August 27, 1998

Mets: Hideo Nomo went 2-for-4, both singles. He threw his NL-leading 13th wild pitch in the fifth inning. Lenny Harris' homer was the second leading off a game for New York this season. Edgardo Alfonzo did it April 16 against the Cubs.

Padres: Tony Gwynn, sidelined since Aug. 13 because of an inflamed left Achilles' tendon, took batting practice. Manager Bruce Bochy said the All-Star right fielder will return on Friday when Montreal visits San Diego. Left-hander Stan Spencer will make his major-league debut Thursday. He was 6-0 in his last seven starts for Triple-A Las Vegas. San Diego is the only team in the majors without a four-game losing streak this season.

Astros: Have won 18 games this month, tying the team record for victories in the month of August. Houston could win 100 games for the first time in franchise history if it finishes 17-11.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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