Game of the Day
San Francisco at San Diego. Jason Schmidt goes for his 17th win against Brian Lawrence and the Padres.
Player of the Day
Jeff Kent, Houston. Kent is two homers shy of tying Ryne Sandberg for the most career homers (277) by a second baseman, but he's not thinking about it. "There is no time for that right now," said Kent, who's also one hit shy of 1,900 for his career. "That could be looked at when you're home with nothing to do. We've got a lot to do now."
News & Notes
BONDS TESTED: Barry Bonds hopes his random steroid test last week will remove suspicion that he uses performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds told MLB.com that he was tested last Friday as part of baseball's new drug-testing agreement. Each player is tested once during the season.
"They'll get the results and it will clear my name. "
Bonds's personal trainer and longtime friend, Greg Anderson, is one of four men charged in an alleged steroid-distribution ring that federal prosecutors say supplied dozens of professional athletes with banned substances. They have pleaded not guilty.
Bonds has denied using any performance-enhancing drugs.
GRIEVANCE FILED: The players' association filed a grievance seeking to overturn the Anaheim Angels' suspension of left fielder Jose Guillen.
Guillen was suspended without pay for the rest of the season on Sunday because of his outburst after being lifted for a pinch runner a day earlier in Anaheim.
MULDER IS IN: Struggling ace Mark Mulder will start for the Oakland Athletics on Friday as planned after the team discussed going with September callup Joe Blanton.