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Wednesday, April 19 Baseball Today

April 18, 1989

Undated (AP) _ Oakland at Seattle (4:35 p.m. EDT). Dave Stewart (3-0) pitches against Mark Langston (2-1). Stewart was 6-0 last April. STATS

Bobby Bonilla of Pittsburgh has 14 hits - all singles. Last year Bonilla had 32 doubles, seven triples and 24 home runs. ... Boston’s Mike Greenwell is 48-for-113 (.425) lifetime against Baltimore. ... In its first 13 games, San Francisco scored in the first inning 11 times. ... Toronto’s Fred McGriff has four home runs - all against the Yankees. STREAKS

Montreal beat Chicago 2-1 Monday to end the Cubs’ seven-game winning streak. It was Chicago’s longest streak since June 1983. ... The Texas Rangers’ record-tying, eight-game winning streak ended Monday as they dropped an 8-1 decision to Milwuakee in Arlington. SWINGS

Philadelphia’s Von Hayes has hit four homers this season. He had previously hit a total of four homers in the month of April in his career. SLUMPS

The San Diego Padres lost 9-0 to San Francisco on Monday after a 5-0 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. SHUTOUTS

Scott Garrelts, a converted reliever, pitched a six-hitter as San Francisco beat San Diego 9-0. Garrelts, 2-0, struck out five and walked three in his first shutout since Sept. 25, 1983, and his first complete game since May 31, 1986. SLUGGERS

Darryl Strawberry, Kevin McReynolds and Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets hit consecutive homers in the third inning of Monday’s game against Philadelphia’s Don Carman. Last May 1, Tim Teufel, Hernandez and Strawberry hit consecutive homers against Cincinnati. It was the sixth time in club history that the Mets had hit three conscutive homers, but the first time ever at Shea Stadium. The game marked the 25th anniversary of the first baseball game at Shea. SLAMS

Rookie Billy Spiers, who entered the game 1-for-16, hit his first career grand slam as Milwaukee beat Texas 8-1 Monday night. STEALS

Vince Coleman of St. Louis leads the NL with seven stolen bases, all against the New York Mets. ... Baltimore’s Rene Gonzales, who stole two bases in 92 games last year, has four steals this year. STATUS

Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets left Monday night’s game with a slight sprain of the right groin and is on a day-to-day basis. ″He may miss a day,″ Mets manager Davey Johnson said. ″He’s on the verge of a pull.″ SIDELINED

Catcher Mike LaValliere and first baseman Sid Bream of Pittsburgh were scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery today for knee injuries suffered over the weekend. SEATING

The Texas Rangers’ game against Milwaukee drew a crowd of 38,273, a Monday night record. The previous high for a Monday night in the Rangers’ 17-year history was 37,613 on opening day 1988. STARS

Roberto Kelly went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Monday night. SCOUTING

Stan Clarke pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 as Omaha (Royals) beat Oklahoma City (Rangers) 4-1 in an American Association game Monday night. STATUS

-Juan Samuel of Philadelphia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, began working out Monday at extended spring training in Clearwater Florida.

-Oakland first baseman Mark McGwire, who was placed on the disabled list April 11, is expected to be out three weeks with a herniated disk in his lower back. SPEAKING

″I got chills that inning. After three home runs, the dugout was like the old Mets.″ - New York manager Davey Johnson on the Mets’ three consecutive homers in the third inning Monday against Philadelphia. SEASONS April 19

1900 - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings.

1920 - Al Schacht, who later became the ″Clown Prince of Baseball,″ was all business as he pitched the Washington Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.

1938 - Emmett Mueller of the Phillies and Ernie Koy of the visiting Dodgers each homered in their first major-league at-bat as Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 12-5.

1956 - The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 in 10 innings at Roosevelt Stadium in the first major-league game ever held in New Jersey.

1981 - In an International League night game, the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox played to a 2-2 tie through 32 innings before play was suspended at 4:07 a.m. They completed the contest later that evening with Pawtucket scoring the winning run in the 33rd inning of the longest game in professional baseball history. Wade Boggs and Bob Ojeda were members of Pawtucket.

1981 - The Oakland A’s set a major-league record - which lasted only one year - as they won their 11th game from the start of the season, a 6-1 decision over the Seattle Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader. Seattle broke the string by winning the nightcap 3-2.

1986 - Tim Conroy of St. Louis won his first major-league game and drove in the winning run in his first major-league at-bat as the Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos 9-6 in 17 innings. In the top of the 17th, Conroy was walked by Floyd Youmans with the bases loaded, giving the Cardinals the lead for good.

1987 - Rob Deer hit a three-run homer to tie the score and Dale Sveum won the game with a two-run shot as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 and set an American League record with its 12th straight victory to start the season.

Today’s Birthdays: Frank Viola 29, Spike Owen 28, R.J. Reynolds 29.

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