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May 01, 1999

Quote: "[Mark McGwire] hits my changeup, he hits my curveball, he hits my slider. I just try to pick the spots where he's going to hit his home runs." -- Rockies pitcher Brian Bohanon, against whom McGwire was 6-for-9 until Thursday, when he was 0-for-2.

It's a fact: The Dodgers' Eric Young, who stole his 17th base in the third inning, entered the game with more steals than six NL teams -- Montreal, Colorado, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York and Florida.

Who's hot: The Rockies' Larry Walker is hitting .563 (9-for-16) against left-handers and .538 (14-for-26) with runners in scoring position.

Who's not: The Pirates' Pete Schourek, who gave up five runs in four innings, had his ERA climb from 3.86 to 5.04.

On deck: The Cubs will activate Kevin Tapani in time to start against the Padres today.

Pub Date: 5/01/99

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