Howard Johnson hit a record-setting grand slam and Darryl Strawberry stole two bases to join Johnson in the exclusive 30-30 club Monday as the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-1, at Chicago.
Johnson's eighth-inning homer off Cub reliever Ed Lynch was his 36th of the season, setting a National League record for most homers in a season by a switch-hitter. The record was set in 1934 by Rip Collins of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Strawberry's two steals made the Mets the first team in major league history to have two players with at least 30 steals and 30 homers in the same season. Strawberry has 38 homers and 30 steals, and Johnson has 31 steals and 36 homers.
The Cubs were managed by Coach Johnny Oates, who was filling in for suspended Manager Frank Lucchesi.
St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 1--David Green and Vince Coleman homered as the Cardinals got all three of their hits in the fifth inning and went on to beat the Phillies at St. Louis.