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May 10, 1993

Undated (AP) _ Atlanta at Houston (8:05 p.m. EDT). Greg Maddux (2-3) pitches for the Braves against Mark Portugal (3-2). STATS

Mariano Duncan is 8-for-15 lifetime against all-time saves leader Lee Smith, including a grand slam to help Philadelphia beat St. Louis 6-5 Sunday. STREAKS

The New York Mets are 2-8 in games played on Saturdays and Sundays this season, including 0-6 at Shea Stadium. SLUGGERS

Mark Grace hit for the cycle Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. The first baseman became the first Cubs player to hit for the cycle since Andre Dawson on April 29, 1987, against San Francisco. STARTS

Sunday’s 6-5 victory against St. Louis improved Philadelphia’s record to 22-7, tops in the majors. It tied the Phillies best record ever after 29 games as they were 22-7 in both 1911 and 1913. STARTERS

Orel Hershiser is 18-6 lifetime against the San Francisco Giants. STOPPERS

Oakland reliever Goose Gossage has not allowed a run in eight games spanning 10 innings. SCORING

Joey Cora of the Chicago White Sox has scored 12 runs in his last 12 games. SLUMPS

Colorado Rockies relievers have given up 89 runs in 90 innings this year. ... David Cone is 0-5 in seven starts for Kansas City. The Royals have scored only 16 runs for the right-hander. Cone and John Smiley (Reds), two high- priced free agents, are a combined 0-10. SWINGS

The Pittsburgh Pirates have eight homers in their last six games after hitting only six in their first 22. SWEEPS

Atlanta outscored Colorado 46-22 in a four-game series sweep at Mile High Stadium. SUBS

Toronto used its first pinch-hitter of the season when Darnell Coles batted by Dick Schofield in the ninth inning Sunday. STARS Sunday

Spike Owen had a three-run homer, drove in four runs and scored three, and Bob Wickman (4-0) won his seventh straight decision as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 11-2. Wickman is 10-1 over the last two seasons, the best in club history other than Whitey Ford’s 16-1 start. In his five starts, the Yankees have scored 39 runs (7.8 per game), and are hitting .326 with nine homers. STATUS

The Milwaukee Brewers will give Robin Yount another week to test his knee before activating him from the disabled list. Yount, who had a torn knee ligament repaired April 27, is eligible to come off the list on Tuesday. SIDELINED

Toronto right-hander Jack Morris was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to May 2. Morris has a sore right shoulder. SCOUTING

- Paul Kilgus held Buffalo (Pirates) to five hits in eight innings and also scored twice as Louisville (Cardinals) defeated the Bisons 4-2 Sunday in an American Association game.

- Milwaukee left-hander Teddy Higuera gave up three earned runs and a hit in two innings during a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday. SPEAKERS

Ken Griffey Jr. led off the fourth inning Sunday for Seattle with a home run headed for the Kingdome’s third deck in right field until hitting one of the overhanging speakers in the outfield. It was the first time in the 17-year history of the Kingdome that a ball hit an outfield speaker and went into the stands. Nine times balls have hit outfield speakers and have stayed in play. SPEAKING

″I know we’re falling out of the race. Right now, I can’t worry about Philadelphia.″ - Mets manager Jeff Torborg after his last-place team dropped 11 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the NL East on Sunday. SEASONS May 10

1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington.

1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had hit two homers and two doubles and driven in seven runs against the Chicago White Sox.

1970 - Hoyt Wilhelm pitched his 1,000th major-league game, but the Atlanta Braves lost 6-5 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

1981 - Charlie Lea became the first French-born pitcher to throw a no- hitter as the Montreal Expos beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 in the second game of a doubleheader.

Today’s Birthday: Robby Thompson 31.

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