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C-6Baseball THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Sunday, September 22, 1991 MM02. I Baseball A Samuel's double bounces Braves National League WEST DIVISION son hesitated before throw-; ing to first on Justice's grounder and Pendleton waited until Sharperson threw to break for the plate.; He scored easily. Team Los Angeles Atlanta San Diego Cincinnati 'San Francisco Houston Team Pittsburgh St. Louis New York Chicago Philadelphia Montreal W L Pet G8 L10 Streak Home Away 86 64 .573 7-3 Won 1 49-25 37-39 85 64 570 Vt 6-4 Lost 1 45-30 40-34 75 74 ,503 10'2 4-6 Won 1 36-38 39-36 71 78 .477 14V2 4-6 Won 1 38-37 33-41 69 79 466 16 6-4 Lost 1 40-35 29-44 60 89 .403 25V2 3-7 Lost 1 35-39 25-50 EAST DIVISION W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home Away 90 59 .604 7-3 Won 1 46-28 44-31 76 72 .514 13V2 4-6 Lost 5 45-29 31-43 72 76 .486 17V 6-4 Won 2 37-38 35-38 71 75 .486 17V2 3-7 Won 1 42-33 29-42 71 78 .477 19 5-5 Lost 1 43-34 28-44 64 82 .438 24Vj 5-5 Lost 3 34-35 30-47 Daniels singled with one out off loser Mike Stanton (3-4) and Samuel hit a 1-0 pitch to right-center field, scoring Daniels from first as right fielder David Justice couldn't cut the ball off in the gap. Roger McDowell (9-9) won in relief of Orel Hershis-er, who allowed one run in six innings. Atlanta grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Terry Pendleton's leadoff triple off the center-field fence and Justice's RBI grounder to third. Veteran Charlie Lei-brandt, signed by the Braves for $8 million over three years last winter as a free agent, kept the Dodgers in check, taking a two-hitter into the eighth. But the Dodgers, on the brink of falling IV2 games out with two weeks left, came back with a little help from the Braves. Samuel led off the eighth with a grounder to the left of Pendleton at third. He got in front of the ball, but let it go through his legs for an error. Mike Scioscia sacrificed and Belliard made a low throw to first on Alfredo Griffin's grounder to shortstop, leaving runners at first and third. Webster, a pin'ch hitter, then singled for the tying run and Brett Butler singled, loading the bases. But the Dodgers couldn't get the go-ahead run then. Leibrandt got Mike Sharper-son to ground into a force at home. Stanton then relieved and struck out Darryl Strawberry, ending the inning. Atlanta threatened to take the lead in the top of the ninth off McDowell, the third Los Angeles pitcher. Pendle ton doubled with one out and Justice was walked intentionally. But McDowell got out of trouble as Ron Gant grounded out to third and Sid Bream hit a grounder to shortstop. Leibrandt wound up allowing four hits in 7 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. He had to be good, because Hershiser, the 1988 NL Cy Young Award winner, was back in form. Hershiser, pitching for the second time following a two-week layoff, allowed just three hits, struck out four and walked one. Jim Gott followed for the Dodgers and threw two hitless innings, striking out three. The Braves got their run partly because Sharperson was playing deep third. After Pendleton's triple, Sharper- "Night game not included. FRIDAY'S GAMES Houston 3, Cincinnati 2 Chicago at Montreal, cancelled Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 3 New York 1, St. Louis 0 San Diego 10, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 3, Los Angeles 0 SATURDAY'S GAMES Cincinnati 4, Houston 1 Chicago at Montreal, postponed New York 5. St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 7. Philadelphia 0 San Francisco at San Diego, night Los Angeles 2, Atlanta 1 SUNDAY'S GAMES Cincinnati (Browning 14-11) at Houston (Gardner 0-2), 2:35 p.m. Montreal (Gardner 8-10 and Nabholz 6-7) at Chicago (Sutcliffe 5-4 and F.Castillo 6-5), 2, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Brantley 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Drabek 14-13). 