Brian Schneider hit a three-run homer, and the Montreal Expos connectedfour times off Jose Lima in beating the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-3,last night.
Montreal manager Frank Robinson, a Hall of Fame player who spent six of his21 seasons as a player with the Orioles, got his 900th career victory as amanager. That ranks 55th all-time, with two former Orioles now ahead ofRobinson - Paul Richards (923) and Mike Hargrove (925).
And Schneider gave him a game ball.
"I didn't know why he was handing it to me," Robinson said. "I lookedaround at the board and it said `900,' which means you've been around a longtime, that's all."
The NL West-leading Dodgers fell to 1-2 on their season-high 13-game roadtrip. Brad Wilkerson hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, and ex-OrioleTony Batista and Juan Rivera later homered off Lima (11-4).
Batista was hit in the helmet in the seventh by a pitch from relieverDuaner Sanchez, who was immediately ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons.
The sound of the impact was heard throughout Olympic Stadium, and the crowdof 7,570 hushed while Expos trainer Tim Abraham sprinted from the dugout toattend to Batista, who lay facedown in the batter's box.
The crowd cheered as Batista got to his feet and pumped his arms in theair, and then roared when he sprinted to first base.