Astros: Jack Howell was sent to a hospital for X-rays after colliding with Vladimir Guerrero on a play at first.

Cardinals: Mark McGwire has 407 home runs, tied for 24th place with Duke Snider. McGwire's upper-deck shot was the first at Veterans Stadium this year. ... McGwire's 45 multihomer games put him 10th place all-time. Ron Gant led off, the first time he's done that since 1996.

Cubs: Third baseman Kevin Orie did not play because of back spasms. Jim McMahon, who quarterbacked the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl championship in 1985, led the seventh-inning stretch.

Dodgers: Gary Sheffield and Jose Vizcaino switched uniform numbers so Sheffield could have No. 10, which he wore with the Marlins. Vizcaino is now wearing No. 5.

Pub Date: 5/20/98

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