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Monday, June 14, 1993
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D fVf- MONDAY, JUNE 14, 1993 12JE Clemens stops O's strcsk sit 10 Brett sparks Royals Associated Press It took a strong performance by Roger Clemens to stop Baltimore's '.'10-game winning streak. Clemens struck out nine and allowed six hits only two after the second inning as the host Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 4-2. Jeff Russell pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save. ,1M. "It's about time," Clemens (7-5) ,said of the victory, which broke Boston's seven-game losing streak. 'One win doesn't right the entire Isnip, though." ,;; The Red Sox, who had lost 10 of )l coming in, scored all their runs in the first on four hits, with the big blow being a two-run double by Scott Cooper. Fernando Valenzuela . C2-6) did not allow a hit after the ' first in going V innings. The only hits off Clemens after the second were by Brady Anderson, a solo homer in the fifth and a single in the eighth. Clemens struck out the side in the fourth, getting Mike Devereaux, Leo Gomez and Chris Hoiles. It was the JS2nd time in his career that he has struck out the side and the sixth time this season. Clemens, who has a career record of 96-32 after a Red Sox loss, was warned by home plate umpire Mike Reilly after he threw a fastball behind the head of Devereaux in the sixth, a half-inning after Zupcic was hit on the left elbow by Valenzuela. "We've got to get back to pitching inside," said Boston manager Butch Hobson. "My club leads the American League in getting hit by pitches." Royals 5, White Sox 4: Kansas City held onto first place in the AL West by virtue of the legs of 40-year-old future Hall of Famer George Brett, who hustled for a ' double for his fourth hit of the game - and scored on Kevin McReynolds' two-out single to boost the host AMERICAN LEAGUE Royals over Chicago in 10 innings. Brett hit a one-out looping liner in front of center fielder Tim Raines and beat the throw to second. It was Brett's 646th double, tying him with Carl Yasztremski for eighth all-time. "I've played here a lot of games, and I know when the turf is hot, the ball will bounce," said Brett. "I was hoping it was going to bounce over his head." After Mike Macfarlane grounded out and Wally Joyner was intentionally walked, McReynolds singled to left off reliever Donn Pall (1-2). "First of all, George is a Hall of Famer," White Sox manager Gene Lamont said. "He plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. He always has, and he will until the day he retires. And George has played here a long time, and he knows the turf." Chicago had won the first two games of the series to move within a half-game of the Royals, who led 4-0 before Chicago raflied to tie. Saturday night, Ron Karko-vice's leadoff homer in the 15th gave Chicago a 2-1 victory. Blue Jays 13, Tigers 4: Tony Fernandez, in his second game back with Toronto, homered and drove in a career-high five runs to spark the Blue Jays over host Detroit. The Blue Jays, who overcame an early 3-0 deficit by scoring five runs in third and five more in the fourth, avoided a four-game sweep and moved back within three games of the AL East-leading Tigers. Fernandez went 3 for 6 with a three-run homer and a pair of RBI doubles. In his two games since being traded to Toronto by the New York Mets for Darrin Jackson, Fernandez is 5 for 10 with two doubles, Avery, Lemke dazzle as Braves blast Reds From AP and Gannett Dispatches ATLANTA Maybe the Atlanta Braves need to hold more team meetings. Steve Avery cruised to a career-high seventh consecutive victory yesterday and Mark Lemke hit a three-run homer as the Braves rolled past the Cincinnati Reds 9-2. It was the Braves' third straight victory after a team meeting prior to Friday night's game. Atlanta lost to Cincinnati on Thursday night, its 10th defeat in 15 games. The Braves, who scored just 45 runs in that stretch, totaled 22 in winning the final three games of the series. , ,J'I think it's just a coincidence, nothing to do with the meeting," Lemke said. "Sooner or later we were going to play good baseball." ,,.Avery (8-2), also supported by Jeff Blauser's solo homer, gave up nine hits and two runs, didn't walk a batter and struck out six in seven .Innings while lowering his earned run average to 2.79. - "I've just been pitching at the right time when the team is getting runs," Avery said. The Braves have scored 67 runs NATIONAL LEAGUE in his 14 starts and are 11-3 when he pitches. Lemke's sixth home run, in the fourth off rookie John Roper (1-1), gave the Braves a 6-2 lead. The blast equaled Lemke's career high in 155 games last season. "It was a chance to blow the game open," said Lemke, who is five RBIs shy of his career best in 1991. "With two guys on, I just wanted to make sure I got a good pitch and didn't hit into a double play." Atlanta scored twice in the first when Deion Sanders singled and stole second. Blauser singled to shortstop, and Sanders scored when Jeff Branson's throw was wild trying to get him going back to second. Blauser wound up on second and scored on Terry Pendleton's single. Reds shortstop Barry Larkin sat out his second consecutive game after aggravating a left-hand injury in Friday night's game. Branson played shortstop in his absence. ... X ft rxJA. .y,,r 'vV; , '-.