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American League Notes For Games of May 25

May 26, 1988

Undated (AP) _ The Orioles were shut out for the seventh time this season Tuesday night, 6-0 by the A’s Steve Ontiveros and Greg Cadaret. ... Seven of 16 position players for Baltimore, including Pete Stanicek and Jeff Stone on the DL, hitting below .200. Boston

Roger Clemens pitched a four-hitter en route to his fifth shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory over Seattle. In his career, Clemens has 15 shutouts in his 67 victories. ... Jeff Sellars made his first relief appearance for Boston since a stint against the New York Yankees last year on Sept. 28. California

The Angels have lost five straight. ... Chili Davis has struck out nine times in the last six games. Chicago White Sox

Rick Horton has been elected Player Representative for the White Sox. ″My first task will be to reduce the national debt,″ he joked. ″I’m not a big union man, but it’s better to have someone who has been around a while than a young guy who isn’t familiar with all it entails.″ ... Catcher Carlton Fisk, sidelined with a broken hand bone, is beginning to get back in shape. ″All I can do is leg work, but it’s a start,″ he said. Fisk, wearing his third cast in two weeks, is hopeful the pin his fractured bone can come out in less than two weeks, but he won’t be back in the White Sox lineup until July. ... The White Sox have lost nine of their last 10. Cleveland

The Indians have won 12 of their last 15 ... The Indians have 18 complete games compared to 24 all of last season. ... Manager Doc Edwards of the Cleveland Indians praised Melido Perez as ″One of the better young pitchers in the league,″ after his second straight two-run effort against his team in a week. ... Right fielder Cory Snyder blamed the 20-plus mph winds and the soggy Comiskey Park outfield from Monday’s rains for his misplaying and falling down on Fred Manrique’s triple in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s game. Detroit

Jeff Robinson and Guillermo Hernandez combined on a one-hitter - a three- run homer by Greg Brock - as the Tigers edged Milwaukee 4-3 Wednesday. ... Manager Sparky Anderson was reminded Wednesday that his pal, St. Louis manager Whitey Herzog, used utility player Jose Oquendo in a pitching role last week. ″As long as I’ve been managing, I’ve never done that,″ Anderson said. ″I’ve never used anybody but pitchers to pitch. I’ll never run a position player out to pitch.″ Kansas City

Second baseman Frank White played his 2000th game Wednesday, the first player in Royals history to reach that mark. ... The Royals have lost 11 of their last 13 home games. Milwaukee

The Brewers had only one hit in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to Detroit, Greg Brock’s three-run homer. Minnesota

Bert Blyleven beat Kansas City for the 28th time Wednesday as the Twins beat Kansas City 4-2. Blyleven is 28-19 career against the Royals. Blyleven won his 247th career game, tying him with Joe McGinnity and John Powell for 37th on the all-time list. New York Yankees

Dave Winfield homered in the 10th inning Wednesday night, sending the Yankees over California 4-2 for a three-game sweep. The victory was the Yankees’ eighth in their last nine games at Anaheim Stadium. ... Next Monday night’s Yankees-Athletics game, to be nationally televised (by ABC), is sold out, the A’s announced Wednesday. Oakland

Bob Welch won his seventh consecutive decision as Oakland beat Baltimore 8-1 Wednesday. ... Carney Lansford, who went into the game with a .400 batting average, dropped to .397 by going 1-for-4. But the one hit, a double in the A’s four-run sixth inning, gave him a 12-game hitting streak. ... The A’s reached 30-win mark (Tuesday night) earliest since 1972 club won 30 of its first 43 games. Seattle

The Mariners tied a club record with eight home runs in two games against Boston, four each Monday and Tuesday night. The Mariners have hit eight homers in consecutive games on four previous occasions. ... Seattle has hit at least one home run in 16 of its last 19 games, with 29 during that span. Texas

Pete O’Brien snapped an 0-for-20 streak with a single Wednesday and finished 3-for-4. His average has dropped from .418 to .300 in the last 20 games. ... He has gone 14 games since last extra base hits. Toronto

The Blue Jays signed right-handed pitcher Brad Evaschuk of Bolton, Ontario on Wednesday and assigned him to their Medicine Hat, Alberta franchise in the Pioneer League. Evaschuk, 19, becomes the fifth Canadian player currently in the team’s farm system. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is a high school senior in Toronto.

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