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Ryan Howard took a five-game hitting streak into Thursday's series finale and had an .880 OPS during that time.

"I feel good," Howard said. "My body is staying together."

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Ryan Howard took a five-game hitting streak into Thursday's series finale and had an .880 OPS during that time.

"I feel good," Howard said. "My body is staying together."

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• Shortstop Jimmy Rollins took a scheduled day of rest, only the third game he's missed.

"A little mental break for Jimmy, as I've done with other guys," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

• Sandberg said Zack Greinke's sliders Wednesday night "were some of the best we've seen this year, or will see all year."

Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com.

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