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TJHE SALINA JOURNAL BASEBALL SUNDAY, MAY 17. 1998 P3 T BY THE NUMBERS Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pet. QB New York 27 g .750 — Boston 26 15 .634 3'A Baltimore 20 21 .488 9% Toronto 19 22 .463 10'A Tampa Bay 18 22 .450 11 Central Division W L Pet. QB Cleveland 23 18 .561 — MiniHiota 18 23 439 5 Chicajo 17 22 .436 5 Kansas City 16 25 .390 7 Detroit 13 24 .351 8 West Division W L Pet. QB Texas-' 25 16 .610 — Anaheim 21 19 .525 3V4 Seattle 20 21 .488 5 Oakland 17 23 .425 7% Friday's results Detroit 8. Oakland 3 Cleveland 3, Texas 2,14 innings Toronto 9, Anaheim 1 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 1 Boston 5, Kansas City 2 Minnesota 7, NY Yankees 6 Chicago While Sox 6, Seattle 3 Saturday's results Seattle 8, Toronto 1 Boston 5, Kansas City 0 Cleveland 10, Texas 3 Anaheim 8, Detroit 6 NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 2 Oakland 11, Chicago White Sox 3 Sunday's games Anaheim (Olivares 1-1) at Detroit (Thompson 2-5), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Sele 6-2) at Cleveland (Colon 3-1),' 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Rusch 3-5) at Boston (Lowe 02), 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Johnson 1-1) at Baltimore (Kamieniecki 2-1), 12:35 p.m. Minnesota (Hawkins 2-3) at NY Yankees (Wells 4-1), 12:35 p.m. Oakland (Candiotti 3-4) at Chicago White Sox (Eyre 1-4), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Moyer 2-4) at Toronto (Hanson 0-1), 7:05 jun. T LOS ANGELES-FLORIDA TRADE Texai 002 000 100— 3 Cleveland 500 020 21x—10 E—McLemore (4), Stevens (1). DP-Cleveland 1. LOB—Texas 6, Cleveland 7.2B-Ce- deno (2). HR—Thome (8), Whiten (1), Giles (10). SB-TGoodwin (17), Lofton (13). CS- TGoodwin (7). IP H HER BB SO Texat Wi«L,4-2 7 10 9 8 2 7 Crabtree 1 21111 Cleveland BurbaW,4-4 7 73334 Mesa 1 00001 Villone 1 00000 HBP—by Burba (JuGonzalez). WP-Burba. Umpires—Home, Clark; First, Craft; Second, McKean; Third, Joyce. T—2:43. A—40,925 (43,863). YANKEES 5, TWINS 2 MINNESOTA NEW YORK abrhbl TWIker2b 4010 KnblchSb 4000 4110 4120 4000 3001 3000 3000 3000 abrhbl 4010 5342 4020 4031 4010 4000 4000 3110 3100 3224 1 Totals 35 512 3 000 010 100—2 101 012 OOX—5 E—MCordova (3), Merced (3), Knoblauch 2 (4). DP—Minnesota 3, New York 1. LOB-Minnesota 3, New York 9.2B-^Jeter (6), BWilliams (9). IP H RER BB SO Minnesota Tewksbury L.3-6 51-3 10 5432 MMyers DJonesS,11 Colorado 1-3 Meares ss Lawtoncf MCdvafl Merced 1b Coomer dh Stnbch c Shave 3b Latham rf Totals Minnesota New York Jeter ss O'Neill rf TMrtnzlb BWIIms d Strwbrdh Curtis If Posada c Brosius 3b R!tzL,0-2 4 76610 Munoz 2 00011 Veres 2 21102 Leskanic 2-310010 McElroy 1-300001 Karl pitched to 1 batter in the 7th, Rta pitched lo 1 baiter in the 5th. WP—Rite. Balk—Veres. Umpires—Home, Dreckman; First, Pulli; Second, Williams, C.; Third, Rapuano. METS 4, GIANTS 1 NEW YORK SAN FRAN abrhbl LLopez2b 5231 DHmtncf Gilkeyll 4010 Olerud 1b 3022 Huskey rf 4000 Talum 3b 2000 McRae cf 1000 PWilsncf 2000 Baerga2b 1000 ACstillo c 4221 ROrdz ss 4000 flReed p 3000 Cook p 0000 Becker ph 1000 JFmco p 0000 Javier d Benard rf CrJnes rf Bonds If Kenl2b Snow 1b Hayes3b Maynec RSnchz ss Rueter p Jhnstne p ADIaz ph Poolep Mueller ph SReedp 34 4 8 4 Totals abrhbl 2000 1000 3000 1000 3000 4010 4010 3120 3010 4021 1000 0000 1000 0000 1000 0000 31 1 7 1 Wetteland Levlne L.0-1 Cleveland JrWright Assenmacher Mesa MJackson Villone Plunk KrivdaW,2-0 2 1 1 7 2-3 11-3 1 2-3 21-3 1 Totals New York 121 000 000-4 San Francisco 000 000 100—1 E—PWilson (1). DP—New York 3. LOB-New York 7, San Francisco 7. HR—ACastilto (1). SB-LLopez (2), Gilkey (1). CS-PWilson (1). Atlanta New York