Hot corner

June 02, 1999

Quote: "If he is corking the bat, as strong as he is, he'd have a lot more than 14 homers. Manny doesn't cheat. Manny doesn't need to cheat." -- Indians manager Mike Hargrove, reacting to charges by unidentified Yankees that Manny Ramirez corks his bats.

It's a fact: Roger Clemens has a 2.81 ERA during his streak.

Who's hot: The Rangers' Ivan Rodriguez has a 20-game hitting streak.

Who's not: The Tigers' Gabe Kapler struck out in three of four at-bats last night after fanning just 18 times in 106 previous at-bats.

On deck: Blue Jays shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder, will begin throwing Monday.

Pub Date: 6/02/99

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