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THE BALTIMORE SUN

Quote: "It's like the curtain's falling. The party's over." - Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, 79, at yesterday's final game in Milwaukee County Stadium. His ceremonial first pitch from 30 feet took two bounces to reach Del Crandall, 70, his catcher on the Milwaukee Braves' opening day 48 years ago.

It's a fact: Houston's Jeff Bagwell is the first major-leaguer since Ted Williams in 1949 to score 150 runs in a season.

Who's hot: St. Louis left-hander Rick Ankiel reached 193 strikeouts Wednesday, breaking Dizzy Dean's 68-year-old team record for a rookie. Ankiel is 3-0 in September with a 1.65 ERA.

Who's not: San Diego is 6-23 against NL division leaders.

On deck: Atlanta and San Francisco, hosting Colorado and visiting Arizona, respectively, keep shooting for home-field advantage in the playoffs, determined by most wins.

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