The Royals trade P Bud Black to Cleveland for versatile
Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in New York's 7-6,
14-inning loss to the Orioles, giving him a club-record
249 as a Yankee.
Dick Williams is fired as manager of the Mariners
and replaced on an interim basis by 1B coach Jimmy
Snyder. Seattle was 23-33 under Williams, 6th in the
Tom Browning no-hits the Padres for 813
innings before allowing a single to Tony Gwynn, but
finishes with an easy 12-0 one-hitter.
In a pair of trades, the Giants send OF Jeff Leonard
to the Brewers for IF Ernest Riles, and the Reds deal
P Dennis Rasmussen to the Padres for reliever Candy
Sierra. Jose Rijo will replace Rasmussen in the Reds'
Dodgers OF John Shelby goes 0-for-4 in a 4-3
loss to the Padres, ending his hitting streak at 24
DH Rick Rhoden for the Yankees hits a sacrifice
fly in New York's 8-6 win over Baltimore.
He is the first pitcher to start a game as a
DH since the rule was adopted in 1973.
Robin Yount hits for the cycle, leading Milwaukee
to a 16-2 rout of the White Sox.
Houston's Mike Scott is one out away from his
2nd career no-hitter when Ken Oberkfell singles, and
Scott settles for a 5-0 one-hitter against the
Bert Blyleven wins his 250th career game as Minnesota
beats Seattle 3-1. Jeff Reardon picks up his
20th save of the season, giving him 7 straight 20-save
George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for
the 5th time, replacing him with Lou Piniella. In
1985, Piniella was fired and replaced by Martin.
In 1985, Martin was fired and replaced by Piniella.
New York's 40-28 record is the 4th best in the big
leagues, but the Yankees had just completed a 2-7
Cleveland's Doug Jones celebrates his 31st birthday
by saving his 14th game in 14 appearances, breaking
the ML record for consecutive saves set last season
by Steve Bedrosian. Jones retires all 7 batters he
faces to close out the Indians' 7-5 win over
Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive
game, a 10-3 loss to Boston. Ripken's streak
is the 6th longest in ML history.
Expos P Floyd Youmans, who underwent alcohol
rehabilitation last fall, is suspended indefinitely
by Commissioner Peter Ueberroth for failing to comply
with his drug-testing program.
Alarmed by the White Sox' threatened move to St.
Petersburg, Florida, Illinois lawmakers grant state
subsidies for a new stadium to replace venerable but
decaying Comiskey Park.