April 06, 1996

Cubs: Official attendance was announced at 19,324. . . . The Cubs have scored 12 unearned runs in their four games.

Dodgers: Manager Tom Lasorda was suffering from a head cold Friday, one day after sitting through the wintry conditions at Wrigley. Lasorda said he was told by the umpires that Thursday's game was played -- despite rain, snow flurries and a 19 mph wind -- because it was supposed to be the best weather day in the four-game series.

Expos: Opening Day attendance was 45,042, down from 46,515 at last year's opener. . . . The Expos are 16-12 in home openers, 3-4 in the past seven. . . . Real Cormier, acquired from Boston in the off-season for shortstop Wil Cordero, became the first Canadian-born player to start a home opener for the Expos in the club's 28-year history. . . . Shane Andrews, who was handed the third-base job after Sean Berry was traded to Houston in the off-season, was pulled from the lineup for the second straight game in favor of Dave Silvestri. Andrews started the first two games of the season, committing two errors and striking out five times in seven at-bats.

Marlins: Second baseman Quilvio Veras missed the game with tightness in his left hamstring.

Pub Date: 4/06/96

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