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Hill 9-10) at New York (A.Young 2-2), 1:40 p.m. Atlanta (Glavine 19-10) at Los Angeles (R.Martinez 16-11), 4:05 p.m. San Francisco (Black 11-15) at San Diego (Melendez 6-5), 4:05 pm. MONDAY'S GAMES Montreal at St. Louis. 2, 6 05 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8.35 p.m. Only games scheduled American League THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Game 2 of this weekend's NL West showdown went to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it took a stirring comeback in the eighth and ninth innings to do it. Juan Samuel ended an 0-for-15 slump with a game-winning double as Los Angeles moved back into a half-game lead Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The teams complete the series today when Atlanta ace Tom Glavine (19-10) opposes Ramon Martinez (16-11). Los Angeles, which lost, 3-0, Friday night to fall a half-game back, trailed 1-0 before Mitch Webster tied the score with a single following an error by shortstop Rafael Belliard. Then in the ninth, Kal I: WEST DIVISION Plantier Team Minnesota Chicago Oakland Texas 'Seattle Kansas City California Team Toronto Boston Detroit Milwaukee New York Baltimore Cleveland W L Pet 89 60 .597 82 67 .550 78 70 .527 77 70 .524 75 72 .510 75 72 .510 74 74 .500 EAST W 82 81 75 71 62 62 L 67 67 72 75 85 86 Pet .550 .547 .510 .486 .422 .419 50 96 .342 Home Away 48-27 41-33 43-30 39-37 43-30 35-40 42-31 42-31 35-39 33-41 35- 39 40-33 36- 39 38-35 GB Vj 6 912 19 19V2 L10 Streak Lost 2 Won 4 Lost 5 Won 2 Lost 2 Home 42-33 42-32 Away 40-34 39-35 31-44 33-41 27-45 3-7 7-3 3-7 6-4 2-8 5-5 44-28 38-34 35-40 30-45 Lost 1 32-41 30V2 6-4 Lost 1 26-47 24-49 GB L10 Streak 4-6 Won 2 7 6-4 Lost 1 10Vj 4-6 Won 2 11 5-5 Lost 3 13 7-3 Lost 1 13 5-5 Won 1 14V2 5-5 Won 1 DIVISION 'Night game not included Boston 2, New York 0 Milwaukee 8, Detroit 5 Minnesota 6, Texas 4 Kansas City 3, Seattle 0 FRIDAY'S GAMES Baltimore 2, Cleveland 1 Chicago 3, California 2 (11) Oakland 6, Toronto 5 (11) I. SATURDAY'S GAMES Boston 12, New York 1 California 4, Chicago 3 Cleveland 10, Baltimore 1 Oakland 4, Toronto 0 Minnesota 8. Texas 4 Kansas City at Seattle, night Milwaukee 5, Detroit 2 ... s Kevin Mcneynoias of New York Mets tries to avoid the tag by St. Louis catcher Tom Pagnozzi. McReynolds was out. The Mets won the game, 5-3. Pirates clinch East tie ATLANTA LOS ANGELES abrhbl abrhbl 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 12 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0,0 0 3 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LoSmlthll KtMitchelllf Lemke 2b Pendleton 3b Justice rf Gant cf Bream lb Olson c Belliard ss Leibrandt p Sfanton p Butler cf 4 0 10 Sharperson 3b 4 0 0 0 Strawberry rf 4 0 1 0 Murray lb 4 0 10 Daniels II Samuel 2b Scioscia c Griffin ss Hershiser p Javier ph Gottp 4 110 4 111 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 11 0 0 0 0 31 2 6 2 Webster ph McDowell p 31 1 4 1 Totals Totals Atlanta Los Angeles ooo no ooo-i 000 000 011-2 One out when winning run scored. E-Pendleton 1211, Belliard (17). LOB-At-lanta 5, Los Angeles 6. 2B-Pendlelon (31). 