Preston Wilson’s 29th homerun backed up Ryan Dempster’s strong pitching outing to lead the Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the expos. Dempster pitched 8-1/3, striking out 8, allowing only one run in the ninth. Wilson’s homerun gave the Marlins a team-record 151 homeruns for the season. Luis Castillo stole 3 bases, giving him 58, matching Chuck Carr’s single season team record. Antonio Alfonseca retired the final two batters for his 42nd save, 3 shy of the team record.