AL hot corner


Quote: "I've been working all my life for this. I didn't work just to be in the majors. I want to be somebody." - Oakland's Miguel Tejada on being successful in the majors and trying to lead his team to the playoffs.

It's a fact: After starting the season 9-23, the Detroit Tigers are now two games over .500.

Who's hot: Detroit's Todd Jones earned his league-leading 38th save Tuesday, tying the club record set by John Hiller in 1973.

Who's not: The Chicago White Sox's 6 1/2 -game lead in the AL Central is their smallest since June 21.

On deck: Arundel High graduate Denny Neagle throws for the Yankees today against the Kansas City Royals.

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