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6C ETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15. 11990 y Ik Tigers' pen leaks, 7-6 ; TIGERS, from Page 1C Deer leaped at the wall in the gap, but the ball cleared his glove by a foot and caromed off the screen. i Gary Ward scored a pair by driving a 2-0 pitch up the middle for a single. John Shelby then walked to set the stage for Salas, who proved No. 9 hitters cannot be taken for granted, j Mark Lee relieved starter Mark Kqudson with the bases loaded. Lee gave up three straight hits, but Detroit didn't score again in the first after Salas' hit Salas doubled and was thrown out jilt jthe plate by Deer, trying to score on Lou Whitaker's single. Tony Phillips Jed off the second with a single, but J)ecame one of eight stranded runners jas;Detroit began hitting the breaks at jthjrd base. j t Whitaker walked and Phillips singled to begin the first-inning rally. Alan ;Trammell singled in the first run, and it ;appeared Knudson could escape with 'onelrun allowed after Cecil Fielder and lLarry Sheets popped out. ! trammell is hitting .385 (42-109) ;with runners in scoring position and was. hitting .308 overall entering the igame. He could become only the sixth Sshbrtstop to hit .300 in six seasons, i ;The five who have accomplished (the feat are in the Hall of Fame: Luke Appling, Joe Cronin, Joe Sewell, Arky Vaughn and Honus Wagner. JThe Tigers loaded the bases with ;one out in the sixth, and could have all but closed the door with a few hits. rPinch-hitter Dave Bergman popped rout; but Lloyd Moseby nearly brought fin, pair. . f Moseby sent a liner just left of j second, but shortstop Bill Spiers dove, ' fully extended, and snared the ball. The i'play became more significant with each IBijewers inning. . t Milwaukee made it 6-5 in the GM 117 Monday night Tigers 6, Indians 5 . ' u t'lll ft UUI1VV a WW - - ; off with singles, and Deer scored on a jlfielder's choice. Gleaton relieved Mike i Henneman after the singles and rstranded two runners. ! j Henneman came in for Paul Gibson ! with two on and two out in the seventh, j arid got Robin Yount to ground out ; Ycunt, last year's MVP with 103 RBI, ! has knocked in 54 runs this season and ! was hitting only .244 prior to Tuesday's game. - Sheffield scored the Brewers' first ru)iwith a sacrifice fly off Robinson in ; the first. Milwaukee leads the league i with 54 sacrifice flies, j Dave Parker's infield single and DETROIT CLEVELAND brhtai "brhlH WMakar 2b 4 2 1 0 Cole d 5 0 10 PMfes 1 2 2 WtteW I 5 2 Trammel 4 012 DJamn lb 3 110 Fielder lb 3 112 Snyder rt 2 0 0 0 Sheets 3 0 0 0 Maldonado rt 4 0 2 1 Lusader I 0 0 0 0 CJamas 4 12 2 Mnefeycf 4010Jacobv 30 0 Fryman ss 4 010 Baema 2b 4 010 Lemon rt 4 110 Alomar C 4 110 Saw c 4 110 Fern u 4 110 To 33 1 M Totak 3I5I1S Drgr " 000 0014) Qeviiand " 000 002-5 E: DJames, Fryman. DP; Cleveland 1. LOB: Delroll 7, Clewland 7. 2B: Moseby, Lemon, PtiHIips, WWlaker. HR: Fielder (34), Games (9), Webster (10). SB: Whitaker (a), Colt (17). CS: Moseby. S: PNWoi SF: Mips, Trammel. SO: Lemon, Cole 2, Snyder I V H HERBS SO Detail . . . Terrel (W 1-1) 0 7 3 3 0 Gibson 1 1 0 0 0 1 demon (S 7) 2 3 2 2 0 2 Shaw (L 2-3) I 5 5 0 0 Veldei 51-3 2 0 0 2 I Ward 72-3 2 1 1 2 0 Shaw pitched lo 2 bailers In the 2nd. HBP: Jacoby by Terrell. WP: Valdei. T: Ml. A: 12,073. Umpires: Home, Tschlda; lb, Brinkman; 2b, Reed; 3b, Cooney. How they scored FRSTMMNO Detroit Shaw pitching. Whitaker singled to first. Whitaker stole second. Phillips singled to right, Whitaker scored. Trammell grounded to third, Phillips to second. Fielder homered to center. Sheets Died to center. Moseby doubled to left Fryman popped to shortstop. Tigers S, kxHsnsO. SECOND NNINO Detroit: Lemon doubled to left. Salas singled to right, Lemon to third. Valdez relieved Shaw. On Valdai's wHd pitch, Salas to second Whitaker waked. Phillips hit sacrifice fly to right Lemon scored, Salas to third. Trammell Wt sacrifice fly to center, Salas scored. Fielder grounded Into fielder's choice to shortstop, Whitaker forced at second, shortstop