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June 08, 1999

Quote: "What they did helped me. I got a chance to play in the big leagues with a great bunch of guys and with a great manager." -- pitcher Carl Pavano, after beating the Red Sox, who sent him to the Expos in the Pedro Martinez deal

It's a fact: The Pirates are visiting Tiger Stadium for the first time since the 1909 World Series, which featured Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner and Detroit's Ty Cobb.

Who's hot: Mets rookie Benny Agbayani has eight homers in only 63 at-bats this season and is batting .429.

Who's not: The Devil Rays have 15 errors in their past six games and lead the AL with 50.

On deck: The Phillies' Curt Schilling, who struck out a career-high 16 against the Yankees in 1997, faces them tonight.

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