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2S The Pes Moines Register Saturday, May 10, 1997 Baseball f .ill. " v -f Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. says the team might move if a second vote is required for a downtown baseball stadium. But lawmakers say they will try to exempt Houston from another referendum. A stadium financing bill passed Thursday by the Texas House requires all cities and coun ties to hold referendums before using the financing tools provided by the legislation. Voters in Harris County last November gave county commissioners approval to begin plans for a ballpark and to update or replace the Astrodome for football The New York Yankees will finally receive their World Series championship rings before Sunday's game against Kansas City at Yankee Stadium. Production of the Yankees' rings was delayed when slight changes were made to the original design at the request of Manager Joe Torre. . . . It's easy to see why Colorado sits atop the National League West. After tying for the worst road mark in the National League last year with 29 victories, the Rockies are 9-4 in away games this season, the best percentage in the major leagues. . . . Relief pitcher Gregg Olson, the 1989 American League rookie of the year with Baltimore, wa designated for assignment by Minnesota on Friday. Olson had no record with an 18.36 earned-run average in 1 1 appearances. . . . Florida placed outfielder Cliff Floyd on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a pulled hamstring Minnesota sent pitcher Steve Dreyer to Salt Lake City for a rehab assignment. Dreyer, a native of Ames whom the Twins signed as a free agent from Texas, broke a foot during spring training. Cleveland acquired lefthanded pitcher Alvln Morman on Friday from Houston for a player to be named : MMMHIIMII. I . EAST W L Pet 68 tart 10 Streak Heme 1996 ' J Baltimore 22 9 710 - 7-3 W3 14-5 16-15 " '' New York 19 15 .559 44 7-3 W3 10-7 20-14 -' '' Toronto 16 15 .516 6 6-4 Wl 9-8 14-17 5 Boston 15 17 .469 74 4-6 LI 7-8 11-21 :;.t ... Detroit 13 20 .394 10 5-5 LI 7-8 10-23 '. "! CENTRAL W L Pet. CB last 10 Streak Home 199$ Milwaukee 15 14 .517 - 6-4 Wl 10-5 13-16 : ( Cleveland 16 15 .516 - 5-5 LI 9-8 20-11 , i KansasCity 16 15 .516 - 6-4 Wl 6-8 11-20 Minnesota 14 20 .412 34 3-7 Wl 6-8 16-18 Chicago 11 19 .367 44 5-5 Wl 7-11 16-14 WEST W I Pet. CB Last 10 Streak Home 1996 ';' j Seattle 19 13 .594 - 5-5 LI 9-8 18-14 Texas 16 14 .533 2 4-6 L3 9-6 19-11 ' Anaheim 14 16 .467 4 4-6 L2 7-7 18-12 .;'r, Oakland 15 19 .441 5 3-7 L2 8-6 17-17 "V FRIDAY'S GAMES N Cleveland at Detroit N Texas at Boston N Kansas City at New York N Seattle at Baltimore N Anaheim at Milwaukee N Toronto at Minnesota N Oakland at Chicago THURSDAY'S GAMES Baltimore 13, Seattle 3 Chicago 10, Oakland 6 Kansas City 4, Detroit 0 Minnesota 10, Boston 7 New York 5. Texas 4 Toronto 4, Cleveland 3 Only games scheduled TODAY'S PITCHING MATCHUPS Time Last Three Starts r Team Pitcher (COT) W L ERA W L IP ERA HWG Texas Alberro (R) 0-0 0.00 -- ", at Boston Hammond (L) 12:05 1-1 3.07 1-1 19.0 142 9 5 - ''' Cleveland Colon (R) 0-1 10.24 0-1 9.2 10.24 22.3 Vl at Detroit Olivares (R) 12:05 1-2 