Quote: "Whoever jumped into my uniform, I hope he stays for the rest of the season because that wasn't me."
Twins' Doug Mientkiewicz, who went 4-for-4, a career high for hits
It's a fact: The Royals' Blake Stein is winless this year, despite a 2.72 ERA in his past six starts.
Who's hot: The Rangers are 33-16 since the All-Star break.
Who's not: Twins starter LaTroy Hawkins lasted only 1 1/3 innings because of wildness. He didn't allow a hit, but walked four and hit a batter.
On deck: The Red Sox's Pedro Martinez seeks to become the major leagues' first 20-game winner of the season today.
Pub Date: 9/04/99