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Quote: "The way Wells acted didn't bother me. The seven runs bothered me. He ran out of gas in the third inning. Maybe he's out of shape." -- Joe Torre, Yankees manager, on left-hander David Wells, who ignored Torre when flipping him the ball after being pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after losing a seven-run lead against the Rangers.

It's a fact: Dave Stieb, attempting a comeback with his former team, will make two more starts for the Blue Jays' Triple-A Syracuse farm club before his status is evaluated by the organization.

Who's hot: The Yankees (22-6), off to their best start since 1958, have won 21 of 23 for the first time since May 27-June 19, 1953.

Who's not: White Sox starter James Baldwin has given up 29 runs in 25 2/3 innings in his last six starts.

On deck: The Rangers' Rick Helling (6-0) tries to become the major leagues' first seven-game winner against the Indians.

Pub Date: 5/08/98

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