3.65 0-2 21.2 2.08 9.6 Seattle Fassero (L) 4-1 4.22 1-1 15.2 6.32 14.4 ' at Baltimore Kamienieck (R) 12:35 2-1 3.75 1-1 20.1 3.54 11.1 .. r.' Kansas City Appier (R) 4-1 2.14 2-1 25.0 1.08 6.1 atNewYork Mendoza (R) 12:35 1-1 7.08 1-0 15.2 5.74 13.8 V Anaheim Dickson (R) 5-1 3.13 2-1 16.2 4.32 13.0 - at Milwaukee Karl (L) 1:05 1-5 5.45 1-2 14.1 9.42 21.3 ' ' ' ' Oakland Telgheder (R) WGN 0-2 5.12 0-1 16 0 7 88 15 8 atChicago Drabek (R) 6:05 2-3 6.15 1-2 181 442 98 ' ' Toronto Clemens (R) 5-0 1.58 2-0 24.0 2.63 7.9 . at Minnesota Aldred (L) 7:05 1-4 6.28 0-3 16.1 6.61 14.3 EAST W L Pet. CB Last 10 Streak Home 1996 Atlanta 23 10 .697 - 5-5 LI 13-4 20-13 Montreal 17 14 .548 5 6-4 W2 9-4 20-11 - Florida 18 15 .545 5 4-6 W 1 14-4 12-21 New York 16 18 .471 7V; 6-4 LI 8-8 15-19 , - Philadelphia 10 22 .312 12V2 3-7 L2 3-8 17-15 CENTRAL W L Pet. CB Last 10 Streak Home 1996 . ,r Houston 19 15 .559 5-5 Wl 12-8 17-17 Pittsburgh 18 15 .545 Vz 6-4 W3 6-6 16-17 St. Louis 16 17 .485 2Vz 7-3 W3 11-5 14-19 ' Cincinnati 10 22 .313 8 3-7 LI 5-7 15-17 '"' Chica80 9 23 .281 9 5-5 Wl 4-8 16-16 WEST W L Pet. CB Last 10 Streak Home 1996 Colorado 21 11 .656 5-5 L2 12-7 15-17 San Francisco 19 12 .613 14 3-7 L2 11-8 15-16 g; Los Angeles 18 13 .581 24 7-3 Wl 12-8 15-16 San Diego 12 19 .387 84 3-7 LI 8-12 19-12 FRIDAY'S GAMES N Colorado at Philadelphia N Houston at Florida N Atlanta at Pittsburgh N New York at St. Louis N Montreal at Los Angeles N Cincinnati at San Diego N Chicago at San Francisco THURSDAY'S GAMES Chicago 6, San Diego 2 Florida 5, Atlanta 1 Houston 4, New York 2 Pittsburgh 10, Colorado 8 St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 2 Only games scheduled TODAY'S PITCHING MATCHUPS -r Time Last Three Starts "' Team Pitcher (CPT) WL ERA WL IP ERA HWC Chicago Telemaco (R) WGN 0-1 5 40 0-1 11.2 5.40 13.1 at San Francisco Rueter (L) 3 05 1-0 2 21 0-0 19.1 1.40 9.4 l Houston Holt (R) 3-3 3.59 1-2 21.0 3.00 9.4 at Florida Helling (R) 6:05 1-1 1 17 1-0 6 0 0.00 6.0 Atlanta Neagle (L) TBS 5-0 3.64 3-0 22.0 2.05 8 6 'V at Pittsburgh Lieber (R) 6:05 1-3 2 95 0-3 16 0 5.63 14 6 Colorado Ritz (R) 3-4 6.07 2-1 21.1 4.64 11.8 ' at Philadelphia Leiter (R) 6:05 3-3 4 00 1-2 20.0 5.40 13.1 NewYork Jones (R) ICN 5-2 3 10 2-1 19.0 2.84 11.4 at St. Louis Al Benes (R) 7:05 3-3 3 38 1-2 19.2 4.12 12 8 Montreal Bullinger (R) 2-4 8 49 2-1 18.0 7.00 13.0 ; at Los Angeles Park (R) 9:05 2 1 2 48 2-0 18 2 1 93 7.7 .'Cincinnati Morgan (R) 0-3 4 60 0-2 13.1 6.08 16.2 i at San Diego Hitchcock (L) 9:05 2-3 3.70 0-2 17.2 6 62 14.3 Key HWG: Hits and walks allowed per nine innings. V kr mi , Grateful Pirates meet, mingle with fans before the game i Lamont Joins players An unusually heavy contingent of uniformed personnel greeted fans Friday night at Three Rivers Stadium the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Gene Lamont, his coaches and every player except starting pitcher Francisco Cordova shook hands. Dosed for pictures and even hugged fans for a half-hour before the Pirates' game against Atlanta. Some teams stage Meet the Players night. The Pirates did it in reverse with a Meet the Fans night suggested by left fielder Al Martin, who sought to forge a stronger