Reggie Jackson hit his 534th homer, tying Jimmie Foxx for seventh place on the all-time list, and drove in three runs to enable the California Angels to beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-5, last night in Anaheim, Calif.
Wally Joyner homered off Mike Smithson (1-2) with one out in the first and Jackson followed with his fourth homer this season. For Jackson, now two homers shy of Mickey Mantle's sixth place total, it was also career RBI No. 1,609. He later had two RBI singles for 1,611 RBI, passing Goose Goslin for 17th on the all-time list.
*Brewers 6, Yankees 5: Ernie Riles' one-out single in the eighth inning off Bob Shirley drove in the winning run in Milwaukee.
Rookie Dan Plesac pitched four hitless innings to earn his first major league victory. He struck out four.
*Red Sox 2, White Sox 1: In Boston, Bruce Hurst threw a three-hitter and teammates Tony Armas and Rich Gedman doubled consecutively in the seventh inning.
Hurst (1-1) struck out 11, tying his career high, and walked three in beating Tom Seaver, who defeated Boston April 12.
*Royals 6, Blue Jays 4: In Toronto, Rudy Law's two RBI helped further right-hander Dennis Leonard's remarkable comeback from leg surgery.
Leonard (2-0) struck out five, walked one and allowed seven hits in his seven innings. Last Saturday, in his first major league start since May 28, 1983, he shut out the Blue Jays on three hits.
*A's 4, Mariners 1: Alfredo Griffin stole home to highlight Oakland's four-run third inning in Seattle.
Jose Canseco led off the inning against Mike Moore by striking out. But Conseco reached base when catcher Steve Yeager failed to hold the third strike. The official scorer first charged pitcher Mike Moore with a wild pitch, then, after the game, gave Yeager a passed ball.
Griffin doubled, then, with two out, Bruce Bochte walked.
Dwayne Murphy walked to force home Canseco, but Griffin didn't stop at third while catcher Steve Yeager was tossing the ball back to Moore.
Moore disgustedly bounced the ball off the artificial turf before noticing that Griffin hadn't stopped at third.
"When I saw Moore bounce the ball, I knew I could score," said Griffin.
"I didn't hear anyone say anything," said Moore. "I saw him in plenty of time."
Moore threw home, but, he said later, was distracted by home plate umpire Jim McKean, who was standing at the plate in front of Yeager.
"I thought it was Yeager standing at the plate, but it was the umpire," Moore said. "When I saw it was the umpire, it was too late to hold my throw."
The wild throw enabled Murphy to take third and Bochte second. Dave Kingman scored them with a single.
Moore ended up losing a four-hitter in which he gave up no earned runs.
*Tigers 6, Indians 1: Detroit's Lance Parrish drove in four runs with a homer and a single to back Frank Tanana's six-hitter in Detroit.
Tanana (1-1) retired nine straight after walking Brook Jacoby with one gone in the Cleveland fourth. Tanana struck out five and walked one. Grpahics/one: Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly takes a fourth-inning pickoff throw from pitcher Dennis Rasmussen and tags out the Brewers' Billy Jo Robidoux.