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STREET EDITION i f)2 The Arizona Republic Monday, September 3, 1990 Sports News Briefs NL post White .threatens to qeit 7 I - Gretzky's horse a winner Bill - White "This is! a time to take a ! stand, to find oui; who's right and wrong, who's telling the truth and who's lying." Wants Vincent's full support in umpires' dispute The Associated Press -PHILADELPHIA National League President Bill White threatened to resign if Commissioner Fay Vincent doesn't give him full support in his dispute with the league's umpires, according to a published report. "I want the commissioner to get the facts, and then I want a statement from the commissioner. This is a time to take a stand, to find out who's right and wrong, who's telling the truth and who's lying," White said in Sunday's final edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. If he doesn't receive the full support of baseball's highest officer, White said, "It's goodbye. I'm going home." He also challenged Richie Phillips, the head of the umpire's union, over their contradicting accounts of a meeting last week with umpire Joe West. a "If Richie is right and I'm lying, I should "resign as president of the National League," White said. If I'm right and he's lying, Richie should resign. .: i 'U "If I have lied I shouldn't be allowed to hold this office. If he has lied, (then) in my role as president of the National League, I can't deal with him. Our jobs should be on the line. : , "I'm willing to put my word up , against his in any way they want to do it go before the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), take; lie-detector tests, anything." h ' ., Vincent, who met with White on , Friday, did not want to say much about the matter. ' , "I'm trying to be helpful," he said Sunday. "It's complicated and unfor- -tunate." White, in his second year as league president, met last week with West and Phillips. Afterward, .West and White gave contradicting accounts of what was said. . Phillips accused White of "an 'unprecedented lack of support for umpires" and asked Vincent to step in to resolve the matter. : The meeting focused on an Aug. 22 incident in which West ejected Phillies outfielder Von Hayes for criticizing another umpire during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies also claimed that West has been too rough with players. For example,' during a bench-clearing brawl in a game against the Mets in New York, West threw Phillies pitcher Dennis Cook to the ground. White didn't comment on the meeting after it ended, but West said White told him he handled the Hayes situation correctly. He also said White was considering telling umpires to stop trying to break up fights between teams. After learning about West's com ments,' White issued a statement saying he had told the umpire he did not approve of the ejection of Hayes and that he had ordered only West to refrain from touching players while trying to stop fights. , White said he wanted to resolve the Hayes dispute quietly and that he told West not to discuss the meeting. He said he didn't learn about the umpire's comments until he read them the next day in a newspaper. At that point, he said he felt he had no choice but to set the record straight. "I didn't want Joe West to lie and set policy for National League umpires," he said. Now, White said, his reputation is on the line. "I think that people who have known me all these years know they can trust me," he said. Phillips repeated his account of the meeting for the Inquirer on Saturday, but he said the situation could be a misunderstanding on White's part. Golden Pheasant, giving a good imitation of co-owner Wayne Gretzky on a breakaway, charged between horses in the deep stretch on Sunday and won the Arlington Million at Arlington Heights, III. "Gary (Stevens) rode like a wild man," Golden Pheasant's trainer, Charlie Wit-tingham said after joining owners . Gretzky, the great hockey player, and Bruce McNall, who owns the Los Angeles Kings, in the winner's circle. Stevens got Golden Pheasant away safely from the dangerous No. 1 hole, from which a horse has to break at an angle, then drove him. through the stretch and past With Approval with about a sixteenth of a mile to go for the victory. Golden Pheasant won the 1 '4 -mile race by 1 14 lengths ahead of With Approval, who was lengths ahead of Steinlen, who won the Million last year. Golden Pheasant, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt, earned $600,000. . - -.- . Wayne Gretzky Hockey superstar watches the . horse he co-owns, Golden Pheasant, win the Arlington Million. to '.lit t American League Red Sox remain hot, top Yankees-1 The Associated Press ' BOSTON Tom Bolton came within three outs pf his first major league shutout as the Red Sox charged to their 10th consecutive victory Sunday night, defeating New York, 7-1. r. 