Hot corner

May 17, 1999

Quote: "The more I get caught up in long ball the less I hit it." -- Tony Clark of the Tigers, who hit 34 homers last year, after his first homer in 75 at-bats over 23 games

It's a fact: Blue Jays outfielder Shawn Green, a left-handed hitter, uses a black Louisville Slugger against left-handed pitchers and a tan Rawlings bat against right-handers. Both are 34 inches long and weigh 32 ounces, but Green says he can tell the difference.

Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Tony Fernandez has hit safely in 10 of his past 11 games, going 20 of 42 during that stretch.

Who's not: Leadoff hitter Brian Hunter is 1-for-16 in his past four games for the Mariners.

On deck: The Tigers will play their Double-A West Michigan affiliate in Grand Rapids today.

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