to second. Tigers 5, Indians 0. Cleveland: Terrel pitching. Maldonado lined to right. C.James homered to left. Jacoby tried to shortstop. Baerga singled to center. Alomar filed to center. Tigers , Indians 1. THIRD INNING Cleveland: Fermln singled to left Cole filed to center. Webster hied to center. D.James singled to right, Fermln to second. Maldonado singled to right, Fermln scored, D.James to second. C.James singled to center, D.James scored, Maldonado to third. Jacoby grounded to shortstop. Tigers i, Indians 3. NINTH WNWQ Detroit: C.Ward pitching, Whitaker doubled to left. Phillips sacrificed to third, Whitaker to third. Trammell singled to right, Whitaker scored. Fielder grounded into double play, third to second to first. Tigers 8, Indians 3. Cleveland: Gleaton pitching. Alomar singled to left. Fermln dried to shortstop, and on shortstop Fryman's throwing error, Alomar to third. Cole struck out. Webster homered to left Snyder struck out. FINAL SCORE: Tigers , Indians 5. It's back-to-school time for Tigers' Tony Clark Deer's sharp single to left scored a pair in the third, and signaled the end for Robinson. Gibson got Brock to pop up and end the inning. Gibson gave up four hits and one run over four innings, and was in position to earn his fourth victory until Sheffield cleared the fence in the ninth. Deer's 21st homer of the season, into the upper deck bleachers in right-center, was the only damage done against Gibson. TONY CLARK, from Page 1C "It was interesting to say the least," Clark said. "I think next year I will be more prepared when I get out here. This was enough to get my feet wet." Clark, 17, likely was hindered by a short high school season and reporting late after lengthy contract negotiations. "Tony is such a perfectionist," his father, Arthur Clark, said. "He was feeling bad that his batting average is low, but I reminded him that he has not played much baseball this year and the other players have been there since June. "He knows he can hit, and when you are a power hitter you have to just keep hitting the ball hard. He wants to be a .300 hitter with 1,000 home runs." In the last week, Clark raised his average 37 points and hit his only homer. "I'm batting around .300 the last week-and-a-half and feeling much more comfortable," Clark said. "Things were just starting to fall into place, and now I have to leave. Basically, I will try to use this last week as a confidence-builder for next season." Clark said he encountered little trouble in the area he feared most how he would be treated after signing a big contract. "I was not really worried about being on the road and away from my family," he said. "The big thing was how I would get along with the other players because of the terms of my contract. But they have been great to me, which has made the transition very easy." His roommates have been Brian DuBose (Detroit St. Mary of Redford), Danny Cruz, Chris Hall and Ron Maietta. Clark's transition to basketball will not be as easy after a month away from the court. He kept a basketball with him and dribbled in his room when he could, but was not allowed to play. After reaching Arizona, he will try to keep his arm and swing in shape by working out with the baseball Wildcats. "I was disappointed with this season simply because I know what I can do and I was unable to do it," Clark said. "I got down on myself, but that is a given. I think it has a lot to say about character if you can come back from adversity." Joe McDonald, Tigers vice president of player procurement and development, said he remains optimistic about Clark's future in baseball, despite his performance at Bristol. "When he came, he had not played for two months," McDonald said. "He did show us everything we wanted to see in batting practice a good swing and power but in game competition, he was playing catch-up. We would have liked to see him put up better numbers. "When he reports next year, things will be better. He'll be coming in May when the semester is over. 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