Baseball Today


Monday, April 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


STARS
Sunday

  • Geoff Jenkins, Brewers, went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs as Milwaukee shut out the Montreal Expos 10-0.
  • Larry Walker, Rockies, went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Colorado to a 14-7 win over Cincinnati.
  • Corey Koskie, Twins, went 2-for-4 with homer and three RBIs in Minnesota's 4-0 win over the Orioles.
  • Bartolo Colon, Indians, struck out 10 and gave up two runs on five hits in Cleveland's 9-2 win over Texas.
  • Joe Randa, Royals, hit a three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning as Kansas City overcame Boston, 11-8.
  • Chan Ho Park, Dodgers, struck out 10 in seven innings, leading Los Angeles past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Boston's Manny Ramirez homered twice and singled, driving in five runs in the Red Sox's 11-8 loss Sunday to the Kansas City Royals. Ramirez hit a solo shot to lead off the sixth to give him nine homers for the season, breaking the Red Sox record of eight in April set by Fred Lynn in 1979 and matched by Mo Vaughn in 1996 and 1997. His 31 RBIs lead the major leagues.

SENSATIONAL SUNDAY
Geoff Jenkins homered twice, tying a major league record with five homers in two games to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-0 win over the Montreal Expos. Jenkins is the 22nd player to hit five in two games and the first NL player to do it in 10 years. Barry Larkin hit five on June 27-28, 1991. Manny Ramirez was the most recent AL player to do it, on Sept. 15-16, 1998.

SLOPPY FIELDING
New York's Benny Agbayani committed three errors in Sunday's 12-1 loss to the Cardinals. The last Mets player to make three errors in a game was third baseman Lenny Harris on July 27, 2000.

SENT PACKING
Mike Piazza was ejected in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Cardinals after slamming his mask to the ground during an argument as the Mets lost 12-1 to the Cardinals. Piazza was the third Mets' ejection in two days. Turk Wendell and Bobby Valentine were ejected Saturday.

SPECIAL STRIKEOUT
Roger Clemens struck out five in 7 1-3 innings in New York's 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Clemens was pitching on the 15th anniversary of his first 20-strikeout game. He passed Gaylord Perry for fifth on the career list when he struck out Jeremy Giambi in the seventh for his 3,535th strikeout.

SHELLED
Charles Johnson hit two home runs as the Florida Marlins beat the Houston Astros 11-5 Sunday. The Marlins had season highs for runs and hits (19) and tied the club record for homers (four) in a game. Preston Wilson and Mike Lowell also hit shots for the Marlins.

SETTING THE RECORD
Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff hit a homer in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, setting a major league record for homering in 38 different ballparks. McGriff broke a tie with Mark McGwire.

SLUMP ENDS
J.C. Romero pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in 12 starts as Minnesota beat Baltimore 4-0 Sunday. Romero had lost seven straight decisions for Minnesota.

SAVE THAT SWEEP
The White Sox beat the Mariners 2-1, keeping Chicago from being swept for the fourth time this year and ending Seattle's nine-game winning streak. The White Sox were swept only twice last year.

SUPER PARK
Los Angeles starter Chan Ho Park held the Philadelphia Phillies hitless through 6 1-3 innings before giving up a home run to Bobby Abreu. Park struck out 10 and walked one and also doubled home a run in a 4-1 win for the Dodgers.

SWEET SIXTEEN
Barry Bonds hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of the Giants 11-2 loss to the Cubs on Sunday. It was his 505th career homer, moving him past Eddie Murray into sole possession of 16th place on the career list.

SLUGGISH START
Jay Bell and Mark Grace hit home runs to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. The loss dropped the Braves to 12-14 in April, their first losing opening month in eight years.

SCOUTING
Deion Sanders extended his International League hitting streak to 13 games with an infield single Sunday in the Louisville RiverBats' 6-2 loss to the Columbus Clippers. He is 31-for-54 (.574) during the 13-game streak, with at least two hits in each of the first 12 games. Sanders is expected to join the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. He isn't eligible to play for the Reds until May 1.

SPEAKING
"I usually don't argue unless I think I'm right. When you look at the replay, I'm right. So what? It's extremely unimportant. It's not a milestone or like a Ripken streak." -- Mets catcher Mike Piazza, on being ejected for the first time in his career.

SEASONS
May 1
1901 -- The Chicago White Sox routed Detroit 19-9, with the Tigers committing an AL record 12 errors, 10 by the infield.
1906 -- John Lush of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter at Brooklyn, beating the Dodgers 6-0.
1912 -- George Sisler, a freshman at Michigan, struck out 20 in seven innings.
1920 -- Joe Oeschger of the Boston Braves and Leon Cadore of the Brooklyn Dodgers each pitched 26 innings in a 1-1 tie, the longest in major league history.
1920 -- Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a Yankee as New York beat Boston 6-0 at the Polo Grounds.
1924 -- Chicago's Bill Barrett stole home twice, in the first and ninth innings, against the Cleveland Indians.
1927 -- Hod Lisenbee of Washington pitched a shutout in his first major league start, a 6-0 win over Boston.
1944 -- George Myatt of Washington went 6-for-6 as the Senators beat the Boston Braves 11-4.
1959 -- Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter and struck out 14 at age 39. He also hit a double and home run in the 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
1969 -- Houston's Don Wilson beat the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-0 no-hitter at Crosley Field, one day after the Reds' Jim Maloney no-hit the Astros and nine days after Wilson absorbed a 14-0 pounding by Cincinnati.
1973 -- The San Francisco Giants scored seven runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7.
1991 -- Rickey Henderson surpassed Lou Brock as baseball's career stolen base leader with his 939th steal as the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 7-4.
1991 -- Nolan Ryan pitched his seventh no-hitter, struck out 16 and shut down the best-hitting team in the majors, as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0.
1992 -- The Dodgers postponed a three-game series against Montreal because of rioting in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict.
1992 -- Oakland's Rickey Henderson stole his 1,000th career base in the first inning at Tiger Stadium.
Today's birthdays: Armando Reynoso 35; Phil Hiatt 32.