3B-i Pendleton (7), Samuel (6). SB-Gant (31). CS-Scioscia (3). S Scioscia. IP Atlanta H R ER BB SO Leibrandt Slanlon L,3-4 Los Angeles Hershiser Gott McDowell W.9-9 7V3 6 2 1 Umpires Home, Bonln; First, Montague;, Second, DeMuth; Third, Froemmlng. T 2:34. A-48,051. H R ER BB SO Texas JoGuzman L,12-6 Jeffcoat Manuel Minnesota Tapani W.16-8 6D 10 0 1 IVa 1 4 0 6 Jeffcoat pitched to 1 batter In the 7th. UmpiresHome, Meriwether; First, Reilly; Second, Young; Third, Garcia. T 2:35. A 43,138. Brewers 5, Tigers 2, at Detroit Willie Randolph drove in three runs with three hits and Bill Wegman (13-7) gave up three hits and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in eight innings to hand the Tigers their fifth straight loss. Wegman is 7-1 in his last nine starts. MILWAUKEE DETROIT abrhbl 3 10 0 Phillips rf 0 0 0 0 Whltaker 2b 5 13 3 Trammell ss 5 0 0 0 Fielder lb 2 0 11 Tettleton c 3 0 0 0 Moseby If 4 0 0 0 Fryman 3b 4 110 Incaviglia dh 4 12 0 Bergman ph 0 10 0 Paredes dh 3 0 10 Cuyler cf 33 S 8 4 Totals ab r h bl 3 0 0 0 3 10 0 4 0 10 4 112 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 31 2 3 2 Molitor lb Canale lb Randolph 2b Younl cf GVaughn If Dempsey c Bichette rf Gantner 3b Mcintosh dh Olander dh Sveum ss Totals Mllwauket Detroit 000 040 001-5 200 000 000-2 E-Randolph (17), Wegman (3), Moseby (4), Fryman (22). DP-Detroit 1. LOB-Milwau-kee 7, Detroit 5. 2B-GVaughn (22), Mcintosh (I), Trammell (20). HR-Flelder (43). CS-Bichette (8). S-Sveum. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Wegman W, 13-7 Henrys, 10 Detroit TananaL,11-12 Henneman 3 2 2 2 10 0 0 0 1 0 8i 8 5 4 5 5 'A 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires-Home, Scott; First, Evans; Second, Morrison; Third, Welke. T-2:48. A-18,317. Indians 10, Orioles 1, at Cleveland Albert Belle drove in five runs with a home run and a bases-loaded double. The win was the Indians' sixth in the last nine games. BALTIMORE CLEVELAND ab r h bl ACole cf 3 2 2 0 Browne 3b 4 2 2 2 Baerga 2b 4 2 2 0 Perezchica 3b 10 0 0 Belle If 4 2 2 5 CsMartlnez dh 4 0 2 1 Lopez lb 3 0 0 1 Skinner c 4 13 0 Fermin ss 4 0 2 0 Kirbyrf 4 111 abrhbl Mercedes If 4 0 0 0 Devereaux cf 4 0 10 CRipken ss 4 12 1 JBell ss 0 0 0 0 Milllgan dh 4 0 10 Evans rf 4 0 10 Segui lb 4 0 10 Hulett 3b 3 0 0 0 Orsulak ph 10 10 Melvln c 3 0 0 0 BAnderson ph 10 0 0 BRipken2b 30 10 Totals 35 1 8 1 Baltimore Cleveland s 35101610 000 100 000- 1 400 100 41X-10 DP-Baltimore 3. LOB-Baltlmore 7, Cleveland 5. 2B-ACole (13), Belle (29), Skinner (14). HR-CRipken (31), Belle (27). SB-ACole (24). CS-CsMartinez (2). SF-Lopez. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Rhodes L.0-3 3 a Ballard 2 Vi Williamson 1 Telford I Cleveland Swindell W,9-14 8 Olln 1 Ballard pitched to 2 batters In the 7th. WP-Tellord. Umpires-Home, McKeen; First, Joyce; Second, Kaiser; Third, Hirschbeck. T 2:25. A-6,957. Angels 4, White Sox 3, at Chicago A throwing error by pitcher Melido Perez allowed Dave Winfield to score from first base in the eighth inning. The White Sox took an early edge on Bo Jackson's two-run homer in the third inning. CALIFORNIA CHICAGO abrhbl abrhbl Polonia If 4 12 0 Raines If 4 0 0 0 Schofieldss 4 0 0 0 Ventura 3b 4 0 0 0 Stevens lb 4 0 0 0 Thomas lb 3 110 Winfleld dh 2 2 11 BJacksondh 2 112 Gaettl 3b 4 0 0 0 McCraydh 0 0 0 0 Soo 2b 4 13 0 Grebeck 2b 0 0 0 0 Gallagher rf 4 0 12 Newson ph 10 0 0 Orion c 3 0 0 0 Fletcher 2b 0 0 0 0 Abner cf 4 0 2 0 Huff cf 2 0 0 0 LJohnson ph 10 0 0 Sosa rf 3 10 0 Pasqua ph 10 0 0 Karkovlcec 2 0 2 0 Merullo ph 10 0 0 Guillen ss 3 0 1 1 Totals 33 4 9 1 Totals 27 3 S California 020 Ml 010-4 Chicago 012 000 000-1 E-MPerez (3). DP California 2. LOB-Cal-Ifornla 8, Chicago 5. )B -Gallagher (14), Abner (6). HR-BJackson (3). SB-McCray (1). CS- Sox j 1 SUNDAY'S GAMES New York (P.Perez 1-4) at Boston (Morton 