Quote: "I was running with my head down. I didn't even see it go out and I almost tripped over first base." - Keith McDonald, who became the third Cardinal to homer in his first major-league at-bat
It's a fact: The national anthem in St. Louis was a saxophone solo by Rams all-pro defensive end Kevin Carter.
Who's hot: The Phillies' Scott Rolen has a 12-game hitting streak, raising his average from .257 to .292.
Who's not: The Reds' Ken Griffey is in a 2-for-23 slump.
On deck: Hank Aaron, the major-league career home run leader with 755, will throw out the first pitch before the All-Star Game.