Washington (24-46) at Toronto (31-41)

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  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Fri Jun 25, 2004
  • TV: RSN
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The Montreal Expos still have the worst record in baseball, but they’re finally starting to pick up some victories.

The Expos will try to win for the fifth time in six games when they open a three-game interleague set with the Toronto Blue Jays at SkyDome.

For just the second time this season, Montreal has won consecutive series. After winning two of three against the Chicago White Sox, they took another two of three from Philadelphia.

Zach Day will now look to continue Montreal’s recent surge. The 26-year-old right-hander had one of his strongest starts of the season Sunday, allowing two runs—one earned—and eight hits over eight innings, but did not get a decision in the Expos’ 4-2 win over the White Sox.

“Day gave us what we needed,” Expos manager Frank Robinson said. “He certainly gave the bullpen a break.”

After losing seven straight, the Expos have won four of their last five.

Tony Armas Jr. pitched six scoreless innings Thursday to win for the first time in 14 months, and Tony Batista hit a two-run homer to lead the Expos to a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

The Blue Jays, who have alternated wins and losses over their last six games, welcome the Expos after falling to the surging Tampa Bay Devil Rays 19-13 on Thursday.

Orlando Hudson went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, and Dave Berg and Chris Gomez each drove in three runs. The Blue Jays finished with 15 hits.

“Sometimes games just get out of control,” Toronto third baseman Eric Hinske said. “I think we did a good job of scoring some runs late.”

The Canadian rivals split their season series 3-3 last season.

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Z. Day Min vs. J. Towers LAD
5-10 Record 9-9
3.93 ERA 5.11
61 K 51
45 BB 26
1.39 WHIP 1.50