Astros: Derek Bell, the NL's leading hitter with a .391 average, didn't start. He's 0-for-10 in his career against Jeff Juden.

Cubs: Sammy Sosa extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games with a double in the fourth. Scott Servais' triple was the second of his career.

Diamondbacks: Willie Blair, who is 0-6, allowed six hits in six innings. His last win came on Sept. 8 of last season for Detroit. Arizona has gone 19 straight games without having a starter win.

Dodgers: Before Todd Zeile's grand slam, Los Angeles had hit five homers in its previous 286 at-bats.

Pirates: Reliever Marc Wilkins (strained right groin) began a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Carolina. Reliever Jason Christiansen has pitched 11 consecutive scoreless innings.

Reds: Dmitri Young went 0-for-5 after hitting in each of the first seven games on the 10-game road trip.

Rockies: Pedro Astacio hit F.P. Santangelo with a pitch in third for his major-league-leading seventh hit batsman.

Pub Date: 5/09/98

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