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Thursday, July 27 Baseball Today

July 26, 1989

Undated (AP) _ Los Angeles at Houston (2:35 p.m. EDT). Dodgers rookie Ramon Martinez, 2-0, faces Houston’s Jim Deshaies, 10-4. STATS

Boston’s Wade Boggs got three doubles and a triple Tuesday night, the first four extra-base hit game of his career. STREAKS

Jose Oquendo of St. Louis extended his hitting streak to 23 games, the longest in the majors this season. ... The Chicago White Sox have won 10 straight games at Comiskey Park. ... The New York Yankees ended an eight-game losing streak on the road by winning Tuesday night at Cleveland. SWINGS

Boston trounced Charlie Leibrandt and Kansas City 10-0 Tuesday night. In their previous game at Fenway Park, Leibrandt and the Royals routed the Red Sox 10-0 on April 23. SLUGGERS

Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees hit his 13th home run of the season Tuesday night. It was his first homer on the road. STARTERS

Cleveland ace Greg Swindell lasted only 3 2-3 innings Tuesday night against New York, his second shortest start of the year. He left his previous start with tightness in his elbow and, after losing to Yankees, said his arm ″is just tired and it might need some rest.″ SLUMPS

Baltimore lost its season-high sixth straight game Tuesday night, 9-3, at Minnesota. STRIKEOUTS

Nolan Ryan of Texas struck out 14 in six-plus innings, raising his major league-leading total to 180 this season and his all-time record to 4,955. Ryan and relievers Kenny Rogers and Paul Wilmet combined to strike out a Texas- record 18 batters Tuesday night against Toronto. ... Mark Langston has struck out 22 in his last two starts for Montreal. SKIPPERS

Manager Gordie MacKenzie got his 1,000th minor-league victory Tuesday as Phoenix beat Colorado Springs 4-2 in the Pacific Coast League. MacKenzie also has lost 1,108 games in his 16-year managerial career. STANDINGS

Toronto moved within 4 1/2 games of the American League East lead with a 4-0 victory Tuesday night at Texas. That was the Blue Jays’ smallest deficit since May 28. SIDELINED

Pitcher Brian Fisher of Pittsburgh underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. He probably will miss the rest of the season. STATUS

- Pittsburgh’s Gary Redus was released from a hospital after X-rays showed he did not sustain any fractures around the eye after being hit in the face by a pitch from Los Angeles’ Tim Crews on Monday night.

- Cincinnati’s Danny Jackson returned to the disabled list Tuesday with a sore shoulder and toe.

- Ellis Burks will begin a 20-day rehabilitation assignment today with Boston’s Triple-A Pawtucket team. Burks is recovering from shoulder surgery.

- Dwight Gooden threw on the sidelines for 12 minutes from a distance of 80 feet before the New York Mets’ game Tuesday night. SCOUTING

Bad weather has been following Bill Laskey of Kansas City’s Triple-A Omaha club. It has rained on the day of Laskey’s last 10 starts, although none of the games has been postponed. SEE YA

The New York Mets released Lee Mazzilli on Tuesday. Mazzilli, 34, was born in Brooklyn and began his big-league career with the Mets in 1976. If no one picks up Mazzilli, he could be back with the Mets in September. SPEAKING

″We’re hurting ourselves three ways. We’re not pitching well, we’re not fielding well and we’re not hitting well. We’re just not doing anything.″ - Manager Frank Robinson, after Baltimore’s sixth straight loss. SEASONS July 27

1918 - Brooklyn’s Henry Heitman had one of the shortest careers in major league history. Heitman pitched against St. Louis and gave up four consecutive hits, left the game and never played pro ball again.

1946 - Rudy York of Boston hit two grand slams and drove in 10 runs as the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 13-6.

1950 - Del Ennis of the Philadelphia Phillies drove in seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings of a 13-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Ennis doubled with the bases loaded in the seventh and hit a grand slam in the eighth.

1959 - New York attorney William Shea announced the formation of the Continental League. New York, Houston, Toronto, Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul were the five cities named and Branch Rickey was named league president.

1978 - Duane Kuiper of Cleveland tied a major-league record with bases- loaded triples in the first and fifth innings as the Indians beat the New York Yankees 17-5 in the second game of a doubleheader.

1984 - Pete Rose, playing for Montreal, passed Ty Cobb for most singles in a career with his 3,503rd single against the Philadelphia Phillies.

1986 - Two 300-game winners faced each other, with Don Sutton hurling six strong innings in outpitching Tom Seaver as the California Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0.

Today’s Birthday: Leo Durocher 84.

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