September 04, 1997

Yankees: Tim Raines has only three hits in his last 23 at-bats (.130). Jeff Nelson made his 69th appearance, the most by a Yankees pitcher this season. Dwight Gooden had three strikeouts in the game, all of Mickey Morandini. Brian Boehringer struck out Morandini a fourth time, in the seventh. The three-game attendance was 126,479, the largest for a three-game set at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium since a 1994 series against Atlanta that drew 158,029.

Twins: Paul Molitor, who homered and drove in three runs, made his 10th start at first base. He has started 105 games as DH.

Cubs: Ryne Sandberg committed only his second error in 80 games when he mishandled a fifth-inning grounder by Rich Becker.

Braves: Kenny Lofton appeared to have a play at home on Bobby Higginson's RBI single in the first, but the throw struck the resin bag behind the mound and popped high in the air, allowing Damion Easley to score for Detroit. Jeff Blauser set an Atlanta record when he was hit by a pitch for the 17th time this season.

Expos: Mike Lansing's homer was the team's 148th, tying the club record set last year. Bill Lee, the left-hander who pitched for both Boston and Montreal in his 14-year major-league career, took part in pregame ceremonies that featured his 3-year-old daughter, Anna, throwing out the first pitch. The game took just 1 hour, 54 minutes.

Brewers: Closer Doug Jones has saves this season against three former teams -- the Cubs, Astros and Orioles.

Pub Date: 9/04/97

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