Tuesday, Sept. 8 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ St. Louis at Montreal (7:35 p.m. EDT). Bob Forsch (10-4) opposes the Expos’ Bryn Smith (8-6). Forsch is 16-for-52 (.308) with seven runs batted in. STREAKS
Atlanta left-hander Zane Smith had a streak of 20 scoreless innings stopped Sunday against Montreal. ... Los Angeles beat the New York Mets 3-2 in 16 innings Sunday to halt a nine-game losing streak. The Dodgers came within one loss of tying the team record for the most consecutive losses at home since the club moved to Los Angeles. The 1961 team lost 10 in a row at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the year before Dodger Stadium opened. STATS
Johnny Ray has 13 hits in 31 at-bats since joining California. ... Houston catcher Alan Ashby hit his 13th homer Sunday to set a career high. Joe Carter (31) and Cory Snyder (31) are the first Cleveland teammates to hit 30 or more homers in a season since Larry Doby and Luke Easter in 1952. ... St. Louis pitcher John Tudor is 6-for-24 with six RBI. ... Seattle’s Mark Langston tied a team record with his 17th victory as the Mariners defeated Cleveland 6-4 Monday. Langston, 17-10, matched his career high in victories, set in 1984. Mike Moore won 17 for the Mariners in 1985. SLUMPS
Cleveland’s Cory Snyder broke a 5-for-47 slump with his 31st homer Sunday as the Indians beat Boston 3-1. SLUGGERS
Jack Clark hit his 35th homer for St. Louis Sunday, giving him 17 home runs at Busch Stadium this season to match the club record set by Dick Allen in 1970 and Ted Simmons in 1979. Clark’s home run total is the most by a Cardinal since Stan Musial hit 35 in 1954. SHUTOUTS
Ted Higuera, fresh off a one-hitter, allowed only two hits for his third straight shutout as Milwaukee defeated Minnesota 6-0 Sunday. Higuera, 15-9, has won his last four starts and has not allowed a run in his last 28 1-3 innings. Ray Searage holds the club record for consecutive scoreless innings with 30 (Aug. 26, 1984-April 19, 1985). STEALS
Chicago’s Carlton Fisk stole his first base of the season and scored the winning run Sunday as the White Sox beat Kansas City 5-4. It was Fisk’s 116th career steal in 18 seasons. SCOUTING
David Green’s two-run single keyed a five-run fourth inning Sunday as Louisville (Cardinals) defeated Indianapolis (Expos) 7-2 to avoid elimination from a best-of-five American Association playoffs. SOUNDWAVES
Baltimore radio station WCBM-AM, the flagship station for the Baltimore Orioles, is up for sale along with the team’s broadcast rights because of financial troubles of station owner Ellek Seymour, The Baltimore Sun reported. Sunday. SPEAKING
″Ted (Power) and I are the greatest of friends and we always watch Monday night football at home (Cincinnati), but today, I got the best of him the first two times up.″ - Chicago’s Leon Durham who hit two homers Sunday against Power as the Cubs beat the Reds 3-1. SEASONS
1955 - The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Braves 10-2 to clinch the National League pennant with a 17-game lead.
1958 - Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente tied a major-league record by hitting three triples in a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
1965 - Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A’s played all nine positions but had to retire after a ninth inning collison with Ed Kirkpatrick of the California Angels. The Angels won 5-3 in 13 innings.
1972 - Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, for his 20th victory of the season. It marked the sixth straight year that Jenkins had won 20 or more game in a season.
1985 - Cincinnati’s Pete Rose inserted himself into the lineup when the Chicago Cubs named right-hander Reggie Patterson as the starting pitcher. Rose singled in the first inning and again in the fifth inning to tie Ty Cobb with 4,191 career hits. The Wrigley Field crowd responded with a five-minute standing ovation.
Today’s Birthday: Don Aase 33.