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Baseball Today Tuesday, May 7

May 6, 1991

Undated (AP) _ Los Angeles at New York (7:40 p.m. EDT). Darryl Strawberry, in a 1-for- 21 slump with 12 strikeouts, returns to Shea Stadium for his first game against the Mets since leaving them. STATS

The Oakland Athletics gave up 35 runs and 40 hits in their two games during the weekend. Cleveland scored 20 runs Saturday and 15 Sunday, the most runs Oakland has ever allowed in consecutive games. STREAKS

San Francisco beat New York 2-0 Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants had lost eight straight to the Mets. SWINGS

Mark Carreon of the New York Mets is 5-for-7 with three homers as a pinch hitter and 7-for-31 (.226) and no homers as a starter. SLUMPS

Pittsburgh’s 3-4-5 hitters - Andy Van Slyke, Bobby Bonilla and Barry Bonds - were 0-for-27 in the weekend series against Houston until Van Slyke singled in the eighth inning Sunday off reliever Dwayne Henry. SLUGGERS

Houston’s Jeff Bagwell hit the ninth upper deck home run in Three Rivers Stadium as the Astros beat Pittsburgh 6-4 Sunday. Only three other players - Bob Robertson, Greg Luzinski and Howard Johnson - have homered into the upper deck in left, with Johnson’s shot on April 15. Willie Stargell and Bobby Bonilla have the only homers into the upper deck in right, with Stargell doing it four times from 1970-73. STARTERS

Doug Drabek (1-5), the Cy Young Award winner last year with a 22-6 record, gave up seven hits and three runs in five innings in Sunday’s loss to Houston. He failed to last past the fifth inning for the fourth time in six starts. Drabek’s start is his worst since he was 1-8 in 1987 before finishing 11-12. STOPPERS

St. Louis’ Lee Smith had converted 15 straight save chances, including nine this season, before blowing one Sunday against Cincinnati.

STARS Sunday

Bud Black outdueled Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell hit his major league- leading eighth home run as San Francisco beat New York Mets 2-0. Black (2-3), hit hard in his previous two starts, pitched a five-hitter for his second shutout of the season. SIDELINED

The New York Mets put infielder Gregg Jefferies on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to April 27. He has a pulled muscle in his left rib cage. Jefferies is hitting only .192. He will be eligible to return to the roster Sunday. STATUS

Los Angeles’ Orel Hershiser, still trying to recover from shoulder surgery last more than a year ago, is scheduled to make his pitching comeback Wednesday in a start for Class A Bakersfield. SCOUTING

Chuck Malone, a once-promising pitching prospect for Philadelphia, faced six batters Sunday and walked four, hit a batter and gave up a hit for the Phillies’ Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre team. In 11 innings this season, he has walked 21 batters and hit three. SPEAKING

″It’s good to be in that kind of company, but I don’t belong there with the guys that put them up there.″ - Houston’s Jeff Bagwell, who hit the ninth upper deck home run in the 21-year history of Three Rivers Stadium. Bagwell’s shot was estimated at 456 feet, possibly the longest ball ever hit to left field at the park. Greg Luzinski, Bob Robertson and Howard Johnson are the only others to reach the left-field upper deck. SEASONS May 7

1917 - Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox allowed only two hits in outdueling Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators 1-0. Ruth drove in the only run with a fly ball.

1922 - Jesse Barnes of the New York Giants pitched the only no-hitter of the year, beating Philadelphia 6-0.

1925 - Pittsburgh shortstop Glenn Wright made an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals when he caught Jim Bottomley’s line drive, stepped on second to double Jimmy Cooney and tagged Rogers Hornsby coming from first.

1957 - Cleveland pitcher Herb Score was hit on the right eye by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald of the New York Yankees in the first inning. Score sustained a fractured nose and a damaged eye, missed the remainder of the season and never regained his once-bright promise.

1959 - A crowd of 93,103 came to the Los Angeles Coliseum on ″Roy Campanella Night″ to show their affection for the paralyzed Dodgers catcher. The Dodgers were beaten by the New York Yankees 6-2 in an exhibition game which followed the ceremonies.

1960 - Norm Sherry, a replacement catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit a home run in the 11th inning, giving his brother, relief pitcher Larry Sherry, a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles.

Today’s Birthday: Dick Williams 63.

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