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In Montreal, publicity is starting to build for catcher GAry Carter as the National League's Most Valuable Player. Although Carter is supposed to be playing with a leg injury, opposing pitchers can't seem to get him out when it counts.

During the Expo's recent four-game winning streak, Gary had three homers and 12 RBIs. Since coming back from a collision at home plate that sidelined him for three games, he has hit almost .500.

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Expo outfielder Tim Raines also made headlines last week by stealing six bases, raising his major league-leading total to 61 and breaking the rookie record of 56 set by San Diego's Gene Richards in 1977.

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