Quote: "I don't know what the Yankees need Randy Johnson for. But if the Mariners trade him, he's going to make anybody that gets him a better team. There never is a perfect ballclub."
-- Indians manager Mike Hargrove, on reports that the Yankees are working on a trade with Seattle for the 1995 AL Cy Young Award winner.
It's a fact: The Twins' Otis Nixon stole his 580th base to tie Ozzie Smith for 19th on the all-time list.
Who's hot: The Athletics' Jason Giambi has a season-high 13-game hitting streak.
Who's not: The Athletics are 10-25 against AL East teams this season. They are 28-27 against the rest of the AL.
On deck: The Angels' Chuck Finley returns to the mound for his first start since Friday, when he suffered a bruised elbow after getting hit by a line drive while sitting in the dugout.
Pub Date: 7/30/98