bond between baseball's least-known and lowest-paid team and its rooters. "The fans have been very friendly and supportive. It's fun," Lamont said as a shy young fan hugged him, whispering her name in a barely audible voice. The promotion, which was hinted at but not formally announced in advance, came after one of the Pirates' most successful road trips since they last won a division title in 1992. Some fans were pleasantly see the players, dressed in their game uniforms and warmup jackets, make a eenuine effort tn greet every one of them before returning to the clubhouse. Bunded in One Eye, Pitcher Wears Hockey Helmet Battered, but battling Marin Independent Journal Rohnert Park, Calif. He is legally blind in his right eye, his left arm is running out of time and, to play baseball again, he must wear a hockey helmet everywhere he goes on the field. So how's life for Lee Langley? "To me," the Sonoma County Crushers pitcher said, "Perfect." Although his career appeared finished last June 19 when he was hit in the eye by a batted ball in a Western Baseball League game, the 31-year-old Langley is attempting a comeback that has become both incredible and unusual. One might say his faith lies in the Lord and Lord Stanley. Langley, a deeply religious man from Salem, Ore., has regained his focus and determination to play pro baseball. He has accepted the guidance of God and the protection of an NHL-like hockey helmet, equipped with a plexiglass visor so Langley can clearly see the strike zone and not worry about being an at-risk target. The hockey gear has eliminated whatever fear Langley had of returning to the pitcher's mound. "I'm in shape. I'm ready to go. I can't wait for the 13th," Langley said. The 13th? The movie? No. Langley may have a hockey mask and he may have gone through a horror-filled experience last season, but he's talking about next Tuesday, when he will pitch in a real game for the first time since the accident. The Crushers have a WBL preseason contest in Chico and Manager Dick Dietz is going to start the left-hander. "I want to see him in game conditions," said Dietz, a former major league catcher with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. "I can't do anything until we play an exhibition game." The game will be the big test for Langley. He has thrown in the bullpen and in batting practice, but he has not pitched in a game situation. Langley, a third-round draft pick of the Dodgers in 1986, will have to show he can adequately and safely find the strike zone, plus field his position. "This will decide pretty much how I feel and what I do," Langley said. "If I don't make the club, it's because of my ability." The equipment gives him peace of mind, but it's taken him almost four months to find the right headgear to allow him to feel comfortable and better concentrate on the mound. "This is my heart's desire," Langley said. "I can't let that four-ounce ball decide my future." To play again, Langley first needed proper protection. The Crushers' team physician, Dr. Ty Affleck, referred Langley to a Massachusetts doctor who specializes in protective equipment. Langley bought a hockey helmet, with an all-wire facemask, at a sporting goods store in January and tried it out for months. He even wore it watching TV. If anything, Langley added a new twist to the term "two-sport star." No one ever recalls seeing a professional athlete in a baseball uniform wearing a hockey helmet. "He's the first player to play lacrosse and baseball at the same time," quipped Crushers second baseman Tim Wallace. Crushers teammate Kyle Washington stepped into the batting cage last month, stared at Langley and called him "Hannibal Lecter." Langley decided to give up the all-wire helmet when he couldn't see well enough out of it and when he received a photo from the Massachusetts doctor showing the test results from such a helmet after it had been struck by a ball going 120 mph. The wire mask was pushed 1 12 inches inward toward the face. The Crushers' relief pitcher went back to the same sporting goods store this week and found another helmet, this one with a plexiglass visor connected across the middle of the mask. "This is the best one that works for baseball," Langley said. "I can look through this clearer. It's like looking through binoculars compared to the other one." Giants' allegation of sign stealing infuriates Expos Montreal Quebec (AP) Accusations of sign stealing and a lack of respect could make for an interesting encore series next week between San Francisco and Montreal. The exchange of unpleasan- tries between Expos Manager relipe Alou and Giants coun terpart Dusty Baker has been building this week in the wake of a pair of Montreal routs. It even has reached the point where Jackie Robinson's name has been invoked. Alou is reacting angrily to Baker's allegations that Expos baserunners had been stealing signs from the Giants during Montreal's 10-3 and 19-3 victories in San Francisco. Baker said he would "spread the word around the league" that Montreal was breaking one of baseball's unwritten rules. "I would like to spread this word I'd like to express my concern about a minority man ager accusing another minori ty manager about stealing signs," Alou responded. He said he felt "disgust" that Baker would make his ac cusations "in the year of Jack ie Robinson's anniversary." Alou and Baker are two of three black managers in the major leagues. "I m the person responsible for stolen bases and 'm the one responsible for stolen signs if we did it, which we don't," Alou said. Baker believes Expos runners on second base were picking up the Giants' signals from the catcher and relaying them to teammates a practice called "tipping pitches." After one game, Expos outfielder t .V. bantangelo had a heated argument with Giants third base coach Sonny Jackson about sign stealing. Baker Accuser 9 Alou 'No respect' ill 3! Associated Press San Diego Manager Bruce Bochy gets in the face of umpire Steve Rippley after he and Greg Vaughn were ejected Thursday against the Chicago Cubs. THURSDAY NIGHT AT BALTIMORE, MO. SEATTLE ab r h W BALTIMORE ab r h M Cora 2b 4 0 10 By. Anderson cf 4 2 2 2 A Rodriguez ss 4 10 0 Reboulet2b 5 2 11 Griffey Jrcf 4 0 0 0 C Ripken 3b 5 12 1 E Martinez dh 4 0 10 Incaviglia dh 4 110 Buhner rf 3 0 0 0 Hoiles lb 4 2 3 6 Sorrento lb 3 0 11 Hammonds II 3 10 0 Da. Wilson c 4 0 0 0 Webster c 4 110 R Davis 3b 3 111 Tarasco rf 3 2 2 0 Duceylt 4 110 Bordickss 3 112 Totals 33 3 9 2 Total! 