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The Indianapolis Star MONDAY, APRIL 17. 1989 Sports Section B ArtsLeisure 7, 8 r-j S ASSOCIATED PRESS A dejected Mario Andretti looks at his wrecked car after Al Unser Jr. stuffed him into the fence on Lap 84. Andretti was leading at the time. Long Beach a rough win for Al Jr. ". By RICK SHAFFER CART STANDINGS had a coming-together and Un" STAR staff writer ser emerged in the lead. Long Beach. Calif. - Some THROUGH APRIL 16 "We were going down into called it street fighting. Al Unser 3 J"rn 3 wh.en w.e S.nva' i ii,i ...u- '. fj .. 2. Rick Mears 32 Unser explained. I poked down Jr. called it the unexpected. 3. Michael Andretti 28 at the eJjt 0f Turn 2to have a Mario Andretti called it "stupid 4. Emerson Fittipaldi 24 fT fit, I""1 cf ' l j driving" 5. Danny Sullivan 19 look and then Tom slowed down Whatever it was. Unser took gobbyBal 12 quite abruptly. - ., . . ,. ,. . 7. Raul Boesel 8 . . ... the lead after it was over and 7. TeoFabi 8 That made Mario slow went on to win Sunday's Toyota 9. Arie Luyendyk , 6 down, and I slid right into him Grand Prix of Long Beach before 9- Pancho Carter 6 (Andretti). I was locked up. a crowd of 85,000 and a national . "I don't want to put the television audience. After leading the first 35 laps blame on Tom. Drivers should be Unser's win, his ninth career of the race and 72 of the first 74, able to read what's going to hap- victory in Indy-car racing, vault- ' Unser made his second pit stop pen on the track. I blame myself ed him into the lead for the and rejoined the race in third for happened. I apologize for CARTPPG World Series stand- behind Michael Andretti and what happened." ; ( ings. Unser, who finished second Mario. " Andretti, naturally, was upset at Phoenix last week, now has Michael dashed into the pits at having a possible victory tak- 38 points to Phoenix winner on Lap 78, and Mario and Unser en away. . ' Rick Mears' 32. v"""1"; went by for th "first twcrlSpots. "We "both drive hard, but But it was how Unser 0n if Andretti field a three-second there is absolutely no excuse for the second stop on the Indy-car J; margin in 'the KmartHa vollne this,", said the elder Andretti, tour that dampened the day for LolaChevy, but by Lap 83, who ended up 18th. "He made a the 26-year-old Albuquerque. Uns.er's Valvoline LolaChevy mistake. To try to get the lead, N.M., resident and Andretti was right on his heels. Coming he knocked me out of the way." as well. up to lap Tom Sneva, the pair, ; The incident also left Unser minus his left front wing and bent his steering, but it didn't cost him the lead for the remaining 12 laps. He crossed the finish line 12.377 seconds ahead of Michael Andretti, who drove the same type of car as his father. Unser averaged 85.503 miles per hour and collected the winner's prize of $117,660. Unser. the defending race champion who also won the pole, took the lead at the drop of the green flag and built a margin of 17 seconds over the Andrettis by Lap 28. He surrendered the lead by pitting on Lap 36 when the Andrettis stayed out but regained first: place when the Andrettis pited on consecutive laps. (: Unser, who had taken on tires,! then led the next 37 laps. Fuel consumption became a factor and "Little Al" allowed Mario to cut an 1 1 -second lead to three seconds. "All we were doing was saving fuel," Unser said. "It was very crucial today. I did what I could, including letting Mario catch up to me." ' When the leaders pitted a second time, Mario's Newman-Haas crew had a quicker stop, which gave the 1969. Indy 500 winner the lead. Fuel consumption also played a role for the race's runner-up. Although Unser's car was damaged, Michael Andretti was unable to mount a charge in the end. "I wanted to race him real bad, but they (the crew) wouldn't let me," said Andretti. "We had a problem with fuel, and a couple of times when I tried to catch, they came on the radio, and yelled at me." Third place went to Emerson Fittipaldi in the Marlboro PC-17Chevy, but the race was See CART Page 4 BasebalFs surprising streaks Rangers rip Tigers for 8th straight ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers are like two ships sailing in opposite directions with the Tigers praying that the Earth is round. Pete Incaviglla homered and drove in three runs and Rafael Palmeiro and Steve Buechele also homered as the Rangers outlasted Detroit, 9-6, Sunday, extending baseball's longest winning streak to eight games. "When you're off to this kind of start, there's nobody who isn't doing a great job," Texas, manager Bobby Valentine said. "That's obvious. We've also been lucky. We're swinging the bats and we're believing. "I think the belief part is the big part." The streak matches the club record set in 1976, 1979 and last year, and the Rangers' 10-1 record marks their best start since the franchise moved to Texas 17 years ago. Detroit, which also hit three homers, is now 2-7, the worst record in baseball. "We've got to get a couple of games where we get solo runs and get the pitchers off the hook," Detroit manager Sparky Anderson said. "It'll come. I hope. Otherwise, it'll be a long summer.'' Charlie Hough allowed five runs on five hits over 5Vh innings to win his second game without a loss, both against Detroit. , "Our pitching has been; good," Hough said. "But I like the way our offense has taken advantage of it' Kenny Rogers and Cecilio Guante followed before Jeff Russell came on in the ninth for his fourth save, ending the 4 hour, 7 minute game, the longest 9-in-ning contest in the both teams' history. is Xi jm ' XT . x ''-?XZiL' fs-'".fT. , wlM ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas' Cecil Espy (left) knocks third base loose as he slides safely under Chris Brown's tag. "It would be nice to start winning a few games, but it's early," Detroit's Lou