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May 20, 1999

Quote: "In a park like this, things can get out of hand."

-- Rockies manager Jim Leyland, after Colorado's 24-12 loss to Cincinnati at Coors Field.

It's a fact: Arizona has 33 homers in 22 road games this season. Atlanta is 19-0 when scoring five or more runs. The last time Cincinnati swept a series from Colorado was August 1993 -- the Rockies' inaugural season.

Who's hot: The Braves' Bret Boone has hit in 20 of his last 21 games and reached base safely in 21 straight. The Reds' Sean Casey has reached base in eight straight plate appearances.

Who's not: The Mets' Al Leiter, who will pitch the first game of a doubleheader against the Brewers today, has a 1-4 record and 6.12 ERA after signing a $32 million, four-year contract in the off-season.

On deck: The Diamondbacks and Randy Johnson (4-1) try their luck in the rare air of Coors Field tonight when they face the high-scoring Rockies.

Pub Date: 5/20/99

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