Philadelphia Mdntreal Flbrida NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L 31 12 20 18 20 19 15 25 14 29 Central Division Pet. QB .721 — .526 8'A .513 9 .375 14% .326 17 Pet. .634 .571 .550 .500 .500 .463 QB Guardado 11-31 0 0 0 1 Carrasco 11-310001 New York MendozaW,3-1 8 42102 MRiveraS.8 1 00001 WP—Tewksbury. Umpires—Home, Reilly; First, McClelland; Second, Hlrschbeck; Third, Garcia. DEVIL RAYS S, ORIOLES 2 TAMPA BAY BALTIMORE abrhbl abrhbl 5110 5221 4220 4032 4022 3010 3000 4000 DaMrtzrf McCkncf Boggs 3b McGrfHb Srrenlo dh MKellylf Flhertyc Stocker ss Cairo 2b Totals 4000 36 511 S RAImr2b Surhofflf Baines dh RPImr 1b CRpken 3b Hmndsd EDavis rf Wbsterc Rbouletss Totals .558 .463 .395 .244 ; w Houston 26 Crjlcago 24 Milwaukee 22 Cincinnati 21 St. 1 Louis 20 Pittsburgh 19 West Division W L Pot. GB San. Diego 27 14 San Francisco 24 19 Los'Angeles 19 22 Coloqsdo 17 26 Arizona 10 31 Friday's Games Cincinnati 11, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 3, Houston 2 Florida 8, St. Louis 7 Milwaukee 8, Colorado 5 Arizona 6, Pittsburgh 1 Montreal 4, Los Angeles 2 San Diego 7, Philadelphia 6 San Francisco 3, N.Y. Mets 2 * Saturday's Games Milwaukee 7, Colorado 5 N.Yi Mets 4, San Francisco 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4 Houston 3, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 5, Florida 4 Pittsburgh at Arizona, (n) Montreal at Los Angeles, (n) Philadelphia at San Diego, (n) ., - Sunday's Games Chicago Cubs (Wood 4-2) at Cincinnati (Weathers 2-2), 12:15 p.m. Florida (Hammond 0-1) at St. Louis (Mercker 2-2) n t:10p.m. Atlanta (Smoltz 4-0) at Houston (Bergman 32), f :35 p.m. Milwaukee (Wagner 1-3) at Colorado (Wright 2-4) f 2:05 p.m. Montreal (Valdes 0-3) at Los Angeles (R.Mar- tinez.'4-2), 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Schilling 5-3) at San Diego (Wall 0-1), 3:05 p.m. N:Y. .Mets (Leiter 3-2) at San Francisco (Gar<J(ier 2-2), 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Loalza 2-1) at Arizona (An.Benes 2-3),tt05p.m. American League .. RED SOX 5, ROYALS 0 KANSAS CITY BOSTON abrhbl 3000 4010 Oftrmn2b 3010 JKing'fb 4010 4000 4000 4010 3000 3000 4110 3010 3010 4011 4000 4000 4121 3000 3000 322 62 002 020 100—5 000 100 100-2 IP H RER BB SO Tampa Bay Baltimore E— Boggs (1), RPalmelro (3). DP— Tampa Bay 1, Baltimore 3. LOB— Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 5. 2B— Sorrento (12), RAIomar (8). HR— McCracken (2), EDavis (8). CS— EDavis (3). IP H RER BB SO Tampa Bay ArrojoW.6-2 5 4100 Aldred 1 0001 Yan 11110 Mecir 1 1001 RHemandezS,6 1 0000 Baltimore Erickson L.4-4 7 11 5 4 3 Munoz 1 0000 Orosco 1 0000 Arrojo pitched to 1 batter In the 6th, Erickson pitched to 1 batter In the 8th. Umpires—Home, O'Nora; First, Tschida; Second, Denklnger, Third, Reed. New York RReedW,4-2 7 51133 Cook 1 00011 JFrancoS.8 1 20000 San Francisco Rueter L.4-3 3 64423 Johnstone 3 10025 Poole 1 00001 SReed 2 10002 PB-Mayne. Umpires—Home, Davis; First, Bell; Second, Meals; Third, Tata. CUBS S, REDS 4 CHICAGO CINCINNATI abrhbl abrhbl Nnnallyrl BLrkln ss DYnglf WGrne3b BBoone2b RSndrs cf EduPrz 1b Nieves rf Frdyce c Casey ph Rmlngrp Sllivan p Stynes ph Mutton p LHrris ph Belinda p Tbnsee ph 36 511 5 Totals Alxndr2b ANGELS 8, TIGERS 6 ANAHEIM DETROIT Edmndcf DvHIns 3b Erstad If Salmon dh Bolickdh Fielder 1b GAndsn rf Wlbeckc NMrtin 2b DSrcna ss abrhbl 4221 4000 4221 4133 0000 4000 5110 5120 5113 4030 4010 4231 4010 2110 4112 4011 3000 1000 3000 1000 0000 1000 1000 0000 1000 0000 1000 Totals 36 511 5 Totals 34 4 6 4 Chicago 014 000 000—5 Cincinnati 000 102 010—4 E—Alexander (3), EduPerez (2). DP— Cincinnati 2. LOB—Chicago 10, Cincinnati 6. 2B-Mieske (3), One (8), BLarkin (6). 