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Quote: "It's a simple procedure. You zip in, change the oil and zip back out. I think I proved I can still play at 41." -- Devil Rays' Wade Boggs before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. He will be out the rest of the season.

It's a fact: Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was given the day off yesterday to rest a bruised left ankle.

Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Billy Koch has 27 saves, tying him for the AL rookie record.

Who's not: The Athletics' Miguel Tejada is in an 0-24 skid at the plate.

On deck: Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff is one homer shy of becoming the second player in major-league history to hit 30 homers for four different teams.

Pub Date: 9/09/99

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