Braves: Chipper Jones made his first appearance at shortstop since he played three games there in 1993. . . . Catcher Javy Lopez was scratched from the starting lineup. He was bothered by a chest bruise from getting hit by a foul ball in Wednesday night's game. . . . Marquis Grissom is hitting .407 during his 20-game hitting streak. . . . Andruw Jones is the youngest player in the major leagues. He is 19 years, three months and two days old.

Dodgers: Former manager Tommy Lasorda received a proclamation from the St. Louis Board of Aldermen declaring it to be "Tommy Lasorda Day" in St. Louis. . . . Tim Wallach has eight RBIs in his first four games since returning to the Dodgers. . . . Greg Gagne is hitting .179 (21-for-117) at Dodger Stadium, and .335 (57-for-170) on the road.

Phillies: Greg Jefferies was given a day off as a starter with Scott Rolen being moved into the number three spot in the batting order. . . . John Vukovich will manage the Phillies tonight while Jim Fregosi is attending the services for Phillies scout Ray Shore, who died on Tuesday.

Pub Date: 8/16/96

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