Gary Sheffield of the Braves is batting .429 (24-for-56) during his 15-game hitting streak.
The Tigers are 5-18 since the All-Star break and a season-worst 55 games under .500.
Line of the day
Sammy Sosa, Cubs RF
AB R H RBI HR
4 2 3 3 2
The Yankees, tops in the AL East, play another division leader today, visiting Central kingpin Kansas City.
He said it
"Barry [Bonds] for Governor." -- Sign at Pacific Bell Park in California, where a gubernatorial recall vote is scheduled in October