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D-4Sports, Business Tin: Cinc innati lnquiiu k Tuesday, October 15, 199 1 Commodities The story of Twins9 success story BY CLAIRE SMITH Their success was infectious. The Twins hit May Jul Aug Sep Oct 140 1 20 80 50 .50 -60 173 20 175 00 173 00 174 80 173 JO 175 00 172.70 174 10 173 50 I75O0 173 50 173 80 173 50 175.00 173.50 173 50 186 00 187 50 186 00 186 00 187 50 187 80 187 00 187 40 Dec Fri.'s sales 24,766. Fri.'s open int 65,844, oft 319. Monday: Chg. CHICAGO (API Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday: Open High Low Settle Chg. WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel Dec 3 3 4VJ. 3.42 3.43 03' j Mar 3.49 3.5 1 3.44'i .it'i -.02 May 3.43 3.43'i 3.3U' 3.35 -.024 Jul 377Vi 3.ki 3 24' 3.25'A 00"i Sep 3.33 3 33 3.31 331 00' 4 Dec 3.44 3 44 3 41 U1t 01 Fri.'s sales 12,202. Fri.'s open kit 59,962, up 336. CORN 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel Dec 2.47 2.m 2.47V4 2.4DV -.00 Mar 2.5714 2.SM 2.561 2.57VJ -.02 May lUVi 2.65V4 2.63 2.63i -.02 Jul 2.67 2.69 2.67 2.68V4 .OOV4 Sep 2.59 2 60,i 2.59 2.60 01 Dec 2.5514 2.57V. 2.KV, 2.56 .00Vj Mar 2.64 2.64 2.64 2.64 .01 Fri.'s sales 55,711. Fri.'s open int 234,519, up 104. CHICAGO (API Futures trading the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Open High Low Settle . CATTLE 40,000 lbs.; cents per lb. -.20 .08 .07 .02 .02 73.17 76.65 75.65 75 87 72.72 70.62 71.10 73.17 73 25 1 in 76.70 76.85 7652 75 57 75.75 7545 75.80 76.00 75.65 72.60 72 80 72 55 70.60 70 82 7060 71,10 72.00 71.10 Est. sales 8,510. Fri.'s sales 10,841. Fri.'s open int 73,688, oft 567. FEEDER CATTLE 44.000 lbs.: cents per lb OATS 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel 1.21 130"! 1.28 l.30'4 02 137 1 .39' 1.37 1.39 02 UVfl 1.42'i 1.42v 1.44 .0U4 l.46!1 l.4i4 1.45"l l.47'4 .01 l.49Vi .01 Oct Nov Jan Mar Apr May Aug 8600 86.57 8567 83.90 8355 8230 82.00 81.70 Dec Mar May Jul Sep Dec -.25 -.43 -.58 -.50 -.42 -.27 -.35 -.40 86 20 86 20 8590 86 80 86 90 86 40 86 10 86 05 85 52 84 40 84.40 8380 83.80 83.80 8345 82.80 82.80 82.30 82.35 82.35 82.00 82.10 82.10 82.00 American League East teams have lost all but three games since the start of the 1987 American League series between Minnesota and Detroit. If it's any consolation at all to Blue Jays fans, Toronto was involved in two of the three victories. ROGER CLEMENS MEMORIAL EJECTION FACTOR: For a second straight year, an umpire unfortunately wound up a major player. Home-plate umpire Mike Reilly tossed Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston a league championship first after Gaston used what is considered the most damaging "magic" phrase of all. When it gets that personal, more often than not the speaker is dismissed. HIT-THE-ROAD-JACK FACTOR, I: The Twins, with their sweep at the Skydome, have won five straight American League playoff road contests a league record. The team won Games 4 and 5 of the 1987 series in Detroit. THE-HIT-THE-ROAD-JACK, FACTOR, II: Dating back to the 1989 playoff loss to the Oakland A's, the Blue Jays have now lost five consecutive home games in post-season play, a league record. And, finally? THERE'S-NO-PLACE-LIKE-DOME FACTOR: All four of the Twins' victories came in a dome. Maybe, the domeless National League champion, whether it be Pittsburgh or Atlanta, may have a factor working in their favor, enough so to stop Minnesota's magical tour through the 1991 post-season. The New York Times TORONTO The Minnesota Twins have four days between now and the start of the World Series on Saturday to savor their American League pennant. There were many factors leading to Minnesota's fourth and final victory Sunday, an 8-5 contest that started the Twins toward their second World Series in five years. Among those not necessarily glaring out from the box scores: PLAYPEN FACTOR: Lasting images from the 1987 championship season include snapshots of Twins lounging around the old clubhouse, cavorting in the field or running antenna-guided remote model cars around the Metrodome floor just four, five, six hours before games. The fun-and-games atmosphere still exists as this is one team that, unlike many others in the major leagues, seems