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National League Notes For Games of April 27

April 28, 1988

Undated (AP) _ The Braves have lost 11 of 12 games at home this season. Chicago

Second baseman Ryne Sandberg has two hits in his last 25 at-bats. The Cubs have lost four of their last five games. Cincinnati

Catcher Bo Diaz had hit safely in 12 of the 14 games he has started. Houston

41-year-old Nolan Ryan came within two outs of what would have been the sixth no-hitter of his record-breaking career Wednesday night, then settled for a no-decision as the Astros beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Craig Reynolds’ bases-loaded grounder in the 10th. Ryan lost his no-hit bid when Mike Schmidt singled with one out in the ninth and blew his chance for a victory when Lance Parrish doubled home two unearned runs with two out. Besides his five no- hitters, Ryan has pitched nine one-hitters, 18 two-hitters and 26 three- hitters. Ryan is 2-1 this season. In 37 innings he has allowed 23 hits with a National League-leading 45 strikeouts and a 2.68 ERA. Los Angeles

Don Sutton earned his 322nd career victory with six scoreless innings and drove in a run with a suicide squeeze bunt, leading the Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over Chicago Wednesday. Montreal

Pascual Perez pitched a two-hitter for his first shutout in four years as the Expos beat Cincinnati 1-0 Wednesday night. Perez, 3-2, struck out 10 and walked one in his first shutout since July 6, 1984, when he pitched one for the Atlanta Braves against Philadelphia. ... Tim Raines, Tim Wallach and Galarraga are the only Expos to start all of the club’s 19 games so far this season. ... The Expos have named Norman Hartenstein, 29, to their newly created position of director of advertising and sales promotions. New York Mets

In his last two games at Atlanta, Keith Hernandez had three home runs and nine RBI. Philadelphia

Kevin Gross entered Wednesday’s game with a 0.87 ERA in four starts. Last year his ERA was 4.35. Pittsburgh

Bobby Bonilla was 4-for-4 Wednesday versus San Francisco Wednesday and hit his seventh homer. He’s now hitting .355. St. Louis

Tom Brunansky hit his first NL home run as the Cardinals beat San Diego 2-1 Wednesday night. San Diego

The Padres had two streaks snapped Wednesday by the Cardinals: A four-game winning streak and a shutout streak of 37 innings. The club record for consecutive scoreless innings is 40 2-3 in July 1984. San Francisco

Rick Reuschel has walked only 21 men in his last 25 starts. ... Kevin Mitchell drove in three runs, sending Brett Butler home each time, and the Giants ended a four-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh 6-4 night. Mitchell snapped an 8-for-45 slump with a triple following Butler’s leadoff walk in the first.

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