3B- RSanders (2). HR—Sosa (8), BLarkin (2), BBoone (7). SB—Alexander 2 (3), Blauser (1), Nunnally (2), RSanders (2). CS-BBrown (3), OYoung (1). MaGce 1b Sosarf Mieske If HRdrgzll BBrwncf JHmdz d Orie3b Servais c MClarkp BPtrsnp TAdms p Beckp 2100 5010 5120 4113 2220 2010 1010 4000 3011 4021 4000 0000 0000 0000 DIAMONDBACKS 6, PIRATES 1 PITTSBURGH ARIZONA abrhbl abrhbl Wmack2b 4000 AFoxrf 5130 AMrtinll 4000 JBellss 4111 Kendall c 4 0 0 0 DWhAed 5241 KYnglb 3 0 0 0 MWIms3b 5222 Plcvich3b 0000 Dllucdll 5021 Alnswrtcl 3120 Sllnnettc 3010 Wardrf 3010 Bredelb 3011 Strange 3b 2001 Stnkwc2b 3000 Collier ss 3000 Suppan p 4010 FCdva p 2010 JaMrtzp 0000 Tabaka p 0000 Sanford ph 1000 Peters p 0000 Totals 29 1 4 1 Totals 376156 Pittsburgh 000 000 010-1 Arizona 300 000 21x-« E—Strange (4), Peters (1), JBell (7). DP— Arizona 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 2, Arizona 11. 2B-^IBell (4), DWhite 2 (10). HR—MWilliams (7). SB-DWhite (7). CS—Ward (1). SF— JBell. IP H RER BB SO Pittsburgh FCordova L.4-3 6 10 3 3 1 2 JaMartinez 2-3322 1 0 Tabaka • 1-300000 Peters 1 21000 Arizona Suppan W.1-4 9 41112 EXPOS 4, DODGERS 2 MONTREAL LOS ANGELS abrhbl 4120 EcYng2b 5010 Hlndswlf 4011 Mndesi rf 4110 Karros 1b 0000 THwrdcf 4020 Prince c 2100 Cedeno ph 4022 Vzcainoss 3111 Castro 3b 3000 IValdes p 1000 WGrero ph DReyes p Osimap 34 410 4 Totals Dodgers expect boost from former Marlins Sheffield agreed to trade after Dodgers 'really overwhelmed me' By KEN PETERS The Associated Press abrhbl 4220 4011 3010 3001 4000 3010 1000 3010 3000 2010 1000 0000 0000 Totals 34 410 4 Totals 31 2 7 2 Montreal 002 200 000-4 Los Angeles 100 000 010-2 E—McGuire (1). DP—Montreal 1, Los Angeles 1. LOB—Montreal 7, Los Angeles 4. 2B— Fullmer (13), Wldger (8), EcYoung (9), Hollandsworth (4), IValdes (1). HR—Andrews (9). SB—RWhite (8). CS—RWhite (3), Mondesi (3), Vizcaino (1). SF—Karros. Sntnglo2b Grdzln ss VGrerorf Rimer 1b Mrdcai 2b RWhite cf McGire II Wldger c Andrws 3b MBtstap Urbina p IP Montreal MBatistaW,1-1 72-3 Urbina S,9 11-3 Los Angeles IValdes L.3-5 8 DReyes 2-3 Osuna 1-3 H RER BB SO H RER BB SO BLHntrcf Randa 3b Hggnsn rf Tmbrln rf ToCIrk 1b LGnzlzlf Easley2b Ctlnotto dh JOIverc Roberts ph DCruz ss Bakoph 39 814 8 Totals H RER BB SO MacKdh Conine If Pndllon 3b Dyerf- MiSyyc Damortcf Totals' Kansas City Boston 32 0 4 0 Totals abrhbl 3120 5112 4121 4000 3110 4010 4110 3000 4011 34 594 000 000 000-0 201 000 02X—5 DLewis rf Buford d MVghn1b Leyritz dh O'Lry If Varitekc Bnjmin ss Merloni 3b Lemke 2b E-Halter (3), Dye (1), DLewis (1), Merloni (1), LOB-Kansas City 7, Boston 9.2B-JKing (3), Benjamin (6), Lemke (4). HR—Buford (2), MVaughn(11).CS—DLewis (4). H RER BB SO Kansas City JWalker 1,0-1 Pittsley Haney JMontgomery Boston AveryW,1-0 Garces Gor"d,on S,15 5 30021 22-3 1 0 0 0 3 11-30 0 0 0 1 Haney'pitched to 1 batter in trie 8th. HBFvby JWalker (DLewis). PB—MiS- weeney. Umpires—Home, Hendry; First, Culbreth; Second, Coble; Third, Ford. ,,MARINERS 8, BLUE JAYS 1 SEATTLE TORONTO abrhbl abrhbl 3100 Stewart d 4020 3324 AGnzIz ss 4000 4111 Cnsecorf 4111 4000 CDIgdolb 4010 4000 Stanley dh 3000 4000 Sprgue 3b 4010 4221 JoCruzlf 3000 4121 KLBwn c 3000 3000 Grbeck2b 3000 33 8 7 7 Totals 32 1 5 1 100 000 241-8 000 000 001—1 b"p—Toronto 1. LOB—Seattle 1, Toronto 5. 