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July 16, 1999

Quote: "There are certain lies in numbers. But numbers tell part of the truth, and part of the truth is that we are performing at a terrible rate."

-- Tony Muser, Royals manager, on his bullpen, which has 21 blown saves and a 5.68 ERA.

It's a fact: Before the Braves' Tom Glavine and the Yankees' Roger Clemens squared off last night, the only other time defending Cy Young Award winners faced each other in the regular season came Aug. 28, 1989, when Frank Viola led the Mets over Orel Hershiser at Dodger

Stadium.

Who's hot: The Marlins are 29-15 since interleague play began in 1997 and 9-4 this season.

Who's not: The Rockies' Darryl Kile has given up 40 earned runs over 36 2/3 innings (9.82 ERA) in his last seven starts.

On deck: Game 2 of the Braves-Yankees series tonight pits two pitchers who have combined to win their past eight decisions -- Atlanta's Kevin Millwood vs. New York's Orlando Hernandez.

Pub Date: 7/16/99

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