June 08, 1999

Braves: John Smoltz became the 53rd pitcher in major-league history to get 2,000 career strikeouts.

Mets: Roger Cedeno was caught stealing for the fifth time.

Phillies: Scott Rolen homered for the second straight day after not hitting one in 63 at-bats. Attendance of 37,180 -- including many Yankees fans -- was the largest since Opening Day and nearly double the Phillies' average of 18,881.

Pirates: Jason Kendall extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

Tigers: With home run hero Mark McGwire and the Cardinals in town, the team sold 125,371 for a three-game series over the weekend. They won't come close to that with the Pirates in town, selling 14,280 tickets to the first of these three games. It was the first time Detroit had two triples in an inning since Sept. 2, 1989, against Cleveland at Tiger Stadium.

Yankees: Pitcher Andy Pettitte, batting for the first time all year, had trouble deciphering the signs from third base coach Willie Randolph in the sixth inning.

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