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Stephen Cannella
August 06, 2001
Beating The ClockAs the trade deadline neared, contenders got help for the stretch run
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August 06, 2001

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Until Guzman gets back, his teammates will have to keep Minnesota in the race.

On Deck
Star Stopper
Aug. 3-5 Expos at Astros

In Montreal's only visit to Houston this year, the Astros get another chance to do something no other National League team has: make Expos rightfielder and career .323 hitter Vladimir Guerrero look pedestrian at the plate. In 111 career at bats against Houston, Guerrero has hit .261 with one homer (he's gone deep at least five times against every other National League opponent) and seven RBIs. At week's end Guerrero was batting .327 with 28 home runs, yet the only other time he faced the Astros this season, in May, he had three hits in 13 at bats as Houston swept a three-game series in Montreal.

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