Dykstra released from hospital


Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies left Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital yesterday, four days after a car accident that also injured teammate Darren Daulton and left Dykstra facing a drunken-driving charge.

Dykstra declined to talk about the accident but said: "I want to thank all the great fans of Philadelphia for their support."

Dykstra is on the 60-day disabled list with three broken right ribs, a broken right collarbone and broken right cheekbone. A hospital spokeswoman said he was put in a shoulder cast to immobilize his collarbone.

* ASTROS: The team is very likely to play all its home games at the Astrodome in 1992, but likely will have a 28-day road trip to accommodate the Republican Party's National Convention, according to club vice president Ted Haracz, who met with the National League scheduling committee in Chicago on Wednesday.

Haracz told the Houston Chronicle the league was against playing any home games in New Orleans or other places while the GOP takes access to the Dome from July 27 to Aug. 24 to set up and tear down the convention.

* ATHLETICS: Dave Stewart went on the disabled list for the first time in his 11-year career, ending a streak of 166 straight starts.

Stewart pulled a muscle in his left side while pitching Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

Stewart, trying for his fifth consecutive 20-win season, is 2-2 with a 5.58 ERA in seven starts this year. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, meaning he will miss a minimum of two starts.

Oakland will play in Baltimore on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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