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CARDS GIVE REYES CHANCE TO TRY FOR 2

Anthony Reyes' first win for the Cardinals since the World Series opener will earn him another start.

A day after Reyes ended a streak of 12 regular-season losses with a 5-2 victory over Milwaukee, the right-hander, 25, remained on the active roster.

"He'll pitch next week," manager Tony La Russa said.

When utility man Scott Spiezio was activated Sunday from the 15-day disabled list, the Cardinals designated reliever Brian Falkenborg for assignment.

Reyes' next turn figures to come at the expense of Mike Maroth (0-4, 9.20 ERA) or Brad Thompson.

OBITUARY: Bill Robinson, who played on Pittsburgh's 1979 World Series championship team and was the Dodgers' minor-league hitting coordinator, died in Las Vegas. He was 64.

Mr. Robinson was supposed to meet De Jon Watson, the Dodgers' director of player development, to drive to a minor-league ballpark but failed to show up. He was found dead in his hotel room, Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said. The official cause of death is pending.

EX-PLAYER HAS STROKE: Former major-leaguer Brett Butler was recovering from a mild stroke two days after he became ill. Butler, manager of the Diamondbacks' Double-A Mobile affiliate, was resting comfortably in a Montgomery, Ala., hospital.

ATTENDANCE MARK: Major League Baseball set its attendance record for a single day, drawing 717,478 for 17 games Saturday.

METS: An MRI exam on C Paul Lo Duca showed a strained right hamstring, and he said he hoped to be ready to catch Tuesday. An MRI exam on All-Star CF Carlos Beltran showed a strained oblique, and manager Willie Randolph said Beltran would be re-evaluated in a couple days.

PHILLIES: State and federal investigators are trying to find out why a cart plunged about 30 feet down an elevator shaft at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, injuring two workers, one critically. Officials said the cart, driven by an Aramark food service worker, fell down the shaft onto an elevator after hitting and somehow opening the elevator doors on the third level.

REDS: RHP Aaron Harang will miss at least one start because of a sore lower back.

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