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1.000: Batting average leading off the first inning by the visitors' leadoff batters, following Matt Carpenter's game-opening single Sunday.

"That was one of the options. But that's not a proven cure, only a potential cure -- or just a delay."

-- Huntington, on rest for Taillon having been an alternative to the Tommy John surgery he has elected to mend the "compromised" ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

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