1st Oakland OF Rickey Henderson steals the 1,000th base of his career in the first inning of the A’s 7–6 win over Detroit. Mark McGwire adds a homer and Mike Parrett (4–0) picks up the win when the A’s score a run in the 8th.
Seattle’s Randy Johnson hands out 10 walks in just 4 1/3 innings in a 15–1 swamping by the Orioles. The Big Unit allows 8 earned runs. Reliever Gene Harris tees up three homers in his inning. Mike Devereaux has a pair of homers, one a grand slam, and drives in 6 runs. 6′ 7″ McDonald (3–0) pitches the complete-game win.
2nd Yankee P Scott Sanderson becomes the 12th pitcher in history to surrender 4 HRs in a single inning. He is rocked in the 5th inning of the game against Minnesota by Shane Mack, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, and Randy Bush. The Twins need all the dingers as they win, 7–6.
3rd Eddie Murray of the Mets hits his 400th career HR in NY’s 7–0 win over the Braves. David Cone hurls the 5–hit shutout.
Philadelphia 2B Mariano Duncan strokes 5 hits and scores 5 runs in the Phillies 12–3 win over San Francisco.
In a 6-3 loss to the Angels, Cleveland’s Alex Cole is 4-for-4 with 5 stolen bases. It is the second time he’s stolen 5 bases in a game.
4th The Pirates score 11 runs in the 6th inning on their way to a12–5 win over Cincinnati. Buc reliever Dennis Lamp, who pitches only the top of the 6th, is the happy recipient of the outburst.
White Sox P Alex Fernandez hurls a 1-hit shutout over the Brewers, winning 7–0. Dante Bichette’s double is the lone hit.
During KC’s 11–6 win over Cleveland, Indians OF Albert Belle charges the mound after 2 of Neal Heaton’s pitches sail behind him. In the bullpen, Indian P Ted Power gets up from his chair to join the fight at the mound, and suffers a strained right calf muscle. He is forced to go on the DL with the injury.
Chris Hoiles cracks a grand slam, off Todd Burns, as Baltimore scores 5 runs in the 7th and beats the Rangers, 8-5.
5th Expos OF Larry Walker hits a HR off a speaker hanging from the roof of Olympic Stadium in Montreal’s 5–2 victory over San Diego.
George Bell hits a 1st-inning grand slam, off Chris Bosio, to start the Sox on their way to a 12-2 pasting of the Brewers. Jack McDowell (6-0) goes 8 innings for the win.
7th The Indians commit around-the-horn errors in a 8–7 victory over the Rangers. 1B Paul Sorrento boots a ground ball, 2B Carlos Baerga misses a pop–up, SS Mark Lewis drops a throw and 3B Brook Jacoby boots another grounder.
At the Kingdome, Dave Winfield hits a grand slam in the Blue Jay’s 5-run 9th as they edge the Mariners, 8-7. Ken Griffey Jr. has a pair of homers and drives in 4 for the M’s.
8th Astros P Butch Henry gets his first major league hit—a 3–run, inside–the–park homer—but its not enough as Houston loses 6–3 to Pittsburgh. It will be Henry’s only ML homer.
10th In Pittsburgh, the Astros sink the Pirates, 6-4, as Jeff Bagwell hits a pinch homer in the 8th and another in the 10th. He is the first Astro to accomplish the feat.
At Royals Stadium, Jack Clark hits 2 homers and drives in 6 runs to lead the Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Royals. Frank Viola is the winning pitcher.
11th Gene Harris, who walked out less than a week after serving up three homers in one inning on May 1, is traded by Seattle Mariners to the San Diego Padres for Will Taylor.
12th KC Royals president Joe Burke dies of cancer at age 68.
13th The Pirates blow an 8–run lead, but manage to hold on for an 11–10 victory over the Braves. Pittsburgh led, 10–2, in the 4th inning.
Matt Nokes hits a grand slam and drives in 5 runs, and Kevin Maas adds a 3-run homer, as the Yankees sink the visiting Mariners, 12-4. Jay Buhner finishes the scoring with a pinch 3-run homer in the 9th.
15th The Mets newly acquired Bret Saberhagen (3–2) pitches 5 innings before leaving with tendinitis in his pitching hand that will effectively sideline him for the rest of the year. He will not win another game following today’s 4–1 score over the Dodgers.
Franklin Stubbs belts a 10th inning walkoff grand slam, off Kenny Rogers, to give the Brewers a 7-3 win over the visiting Rangers.