2B^->Grifley Jr (9), RDavis (9), Sprague (9). HR--ARodriguez 2 (15), RDavis (8), Canseco (12). ^SB—ARodriguez (7), Stewart (13). S— Ra'dmanovich. |(. IP H RER BB SO Seattle FasseroW,5-1 81-3 5 1 1 1 6 Ayala- 2-300001 Toronto Guzrrjan L.1-6 71-3 4 6 6 2 2 Escobar 12-3 3 Coraib ARdrgz ss GrfyJrd Segullo EMt1pz,dh DWiisnc Rtfavis 3b Ducei.U Rdmfjirf Totals' Seattle Toronto abrhbl 5021 4100 2100 1000 4110 3011 4122 3212 3010 0000 3010 1000 Totals 39 814 8 Totals 33 6 9 6 Anaheim 300 012 110-8 Detroit 001 022 010-6 DP—Anaheim 2. LOB—Anaheim 9, Detroit 5.2B—Edmonds (12), Erslad (14), Salmon (3), GAnderson (10), DISarclna 2 (8), ToClark (6). HR—Edmonds (6), Salmon (8), NMartin (1), Catalanotto (2). SB— DiSarcina (3), Roberts (4). CS—Erstad (4). S—DvHollins. SF—LGon- zalez. IP Anaheim DicksonW,2-4 52-3 6 5 5 3 2 PHarris 11-31 0 0 0 0 Holtz 1-321101 PercivalS,11 12-3 0 0 0 0 3 Detroit Worrell L.2-5 5 11 6 6 1 3 Duran 2-3000 1 0 Sager 11-32 1 1 0 1 Runyan 1-311110 Bochtler 2-300010 ToJones 1 00000 Worrell pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Percival (Roberts). WP—Dickson. Umpires—Home, Kaiser; First, Hickox; Second, Bamett; Third, Kosc. ATHLETICS 11, WHITE SOX 3 OAKLAND CHICAGO abrhbl abrhbl Hndrsnlf 6121 Drham2b 4111 McDnldd 6111 MOrdzd 3120 Grieve rf 6242 FThmsdh 4011 Stairs dh 4112 Belle If 4000 Giambi 1b 5011 Vntura 3b 4110 Volgt 1b 0000 Crdero 1b 4031 BlwersSb 4230 JAbbottrl 4020 SplezioZb 4110 Kreuterc 3000 Mdrlnec 4320 Caruso ss 4000 Bmlgalss 5023 Totals 44111710 Totals 343103 Oakland 201 211 202-11 Chicago 200 000 001— 3 E—Durham (7), Caruso 2 (8). DP—Oakland 3, Chicago 1. LOB—Oakland 10, Chicago 6. 2B—McDonald (4), Grieve 3 (16), Macfariane (5), Boumigal 2 (5), MOrdonez 2 (6). 3B—Ven- tura (3). HR—Grieve (5), Stairs (7), Durham (3). SB-Blowers (1). IP H RER BB SO Oakland Stein W.1-1 7 7221 TJMathews 1 0000 Taylor 1 3110 Chicago CCastilloL,1-3 32-3 7 5 5 1 TCastillo 21-3 5 2 2 0 Baldwin 2 3222 Casian 1 2221 HBP—by TJMathews (MOrdonez). WP— Stein 2. Umpires—Home, McCoy; First, Foster; Second, Meriwether; Third, Evans. Chicago MClark W.3-5 BPatterson TAdams BeckS.13 Cincinnati Remlinger L.3-5 11-3 Sullivan 3 2-3 Mutton 2 Belinda 2 1 MClark pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Gorman; First, Hallion; Second, Crawford; Third, Davidson.' ASTROS 3, BRAVES 2 ATLANTA HOUSTON abrhbl abrhbl 1000 Biggio2b 5121 4000 DeBell rf 4000 4121 Alou If 4010 3000 BerrySb 3000 4000 Hidalgo d 3110 0000 Spiers 1b 4021 4110 Gterrez ss 3000 4010 Asmus c 3110 4000 Rynlds p 3000 2021 DHenty p 1000 0000 1000 0000 31 26 2 Lckhrt2b ChJnes 3b Glrrga 1b Klesko If GerWmll Tucker rf EddPrzc AJones d GMddxp Gather p Pride ph Lgtnbrp Totals Atlanta Houston sbrhbl abrhbl JsVntinss 5120 NPerezss 3011 CirilloSb 6120 Lnsing2b 5020 Loretta 2b 3132 LWIker rf 4110 Bumitzrf 4121 CaslillaSb 4011 Nilssonlb 4022 Bchettelf 4111 Hmelin 1b 1000 Helton 1b 4110 Jenkins If 4220 JReed c 4112 DrJksncf 5011 CGdwind 3110 Hughesc 4111 Kilep 2000 Wodard p 2000 BMJns p 0000 AReyesp 1110 VnWalph 1000 Wckmn p 0000 DeJean p 0000 Vina ph 1000 Burks ph 1000 DJones p 0000 MMyrsp 0000 Totals 40 816 7 Totals 35595 Milwaukee 211 012 100-fl Colorado 010 001 300-5 E—LWalker (2), Castilla (7). DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—Milwaukee 12, Colorado 7.2B—Nils- son 2 (2), Hughes (1), LWalker (16), Castilla (8). 3B—Helton (1). HR—Bichette (4), JReed (3). SB—NPerez (1). CS^IsValenlin (4). S— Woodard. SF—Loretta. IP H RER BB SO Milwaukee Woodard W.3-1 52-3 Totals 33372 001 100 000—2 000 011 001—3 One out when winning run scored. E—Weiss (3). LOB—Atlanta 7, Houston 9. 2B—Alou (9), Spiers (9). HR—Chjones (13), Biggio (5). SB-Blggio (16), DeBell (7), Hidalgo (2), Ausmus (3). S—Weiss, GMaddux. IP H RER BB SO Atlanta GMaddux 7 52135 Gather 1 10010 Ligtenberg L.3-2 1-31 11 0 1 Houston Reynolds 7 62235 DHenryW,2-1 2 00002 CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 4 FLORIDA ST. LOUIS abrhbl abrhbl Floyd II 4220 DeShds 2b 3010 Rnteria ss 4011 RLnkfd cf 4010 Kotsayrf 3100 McGwMb 3111 Dnwdycf 4010 BJrdanrf 4221 RJcksnfb 4012 McGeelf 4120 Zaunc 4000 MabrySb 3011 Cunsell 2b 3110 Clayton ss 0000 Berg 3b 3010 Pgnozzi c 4000 LHmdz p 2000 DHwrd ss 3111 Plazzaph 0001 Sttlmyrp 3000 Dmsbr p 0000 Hnrqez p 0000 Totals 31 4 7 4 Totals 31 5 9 4 Florida 201 000 100-4 SL Louis 001 300 10x—5 DP—Florida 1, St. Louis 2. LOB-Florida 3, St. Louis 7. 