Montreal manager Frank Robinson heard the Expos fans cheering, and couldn't understand why.
Sure, the team was beating the Milwaukee Brewers and maintaining its hold on first place in the NL East, but the crowd's random outbursts left the Expos befuddled.
"First time I heard them I said, 'What are they doing? Why are they cheering like that? We haven't done anything,"' Robinson said after a 5-4 victory Tuesday night.
Then, the Expos checked the scoreboard and realized the cheering wasn't for them.
With Montreal facing Boston in a first-round NHL playoff game at the Molson Centre, the season-low crowd of 3,561 at Olympic Stadium reacted excitedly to scoring updates of the Canadiens' 5-3 win.
"When they were doing some big cheer out of nowhere, you knew to look up on the board and you'd see a score, or something," outfielder Brad Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson and Vladimir Guerrero each hit two-run singles as Montreal extended its winning streak to four games and remained on top of the NL East.
This is the latest the Expos have led the division since 1996, creating hope that the Canadiens would return the favor of flashing scoring updates in October.
"I would certainly look forward to it," Robinson said. "If they don't, I'll give them a phone call."
In other games, it was: New York 4, St. Louis 3; San Francisco 12, Chicago 4; Arizona 5, Atlanta 2; Los Angeles 9, Pittsburgh 6; Florida 4, Houston 3 in 12 innings; Cincinnati 3, Colorado 2; and Philadelphia 8, San Diego 5.
Wilkerson's two-out single capped a four-run third to put the Expos up 4-2. An inning earlier, Wilkerson dropped Raul Casanova's two-out fly in left for an error as the Brewers scored their first two runs.
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