Baseball Today Friday, June 1
The Associated Press
Jun. 01, 1990
Undated (AP) _ Montreal at Pittsburgh (7:35 p.m. EDT). Doug Drabek takes a 7-1 record into the game against the Expos' Kevin Gross (6-3). Both pitchers have hit home runs this season. STATS
Chicago catcher Carlton Fisk threw out two runners attempting to steal Thursday. ... Texas was 8-19 in May, their worst record for a single month since July 1983. STREAKS
Milwaukee has extra-base hits in 22 straight games. ... Oakland beat Kansas City on Thursday to snap the Royals' five-game winning streak. SWINGS
The Minnesota Twins were 7-12 in April, but 21-7 in May. SLUGGERS
Kansas City's Bo Jackson hit his first major league inside-the-park homer in Thursday's game against Oakland. SLUMPS
California left-hander Mark Langston (3-5) failed to pitch a complete game Wednesday night for the 12th consecutive start, dating to last season. It's the longest such drought of his career. Langston went 11 starts without a complete game last April 14-June 7. ... San Francisco's 5-3 loss to Houston on Thursday was its fifth straight home defeat. The Giants are 6-16 at Candlestick Park, the worst home record in the majors. STARTERS
Brent Knackert, 20, on Wednesday became the second youngest pitcher to ever start for Seattle. On April 18, 1982, 18-year-old Edwin Nunez started against Oakland for the Mariners. STOPPERS
Cincinnati reliever Norm Charlton was the loser in the Reds' 2-1 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday, the first loss of the season for Cincinnati's ''Nasty Boys'' bullpen. Charlton, Randy Myers and Rob Dibble are a combined 7-1 with 16 saves. ... Rick Aguilera of the Minnesota Twins has 14 saves in 16 opportunities. STARS
Mark McGwire doubled, singled and drove in four runs Thursday night, leading the Oakland Athletics over Kansas City 6-4. STATUS
-Outfielder Kirk Gibson has returned to Los Angeles and will continue his rehabilitation program at Dodger Stadium. Gibson, who is recovering from surgery performed last Aug. 29 to repair a torn left hamstring, made three starts in center field and two as a designated hitter for Class AAA Albuquerque.
-The Reds on Thursday activated infielder Mariano Duncan, who had been on the disabled list since May 14 with an abdominal muscle strain in his right side. SIDELINED
San Francisco Giants outfielder Kevin Bass, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday, is expected to miss three months. The surgery, performed at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic by Dr. Gordon Campbell, revealed fractured cartilage. Giants officials said Bass will not be able to start rehabilitation of the knee for at least two months and won't play any baseball for three months. SCOUTING
Brad Bierley had a home run and two doubles to lead Iowa (Cubs) to an 8-4 victory over Buffalo (Pirates) on Thursday night in an American Association game. SPEAKING
''I thought there was no tomorrow, only today. Maybe I was scared. It was 'Do it now because maybe there will be no chance later.' The reverse is being nonchalant, not ready, not prepared. I think it happens to a lot of players. You need total concentration on every pitch or the fastball is by you.'' - New York Mets manager Bud Harrelson. SEASONS June 1
1923-The New York Giants scored in every inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies at the Baker Bowl 22-8. Heinie Groh, Ross Youngs, and Jimmy O'Connell each collected five hits and O'Connell had the game's only homer.
1925-Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 5-3.
1937-Bill Deitrich of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns for an 8-0 win.
1951-Cleveland's Bob Feller tossed his third career no-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1.
1955-Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit three home runs and drove in six runs against the Milwaukee Braves for an 11-8 victory at Ebbets Field.
1975-Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth career no- hitter, tying Sandy Koufax's career record. Ryan struck out nine in beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 for his 100th major league victory.
1977-Seattle's Ruppert Jones homered off Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley in the fifth inning to snap Eckersley's no-hit string of 22 1-3 innings, just two outs short of Cy Young's major-league record. The Indians won 7-1.
1987-Cleveland's Phil Niekro pitched the Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers, giving himself and his brother Joe a major-league record 530 combined victories, surpassing brothers Gaylord and Jim Perry.