2B—Royd (10), Counsell (8), McGee 2 (5},-Mabry (5). 3B-RJackson (1). HR—McGwire (16), BJordan (7), OHoward (2). CS—DeShields (6), RLankford (3). SF—Piazza. AReyes Wickman DJones MMyers S,1 Colorado Kile L.5-4 BMJones DeJean 2-3 12-3 2-3 1-3 2 4 1 2 0 12 3 1 LOS ANGELES — Ramon Martinez hated to see longtime battery- mate Mike Piazza go, and he isn't looking forward to facing him. The Los Angeles pitcher and his teammates believe Friday night's seven-player deal with the Florida Marlins may provide the struggling Dodgers just the jolt they need. "I think it's going to help the team and we should feel comfortable with it," Martinez said. "I think the trade is very positive because you're going to see a different attitude. "The guys will play hard. They came from a World Series last year, and it can be this year, too." Manager Bill Russell echoed that thought, saying, "We're happy it was done, and we're a better team. That's the bottom line. These guys who are coming hi here were part of a world championship team last year, and to get those kind of guys, you have to give up somebody." In the deal, which wasn't finalized until late Friday night, the Dodgers sent Piazza and Todd Zeile to the Marlins for five players, including all-stars Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla and Charles Johnson. Los Angeles also got outfielder Jim Eisenreich and rookie right- hander Manuel Barrios. "The Dodgers really overwhelmed me ... the sincerity they showed in wanting me here," Sheffield said. "I know those are big shoes of Mike's to fill. Hopefully, we can all fill them." The Dodgers had lost nine of 12 to fall to three games under .500 and eight games behind NL West leader San Diego, and Russell said he knew something had to be done. "We didn't know it was going to be this drastic," he said. 'But obviously, I'm looking forward to making out that lineup." Martinez, who pitched a no-hitter against the Marlins with Piazza behind the plate in 1995, admitted he's sad to see him leave. "I guess this is a part of this business; sooner or later you're going to get traded, but I was kind of surprised that it was Mike," Martinez said. "But we have to keep going forward, and he's got to do it, too. "We really worked very well to- T TEXAS RANGERS Associated Press photos Gary Sheffield tries on his new cap Saturday after being traded from the Florida Marlins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Below, former Dodger catcher Mike Piazza waves to fans as he leaves Dodger Stadium Friday night. the best job he possibly can while he's with us." A trade to Baltimore, Colorado, Anaheim or the Yankees is a possibility. San Diego and the Chicago Cubs might also be short-term possibilities to get him. Sheffield had a no-trade clause in his Marlins contract, thus had to approve the trade. After arriving in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon and talking with Fox Group — which bought the Dodgers from the O'Malley family two months ago — and team officials, Sheffield agreed to the deal. He wanted concessions from the Dodgers since the tax bite on his six-year, $61 million contract was going to include California income state tax. Florida has no such tax. Sheffield's agent, Jim Neader, said that concern was satisfied by trie Dodgers, but he gave no details . While the Marlins' motive obviously was to continue slashing their payroll, money also figured iii the Dodgers' decision, since Piazza had been seeking