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National League

July 24, 2000

Quote: "I just got lucky. The guys always tell me I don't have any pop and they're right." - Astros' Bill Spiers, who homered twice to give him 38 in a 10-year big-league career

It's a fact: The Pirates have lost their past six Sunday games and are 3-12 on Sundays this season.

Who's hot: Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny has caught a major-league-best 53 percent of base stealers.

Who's not: Diamondbacks pitchers have given up hits to opposing pitchers in eight of their past 10 games, letting them go 8-for-19.

On deck: The Dodgers play 23 of their next 26 games on the road.

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