St. Louis's Jim Edmonds has struck out 29 times in 90 at-bats, including all three at-bats yesterday.
Craig Biggio is seven hits away from becoming the first Astro and the 80th major leaguer to record 2,500 hits. He was hit by a pitch for the 245th time in his career, the most ever in the NL and second all time to Don Baylor (267).
Cincinnati pitchers allowed fewer than 10 hits for the first time in nine games.
Mark DeRosa tied an Atlanta record with his four errors, tying Darrell Evans's mark, set Sept. 20, 1975.
Milwaukee's Scott Podsednik has been successful on 15 straight steal attempts dating to last season. The franchise record is 17 in a row by Hall of Famer Robin Yount from 1988-89.
San Francisco's Brian Dallimore, the 30-year-old rookie whose first major league hit was a grand slam Friday, drove in his sixth run in three days with a second-inning grounder.