Tuesday, June 6 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ San Diego at Houston (8:35 p.m. EDT). Dennis Rasmussen (2-5) pitches for the Padres against Jim Deshaies (6-3). In his last start, Deshaies pitched a 7 1-3 hitless innings. STATS
The Chicago Cubs hit six homers Sunday in St. Louis, their most since June 3, 1987, against Houston. It was the most homers by an NL team since the New York Mets connected six times against Montreal on April 4, 1988. STREAKS
The Toronto Blue Jays have not lost at Fenway Park since 1987, winning 12 straight. ... Montreal defeated Philadelphia 7-4 Sunday to sweep the three- game series. The victory gave the Expos their most successful road trip in the club history at 9-3. It was the Phillies’ 11th straight loss, matching their longest losing streak since dropping the last 11 games of the 1985 season. SWINGS
Scott Terry of St. Louis allowed five homers Sunday to Chicago, one short of the NL record, shared by three, for the most given up by a pitcher in one game. Terry had allowed three homers in 58 2-3 innings entering the game. SLUGGERS
Darrell Evans. of the Atlanta Braves moved into a tie for 21st-place with Duke Snider on the all-time home run list when he hit his 407th career homer Sunday. It was Evans’ fourth homer this year, most by an active player since the retirement of Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt last week. SLAMS
Los Angeles catcher Mike Scioscia and and Houston outfielder Louie Meadows each hit grand slams in the Astrodome on Sunday. SLUMPS
San Diego third baseman Chris James is 0-for-36, including 0-for-5 since being acquired from Philadelphia Friday night for John Kruk and Randy Ready. SWEEPS
The Cincinnati Reds swept San Diego at Riverfront Stadium for the first time since April 28-30, 1981. ... The Detroit Tigers had not been swept by the Baltimore Orioles since Sept. 8-10, 1980. STEALS
St. Louis outfielder Vince Coleman is 22-for-22 in stolen bases this season and has stolen 28 straight dating back to last season, equaling his career best. The major-league record is 38 by Davey Lopes. STAYING POWER
Houston, which beat the Los Angeles in 22 innings Saturday, came back for a 7-6 victory in 13 innings on Sunday. The 35 innings played in consecutive games fell far short of the major-league record of 45 played by the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves, who on May 1, 1920, played a record 26 innings, and came back to play 19 innings two days later. STANDINGS
Baltimore has not led the AL East this late in the season since it won the pennant in 1983. SOUNDWAVES
Tim McCarver,. who has worked on ABC’s national baseball telecasts since 1984, will join Brent Musburger as a commentator when CBS takes over baseball in 1990. McCarver, the former major-league catcher, also broadcasts New York Mets games over WWOR-TV in New York. SIDELINED
Los Angeles placed right fielder Mickey Hatcher on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and called up right-handed pitcher Ramon Martinez from the club’s Class AAA Albuquerque affiliate. Hatcher suffered a strained hamstring in the first inning Saturday night while sliding into third base. STATUS
- Right fielder Jose Canseco, on the disabled list all season, has rejoined the team. After having surgery on his left wrist three weeks ago, the 1988 MVP is starting an exercise program designed to see him return to active status by the All-Star Game.
- Outfielder Kal Daniels is reported to be making good progress following arthroscopic knee surgery last month. Harding said Daniels isn’t allowed to run, but he may be permitted to play catch and swing a bat soon. Daniels is expected to miss most of the month of June. SCOUTING
Tony Gilmore. doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning after an umpire’s ruling negated a successful version of the hidden-ball trick as Arkansas stayed alive at the College World Series Sunday night with a 7-3 victory over North Carolina. SPEAKING
″I’m ready to get out of here. These guys could sweep the ’27 Yankees they way they are playing now.″ Los Angeles reliever Jay Howell, after the Dodgers were swept by the Astros. SEASONS June 6
1913 - The New York Yankees, managed by Frank Chance, lost their 13th straight game, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians.
1918 - Casey Stengel, after being traded by Brooklyn to Pittsburgh in the off-season, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at- bat, Stengel called time, stepped out of the batter’s box, doffed his cap, and a bird flew out.
1929 - The Cincinnati Reds routed the Philadelphia Phillies 21-4 at Redland Field.
1934 - Myril Hoag hit a major-league record six singles in the New York Yankees’ 15-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.
1939 - The New York Giants, with five home runs in the fourth inning, beat the Cincinnati Reds 17-3 at the Polo Grounds. With two out, Harry Danning, Frank Demaree, Burgess Whitehead, Manny Salvo and Joe Moore each connected as the Giants scored eight runs in the inning.
1965 - Johnny Callison of Philadelphia hit three home runs to lead the Phillies in a 10-9 squeaker over the Chicago Cubs and doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field.
1965 - Tom Tresh of the New York Yankees hit three consecutive home runs in a 12-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox. Tresh hit his first homer right-handed off Juan Pizzaro in the first inning. Tresh then went to the left side of the plate and hit two against Bruce Howard in the third and fifth innings.
1986 - San Diego Padres manager Steve Boros was ejected before the first pitch of the game with the Atlanta Braves when he tried to give umpire Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play in last night’s 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Today’s Birthdays: Dave Bergman 36.