Blue Jays: Jose Cruz was a late scratch with a strained hip flexor. He's listed as day-to-day.

Cubs: Ryne Sandberg was out of the lineup for a third consecutive game because of back spasms.

Expos: Rookie Vladimir Guerrero left in the second after straining his left quadriceps muscle running to first in the first. Guerrero has made three trips to the disabled list this season and missed 52 games. Attendance was a season-low 8,782.

Phillies: The team has won 14 of its past 19 road games.

Pirates: Shawon Dunston extended his hitting streak to 10 games and is 11-for-24 with four homers and two doubles since coming over in a trade with the Cubs.

Rangers: Texas has committed 27 errors in its past 19 games.

Pub Date: 9/10/97

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