perfect ballclub."

-- Indians manager Mike Hargrove, on reports that the Yankees are working on a trade with Seattle for the 1995 AL Cy Young Award winner.

It's a fact: The Twins' Otis Nixon stole his 580th base to tie Ozzie Smith for 19th on the all-time list.

Who's hot: The Athletics' Jason Giambi has a season-high 13-game hitting streak.

Who's not: The Athletics are 10-25 against AL East teams this season. They are 28-27 against the rest of the AL.

On deck: The Angels' Chuck Finley returns to the mound for his first start since Friday, when he suffered a bruised elbow after getting hit by a line drive while sitting in the dugout.

Pub Date: 7/30/98

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