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May 30, 2000

Quote: "Right now, we think we can beat anybody. I think it just takes awhile to prove to the fans and especially the media that we're for real." - Chicago pitcher Jim Parque on comments about the White Sox a "fluke."

It's a fact: The Indians failed to homer yesterday for the first time in 20 games.

Who's hot: Pedro Martinez's 1.19 ERA is a major part of the Red Sox' 3.55 team ERA, which leads both leagues. Boston has not led the majors in ERA since 1914.

Who's not: Mariners reliever Jose Mesa has had a tough May, allowing 15 earned runs in 11 1/3 innings for an 11.91 ERA.

On deck: The hot White Sox will play 19 of 29 games after Aug.30 at Comiskey Park.

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