AL hot corner


Quote: "There's not a weak link on this team, as far as offense or defense. It's just a great team to play on, and we're having the time of lives." - Chicago's Herbert Perry, about the majors' winningest team thus far this season.

It's a fact: Kansas City got a hit in each of the first 12 innings - a first since 1977 - of its 13-inning loss Wednesday.

Who's hot: K.C.'s Rey Sanchez and Oakland's Jeremy Giambi - four hits each Wednesday.

Who's not: Toronto's Paul Quantrill allowed seven runs and seven hits in two innings Wednesday.

On deck: Retired Yankee captain Don Mattingly, a .307 hitter during 14 seasons but no World Series, will make his first Old Timers appearance July 15.

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