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NL notables

* Hee Seop Choi's homer was the 11th inside-the-park homer in Marlins history, the ninth for the team at its spacious ballpark. Derrek Lee was the previous to do it, on April 12 last year against Atlanta.

* Astros outfielder Richard Hidalgo went 1 for 4 after getting dropped to the No. 7 spot in the batting order -- the lowest he's hit all season.

* Mets third baseman Todd Zeile left after the seventh inning. He was cut on the right ear by Tony Womack's spikes while trying to break up a double play. Zeile was replaced by Ty Wigginton.

* The Pirates had gone 57 innings without an error until Craig Wilson's misplay in the seventh.

* New York (19-21) failed to reach .500 for the first time since April 16, when it was 5-5.

* The Braves dropped to 17-21 with their third straight loss -- the latest they have been four games under .500 since 1992.

* The Rockies are 0-4 in extra innings this season.

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