Wednesday, Sept. 16 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ Oakland at Texas (8:35 p.m. EDT). Dave Stewart (19-10) attempts to become this season’s first 20-game winner when he opposes Charlie Hough (16-11). Texas catcher Geno Petralli has 33 passed balls this season, tying J.C. Martin’s major-league record. Thirty of Petralli’s passed balls have come with Hough pitching. STREAKS
Philadelphia broke a seven-game home losing streak with a 3-2 victory over St. Louis in 11 innings Monday night. ... Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken had his consecutive-inning streak stopped at 8,243 Monday night when he was replaced defensively in the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 18-3 loss to the Toronto. ... Montreal beat Pittsburgh 6-4 Monday, ending the Pirates’ seven- game winning streak. STATS
Third baseman Gary Gaetti is the first player to have consecutive 100-RBI seasons for Minnesota since Harmon Killebrew in 1970-71. ... Toronto’s Fred McGriff hit his 19th homer Monday against Baltimore, setting the club record for a rookie. Jesse Barfield had 18 in 1982. The Blue Jays have 26 homers against the Orioles this season. SLUGGERS
Ernie Whitt hit three of Toronto’s major-league record 10 home runs as the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 18-3 Monday. George Bell hit two homers for the Jays to take over the major-league lead with 45. Rance Mulliniks also had two homers while Lloyd Moseby, Rob Ducey and Fred McGriff each homered once. The Blue Jays broke the record of eight homers in a game set by the 1939 New York Yankees and tied by six other teams. STARTING LINEUPS
Paul Molitor has 41 multiple hit games and since becoming a leadoff hitter and he’s batting .364 (130-for-357). SLUMPS
Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen is hitless in his last 15 at- bats. SAVES
Milwaukee reliever Chuck Crim has nine saves this year, all after the All- Star Game. SWAPS
Left-hander John Candelaria was acquired by the New York Mets on Tuesday from California for minor-league pitchers Shane Young and Jeff Richardson. Candelaria was 8-6 with a 4.71 earned run average for the Angels this season. SLIPUPS
When Mike Schmidt hit a 10-inning bases-loaded single Monday night to score Juan Samuel and give Philadelphia a 3-2 victory, Von Hayes, at second, and Greg Jelks, at first, failed to move up a base. St. Louis didn’t notice, however, as Hayes and Jelks left the field. If the Cardinals had tagged either player, or threw to second and third for a force, the run would not have counted. The umpires waited on the field, and Hayes and Jelks eventually came back and tagged the bases. SIGNINGS
The Philadelphia Phillies signed Manager Lee Elia to a one-year contract on Monday. Elia was appointed manager June 18 in Chicago after John Felske was fired. SEATING
The Chicago-New York game Monday drew 27,693 to Shea Stadium and raised the Mets’ season attendance to a team record 2,774,440. It’s also a New York City attendance record. ... Los Angeles’ attendance of 17,472 Monday against Houston was the lowest at Dodger Stadium since Sept. 17, 1979 when the Dodgers drew 16,700 against Atlanta. STATUS
Montreal Expos right-hander Floyd Youmans suffered minor head injuries Monday when he was involved in a one-car accident on the Trans-Canada Highway in the north end of the city. Youmans, who has been on the disabled list twice this season because of back and elbow injuries, has complained of pain in the elbow in recently. SCOUTING
Cincinnati has purchased the contracts of three players who were members of the Salt Lake City team that won 29 consecutive games this year in the rookie Pioneer League. The Reds purchased outfielders Mike Malinak and Adam Casillas and pitcher John Groennert. SPEAKING
″It’s getting to that point where I have to start realizing that I may have to (retire). It’s not my age that’s a determining factor. I know that I’m not going to pitch until I’m 60 or 65. But nobody wants to hire me.″ - Phil Niekro. SEASONS
1914 - Roger Peckinpaugh, at age 23, was named to finish the season as manager of the New York Yankees.
1924 - Jim Bottomley got six hits in six at-bats and drove in a record 12 runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 17-3. His hits included two home runs.
1939 - The New York Yankees won their fourth consecutive AL pennant as they beat the Detroit tigers 8-5.
1960 - Pitching his first of two career no-hitters, Warren Spahn, 39, recorded an all-time Braves record with 15 strikeouts. The Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0.
1965 - Dave Morehead of the Boston Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.
1975 - The Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field 22-0. It was the most one-sided shutout since 1900. Rennie Stennett got seven hits in seven at bats, which is more in a nine-inning game than any NL has achieved in an extra inning game since 1900. He twice had two hits in one inning.
1986 - Bobby Witt of the Texas Rangers established an AL record with 22 wild pitches for the year when he threw two, both on third strikes in the first inning of a 10-6 victory over the Oakland A’s.
Today’s Birthdays: Mel Hall 27, Tim Raines 28, Orel Hershiser 29, Robin Yount 32, Mickey Tettleton 27.