August 18, 1996

Astros: Houston is 16-18 against the NL Central and plays its next 18 games against division teams.

Blue Jays: Catcher Sandy Martinez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ankle injured Friday night.

Cardinals: Infielder Mike Gallego is errorless this season in 29 games, totaling 157 chances.

Cubs: Chicago has won 15 of its past 23.

Giants: Barry Bonds has 23 homers at Veterans Stadium, the second-most by an opponent behind Gary Carter's 26.

Pub Date: 8/18/96

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