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Friday, June 1, 1990
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Friday, June 1, 1990 Page B . Steinbrenner's patience is wearing thin From Wire Rpor$ , (". r NEW YORK - George Steinbrenner's patience appears to be wearing thin as the New York.-Yankees. continue to stumbl. and manager Bucky Dent could be one of, the casualties "Nobody is more disappointed than I am." Stein-brenner told the New York Times after the Yankees, returned from a 2-6 road trip. Tve been very patient with Bucky. I haven't said a harsh word; in fact, I've been very encouraging. But I can see what everybody else sees." The Times reported Friday that sources say Stein-brenner already is mulling major changes within the Yankees organization after a 17-27 start, their worst since 1925. , Meanwhile,' outfielder Mel mates for their lack of desire. , "The Intensity here stinks." Hall. told the New York Daily News. "It's almost as if we don't have guts. We just have to have more heart. I don't see it here. F Hall ripped his team- Robinson not optimistic NEW YORK There's nothing appealing about the appeal process for Baltimore manager Frank. Robinson. "The system itself is not the demoeratic way," Robinson said Thursday after meeting with American League president Dr. Bobby Brown "You're judged guilty before you get a hearing." The two spent 90 minutes discussing Brown's three-game suspension of Robinson for an incident with umpire Drew Coble at Minnesota on Monday. A decision on the appeal could come as early as today, when the Orioles play at Yankee Stadium? But robinson doesn't think anything said on Thursday will affect the outcome and said the process is' part of the problem. . "You're sentenced before you can appeal, and then you have to be heard. And the one who gives the sentence hears the appeal," Robinson said. "I'm not AMOCllUd PrtM Bo Jackson flipped over his inside-the-park homerun Lynn's single lifts Padres past Braves The Aitociated Pr Fred Lynn is certainly showing his younger San Diego Padres teammates how to perform in the clutch. Lynn came off the bench in the seventh inning Thursday night to hit a tie-breaking, run-scoring single as the Padres defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1 for their fourth straight win. "It's a mental thing," the 38-year-old Lynn said of pinch hitting. "When you accept it mentally and know it's right for your ballclub and you, then you shouldn't have any problems." Lynn has now been successful in each of his last three pinch-hitting appearances. He began a six-run eighth inning with a single to help break a 2-2 tie Sunday at New York. He also started a foVr-run ninth with a walk to aid in snapping a 5-5 tie Monday at Philadelphia. On Thursday, he connected again with a runner on second and one out. Lynn hit a long single off the right fieldwall against Pete Smith (4-4), scoring Phil Stepnpnson with the ganie-winning run. "l think pinch hitting is easier for an older guy," Lynn Said. "Younger guys all want to be out there because they think they are better than everybody. That's the way it should be. ' "An older guy sees it as his role and accepts it," Lynn said. "If you don't, you'll be looking for another job." ' -Smith was seeking his first shutout since 1988 and the fourth of his career after blanking the Padres on five hits through six innings. He even escaped a situation With the bases loaded and no outs in the. sixth. ! 'But Garry Templeton scored pinch-runner Shawn Abner with a sacrifice fly for the tying run in the seventh, then Lynn followed with his game-winner. "It wasn't a bad pitch," Smith said. "It was a fastball. I was trying to go away from him and it stayed over the plate, He didn't miss it." Lynn began the season platooning in left field, but hits been relegated to primarily pinch hitting ' for aljnost a month. ""I talked to him at the beginning of the season and told him his role could be almost anything," Padres manager Jack McKeon said. "It all depended on what some other guys did. I told him this week that things would probably stay the way they are." The Braves were hoping to snap a trend that has not seen them post a wjnning month since May 1987. But with the loss, they finished with a 13-14 record for this May. Manage Russ Nixon said that despite Thursday's loss 'his team has displayed encouraging signs. 