Hot corner

August 26, 1998

Quote: "I thought I was going to struggle a little bit. The last-second notice is always tough for anybody, even if you're an everyday player." -- Frankie Rodriguez, who pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings as a last-minute starter for the Twins.

It's a fact: Wade Boggs is one hit away from becoming the 30th player with 2,900 hits.

Who's hot: The Twins' Pat Meares has hit in 22 of the past 23 games.

Who's not: The Devil Rays went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position during the first four innings.

On deck: Devil Rays pitchers have hit 73 batters and are on pace to finish with 92. The major-league record of 85 was set by the 1895 Pirates.

Pub Date: 8/26/98

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