The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on August 5, 1985 · Page 22
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PAGE 22- THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1985 Baker, Indians manhandle 89ers By MAX STULTZ STAR STAFF WRITER Nobody is perfect, but the Indianapolis Indians were very close Sunday afternoon in planting a 61 defeat on Oklahoma City at Bush Stadium. Stars were many and varied as - the Indians pounded out 10 hits and turned three twin killings in helping Steve Baker (8 9) to his first victory since June 29. Baker, who had lost five ' straight, walked five 89ers but checked the American Association West leaders on four hits before ' .. leaving with a 31 lead in the sev-', enth. Coming in with one away and . two runners aboard via passes. Ran-r dy St. Claire fired a double play ball to catcher Randy Hunt and finished the matinee to earn his fifth save. Wally Johnson, celebrating his return to duty from a pulled groin muscle, and Fred Manrique each poled three hits as the Tribe took an 8 7 lead in the season series with tonight's 7:30 fina le on the Johnson docket. Filling the designated hitter's role after being idled since July 31, Johnson reached base four straight times with a walk and three singles. He also scored twice, stole his 23rd and 24th sacks and chased -. across the Indians' final two mark- - ers in a clinching three-run seventh. Manrique tallied in the seventh after belting a leadoff single in the wake of a double in the third and single in the fifth off loser Mitch . Zwolensky (5 2). Defensively, Al Newman stood out like a lighthouse in a fog with a . trio of brilliant plays' at second base. The Indians were hanging on to - a 2 1 lead in the sixth when New-t man's peg home erased Dave Stock- still trying to score from first on ex- . big leaguer Ellis Valentine's double to left-center. ! In the seventh, Newman contrib- uted a leaping stab of leadoff man Terry Dunbar's liner. And that bit of ... larceny became increasingly impor- ' tant since Baker walked both Jim Maler and Jeff Moronko before St. . Claire entered to put out the fire. In the eighth. Oklahoma City made a desperate bid to get back in the game when Mike Jirschele looped a single to left and Nick Capra stung a grounder which appeared destined for right field. But Newman, speeding far to his left and diving on his stomach, speared the ball to retire Capra and kill the rally before it began. Thus, Stockstill's two-single proved harmless and St. Claire stopped Valentine on a bouncer to shortstop Rene Gonzales. The 89ers drew a quick blank in the ninth. Dunbar bounced to Gonzales, Maler lined to Manrique at third and St. Claire slipped a called third strike past Jeff Moronko. Johnson, who jumped his average against Oklahoma City pitching to .415 (22 for 53), ignited the Tribe with a two out walk and stole base in the first frame. First baseman Skeeter Barnes, who singled twice before suffering a leg injury in the fourth, yanked a hit to left for a 1-0 edge. Moronko walked and registered on Hunt's double in the second, but that was the visitors' lone run and they were in trouble when Johnson reappeared at the plate in the fourth. Capturing Zwolensky's attention after singling to right, Johnson drew a wild pickoff throw from the righthander enabling him to reach third from where he tallied on a wild pitch. Newman, hit by a pitch in the sixth, scored from third on Mike O'Berry's sacrifice fly for a 31 margin. O'Berry had gone behind the plate and catcher Ned Yost to first base when Barnes, breaking up a possible double play, suffered shin damage in a sliding collision with shortstop Jim Anderson. Zwolensky was derricked for Dale Mohorcic in the seventh after Manrique and Gonzales singled and Casey Candaele ripped a two-out double scoring the former. Johnson immediately tagged the reliever for a two-run single making it 61. He was caught trying to advance on the throw towards home but the triumph already was secure. Tribe righthander John Dopson (1-4) will face southpaw Ricky Wright (31) in tonight's engagement. Tuesday night, Denver's Bears and the San Diego Chicken will make their second appearance of the season at 7:30. Villeneuve STAR STAFF PHOTO Jacques Villeneuve earns $44,640 with win at Elkhart Lake. Alboreto wins German G.P. ASSOCIATED PRESS Nurgburgring, West Germany Italy's Michcle Alboreto