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May 14, 1999

Quote: "He's the best I've seen. I faced [Roger] Clemens in his early years and Nolan [Ryan]. Pedro is better." -- Edgar Martinez, Mariners DH, on Boston's Pedro Martinez.

It's a fact: Toronto has batted around 12 times this season.

Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Tony Fernandez is 16-for-30 (.533) in his last eight games.

Who's not: Twins pitchers Mike Lincoln and LaTroy Hawkins are a combined 1-11 with a 7.31 ERA.

On deck: Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who underwent surgery April 9 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, is expected to start tonight against the Royals.

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