Hot corner

June 20, 1999

Quote: "When a guy's hitting .400 it's hard to give him a day off, but I don't want to wear him out."

-- Jim Fregosi, Blue Jays manager, who said he would rest Tony Fernandez (.409 average) today.

It's a fact: The Royals' bullpen is chasing history after blowing 13 of the club's first 24 save opportunities. No team has ever finished a full season with more blown saves than saves.

Who's hot: Since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox right-handers Jin Ho Cho, Brian Rose and Juan Pena are 7-0 with a 2.11 ERA in 11 starts.

Who's not: The Royals' Kevin Appier has allowed six earned runs in each of his last three starts.

On deck: The Red Sox's Pedro Martinez tries to become the first to win 13 games this season when he opposes the Rangers today.

Pub Date: 6/20/99

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