truly in love with its environment, its ballpark and its manager, Tom Kelly. "There's just something special about the Twins," Kirby Puckett said. "Nobody thinks they're any better than anybody else. We're all the same." AWAKE-A-SLEEPING-BEAR FACTOR: In the first two games of the series in Minnesota, Puckett, Hrbek and Chili Davis hit a combined .150 and drove in three runs. In the final three games, they hit .350 and drove in nine runs. 1.53'! .01'. .228 as a team with 10 runs scored in the first three games. They hit .338 with 17 runs scored in the final two games. LAST-SHALL-BE-FIRST FACTOR: The Twins may have considered dismissing Kelly way back in the spring, after a 2-9 start. But they didn't, another example of patience shown by a team that gutted out an 88-loss season in 1990 because management knew it had kids and those kids were learning. "We had a young pitching staff last year; we tried to develop them and we suffered," Kelly said. "This year they came of age." HOT-HAND FACTOR: Not only did the youngsters, like pitchers Scott Erickson and Kevin Tapani, thrive, so did a host of free agents during the season and in the playoffs. Former Tiger Jack Morris won 18 games during the season and two playoff games. Mike Pagliarulo, beefing up t.he average, batted .279 this season. Then, during the playoffs, he rediscovered an old friend: his home run swing, using only his seventh home run of 1991 to deliver a lOth-inning victory in Game 3. BEST-OF-THE-WEST FACTOR: The American League West has now captured pennants five consecutive years, matching the longest reign ever by one division in post-season play. Five straight victories also went to the American League East, from 1975-79 and the National League West, from 1974-78. LEAST-OF-THE-EAST FACTOR: The Fri.'s sales 1,050. Fri.'s open Int 10,911, off 23. Sep Est. sales 740. Fri.'s sales 1,814. Fri.'s open int 10,727, off 204. HOGS 40.000 lbs.: cents per lb. SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel Nov SM'l 5.491j 5.444 5.4 .02Vj Jan 5.55 5.60 5.55V4 5.59 .03 Mar 5.67V, S.lVl 5.66 5.70 .03V4 May 5.76M1 5.llVi 5.75 5.MV4 .03 Jul 5.84 5 89 5 83 5 88 04 -.50 '-.17 -.10 -.10 -.15 -.25 44 90 45.20 4465 43.90 43.97 4360 43.30 43.30 4305 41.55 41.72 41.40 46 75 46.77 4640 46.65 46.65 46.60 44.70 43 65 43.15 41.45 46.45 46 55 4500 Oct Dec Feb Apr Jun Jul Aug Aug 5.84'i 5.90' 5.84 5.89' .05'i Sep 5.79 5 84 5.79 5.81' O6V4 Nov 5.79'i 5.86 5.79' 5.86 .06' 41.40 .10 Fri.'s sales 48,242. Fri.'s open int 113,525, up 832. 41.30 41.30 41.30 Oct Est. sales 1,718. Fri.'s sales 4,212. Fri.'s open int 17,482, off 409. SOYBEAN OIL 60,000 lbs; dollars per 100 lbs. 19.23 19.34 19.15 19.32 19.47 19.62 19.41 19.56 19.68 19.78 I960 1975 1999 20.12 19.94 2009 Foreign exch. Oct Dec Jan Mar May Jul Aug Sep Oct .09 .12 .09 .13 .14 .13 .14 22 .25 .22 2031 20 42 2027 20.35 20.65 20.70 20.55 20 65 2070 20 70 20 70 20.77 2090 20.90 2090 2097 20.95 20 95 20.95 20.90 21.10 21.25 21 00 21.22 Dec Fri.'s sales 24,211. Fri.'s open int 59,582, off 404. Dollar in .... .fgn.. currency ..Mon...Fri. . .5811 .5809 1.1289 1.1293 5.7600 5.7750 1.6890 1.6900 1263.50 1266 40 129.62 129.62 3058.5 1 3058.51 1.4822 1.4822 Fgn. currency in dollars Mon... Frl... 1.7210 1.7215 .8858 .8855 .1736 .1732 .5921 .5917 .000791 .000790 .007715.007715 ,000327 .000327 .6747 .6747 Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan Z'MexIco Switzerlnd i-floating rate SOYBEAN MEAL 100 tons; dollars per ton Oct 179.50 180.50 178.30 180.30 .90 Dec 177.50 178.50 176.30 178.10 90 Jan 176.50 177.70 175.60 177.30 1.20 Mar 175.00 176.30 174.50 176.20 1.50 Braves are baffled by Bugs' Smith Left-hander bends, doesn't break Siubr Park Soqncru Vm3 Corbin Suitings Gordon and Gitman Custom Shirtings Robert Talbott Neckwear 272? Erie Aw., Hyde Park Square. 