16thThe Padres get 8 RBIs from the first three hitters as the edge the Pirates, 10-9. Barry Bonds has a grand slam for the Bucs off Greg Harris.
17th With a 3–2 loss to Seattle, the Blue Jays pass the 1 million mark in attendance, the earliest this has been accomplished. It took the Jays just 21 dates to do it. The previous mark was shared by the 1991 Blue Jays and the 1981 Dodgers.
In Boston’s 3–1 loss to California, Wade Boggs has hit # 2,000, the 6th Red Sox to reach mark (Yaz, Williams, Rice, Evans, Doerr). Mark Langston is the winner.
Felix Jose hits a grand slam and an RBI single in the 2-run 9th as the Cardinals clip the host Astros, 7-5.
18th San Diego P Bruce Hurst hurls a one-hit shutout over the Mets, defeating Dwight Gooden by a score of 3–0. The only hit is a single by the recently acquired Chico Walker. Hurst does it without Tony Gwynn, who breaks the tip of his right middle finger by slamming it in the door of his Porsche on the way to the bank. Gwynn is hitting .369.
19th Bobby Rose hits an 8th inning homer off New York’s Steve Howe to give California a 4–3 lead, but New York wins 5–4 in 10 innings. For the young Rose, it is his last at bat in the majors.
Texas scores 3 runs in the top of the 9th, 2 on a Ruben Sierra HR, and the Rangers outshoot the Indians, 8-7. Mark Whiten has a grand slam for Cleveland.
Bill Doran bangs a one-out 9th inning grand slam, off John Wetteland, and the Reds beat the Expos, 7-4.
20th Roger Clemens (6-3) pitches 8 innings of 2-run ball and Ellis Burks hits an 8th inning grand slam, off Mike Schooler, as Boston beats the Mariners, 6-4.
At Comiskey, Gregg Jefferies hits a 5th inning grand slam, off Alex Jeffries, and the Royals top the White Sox, 7-2.
North Carolina Little League coach Richard Blackwell is arrested after slashing the throat of a rival coach during an argument over a game of a few days earlier. On June 8, Blackwell will be banned from participating in Little League for 2 years, but will not be given jail time after pleading guilty to a reduced sentence.
21st Four members of the California Angels, including manager Buck Rodgers, are hospitalized after the bus carrying the team swerves into a row of trees off the New Jersey Turnpike. Rodgers, the most seriously injured, incurs a broken right rib, left knee and right elbow. John Wathan takes over the team as interim manager. The Angels were driving to a game in Baltimore tomorrow.
22nd The Expos fire manager Tom Runnells and replace him with Felipe Alou.
23rd Mike Moore goes 4 innings, allowing 5 runs, as the Red Sox beat the A’s, 5-1. For Moore, it is his 10th straight loss to Boston, going back to April 1987
24th The Braves John Smoltz sets a franchise record by striking out 15 batters in a 2–1 win over the Expos. He walks 2 in beating Mark Gardner.
Bill Krueger (5-0) enjoys himself pitching 7 innings as the Twins pulverize the Tigers, 15-0. Shane Mack hits a grand slam in the 4th off Frank Tanana, and Brian Harper adds 4 RBIs on 3 hits.
25th In a slugfest at Yankee Stadium, New York scores 9 runs without making an out in the 8th inning to top the Brewers, 13-10. Danny Tartabull has a grand slam in the frame and drives in 5 runs. Matt Nokes has 2 hits in the 8th and 4 for the game.
El Paso Diablos public address announcer Derrick Grubbs is ejected from the team’s game against Jackson because of music he plays during the contest.
26th The Tigers’ Bill Gullickson becomes just the first Detroit pitcher since 1954 to hurl a complete game victory without issuing a walk or strikeout. He defeats the Royals, 8–1.
27th Todd Benzinger hits a 3rd-inning grand slam and Eric Karros hits a 9th-inning 3-run homer as the Dodgers overwhelm the NL East leading Cardinals, 9-2. Tom Candiotti pitches 8 innings for the victory.
29th Kirby Puckett hits a grand slam in the Twins 8-run 4th inning, as Minnesota flattens Detroit, 17-5. The Twins are in 3rd place in the AL West, 1.5 games behind Oakland.
30th By beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 8–1, Scott Sanderson of the Yankees becomes the 9th pitcher to beat all 26 major league teams in his career. He joins Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat.