Hot corner

August 28, 1998

Quote: "I'm a proven so-so player." -- Former Oriole Jeff Manto, recently outrighted to Triple-A by the Indians.

ZTC It's a fact: Pete Schourek's ERA with Boston increased from 8.10 to 8.68 in his four games since being obtained from Houston.

Who's hot: Toronto's Kelvim Escobar, a converted reliever, has allowed just eight earned runs in 35 innings during his first five major-league starts.

Who's not: Minnesota's Todd Walker, second in the AL batting race, went 0-for-13 in a three-game series against Tampa Bay, dropping his average 10 points to .329.

On deck: Texas' Rick Helling goes for his 17th victory -- tied for second-best in the AL -- in the first game of a doubleheader

against Chicago today.

Pub Date: 8/28/98

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