Padres: Tony Gwynn's single in the fifth was his 2,750th hit, moving him past Luke Appling for 40th place on the career list. Gwynn went 1-for-4 and his average dropped to .381. Bruce Bochy tied John McNamara (1974-77) for second place on the career victory list among San Diego managers with 224. Bochy is 224-217 since taking over at the beginning of the 1995 season. Dick Williams ranks first with 337 wins.
Blue Jays: Were 20-29 at SkyDome and 20-14 on the road before the All-Star break. Since then, they're 13-4 at home and 12-20 on the road.
Cubs: Infielder Manny Alexander, who made back-to-back errors the ninth Wednesday, did not start to rest a sore knee. Sammy Sosa struck out in the 10th, his team-record 144th of the season. Byron Browne struck out 143 times in 1966.
Braves: Since Aug. 12, Atlanta has lost three games when leading after eight innings, matching their total in 1995, '96 and the first 120 games this season.
Astros: Catcher Brad Ausmus has thrown out 32-of-74 (43
percent) baserunners trying to steal,
Pub Date: 8/29/97