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(T - ; T'"' . ' , "IM-li'"."" -"irm'uv.v i...ii..m7r::.jA.,.Jl:mpB.i . m.- mm. - ,.., .,. ... , lJH2 itie col E COURIER-JOURNAL, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1993 SP0H7S EDITED BY STEVE ROCCA Dale Brown meet Mother Teresa A longtime leader of basketball players, LSU coach Dale Brown will try his hand this summer at comforting the afflicted with Mother Teresa. Brown's daughter, Robin Prudhomme, confirmed that the philosopher-coach is taking an extensive vacation overseas, including a stop in Calcutta to work with Mother Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning saint at her Home for the Dying. Brown is also scheduled to visit Hong Kone, Singapore, Amman, Cairo, Zurich and Barcelona during the two-week tour. "He power travels," Prudhomme said. "It's kind of a whirlwind trip they planned at the last minute." "Yep, Dale's gone on a world tour," LSU sports information director Herb Vincent said. Brown has made pilgrimages to religious sites in Europe and is planning a trip to Mount Ararat, the landing point of Noah's Ark. So is a 00 Former Miami Dolphins running back Mercury Morris attended his first Florida Marlins baseball game last week and met with shortstop Walt Weiss, who wears No. 22 in honor of Morris. Said Weiss: "He's shorter than I thought." Said Morris: "Some (guy) told me the other day that I'm just an itsby-bitsy thing. You know what? So is a bullet." Kentucky fencer foiled cancer Fencer Tim Hensley lost yesterday in individual epee at the U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio. The No. 4 seed was beaten 15-14 in a mild upset by South teammate Matt Andresen after Hensley had a 11-3 lead in the quarterfinal bout. "I was tired, I wasn't fencing my fastest and he changed his game to take advantage of my being tired," Hensley told Jim Terhune of The Courier-Journal. But the 26-year-old from Berea, Ky., could stand losses like this in an Olympic Festival. He had won a much bigger battle two years ago. In September 1990 he was diagnosed as having testicular cancer. It had spread to his lungs and was malignant. He had nine weeks of chemotherapy and two operations, one to remove the tumors, the other to check for further spread. By March 1991 the disease was declared eliminated. Throughout the ordeal, Hensley maintained his training regimen and diet and discovered that he wanted more than ever to be the best fencer he could be. Now the three-time Kentucky high school champion is ranked seventh in the U.S. in epee. Thirteen months from now he plans to move to Budapest, Hungary, to train for the '96 Olympics. Birds win 7-0 as Knox hurls 3-hitter in debut By GEORGE R0RRER - . Staff Writer , Kerry Knox's Triple-A pitching debut for the Louisville Redbirds was a long time coming, but when it did yesterday he knew how to handle it. Knox pitched a wham-bam 7-0, three-hit shutout of the slugging Buffalo Bisons. In by 2 o'clock, out by 4. Knox, a 26-year-old left-hander who came up from Class AA Arkansas last week, baffled the Bisons in just one hour and 54 minutes. He struck out seVen and walked one, yielding a double to American Association batting leader Russ Morman in the second, a single to losing pitcher Dennis Moeller (3-4) in the third and a double to Tim Leiper in the eighth. "That was a great performance," said Louisville manager Jack Krol, whose team recaptured second place in the Eastern Division. "He threw the ball where he wanted to throw it, he threw his curve for strikes and he beat a good-hitting Buffalo lineup. "It was nice not to even have to get anybody up in the bullpen." The Redbirds moved within 2Yi games of first-place Nashville, which played at Indianapolis last night. Buffalo is three back. "This was a big win for us," said Krol, whose team will begin a three-game series against Nashville here tonight. "Now we've got to get some big wins against Nashville." Knox, a former Texas Christian University pitcher from Fort Worth, Texas, was drafted by San Diego in 1989, and late in his rookie season he was promoted to Class A Charleston, S.C., which was managed by Krol and was in a Sally League pennant race. "I came up in August and helped them in the race, sort of like now," Knox recalled. "But they didn't win. I hope this isn't deja vu." Although Knox pitched a no-hitter for AA Wichita against Tulsa in 1991, the Padres released him. He signed with Milwaukee last year, and after he worked his way up to AA El Paso, the St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the minor-league draft. We deliver, every day! 1 - FEO; "5 Mother Teresa Father Dale AMERICAN ASSOCIATION "I'm glad they did," Knox said. "They're the team I always liked as a kid. I liked the speed and defense. If I could've picked a team to go to, St. Louis would've been it." Knox said he was hoping to go six or seven innings and help the Redbirds' weary pitching staff. "Once I hit the seventh, I was shooting for a complete game," he added. For a change, the Redbirds got an early lead. Tim Jones led off the first with a double, and Dave Patterson followed with his third home run. Ed Fulton's sacrifice fly scored Stan Royer in the fourth to make it 4-0, and Patterson belted homer No. 4 in the fifth. Royer led off the sixth with his 14th homer, tying his career high set in 1990 at Huntsville and matched in '91 with the Redbirds. Van Snider ended the scoring in the eighth with his 11th homer, off Mike Zimmerman. Patterson was a late entry to the lineup when Buffalo manager Doc Edwards switched from righthander Paul Miller to lefty Moeller as his starting pitcher. Miller complained of stiffness in his shoulder. "I didn't want to change the whole lineup," Krol said, "but I didn't want three left-handers in a row, so I slipped Patty into the second spot." ' Patterson, who had been in a prolonged hitting slump, credited work he did with St. Louis roving hitting instructor Johnny Lewis. "We did some soft-tossing, working on getting my front arm through," Patterson said. "I guess it trained my brain a little." Right-hander Paul Anderson (1-2) will pitch tonight against Nashville righty Frank Campos (3-4). NOTES The Redbirds changed yesterday's starting time from 6 p.m. to 2 to test attendance at the earlier hour. A crowd announced at 5,550 gave them 41,038 for six 2 p.m. Sunday games, an average of 6,840. They averaged 5,308 for three 6 p.m. Sunday games and drew 18,085 for a 7:15 p.m. game on Memorial Day weekend. 582-2211 800 - 866 - 2211 Jktf If s. ASSOCIATED PRESS Phillies catcher Todd Pratt was restrained by coach Mel Roberts (26) and the Pirates' Al Martin after an argument with Lloyd McLendon. "It was Just the heat of the battle with me and Lloyd," Pratt said. Phillies' backup catcher fills in nicely; Burkett NL's first to win 16 Associated Press It's not easy playing behind an All-Star catcher, but Philadelphia's Todd Pratt is making the most of the situation. Pratt had two homers among three hits and drove in three runs to lead the host Philadelphia Phillies over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 yesterday in a game twice interrupted by bench-clearing incidents. "Any time I can give Darren Daulton a day off, I appreciate it, and I guess he does, too," Pratt said. No punches were thrown during the incidents, the first of which led to the ejection of Philadelphia manager Jim Fregosi. . With one out in the sixth inning, Pratt homered off Steve Cooke (5-7) to snap a 3-3 tie. He homered again in the eighth to provide a needed insurance run. "Todd Pratt did a great job today, and he's done a great job all year," Fregosi said. "He always seems fo do something to help us win." Roger Mason (3-7) earned the victory with IK) hitless innings in relief of Tyler Green. Mitch Williams got his 29th save allowing a run but striking out the side in the ninth as the Phillies completed a 5-1 homestand while handing the Pirates their seventh loss in nine games. The Phillies extended their Blue Jays eke out another win; Yankees fall Associated Press Tony Fernandez's two-out single scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday to give the Toronto Blue Jays a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. With Detroit leading 1-0, Roberto Alomar singled with one out in the AMERICAN LEAGUE inning to chase starter Bill Gullick-son. Paul Molitor greeted Mike Henneman (2-2) with a single to left, advancing Alomar to second. Alomar went to third on Joe Carter's fly ball to center and scored on John Olerud's single. With Molitor at third, Fernandez chopped the ball between first baseman Mickey Tett-leton and the foul line to score the winning run. The Blue Jays have won seven of eight, and five of their past six victories have come in the final at-bat. Olerud went 1 for 3 and is batting .402. Brewers 9, Yankees 2: Milwaukee used four home runs and the complete-game pitching of Jamie Navarro to break a four-game losing streak. The loss ended the host Yankees' four-game winning streak and dropped New York a game behind Toronto in the AL East. The Brewers' victory was just their third in 10 games against the Yankees this season. . ' 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE NL East lead to seven games over the St. Louis Cardinals. Giants 6, Rockies 5: John Burkett became the first 16-game winner in the National League as visiting San Francisco capitalized on five errors to outlast Colorado for a three-game sweeep. The loss was the seventh in a row for the Rockies, tying a franchise record. But Colorado set another major-league attendance record, bettering its own mark for a three-game series. With 72,431 yesterday, the Rockies drew 216,349 for the series, topping the 212,475 they had for their opening weekend against Montreal. Leading 6-0, Burkett (16-4) lost his shutout in the seventh when Charlie Hayes doubled and scored on Jerald Clark's triple, with none out. But the Rockies stranded Clark. The Rockies chased Burkett in the eighth on a two-out RBI single by Dante Bichette followed by Clark's three-run homer. Rod Beck, the third San Francisco pitcher, got the last three outs to set a club record with his 31st save and an NL mark with his 24th straight. Burkett worked 7 innings, al The Indians' Junior Ortiz collided MacFarlane, but Cleveland was a Red Sox 2, Orioles 1: Danny Darwin pitched 63 strong innings and Andre Dawson homered for the visiting Red Sox. Scott Fletcher snapped an 0-for-12 streak by going 3 for 4, helping Boston to its 14th victory in 17 games. The Red Sox moved 13 games over .500, matching their season high. Orioles starter Rick Sutcliffe gave up nine hits in 6K3 innings and is 0-5 in his past seven starts. Baltimore's Glenn Davis, already on the disabled list with a broken jaw, was struck in the jaw m i Vt tft !" t Hill fribj-t . ;nfVCV .... Z - -. - ,,l 4 'V. lowing five runs and eight hits. Braves 3, Astros 2: John Smoltz pitched eight strong innings and David Justice homered as visiting Atlanta completed a three-game sweep of Houston and won for the ninth time in 10 games. Smoltz (10-8) allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out six and walking one. Greg McMichael finished for his third save. Justice hit his 25th home run in the second off Greg Swindell (6-9). Mets 10, Cardinals 3: New York scored eight runs in the final two innings to salvage the finale of a three-game series in St. Louis. Eddie Murray had a two-run homer in the sixth and a tie-breaking double to start a five-run eighth to back the strong pitching of Dwight Gooden (11-10), who allowed two runs and sue hits in seven innings for his third straight victory. Cubs 10, Dodgers 4: Sammy Sosa and Ryne Sandberg homered and drove in three runs apiece and Sosa made two fine catches in center field as host Chicago dumped Los Angeles. Marlins 5, Expos 4: Darrell Whitmore singled home the tying run in the sixth, then led off the ninth with a double and scored on Chuck Carr's two-out drag-bunt hit as Florida ended Montreal's home winning streak at seven. ASSOCIAfED PRESS with Royals catcher Mike run richer for his effort. with a foul ball during the game. He was sitting in the dugout when a ball hit by teammate Jeffrey Hammonds struck him below the left ear. Davis was taken to the shock-trauma unit of the University of Maryland Hospital for observation. The extent of the injury, and whether it had an impact on his previous injury, was not immediately known. Davis suffered the first injury June 7 in a fight outside a bar. Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens is expected to take his next turn in the rotation despite being bitten on Gwynn's leap saves ; the day 'Z for Padres Associated Press CINCINNATI Kevin Mitchell was grounded on his biggest play" yesterday. By contrast, Tony Gwynn" soared with everything on the Jine to end the game. Mitchell didn't jump for a fly ball at the left-field wall, costing the Cin-. cinnati Reds a late-inning run be-, cause he didn't get even two inches; off the ground. Gwynn got his gloyV NATIONAL LEAGUE - eight feet high to rob Barry Larkla! for the final out and preserve Sam, Diego's 3-1 victory. ; Gwynn's sensational game-savingj catch with the tying runs on base' made the Padres leap to their feet" and made Mitchell's misplay look, even worse by comparison. "He , (Gwynn) knew where the. wall was and didn't back down from' it," Padres manager Jim Riggleman said. "Everything we did all day goes down the chute if he didn't do that." San Diego's final run came courtesy of Mitchell's misplay in the eighth. Ricky Gutierrez singled, and; Derek Bell hit a high fly to left." Mitchell had plenty of time to got. back, get set against the wall and. put up his glove, but he never le$u his feet. The ball hit a few inches' -, away for a double and a 3-1 lead. "Did that change the garaerV. Mitchell said testily. "How come you all notice everything I do? I just didn't catch the ball, that's all." " Gwynn made sure he didn't make the same mistake. The Padres used three relievers fo finish a five-hitter, but Gwynn was the one who saved it. Gene Harris issued a pair of walks in the ninth; ' and Larkin came up with two out ' and the tying run in scoring posi tion. ' He lined a 3-2 pitch to right" Gwynn had him played perfectly, but the low liner took off, zeroing in " on the top of the wall. Gwynn was running full speetf! when he jumped and caught the balir near the yellow stripe atop the wall just before he slammed into the; green padding. "I didn't think he hit it that" good," Gwynn said. "I still had a pretty good run to get it. I told my-. self, 'If I get near the wall, at least ! jump early.' " Winning pitcher Andy Benes (12-; 7) allowed just four singles and struck out five in seven innings. his pitching hand by a dog yesterday morning. The wound didn't require stitches. Clemens was driving on a Baltimore highway around 6:30 EDT when he noticed a dog on the road that had been hit by a car. Clemens got out to move the dog to the side of the road, and it nipped him on the right thumb. Indians 9, Royals 5: Visiting Cleveland knocked out Kansas City ace Kevin Appier with seven runs in the second inning. Appier (11-6) was charged with five earned runs in the second as seven runs scored with one out. The Indians had three doubles among ; their six hits in the inning. ; A moment of silence was held be- ; fore the game and flags flew at half- 1 staff in honor of Royals owner Ew- ! ing M. Kauffman, who died in his ! sleep during the night. I On Saturday, Alvaro Espinoza's ! double capped a four-run fourth for ! Cleveland, which broke an eight- ; game road losing streak with a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. In other late games Saturday: White Sox 13, Mariners 10; Bo Jackson hit a 472-foot home run the longest in the Kingdome this season as Chicago outslugged Se attle. Angels 4, Twins 3: Tim Salmon . led off host California's ninth with a . double off Minnesota reliever Rick ; Aguilera (1-2). After Chili Davis ; grounded out, Eduardo Perez ; yanked Aguilera's next pitch into ! the left-field seats.

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