Saturday, May 30 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ Oakland at New York Yankees (7:30 p.m. EDT). Joe Niekro (3-2) starts for the Yankees against the Athletics’ Joaquin Andujar, in the Niekro brothers’ second attempt to pass the Perrys on the sibling career victory list. Andujar has pitched five innings in two starts this season, allowing two hits and one run. STREAKS
Bill Dawley ended his 11-game losing streak in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 11-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves Thursday. Dawley had last won on Oct. 2, 1985, when he was with the Houston Astros and defeated the San Francisco Giants. STATS
Cleveland’s Joe Carter became the first player to hit three homers in a game twice at Fenway Park when he hit three Thursday night in Boston’s 12-8 victory over the Indians. Carter also homered three times at Fenway Aug. 29, 1986. ... Baltimore hit six home runs in its 8-7 12-inning victory Thursday night over the California Angels, giving the Orioles a record 56 homers this month. The old record of 55 was set in July 1947 by the New York Giants and tied by the Minnesota Twins in May 1964. The Orioles hit another homer Friday - Cal Ripken - to give them 49 in 20 games. SWINGS
Baltimore’s Mike Young, who had not hit a home run this season, hit a solo homer to tie the score in the 10th inning, then hit a two-run homer to win the game in the 12th in the Orioles’ 8-7 victory over the California Angels Thursday night. Young hit nine homers last season. STEALS
Rickey Henderson of the New York Yankees was thrown out by Seattle’s Scott Bradley when he attempted to steal second Thursday night, the third straight time that Henderson was caught stealing. Henderson began the season with 23 consecutive steals, giving him 31 straight over two years, one short of Willie Wilson’s American League record. SIDELINED
Right-handed pitcher Rick Aguilera of the New York Mets will miss two to three weeks with a sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Dr. Frank Jobe, who examined Aguilera, told him not to throw for 10 days. Aguilera is the fifth Mets’ pitcher sidelined this season. SCOUTING
Bob Milacki of the Charlotte Orioles (Baltimore) pitched a no-hitter for 11 1-3 innings Thursday night and allowed one hit in 13 innings in Charlotte’s 2-1, 14-inning victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts (Seattle) in the Class AA Southern League. SPEAKING
″They don’t want to give me anything in. That’s why I’m in the closed stance. I’m not feeling comfortable, but I’m hitting more balls to right and center field. As long as it (the style) works, why fix it?″ - St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jack Clark, who has 35 runs batted in during May. Clark is batting .344, tied for third in the National League, and has a major league high 48 RBI. SEASONS
1922 - Between the morning and afternoon games of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Max Flack of the Chicago Cubs was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Cliff Heathcote. They played one game for each team.
1927 - In the fourth inning of the morning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, shortstop Jim Cooney of the Chicago Cubs caught a line drive by Paul Waner, stepped on second to double Lloyd Waner, then tagged Clyde Barnhart coming from first for an unassisted triple play.
1934 - Cleveland’s Hal Trosky hit three home runs, leading the Indians to a 5-4 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics.
1958 - Moose Moryn hit three home runs, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a doubleheader sweep. The Cubs won the opener 3-2.
1961 - Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Bill Skowron each hit two homers, leading the New York Yankees to a 12-3 rout over the Boston Red Sox. Yogi Berra also homered for the Yankees.
1962 - Pedro Ramos of the Cleveland Indians pitched a three-hitter and hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in a 7-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a doubleheader.
1977 - Dennis Eckersley of the Cleveland Indians hurled a 1-0 no-hitter against the California Angels.
Today’s Birthday: Mike LaCoss 31.