QUOTABLE

"You're in it until you're mathematically out of it, so we're in it."

Cubs 1B Derrek Lee, on the hopes of Chicago, which has fallen five games below .500, staying in the playoff chase

PERSONNEL DEPT:

Cardinals: Purchased the contract of RHP Anthony Reyes from Class AAA Memphis and he won his major league debut last night against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Optioned 1B-OF John Gall to Memphis.

Diamondbacks: Activated C Kelly Stinnett (wrist injury) from the disabled list and optioned LHP Michael Gosling to Class AAA Tucson.

Giants: Designated OF Alex Sanchez for assignment.

Mets: Placed 1B Doug Mientkiewicz (bruised lower back) on the 15-day DL and activated IF Kaz Matsui.

Padres: Placed RHP Adam Eaton (strained tendon in his right middle finger) on the DL so he can go down to the minors and make at least three starts. Activated LHP Chris Hammond, who had been on the DL since July 20 with a strained neck.

BY THE NUMBERS

.432

Braves rookie Jeff Francoeur's batting average after going 4 for 4. The 21-year old has 12 multi-hit games since being called up from the minors on July 7.

-- Compiled by Bill Wolle