Wednesday, Sept. 6 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ Boston at Oakland (3:15 p.m. EDT). Mike Smithson, 7-13, pitches against Bob Welch, 15-7. STATS
Of Fred McGriff’s 90 career home runs, 11 have come against Chicago pitching, including five this season. ... Cory Snyder of the Indians is 29- for-73 at Memorial Stadium, a .397 average, with nine homers and 15 RBIs. STREAKS
The Toronto Blue Jays have won 16 of the last 17 games in which Tom Henke has appeared. ... Kevin Ritz of the Tigers, who gave up a home run to Seattle’s Alvin Davis in the first inning of his major-league debut, has not allowed a home run in 60 innings since. SWINGS
After hitting just one homer in 301 major-league at-bats through 1988, Luis Quinones’ homer Monday gave him 11 in 241 at-bats this year. SLUGGERS
Ryne Sandberg hit his career-high 27th home run Monday night. He hit 26 in 1985. ... San Diego’s Jack Clark has 10 homers and 32 RBIs since Aug. 1. SLUMPS
Lance Parrish of the California Angels has four hits in his last 38 at- bats. SHORTSTOPS
Baltimore’s Cal Ripken became the first shortstop ever to hit 20 home runs for eight consecutive seasons when he homered off Cleveland’s John Farrell on Tuesday. Ripken and Ernie Banks were tied with seven straight 20-plus years. STARTERS
Boston’s Roger Clemens is 1-6 against Oakland and above .500 against every other AL team. ... Greg Maddux (16), Mike Bielecki (14) and Rick Sutcliffe (14) give the Cubs their first trio of 14-game winners since 1973, when Ferguson Jenkins, Rick Reuschel and Burt Hooten each won 14. STEADY
Dave Stieb of Toronto is 18-4 lifetime against Chicago and teammate Jimmy Key has won 12 of 15 career decisions versus the White Sox. STOPPERS
Jeff Russell’s 32nd save gave him 37 lifetime for the Rangers, tying Jim Kern’s club record. STATUS
Boston’s John Dopson, who recently missed four weeks with a strained right elbow, will get about five more starts as the Red Sox’ third starter. SMACKED
Lonnie Smith of the Atlanta Braves has been hit by a pitch 10 times this year, the second highest total in a season since the Braves moved to Atlanta. Felipe Alou was hit 12 times in 1966. SWAPS
Chicago sent infielder Phil Stephenson to the Padres Tuesday, completing the Aug. 31 trade that sent Calvin Schiraldi and Darrin Jackson to San Diego for Luis Salazar and Marvel Wynne. STEALS
Craig Biggio needs one steal to become only the seventh catcher since 1900 to steal at least 20 bases. The most ever by a catcher is 36 by John Wathan with Kansas City in 1982. SIDELINED
- St. Louis center fielder Willie McGee, who has played in only 50 games because of injuries, has a hamstring injury and is day-to-day.
- Kevin McReynolds of the New York Mets bruised his left wrist in the first inning Tuesday night catching Ryne Sandberg’s drive to the top of the left- field fence. McReynolds left after three innings but the Mets said the injury is not serious. SCOUTING
Buenaventura Rodriguez hit a two-run triple in the ninth inning off Paul Johnson Tuesday night, leading Jamestown, Expos, past Pittsfield, Mets, 4-3 in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League championship series. The series is best two of three. SPEAKING
″I thought the first one was going out of Fulton County, not the stadium, the county.″ - Atlanta manager Russ Nixon on Jack Clark’s two home runs Monday night. SEASONS Sept. 6
1905 - Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hit game against the Detroit Tigers for a 15-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader. The score was the most lopsided margin of victory during a no-hitter in major league history.
1924 - Urban Shocker of the St. Louis Browns pitched two complete-game victories over the Chicago White Sox and won both by the identical score of 6-2.
1943 - At 16 years, eight months and five days, Philadelphia A’s pitcher Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game.
1950 - Don Newcombe failed to pitch a doubleheader for the Brooklyn Dodgers by retiring in the seventh inning of the second game trailing the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Newcombe had won the first game 2-0.
1952 - Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies went the distance in a 7-6, 17-inning, victory over the Boston Braves to open a doubleheader. The Phillies won the game on a home run by Del Ennis in the 17th.
1976 - Los Angeles catcher Steve Yeager sustained a serious injury when he was struck in the neck by the loose end of a broken bat while waiting in the on-deck circle. Bill Russell’s bat had shattered a piece caught Yeager. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 4-1.
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 to tie a National League record of seven shutouts by a rookie pitcher.