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July 11, 1999

Quote: "I have a standing policy: Whenever somebody breaks somebody's finger, they get their neck broken by me." -- Indians manager Mike Hargrove, on his players' ritual of pounding any teammate who hits a game-winning home run

It's a fact: A's pitchers haven't given up a home run in 101 1/3 innings.

Who's hot: The Pirates' Al Martin has a 19-game hitting streak.

Who's not: Red Sox All-Star second baseman Jose Offerman went 0-for-5 yesterday and has five hits in his past 45 at-bats (.111). Since June 23, he's 10-for-65 (.154).

On deck: Orel Hershiser will try for his 200th career victory when he starts for the Mets today against the Yankees.

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