August 08, 1999

Cardinals: Kent Bottenfield has won once in five starts since beating the Giants, 5-4, on July 11. Ray Lankford is 15-for-25 (.600) with five multiple-hit games during a seven-game hitting streak.

Diamondbacks: Arizona has 78 homers in 58 road games. Jay Bell's 29th homer is a career high and a club record. Sixteen of his homers have tied a game or given Arizona the lead.

Marlins: Luis Castillo ranks last among National League second basemen in fielding percentage. He has 14 errors.

Padres: The Expos gave Tony Gwynn a scenic painting of the Montreal skyline in recognition of his 3,000th career hit.

Phillies: Malik Rose, a Philadelphia native and member of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Curt Schilling has surrendered 23 home runs this season.

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