'f The Red Sox completed a sweep of their season scries with the Yankees in Boston for the first time in the torrid 88:year rivalry. " I Mike Greenwell drove in four runs and Ellis Burks the other three as the Red Sox extended the league's lorigest winning streak this year and retained a 6Vi-game lead over Toronto in the East. ' "We can play with anybody, any time, but the'way we're playing lately, we can beat anybody all the time," Greenwell said. ' Bolton (8-2), promoted to the starting rotation on July 17, yielded six hits in eight-plus innings. - Mike Witt (3-7) gave up five hits in 6A innings, walked five and hit a batter. '? ' '.''''tL .... I.....ll . ...Mll t .... .liri t t vYx0jt h-i'--ai- Osamu HondaThe Associated Press AllPJGls 1 White SOX 0 i nc ivieis uics Jciiciics uedia uie ui uicrnii iiiunsiu ju&c unue iui c uuuuie ounuciy in new iurn s iu-o viciury. Mets finish perfect homestand with sweep of Giants, East lead x ACC gives Florida State a good look Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Gene Corri-gan led a delegation of 1 1 officials from six, member schools oft a visit to Florida State, which is looking at membership iMhe ACC or Southeastern Conference. Corrigan said florida State is the only school being considered by the ACC in expansion thoughts, but he cautioned that the conference remains undecided about adding a ninth member. College football ; Tennessee has likely lost starting tailback Chuck Webb for the upcoming game against Mississippi State and possibly others, according to Coach Johnny Majors. Webb suffered an injury to his right knee Saturday in the Volunteers' win over Pacific. . . . George Johnson rushed for 108 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, leading Bowling Green to a 34-20 road victory over Cincinnati Donald Carr passed for 198 yards and rushed for an additional 57 yards and one touchdown to lead Howard University to a 26-21 victory over Southern University in the second annual Los Angeles Football Classic. " . 1 Belgian cyclist is world champ For most of his career, Belgian cyclist Rudy Dhacncns has been an also-ran. But Dhacncns, who finished only 42nd in this year's Tour de France, beat some of the best riders in the world Sunday including Tour dc France .winner Greg LeMond and became the 1990 world champion. Dhacncns finished only a shoulder ahead of compatriot Dirk De Wolf. Both completed the 18-lap, 161-mile race on the outskirts of Utsunomiya, Japan, in 6 .hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds, an average speed of 23.8 mph. The race was the finale of the two-week 1990 World Cycling Championships. LeMond, the defending champion, finished fourth, behind Italy's Gianni Bugno. 'Sleepy' to trot out 2 at Ruidoso "; 'In Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath's stable of stability, the unknown is suddenly the main point of interest. Gilbreath, who over the past eight years has become one of the country's leading trainers of quarter horse runners, will saddle two of the contenders in today's 32nd running of the $2 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, ;N.M. But Gilbreath, who won in 1983 with a long shot named On A High, concedes there's much he doesn't know iabout his colt-filly combination :. of.. Refrigerator and .'Opportunity Streak. Summer Squall back in action A bigger and stronger Summer Squall is ready to race .again. "He's gained 50 pounds and is an inch taller," said :ot Campbell, head of the 28-membcr Dogwood Stable jthat owns the colt. "The time off has helped him develop, and he is more impressive now in his training." Summer tSquall takes on 10 challengers today in the $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park in his first race ince winning the Preakness on May 17. It's the start of Summer Squall's stretch bid for 3-year-old and horse-of-the-year honors. What a bargain! i. Thousands of bargain and souvenir hunters and the fire department showed up for the first day of the Goodwill Games' going-out-of-business sale. The Games' 'Seattle Organizing Committee is auctioning off thousands '.of items ranging from computers to punching bags this holiday weekend in Rcnton, Wash. It needs to raise at least '$400,000 to help break even on its $68 million operating budget for the international athletic competition held in '.Seattle earlier .this summer! lUnification imbalance The East German track and field team went out with a Iroar. Which may not be so good for the West German jtrack and field team. With the teams to merge Nov. 24, "after the countries unit? next month, West : German sathletes may find it more difficult to make the national team. The East Germans outdid all their previous 'performances at the European Track and Field Champion-jships at Split, Yugoslavia, collecting 34 medals, 12 golds. ;The West Germans won only seven medals, three golds. i Compiled by Pat Underwood of The Arizona Republic from reports by The Associated Press. ; ' National League ANAHEIM, Calif. Jack Howell, brought back this week after a month in the minors, homered in the. fifth inning and Chuck Finley shut down Chicago. The loss ended Chicago's three-game winning streak. The White Sox trail West-leading Oakland by 6! games. Finley (17-6) allowed five hits in Vs innings, struck out six and walked two. He lowered his ERA from 2.53 to 2.43, second in the league to Boston's Roger Clemens (i.95). : The Angels have not had a 20-game winner since Nolan Ryan went 22-16 in 1974. ; Athletics 4, Rangers 2 j OAKLAND Newcomer Harold Baines hit his first home run for Oakland and Dennis Eckersley earned his 41st save. Mike Moore (12-12) allowed four hits in innings, struck out five and walked four. Rick Honeycutt pitched 1 hitless innings and Eckersley finished with a hitless ninth. He needs one save to tie Rollie Fingers (136) as the A's all-time saves leader. Baines tied the score at I in the second with his 14th home run. ' Charlie Hough (10-10) gave up seven hits in his fifth complete game. Rickey Henderson stole his 54th base, leaving him 13 behind Lou Brock's record of 938. I Royals 8, Mariners 0 ; SEATTLE Danny Tartabull drove in five runs to match a career high and Tom Gordon pitched a three-hitter for his second career shutout. , Tartabull hit a two-run double in the third and a three-run homer in the seventh. The Royals had 1 1 hits. Gordon (10-9) pitched his fourth complete game in six starts. He struck out four and walked five. Loser Brian Holman (11-11) gave up four runs and six hits in six innings. : Brewers 4, Orioles 2 MILWAUKEE Jamie Navarro took a shutout into the ninth as Milwaukee won its 10th in 13 games. Navarro (6-5) gave up eight hits in Vs innings as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep. He struck out four, walked one and had a shutout until Mike Devereaux's two-out, two-run homer. ; Jose Mesa (0-2) was the loser. Twins 4, Tigers 3 MINNEAPOLIS Greg Gagne hit a two-run homer and rookie Scott Erickson held Detroit to six hits over 7 innings as Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak. ; Erickson (44) struck out four including Cecil Fielder three times and walked five. Rick Aguilera pitched 1 Vs innings for his 27th save. ' Tony Phillips had all three RBIs for the Tigers. ; ; Jack Morris (11-16) went the distance in losing. The Associated Press NEW YORK - The New York Mets completed a 6-0 homestand and a four-game sweep of San Francisco on Sunday, beating the Giants, 10-6, despite giving up 17 hits. It was the first time the Giants had been swept in a series at New York since 1979, and the first time ever by the Mets in a four-game series. The Mets, with second-place Pittsburgh's 7-6 victory at Houston, stayed a half-game ahead of the Pirates in the East. "Sometimes you lose the edge during the season because you think you have time," said infielder Tim Teufel, who homered and scored three runs. "There isn't any time left for errors now at home or on the road." Winner David Cone (11-7), who allowed four runs and 1 1 hits in five innings, had a shaky start as the Giants scored three runs before making an out. Kevin Mitchell hit a two-run single with the bases loaded and Matt Williams added an RBI single. The Mets came back to chase former Firebird Paul McClellan (0-1) in his major league debut. "McClellan got behind a lot of batters," Giants Manager Roger Craig said. "He did a decent job, not great, not bad." ;. Kevin McReynolds also homered for New York and Howard Johnson had a three-run double. Pirates 7, Astros 6 HOUSTON - John Smiley held Houston hitlcss for 5VS innings and JcfT King hit a three-run homer for Pittsburgh. Smiley retired . 16 of the first 18 hitters before Eric Yelding broke up the no-hitter and the shutout with an After scoring only two runs and getting six hits in losing two straight to Montreal, the Dodgers had 18 hits Sunday, and seven Dodgers had RBIs. Tim Crews (24) pitched 2W hitless innings in relief of starter Jim Neidlinger, who left with the lead after 4 innings. , Mark Gardner (7-8) didn't survive the first as the Dodgers scored four runs. Padres 9, Phillies 1 PHILADELPHIA Ed Whitson allowed one run in seven innings for his fifth straight victory as San Diego snapped a five-game losing streak. Whitson (12-7), the league's ERA leader at 2.31, has given up seven earned runs in his past eight games, during which he has five victories and three no-decisions. He allowed six hits and two walks. The Padres scored five unearned runs in the second off Jose DeJesus (4-6). ' Braves 5, Cardinals 0 ATLANTA Charlie Leibrandt scattered 10 hits and Ron Gant and Dave Justice each drove in two runs ' for Atlanta. jJohn Tudor (11-4), returning from the disabled list two days ahead of schedule, saw his six-game winning streak end despite allowing only four hits in six innings. It was the third complete game and second shutout of the year for Leibrandt (7-8), , who extended his string of scoreless innings to 16. He had no walks and one strikeout. The Braves took a 2-0 lead off Tudor in the third on two walks and Gant's double. Justice's 20th homer, best in the major leagues for a rookie, made the score 5-0 in the eighth. RBI triple in the sixth. Smiley (8-7) gave up five runs and six hits in seven innings for the victory. The Astros, trailing, 7-5, got within a run in the ninth on an RBI single by Franklin Stubbs and had runners at first and third with one out before Bob Kipper relieved Ted Power and got the final two outs. Danny Darwin (10-2) had a personal nine-game winning streak stopped. Reds 6, Cubs 2 CHICAGO Jose Rijo won his third straight start and Eric Davis, Bill Doran and Jeff Reed led a 12-hit attack for Cincinnati. The Reds won three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 overall to maintain a 6!4-game lead over Los Angeles in the West. . Rijo (11-6) pitched his fourth complete game, allowing nine hits. He has allowed only four runs in his past three starts, and is 3-0 in three starts . against the Cubs. Chicago starter Greg Maddux (12-12) lasted five innings and gave up four runs (three earned), eight hits and four walks. Dodgers 12, Expos 5 MONTREAL Kal Daniels snapped an 0-for-16 slump with two two-run homers and Lenny Harris and Mike Sharperson also homered for Los Angeles. It was the second time this season Daniels, who homered twice against the Cubs on July 14 in Chicago, has hit two homers in a game. He has eight two-homer games in his career. Little suspense left for Firebirds after loss to Trappers ON THE AIR Television i Auto racing IMSA GTP competition, ESPN, 8:30 a.m. Vancouver Grand Prix, ESPN, 1:30 p.m. -Tennis v. ,; U.S. Open, Ch. 1 0, 9:30 am; USA, 4:30 p.m. Baseball Reds at Braves, TBS, 10:05 a.m. Blue Jays at Tigers, ESPN, 10:30 a.m. ' . '- : Cubs at Expos, WGN, 10:30 a.m. ' , Athletics at Red Sox, Ch. 27, 4:30 p.m. Royals at White Sox, ESPN, 4:30 p.m. Astros at Dodgers, ESPN, 7:30 p.m, , Hone racing All-American Futurity, ESPN, 10:30 p.m. (taped) Radio . . .,, Baseball ' " ' Cubs at Expos, KCKY (1 1 50), 9:55 a.m. Mariners at Orioles, KAMJ ( 1 230), 1 2:30 p.m. Angels at Yankees, KCKY (1150), 1:30 p.m. (joined in progress) - . , , , , , Athletics at Red Sox, KAMJ (1230), 4 p.m.; KCKY (1 1 50), 4:20 p.m. Astros at Dodgers, K0Y (550), 7: 1 5 p.m. Giants at Padres, KAMJ (1230), 7:45 p.m. (joined in progress) Information supplied by networts and station. Reprinted from Sunday's late editions By Bob McManaman The Arizona Republic A standing-room-only crowd of 9,192 got a taste of just about everything Saturday night at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Everything but the taste of a Firebirds' victory. The Edmonton Trappers overcame a six-run deficit and outlasted the Firebirds, 11-10, in a Pacific Coast League game. Mike Knapp's hit up the .middle in the seventh inning scored Mark Wasinger for what proved to be the winning run. Phoenix needed to win Sunday night's game as well as tonight's game against Edmonton in order to win its first series in two months. That's about all the suspense left for Firebirds fans, but they got their share of excitement Saturday. ' ; They saw 33 hits (19 by Edmonton) and five home runs (also, two shots bounced off the second-tier billboards for ground-rule doubles). They also witnessed frustration. Firebirds Manager Duane Espy played the game under protest after the second, and in the fifth, Phoenix relief pitcher Greg Booker was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Todd Freese. . The Firebirds trailed early, 2-0, but roughed up Edmonton starter Kyle Abbott by scoring four runs in both the second and third to take an 8-2 lead. It wouldn't last, but it's been that kind of a season for the Birds. Reliever Kevin Trudeau (5-2) worked IVs innings in earning the victory. Phoenix reliever Rick Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss. Edmonton got homers by Rueben Amaro, Steve , 1 .. DeAngelis and Mark Davis. Tony Perezchica hit a three-run shot for Phoenix in the third. First baseman Mike Laga hit his 22nd homer in the fourth, a solo shot, moving ahead of Matt Williams and into a tie for sixth with Bobby Prescott on the club's all-time list with 45. ; Note : Phoenix third baseman Chuck Jackson, who did not play because of a hyperextended right knee, said he will not be in the Giants' organization next season. '. "They told me I'm not going to play baseball for them again," Jackson said, without elaborating. "I'll get a job, though. I'll play somewhere." ; Jackson, who suffered a broken hand early in the season, hit .289 in 74 games for Phoenix. . i . i x

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