Transaction, history made
From the Reds:
--The Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list IF Pedro Lopez. Lopez had been on the DL since 7/26 with a broken left cheekbone suffered the day before when he was hit by a pitch by Mil’s Matt Wise.
--For only the third time in Major League history did the first 3 batters of a game each homer (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau).
4/13/1987, SD’s Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk homered off SF’s Roger Mason (at SD)
5/28/2003, Atl’s Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield homered off Cin’s Jeff Austin (at Atl)
9//9/2007, Mil’s Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun homered off Cin’s Phil Dumatrait (at Cin)