Blue Jays: Dave Stieb entered the game with a 21-4 lifetime record in 29 starts against the White Sox. He started this spring as a guest instructor at the Blue Jays' major-league camp. He reported to the minor-league camp as a player on March 13 and worked his way up the ranks. Stieb went 5-4 at Class AAA Syracuse, including a 4-0 record and 1.80 ERA in his last four starts before being called up June 18. Stieb made his major-league debut with the Blue Jays on June 29, 1979.

Indians: Jim Thome wasn't in the starting lineup after being hit on the right forearm with a pitch from Andy Pettitte on Tuesday night. He left that game in the third inning.

Red Sox: Pedro Martinez has 10 career shutouts. Boston's last 1-0 win at Fenway Park came on June 15, 1992, against the Yankees. The Red Sox placed Reggie Jefferson on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and called up outfielder Keith Mitchell from Triple-A Pawtucket. After winding up the two-game series Thursday night, the Red Sox return to the road for 18 of their next 22 games.

White Sox: The doubleheader was the 11th for the White Sox in new Comiskey Park and first since a split with Toronto on Aug. 19, 1997.

Yankees: Scott Brosius got a rare night off as Dale Sveum made his third start at third base. Hideki Irabu got the Yankees' 10th pickoff (his second) when he caught Damion Easley leaning off first to end the third inning.

Pub Date: 7/16/98

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