September 22, 1999

Astros: Houston is a major-league-best 78-0 when leading after eight innings.

Expos: This was Montreal's first doubleheader of the season.

Pirates: Kris Benson, who leads NL rookies in ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts, is 1-5 in his past five starts despite a 3.73 ERA. Kevin Young is batting .421 against the Astros this season (16-for-38).

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