871-4416 Get the MOST out of your Home Equity with the LEAST Amount of Interest! North Cincinnati Loan And Building Company has very low 2"'1 Mortgage (Home Equity) Kates. Use Your Equity To Help You With A Major Purchase: . A NFW AUTOMOBILE - COLLEGE TUITION - HOME REMODELINGLANDSCAPING ...AND REMEMBER YOUR M0RTCACE INTEREST IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 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And now Monday, he gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and was upstaged by a wild fourth inning that saw the Braves' biggest scoring threat self-destruct. "This is what I get paid to do," Smith said. "I just try to throw strikes and make the other team hit the ball." The Braves had hit it pretty well before. In seven previous career appearances against his ex-teammates, he was 0-3 with a 5.02 ERA. "I've got better control of my pitches now," Smith offered. He was hardly unhittable Monday, surrendering seven hits. But he walked only one, struck out five and never gave up the big hit. "He's a tough guy to manage," said Pittsburgh's Jim Leyland. "He bends a lot but doesn't break. You don't know when those ground balls will find the holes. I'm not that smart. He's one of those guys where it's, 'Should I (take him out)? Shouldn't I?' and then he gets the double play and is out of the inning." Although The Pirates were guilty of two errors, they consistently came up with the big defensive play when needed the past two days. "For a shutout, we actually hit Zane pretty good today," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. "Their defense has been exceptional the last two nights. I'd say defense is a huge part of their attack." 'v. ' . , . This Sat & Sun., Oct 19 & 20 Cincinnati Marriott Hotel 11320 Chester Road Sharon Road Exit, ( 1 5), Off I-75 The Associated PressRusty Kennedy In two playoff games against the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh's Zane Smith had allowed one run in 14 innings. Booth after booth of successful and affordable business investments that could turn your world around. Full-time and part-time business opportunities. Stop in any time between 11 AM - 5 PM To Exhibit Call 215-268-8690 T TIT 1lT- PLENTY OF FREE PARKING l 3 Luuuivuu iiuiiu Uilj; v A World of Difference in franchise and Business Opportunity Expos so I cut the corner tight. That's why I stumbled. It was ugly. But 1 know I touched it. "That's a 1-0 lead. Maybe it's momentum. Maybe they start playing tight." It was Pittsburgh's day. The Braves can't afford any more. How the runs scored How ttw runs scored In Monday's Game 5 of the NL Playoffs between the Pirates and the Braves: PIRATES FIFTH: Bonds popped out to shortstop Belliard. Buechele walked. Slaught singled to left, Buechele to second. Llnd singled to center, Buechele scored, Slaught to second. Z.Smith struck out. Redus grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Belliard to second baseman Lemke, Lind forced at second. 1 run, 2 hits. Pirates 1, Braves 0. 111325 REED HARTMAN HIGHWAY CINCINNATI.OH 45241 ess Pirates CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-l stranding Terry Pendelton at third in the eighth and two more runners in the ninth. Smith has given up one run in 14 innings in this series. Defense. For two days, the Pirates have made all the key plays. Jose Lind's RBI single in the fifth wasn't much, but it was enough to win. Lind has three RBI as the No. 8 hitter. That's tops for the Pirates. A combination of foul luck and foul execution for Atlanta. With one out, bases loaded and Glavine facing a 2-2 count in the second, Bobby Cox called for a suicide squeeze. Glavine missed the signal but caught baserunner Brian Hunter heading for home out of the corner of his eye. He got his bat down at the last instant but missed the low sinker for a third strike. Hunter was dead. Double play. "I was looking for the sign earlier in the count," Glavine said. "Maybe that's why I missed it then. But I don't know if it would have made any difference. It was a nasty pitch to bunt." The fourth inning was the weird one. Justice reached sec Avery, Drabek to face off Wednesday LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS ATLANTA Steve Avery, who pitched so brilliantly for Atlanta in Game 2, will face Doug Drabek, who pulled a hamstring running the bases in Game 1, when the series resumes Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. "I think the last game, I had as good of a fastball as I've ever had and I don't know if I'm going to have that again," said Avery, who struck out nine and allowed six hits in shutting