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October 02, 1999

Quote: "They let the fastball go and batted everything else."

-- Devil Rays' Rolando Arrojo, who gave up seven runs and eight hits to the Yankees in 3 2/3 innings It's a fact: The Tigers are 63-53 when they hit a home run.

Who's hot: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has not allowed a run in his past 27 appearances, covering 29 innings.

Who's not: Jim Thome's first-inning strikeout was his 167th this season, breaking the Indians record set by Cory Snyder in 1987.

On deck: The Royals' Carlos Beltran needs seven hits in the last two games to become the first AL rookie since Joe DiMaggio with 200 hits, 100 RBIs and 100 runs.

Pub Date: 10/02/99

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