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May 19, 1999

Quote: "That pitch hurt pretty bad. What's amazing is that he threw a ball that hard and it wasn't straight." -- Blue Jays catcher Mike Matheny, on rookie Billy Koch's fastball, clocked at 101 mph

It's a fact: Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez committed his first error in 57 games when he threw into center field trying to pick off Jose Canseco at second base in the first inning.

Who's hot: The Indians' Manny Ramirez is 5-for-5 this season with the bases loaded.

Who's not: A "Share the Wealth" demonstration in Kansas City draw only 700-800, compared to the estimated 4,000 for the first.

On deck: Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson (Catonsville) threw 35 pitches of simulated game action in the bullpen and could come off the disabled list today.

Pub Date: 5/19/99

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