outthe Pirates for Wi innings Thursday, enabling the Braves to win, 1-0. "I might have to go a little more with my breaking stuff, and that could be to my advantage if I have to pitch with a different style. It's going to be tougher coming back against the team you just pitched against." Asked how he would run the bases this time, Drabek, who was thrown out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple, said, "Very carefully. Not like I did the last time." Drabek, last year's National League Cy Young Award winner, said his leg feels "a lot better. I'll just have to wait and see about making any quick movements." ond base on an error. Hunter was called out for catcher's interference when he hesitated before running after hitting a tapper in front of the plate. Van Slyke caught Olson's liner just before it hit the ground, only because he had moved in two steps when Olson had two strikes. Then the clincher. Mark Lemke's single to left appeared to score Justice, who stumbled around third. But Pittsburgh shortstop Jay Bell yelled frantically for the ball, tagged third, and umpire Frank Pulli called Justice out. "I am absolutely positive he missed the bag," Bell said. Replays are inconclusive, but a wisp of dust came up as Justice rounded the bag, suggesting he might have caught it with his spikes. "Look at the replays, that's all you have to do," Justice said. "You'll see it. I skipped right across it. I touched it. If I hadn't touched it, I would have stopped right there. "My angle wasn't there. I was awkward because (third baseman Steve) Buechele was in my way. And I knew Bonds was going to come in on the ball fast, PITTSBURGH Redus lb JBellss Van Slyke cf BonlNa rf Bonds If Buechele 3b Slaught c Lind 2b ZSmith p Mason p ATLANTA ahrhbi 4 0 0 0 LoSmithlf 4 0 2 0 Pena p 4 0 10 Pendleton 3b 2 0 10 Gant cf 4 0 0 0 Justice rf 3 10 0 Hunter lb 3 0 10 Gregg ph 4 0 11 Olsonc 3 0 0 0 Lemke 2b 1 0 0 0 Belliard ss Blauser ss Glavine p KtMitcheHlf 32 14 1 Totals abrhbl 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 3 0 10 10 10 30 10 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1000 34 t 000 010 000-1 Pittsburgh Atlanta E-Redus (2), Lind (1), Blauser (1). DP-Pltts-burgh 2, Atlanta 1. LOB-Pittsburgh I, Atlanta I. 2B-JBe (21, Van Slyke (2), Bonilla (2). 3B-Pendle-lon (1). SB-LoSmith (1), Gant (4). CS-Hunter (I). S-Slaught. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh ZSmith W, 1-1 7Vs 7 0 0 1 5 MasonS, I IV) 1 0 0 0 1 Atlanta Glavine L0-2 I 6 113 7 Pena 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires-Home, Davidson; First, Froemming; Second, Harvey; Third, Puti; Lett, DeMuth, Right, Gregg. T 2:51. A-51,109. 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What about coach Sam Wyche's job status now? Bengals general manager Mike Brown continued Monday to treat Wyche's situation as a non-issue. "I'm giving you the same answer I gave last week, and you'll get this same answer all year long," Brown said. "I'm not going to be drawn into that discussion." JACK BRENNAN have as good a chance to win with these players than with the mix we have now." Brown doused the notion the Bengals might- make significant changes in blackboard strategy. "We talk about things, but it's frustrating to look for clear answers. Our play at times has been downright embarrassing, but there's no magic element that's going to make an overnight difference. "We've had a multitude of breakdowns, but the constant seems to be turnovers. We don't ever seem to play someone and give the ball away fewer times than they do." Asked what the 1991 season is still worth to Bengals fans, Brown concluded: "Our fans have to be keenly disappointed. They've supported us through some hard times before, and we need them to do it again. But it's not an easy thing to ask of them right now." Franklin Savings 11186 Reading Road563-6060 Downtown office 637 Vine721-0809 2000 Madison Road321-0235 Valley Shopping Center761-1101 Promenade Shopping Center851-0400 suib ueim hke451-5252 5119 Glenway471-7300 t fFDICl fcTS INSURED II linqh iImmnJ mm Sell it today with a classified ad in The Enquirer . . . Call 421-6300 1 A A

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