Notable

August 04, 1996

Angels: California has been outscored, 50-32, through the first five games of its six-game road trip.

Athletics: Mark McGwire, who returned to the lineup as the DH Friday night after missing the previous five games with back spasms, struck out twice, popped out and grounded out.

Brewers: Shortstop Jose Valentin left the game after the third inning with a contusion to the tip of his right index finger. . . . The Brewers have won every season series with the A's since 1990.

Cubs: The crowd of 40,460 was the second-largest at Wrigley Field this year.

Dodgers: Mike Piazza has not homered in 61 at-bats since July 17. He has gone 49 at-bats without an RBI and has only two hits in his past 26 at-bats.

Giants: Matt Williams missed his second straight game. He had flu symptoms Friday and a sore right shoulder yesterday.

Mariners: Seattle has won three of its past 21 games in Detroit.

Pub Date: 8/04/96

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