In the dugout: Leo Gomez got his second straight start on the strength of his four-RBI performance Saturday. "His reputation is when he gets hot, he's hot," manager Phil Regan said beforehand. "I'm hoping that like the weather, he's hot." Gomez flied to center and grounded back to the pitcher yesterday. Look for Jeff Manto to return tonight.
On the field: Rafael Palmeiro has turned around his 0-for-25 drought with style. He's 5-for-12 since then,
including two home runs in the Kansas City series.
In the clubhouse: Palmeiro on the Vince Coleman incident in the ninth inning: "I thought it was first of all ridiculous that we had to wait five minutes for Vince Coleman to get dressed so he can run." Coleman might know how to run, but he isn't much with a belt, according to Palmeiro: "He was missing like five loops in the back."