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August 23, 1986

Undated (AP) _ Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins. (2:15 p.m. EDT). Toronto’s Dave Steib, 4-10, opposes Twins’ ace Frank Viola, 13-9. STAT

The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost 10 games this year they led going into the ninth inning. STREAKS

Toronto’s Lloyd Moseby scored at least one run in 14 straight games before being stopped Friday night by Minnesota. The American League record is 18 by Red Rolfe in 1939. SWINGS

Montreal reliever Jeff Reardon had 17 saves through June. Since then he has seven saves and an 0-4 record. SPEAKING

″How many guys do I pick off first base, and they never call them out,″ ″But they see the balk every time. ... I know why, but I cannot say anything. If they want me out of baseball, they’re going to get it. I’ll retire after next year. I’m serious. I will retire after next year.″ - Oakland pitcher Joaquin Andujar, after an eighth-inning balk called against him led to the loss as the New York Yankees beat the A’s 3-2 Friday night. SEASONS August 24

1940 - Outfielder Ted Williams pitched the last two innings for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Fenway Park. He allowed one run on three hits, but struck out Rudy York on three pitches. The Tigers, behind Tommy Bridges, won 12-1.

1943 - The Philadelphia Athletics lost their 20th straight game by dropping the opener of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, but snapped the losing streak by winning the nightcap 8-1.

1971 - Ernie Banks hit the 512th and final home run of his career as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. Banks’ shot came off Jim McGlothin in the first inning.

1975 - Ed Halicki of San Francisco hurled a 6-0 no-hitter against the New York Mets to lead the Giants to a sweep of a doubleheader. On the same day, Dave Lopes of Los Angeles stole his 38th consecutive base in the seventh inning against the Expos. Lopes’ streak was snapped in the 12th inning by Gary Carter. The Expos won 5-3 in 14 innings.

1985 - Don Baylor of the New York Yankees was hit by a pitch in the first inning to tie the all-time American League record of 189 held by Minnie Minoso.

Today’s Birthdays: Cal Ripken 26, Luis Sanchez 33, Tony Bernazard 30.

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