Baseball Today Thursday, June 21
Undated (AP) _ New York at Toronto (7:35 p.m. EDT). Andy Hawkins (1-4), who allowed three hits in eight innings to the Blue Jays last Saturday, pitches against David Wells (5-1). The Jays swept the Yankees last weekend in New York. 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
St. Louis’ Vince Coleman is 56-for-56 in career steal attempts against the New York Mets. 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 of the New York Mets has six home runs and 15 RBIs in the last 15 games. SLUMPS
Baltimore’s 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. ... California’s 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 Birmingham of the Southern League, 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 21
1916 - Rube Foster of the Red Sox pitched a no-hitter against the New York Yankees in a 2-0 triumph at Fenway Park. Foster struck out three and allowed three runners, all on walks.
1941 - Lefty Grove’s 20-game winning streak at Fenway Park came to an end with 13-9 loss to the St. Louis Browns. The streak spanned from May 3, 1938 to May 12, 1941.
1957 - Von McDaniel, an 18-year-old St. Louis rookie, pitched a two-hit, 2-0 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in his first start.
1964 - Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a 6-0, perfect game against the New York Mets on Father’s Day. The no-hitter gave Bunning one in each league. Gus Triandos became the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues.
1970 - Detroit shortstop Cesar Gutierrez had seven hits in seven times at bat in the Tigers’ 9-8 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Gutierrez collected six singles and a double.
1980 - Third baseman Graig Nettles hit his 267th career home run as the New York Yankees beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0. Nettles broke Brooks Robinson’s American League record for homers by a third basemen.
1986 - Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox posted a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles for his 13th straight victory from the start of the season. Clemens was the 13th player in major league history to start the season with 13 straight wins.
1989 - Carlton Fisk set an American League record for homers by a catcher and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Fisk hit his 307th homer as a catcher to pass the Yankees’ Yogi Berra.
Today’s Birthdays: Rick Sutcliffe 34, Jeff Musselman 27, Brad Moore 26.