September 16, 1998

Mets: Rey Ordonez's other homer was off Philadelphia's Rich Hunter on Sept. 19, 1996.

Astros: Ordonez's homer was the 25th of the season off Shane Reynolds; Jose Lima has allowed a team-high 30. Catcher Brad Ausmus entered the game in the seventh, but was ejected by plate umpire Brian Gorman after striking out in his first at-bat.

Reds: Damian Jackson, who started two games at shortstop last week after being recalled from Indianapolis, started in center field and batted leadoff.

Expos: The announced crowd was 6,795, but no more than half of that total was on hand for the game. Florida and Montreal are a combined 24-80 (.231) against NL Central teams. The Expos' three errors increased their total to a major league-high 147.

Pub Date: 9/16/98

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