The winningest pitcher of the 1980s can't get a win in 1989.
Jack Morris became the first Detroit pitcher in 36 years to start the season 0-6 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Tigers 5-3 Monday night.
Alvin Davis' sacrifice fly snapped a seventh-inning tie and Jeffrey Leonard followed with an RBI single.Morris never had lost more than four straight decisions before this year, He allowed 10 hits, struck out seven and walked none in 6 2-3 innings.
Morris wouldn't talk to reporters after the game. However, his manager thinks he's still pitching well.
"His only luck has been bad," Sparky Anderson said.
The last Detroit pitcher to lose his first six decisions was Ted Gray, who began the 1953 season 0-9.
Morris worked out of several jams. His teammates gave him a lead for the first time this season, but the 34-year-old right-hander was his own worst enemy.
Leading 3-1 in the sixth, he threw a wild pitch over the head of catcher Matt Nokes, allowing Omar Vizquel to score.
He mishandled Vizquel's sacrifice bunt in the seventh when Seattle scored three runs, two unearned.
"For a guy, 0-5, he's tough, especially with men on base," Seattle manager Jim Lefebvre said after the Mariners added another loss.
Bill Swift allowed seven hits, three runs, struck out one and walked two in his first start and second appearance of the season.
Detroit is 1-5 on its eight-game road trip.
White Sox 6, Brewers 0
Jerry Reuss pitched a four-hitter for his 39th shutout and Ron Kittle hit a three-run homer as Milwaukee lost its fourth straight in Teddy Higuera's first start of the season. The Brewers are scoreless in 26 innings.
Higuera, 16-9 last season, had surgery on Jan. 20 for a herniated disc. He made 77 pitches, gave up five runs and seven hits, walked four and struck out one.
Red Sox 13, Twins 6
Boston scored seven runs in the first inning as Jim Rice hit a two-run double, Dwight Evans a two-run triple and Wade Boggs a two-run double.
After Boggs struck out to open the game, seven straight Red Sox reached base against Allan Anderson. Boggs drove in five runs and Boston had 15 hits, the 14th time in 19 games the Red Sox have had 10 or more.
Indians 11, Rangers 1
Jerry Browne, a former Ranger, drove in four runs and Rich Yett and Keith Atherton combined on a six-hitter as Texas lost for only the sixth time in 23 games.
Yett, 2-2, allowed one run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings before Atherton pitched 2 2-3 innings for his second save.
Cardinals 6, Padres 0
Despite pitching his second shutout in his last three starts, Jose DeLeon had very lttle to say - about himself that is.
But he was plenty talkative about his St. Louis Cardinals teammates.
"I've never played on a team like this one," DeLeon said after pitching a six-hitter Monday night in a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. "This is a good team. If you keep the ball inside the ballpark and it's not in the gap, somebody is going to catch it."
DeLeon, 5-1, allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked one in his 50th career victory.
"I got a little bit tired," said DeLeon, who threw 131 pitches. "I threw a lot of pitches at the beginning of the game and I thought I wasn't going to last that long, but this is great weather to pitch in."
The weather didn't help San Diego starter Bruce Hurst, however.
"I just didn't feel like I had anything tonight," said Hurst, 3-2, who allowed six runs on 10 hits over seven innings ."I couldn't get the ball down in the strike zone. I was making bad pitch after bad pitch."
The Cardinals scored five runs on six hits to pull away in the sixth, just in the nick of time as DeLeon saw it.
DeLeon was nursing a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth when the Padres loaded the bases with one out.
He helped create the jam when he threw away Hurst's sacrifice bunt for the first Cardinal error in 60 innings. But DeLeon saved himself and possibly the game when he got Roberto Alomar to ground to shortstop Ozzie Smith for an easy double play.
Then came the top of the sixth, when the Cardinals scored five times en route to their sixth straight victory.
"There is no doubt about it, that was the key right there," DeLeon said.
Reds 19, Expos 6
Chris Sabo had four hits and four RBIs, Paul O'Neill drove in five runs and Jeff Reed had five hits as Cincinnati amassed the most runs ever scored against Montreal.
The Reds had 21 hits, the most they have managed since 1980. It was the most runs for the Reds since Sept. 15, 1987, when they beat Atlanta 21-6. The 19 runs eclipsed Montreal's record of allowing 17, set in a 1972 loss to Houston.
Mets 3, Braves 1
Dwight Gooden raised his record to 5-0 by allowing six hits in seven-plus innings as New York handed Atlanta its seventh straight loss.
Gooden struck out two and walked two as he upped his lifetime record to 96-35, a .733 winning percentage.
Dodgers 1, Pirates 0
Pinch hitter Mickey Hatcher scored Mike Davis with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak.
The victory went to reliever Jay Howell, 2-2, who escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the ninth.
Mike Morgan pitched eight shutout innings for Los Angeles, allowing five hits, striking out seven, walking none and lowering his league-leading earned run average to 0.82.
Cubs 4, Giants 3
Damon Berryhill, just off the disabled list, led off the 12th inning for Chicago with a home run.
Mike LaCoss, 1-2, gave up the homer on a 2-1 pitch. Jeff Pico, 1-0, pitched three hitless innings for the victory and Calvin Schiraldi retired the Giants in the bottom of the 12th for his second save.