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Saturday, Sept. 24 Baseball Today

September 23, 1988

Undated (AP) _ Boston at New York (1:10 p.m. EDT). Mike Boddicker, 12-15, pitches against Richard Dotson, 11-9. Dotson has two victories and a no-decision in his last three starts. Boddicker is 2-0 with two no-decisons since Aug. 29. STATS

Rob Murphy of the Cincinnati Reds is 0-6 in 72 appearances, tying the record for most games without a victory set by Tom Henke of the Toronto Blue Jays last season. ... Will Clark of the San Francisco Giants is the only National League player not to miss a game this season. STREAKS

Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves has not allowed a home run in his last 57 2-3 innings. SWINGS

The Minnesota Twins are 41-38 on the road, the first time they’ve been over .500 away from home since 1979, when they were 43-38. They were 29-52 on the road last season when they went on to win the World Series. SLUMPS

Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers has five hits in his last 32 at- bats. ... Carmelo Martinez of San Diego was in a 2-for-30 slump before he hit pair of homers and got three hits Thursday night in the Padres’ 5-4 victory over Los Angeles. STEALS

Gerald Young of the Houston Astros needs one stolen base to break the club single-season record of 61 set by Cesar Cedeno in 1977. SLUGGERS

Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles is 21-for-44 in his last 12 games, a .477 average. SAVES

John Franco of the Cincinnati Reds has 35 saves in 37 save opportunities. ... The Los Angeles Dodgers have 45 saves, one short of the club record set in 1962. SEATS

The Cincinnati Reds surpassed two million in home attendance Thursday for the 10th time in club history and the second consecutive season. ... With Thursday’s attendance of 20,338, the Twins set a club road attendance record of 1,896,465. STATUS

First baseman Keith Hernandez was back in the New York Mets’ lineup Thursday after missing 10 days with a tight hamstring. ... Bryan Harvey of the California Angeles underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove two loose chips in his right elbow. SIDELINED

Thad Bosley of the California Angels will have surgery Monday to remove bone chips from his left elbow. SCOUTING

Jim Abbott. struck out seven and gave up four hits and an unearned run in three innings Friday as the United States lost to Canada 8-7 in the Olympics. The United States already was assured a spot in the semifinals. Abbott was the No. 8 pick in last summer’s amateur draft, chosen by the California Angels. SPEAKING

″We always knew we were going to win it. We had to keep telling ourselves we would when others doubted.″ - Keith Hernandez of the Mets after New York beat Philadelphia 3-1 Thursday to win the National League East for the second time in three seasons. SEASONS Sept. 24

1916 - Marty Kavanaugh of the Cleveland Indians hit the American League’s first pinch-hit grand slam in a 5-3 triumph over the Boston Red Sox. The ball rolled through a hole in the fence and could not be recovered in time.

1922 - Rogers Hornsby completed a record National League home run season by by hitting two against the New York Giants. No. 41 was off Jesse Barnes and No. 42 was off Virgil Barnes, his brother.

1940 - Jimmie Foxx of the Red Sox hit his 500th career home run as Philadelphia’s George Caster gave up six home runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park. Ted Williams also hit three consecutive homers for Boston.

1957 - Danny McDevitt shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last game at Ebbets Field.

1969 - Gary Gentry’s four-hitter beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 and clinched the National League East for the New York Mets. Donn Clendenon hit two home runs and Ed Charles hit another.

1974 - Detroit’s Al Kaline doubled down the right-field line off Dave McNally of Baltimore in the fourth inning for his 3,000th career hit. The Orioles beat the Tigers 5-4 at Memorial Stadium.

1984 - Rick Sutcliffe of Chicago pitched a two-hitter while facing 28 batters and led the Cubs to their first league title since 1945 with a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Today’s Birthdays: Jim Acker 30, Hubie Brooks 32, Rafael Palmiero 24.

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