Baseball Today Friday, June 22
Undated (AP) _ Seattle at Texas (8:35 p.m. EDT). Nolan Ryan (5-4) faces Matt Young (5-4) for the second time in a week. Young and the Mariners beat Ryan and the Rangers last Saturday in the Kingdome on Guaranteed No-Hitter Night. STATS
Detroit’s loss Wednesday cost the Tigers a chance to reach .500 for the first time since 1988. ... Toronto tied a team record with eight straight hits in the eighth inning Wednesday. STREAKS
Vince Coleman is 56-for-56 in career steal attempts against the New York Mets. ... Houston has lost a team-record 12 straight road games. SWINGS
The New York Yankees rallied to win in Milwaukee 5-4 Wednesday, just their second victory in 37 games they’ve trailed after seven innings. SLUGGERS
Kevin McReynolds has six home runs and 15 RBIs in the last 15 games.
Cal Ripken fouled out and lined out with the bases loaded Wednesday. He is 2-for-26 with the bases loaded in the last two years. STARTERS
Bob Welch has won eight straight decisions for Oakland. ... Mark Langston has won just once in his last six starts. STOPPERS
St. Louis’ bullpen, minus Todd Worrell, is 12-for-22 in save opportunities. The Cardinals have blown leads nine times in the ninth inning. STARTS
The New York Mets have scored in the first inning in eight of the last nine games. STARS
Terry Steinbach, Athletics, hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Oakland beat Detroit 12-7 Wednesday. STATUS
Pascual Perez may not need season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder after all. Dr. James Andrews said rest and rehabilitation might cure Perez, who has not pitched for the New York Yankees since April 25. SIDELINED
- Bob Walk went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained groin muscle. He is 4-4 with a 3.53 ERA for Pittsburgh.
- Claudell Washington was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb. He is batting .167 with the New York Yankees. SCOUTING
Former Toronto catcher Matt Stark, now with Double-A Birmingham, hit his 11th home run of the season for the Chicago White Sox’s club in the Southern League. SPEAKING
″The players closed the clubhouse doors. I had nothing to do with it.″ - Manager Whitey Herzog after the St. Louis Cardinals closed the clubhouse for 25 minutes to talk about their poor play after Wednesday’s loss to the New York Mets. SEASONS June 22
1925 - The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting grand slam homers and Max Carey getting two hits in both the first and eighth innings.
1930 - Lou Gehrig hit three home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 20-13 pounding of the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader. Babe Ruth, who had three homers the previous day, hit two homers in the opener to lead the Yankees in a 10-1 rout. Ruth tied a major league record for five homers in two games and six homers in three games when he added another homer in the second game.
1944 - Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves threw a five-inning, no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies for 7-0 triumph.
1947 - Ewell Blackwell almost duplicated Johnny Vander Meer’s double no-hit record by following his June 18 no-hitter over Boston with 8 1-3 hitless innings against the Dodgers before his bid was broken.
1962 - Baltimore’s Boog Powell became the first batter to hit a home run over the center-field hedge at Memorial Stadium. The 469-foot clout came off Don Schwall of the Boston Red Sox.
1982 - Pete Rose doubled off St. Louis’s John Stuper in the third inning to move into second place on the all-time hit list. Rose moved ahead of Hank Aaron with No. 3,772, but the Cardinals beat the Phillies 3-2.
Today’s Birthdays: Greg Booker 30.