-,..'' r .."fc . Skrir. ' (LA JW ..v ' .: :: - MS J : u 1 ASSOCIATED PRESS George Brett beat the tag of Chicago's Joey Cora In legging out a 10th-lnnlng double. Brett scored to give Kansas City a 5-4 victory. a triple, a homer and six RBIs. "Tony's a good hitter, and we've missed that since he left," Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said. "We just had the chance to get two good young players in Robbie Alomar and Joe Carter. I've always said that I wanted all four, and now I'm going after Freddie (McGriff)." Toronto traded Fernandez and McGriff to San Diego for Alomar and Carter in December 1990. Athletics 7, Twins 6: Scott He-mond capped the first three-hit game of his career with an RBI double in the ninth as visiting Oakland edged Minnesota to snap its five-game losing streak and Minnesota's four-game winning streak. The bottom third of Oakland's lineup Mike Bordick, Hemond and Lance Blankenship went 10 for 12 with three walks, scored five runs and drove in four. With two out in the ninth and the score tied at 5, Bordick got his fourth single. Hemond, who came in batting .163, then doubled off the left-field wall, and Blankenship followed with an RBI single. Shane Mack homered twice and drove in four runs for the Twins. Saturday night, Kirby Puckett hit his fourth career grand slam and reached over the fence to rob Terry Steinbach of a home run as Minnesota beat the A's 7-2. Mariners 12, Angels 7: Tino Martinez hit a three-run homer and Dave Valle a two-run shot among an 18-hit attack as Seattle clubbed host California. Saturday night, Dave Fleming (1-1) pitched the way he did as a rookie last year, tossing a three-hitter as Seattle won 2-0. Fleming, making only his fifth start this season after overcoming elbow tendinitis, faced just 28 batters. In another game Saturday night: Indians 10, Rangers 9: Matt Young snapped a personal 14-game, two-year losing streak as visiting Cleveland outslugged Texas. Young (1-4) fanned eight in 4 innings of three-hit relief. ' if t i 7 ,fr(fi! ' It's ' 1 s V lK i 1 ' ! 1 M ' ?, ; i f '-vivo, n.ijji J 'J ! . ' l - 'VI1!:, : - Phillies deal Young his 21st straight loss Associated Press Anthony Young lost his 21st straight decision yesterday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 5-3 for their first sweep of a four-game series at Shea Stadium in 13 years. The major-league record for consecutive losses is 23 by Cliff Curtis of the Boston Braves, from June 13, 1910, through May 22, 1911. Young holds the club record. "Anthony did his job today, even though a couple of other guys didn't," an angry manager Dallas Green said. "I still want him to go after hitters and keep his chin up." Ricky Jordan and Pete Incagviglia hit consecutive solo home runs deep over the center-field wall in the eighth inning off reliever Jeff Innis to support Ben Rivera (5-3). Incavig-lia, who also hit a sacrifice fly, has 14 RBIs in his past 10 games. Giants 5, Cubs 3: John Burkett Mets catcher Todd Hundley consoled Anthony Young after the pitcher gave up two runs In the top of the third. ASSOCIATED PRESS (9-2) became the National League's first nine-game winner and Barry Bonds hit his 17th home run as San Francisco completed a three-game sweep of touring Chicago. Bonds connected in the seventh inning for a towering drive off Mike Morgan (4-8) that reached the first-row seats in the upper deck. Rockies 9, Astros 1: Colorado swept a series for the first time with a franchise-record third straight victory as Andres Galarraga hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Dante Bichette had four hits and Bruce Ruffin (3-2) held visiting Houston to five hits through 6 innings after opening with five straight strikeouts. Bichette set a team record with seven straight hits. He hit safely in his last four at-bats Saturday night and in his first three yesterday, flied out in the seventh inning, then added an RBI single in the eighth. The Rockies rallied from a 7-0 deficit to win 14-11 Saturday night. Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Orel Hershiser (6-4) pitched 8 innings and ended a streak of three no-decisions as Los Angeles gained a four-game split at San Diego. SPORTS PEOPLE EDITED BY ROB DEWOLF . Better than the soaps In nine of the Chicago Bulls' first 15 National Basketball Association playoff games, Darrell Walker hadn't played a minute, hasn't taken off his sweats. In the six games he had played, Walker averaged 2.8 minutes per game. He is having the time of his life. "Somebody said to me the other day that this not playing must be difficult," Walker said. "Hey, I wasn't playing five months ago when I was sitting at home in Little Rock, watching 'All My Children' and 'The Young and the Restless.' This is wonderful." The Bulls signed Walker, a defensive specialist who played last season with De troit, in January. Mom would've been proud Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Donald Evans kept his promise when he walked across the stage at Winston-Salem State (N.C.) last month. "I was thinking about the promise I made to my mother," he said. "I promised her before she died that I'd go back and graduate some day. I knew she would have been happy if she was here." Evans' mother, Novella, died in 1987, less than a week after the Los Angeles Rams drafted her youngest son in the second round. Evans kept his promise with honors, earning a 1 i s ' 'Smf Walker 3.6 grade-point average in health and physical education his final year. Now he keeps the degree in his locker to remind him of 11 years spent trying to find time for football and school work. Dad has sense of humor The family of Chris Webber, the Michigan star who could be the first pick in the NBA draft on June 30, apparently isn't too upset with his costly timeout in the final seconds of the NCAA championship game. Webber's father recently acquired a vanity license plate that reads "Timeout." lie didn't yell 'fore' A birdie and a hole in one on the same shot? Impossible, you say. Unfortunately, Lawrence Bieker's tee shot killed a horned lark on the par-3, 133-yard sixth hole at the Hayes Center (Neb.) Golf Club. Kyle Gartrell, who was helping to tend the green during a recent tournament, said the bird was on the green and took flight just as Bieker's shot approached. Good surfing, Vietnam Vietnam plans to hold its first international surfing tournament at a beach once popular with American soldiers during the Vietnam War. The World Qualifying Series event Oct. 4-11 is expected to attract more than 100 professional surfers. The competitors will gather at China Beach, located seven miles south of the city of Danang. Sandoval's hit sinks Redbirds 4-3 in 10 By BOB SIUDA Special Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. Jose Sandoval's bases-loaded single off Gab Ozuna in the 10th inning yesterday gave the Buffalo Bisons a 4-3 American Association victory over the slumping Louisville Redbirds. Louisville dropped three of four in the series at Pilot Field after losing all three in Indianapolis. The nine-game road swing will conclude with two games in Nashville tonight and tomorrow night. Ozuna (0-3) got Dave Rohde to ground out to start the 10th, but John Wehner followed with a single. Jerry Goff and Ben Shelton each drew walks before Ozuna gave up the game-winner to Sandoval. Redbirds interim manager Mark Riggins said Ozuna just missed after working a full count against Goff and Shelton. "He struggled with his command there," Riggins said. "He's been around in Double-A a couple of years, and he ought to be able to handle that situation." The Redbirds scored three runs in the eighth to pull even and had a chance for more against reliever Joel Johnston. Daryl Irvine had replaced Bisons starter Dennis Moeller to start the eighth. After striking out pinch-hitter Paul Ellis, Irvine gave up a sin- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION gle to Tim Jones. Jones went to second on the play following third baseman Wehner's throwing error. Tom Pagnozzi singled, sending Jones to third, and Keith Lockhart hit a sacrifice fly to center. Stan Royer singled and Barry Lyons followed with a two-run double to right-center. Then Brian Shouse came on and gave up a single to Van Snider that sent Lyons to third. Snider took second on the throw, and Johnston came in and induced Skeets Thomas to ground out to second. Johnston also pitched a scoreless ninth. Shelton ended Buffalo's 14-game homerless streak at home with a two-run blast in the second inning off Mike Milchin that gave the Bisons a 2-0 lead. Another snotless result by The EIMG. r k ETMG patient Mnrf (top) and after Galcopltv procedure, (right) 1 MMNln Why disguise your bald spot with a hairpiece when you can actually solve your problem? The Elliott-Thomas Galeoplasty is the very latest medical technique available to remove or greatly reduce bald spots. Get the us today for your no-cost consultation! The Elliott-Thomas Medical Group, Ltd. AMERICA'S HAIR RESTORATION SPECIALISTS CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE IN LOUISVILLE Call 1-800-362 HAIR

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