From wire reports
August 26, 2004
Montreal manager Frank Robinson, a Hall of Fame player who spent six of his 21 seasons as a player with the Orioles, got his 900th career victory as a manager. That ranks 55th all-time, with two former Orioles now ahead of Robinson - 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 looked around at the board and it said `900,' which means you've been around a long time, that's all."
The NL West-leading Dodgers fell to 1-2 on their season-high 13-game road trip. Brad Wilkerson hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, and ex-Oriole Tony Batista and Juan Rivera later homered off Lima (11-4).
Batista was hit in the helmet in the seventh by a pitch from reliever Duaner Sanchez, who was immediately ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons.
The sound of the impact was heard throughout Olympic Stadium, and the crowd of 7,570 hushed while Expos trainer Tim Abraham sprinted from the dugout to attend to Batista, who lay facedown in the batter's box.
The crowd cheered as Batista got to his feet and pumped his arms in the air, and then roared when he sprinted to first base.
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