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NL notables

* Roy Oswalt of the Astros reached 200 strikeouts for the second time in his career.

* If the Phillies win once more in thier six remaining games, they'll have consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1982-83.

* Eric Milton of the Phillies has gone 3-3 since the All-Star break, when he was 11-2.

* Craig Wilson was hit by a pitch for the major league-leading 30th time, and two more hit batsmen gave the Pirates a club-record 95 this season.

* Only 3,923 fans were on hand for the Expos-Marlins game in what likely is the Expos' final series in Montreal. An announcement is due later this week on their fate.

* Adam Dunn of the Reds is four shy of Bobby Bonds's season strikeout mark of 189.

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