Cardinals: OF Larry Walker was scratched from the lineup just before game time with a stiff neck. Manager Tony La Russa said OF Jim Edmonds would take batting practice and be available to pinch-hit after missing the first six games of the team's road trip with a hairline fracture of his left middle rib.

Cubs: RHP Mark Prior is scheduled to throw a simulated game before tonight's contest. "If he does well, he might be able to rejoin the club without having a minor league rehabilitation stint," Manager Dusty Baker said.

Mets: Released reliever Mike DeJean and put 2B Kaz Matsui on the 15-DL with a bruised knee.

New York also activated LHP Dae Sung Koo from the DL and will call up OF Gerald Williams from Class AAA Norfolk before tonight's game in Philadelphia.

Reds: Leadoff batter Ryan Freel, who has started at five positions this season, missed his second straight game with a sore toe.

Rockies: Purchased the contract of RHP Dan Miceli from Class AAA Colorado Springs.


1964: Jim Bunning of the Phillies pitched a perfect game against the Mets. The no-hitter gave Bunning one in each league. The Phillies' Gus Triandos became the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues.

-- Compiled by

David Larimer