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Ricky Nolasco

Rule change confuses Marlins' Nolasco

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By Howie Rumberg, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK -- Florida Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco was charged with a ball Wednesday night when he tried out a new rule that allows pitchers to touch their fingers to their mouths while still on the mound, and got it wrong.

Nolasco licked his fingers while standing on the pitching rubber with New York Mets cleanup hitter Mike Jacobs at the plate in the first inning.

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