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Glavine has food poisoning

Braves pitcher Tom Glavine has food poisoning. He took part in batting practice before Saturday's game, then went home to rest.

He will call the Braves early today to let them know if he can make his scheduled start against San Diego's Sterling Hitchcock. If not, Kevin Millwood will pitch on three days' rest.

Second baseman Quilvio Veras (sore knee) is doubtful today.

ATHLETICS: Matt Stairs is hitting .081 (3-for-37) against left-handers, worst in the majors. Designated hitter John Jaha, on the disabled list since April 24, is expected to go on a rehab assignment Monday.

CUBS: Henry Rodriguez may return today from a sore knee, which could trigger a rumored trade to the Yankees. New York director of major-league scouting, Gene Michael, has been in Chicago for several days waiting for Rodriguez to get healthy. Second baseman Eric Young was ejected by second-base umpire Eric Cooper as he came onto the field in the top of the second inning. Cooper had called Young out in the bottom of the first on a stolen-base attempt, saying Young had slid off the bag and was tagged. That precipitated a loud protest by Young that carried over.

DIAMONDBACKS: Tony Womack singled in the sixth to tie his career high with a 16-game hitting streak. Outfielder Steve Finley was scratched after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch Friday. Travis Lee got his first career start in center and made a two-base error in the seventh.

MARLINS: Reliever Ron Mahay singled in his first at-bat in the big leagues since he was a replacement outfielder for the Red Sox in 1995.

PADRES: Tony Gwynn sat out because of a sore left knee and likely won't play today. Authorities in Phoenix's Maricopa County forwarded results of their investigation into suspected bigamy by outfielder Al Martin to Las Vegas prosecutors. Officials in Clark County, Nev., will determine whether charges are warranted against Martin, who was apparently married in Las Vegas two years ago, said Bill FitzGerald, a spokesman for County Attorney Rick Romley.

PHILLIES: Third baseman Scott Rolen did not play because of soreness in his legs and back, and will sit out today.

PIRATES: Wil Cordero returned after missing four games to attend child custody proceedings in Puerto Rico, going 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 13.

REDS: Perhaps it's the first time a pitcher appreciated a non-catch. Ron Villone praised Ken Griffey for nearly making an over-the-shoulder catch of a long fly ball, keeping runners close to the bases and holding Ricky Gutierrez to a 400-foot single. "The guys on the bases couldn't do anything," Villone said. "With Junior out there, you don't know if he's going to catch it or not." Said Griffey: "If I could have caught it, I would have caught it."

_ TIMES WIRES

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