6-3), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Mussina 4-4) at Cleveland (Hillegas 3-4), 1:35 p.m. Texas (Fajardo 0-0) at Minnesota (Morris 16-12), 2:05 p.m. California (McCaskill 10-18) at Chicago (Hibbard 10-10), 2:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Bosio 12-10) at Detroit (Terrell 12-11), 2:35 p.m. Kansas City (Saberhagen 11-8) at Seattle (Holman 13-13), 4:35 p.m. Toronto (Ju.Guzman 7-2) at Oakland (Darling 3-4), 8:05 p.m. SUNDAY'S GAMES Boston at Baltimore, 7:35 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:35 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland. 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at California, 10:35 p.m. Only games scheduled - - '-'I-.- T" T") (Through Saturday's game) HITTING Player Q AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI E SB AVG Hammond 20 34 4 12 3 0 0 1 2 0 .353 Jones 41 61 12 21 0 1 2 6 0 2 .344 Morris 125 443 70 142 32 1 14 56 8 9 .321 Sanders 3 13 24 000 001 .308 Larkm 110 413 78 124 23 4 19 65 14 22 .300 Sabo 141 536 84 159 32 3 24 77 8 14 .297 Benavides 21 53 11 15 1 0 0 3 2 0 .283 Doran 101 332 46 92 11 2 5 31 7 5 .277 Reed 85 257 18 68 14 0 3 29 5 0 .265 Braggs 85 250 36 65 10 0 11 39 5 12 .260 O'Neill 140 490 68 127 35 0 27 87 2 11 .259 Hatcher 127 410 86 106 23 2 4 37 4 11 .259 Duncan 95 313 42 81 7 4 12 40 9 5 .259 Davis 84 275 37 66 10 0 11 33 3 14 .240 Quinones 85 189 13 45 4 3 3 19 7 1 .238 Martinez 47 124 11 29 4 0 6 14 2 0 .234 Winmngham 98 169 17 38 6 1 1 4 5 4 .225 Rijo 28 58 7 13 0 0 0 5 3 0 .224 Oliver 85 239 18 51 11 0 8 32 9 0 .213 Benzmger 51 123 7 23 3 2 1 11 2 2 .187 Myers 55 27 35 100 220 .185 Browning 33 64 2 11 300 440 .172 Scott 7 12 0 2 000 000 .167 Scudder 25 28 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .107 'Sutko 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 .100 Gross 24 21 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .095 RJefferson 8 15 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .067 Armstrong 24 37 2 2 000 120 .054 Charlton 37 23 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .043 'Brown 11 0 0 0 000 010 .000 tCarman 28 5 00 000 100 .000 Power 61 300000100 .000 Minutelli 11 1 00 000 000 .000 Dibble 63 2 00 000 010 .000 Hill 16 1 00 000 000 .000 'Lee 3600000000 .000 Foster 5000000000 .000 Santord 5 8 00 000 000 .000 SJefferson 8 13 2 0 000 002 .000 Layana 23 1 0 0 000 01.0 .000 Totals 5059 682 1309 234 23 153 602 114 115 .258 PITCHING Player OWL IP ER H R BB SO SV ERA Brown 11 0 0 12.0 3 15 4 6 4 0 2.25 Rijo 27 14 5 183.33 49 144 61 46 149 0 2.41 Dibble 63 3 4 78 67 25 61 28 24 117 30 2.86 Charlton 35 3 5 102.33 35 88 37 32 68 1 3.09 Myers 55 6 13 12633 48 112 51 76 101 6 343 Hill 16 0 1 25 67 10 25 10 8 14 0 3.51 Power 61 4 2 79.33 31 80 33 28 47 3 3.53 Scudder 25 6 7 95 67 39 82 42 50 47 1 3 67 Sanford 5 1 2 280 12 19 14 15 31 0 3 86 Foster 500 70 3 75 3 50 3.86 Gross 24 6 4 77.0 34 84 41 38 32 0 3.97 Hammond 20 7 7 99.67 45 92 51 48 50 0 4.06 Browning 33 14 11 21067 100 219 114 49 100 0 4.29 tCarman 28 0 2 36.0 21 40 23 19 15 1 5 25 Armstrong 24 7 12 125.67 75 137 80 46 82 0 5 40 Minutelli 10 0 1 18 67 14 23 14 13 15 0 6.75 Layana 22 0 2 20.67 16 23 18 11 14 0 6.97 Totals 71 78 1324.00 560 1251 626 512 891 42 3.80 'Sent to Nashville. Disabled list. Traded. tReleased paces THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON Rookie Phil Plantier hit two home runs and Jack Clark and Bob Zupcic also connected Saturday as the Boston Red Sox charged to within one-half game of AL East-leading Toronto, routing the New York Yankees, 12-1. The Blue Jays led Boston by 1 II2 games on Aug. 7. Boston scored in every inning