35 13 13 12 Seattle 000 100 020 3 Baltimore 200 003 35x 13 E Cora (5), C. Ripken 2 (7). Hammonds (2). DP Baltimore 1 . LOB Seattle 6. Baltimore 2. 2B Hoiles (4). Tarasco (1). HR R. Daws (5). By. Anderson (3), Hoiles 2 (6). CS Tarasco (1). Bordick (1). Seattle IP H R ER BB SO Ra. Johnson L. 4-1 6 6 5 5 2 10 Manzanillo 1 3 3 2 1 0 B.Wells 1 4 5 5 0 1 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO Mussina W. 4-1 7 5 3 1 1 8 Te. Mathews 2 0 0 0 2 1 Mussina pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP by B. Wells (Hammonds). WP Manzanillo. U Ceder-strom, Coble, McClelland. Culbreth. T 3:04. A 45.026. AT CHICAGO, ILL. OAKLAND ab r h bl CHICAGO ab r h W Mashorecf 3 111 Phillips rf 5 13 1 Giambi dh 3 0 0 1 Durham 2b 5 110 Canseco If 4 0 0 0 F. Thomas lb 4 122 McGwire lb 3 0 0 1 Belle If 4 12 1 Berroarf 4 0 101. Moutondh 5 3 2 2 Spiezio2b 4 0 0 0 Snopek3b 5 110 Brosius3b 4 0 0 0 N. Martin ss 4 124 Go. Williams c 2 2 1 0 Kreuterc 30 10 Batista ss 2 1 0 0 0. Lewis cf 4 12 0 Magadan 3b 2 2 2 1 Totals 31 C 9 4 Total 39 10 16 10 Oakland 000 020 301 6 Chicago 313 012 OOx 10 E-Spiezio (3), Phillips (3). Belle (3). DP-Chica-go 1. LOB-Oakland 7, Chicago 8. 2B F.Thomas (7). L. Mouton (3). HR-Magadan (2), F. Thomas (3). L Mouton (2). N. Martin (2). SB-D. Lewis (5). SF Giambi. McGwire. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO MohlerL.O-4 '' ' 4i 9 8 8 2 4 Wengert , 2", 6 2 2 1 5 Acre 1 1 0 0 0 1 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO Baldwin W. 1-4 5 2 2 0 2 6 D. Darwin 1 "i 2 3 1 2 0 Bertotti 0 0 0 0 0 0 Simas ' 0.0 0 1 1 R.Hernandez 1 1112 0 Bertotti pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. WP Moh-ler. U McCoy. Craft, Meriwether, Evans. T 3:02. A-16.627. AT BOSTON, MASS. MINNESOTA ab r h W BOSTON ab r h bl Knoblauch 2b 4 3 2 1 Garciaparra ss 5 0 2 0 Bredelb 5 12 3 Fryecf 2 0 0 0 Molitordh 5 0 2 3 O'Leary rf 2 0 0 0 Lawton If 5 111 Cordero If 5 13 0 R. Kelly rf 3 1 0 0 M. Vaughn lb 5 12 0 G. Myers c 4 0 10 Naehnng3b 5 113 Coomer3b 5 10 1 Stanley dh 110 0 Becker cf 4 2 11 Jefferson dh 2 0 10 Mearesss 4 12 0 Jh. Valentin 2b 3 110 Haselmanc 4 110 Pembertonrf 2 12 4 Braggcf 2 0 10 Totals 39 10 11 10 Totals 38 7 14 7 Minnesota 100 005 04010 Boston 040 000 030 7 E Wakefield (2). DP Minnesota 2, Boston 1. LOB Minnesota 10, Boston 7. 2B Brede (5), M. Vaughn (4), Jh. Valentin (7), Pemberton (2), Bragg (7). 3B-Brede (1), Lawton (2). HR-Naehr-ing (7), Pemberton (2). SB Knoblauch 2 (16), R. Kelly (4). CS Garciaparra (2). Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO Robertson W. 3-1 5 6 4 4 2 3 Naulty 2 5 3 3 0 1 Guardado 1 10 0 0 2 AguileraS.6 1 2 0 0 0 3 Boston IP H R ER BB SO Wakefield 5 4 3 3 3 8 GarcesL.0-1 "t 1 3 3 3 1 Corsi l'j 4 4 4 1 1 Trlicek 2 2 0 0 0 2 Naulty pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Wakefield pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Corsi pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. HBP by Wakefield (Meares). by Robertson (Stanley). PB Haselman. U McKean, Hendry. Hirschbeck. O Nora. T 3:26. A 24.595. AT