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July 31, 1998

Quote: "The last nine days have been miserable. I kind of forgot where to go after we won. It was nice to meet at the pitcher's mound today and high-five everyone."

-- Athletics' Matt Stairs after Oakland broke a nine-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox.

It's a fact: Kenny Rogers is 8-0 in 13 home starts in his first season with the Athletics.

Who's hot: Jose Offerman of the Royals singled and doubled to (( extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games.

Who's not: In his past two starts, Boston's Steve Avery has allowed 11 runs on 10 hits and eight walks in 5 2/3 innings.

On deck: The Yankees, who reportedly are interested in trading for Mariners ace Randy Johnson, begin a three-game series in Seattle tonight. Johnson is scheduled to pitch Sunday for the Mariners.

Pub Date: 7/31/98

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