Cardinals: Mark McGwire is 1-for-33 career with no homers against the four Reds starters he's facing in this series. Fernando Tatis has been hit in each of the first two games of the series. He's been hit 16 times this season, one behind the Pirates' Ed Sprague for the NL lead.

Diamondbacks: Arizona is 27-6 on the road since July 20 and has won 11 straight road series.

Expos: Montreal's 154 errors are the highest in the majors.

Giants: San Francisco hit two more doubles for a franchise-record 293 this season.

Reds: Denny Neagle is the first Cincinnati starter to win six consecutive starts since Tom Browning won eight in a row in 1989.

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