Astros: The concrete curb that lines the visiting bullpen in left field in new Enron Field is already a concern after Roger Cedeno ran into it chasing a fly ball and turned his ankle on it Monday night. "We've got to get rid of it," GM Gerry Hunsicker said. "We've talked with the contractors and told them we have to rectify it." Jeff Bagwell's homer was his first in 60 at-bats since Sept. 9 in St. Louis.

Cardinals: St. Louis raised its major-league-leading home run total to 23. Richard Hidalgo's steal in the third was the first allowed by the Cardinals in six tries this season.

Dodgers: Kevin Elster is the first Dodger to hit three home runs in a game since Mike Piazza did it at Colorado on June 29, 1996.

Expos: Reliever Graeme Lloyd is not expected to rejoin the team for several more days. He is still at his Tampa, Fla., home after the recent death of his wife. He also has been bothered by shoulder tendinitis. Mike Thurman, on the disabled list since March 23 with right elbow tendinitis, struck out four in two scoreless innings Monday at the extended spring camp. Montreal is playing its final series at Three Rivers Stadium. The Expos don't return to Pittsburgh this season, and the Pirates expect to move into PNC Park next season.

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