DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - R.A. Dickey threw a fastball at about 84 mph, freezing Brett Lawrie.
``Right down the pipe!'' Toronto's third baseman said as a few Blue Jays' teammates around the batting cage laughed.
Known for his knuckleball, Dickey can mix in a fastball not noted for its velocity.
``That can be a weapon, too, if you use it in the right place, if a guy has tracked 10 or 11 knuckleballs in a row,'' he said. ``When you throw a fastball in there, it's a whole different animal. It looks a lot harder than it really is, so you can play with the optical illusion from time to time.''
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