a new contract believed to be for more than $100 million over seven seasons. They had offered him about $80 million for six years, which still would have been the richest contract in baseball history. The players involved in the trade have guaranteed contracts calling for $98 million from 1998 through 2003, a record amount for players in one deal. gether and I appreciate what Mike has done for us. It's a little sad, but it's part of the business. Now we've got to face him, and that's a concern." Martinez and the rest of the Dodgers may not face Piazza in a Florida uniform many tunes. The Marlins are being sold by Wayne Huizenga to a group headed by Smiley. Smiley intends to further pare the payroll by $8 million, down to about $16 million, next year. Piazza, who is making $8 million this year, becomes a free agent at the end of the season, so the Marlins will either deal him for prospects or let him go in the fall. "As you might guess, we're not in a position to extend Mike's contract," Florida general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "He'll do McRae cf PWilsn If Becker If Olerud 1b Huskey rl IP H RER BB SO National League Umpires—Home, Cousins; First, Welke; Second, pederstrom; Third, Brinkman. TEXAS TG'dwin'cf McUnr2b Greer.lf JuGnlz'rf WCIark dh IRdrozc Stevens 1b Simme'ph Cedejio ss FTa'tif 3b Totals' INDIANS 10, RANGERS 3 CLEVELAND abrhbl 2020 Lofton cf 4011 vlzquel ss 4000 Justice dh 3000 Thome 1b Whiten rl Giles If Frymn 3b Orders c DaBell 2b 3000 4000 3110 1000 4220 4011 32 3 7 2 Totals abrhbl 4100 5120 5121 3311 5234 4114 4010 4000 4120 BREWERS 7, ROCKIES S MILWAUKEE COLORADO abrhbl 4220 4121 4121 5000 2221 2000 4124 4000 0000 4000 3000 0000 0000 1000 0000 Vina2b CirilloSb JsVntinss Bumitz rf Nilsson 1b Loretta 1b Jenkins If Owens cf DrJksn cf Mlheny c Karlp AReyes p MMyrsp Hmelin ph DJonesp Totals Milwaukee Colorado 37 710 7 Totals abrhbl 4121 5000 5120 4100 4020 2100 4122 4022 1000 1000 1000 0000 1000 0000 0000 36 5105 402 000 100—7 000 012 020—5 NPerezss Lnsing 2b LWIker rf Castilla 3b Bchetlelf Burks cf Clbmn 1b Mnwmc Ritzp Munoz p Bates ph Veres p VnWalph Lskanlcp McElryp Florida LHemandez Dmsbr L.0-5 Henriquez St. Louis SttlmyrW,5-3 GIANTS 3, METS 2 NEW YORK SAN FRAN abrhbl abrhbl 4021 DHmtn cf 3000 3000 Mueller 3b 4120 0000 Bonds If 3100 4111 Kent2b 4021 4010 Snow 1b 4000 4010 Javier rf 4120 3000 Mayne c 2010 0000 Aurilia ss 4011 0000 SReed p 0000 1000 RRdrgzp 0000 2000 Nenp 0000 1000 Hrshsrp 2000 2100 RSnchz ss 1010 0000 1000 29252 MFrco 3b McMcl p Hudek p RWIkns ph ACstillo c Gilkey ph ROrdz ss Yoshii p LLopez3b Totals New York San Francisco Texas slugger Gonzalez takes a hack at Wilson's RBI mark Totals 31 3 9 2 001 100 000-2 000 110 10X—3 E—Yoshii (2). DP—New York 1, San Francisco 2. LOB—New York 5, San Francisco 13. 2B-McRae (8), Kent 2 (16), Javier (6). HR— Olerud (3). SB—McRae (8), Becker (2), Bonds (8). S—Yoshii, DHamllton, Hershiser. IP New York Yoshii 6 McMichael L.1-2 1 Hudek 1 San Francisco Hershiser W.2-3 7 SReed 1-3 RRodriguez 1-3 Nen S,8 11-3 H RER BB SO PHILA 7 4 38101210 E-Cirilta (3). DP—Milwaukee 2. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Colorado 8. 2B-Clrillo (7), Nilsson (3), Jenkins (3), LWalker (17). 3B—Manwaring (2). HR-^Jenklns (5), NPerez (2). SB—Vina (7). IP H RER BB SO Milwaukee KartW,5-1 6 73132 ARoyes 12-3 1 2 2 1 1 Balk—Hernandez, Stottlemyre Late boxscores FRIDAY'S AMERICAN LEAGUE INDIANS 3, RANGERS 2 TEXAS CLEVELAND abrhbl abrhbl TGdwin cl 4130 Lofton cf 6010 McLmr2b 5 0 0 0 Vizquel ss 5011 Greetlf 6 1 1 0 Justice dh 5131 JuGnlzrf 6001 Thome 1b 5010 WCIark 1b 5021 MRmrz rf 4000 IRdrgzc 5010 GilesII 6111 Slovens* 5 0 2 0 SAImrc 5020 Cedenodh 1000Frymn3b 5000 Elsterss 5000 DaBell 2b 5110 FTatis 3b 3010 Alicea3b 2000 Totals 47 210 2 Totals 46 310 3 Texas 100 001 000 000 00—2 Cleveland 110 000 000 000 01—3 No outs when winning run scored. DP—Texas 2, Cleveland 3. LOB—Texas 8, Cleveland 9. 