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Baseball Today

August 7, 1990

Undated (AP) _ Baltimore at Oakland (10:35 p.m. EDT). Bob Welch (17-4) starts for the Athletics and is the top winner in the major leagues. Johnson (11-6) goes for the Orioles; in his entire big-league career, no runner has ever tried to steal a base with him on the mound. STREAKS

Ruben Sierra extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games Monday for Texas. STATS

Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk made two errors Monday night, doubling his season total. ... Toronto pitcher Dave Stieb had not made an error since September 1987 before making one in each of his last two starts. SWINGS

Will Clark has not hit a home run in 108 at-bats, the longest drought of his career. He hit 14 homers in his first 302 at-bats. SLIPPING

Cardinals center fielder Willie McGee dropped another fly ball Monday night. The two-time Gold Glove winner leads National League outfielders with 16 errors. SLOPPY

Toronto’s Kenny Williams was twice thrown out on the bases as a pinch- runner during a five-game series in Texas that ended Monday. SLUGGERS

New York Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hit his 11th home run in 92 major-league at-bats Monday. STARTERS

Andy Hawkins has won one of his 11 starts at Yankee Stadium. ... Dave Stieb was 7-0 on the road before losing Monday in Texas. SHUTOUTS

Ron Robinson pitched his first major league shutout in 82 starts Monday for Milwaukee. SLUMPS

The Brewers, after going 0-8 on a homestand that ended Sunday, won Monday in Minnesota. STATUS

Umpire Terry Craft was hit in the leg by Dion James’ line drive Monday and left the Cleveland-Yankees game. ... Umpire Jerry Layne was struck in the jaw by Darryl Strawberry’s foul tip and left the Mets-St. Louis game. SIDELINED

Vince Coleman again did not play for St. Louis on Monday because of a strained hamstring. STARS

Randy Tomlin, Pirates, won his major league debut Monday, beating Philadelphia 10-1. He had a two-hit shutout with two outs in the ninth inning before giving up three straight singles. SPEAKING

″I’m not going to use it. He was running toward the dugout with his head down when I saw him throw it. He never looked up.″ - Casey Holderfield, an 11-year-old fan from Marion, Ill., who caught Willie McGee’s glove Monday night at Busch Stadium. McGee threw his glove into the stands after making an error, and did not retrieve it. SEASONS August 7

1907 - Walter Johnson got the first of his 416 victories as he led the Washington Senators to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

1922 - Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hit two home runs in the sixth inning of 16-1 triumph over Washington.

1923 - Cleveland’s Frank Bower went 6-for-6 with a double and five singles as the Indians routed Washington 22-2.

1956 - The largest crowd in minor-league history at the time, 57,000, saw 51-year-old Satchel Paige of Miami beat Columbus in an International League game played in the Orange Bowl.

1968 - Joe Keough of the Oakland A’s hit a pinch home run in his first major league at-bat in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. The A’s won the nightcap 4-3 in 10 innings after losing the opener 3-0.

1971 - The New York Mets routed the Braves in Atlanta, 20-6. Ken Boswell led the Mets with four hits and five RBIs, including a grand slam off Mike McQueen.

1985 - Baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth ended the one-day strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association with the announcement of a tenatative agreement. The season would resume Aug. 8.

Today’s Birthdays: Don Larsen 61.