TWISP Notes #21

July 16, 1989

The White Sox called up pitcher Jack Kucek from their minor league affiliate in Iowa to replace injured infielder Greg Pryor on the roster. Pryor was placed on the 30-day disabled list May 10th, retroactive to May 4th…

Eight doubles were hit in the May 11th White Sox-Twins game…

NL – May 12

Greg Luzinski hit his league-leading 9th and 10th HR’s—the latter a grand slam—to lead Philadelphia to an 8-4 win over Cincinnati. Randy Lerch improved his record to 5-1…At Candlestick Park, a George Hendrick double enabled Keith Hernandez to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and St Louis was able to hold on for a 2-1 victory over the Giants. Pete Vuckovich (3-3) beat Randy Moffitt (0-2), with relief help from Mark Littell, who earned his second save…Three Expo errors, resulting in two Brave runs, proved to be the deciding factor as Atlanta defeated Montreal 3-1, despite a 12-strikeout performance by Expos starter Wayne Twitchell. Mickey Mahler (4-1) and Gene Garber combined on the six-hitter…Houston exploded for eight runs in the top of the 17th inning to smother New York 12-5 at Shea Stadium. The Astros, down 3-0 after eight innings, tied the game with three runs in the ninth…Los Angeles edged Chicago 7-6, increasing their lead in the NL West to two games. Rick Monday’s seventh inning solo HR proved to be the game-winner…San Diego blanked Pittsburgh 2-0. Bill Almon scored both Padre runs…

AL – May 12

In ten innings, the White Sox nipped the Brewers 6-5 at Comiskey Park. Jorge Orta had four hits, including his third home run of the year, and scored the winning run on a Mike Squires single…A 6-run first inning propelled Detroit to a 7-0 crushing of Oakland. Jason Thompson and Steve Kemp smacked home runs for the Tigers, and Milt Wilcox tossed a complete-game 3-hitter…Cleveland’s Rick Waits gained his sixth win with a convincing 3-1 victory over California at Municipal Stadium. Waits (6-1) allowed just three hits, striking out seven and walking one. Don Baylor’s seventh HR provided the Angels with their only run…In Game #400 of the Statis Pro season, Ron Guidry continued his torrid pitching with a three-hit, 4-1 victory over Kansas City. Guidry’s record this year stands at 7-0, with seven complete games and a 1.27 ERA…Seattle made it 11-straight wins with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Toronto. Byron McLaughlin (5-2) K’d eleven for the Mariners and earned the win; Dave Lemanczyk (1-6) suffered the loss…Rod Carew singled with the bases loaded and two out in the last of the ninth to score the game-winning run as Minnesota fought back for a 2-1 win over Boston at the Met in Minneapolis. Carew’s hit, his third of the game, followed a single and three consecutive walks…The Rangers set a Statis Pro record by belting five home runs, and Len Barker won his first game of the year as Texas downed Baltimore 11-3…

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