except the first and rapped 14 hits. The Red Sox won their fourth in a row and for the 14th time in 17 games. They are 31-10 since the All-Star break. Joe Hesketh (11-4) reached a career high in victories. Hesketh, released by both Montreal and Atlanta in 1990, is 9-3 in 14 starts since being moved from the bullpen on July 14. NEW YORK BOSTON abrhbl 3 111 Reed 2b 4 0 10 Lyons cf 4 0 0 0 Quintana rf 3 0 0 0 JCIark dh 3 0 0 0 Planner If 3 0 10 MVaughn lb 3 0 10 Zupcic rf 3 0 0 0 Cooper 3b 3 0 0 0 Pena c Marzano c Rivera ss Brumley ss abrhbl 4 2 12 5 2 10 4 0 2 2 5 12 2 4 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 2 111 Sax 2b Williams cf Mattingly lb RKelly If Meulens rf Ramos c Leyriti dh Velarde 3b Espinoza ss 5 120 1200 10 10 3 12 1 2 0 0 0 39121410 Totals New York Boston 29 1 4 1 Totals 001 000 000- 1 012 411 12X-12 19), Williams (5). DP-Boston 2. E-Sax LOB-New York 4, Boston 11. 2B-Leyrltz (2), Lyons (8), JCIark 1 13), Cooper 2 (3), Rivera (21). HR-Sax (9), JCIark (25), Plantier 2 (7), Zupcic (I). SB-Lyons 2 (9), Pena (8). IP H R ER BB SO New York Taylor L,7-11 Mills Chapin Eiland Boston 3Vs 7 7 7 2 1 V3 3 2 1 2 3 1 0 113 1 1 4 2 2 0 0 Hesketh W.ll-4 8 4 1 1 3 4 Petry ,1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP-by Taylor (Pena). WP-Mills, Chapin 2. Umpires-Home, Hendry; First, Voltaggio; Second, Cederstrom: Third, Phillips. T 3:19. A-34,520. Athletics 4, Blue Jays O, at Oakland, Calif. Willie Wilson's two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning broke up a scoreless duel between Mike Moore and Jimmy Key. Toronto had played four straight extra-inning games. Moore (15-8) beat Toronto for the fourth straight time this season. TORONTO OAKLAND abrhbl abrhbl White cf 4 0 0 0 RHendersonlf 3 10 0 RAIomar 2b 4 0 10 WWilson ct 4 112 carter rt 4 0 0 0 Canseco rf Gruber 3b 4 0 10 DHndrson dh 3 110 3 0 10 10 11 4 0 11 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 110 2 0 0 0 Olerud lb 3 0 10 Balnes dh CnMaldonado If 4 0 10 Steinbach c DParker dh MWilsondh Borders c Mulliniks ph MnLee ss Totals Toronto Oakland 2 0 0 0 Jacobv 3b 1 0 0 0 McGwire lb 2 0 0 0 Gallego 2b 1 0 0 0 Bordlck ss 30 10 32 0 S 0 Totals 29 4 6 4 000 000 000-0 000 000 04X-4 E-Bordlck (10). LOB-Toronto 8, Oakland 5. 2B-WWIIson (13). S-Borders, Bordick. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto KeyL,l5-l! IVi 4 4 4 3 7 DWard 0 2 0 0 0 0 Acker V) 0 0 0 0 0 Oakland MMooreW,15-8 8 4 0 0 2 5 Eckersley I 1 0 0 0 1 DWard pitched to 2 batters In the 8th. Umpires-Home, Kosc; First, Ford; Second, Barnett; Third, Clark. T 2:3. A-36,601. Twins 8, Rangers 4, at Minneapolis Kevin Tapani won for the 14th time in 16 decisions. Brian Harper doubled twice and drove in two runs and Kent Hrbek hit a two-run homer as the Twins cut their magic number for clinching the division to seven. TEXAS Daugherty lb Franco 2b Palmeiro dh Sierra rf Relmer If JuGonzale: cf Palmer 3b IRodriguez c Petralll c Huson ss Maurer ph JHernandez ss Totals Texas MINNESOTA abrhbl 4 111 Gladden If 4 12 0 Knoblauch 2b 4 2 2 1 Puckett cf 4 0 11 JBrownct 4 0 10 Hrbek lb 4 0 0 0 CDavlsdh 3 0 10 Harper c 2 0 0 0 Mack rf 10 0 0 Pagllarulo 3b 2 0 0 0 Leius3b 10 0 0 Gagne ss 0 0 0 0 33 4 8 1 Totals abrhbl 5 0 2 0 3 110 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 112 4 111 3 2 2 2 4 110 3 0 11 10 12 4 0 0 0 35 812 1 000 201 010-4 200 220 20X-6 Minnesota E-Huson (14). DP-Mlnnesota 2. LOB-Texas 2, Minnesola 8. 