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Who's hot

Carlos Beltran of the Royals needs one RBI to become the sixth player since 1900 with 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 30 steals.

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Who's not

The Devil Rays need to win two of their last three games to avoid the franchise's third straight 100-loss season.

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Line of the day

Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays 1B

AB R H RBI HR

4 4 4 6 4

He said it

"Even at 80 percent, John Smoltz is better than a lot of guys who are healthy."

Russ Ortiz, Braves pitcher, on Atlanta's closer, who returned to the team this week after a 28-day stay on the disabled list

On deck

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The Cubs will try to retake the NL Central lead when they open a three-game series tonight against Pittsburgh.


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