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June 02, 2000

Quote: "Yeah, get the call right. But do it right away and don't let us get off the field. I've never seen it before. Never ever seen it anywhere. Little League, American Legion, girls softball, anywhere." - Tampa Bay manager Larry Rothschild on the reversal of an umpire's call on the game's final out Wednesday night, forcing Baltimore and the Devil Rays to come back out onto the field. Tampa Bay finally defeated the Orioles, 4-3.

It's a fact: Toronto's David Wells, who got his 150th career win with a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, has beaten the opposing team's No. 1 pitcher eight times this season.

Who's hot: Russell Branyan of the Indians hit two home runs in his first game this season, a 7-3 win over Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Who's not: Yankees starter David Cone allowed six earned runs, six hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings of an 8-7 loss to Oakland on Wednesday night. Cone's ERA rose from 5.68 to 6.24.

On deck: In a rematch of last year's World Series, the Yankees' Orlando Hernandez takes the mound against Kevin Millwood and the Braves in Atlanta as interleague play begins.

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