September 09, 1998

Astros: Houston surpassed two million in home attendance for the second year in a row with a crowd of 16,574 for a total of 2,003,117.

Brewers: Jeromy Burnitz homered four times against the Pirates. Burnitz's 113 RBIs lead all NL left-handed hitters.

Dodgers: Eric Karros has the longest current streak of homers without a grand slam at 176.

Mets: Edgardo Alfonzo has homered in four of his last seven games.

Phillies: The game was halted in the seventh inning for a few minutes to show Mark McGwire's record-setting 62nd homer on the big screen. Bobby Estalella's only other multihomer game was last Sept. 4, when he hit three at Montreal. He has seven homers on the season. Scott Rolen has 100 RBIs and is the youngest Phillie to reach that mark.

Pirates: Pittsburgh, loser of six of its past eight at home, has only three more home games. It plays 16 of its final 19 on the road. Rookie shortstop Abraham Nunez has four errors in his past two starts. Pittsburgh starting pitchers have gone 12 games without a victory since Sean Lawrence won at Arizona on Aug. 25.

Reds: Barry Larkin hit .400 on the eight-game road trip, going 12-for-30. Left fielder Dmitri Young left the game after the first inning after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Young had two errors in the first inning.

Pub Date: 9/09/98


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