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Quote: "Jeff is just a good hitter. When he locks in, he can just crush the ball." Brewers manager Jim Lefebvre of Jeff Cirillo, whose homer and four RBIs Tuesday led Milwaukee by Philadelphia, 8-6.

It's a fact: Cincinnati has hit 43 homers this month, seven shy of the club record set in August 1956.

Who's hot: The Padres' Tony Gwynn is batting .387 (24-for-62) during a season-high, 16-game hitting streak.

Who's not: Since Aug. 16, Mets left-hander Dennis Cook has allowed nine runs and 14 hits in 7 2/3 innings.

On deck: The Brewers' Bob Wickman needs one save to match Doug Jones' team record of 36.

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