Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins singled in the fourth inning against host Atlanta last night to extend his hitting streak to 26 games, tying the Phillies' franchise record since 1900.
Chuck Klein had two 26-game streaks in 1930, the team record for a post-1900 player. Two players from the 1800s had longer streaks -- Billy Hamilton (36 games in 1894) and Ed Delahanty (31 in 1899).
In the game, 1B Ryan Howard hit a grand slam in the 10th inning for Philadelphia in a 10-6 win. Both the Phillies and Braves have 10 games remaining, leaving Atlanta's magic number for clinching a 14th straight division title at six.
* CABRERA HURT?: Marlins slugger Miguel Cabrera left last night's game against the Mets in the first after fouling a ball off his knee. He completed his at-bat, striking out before leaving with a bruised left knee.
He became the third Florida regular to be sidelined. The Marlins are already without 2B Luis Castillo (hamstring) and SS Alex Gonzalez (elbow).
* WHAT A STEAL: Braves SS Rafael Furcal set an Atlanta record with the 187th stolen base of his career. That gave him one more than Otis Nixon.
Furcal stole his 44th base of the season -- extending his personal best -- in the fifth inning. Nixon played with the Braves from 1991 to '93 and rejoined the team for one last season in 1999.
He still holds the Atlanta season record of 72 steals in '91.
Hank Aaron holds the overall franchise record with 240, most of them while the Braves were in Milwaukee.
-- From News Services