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Stephen Cannella
May 08, 2000
Home runs by Jim Edmonds and Mark McGwire in a 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday enabled the Cardinals to tie the league record for homers in a month, 55, set by the New York Giants in July 1947. Compare that to '86, when St. Louis hit 58 all season....
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May 08, 2000

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Home runs by Jim Edmonds and Mark McGwire in a 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday enabled the Cardinals to tie the league record for homers in a month, 55, set by the New York Giants in July 1947. Compare that to '86, when St. Louis hit 58 all season....

Reds outfielder Dmitri Young, a switch-hitter, batted from the right against Mets knuckleballing righthander Dennis Springer last week and went 4 for 5 with a home run, a double and five RBIs. Said Young, "The way to think against knuckleballers is, If it's high, let it fly. If it's low, let it go."...

Former Rangers star Ruben Sierra, 34, who hasn't played in the majors since 1998, may make a comeback with reeling Texas, loser of 15 of 24 through Sunday. Desperate for outfield offense because of an injury to Rusty Greer, general manager Doug Melvin is considering signing Sierra, who was hitting .362 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 15 games for the Cancun Lobstermen of the Mexican League....

Putting a positive spin on a 6-17 start, Detroit manager Phil Garner said, "It's not how you start but how you finish that's important." But since baseball went to six divisions in 1994, only the '96 Cardinals and '97 Indians have made the playoffs after finishing a full April schedule with a losing record....

The Indians-Red Sox series that was rained out at Fenway on April 21-23 could haunt Cleveland come September. With doubleheaders scheduled in Boston for Sept. 20 and 21, the Indians will play 32 games in the season's final 31 days, including a stretch of 12 games against the Red Sox and Yankees in 10 days.

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