'We didn't show it tonight, but we're finally getting sortie offense," Nixon said "Pete (Smith) can t complain. "We got him 13 runs in one game and 12 in another." ' Smith had won his two previous starts by scores of 13 Jl against Pittsburgh on May 20 and 12-3 against Philadelphia ort May 26. wt all evens out," Smith said. "That's what makes Uuifame so fW" Epnnis Ftasrnussen (5-2) was able to enjoy his fourth whi'tin his last five decisions. He allowed one run on six hits In seven innings, with the Braves scoring in the second as Dave Justice singled and scored on Jeff Blauser's double. Dodgers 2, Reds 1 Mike Morgan got the Los Angeles Dodgers through eight innings, catcher Mike Scioscia threw out his third straight baserunner to end the ninth and Kal Daniels homered to end it in the 10th. Such was the late-inning progression for Los Angeles which beat Cincinnati to open a four-game series between the Nationl League West Division rivals. The Dodgers remained in a virtual second-place tie with San Diego in the West, eight games behind the first-place Reds. Astros 5, Giants 3 Bill Doran's second RBI single snapped a 2-2 tie and Craig Biggio added a two-run single in a four-run sixth inning. Winning pitcher Jim Deshaies (3-2) gave up two runs and four hits in five innings and Danny Darwin went 2 1-3 innings for his first save. Ernest Riles homered off Darwin in the ninth. A's 6, Royals 4 In a game that had just about everything, hardly anything went right for the Kansas City Royals. "Enough of the weirdhess didn't go our way," Kansas City outfielder Jim Eisenreich said after the loss. The first of a four-game series between the Royals and Oakland A s included balks, an inside-the-park home run and plenty of controversy. Rickey Henderson, the American League's all-time stolen base king, had a home run as well as a stolen base. Mark McGwire, with a sore leg, drove in four runs on a double, a single and a bases-loaded walk. And Royals Manager John Wathan was ejected in the eighth inning as the A's heldon for a victory that boosted their West Division lead to three games over second-place Chicago and 12 over next-to-last Kansas City. The victory also snapped a five-game winning streak the Royals had nurtured coming into a big series for them. After the Royals scored three in the bottom of the sixth, including Bo Jackson's two-run inside-the-park homer, things got frantic in the eighth. The A's loaded the bases on an error by third baseman Kevin Seitzer, a single by Henderson and an' intentional walk to Jose Canseco. With two out, McGwire drew a walk, bringing in Oakland's sixth run and triggering an outburst from the Royals' dugout that prompted an angry warning frorn. home plate umpire Mike Reilly. Twins 3, W. Sox 2 . In Chicago, Kirby Puckett and Gary Gaetti hit RBI doubles as Minnesota stopped Chicago's five-game winning qtreak. The Twins ended their best May ever at 21-7. They have had only seven 20-victory months in their history and none since 1970. . Mark Guthrie (2-0) allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings and Juan Berenguer, John Candelaria and Rick Aguilera finished'with scoreless relief. Aguilera worked two perfect innings for his 14th save in 16 tries. Puckett and Gaetti had run-scoring doubles in the firsUnning against rookie Jerty Kutzler (2-1). saying Dr. Brown isn't understanding, but its a difficult situation and a difficult system." Robinson was placed in this difficult situation following his ejection from Monday's game. The manager later called Coble a "liar" and "a no-good" human being." - The next day Robinson was suspended -by the AL 'president for'physical contact with the umpire, use of abusive language, delay of game and inappropriate; . post-game remarks to the press." , After the appeal. Robinson said he did not regret the incident or his remarks. ' "I stand by my actions and I stand by what I said. I don't think I did anything the actions on the field dida't , call for: I was in complete control after the game.-' "I made them because that's the way I felt at the. time and that's the way I feel now." ADM in finals LEWISTON. Idaho - Lewis-Clark State College goes for its fourth NAIA World Series title against Auburn- Montgomery It Harris Field. Mark Yockey's arm is the main force behind Lewis-Clark's success. Twice during the .tournament, including Thursday's 5-3 victory over Sdutheastern Oklahoma, yockey fanned 12 batters. Lewis-Clafk, 49-14, has lost only one game m the double-elimination, tournament. In the first game Thursday, Auburn-Montgomery. . .. which meets Lewis-Clark tonight, defeated St. Francis, III., 4-3. It was the second tim.e in two days Auburn-Montgomery downed St. Francis. . Pitcher Tyler Williams allowed just two hits over the last six innings to propel his team into the championship: St. Francis, which finished the season with a record of 48-26, jumped to a 3-0 lead in the third inning Two runs came on throwing errors, and Nick W6is grounded out to drive in thethird run. .Auburn-Montgomery bounced back with a fourth inning run, and added three runs in the fifth. 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