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August 17, 1998

Quote: "We got the best of both worlds: We won without Barry, and he got a well-deserved and unplanned rest." -- Manager Dusty Baker, whose Giants completed a three-game sweep while Barry Bonds served a three-game suspension.

It's a fact: Brett Tomko (11-8) is the first Reds pitcher to win 11 games in each of his first two seasons since Art Fowler in 1954-55.

Who's hot: The Pirates' Freddy Garcia is 10-for-18 with four homers and seven RBIs in six games since his recall from the minors.

Who's not: Giants pitchers have allowed 26 homers in their past 10 games.

On deck: Astros starter Randy Johnson (3-0) looks to pitch his third consecutive shutout tonight. He has 33 strikeouts in 26 innings.

Pub Date: 8/17/98

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