Hot corner

May 20, 1999

Quote: "I don't know what else I can say about him. It can't be this easy. He's got as good a command of three pitches as I've seen in a long time."

-- Rangers manager Johnny Oates on reliever Jeff Zimmerman, who pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings yesterday and has retired a club-record 23 straight batters.

It's a fact: The Devil Rays' Jose Canseco and Fred McGriff are the best home run-hitting pair in the majors with a combined 29.

Who's hot: The Indians' Dwight Gooden has a seven-game winning streak dating to July 26, 1998.

Who's not: Going into last night's game in Seattle, the Twins had lost five straight and owned the worst record in the league at 13-26.

On deck: The Royals are on a pace to hit roughly 210 homers this season. The team record of 168 was set in 1987.

Pub Date: 5/20/99

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