"I'm sure mom will be real happy when she calls."

Brewers OF Geoff Jenkins, who stretched his hitting streak to 14 games, during which he is batting .451


Cubs: RHP Kerry Wood will miss at least one start after getting a cortisone shot in his aching pitching shoulder.

GM Jim Hendry says SS Nomar Garciaparra (torn groin), "is coming along well, and we are hopeful that maybe by the weekend he might play in some games in Mesa (Ariz.) with the Rookie League guys."

Phillies: Traded RHP Tim Worrell to the Diamondbacks for IF Matt Kata. Purchased the contract of RHP Clay Condrey from Class AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre and optioned IF Danny Sandoval to Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Moved LHP Randy Wolf from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

Pirates: Recalled 1B Brad Eldred from Class AAA Indianapolis and optioned IF Bobby Hill to Indianapolis.

Reds: Sent RHP Ben Weber, on the DL with a bulging disk in his neck, to Class A Dayton to start a medical rehabilitation assignment.



Times the Reds have rallied from a deficit of at least three runs to win, best in the majors.

-- Compiled by Bill Wolle