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May 06, 2000

Quote: "They can put 5 million people in the stands and it won't affect what's going on between the lines. . They're not going to draw us offsides." - Cardinals' Eric Davis, on the hoopla surrounding the Mark McGwire-Ken Griffey matchup that began last night

It's a fact: The Pirates are 6-4 in 10 games since Jason Kendall was moved from the leadoff spot to third. However, leadoff batters are batting .105 (4-for-38) and have scored four runs.

Who's hot: Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel has two homers in his first 12 at-bats, plus a triple and five RBIs and is batting .462.

Who's not: The Marlins' Preston Wilson has struck out 47 times, leading the NL.

On deck: The April 16 rainout between the Giants and Diamondbacks has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sept. 23 at Pacific Bell Park.

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