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September 10, 1998

Quote: "They're [the White Sox] on the phone with North Carolina, looking to see if they can order more fireworks." -- Tigers manager Larry Parrish, whose pitchers allowed eight homers in two games against Chicago.

It's a fact: The Yankees' David Cone has 95 consecutive starts without back-to-back losses. The only longer streaks this century are 100 by Firpo Marberry and 96 by former Oriole Scott McGregor.

Who's hot: The Devil Rays' Quinton McCracken extended his hitting streak to 18 games last night, tying the record for the longest hitting streak for an expansion team set by Tommy Davis of the Seattle Pilots in 1969.

Who's not: The Rangers' Mike Simms had gone hitless in 29 consecutive at-bats before doubling in the sixth inning Tuesday night.

On deck: The Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen, who is 8-4 on the road despite a 5.36 ERA, opposes the Yankees' Andy Pettitte, who is 8-3 at home, at New York tonight.

Pub Date: 9/10/98

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