Hor Corner

June 28, 1999

Quote: "I've never done this situation before. I'm doing this on a volunteer basis. I'd like to get back out there and redeem myself a little bit."

-- Tim Wakefield, who blew his first save as the Red Sox's emergency closer

It's a fact: There were five errors in the Chicago-Boston game, all by third basemen. The White Sox's Greg Norton had three and the Red Sox's Lou Merloni had the other two. Norton has 17 errors on the season.

Who's hot: The Royals are 5-1 on this 10-game homestand after a 1-8 stretch.

Who's not: The homer by Johnny Damon on Saturday was the first by a Royals third- or fourth-place hitter since May 18.

On deck: Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox has a chance to be the only pitcher this century to have twice as many strikeouts as anyone else in his league. After his last start, Martinez had 165, compared to 88 for the league runner-up, Chuck Finley of the Angels.

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