September 08, 1997

Astros: Darryl Kile failed to pitch at least seven innings for the second time in 31 starts. It was his shortest outing since going 3 2/3 innings in an 8-6 loss at Montreal April 30. Kile is 4-9 lifetime against the Giants, his most losses against any team.

Athletics: Oakland had its seventh consecutive games with at least 10 hits.

Cubs: Ryne Sandberg was a late scratch because of lower back spasms. The crowd of 25,523 raised the home season total to 2,004,160, the 11th time the team has topped 2 million in attendance.

Dodgers: The team has scored in the first inning in 12 of its past 19 games. It has scored 26 first-inning runs in those 12 games and has a 10-2 record.

Padres: Before the game, the team honored the Little League World Series champion Guadalupe-Linda Vista Vaqueros from Nueva Leon, Mexico.

Pub Date: 9/08/97

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