2B—TGoodwin (3), WCIark (6). 3B—Greer (3). HR^Iustice (9), Giles (9). SB—TGoodwin (16), McLemore (8). CS— TGoodwin (6). IP H RER BB SO Texas Burkett 7 62235 Gunderson 1-310001 Crabtree 12-30 0 0 1 1 Glrralle cl Jlferies If Sefdkpr Rolen 3b Brogna 1b Lbrthalc Abreurf MLewis 2b Rlalord ss MiGcep YPerez p Sprdlin p Wnston p KJrdan ph PADRES 7, PHILLIES 6 SAN DIEGO abrhbl 5120 5132 0000 5210 4110 4022 3111 4011 3010 2000 0000 0000 QVeras2b SFmley cf Gwynnrf Moutonrf MaSwyrf JoyneMb GVghn II GMyrsc Hlfman p Gvnola 3b Gomez ss PSmllh p EWImsph Bhmgr p CHmdzc Totals abrhbl 5012 5000 3000 2211 0000 4110 4223 3110 0000 4021 4010 1000 0000 EWIms ph 1000 1000 Bhmgr p 0000 1110 Totals 366126 Totals 377107 Philadelphia 000 220 011—6 San Diego 020 010 31x—7 E—MLewis (4), Relaford 2 (5). DP—San Diego 1. LOB—Philadelphia 6, San Diego 9. 2B—flolen (12), Abreu (10), MLewis (3), Joyner (7), CHemandez (5). 3B-Glanville (5), Mouton (1). HR—Jefleries (3), GVaughn (12). SB—Mouton (3). S-MIGrace. IP H RER BB SO Philadelphia MiGrace 1,1-5 6 86432 YPerez 12-3 1 1 1 03 Spradlin 0 10000 Winston 1-30 0 0 0 0 San Diego PSmith 6 84415 BnmgrW,5-1 12-3 2 1 1 1 1 Hoffman S,12 11-32 1 1 0 0 MiGrace pitched to 3 batters in the 7th, Spradlin pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Cardinals' McGwire bashes 545-foot home run By The Associated Press —TH- • " ~~ ST. LOUIS — Mark McGwire hit the longest home run of his career, a 545-foot drive Saturday night that also was the longest shot ever at Busch Stadium. ; McGwire's 16th homer, which , tied him for the major league lead with Colorado's Vinny Castilla, came leading off the fourth inning against Florida. McGwire's drive apparently struck an advertisement below luxury boxes in straightaway center field. The Cardinals, relying on eyewitnesses and reports from the dugout, finally estimated the distance in the bottom of the sixth. The previous record for the Cardinals was McGwire's drive that traveled an estimated 527 feet on Tuesday night. The team has been measuring home runs since 1988. The estimate also beats McG- wire's previous best for distance, a 538-feet homer off Seattle's Randy Johnson June 24, the Kingdome. 1997 in Wilson's record of 190 runs batted in 1930 was considered untouchable By JERRY CRASNICK Bloomberg News NEW YORK — Roger Maris endured such overwhelming scrutiny while chasing Babe Ruth's single- season home run record 37 years ago, his hair fell out in clumps. As Texas outfielder Juan Gonzalez hears the inevitable Hack Wilson references, he can stow the baldness cures. Wilson is hardly an American icon in mold of the Babe. And it's been so long since he drove in 190 runs for the Chicago Cubs — 68 years, to be precise — his record is generally dismissed as unreachable. "I don't know if anybody can come close to it," said New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez. "For a lot of people, that's two good seasons." Gonzalez, 28, has had a representative 1998 in the season's first six weeks. His 35 runs batted in were a major-league record for April, and he continues to bang the ball in May. He entered the weekend with 49 RBI in 39 games. Can Gonzalez take a whack at Hack? Skeptics abound, because no hitter has come close to 190 RBI since Franklin Roosevelt's administration. While Hank Greenberg, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx all surpassed 175 RBI in the 1930s, no man has ventured into that neighborhood since. Only two major leaguers — Tommy