survived a first-corner clash with his Ferrari teammate, Stefan Johansson, to win Sunday's German Grand Prix and increase his slim lead in the 1985 world championship. Alboreto's second victory in nine races gave him a total 46 points to 41 for France's Alain Prost, second in his McLaren TAG Porsche after spinning away a chance to beat the Italian. Alboreto took the lead on lap 44 of the 67 laps when the rear brakes started failing on Finn Keke Ros-berg's Williams-Honda. Alboreto said had not known his ' engine was blowing ominous smoke "I look in front, not back," he joked from half distance in the 67-lap race on the new Nurburgring. But he apologized for having locked his brakes in the first turn, sliding into Johansson who suffered a puncture. Alboreto finished the 189.074 miles in 1 hour, 35 minutes, 31.337 seconds at an average speed of 118.77 mph. Prost said he had "driven an angry race" after being balked at the start by polesitter Teo Fabi, slow away from the pole with clutch trouble in his Toleman Hart. Despite engine and brake problems, Prost was challenging Alboreto for the lead when he overbraked and spun onto the grass, spinning again getting back on the track. France's Jacques Laffite, in a Ligier-Renault, the circuit's oldest driver at 41, chrged through the. field and dueled with Briton Nigel Mansell, driving a Williams-Honda, to finally take third place. Continued from Page 19 Sullivan completed 43 of the 50 laps and finished 13th. Moreno fell from contention on Lap 27 when he blew a tire and spun into a sand pile on turn 12. He was towed back to the pits, got a new tire and continued racing, only to wind up in the same sand trap after spinning on the 41st lap. He drove out of the sand and finished 39 laps for 16th. On Lap 35 light rain began falling in various areas around the track from daylong threatening skies. Handling became treacherous and Unser Jr.'s Domino's Pizza crew was one of the teams standing by with treaded rain tires. Unser never had a chance to make the change, as he lost control of his Lola T-900 in the rain going into Turn 13 and crashed hard into the fence. He was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Sunday night with surgery scheduled for today to repair a broken bone on the inside of his right ankle. Another rain casualty was Jo-sele Garza, whose Machinists Union March flipped three times. "I was going into Turn 11 when the rain was the worst and I spun the car," an unhurt Garza said. Unser's crash left Villeneuve in first place. Running in the top five most of the race and never farther back than eighth, Villeneuve had captured second place on the 30th lap when Andretti was saddled with a long pit stop. "They had trouble getting the gas in and then I lost second gear right after that," explained young Andretti. "I think we would have had a real shot at winning if not for that." Villeneuve had a few tense moments thanks to the rain, spinning on the 39th lap in Turn 5 and then driving out of trouble. "We'd just put on the rain tires." he said. "I went into the turn too deep and didn't know what to expect. "I flat footed the throttle and just said to the car, "you can't die on me now, baby.' " It was a hard earned victory for his crew as well. "I asked the crew to make some changes in the car yesterday. They had to change the motor, the gearbox, everything. They worked until 3 a.m. last night and then were back at work at 6 this morning. It was like a new car today." Jones saw his pinch hit role for Mario Andretti as a success. "I would have been happy to finish in the first six," Jones said. He caught a plane out of Chicago for London Sunday night and was do for a fitting in the Beatrice Formula One car there Monday. Carmel's Steve Chasscy was the first driver out of the race, losing his clutch on the first lap. Villeneuve picks up a $44,640 winner's check, with Andretti taking $40,484 for second out of the total purse of $434,268. IN SUNDAY'S Bendix Brake 100-mile Trans-Am race leading up to the CART show, there was a change of fate at Elkhart Lake. Good for Willy T. Ribbs. Bad for the turbo charged Nissans of Paul Newman and Jim Fitzgerald. Ribbs grabbed his fifth victory in eight 1985 starts on this circuit and made his 14th career Trans Am visit to victory lane. All that on -a track he had never before con quered. 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