Don Sutton outpitched fellow 300-game winner Tom Seaver, and Bobby Grich's homer broke a scoreless tie yesterday, as the California Angels defeated the slumping Boston Red Sox, 3-0, in Anaheim, Calif.
A crowd of 61,559 -- the season's largest turnout at Anaheim Stadium -- saw Boston lose for the sixth time in seven games. The Red Sox, 2-8 on their West Coast trip, lead the New York Yankees by three games in the AL East.
Boston designated hitter Don Baylor and manager John McNamara were ejected in the fourth by home plate umpire Tim McClelland after Baylor struck out a second time.
Grich's seventh homer -- and second in two days -- led off the fourth. Bob Boone singled, moved to third on Dick Schofield's single and scored when Gary Pettis snapped a zero-for-11 string with a ground-rule double to right-center field.
Sutton (9-7) was relieved after Tony Armas began the seventh with a single, Boston's eighth hit. Gary Lucas got four outs and Donnie Moore worked the final 1 2/3 for his 10th save, as Sutton posted his 304th victory. Seaver (4-9) failed in his fourth try for his 309th win.
Yankees 4, Twins 1: Claudell Washington's two-run homer broke a 1-1 tie and gave Ron Guidry his first win in 11 weeks as New York averted a series sweep at home.
Washington's fifth-inning, two-out homer, his fifth since being traded from the Atlanta Braves June 29, came on a 1-0 pitch from Bert Blyleven (9-10).
Guidry (5-8) gave up three hits and struck out nine in five innings. He had lost seven in a row since beating Texas on May 10 and hadn't started since going on the disabled list July 3. Dave Righetti got his 23rd save.
Mickey Hatcher's first homer leading off the third put Minnesota ahead, 1-0. In the fourth, Mike Easler got the first hit off Blyleven, went to third on Ron Hassey's single and scored on Dave Winfield's double-play grounder to tie.
With two out in the fifth, Rickey Henderson singled and stole second and scored on Washington's homer, the 33rd off Blyleven this season.
A's 1, Blue Jays 0: In Oakland, Alfredo Griffin drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the 15th inning as the A's won their seventh straight game.
Reliever Stan Clarke (0-1) threw a high-outside fastball on a full count to Griffin. Willard singled to open the 15th and advanced on Dwyane Murphy's sacrifice. Mike Davis' two-out infield single sent Willard to third and Tony Phillips walked, bringing up Griffin.
Dave Leiper (1-1) pitched the final two innings for the A's, who increased Toronto's scoreless streak to 26 innings.
Royals 5, Tigers 4: Steve Balboni singled in Willie Wilson with two out in the ninth in Detroit, as Bret Saberhagen won in his first relief appearance since 1984.
Willie Hernandez (6-5) walked Wilson with one out. After George Brett flied out, Jorge Orta singled and Balboni followed with a bloop to center, which Chet Lemon dived for but couldn't catch.
Kansas City tied it in the seventh as reliever Jim Slaton walked Brett with two outs and gave up singles to Orta and Balboni.
Saberhagen (6-10) pitched two innings of hitless relief.
Brewers 8, Mariners 1: Tim Leary pitched a seven-hitter over eight innings, and Bill Schroeder's two-run homer capped a six-run third in Seattle.
Leary (7-10) ended a five-game losing streak that began June 20.
Jim Gantner led off Milwaukee's third with a bunt single off Mark Langston (9-7), who walked Rick Cerone and Paul Molitor to load the bases. Rookie Glenn Braggs hit a two-run double, Gorman Thomas had an RBI groundout and Rob Deer an RBI double before Schroeder's third homer.
Indians 8, Rangers 3: In Texas, Tom Candiotti won for the seventh time in eight games, earning his first incomplete-game victory.
Candiotti (10-7) allowed nine hits and didn't walk a batter in seven innings. Texas rookie Edwin Correa (6-9) struck out nine in 4 1/3 innings, but four walks, three stolen bases and an error led to his demise.
Cleveland never trailed. In the first, Tony Bernazard walked and scored on a single by Joe Carter, who has hit in 13 straight games.