Davis of the 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers and Andres Galarraga of the 1996 Colorado Rockies — have cracked the 150-RBI barrier since 1950. Even in the modern era of marginal pitching, small parks, smaller strike zones and inflated statistics, Wilson poses a monumental challenge. "For a record like that to fall, everything has to go absolutely perfect for the whole season," said Texas first baseman Will Clark. Gonzalez has several advantages File photo Juan Gonzalez entered the weekend with 49 runs batted In. over other record aspirants. He's a aggressive hitter who's never drawn more than 45 walks in a season. He has the rare ability to take a pitch at the shins or the letters and scorch it. And if success means cutting down his swing and hitting a ball on the ground to the right side, he'll oblige. "When I see men on base, I have more concentration and I'm more patient," Gonzalez said. "Every runner on base, I'm looking to drive him in." While Gonzalez cuts an imposing figure at 6-3 and 220 pounds, his run-producing ability is attributable to skill as well as size. He was just a "tall, skinny, scrawny kid," said Texas hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo, when he signed his first professional contract out of his native Puerto Rico at age 16. A year later, he drove in 74 runs in 509 at- bats for the Rangers' Single-A farm club in Gastonia, North Carolina. If Gonzalez plans to challenge Wilson, he'll need lots of help from Tom Goodwin, Mark McLemore and Rusty Greer •- the three hitters who precede him in the Texas batting order. The more time they spend on base, the more opportunities he'll have. History isn't on Gonzalez's side. Through games of May 14, Goodwin had a career on-base percent- age of .331. McLemore stood at .343, and Greer checked in at .390. Anything in the .400 range is considered exceptional. Gonzalez also must stay healthy. He drove in 144 runs two years ago to win the American League Most Valuable Player award. That total would have been significantly higher if he hadn't missed 28 games with injuries. While Gonzalez claims he's unconcerned with records, his hunger for RBI betrayed him two weeks ago. After an official scorer's call in Texas apparently deprived him of two RBI against the Yankees, Gonzalez spent several innings pointing at the press box and gesturing in displeasure. Although the call was subsequently changed from an error to_a hit, an ugly residue remained. Several newspaper columnists criticized Gonzalez for a boorish "me- first" attitude. Gonzalez will no longer discuss the incident. Jaramillo and Texas's Spanish-language broadcaster Luis Mayoral, both of whom are close to Gonzalez, said it's unfair to portray him as statistically obsessed. "Juan's a great individual with a great heart for people," Jaramillo said. "The people who say he's selfish are wrong. They don't even know him." If Gonzalez comes within shouting distance of Wilson, they'll make for an odd pairing. Wilson, who had an abbreviated career b£- cause of alcohol problems, stood 56, 190 pounds and wore size six shoes. He was "Kirby Puckett-e's- que in his appearance," said Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau, baseball's official statistician. Gonzalez, a workout warrior, casts a giant shadow when he walks through a doorway. He's 28 years old, closing in on 270 career homers, and on the fast track for a spot in the Hall of Fame. It seems appropriate that Gonzalez, a lower-profile star than Mark McGwire or Ken Griffey Jr., should be linked with Wilson in his mastery of such a blue-collar pursuit picking up ducks on the pond.

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