Whitaker said. "You just don't want to get too far behind the leaders." Ruben Sierra singled home a run in the first and Buechele drove home one in the second to give Texas a 2-0 lead. Palmeiro hit his second homer in the Texas third then Geno Petralli doubled and scored on a single by Incaviglia for a 4-0 lead, chasing Jack Morris (0- 3), who gave up eight hits in 2 innings. "I can't tell you what's wrong wth Jack," Anderson said. "I'm going to run him out there thirty-some times. That's all you can do." Morris has 156 wins in the 1980s, most of any current pitcher, but he struggled to a 15-13 record last year. Morris left without talking to reporters. The Tigers got two in the third on a throwing error and passed ball by Petralli and one in the fourth on Dave Bergman's first homer. Texas made it 6-3 in the fifth when Buechele hit a two-run homer, his second, off Charles Hudson.- But the Tigers made it 6-5 in the sixth when Kenny Williams had a two-run homer, his first. Incaviglia's two-run homer off Frank Williams in the Texas seventh made it 8-5 and Julio Franco singled home Palmiero In the eighth to make it 9-5. Cubs beat Phils to run streak to 7 FROM STAR WIRE SERVICES Rick Sutcliffe and the Chica go Cubs kept their winning streaks alive Sunday, but it wasn't pretty. Sutcliffe improved his record to 3-0 and drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single as the visiting Cubs won their seventh straight game, 5-3, over the Philadelphia Phillies. Sutcliffe allowed six hits, struck out four and walked five before leaving with one out in the ninth. "I don't know how I got by today." he said. "There was a lot of luck involved. Nothing I did was pretty. It's hard to believe we won the game." Chicago relievers, increased their perfect save record to seven. Mitch Williams saved his sixth game of the season for the Cubs, who last won seven in a row June 8, 1983. Williams came on with one out in the ninth after starter Sutcliffe walked Darren Daulton and pinch-hitter Dwayne Murphy. The hard-throwing Williams struck out Von Hayes, the league's leading hitter, and after RBI singles by Tom Heir and Chris James, got Mike Schmidt on a game-ending fly to right field. The Cubs, now 8-2, have had seven save situations this season, and nailed down all of them. Philadelphia's first run came in the first inning when Hayes doubled and scored on a Herr single. After a single by James, Sutcliffe survived by getting Schmidt on an infield pop up for the first out of the game. "I got Schmidt on a slider," Sutcliffe said. "It was a big pitch, a big out. He has hurt me in the past." See CUBS Page 3 Kentucky concedes 3 charges, report says KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Lexington, Ky. As they enter a hearing Saturday, NCAA enforcement staffers and University of Kentucky officials will agree that at least three serious violations occurred in the school's basketball program, a source says. They also will agree that three other allegations against the program are unfounded, the source said Saturday. The NCAA and UK agree that $1,000 was in the Emery package sent to Claud Mills, although they disagree about whether then-assistant coach Dwane Ca; sey placed the money inside, the source said. The NCAA contin' ues to say that Casey put $1 .00Q in the package, as stated in the first of 18 allegations levied against the UK program, said the source on condition of anonymity. UK, the source said, says the evidence about Casey putting the money inside is inconclusive. UK does concede, however, that the package left the UK basketball office with $1,000 inside, the source said. The NCAA and UK also agree that academic fraud was committed when Eric Manuel took a college entrance exam at Lafayette High School, according to the source. In Allegation No. 10, , the NCAA charges Manuel with copying answers from another student who sat next to him. The NCAA cited a comparison of answer sheets that it said showed that 211 of 219 responses were identical. Both sides agree that Allegation No. 1 1 was well-founded, the source said. That allegation charges Manuel, Sean Sutton and Casey with providing false and misleading information to NCAA investigators about how the two players were transported to the test site referred to in Allegation No. 10. In its opinion on Allegation No. 11, the NCAA enforcement staff states its concern that Ed-. die Sutton's actions made it more difficult to investigate the circumstances surrounding Manuel's entrance exam, the source said, but stops short of charging the former UK coach with attempting a cover-up. The allegations considered defunct are: No. 2, that Casey offered prospect Sean Higgins two cars and a monthly payment of about $300 as an inducement to play for UK. No. 3, that Casey had an improper contact with Higgins during the recruiting process and that Casey shot baskets with Higgins. No. 4. that basketball talent scout Bill Chupil improperly took prospect Lawrence Funder-burke on a trip to Lexington in the summer of 1987 in order to tour the UK campus. In none of the other 15 allegations does the NCAA enforcement staff and UK agree the charge was completely unfounded, according to the source. SCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota 9 New York 4 Texas 9 Detroit 6 Toronto 15 Kansas City 8 Oakland ' 3 Chicago 2 Milwaukee 4 Cleveland 3 California 10 Seattle 0 Baltimore at Boston, ppd., rain NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 5 Philadelphia 3 Montreal 5 Pittsburgh 4 St, Louis 5 New York 3 Los Angeles 2 Houston 1 Cincinnati 5 San Diego 0 Atlanta 7-1 San Francisco 2-6 NBA Cleveland 111 Chicago 92 Houston 114 Dallas 112 Philadelphia 115 New York 112 Detroit 104 Washington 98 Milwaukee 100 New Jersey 96 LA Lakers 121 Miami 108 AAA Indians 5 Louisville -4

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