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June 29, 1992

Undated (AP) _ Texas at Toronto (7:35 p.m. EDT). Kevin Brown of the Rangers tries for his AL-leading 12th victory against David Wells (3-2). STATS

Nolan Ryan earned his 315th career victory Sunday, moving past Gaylord Perry and into 13th place on the all-time list. STREAKS

Nolan Ryan (1-3) won Sunday for the first time in 14 starts dating to last Sept. 25, a span that included 12 starts this year. His drought of 13 starts without a victory matched the longest of his career. ... Glenn Braggs dropped Rafael Belliard’s routine fly ball to right field in the second inning Sunday, ending Cincinnati’s streak of 46 errorless innings. SLUGGERS

The Twins outscored Oakland 22-4 on Saturday and Sunday. The A’s have been beaten by at least eight runs in four of their last 12 games. SWINGS

The top three winners on Baltimore’s staff - Rick Sutcliffe, Mike Mussina and Ben McDonald - are 24-14 for the year, but 0-6 in the last 16 days. ... The Texas bullpen has blown four leads for Nolan Ryan this season, each time costing him a victory. In Ryan’s eight seasons with California, Angels relievers blew a total of six leads for him. STARTERS

Brian Barnes (1-1) beat Pittsburgh 9-0 Sunday, giving the Montreal Expos their first win by a fifth starter since April 26, when Chris Haney beat St. Louis. STOPPERS

Orioles reliever Mike Flanagan failed to retire any of the four batters he faced Sunday. He has a 10.38 ERA. SLUMPS

Detroit reliever Les Lancaster has allowed 18 of 23 inherited runners to score this season. SWEEPS

The Cincinnati Reds scored 10 first-inning runs in their three-game sweep of Atlanta, which left them 6-0 against the Braves at Riverfront Stadium this year. The Reds also swept them April 13-15 at Riverfront. STARS Sunday

Dante Bichette had four hits, drove in three runs and scored four times as Milwaukee beat Boston 9-3. SIDELINED

The Red Sox put their home run and RBI leader, Ellis Burks, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 25 because of a muscle strain in his back. STATUS

Jaime Navarro allowed three runs on eight hits in 8 1-3 innings against Boston on Sunday before leaving with a strained right groin. The Brewers do not expect Navarro to miss a start. SCOUTING

Sterling Hitchcock and Gerry Nielsen combined on a six-hitter as Albany (Yankees) beat Harrisburg (Expos) 2-1 Sunday in an Eastern League game. SPEAKING

″Tell Mr. Hargrove I was just doing my job. It was a slider inside. If I’m going to hit him, I’m going to hit him. I’m not going to miss. I was throwing the ball inside. Mr. Hargrove couldn’t hit a slider inside, either.″ - Jack Morris, who drew the ire of Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove for throwing a pitch at Kenny Lofton’s knees Sunday after Lofton laid down two bunt singles. SEASONS June 30

1908 - At 41 years and 3 months, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox pitched the third no-hitter of his career against the New York Highlanders.

1933 - Dizzy Dean struck out 17 Cubs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 8-2.

1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees hit three triples in 4 innings but the game was washed out at Washington when a rainstorm prevented the Senators from completing their fifth inning.

1948 - Bob Lemon pitched a 2-0, no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers for the first American League no-hitter thrown at night.

1949 - Joe DiMaggio played the first series of the year after a bone spur operation and hit .455 with four home runs and nine RBIs as the New York Yankees swept the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

1962 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 13 New York Mets en route to his first of four career no-hitters, a 5-0 victory at Dodger Stadium.

1970 - Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati was dedicated, but Hank Aaron spoiled the show for the 51,050 home fans with a first-inning homer off Jim McGlothlin. Atlanta beat the Reds 8-2.

1978 - Willie McCovey became the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs, but his milestone shot off Jamie Easterly wasn’t enough as the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 in Atlanta.

Today’s Birthdays: Tony Fernandez 30, Doug Dascenzo 28.

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