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August 10, 1999

Quote: "I took batting practice in Oakland for years and nobody ever wrote a word about it. Now people get upset when I don't take BP."

-- Cardinals' Mark McGwireIt's a fact: The Reds are 37-16 on the road, a record better than the home mark of every major-league team except the A's, who are 40-17.

Who's hot: The Reds are 16-9 since the All-Star break.

Who's not: The Pirates' Brant Brown is 3-for-25 (.120) as a pinch hitter.

On deck: With Rick Reed out, Masato Yoshii will return to the Mets' rotation and will start Friday.

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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