Tuesday, May 10 Baseball Today
The Associated Press
May. 09, 1988
Undated (AP) _ Boston at Kansas City (8:35 p.m. EDT). Bruce Hurst (5-0) pitches for the Red Sox against Floyd Bannister (4-2). Hurst has allowed only one home run in 44 innings. STATS
Atlanta has scored only 12 runs in Pete Smith's six starts, including two shutouts. ... Ryne Sandberg of the Cubs is 15-for-37 since moving into the leadoff spot. ... St. Louis has 35 infield hits, including seven by Ozzie Smith and six by Willie McGee. STREAKS
The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine straight and have not lost since dropping a 7-2 decision on April 29. ... Baltimore's Cal Ripken has hit in 16 of his last 17 games (29-for-55) with six homers and 13 RBI. SWINGS
Frank Tanana improved to 6-1 Sunday as Detroit beat Seattle 9-3. Last season, Tanana didn't win his sixth game until June 16 (against Toronto). SLUMPS
The San Diego Padres have scored three runs or less in 21 of their 29 games this season. SLUMPING SLUGGERS
Steve Balboni of the Kansas City Royals has two hits in his last 23 at- bats. STEALS
Dave Concepcion of Cincinnati recorded his 320th stolen base of his career on Saturday, tying Bob Bescher for second place on the Reds' all-time list. Joe Morgan leads with 406. SWEEPS
Texas beat New York 10-8 Sunday to sweep the three-game series. It was the Rangers' first three-game sweep ever of the Yankees. SWAP SESSIONS
Pittsburgh general manager Syd Thrift already senses panic among some major league executives as the Mets, Dodgers, Yankees and Athletics establish themselves as the early pennant race front-runners. ''I got more calls last Friday (about prospective trades) than I have all season,'' Thrift said. STATUS
New York Mets right-hander Rick Aguilera threw for 15 minutes on the sidelines Saturday and reported no pain or discomfort in his elbow. He will throw again Monday in Houston. SIDELINED
-San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn had his injured right thumb placed in a cast Sunday and will be lost to the team for at least two weeks. Gwynn suffered a severely sprained thumb when he slipped between first and second base after singling in the eighth inning of the Padres' 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
-New York Yankees left fielder Rickey Henderson missed Sunday's game against Texas due to a jammed left hand. Henderson injured the hand Saturday night sliding head first into second base for his third steal of the game. SCOUTING
Tom Filer threw a six-hit shutout as Denver (Brewers) beat Iowa (Cubs) 5-0 Sunday in an American Association game Sunday. SPEAKING
''I'm not going to tell her I lost a no-hitter in the ninth. She'll ask me what happened and I'll say, 'Nothing, we won today.' '' - Pittsburgh's Doug Drabek on what he was going to tell his mother after pitching eight hitless innings before San Diego pinch-hitter Randy Ready led off the ninth with an infield single Sunday. SEASONS May 10
1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney had 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington.
1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had hit two homers and two doubles for seven RBI against the Chicago White Sox.
1955 - Brooklyn's Don Newcombe faced the minimum 27 batters en route to a one-hit, 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Gene Baker singled in the fourth inning but was thrown out attempting to steal second.
1970 - Hoyt Wilhelm pitched in his 1,000th major-league game, but the Atlanta Braves lost 6-5 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
1981 - Charlie Lea became the first French-born pitcher to throw a no- hitter as the Montreal Expos beat the Giants 4-0 in the second game of a doubleheader.
Today's Birthdays: Robby Thompson 26; Joey Meyer 26.