August 02, 1999

Astros: Jose Lima has allowed a team-high 19 homers. Houston was 5-2 on its first road trip since manager Larry Dierker rejoined the team.

Cardinals: Mark McGwire set a NL record for home runs in July with 16, breaking the mark of 15 set by Joe Adcock in 1956. . Eli Marerro is hitting .191 (13-for-68) with runners in scoring position. The crowd of 45,906 was the third straight sellout.

Giants: Rich Aurilia committed his 22nd error, the most by a major-league shortstop. Pitcher Livan Hernandez pinch hit in the fifth and struck out on three pitches.

Mets: New York is 13-4 since the All-Star break and has won 15 of its past 20 games.

Pirates: Pittsburgh won the season series from Florida 4-3. Right-hander Jose Silva, who has pitched five scoreless innings since going to the bullpen, may get a spot start in Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. Francisco Cordova has two of the team's six complete games.

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