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* ATHLETICS: The A's stranded nine runners in the first five innings against Texas. . . . Mark McGwire left the game after the fifth with a bruise on his left heel. . . . The loss halted the Athletics' winning streak at two. They haven't won three straight since they won 10 in a row from Sept. 8-18.

* BLUE JAYS: Shortstop Dick Schofield had surgery to repair a left forearm broken in a collision with Tigers outfielder Milt Cuyler at second base in Wednesday night's loss to Detroit. Doctors inserted a plate and six screws into the fracture and did a bone graft on the forearm. Doctors call the break a "long-term" injury and wouldn't predict whether Schofield would return this season. . . . The Tigers have not swept Toronto since Oct. 2-4, 1987, part of a final-week surge that sent them past the Blue Jays for the AL East title. . . . Dave Stewart, who spent the first five weeks of the season on the disabled list with a torn flexor muscle in his right forearm, gave up three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings in his Blue Jays debut. He left after 65 pitches, five more than his pre-set limit.

L * INDIANS: Cleveland lost for the sixth time in seven games.

* RANGERS: Butch Davis, a little-used backup who has spent most of his 13-year career in the minors, got a rare chance to start in left field and made the most of it, hitting two doubles and his first home run since July 13, 1984, when he was with the Kansas City Royals. Entering the game hitting .222, he finished 3-for-5 and boosted his average to .357 and left Texas manager Kevin Kennedy with a tough decision when he reactivates catcher Geno Petralli from the disabled list. . . . Texas had a season-high 18 hits. . . . Jose Canseco went 7-for-14 with four RBI in the series against his old team.

* ROYALS: George Brett is tied with Reggie Jackson for 12th in career extra-base hits with 1,075. Among the 3,000-hit-300-home-run players, only Brett -- who turns 40 tomorrow -- and Stan Musial also have 600 doubles and 100 triples.

* TIGERS: Jack Morris threw for 13 minutes Wednesday and proclaimed himself ready to pitch again. Morris, who's been sidelined with a tender right shoulder, is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday.

* TWINS: Shortstop Scott Leius says he will have surgery on his right rotator cuff, and will miss the rest of the season. He has not played since April 21 when he left a game because of a twinge in his right shoulder. Tests revealed a 3-year-old tear in his rotator cuff that had been aggravated.

* YANKEES: Don Mattingly apparently pulled a muscle in his lower left rib cage and it is expected that he will be placed on the disabled list. . . . Jim Abbott ended his four-game losing streak. . . . Center fielder Bernie Williams was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle pull in his lower right rib cage.

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