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• Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous home runs in Brewers history -- backup catcher Ned Yost's tiebreaking, two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning over the Green Monster in Boston. The 6-3 win gave the Brewers a four-game lead with five to play in an American League East race that would come down to the final day.

"And he didn't even have his own bat," Jim Gantner said at Miller Park on Friday, thinking back to that moment.

That's true. As the story is told, Yost, who rarely played behind starting catcher Ted Simmons, borrowed one from outfielder Charlie Moore.

• Thornburg turned 24 on Saturday. He has pitched only twice since being called up from Triple-A Nashville for September.

• Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous home runs in Brewers history -- backup catcher Ned Yost's tiebreaking, two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning over the Green Monster in Boston. The 6-3 win gave the Brewers a four-game lead with five to play in an American League East race that would come down to the final day.

"And he didn't even have his own bat," Jim Gantner said at Miller Park on Friday, thinking back to that moment.

That's true. As the story is told, Yost, who rarely played behind starting catcher Ted Simmons, borrowed one from outfielder Charlie Moore.

• Thornburg turned 24 on Saturday. He has pitched only twice since being called up from Triple-A Nashville for September.