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tE THE TEMHESSEAN ThurwfayJUNC S. 1988 i V'vWW .... V ' - - ' .n.Miiiin" i i Balboni extends streak as Kansas City slips by Milwaukee 8-6 AP Kansas City's Lonnie Smith crashes into the wall as the ball bounces away, allowing Milwaukee's Robin Yount to reach , third with a triple. The visiting Royals, however, emerged with an 8-6 win. Tennesscan News Services MILWAUKEE Hal McRae hit a two-run homer and Steve Balboni extended his string of extra-base hits to eight with a home run and double as Kansas City defeated Milwaukee 8-6 yesterday. McRae, who will turn 40 in July, helped the Royals bounce from behind after Milwaukee nicked Dennis . Leonard, 6-4, for a run in the first on Robin Yount's triple and a double by Ben Oglivie. , ,. Kansas Gty took the lead in the second when McRae and Balboni had consecutive doubles. Walks to Jim Sundberg and Willie Wilson loaded the bases and Lonnie Smith , beat out an infield hit, scoring Balboni. McRae homered in the third, making it 4-1. In the fourth, Smith walked, stole second base and scored on George Brett's one-out single. That finished Milwaukee starter Juan Nieves, 5-2, who was going for his sixth consecutive victory. Yankees 11, Angels h Joe Niekro . came within four outs of becoming the oldest pitcher in major-league history to throw a no-hitter before Gary Pettis doubled for California's only hit as the visiting New York ripped the Angels 11-0. Niekro left the game after eight innings. Al Holland pitched the ninth for the Yankees. Niekro, who pitched a one-hitter in 1970 for Detroit against the Yank- HE Browning hurls one-hitter Reds edge Cubs 2-0 as ex-Vandy pitcher Sanderson falls Tennessean News Services . , CINCINNATI Tom Browning pitched a one-hitter a second-inning single by Jody Davis and struck out a career-high nine last night in leading the Cincinnati Reds past the Chicago Cubs 2-0. Browning, 3-5, gave up Davis' clean single to left field with two outs in the second and then retired 14 straight batters. The left-hander, a rookie 20-game winner last season, completed his first game of the year in 13 starts. - Browning walked two and permitted only one runner to reach second -base, Leon Durham, who walked ahead of Davis' single. Browning also had two hits, including an RBI single, in ending Scott Sanderson's mastery ' of the Reds. Former Vanderbilt star Sanderson, 3-3, lost for the first time in eight career decisions against Cincinnati. Sanderson allowed six hits over the first 6 innings, but the Reds bunched three of them together in the fourth for a run. Pirates 12, Braves 3: Rookie Barry Bonds drove in four runs with a, pair of singles and his first major ' GUI I 1 league home run to lead the Pitts-' burgh Pirates to a 12-3 rout of the . host Atlanta Braves yesterday. Another Pittsburgh rookie, righthander Mike Bielecki, 4-3, got the . victory, scattering seven hits over ' , 5 innings, and Jim Winn earned ' , his third save by working the final ' y--vm- - Bonds' two-run single, RJ. Rey- nolds fifth home run arid the first -two of five Atlanta errors staked Bielecki to a 4-0 lead in the second : inning. . ' ; .V V'. Giants 4, Expos 2: Chili Davis hit a two-run triple and scored on a suicide-squeeze bunt by Luis Quinones in the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants rallied past the host Montreal Expos 4-2 last night Candy Maldonado doubled with " one out in the eighth and took third on a single by Jeffrey Leonard ' against Jeff Reardon, 5-3. Davis fol- lowed with his triple to the base of . the wall in left-center, giving the Giants a 3-2 lead. Phillies 8, Dodgers 7: Von Hayes Mexican revelry after Cup victory worrying Siilft police Tennessean News Services MEXICO CITY Police will reinforce security after future World Cup soccer games involving host Mexico after festivities following Tuesday's victory over Belgium turned violent early yesterday morning. Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans streamed into the streets of the capital city Tuesday after Mexico beat Belgium 2-1 in its debut in the 1986 world championships. The crowds danced, sang, waved flags and chanted "Me-xi-co, Me-xi-co" throughout the night Not even a steady rain could dampen the celebrations. But then they turned violent About 200 people were injured and 50 of them hospitalized after things got rowdy in the early morning hours, said a spokesman for the city police department who asked not to be identified. There were no deaths reported. Meanwhile, on the field yesterday, West Germany rallied to tie Uruguay 1-1; Paraguay edged Iraq, making its World Cup debut 1-0; and Denmark edged Scotland 1-0. The Mexico victory was still at the center of attention yesterday, however. "You could almost say the people recovered in 90 minutes the joy lost on that fateful September 19," said the 3 National newspaper, referring to the twin earthquakes that struck Mexico City last September 19 and 20, killing at least 10,000 people. The police spokesman said 62 people were taken to district attorney's offices for arraignment in connection with fights. Nineteen were arrested for civilian offenses such as public nudity or drunkeness, and blocking streets. He said police "intervened in specific cases" and denied that there was a riot "For the number of people who were there, the number of violations of the law was very low," the spokesman said. Still, it was the first time the celebrations took on an ugly air and the spokesman confirmed there was concern over what might happen should Mexico beat Paraguay on Saturday. . "They are going to reinforce," the spokesman said. "If Mexico wins on Saturday, the fiesta is going to be bigger and in addition, it's a day off (from . work)." But he promised the police would be able to handle things. 5 '.V AP Uruguay's Victor Hugo Drogo scraps with West Germany's Thomas Berthold in a 1-1 World Cup draw in Queretaro, Mexico. Police arrived about 2 am yesterday with about 2,000 people left at the Monument to Independence, a center of the activity. Armed with clubs, they started dispersing the crowd. "Then they just started beating everybody up," freelance photographer Julio Cesar Calderon said. "They started yelling 'don't take pictures' and then they took cameras and television equipment and destroyed it" About 15 newsmen were among those pushed into patrol cars, he said. Photographer Arturo Velarde was treated at a hospital for head and arm bruises and released. He said police took one of his cameras and smashed the other, even though he yelled, "I'm press, I'm press." By early Tuesday evening, many people driving around in their cars and on the street were clearly drunk. After midnight some people started throwing rocks and beer bottles. Some gang names were written on the columns at the Monument to Independence and grass at the foot of the monument was trampled into mud. - In Zona Rosa, the main tourist district of the world's largest metropolitan area, cars were kicked and jumped upon and buses were commandered by young people. Considering the hard, lengthy rain and that the game was played on a Tuesday, the police said things could have been worse. ees, baffled the Angels until Pettis pulled a double sharply down the . right-field line with two outs in the , eighth inning. Niekro, at 41 years and seven months, is four months older than Cy Young was when he pitched a no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox against New York on June 30, 1908. Dave Winfield homered twice and drove in three runs, keying an 18-hit attack that powered the Yankees. Niekro, 6-3, struck out five and walked three. Tigers 8, A's 5: Darnell Coles had three extra-base hits and drove in three runs yesterday, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the host Oakland A's 8-5 and end a five-game losing streak. The Tigers, outscored by opponents 55-20 in the first inning so far this season, trailed 2-0 after one inning yesterday when Jose Canseco hit a two-run homer. Canseco raised his major league-leading RBI total to 50 with the home run, his 16th, and a bases-loaded walk in the seventh. Lou Whitaker's homer, his sixth, started a four-run rally in the third off Eric Plunk, 0-2. With one out three consecutive batters walked and Coles,.who had doubled his first time up, sent the Tigers ahead with a two-run double. Pat Sheridan drove in the fourth run with a sacrifice fly. . and Glenn Wilson knocked in two ; runs apiece and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of five errors last night to defeat the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-7. " Shortstop Mariano Duncan committed three errors for Los Angeles as the Phillies scored four unearned runs and pinned the loss on Orel , Hershiser, 5-4. Kevin Gross, 5-5, got the victory for the Phillies, even though he was knocked out of the , game in the seventh after Duncan hit a three-run homer. Mets 4, Padres 2: Kevin Mitchell doubled down the third-base line, scoring George Foster with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the host New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 last night . Mets pitchers Bruce Berenyi and Roger McDowell combined on a two-hitter for the winners. ' Astros 4, Cardinals t Mike Scott ran his major league-leading strikeout total to 106 by fanning ' eight and he got ninth-inning relief help from Dave Smith to pitch the host Houston Astros to a 4-2 victory T over the St Louis Cardinals last night . The A's pulled within 4-3 on Bill Bathe's RBI single in the fourth. Coles made it 5-3 with his ninth ho- . mer with two out in the fifth and Lance Parrish's homer in the seventh his third in three days and 13th this season -T-made it 6-3. Red Sox 6, Indians 4: Don Baylor, Bill Buckner and Rey Quinones hit home runs last night powering the host Boston Red Sox to their fifth straight victory, a 6-4 decision over the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox won for the ninth time in 10 games. Boston raised its record to 36-15, its best start since : going 41-9 in 1946. Rookie Rob Woodward, recalled from the minors May 22 to replace injured Al Nipper, evened his record at 1-L Woodward gave up three runs on 10 hits in 6'3 innings. Bob Stanley gave up an RBI double to Julio Franco in the ninth but got the final two outs for his ninth save. Quinones, a rookie, hit his first major-league homer in the fourth inning, a two-run shot that gave Boston a 4-2 lead. Twins 10, Blue Jays 4: Tom Brunansky and Roy Smalley hit two home runs apiece and Jeff Reid also homered last night leading the Minnesota Twins past the host Toronto Blue Jays 10-4. Frank Viola, 5-5, gave up four runs in seven innings and won his first game against Toronto in nine career decisions. c- t( I jb a i t fc-wn Dave Stieb, 1-7, was shelled for eight runs on 10 hits in 6 innings. He also gave up four home runs, tying a team record for most homers allowed in a game. The victory snapped Minnesota's four-game losing streak and ended the Blue Jays' winning string at three. Rangers 5, White Sox 2: Rookie Pete Incaviglia, Ruben Sierra and. Oddibe McDowell hit home runs last night leading the Texas Rangers over the host Chicago White Sox 5-2. Ranger pitchers Bobby Witt and Mickey Mahler combined on a five-hitter for the winners. Incaviglia's two-run homer in the third inning, his 10th of the season, helped pin the loss on Tom Seaver, who had come off the disabled list earlier in the day. Seaver, 2-3, who had sidelined since May 17 with a stiff right shoulder, gave up three runs on seven hits in 4 y3 innings. Texas beat Chicago for the sixth straight time in the last week. ' ' Mariners 5, Orioles 1: Spike Owen went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs and Alvin Davis and John Moses hit solo home runs last night leading the visiting Seattle Mariners Over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1. Mike Moore, a 17-game winner last season, pitched a seven-hitter ' and ended his personal three-game losing streak. Moore, 3-6, struck out one and walked one in his fifth com-pletegame. ' - Sounds run streak to 5 3 i Kathleen Smith Staff Nashville's Tim Tolman slides safely past the tag of Omaha third baseman Kevin Seitzer for a triple in the opener of a Sounds twin-bill. Another title looms for hungry Celtics 1 ets in 1 981 and does not care for a repeat "It was a sad feeling to see the Celtics celebrating on your own court to hear all the yelling in the locker room through the thin walls," he said. "The way this season has been, our fans deserve better. They don't deserve to have to watch a Celtic celebration at halfcourt" But it may hard to stop it now that the Celtics have a real whiff of the title, now that they're on the brink. This is a team that may be considered one of the finest teams of the era, though some consider such a ' ranking premature. It may need a rousing finale on an enemy court to cement its place in history. "Rings (given to the winners) don't mean anything to me; it's the banners that hang above Boston Garden," Bird said. "I don't even know where my ring from 1981 is. I never wore it "There are three things I look at during the national anthem (in Boston). Bobby Orrs uniform, the flag and our flags." Bill Walton was saying how he may have had a good season with the Celtics, but did not feel really accepted yet because he had not been part of a championship. His teammates had a laugh at that "He's lucky we even like him," McHale joked but you could tell they understood, for most of them have been Celtics a long time and know what it all means, what it's all supposed to meaa . . "I'm glad to hear him say that" Bird said. Such is the rising tide the Rockets must try to hold back tonight "You don't think about the odds, you don't look at longshots," Reid said. "All you can think about is winning one game on Thursday night and going from there." Coach Bill Fitch can tell his team about great comebacks. His 1981 Celtics were one of the four teams to rally from a 3-1 deficit sweeping past Philadelphia on their way to beating Houston. But little of that matters now. What the Rockets need badly is an outside-shooting explosion from some of the guards, to take the heat off Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, who are being affected by Boston's strangling inside defense. Other than that there is little different they could do from Tuesday, when all seemed well until a Bird basket Walton rebound and two McHale steals combined to kill them. . "The only adjustment we can make is to take better care of the basketball the last two minutes," Reid said. "Really, what else can we do?" Probably not much, which is where the Celtics wanted them all along. Centennial stadium dedicated Saturday The new 2,000seat center court stadium at Centennial Tennis Center will be dedicated at a 1 pm ceremony this Saturday by Mayor Richard Fulton. Also making remarks will be Jim Fyke, director of Metro Parks and Recreation, and Charlie Willis, president of the Nashville Tennis Association. "This is important for tennis and the further development of public parks facilities, to see how far we've come," Willis said. "We can put on first-class tournaments and exhibitions now. I think it's a lot better ' than what people realize we have."' ' The dedication ceremony will be held during the opening of the Mu- nicipal Open adult tennis tournament which has drawn 547 entrants. . The field In the junior division, which concludes play today, brings the total of participants to a whopping 890. B . i . . i if mi 1 1 i also got a good out ing from Robinson. After starting 0-3,; the right-hander has improved to 4-3. With last-out relief help from Pa-cella, who got his eighth save, Robinson blanked the West Division-leading Royals on seven hits. "I wanted to stay and finish lip:.-., you always do," said the 24-year-old Robinson. "But John came inrtd : bailed me out. x "We've got a good bullpen behind us so you don't hate to leave so '. much when you know the guy coming in is going to protect your lead." Nashville had given Robinson a lead to protect in the first inning -; when Tim Tolman doubled into the right-field corner and scored on ; Chris Nyman's single. : : ' Two innings later Tolman tripled into the same corner and scored on Rivera's single. " Omaha got its lone run in the:-; . fourth on a walk anad back-to-back singles with two out Rodney Hobbs scored the final ; run of the nightcap when he singled, stole second, and came home on a pair of wild pitches. .."'. Iowa opens a four-game'set tonight at Greer. Tonight is Family: Night with $5 gaining an entire family admission. It is also Junior Sounds Night Tomorrow is General Mills -Batting Glove Night with the first 4,000 youngsters, 14-under, receiving a free batting glove. ' -' Former Sound Buck Showaiter attended last night's game. He was on his way to New England where he will work as a coach in the New York-Penn league this summer. With Tolman getting hits in both games, the Sounds left-fielder now has a seven-game streak. Cardinals conduct tryouts tomorrow MURFREESBORO St Louis Cardinals baseball scout Kenny Thomas expects another 75-80 participants at the club's 1986 tryout camp here tomorrow for boys ages 16-22. Registration is at 9 a.m. and players will take Middle Tennessee State's Reese Smith Field from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Tryout candidates must furnish their own gloves, shoes, uniforms and other gear. "It's a good idea for them to come when they're sophomores or juniors in high school so I'll know who to look for next year," Thomas said. "Basically I get a good idea of the players who will be eligible next year. But you never know, you might see a surprise." The Cardinals just recently signed Aquinas standout Orlando Thomas, who was at Kenny Thomas' scouting camp last jfear. Boy Scout tourney slated for Bluegrass Entry applications to the June 9 Boy Scout Golf Tournament at Blue-grass Country Club are available at the Jet Potter Scout Office on Hills-boroRoad. The four-man best ball scramble, which benefits the Middle Tennessee Council's in-school handicapped and scouting programs, features such prizes as a trip for two anywhere USAir flies in the country and a new car. -Entry fee, which includes carts; green fees, dinner and prizes tor all players, Is $150 per person. ; : For more information, call 383- 9724. ' .

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