Beltran now everyday player

Terry Collins will continue to check on Carlos Beltran before placing him in the lineups for day games after night games, but the manager now fully expects Beltran will play nearly every game. Beltran had sat matinee series finales during the season's first two weeks.

Collins approached Beltran after Friday's game.

"Before I said a word, he said, 'I want to play tomorrow,'" Collins said. "I would say he's an everyday guy right now."