Baseball Today Friday, July 26
Undated (AP) _ California at New York (7:30 p.m. EDT). Mark Langston (13-4 tries to become the AL’s first 14-game winner and Scott Sanderson (10-5) is scheduled to start for the Yankees. Sanderson pitched a one-hitter in a 2-0 victory at Anaheim on July 11. STATS
New York Mets right-hander David Cone has given up 10 home runs this season, five in his last two starts. ... St. Louis pitcher Ken Hill, 1-for-32 entering Wednesday’s game against Houston, singled in the fifth and sixth innings. STREAKS
Toronto’s David Wells (12-4) has won seven straight decisions. ... Detroit ended a streak of 10 consecutive games with a home run on Wednesday. SWINGS
Bill Gullickson of Detroit is 13-5 after going 10-14 with Houston last year. The Tigers signed Gullickson as a free agent after he was released by the Astros on Oct. 4, 1990. SLUGGERS
Dave Parker of California hit his 336th career home run on Wednesday at Baltimore, tying him with Joe Adcock for 45th on the all-time list. STARTERS
Eric Show picked up his first American League victory Wednesday night as Oakland beat Cleveland 8-4. Show won 100 games while pitching for San Diego. STOPPERS
Baltimore’s Gregg Olson has saved each of Bob Milacki’s six victories this season. SLUMPS
Oakland’s Dave Henderson broke out of an 8-for-81 slump with three hits, including a home run, Wednesday night at Cleveland. ... A’s first baseman Mark McGwire is 4-for-34 since the All-Star break. SO LONG
The Cleveland Indians sent reliever Doug Jones, their all-time save leader, to Class AAA Colorado Springs on Wednesday. Jones, 34, has struggled all season, going 1-7 with a 7.47 ERA and six saves in 11 opportunities. He had a team-record 43 saves last year, his third straight year with more than 30. He has 127 saves in four-plus seasons with Cleveland. STATUS
-St. Louis reliever Todd Worrell wants arthroscopic surgery to clear up irritation in his right shoulder that has further delayed his comeback plans. Worrell, 31, was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Stan London, as well as two other orthopedic surgeons from St. Louis. Results of extensive testing weren’t available, but Worrell said no serious damage was detected.
- Fernando Valenzuela. struggled in his second start of his four-week stint in the minors, giving up four runs in the second inning as Tulsa beat Midland 4-2 in a Texas League game on Wednesday night. Valenzuela allowed eight hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter, but threw four wild pitches in five innings for Midland. SIDELINED
Seattle center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. had to leave Wednesday night’s game against the New York Yankees because of a hyperextended left knee. Griffey sustained the injury in the third inning while running out a ground ball. The Mariners said he is day-to-day. STARS Wednesday
Lloyd McClendon had three hits and drove in two runs against NL All-Star starter Tom Glavine, leading Pittsburgh past Atlanta 7-4. SCOUTING
Craig Shotton. knocked in seven runs with a grand slam, a two-run homer and a triple as Welland defeated Batavia 11-8 in New York-Penn League baseball. SPEAKING
″I laughed when I crossed home plate. When you make contact, something is going to happen.″ - Pat Kelly, whose grounder to the mound resulted in three runs Wednesday night in the New York Yankees’ 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. SEASONS July 26
1962 - Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves set the National League record for home runs by a pitcher when he hit his 31st off of New York’s Craig Anderson. Spahn dealt the Mets their 11th straight loss with a 6-1 victory.
1970 - Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds hit three straight homers off Steve Carlton of the St. Louis Cardinals. On the same day, Orlando Cepeda of the Atlanta Braves also connected for three consecutive homers in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
1984 - Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos tied Ty Cobb on the all-time career singles list, No. 3,052, with a base hit in the eighth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Today’s birthday: Jody Reed 29.