Hot corner American League

September 12, 1998

Quote: "It will take a miracle to catch [Cleveland]. But we'd like to prolong this as much as possible.

-- White Sox manager Jerry Manuel, after a 3-2 victory kept the Indians' magic number at six.

It's a fact: The Devil Rays' remaining 17 games are against teams competing for playoff spots and positioning.

Who's hot: The Tigers have hit 17 doubles in their past three games.

Who's not: The White Sox's Albert Belle is 2-for-13 in three games since hitting his 45th homer on Monday.

On deck: Dean Palmer is three home runs short of Steve Balboni's Royals record of 36. He tied Bo Jackson for fifth on the team single-season home run list.

Pub Date: 9/12/98

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