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NL notables

* Houston's Carlos Beltran extended his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games.

* Since returning June 1 from his shoulder problems, Mets starter Al Leiter has allowed only 21 hits and seven runs in winning five of six decisions.

* The Dodgers have won three of four series against the Giants this season. The teams don't meet again until late September.

* Milwaukee earned its first sweep in Denver.

* Cincinnati's Javier Valentin was 0 for 23 this season with runners in scoring position before singling in the eighth.

* The Brewers' Danny Kolb got his 24th save in 25 chances.

* The Diamondbacks won two in a row for the first time since June 10 -- 18 games ago.

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