Baseball Today Wednesday, Sept. 11
Undated (AP) _ Los Angeles at Houston (8:35 p.m. EDT). Orel Hershiser (5-2) is scheduled to start for the Dodgers against Pete Harnisch (9-8). Harnisch has been involved in six 1-0 games this season, winning two, losing two and two no-decisions. STATS
Boston’s Jack Clark is 5-for-15 with 22 RBIs with the bases loaded this season. ... Atlanta pitcher Steve Avery singled home a run Tuesday night for his first RBI in 92 major league at-bats. ... Dennis Eckersley has blown eight save opportunities in 1991. STREAKS
Roger Clemens has struck out 200 or more batters for six consecutive seasons. ... Cleveland’s Doug Jones ended a streak of 272 consecutive relief appearances by winning his first major-league starts Tuesday, giving up two runs in 8 2-3 innings to beat Milwaukee 5-2. SWINGS
Minnesota won its 85th game on Tuesday. The Twins finished 74-88 last season. SLUGGERS
Joe Carter has hit 22 of his 32 homers this season at the SkyDome. STARTERS
Jose Rijo is 8-0 in 13 starts at Riverfront Stadium. He has won five straight starts overall. SLUMPS
Don Mattingly snapped an 0-for-16 slide with an eight-inning single at Baltimore on Tuesday. Mattingly has only seven homers, one less than second baseman Steve Sax. ... Eric Davis is 1-for-20 with nine strikeouts. SEASON SERIES
Tuesday’s 9-0 victory gave the Mets a 13-3 edge in the season series against the Expos, tying the most ever wins against Montreal. New York went 13-5 against the Expos in 1969. STARS Tuesday
Pete Schourek pitched a one-hitter in his fourth major league start, leading the New York Mets over Montreal 9-0. He retired the first 14 batters before Kenny Williams singled in the fifth inning, and struck out seven with two walks. There has never been a no-hitter in Mets’ history. SCOUTING
Dave Silverstri had three hits and drove in three runs Tuesday to lead Albany (Yankees) past Harrisburg (Phillies) 4-1 for the Eastern League title. It was the Yankees’ third Eastern League title in four years. STATUS
Philadelphia catcher Darren Daulton had three bone chips removed from his left knee in arthroscopic surgery Tuesday. Dr. Phillip Marone said he removed two small chips and one large one. He said Daulton should be fully recovered in time for spring training. SIDELINED
- Atlanta reliever Juan Berenguer threw before Tuesday night’s game and said he still felt pain in his forearm. He has not pitched since Aug. 12.
- Reds shortstop Barry Larkin had medicals tests Tuesday which found a strained Achilles tendon. He’s expected to be out for at least a week. SEATING
A paid crowd of 4,353, the lowest of the season, watched Tuesday’s game between San Diego and Houston at the Astrodome. SPEAKING ″He made a big mistake by saying that. It’s a disgrace to baseball for a guy to make a statement like that.″ - Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda commenting on Reds reliever Norm Charlton, who admitted throwing at Mike Scioscia because he thought the catcher was trying to steal signs. SEASONS Sept. 11
1912 - Eddie Collins stole six bases for the Philadelphia Athletics as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-7. Collins stole six more in a game on Sept. 22.
1918 - The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 behind the three-hit pitching of Carl Mays and won the World Series in six games.
1956 - Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th. It came off New York Giant pitcher Steve Ridzik and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.
1959 - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4, putting an end to Roy Face’s 22-game winning streak. It was his only loss of the season as he finished with an 18-1 record. 1974 - It took the St. Louis Cardinals 25 innings - seven hours, four minutes - to beat the New York Mets. A record 202 batters went to the plate, Felix Millan and John Milner had 12 appearances apiece.
1985 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds became the all-time hit leader with his 4,192nd hit breaking Ty Cobb’s record. Rose lined 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center field for a single in the first inning. Ironically it was the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb’s last game in the majors.
1987 - New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson, with 34 homers, became the first National League infielder ever to reach 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season with his 30th stolen base in the fourth inning of a 6-4 10-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Today’s Birthday: Don Slaught 33, Ellis Burks 27, Stan Javier 26.