2B-Palmelro (46), Herper 2 127), Lelus (7). HR-Daugherty (1), Palmeiro ,25), Hrbek ( IB), SB-Franco (30), Gladden ( 14), COavIs (5). I The Associated PressSusan Ragand they will respect that and let me stay. I'm anxious to learn the position, and thus far, everything has been going well. "I went out there with an open mind, and I'd rather not go back to the infield. Playing right field could also be a big help to me offensively down the road." Rookie Pete Schourek (4-4) gave up two runs and three hits in six innings for the victory. Tim Burke pitched two innings and John Franco finished for his 27th save. Loser Bob Tewksbury (10-12), 1-5 lifetime against New York, gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. Kevin McReynolds and Mackey Sasser had RBI doubles and Todd Hundley a sacrifice fly in a three-run sixth inning as the Mets took a 4-2 lead. Johnson tied a career high with his 36th homer in the seventh. ST. LOUIS Lank ford cf OSmith ss Zeile 3b Guerrero lb Joserl Hudler If Pagnozzi c Oquendo 2b Tewksbury p Agosto p Alicea ph NEW YORK abrhbl 5 0 2 1 KMIIIer 2b 5 12 0 Gardner ss 5 110 Elster ss abrhbl 5 110 3 0 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Johnson rf 3 2 2 2 4 0 11 McReynolds If 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 Sasser lb 4 111 2 10 0 Jefferles 3b 3 0 10 4 0 0 0 Bostoncf 2 0 10 1 0 0 0 Hundley c 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Schourek p 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 Templeton ph 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 Burke p 0 0 0 0 Fraser p MThompson ph 1 0 0 0 Donnels ph 10 0 0 Franco p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 6 I Totals 31 5 8 S St. Louis 200 000 001-3 New York 100 003 Klx-S E-Zelle (22), Guerrero 115), Pagnoi:l (7), McReynolds (2). LOB-St. Louis 9, New York 8. 28-Lankford (19), McReynolds (32), Sasser (14). HR-Johnson (36). SB-Lankford (38), OSmlth (33), Guerrero (3), Jose ( 17), Johnson (26), Jefferles (22). SF-Johnson, Hundley. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Tewksbury L,10-12 5V4 6 4 4 3 1 Agosto Vi 0 0 0 0 0 Fraser 2 2 1112 New York Schourek W.4-4 6 3 2 2 4 1 Burke 2 1 0 0 0 4 Franco S,27 I 2 11)1 HBP-by Schourek (Pagnozzi). Umpires-Home, winters; First, West; Second, Gregg; Third, Runge. T-3:00. A-20,887. hard. Rockies officials could not be reached by The Associated Press for comment Saturday. The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News reported McHale, a Denver lawyer who worked on getting the franchise for the city, will join the Rockies. He is a son of John McHale, who was a top official of the Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves. s , TV V -; HffigEH Murphy rf CHayes3b Fletcher c BCaslillocf De Jesus p Lindeman ph Searcy p Soever p Totals 3 0 0 0 Bonilla rf 3 0 0 0 Espy rf 3 0 2 0 Bonds If 3 0 10 Buechele 3b 2 0 0 0 LaValliere c 1 0 0 0 Lind 2b 0 0 0 0 ZSmithp 0 0 0 0 31 0 6 0 Totals 4 111 0 0 0 0 3 111 4 0 0 0 3 12 1 4 0 11 4 0 10 33 7 11 S Philadelphia 000 000 000-0 Pittsburgh 003 000 04X-7 E-Ready (3), BCastlllo (1), Buechele (6). DP Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 3. LOB-Philadel-phia 4, Pittsburgh 6. 2B-Ready (8), BCastillo (2). 3B-JBell (7), Bonds (5). SB-Merced (7), JBell (10). CS-Merced (4). IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia DeJesus L.IO-7 7 6 3 3 3 3 Searcy Vi 2 3 3 I 1 Boever Vs 3 1 0 0 1 Pittsburgh ZSmith W.I6-I0 9 6 0 0 0 2 WP-DeJesus. Umpires-Home, Davis; First, Davidson; Second, Layne; Third, McSherry. T 2:09. A 27,162. Mets 5, Cardinals 3, at New York Howard Johnson hit his National League-leading 36th home run and tied a club record for RBIs in a season as the New York Mets. Johnson drove in two runs to raise his league-leading RBI total to 108, tying Darryl Strawberry's club record set last year. "There are 13 games left, and