Hot corner

August 21, 1999

Quote: "They're young but they can play. When I came here they were eating baby food. Now they've moved on to meat and potatoes." -- Athletics' Tony Phillips, out with a broken leg, who thinks the team can make the playoffs.

It's a fact: Red Sox's Pedro Martinez has struck out 10 or more in a game 12 times this year and 47 times in his career.

Who's hot: Winner of six straight, the Athletics' Tim Hudson, 7-0 in the minors earlier this year, is a combined 15-1 this season.

Who's not: The Yankees hit a combined .169 in their three-game series with Kansas City that ended Thursday.

On deck: Tigers starter Jeff Weaver (6-9) looks for his first win in 14 starts since late May.

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