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May 2, 1995

Boston at New York (7:35 p.m. EDT). Rheal Cormier and Jack McDowell, 1-0 with their new teams, are the starting pitchers.

SEATING

Monday’s crowd of 31,303 was the second lowest ever to see a Blue Jays game at SkyDome. ... Only 19,104 attended the Seattle-Texas game, the smallest crowd in two seasons at the new stadium.

SLOPPY

Los Angeles had four errors in one inning Monday, a 7-0 loss to San Francisco.

SWINGS

Andres Galarraga, who was in an 0-for-12 slump and had struck out in his last three at-bats, broke a 3-3 tie with an eighth-inning bloop single to lead Colorado over San Diego 8-3 Monday.

STOPPED

Ray Lankford of St. Louis got picked off, was caught stealing and got doubled off second base against Pittsburgh on Monday.

STARTS

Shawn Boskie of California pitched eight shutout innings against Toronto. Lee Smith pitched the ninth inning of the 2-0 game for his third save.

SLUGGERS

Albert Belle of Cleveland and Raul Mondesi of Los Angeles were selected as players of the week in the American and National leagues on Monday. Belle batted .471 with two homers and six RBIs. Mondesi hit .526, going 10-for-19 with three homers.

SHUTOUTS

San Francisco, thought to be short on pitching this season, posted a 7-0 victory over Los Angeles on Monday, giving the Giants three shutouts in six games.

SLUMPS

Barry Bonds got his first hit of the season Monday, a bloop behind second base that Dodgers shortstop Jose Offerman lost in the sun.

STARTERS

Seattle’s Tim Davis, making only his second career start after 41 relief appearances last year, gave up one run on four hits over 5 2-3 innings and struck out seven in a 4-1 victory over Texas on Monday night.

STOPPER

John Wetteland has retired all eight hitters he has faced in his three appearances with the Yankees.

STATUS

Texas manager Johnny Oates, who had been on a leave of absence to care for his ill wife, returned to the dugout Monday in the Rangers’ 4-1 loss to Seattle.

SIDELINED

Marlins closer Bryan Harvey is out for the season after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow that requires reconstructive surgery. ... Pittsburgh catcher Don Slaught left Monday’s game with a strained right hamstring and was placed on the 15-day disabled.

SCOUTING

George Canale hit three home runs, including a grand slam, as Carolina beat Jacksonville 14-7 Monday in the Southern League. Canale leads the league with 10 home runs.

STARS

Monday

Ricardo Bones and Graeme Lloyd combined on a two-hitter as Milwaukee beat Baltimore 7-0.

Leadoff hitter Tony Phillips went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases as California blanked Toronto 2-0.

Dan Wilson drove in a career-high three runs, leading Seattle to a 4-1 victory over Texas.

SPEAKING

``It’s kind of strange that they were all scuffed in the same spot.″ _ Baltimore manager Phil Regan after the Orioles confiscated eight baseballs thrown by Milwaukee starter Ricardo Bones on Monday.

``He can say what he wants. I haven’t done it in the past and I didn’t do it today.″ _ Bones’ response.

SEASONS

May 3

1936 _ Joe Dimaggio made his major league debut for the New York Yankees, getting three hits in a 14-5 rout of the St. Louis Browns.

1951 _ Rookie Gil McDougald of New York drove in six runs in one inning to tie a major league record as the Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 17-3 at Sportsman’s Park. McDougald had a two-run triple and a grand slam in an 11-run ninth inning.

1959 _ Detroit’s Charlie Maxwell hit four consecutive homers in a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees, 4-2 and 8-2, at Briggs Stadium.

1980 _ Ferguson Jenkins of the Texas Rangers became the fourth pitcher in major league history to win 100 or more games in both leagues. Jenkins beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Arlington Stadium. Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Gaylord Perry are the other pitchers to reach the milestone.

1986 _ Don Mattingly became the sixth player in major league history to hit three sacrifice flies in a game as the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 9-4.

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