Tim Raines became the first player since Ty Cobb to drive in 70 runs and steal 70 bases in the same season as Montreal won in St. Louis despite a triple play by the Cardinals.
Raines stole one base to increase his league-leading total to 86 and drove in four runs, giving him 70 RBI this season. He is the first NL player with 70 RBI and 70 steals in the same season and the first in the majors since Cobb accomplished the feat in 1915.
The triple play occurred in the Montreal fourth. With the bases loaded, Andre Dawson hit a shot at second baseman Jeff Doyle, who threw to shortstop Ozzie Smith at second to force Bryan Little for the first out.
Smith threw to first baseman Jim Adduci to get Dawson. Francona, the runner at second, apparently thought Doyle had caught the ball on the fly and the throw to Ozzie Smith had doubled him off second. He wandered away from the base and was called out by first base umpire John Kibler after he had gone into the dugout.
Montreal second baseman Manny Trillo suffered two broken bones in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch by Steve Baker in the fourth.