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Baseball Miscellany : Names And Numbers

June 12, 1988|ROSS NEWHAN

Mark McGwire: The Oakland Athletics' first baseman went 21 games and 80 at-bats without a home run, the longest drought of his career, before hitting his 12th of the season Friday night.

Cory Snyder: The Cleveland Indians' right fielder has hit 8 of his 13 home runs in the the seventh inning or later.

The Baltimore Orioles: They were on a pace through Thursday to be outscored, 862-512, which would make them only the third team in baseball history to be outscored by 300 or more runs. The 1954 Philadelphia A's were outscored by 333 runs and the '32 Boston Red Sox by 349.

Dennis Rasmussen: Why did the Cincinnati Reds trade Rasmussen to the San Diego Padres? "Did you look at his stats?" Manager Pete Rose asked, referring to a 2-6 record and 5.25 earned-run average.

Red-faced Reds: Cincinnati lead the National League with 62 errors, but the pitchers can't complain about bad support. They've made 16 of the errors.

Roger Clemens: The Red Sox ace is 7-0 on the road this year and 10-0 in his last 10 road starts.

New York Yankees: They were hitting .270 and averaging 5.8 runs a game with Don Mattingly in the lineup but are hitting .250 and averaging 4.3 runs since he went on the disabled list. They are 7-7 without him.

Charlie Hough: The Texas Rangers knuckleballer has seemingly mystified the Angels since 1984. In 12 starts against them, he has thrown 8 complete games and has an ERA of 1.31. Strangely, his record against them in that time is only 4-6.

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