The Expos and Red managed to split the first two games of the series, but the Expos managed to take two of three games at Cinergy Field thanks to a big 10-2 win over the Reds on April 4.
The first game of this series (Apr. 1) was postponed after home plate umpire John McSherry collapsed on the field in the first inning because of a heart attack. Attempts to revive him failed. McSherry was eventually pronounced dead later that day.
Getting back to the third and final game of the series, right fielder Moises Alou got the Expos on the board with a two-run home run off Reds starter Dave Burba in the first inning and Montreal never looked back.
The Expos blew the game open in the top of the sixth inning when they scored five more runs to go ahead 7-1.
They ended up getting three home runs from Alou, Henry Rodriguez and Darrin Fletcher that day.
Expos starter Jose Paniagua gave up one earned run, while striking out one and walking three in five innings of work. Barry Manuel pitched three innings in relief of Paniagua and Tim Scott struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth.
Solid night at the plate for Alou, Mike Lansing and David Segui: