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' " " ' 2 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1991 ! ! Back down to Earth, Murphy deflates Reds By RUSS BROWN Staff Writer CINCINNATI Apparently all Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dale Murphy needed was a change of scenery and fewer distractions. Earlier this week during an emotional visit to Atlanta, where he starred for 15 seasons, Murphy was honored with an Appreciation Night and managed only one hit in 12 trips to the plate in a three-game series." But moving north last night, he homered and singled home the winning run to lead the Phillies to 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Riverfront Stadium. "That was a very special time for him," Philadelphia manager Jim Fregosi said of Murphy's first trip to Atlanta since he was traded last August "He looked like he wanted to hit one out of the stadium, not just out of the park. So it had to be a relief for him to get out of there." How about it, Dale? Was it good to get Georgia off your mind? "Well, it was a little hectic," Murphy said. "I wasn't swinging that good. I think it was natural to try to do a little too much. I might have pressed a little, but I don't know if it's that cut and dried." Tidewater tops Redbirds 7-4 in 11 innings By GEORGE RORRER Staff Writer Tidewater's Todd Hundley couldn't bunt Jeff Gardner over from second base in the 11th inning last night at Cardinal Stadium, so he did something better. He bounced a ground-rule double over the right-center-field fence and put the Tide ahead to stay in a 7-4 Triple-A Alliance baseball victory over Louisville. Kelvin Torve followed with a two-run homer off rookie John Corona (0-1), extending the Tides' winning streak to four games. Brad Moore (4-2), the fourth Tidewater pitcher, got the victory for pitching a scoreless 10th and a 1-2-3 11th. Both starting pitchers, Louisville lefty Mike Milchin and Tidewater right-hander Anthony Young, were touched for four runs. Milchin left after 5 innings, having yielded 11 hits and one walk and fanning three. He gave up run-scoring hits to Kevin Baez in the second, Alex Jimenez in the third and Gardner jn the sixth, plus a sacrifice fly to Jaime Roseboro in the fourth. Young had given up just three home runs in innings over 11 starts, but two-run homers by Stan Royetf and Ray Stephens had the Redbirds even through 10 innings. Mike Perez, Marty Clary and Mark Grater had blanked the Tides on one hit over A'i innings before SPORTS EDITED BY From sack dance to short pants ! Former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau, who will make his professional boxing debut tonight in Roanoke, Va., says he's "not just a football player in boxing shorts." "Boxing is the toughest thing I've come up I J 4 . : Gastineau "He didn t want all his football buddies sitting in the stands wishing he'd get knocked out. He didn't want a fishbowl situation." Driving a new Yugo ' pTennis coach Nick Bollettieri lost Monica Seles as a pupil, but he's found another one where she came from. Iva Majoli, a 13-year-old from Seles' native Yugoslavia, showed her potential in reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open's junior bracket. ! 'Majoli's grunting style is reminiscent of Seles but not to Bollettieri, who had a less-than-amicable parting with the world's No. 1-ranked player. "I don't think we can compare her to Monica," he said. "Iva is a little thinner and plays a lot like Andre Agassi. She is also much more sociable and enjoys a lot of things outside of tennis. Monica was just thinking of her career." Bollettieri likes Majoli's family, too. They went with her to Florida, where she trains at his tennis academy. "I really enjoy all of them," Bollettieri said. "And they always sweep the court after Iva's training." Cards' hearts are with the kidneys The National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky presented its Outstanding Service Award to the University of Louisville athletics department last night and will honor head football coach Howard Schnellenberger as its Man of the Year on June 18. ; According to the foundation, U of L athletes and coaches have helped raise more than $395,000 to benefit Kentuckiana kidney patients. Murphy provided the decisive hit with a line-drive single to left in the seventh inning to snap a 4-4 deadlock. It scored John Kruk, who was credited with a triple when his hit to right-center field squirted under center fielder Eric Davis' glove and rolled to the wall. Murphy had hit his eighth home run of the season in the third inning. Dickie Thon also homered for the Phils his third in the fourth. Paul O'Neill slammed a two-out, three-run homer over the wall in right-center field in the bottom of the fourth to forge the 4-4 tie. It came after Bill Doran's single his third hit of the evening and an error by first baseman Jordan on Barry Larkin's grounder. The homer was O'Neill's 12th of the season, tying him for second in the National League with San Francisco's Will Clark, one behind Fred McGriff of San Diego. The victory went to Tommy Greene (5-0), even though he suffered through his worst outing of the season. Working seven innings, Green whose previous four starts had included two complete games and a no-hitter gave up 10 hits and all four runs, three of them unearned. "We were a little short in the bull- Tides 7, Redbirds 4 LoutnttM Martinez d Mendez Meet 2b Castaneda it Fernandez 1t Rover 3b Grater p Brewer ph Corona p Stephana o Fooeroe aa aMcnm p Perez p Croaby ph Gary p Rosa oh ab r Roseboro If Gardner 2b Hundtey c Haneen if Ton ph Jimenez 1b McOarael cf Pednque 3b Baez as Young p Schatzader p Dewey p lieoer ph Moore p 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 Tottft T1lt Total 40 4 10 TIDEWATER TI08 . 011 101 000 03- 000 202 000 004 LOUISVILLE REDBIRDS . E-Figueroa. DP Tidewater 2. Louuvite 1. LOB Tidewater 11, Louisville 9. 26 Gardner, Hundley, McDamel, Pednque, Martinez. Fernandez. HR Torve (2), Rover (4), Stephens (4). S-Perjnque. SF-floeeboro. IP H ERMSO Young Schauedar p Dewey Moore W, 4-2 Milchin Perez Clary Grater 2 1 2 Louisville m Vi 2 2 Corona L, 0-1 1 WP-Younp, T-337. A-8,501. How they scored Tidewater eecond (1) With one out. McDaniel doubled and acored on Baez's two-out angle. Tides 1, RedMrda 0. TlOewaler Hard (1) With two out. Hundley angled, went to eecond on Hansen'! angle and acored on Jimenez i angtt. Ttdea 2, RedMrde 0. Tidewater fourth (1) PedrlOjue doubled, advanced on Young's one-out angle and acored on Roaeboro's sacrifice fly. Tides 1, RedMrde 0. LouttvMe lourtti (2) - With one out. Fernandez walked and cored on Rover s noma run. Tides 3, RedbMs I. Tidewater alith (1) With one out. Pednque singled, went to second on Baez's single, advanced to third on Young's goundou! and acored on Gardner s angle. Tldea 4, Redblrde louawtrle abrth (2) With one out, Fernandez walked and scored on Stephens' two-out home run. Redbirds 4, Tides 4. Tidewater eleventh (3) Corona pitching, Gardner doubled and scored on Hundley's double. Torve homered, scoring Hundley. Tides 7, Redbirda 4. they erupted against Corona. Left-hander Rheal Cormier (3-3) will pitch tonight's 7:15 opener of a three-game series with the Richmond Braves. Right-hander Armando Reynoso (4-3) will pitch for the Braves. PEOPLE DAVE ROOS against in my life," said the 34-year-old Gastineau, who will fight the aptly named Derrick Dukes in a four-round heavyweight bout. "The amount of time and effort I've put into this is something I'm proud of. If I wanted to do it for the money, I would have done it a year ago in a promotional fight." And if he was just in it for laughs, he wouldn't have picked the relative obscurity of the Salem Civic Center for his first fight. "He didn't want to fight in New York, Los Angeles or Las Vegas," promoter Rick Parker said. it V jf A'Jt ittj- ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Reed tagged out Philadelphia's Dickie Thon, who was trying to score on Wally Backman's line drive to right In the second Inning. pen tonight, and I thought Greene did a heck of a job," Fregosi said. "He battled tough. I liked the way he went after them after giving up that home run. He was very upset with himself." "Man, it was a battle all the way," Greene said. "I was falling behind people, and then they were getting two and three hits in a row. I fell behind O'Neill, and he just wheeled on it. It was a battle to keep going and keep us in the game." Reds right-hander Jack Armstrong (4-5) lost for the third straight time after winning four of Harris powers Dodgers to 3-2 victory over Cubs Associated Press Lenny Harris, disappointed over not being included on the All-Star ballot, is doing all he can to make up for the omission. Harris drove in two runs with a double and a triple and scored what proved to be the winning run from third on a misplay, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the host Chicago Cubs 3-2 yesterday. "All I'm trying to do is bear down and be a candidate for the All-Star team," said Harris, who hiked his batting average to .315. "It was a big blow to me when I wasn't on the ballot. But there was some talk in St. Louis that I should have been on the ballot, and that gave me a big lift." Stan Javier singled in the second inning and Harris doubled on a hit-and-run to put the Dodgers ahead. The Cubs tied it in the fourth to end a Dodger string of 21 shutout innings on singles by Ced Landrum, Ryne Sandberg and Mark Grace. Harris broke a 1-1 tie with his sixth-inning triple and scored on an error by a throwing error by pitcher Shawn Boskie. Pirates 1, Padres O: Doug Dra-bek outdueled Bruce Hurst with the defensive help of Don Slaught and Andy Van Slyke as Pittsburgh beat visiting San Diego. The Pirates won for the 11th time in 13 games while San Diego, failing to score despite getting 13 hits, lost its second in a row after winning six Tarkanian to Continued from Page B 1 been a vocal opponent of "improper and unethical investigative practices on the part of the NCAA's enforcement division." He said he was tired of fighting with the NCAA and with others who perceived his program as dirty. "Most people figure when you're a basketball coach you spend six months with a gun at your head, then you go out and recruit," Tarkanian said. "That's not true with me. The easy part of it for me is the season." On his way to the press conference, Tarkanian walked across the UNLV campus with to a building adjacent to where the his hiring was announced in 1973. "The tough part was walking over here because I remember the press conference of 18 years ago," said Tarkanian, who at had to stop to compose himself. Tarkanian said another reason he wanted to stay as coach next season was to mold a new team. He lost all five starters from the team that went through the 1990-91 regular season undefeated before losing to Duke in the national semifinals. "We're going to circle the wagons," Tarkanian said. "We're going to play harder than we've ever played and we're going to be successful." Maxson said Tarkanian first broached resolving ongoing image problems. "Coach is the first one who told me there needed to be a resolution," he said. "He told me the day the pictures came out that we had to reach some resolution on this." Tarkanian angrily denied a published report Thursday that he was leaving to take a job with the Los Angeles Clippers or Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He said he'd had no contact with any NBA team. But he didn't deny the pros were on his Ml six decisions. He struggled from the outset, allowing four runs and seven hits in the first four innings. He left with one out in the seventh after giving up Murphy's single. The loss, after back-to-back victories over the New York Mets, dropped the Reds to 26-26, the familiar .500 mark where they've hovered all season. "What do you want me to say?" miffed Reds manager Lou Piniella asked. "Do you think we want to lose? Do you think we try to lose? I don't think so." straight. Drabek (4-7) allowed 10 hits in seven innings. Slaught threw out two runners trying to steal, and Van Slyke ran into the outfield wall to catch a drive in the ninth. Expos 11, Braves 2: Marquis Grissom had a career-high five hits, three steals and three RBIs to power Montreal over host Atlanta. Grissom scored Montreal's first run in the first when he singled, stole second and third and came home on a wild pitch by Steve Avery (6-4) as the Expos improved to 3-1 under new manager Tom Runnells. Oil Can Boyd (3-6) improved to 3-0 lifetime against Atlanta. The righthander struck out six and walked two in Th innings. The Braves only run came in the-second on Rafael Belliard's run-scoring single. Nixon, Ritchie suspended: Otis Nixon of the Atlanta Braves was suspended for four games and Wally Ritchie of the Philadelphia Phillies for one as the result of a brawl in Tuesday night's game between the teams. Both players were fined an undisclosed amount. In a game Thursday night: Astros 9, Expo 8: Eric Yelding's two-run single capped a four-run ninth as host Houston rallied to halt a six-game skid and give Montreal its first loss in three games. resign in 1992 mind. "One thing I've said all along is I would like to be an NBA scout," he said. "Then I could watch a game every week. I want to do something where I enjoy what I'm doing." Maxson said a search would begin in the fall for a new coach. Tarkanian immediately recommended his top assistant, Tim Grgurich, though the school is more likely to wipe the slate clean and look outside the program. Possible candidates include John Thompson of Georgetown, Billy Tubbs of Oklahoma and Bobby Cre-mins of George Tech, a friend of Maxson's for 15 years. Tarkanian, 60, said yesterday he was unsure what he would do after his final year at UNLV. "I've been trying for the last several years to figure out something for a hobby," he said. Canada Cup team has Gretzky, question marks TORONTO (AP) Wayne Gretzky has agreed to be Canada's captain in the Canada Cup hockey tournament, but Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Andy Moog of Boston have declined to play and Mario Le-mieux and Mark Messier are question marks because of injuries. Despite the lineup holes, Gretzky said he's confident Canada will win for the fourth time in five tournaments. "Anything less than winning is unacceptable," Gretzky said. The United States, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Finland also are in the tourney from Aug. 31 to Sept. 18. Canada beat the Soviet Union in a thrilling three-game final in 1987. Bourque, who was named as the National Hockey League's best de-fenseman for the fourth time in five years, and goaltender Moog said they want to spend more time with their families. Gomez helps Orioles Svalk' over Jays 6-4 Associated Press Leo Gomez reached base four times, scored twice and drove in a run as the host Baltimore Orioles capitalized on eight walks to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 last night. Gomez, playing his second game since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester, walked three times and added an RBI single to help Baltimore hand the Blue Jays their ninth loss in 13 games. He had the game-winning hit Thursday. With the score 3-3, Baltimore took the lead for the first time in the fifth inning against Juan Guzman, making his major league debut. Tim Hulett walked and eventually scored on a single by Dwight Evans. The Orioles used four walks, a single and sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 6-3. Yankees 5, Rangers 4: Don Mattingly's run-scoring single with two out in the ninth inning gave host New York the win over Texas. The Yankees have won 10 of their last 14 games. They still are four games below .500 at 23-27 and are in fourth place in the American League East, but they trail division leader Toronto by just 3Yi games. The Rangers have lost five consecutive games and eight of nine after winning 14 in a row for baseball's best streak this season. With two out, left fielder Juan Gonzalez misplayed Steve Sax' liner into a double. Mattingly followed with a single to right off reliever John Barfield (2-1) to make a winner of reliever John Habyan (3-1), who pitched two innings. Texas took a 4-3 lead in the fifth when Brian Downing, in a l-for-22 slump, hit his seventh career grand slam of starter Mike Witt, who had been activated from the 60-day disabled list before the game. Agassi, Courier Continued from Page B 1 points and then broke Becker's serve to win the set. "We played 5-5 for over an hour," Becker said, "and we knew that the winner would take such a mental edge over the next half-hour or hour and would win, and that's what happened." Women's final today: Monica Seles will try to defend her title and No. 1 ranking in the final against Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, whom Seles has beaten in all four of their Dennett medalist, Seymour SEYMOUR, Ind. Greensburg's Barry Dennett birdied the first hole of sudden death to beat Bryan Sparks in a playoff and win medalist honors in the high school boys' golf regional yesterday at the Elks Club. Both players had shot 1-over-par 71s. Seymour won team honors with a Baseball Cards Inventory Reduction Sale Frl. Sat Only Alt aeta A cards at low Beckett price Wax Boxes Reduced Fantasy Baaeoau Teams. Topes Stadium Club 'St Leaf Availaole Th Dugout HoNdey hwi New Albany 4H773 jt . - aw: x mm in Wm. H. KING PRESENTS Hllllrlli.IL BflflUF- AT LOUISVILLE DOWNS 1 IE PURSE $55,500 GATES OPEN - 2:00 PM PRACTICE 3:00 PM TIME TRIALS - 4:00 PM FIRST RACE - 7:30 PM Reserved Seats '16 Gen. Admission '1250 in TICKETS ON SALE AT x, LOUISVILLE DOWNS thOmtOtl S KY KUST0M CYCLE Bas M THURNALLS HARLEY-DAVI0S0N AMERICAN LEAGUE White Sox 2, Royals O: Charlie Hough and Scott Radinsky combined on a six-hitter and Tim Raines scored twice as Chicago won' in Kansas City. Hough (3-2), going for just his second shutout in five years, was replaced with two out in the seventh after giving up all six Kansas City hits. Radinsky got his first save. Raines scored on Dan Pasqua's double in the fourth and Robin Ventura's single in the eighth. Twins 2, Indians O: Allan Anderson (3-4), who entered the game with a 0-1 record and 6.30 ERA in the Metrodome this year, combined , with Rick Aguilera to pitch a two-hitter as Minnesota beat Cleveland. "They hit the ball hard, but they hit it at somebody most of the night," Anderson said. "There were a couple of balls I thought were go-ing to be home runs." Aguilera, who pitched the ninth inning, got his 14th save. Chili Davis homered off Tom Candiotti (7-3). It was his 12th homer, matching his total for 1990, when he was with California. In a game Thursday night: Angels 3, Red Sox 2s Wally Joyner's two-run single in the seventh inning sent host California to its fifth straight win and Boston to a fifth consecutive loss. Mark Langston (7-2) limited Boston to three hits over seven-plus innings, and Brian Harvey got the last five outs for his 14th save. California's Dave Winfield hit his . 389th career homer, tying him with . Johnny Bench. gain French final meetings. If Seles wins, she will retain the No. 1 ranking. But if she loses, the top ranking will go to Steffi Graf, who suffered the most lopsided defeat of her pro career, 6-0, 6-2 to Sanchez Vicario in the semifinals. The Women's Tennis Association said Thursday that Seles would remain No. 1 whether she won or lost against Sanchez Vicario, but WTA officials said yesterday they had miscalculated and that Seles could still be dethroned from the top ranking this weekend. team champion in regional 297 total, followed by Greensburg (312) and Bloomington South (315). Teem acorat Seymour 297, Greensburg 312, Bloomington South 315, JefteraonviBe 320, Madiaon 321. Floyd Central 323. Btoommgton North 327, Shat-byville 328, Columbua Eaat 334, New Albany 347, Switzerland County 391. Southwestern 396. Individuals 71 x-Barry Dennett (Oreensburg), , Bryan Sparfca (Seymour): 73 Shan CmweH (Say- , mour), Michael Kemper (Madiaon); 75 Bob Ekmt . (Bateaville), Ed Katchur (JefreraonvMe); 78 Brent Miller (Corydon Central). n-won player" on first hoi. FAR EAST HEALTH SPA Massage Sauna Steam Bath Jacuzzi 502-495-2000" 9 AM 2 AM 7 Days A Wsek 4160 Bardstown Rd. m ru 10 aWMMaMMfc0M''B&aJIHf lklkaaallMaSflLll(kai

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