Shortstop Rey Quinones, 22, got his first look at Fenway Park's left field wall yesterday and doubled off it twice to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers, 8-2.
He had been called up from Pawtucket of the International League just before the game. He wouldn't have arrived in time to make the starting lineup had not an old-timers game delayed the regular game.
His first major league at-bat came in the second inning, when he doubled off the wall to drive in one of the team's six runs that inning.
Winner Oil Can Boyd (4-3) gave up nine hits, including Larry Parrish's two-run homer in the sixth.
One of Boyd's pitches hit Don Slaught, who does not have an ear flap on his helmet, in the fourth inning. Slaught, bleeding but conscious, was taken out on a stretcher. He was treated and released at a hospital, although he has a broken nose and cheek. Doctors said he has no problem seeing.
*Tigers 10, Angels 4: Lou Whitaker and Larry Herndon hit two-run homers to help win the game in Detroit.
Winner Dave LaPoint (1-2) gave up Doug DeCinces' three-run homer in the first inning but went seven innings, allowing California six hits and four walks.
"It was very frustrating to give up that home run, but I just told myself right then that I wasn't going to give in," he said. "Then, when we came right back with two runs of our own, it was obvious the boys came to play. It turned out we were playing good baseball."
After DeCinces' homer, the 200th of his career, the Tigers got two runs in their half of the inning. Whitaker led off with a single, John Grubb tripled and Lance Parrish singled.
*Blue Jays 11, Indians 5: In Toronto, Jesse Barfield went three for four with six RBI against Cleveland. He and teammate Cliff Johnson hit three-run homers.
Barfield has driven in 10 runs in two games. His homer yesterday scored Tony Fernandez, who had doubled, and Damaso Garcia, who had walked, and made it 8-1.
*Yankees 11, Mariners 6: In New York, Dave Winfield, angry because he'd been booed Friday, hit a grand slam and drove in six of the Yankees' runs.
"When I got home, I was really upset," he said. "They really got on me but good. They were screaming at me in right, 'Smile, Dave, smile.' I wanted to turn that around in a hurry. But I didn't think I'd turn it around this soon."
Gary Roenicke, Ken Griffey and Don Mattingly also homered for the Yankees. Roenicke's first homer this season followed Winfield's homer in the second inning. Griffey and Mattingly hit theirs consecutively in the eighth. Mattingly also had two doubles and a single.
Winfield's sixth career grand slam highlighted the Yankees' six-run second inning. All the runs were unearned after an error by Seattle first baseman Alvin Davis.
*White Sox 7, Royals 6: Carlton Fisk and Greg Walker singled runs home in the ninth inning in Chicago. It was the second time in the game that the White Sox had come from behind.
The White Sox scored three runs in the seventh to go ahead, 5-4, then Kansas City scored two in the ninth.
Wayne Tolleson opened the Chicago ninth with a single and, one out later, went to third on Harold Baines's third single of the game. Fisk singled to tie the game. Ron Kittle's long fly to right enabled pinch runner John Cangelosi to take third. Walker then ended the game.
*Brewers 4, Twins 1: Robin Yount homered and singled in Milwaukee to help Minnesota lose its seventh straight. Rain shortened the game to seven innings.
Rain had delayed the game 15 minutes in the first inning. It finally was called after a delay of 1 hour and 15 minutes.