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July 30, 1999

Quote: "I'm not even thinking about the perfect game. I'm just trying to pitch well and put us in a position to win." -- David Cone, Yankees pitcher, who has lost two straight since throwing a perfect game July 18.

It's a fact: The only major-league park where Mariner Alex Rodriguez has played but not homered is Dodger Stadium.

Who's hot: Paul Konerko of the White Sox is batting .425 in July.

Who's not: In six of his past 10 starts, Tigers right-hander Brian Moehler hasn't lasted six innings, and in several of those games, he has been battered early.

On deck: Boston starts a three-game series tonight against the Yankees, with New York's Hideki Irabu (7-3) facing Mark Portugal (6-7). Two of Irabu's losses came against Boston.

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