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Quote: "This has been a tough three, four, five days for me. I'm a little more at ease, but it's been draining. ... And yesterday came as a total shock." - Barry Larkin, after getting a three-year extension from the Reds, who earlier had refused to offer him one

It's a fact: Baseball's new Iron Man is Braves outfielder Andruw Jones, the only major-leaguer to play every inning of every game.

Who's hot: The Giants are guaranteed their first winning July since 1994.

Who's not: Reds catchers Eddie Taubensee and Benito Santiago are in a collective 19-for-141 slump.

On deck: The Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson goes for his major-league-leading 16th victory tonight.

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