Hot corner

May 11, 2000

Quote: " The opportunity is there. Whoever takes advantage of it will still be here; whoever doesn't, won't." - Tampa Bay manager Larry Rothschild of his struggling rotation.

It's a fact: The Tigers' Juan Gonzalez, who has been bothered by a sore hamstring and confined to DH duty much of the season, started in right field yesterday.

Who's hot: Rangers center fielder Ruben Mateo yesterday extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest by a rookie in the major leagues this season.

Who's not: All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter of the Yankees has gone hitless in three straight games for the first time since April 26-29, 1997. He is 0-for-12 and 5-for-33.

On deck: Scott Schoeneweis starts for the Angels against Kenny Rogers and the Rangers.

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