Ron Kittle hit two home runs off Bert Blyleven last Wednesday, and he did it again last night. Teammate Greg Walker also hit a grand slam off Blyleven last night as the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 11-2, in Chicago.
Walker never had hit a grand slam before. But the home runs were nothing new to Blyleven (5-7), who has given up 26 this season.
Kittle lined a two-run homer in a three-run first, then hit one with the bases empty after Walker's grand slam in a five-run second. Kittle also had a double in his four trips.
Chicago's Joe Cowley (4-3) had a two-hitter for eight innings, but didn't return after a 51-minute rain delay.
Brewers 5, Blue Jays 3: Cecil Cooper's two-run homer enabled Milwaukee to win in Toronto.
Teammates Ben Oglivie and Ernest Riles had RBI singles. Danny Darwin (4-3) pitched 7 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on 10 hits. Darwin had lost three straight games against Milwaukee since May 1, 1984. Dan Plesac got his sixth save.
Dave Stieb (2-8) gave up five runs on 10 hits in seven innings. He struck out five, and his strikeout of Bill Schroeder in the first inning was his 1,000th since coming to the majors.
Royals 6, A's 3: George Brett and Lonnie Smith drove in two runs apiece in Kansas City, Mo., where Oakland lost its 15th straight road game. The A's, 28-43 overall, are four losses from the AL record for consecutive road defeats.
It was 3-3 into the home sixth. Buddy Biancalana singled with two out, moving Steve Balboni, who had walked, to second. After Willie Wilson's infield single loaded the bases, Doug Bair relieved starter Curt Young (5-4) and walked Smith to force in Balboni. Brett then doubled down the right field line for two runs.
Danny Jackson (4-4) went six innings for the victory. Steve Farr got his fifth save.
Yankees 11, Red Sox 3: In Boston, Mike Pagliarulo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs and Dave Winfield broke out of a slump with two doubles and a single. The Yankees had a season-high 19 hits.
Although swept in a three-game series with Boston in New York last week, the Yankees moved within five games of the AL East-leading Red Sox.
Wade Boggs, playing for the first time since his mother was killed in a car wreck last Tuesday in Florida, went two for four and raised his major league-leading average to .382.
Angels 6, Rangers 4: In Arlington, Tex., Don Sutton won his 301st game with the help of Doug DeCinces' homer. Texas had won 11 straight at home. Sutton (6-5) gave up six hits before leaving after giving up Pete O'Brien's three-run homer with no outs in the sixth.
Reliever Jim Slaton yielded Scott Fletcher's sacrifice fly in the eighth that made it 5-4, and Doug Corbett pitched the last 1 2/3 innings for his sixth save. The victory moved the Angels within one game of first-place Texas in the AL West.
Indians 8, Mariners 6: Rookie Cory Snyder drove home four runs and another rookie, Andy Allanson, hit his first professional home run as Cleveland won in Seattle.
Right-hander Ken Schrom (7-2) yielded three of Seattle's four home runs, but worked five innings to pick up the victory. Ernie Camacho pitched 1 2/3 innings for his ninth save.
Allanson, who had failed to homer in 870 minor league at-bats and 156 previous major league attempts, got his home run off Seattle starter Jim Beattie (0-2).