I would like to get four more stolen bases so I can become 30-30 for the third time in my career," Johnson said. "If I stay in the same kind of a groove and approach to the game as I have for the last four to five weeks, I could hit as many as 40 home runs. I'd like to drive in 115 and score 110. That would be a strong finish." Johnson has found the transition from third base to right field an easy one to make and would like to be there next season. "It's pretty much my call," he said. "I am comfortable out there, and I hoDe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a tie for the NL East championship Saturday night, beating Philadelphia 7-0 on Zane Smith's six-hitter. The Pirates, with Baseball's best record at 90-59, can win their second straight title Sunday with either another victory over the Phillies or a loss by second-place St. Louis in New York. The Cardinals lost 5-3 to the Mets earlier in the day. Pittsburgh is trying to become the first NL East champion to repeat since the 1977-78 Phillies. The Pirates' 13'2-game lead is larger than those of the other division leaders combined. Smith (16-10) set a career high for victories. He won his fourth straight start and, helped by three double plays, has allowed only five earned runs in his last 35 innings. The Pirates scored three times in the third off Jose Dejesus (10-8). Orlando Merced opened the inning with a single, stole and moved to third on Jay Bell's single. A wild pitch enabled one run to score, Bobby Bonilla singled Home another and Barry Bonds tripled for his 105th RBI. In a four-run eighth, Bell tripled off reliever Steve Searcy and scored on Van Andy Slyke's single. Mike LaValliere and Jose Lind hit RBI singles and another run scored on center fielder Braulio Castillo's error. PHILADELPHIA PITTSBURGH abrhbl abrhbl Ready 2b 4 0 10 Merced lb 4 110 Thonss 4 0 10 McClendon lb 0 0 0 0 Chamberlain If 4 0 0 0 JBell ss 4 2 2 0 Holllnslb 4 0 10 VanSlykecl 3 1 J 1 Reports: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER Bob Geb-hard, a vice president of the Minnesota Twins, will be named the general manager of the Colorado Rockies, and John McHale, son of a former baseball executive, will run the business side of the National League expansion franchise, according to published reports Saturday. Two Minnesota newspapers reported that Gebhard, the Twins vice president for Rockies name two DaSmith, Chicago, 17; Berenguer, Atlanta, 17. American League leaders (Through Friday's games) RUNS-Molltor, Milwaukee, 116; Canseco, Oakland, 107; Palmeiro, Texas, 105; Sierra, Texas, 104; While, Toronto, 104; Franco, Texas, 99; Raines, Chicago, 96. RBI-Fielder, Detroit, 126; Canseco, Oakland, 113; Sierra, Texas, 106; Carter, Toronto, 104; Thomas, Chicago, 103; CRIpken, Baltimore, 100; JuGonialei, Texas, 97. HITS-Molitor, Milwaukee, 192; CRIpken, Baltimore, 191; Palmeiro, Texas, 188; Sierra, Texas, 185; Puckett, Minnesota, 183; Franco, Texas, 183; RAIomar, Toronto, 175. DOUBLES-Palmelro, Texas, 45; Sierra, Texas, 42; CRipken, Baltimore, 42; Griffey Jr, Seattle, 41, Carter, Toronto, 41; Reed, Boston, 40; Boggs, Boston, 39. TRIPLES RAIomar, Toronto, 11; LJohnson, Chicago, 1 1, MoJitor, Milwaukee, ll;McRae,Ken-sas City, 9; White, Toronto, 9; Gladden, Minnesota, 9; Devereaux. Baltimore, 8; Mack, Minnesota, 8; Polonia, California, 8. HOME RUNS-Canseco, Oakland, 42; Fielder, Detroit, 42; Carter, Toronto, 33; CRIpken, Baltimore, 31; Thomas, Chicago, 30; TartabuH, Kansas City, 29; CDavIs, Minnesota, 28. STOLEN BASES-RHenderson, Oakland, 51; Raines, Chicago, 49; RAIomar, Toronto, 48, Polonia, California, 46; Cuyler, Detroit, 37; White, Toronto, 