Sunday, July 2 Baseball Today
Undated (AP) _ California at Minnesota (2:15 p.m. EDT). Bert Blyleven, 7-2, pitches in the Metrodome for the first time as a member of the Angels. Frank Viola, 6-8, has won three of his last four decisions. STATS
Steve Sax of the New York Yankees has 31 multi-hit games, including nine three-hit games and one five-hit game. ... Bob Boone of the Kansas City Rouals drove in his 800th career run Friday night. STREAKS
Boston ended a seven-game losing streak against Toronto with a 3-1 victory Friday night. ... Greg Swindell’s six-game winning streak ended Friday night when Cleveland lost to Oakland 5-0. ... Zane Smith of the Atlanta Braves has lost eight consecutive decisions, falling to 1-12. ... Bill Landrum of the Pittsburgh Pirates has not given up an earned run in his last 28 innings. SWINGS
Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees was 28-for-124 in his first 32 games, a .226 average, but is 63-for-173, a .364 average, in his last 42 games. SLUMPS
Dave Henderson of the Oakland Athletics went 3-for-5 Friday night. He entered the game in a 9-for-65 slump and had just 22 hits in his last 125 at- bats. ... Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs broke an 0-for-22 slump and a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the sixth inning Friday night. STARTERS
Darryl Strawberry, Ron Darling and Howard Johnson hit three-run homers Friday night as the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-1. Darling’s homer was his second in two games and of his career. SCORING
The Cleveland Indians have scored one run or none in 21 games. ... The Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the eighth inning Friday night - their biggest inning this season - as they beat Baltimore 16-5. STRANDED
The Indians left the bases loaded in the third, fourth and ninth innings Friday night and stranded 13 runners - 10 in scoring position - in a 5-0 loss to Oakland. STRIKEOUTS
Nolan Ryan struck out eight Friday night to increase his major league- leading total to 136, but Texas lost to Seattle 4-3. STATUS
- Danny Tartbaull of Kansas City, who had been out since June 15 with a badly bruised left knee, homered in his return from the disabled list as the Royals beat Chicago White Sox 6-3.
- Darryl Strawberry, who had been out with a broken toe since June 19, hit a three-run homer Friday night to lead the New York Mets past Cincinnati 11-1.
- Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics experienced soreness in his left wrist during a Southern League doubleheader Friday night between Huntsville and Greenville and was pinch-hit for in the fourth inning of the second game.
Canseco, who fractured his wrist during spring training and reinjured it playing for Huntsville in May, said the wrist began to bother him in the first game. SIDELINED
Mike Krukow of the San Francisco Giants had arthroscopic surgery Friday and was diagnosed as having a torn rotator cuff. He may miss the rest of the season. Krukow has spent parts of each of the past three seasons on the disabled list with shoulder injuries. SCOUTING
Joey Meyer and Billy Spiers homered as the Denver Brewers scored in every inning Friday night and beat Oklahoma City, Rangers, 11-7, in the American Association. SPEAKING
″We’ve had their backs against the wall and somehow they struggle out of it. It’s frustrating. It does flatten you out a little.″ - Dallas Green on the New York Yankees’ offense and its tendency to strand runners. SEASONS July 2
1903 - Washington outfielder Ed Delahanty fell or jumped from a railroad bridge at Niagara Falls and drowned, although the exact circumstances of his death were never determined.
1933 - Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 in an 18-inning game. He allowed six hits and no walks. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Giants again won 1-0 with Roy Parmelee outdueling Dizzy Dean over nine innings. Parmelee also walked none while striking out 13.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees homered to extend his hitting streak to 45 games, surpassing Willie Keeler’s record 44 set with the Orioles in 1897.
1963 - Juan Marichal of San Francisco beat Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves 1-0 in 16 innings. Willie Mays hit a home run off the 42-year-old Spahn for the Giants’ victory.
1975 - Rick Wise of Boston needed one out for a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers but George Scott and Bobby Darwin hit back-to-back home runs and the Red Sox held on for a 6-3 victory.
1986 - Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox fell short of a record-tying 15th consecutive victory when the Toronto Blue Jays scored three runs in the eighth inning for a 4-2 win.
Today’s birthdays: Jose Canseco 25; Joe McGrane 25; Tony Armas 36.