Jay Payton of the Rockies is hitting .355 (22-for-62) in his past 16 games, with eight homers and 15 RBIs.
Russell Branyan of the Reds has struck out at least once in 15 of his past 16 games.
Line of the day
Orlando Cabrera, Expos SS
AB R H 2B 3B
5 1 3 2 1
He said it
"We'd lost six in a row. We didn't want to make it seven."
Ned Yost, Brewers manager, after yesterday's 5-3 win over Houston