33; Franco, Texas, 29. PITCHING (14 Declsionsl-Erlckson, Minnesota, 18-7, .720, 3.34; Hesketh, Boston, 10-4, 714, 3.33; Langston, California, 17-7, 708, 2.94; JoGuz-man, Texas, 12-5, .706, 2.86; Clemens, Boston, 17-8, .680, 2.43; Gulllckson, Detroit, 18-9, .667, 4.08; JAb-bott, California, 17-9, .654, 2 82; McDowell, CNca- r, 17-9, .654, 3.20, Finley, California, 17-9, .654, 75. STRIKEOUTS-Clemens, Boston, 217; RJohnson, Seattle, 208, McDowell, Chicago, 185; Ryan, Texas, 179; Langston, California, 165; Can-dlottl, Toronto, 162; Swindell, Cleveland, 161. SAVES-Harvey, California, 40; Agullera, Minnesota, 40, Eckersley, Oakland, 40, Rearoon, Boston, 40; Henke, Toronto, 32; Montgomery-Kansas City, 30; Thlgpen, Chicago, 30. A (Through Friday's gamii) RUNS Butler, Lot Angeles, I0S; Johnson, New York, 103, Bonilla. Pittsburgh. 95: Sandberg, Chicago, 95,' Gant, Atlanta, 91; JBell, Pittsburgh, M; Pendleton, Atlanta, 17; OSmlth, St. Louis, 17. RBI-Johnson, New York, 108; WCIerk, San Francisco, 105; Bonds, Pittsburgh, 104; McGritf, San Diego, 100; Dawson, Chicago, 99, Gant, Atlanta, 97; Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 92; Strawberry, Los Angeles, 92; Murray, Los Angeles, 92. HITS-Butler, Los Angeles, 170; TGwynn, San Diego, 164; Pendleton, Atlanta, 166; Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 165; Jose, St. Louis, 161; Sandberg, Chicago, 151, Grace, Chicago, 157; Sabo, Cincinnati, 157. DOUBLES-Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 42; Jose, St. Louis, 40, O'Neill, Cincinnati, 35; Morris, Cincinnati, 32; Sabo, Cincinnati, 32j Gant, Atlanta, 32; McReynolds, New York, 32. TRIPLIS-Lanktord, St. Louis, 14; TGwynn, San Diego, II; Finley, Houston, 10; LGonzalez, Houston, 8; Grlssom, Montreal, 8; Candaele, Houston, 7; Van Slyko, Pittsburgh, 7; Owen, Montreal, 7. HOMI RUNS Johnson, New York, 36; Gant, Atlanta, 30; MeWllllams, San Francisco, 30; McGrlfl, San Diego, 29; Dawson, Chicago, 28; O'Neill, Cincinnati, 27; KvMltchelt, San Francisco, 27. STOLIN BASES Ninon, Atlanta, 72; Grlssom, Montreal, 69; DeShlelds, Montreal, S3; Bonds, Pittsburgh, 41; Lank ford, St. Louis, 18, Butler, Los Angeles, 38; Coleman, New York, 37, PITCHING (M Oclslons)-Rlo, Cincinnati, 14-!, 737, 2.41; Carpenter, St. Louis, 10-4, .7 14, 4.23; Downs, San Francisco, 10-4, .714, 4.35; Smiley, Pittsburgh, 18-8, .692, 3.29; MlWIWams, Philadel-phle, 1 1-5, .687, 2.16; Avery, Atlanta, 17-8, .680, 3.32; Glavine, Atlanta, 19-10, .655, 2.52. STRIKCOUTS-Cont, New York, 209; GMaddux, Chicago, 177; Glavine, Atlanta, 175; Harnlsch, Houston, 158; Benes, San Diego, 151; Gooden, New York, 150; Greene, Philadelphia, 149; RIo, Cincinnati, 149. SAVES-LeSmlth, St Louis, 41; Dibble, Cin cinnati, 29; MiWIWemt, Philadelphia, 28; Franco, New York, 27; Rlghettl, San Francisco, 24; Lei-terts, Sanfilego, 21; BLandrum, Bftlsburgh, 17; i 1 player personnel, has been chosen for the general manager's job. Gebhard has been Twins' General Manager Andy Mac-Phail's right-hand man since 1986. He will join the Rockies after the season, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported. However, two Denver newspapers reported Mike Port, former general manager of the California Angels, ujas in the running with Geb Winfleld. IP H California KAbbottW,l-2 7 5 Elchhorn Vi 0 Harvey S.41 IVj 0 Chicago Hough 61 5 Patterson 0 0 Drahman L,2-2 V 1 MPcrei V 1 RHernandez Vi 1 Radinsky v 1 H R ER BB SO 3 3 0 0 0 0 Patterson pitched to 1 batter In the 7th HBP-by KAbbott (Hull). Balk-KAbbott. Umpires-Home, Johnaon; First, Tschlde; Second. Coble; Third, Shulo. T 3:10. A 41,639. ' .

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