Don Sutton, backed by Doug DeCinces' three-run home run, pitched a two-hitter for his 299th career victory last night, leading the California Angels to a 3-0 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.
"Now I can think about it," Sutton said of No. 300.
Sutton (4-5) turned in his first shutout and first complete game since June 26. He walked two and struck out eight as he halted Chicago's four-game winning streak.
Tom Seaver (2-4) was the loser, although he allowed only three hits in the seven innings he worked. Seaver, with 306 career victories, and Sutton went into the game with a combined total of 604 triumphs, one less than the record of 605 set Aug. 26, 1926, when Washington's Walter Johnson (408) defeated Chicago's Red Faber (197), 9-3.
In the fourth, Seaver hit Brian Downing with a pitch and Reggie Jackson singled. Bobby Grich sacrificed before DeCinces' seventh homer of the season.
Sutton held the White Sox hitless until the fifth when Bobby Bonilla and Scott Bradley singled. But Sutton struck out the next three batters.
*Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1: Toronto got solo home runs from Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield to beat visiting Boston. Dave Stieb (2-7) gave up six hits before being relieved in the ninth by Tom Henke, who gave up a sacrifice fly by Dwight Evans.
It was the third straight loss and fourth in five games for the Red Sox.
*Indians 6, A's 5: Brett Butler singled home Andy Allanson from second with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give Cleveland the win and extend Oakland's losing streak to six. Allanson singled with one out off Jose Rijo (2-3) and stole second as Fran Mullins struck out. Butler then grounded into center. Stan Javier charged the ball but bobbled it, although he likely would not have had a play at the plate.
The Indians' Joe Carter was zero for three with a walk, ending his 21-game hitting streak, longest in the majors this season.
*Mariners 5, Royals 3: Bob Kearney, hitting .195, drove in two runs with his first homer this season to help Seattle snap a five-game losing streak and win its seventh straight game in Kansas City.
In the first, Seattle's Harold Reynolds struck out on a wild pitch by Dennis Leonard (6-5) but reached first before the ball was retrieved. He scored on Alvin Davis' double.
Mariners right fielder Dave Henderson dropped Rudy Law's third-inning fly ball for a four-base error. In the Royals' sixth, a pitch by Mark Langston (5-5) hit Willie Wilson, leading to an unearned run.
*Yankees 9, Tigers 7: In Detroit, pinch hitter Butch Wynegar's two-out, two-run single in the 11th helped New York end a three-game losing streak.
Reliever Bill Scherrer (0-1) started the 11th and got two out. Dave Winfield walked, Mike Easler singled and Dan Pasqua walked to load the bases, and Wynegar's liner eluded diving left fielder Larry Herndon.
*Twins 3, Texas 2: Kent Hrbek scored from first on Tom Brunansky's double in the 10th inning as Minnesota ended visiting Texas' winning streak at seven. Hrbek singled with two outs off Mitch Williams (5-1) for his third hit of the game. Center fielder George Wright backed up to field Brunansky's looper off reliever George Harris, and Hrbek scored ahead of second baseman Toby Harrah's relay.