NEW YORK, N Y. TEXAS ab r h bl NEW YORK ab r h bl McLemore 2b 5 110 Raines If 4 0 2 0 I. Rodriguez c 5 13 1 Jeter ss 4 2 10 Greer If 4 0 10 Be. Williams cf 3 2 2 0 Ju.Gonzalezdh 4 0 0 0 T. Martinez lb 3 0 10 - W Ciarklb 3 0 11 Fielder dh 3 0 11 Simmsrt 3 0 11 O'Neillrf 3 0 11 Newson rf 1 0 0 0 Hayes 3b 4 12 1 Bufordcf 4 0 10 Girardic 4 0 0 0 B. Ripken 3b 3 0 0 0 Sojo2b 4 0 0 0 L. Stevens ph 1110 Gilss 3 110 Palmer ph 10 11 Totals 37 4 11 4 Totals 32 5 10 3 Texas 000 100 0214 NewYork 000 201 llx 5 E-Butord (3). DP-Texas 2. New York 1. LOB Texas 9. New York 7. 2B-Greer (10), W. Clark (4), L. Stevens (3). Gil (3), Be. Williams 2 (13). O'Neill (13) HR-Hayes(l). Texas IP H R ER BB SO D Oliver L. 1-3 5" 7 3 2 3 5 Patterson li 2 1 1 1 1 X Hernandez 1 1110 2 NewYork IP H R ER BB SO PettitteW.6-1 7 v, 7 3 3 2 6 MRiveraS.il Vl 4 1 1 1 3 Balk Patterson. U Merrill, Scott, Phillips, Roe. . T-2 58. A-17,483. AT CLEVELAND. OHIO TORONTO ab r h bl CLEVELAND ab r h bl Nixon cf 4 2 3 0 Gnssom d 4 0 0 0 A Gonzalez ss 5 0 11 T. Fernandez 2b 4 0 0 0 Merced rf 4 0 2 1 Thome lb 4 110 Carter lb 4 0 0 0 Ma Williams 3b 3 1 1 0 Sprague3b -3000 Justice If 4123 C. Delgadodh 4 1 1 0 Ju. Francodh 4 0 2 0 Santiago c 4 0 0 0 Giles rf 30 10 S. Greenlf 3 12 1 S. Alomarc 4 0 10 Brito 2b 4 0 11 Vizquel ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 35 4 10 4 Totals 34 3 8 3 Toronto Ill 000 1004 Cleveland .. 000 000 0033 E Sprague (3), S Alomar 2 (5) DP Toronto 1, Cleveland 1 LOB-Toronto 7, Cleveland 6. 28 C. Delgado (4), Giles (4). HR-Justice (11). SB Nixon 3(14). S Giles. Toronto IP H R ER BB SO Guzman W. 3-2 7 3 0 0 1 3 Crabtree 1 3.2 2 0 0 Plesac Vi 2 1 1 0 0 Quantrill S. 1 V, 0 0 0 0 0 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO OgeaL.2-3 7 8 4 3 2 4 Kline 0 1 0 0 0 0 Mesa 1 0 0 0 1 0 A.Lopez 1 1 0 0 0 2 Crabtree pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. Kline pitched to 1 batter in the 8th U Morrison, Barnett. Kosc. Clark. T 2:51. A 42.567. THURSDAY NIGHT AT MIAMI, FLA. ATLANTA tbrhM FLORIDA ab r h M Lofton cf 4 0 0 0 Milliard 2b 4 000 Lemke2b 3 0 0 0 Renteriass 4 110 MordecaiSb 3 0 1 0 Floydtf 2 120 McGrifflb . 4 0 2 0 Cangelosilf 2 0 00 A. Jones rf 4 0 10 Sheffield rf 110 0 J. Lopez c 3 0 0 0 Aloud 4 113 Klesko If 4 110 BomllaSb 3 0 11 Blauserss 2 0 11 Conine lb 4 0 0 0 Glavinep 1 0 0 0 C. Johnson c 3 000 Belliardpr 0 0 0 0 Saunders p 2 111 Borowski p 0 0 0 0 Wehner ph 10 10 Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 Huttonp 0000 Clontzp OOOONenp 00 00 Totals 29 1 6 1 Totals 30 9 7 9 Atlanta .. 000 000 1001 Florida . 009 000 OOx 9 E Saunders (1). DP Atlanta 1. Florida 3. LOB-Atlanta 6. Florida 6. 2B A. Jones (5). Floyd (2). 3B-Klesko (3), Alou (3). HR-Saunders (1). Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO GlavineL,4-2 4 6 5 5 1 4 Borowski 2 1 0 0 2 0 Clontz 2 0 0 0 1 2 Florida IP H R ER BB SO Saunders W, 1-1 6.4 0 0 4 4 Hutton 2 2 1 10 0 Nen 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP by Saunders (Glavine), by Glavine (Sheffield). U-Runge, West, Winters, Layne. T-2:26. A 32,088. ft AMERICAN LEAGUE (Through Thura.) 0 AB R H Avf. E. Davis. Baltimore 22 86 22 34 .395 Roberts. Kansas Crty 29 103 16 40 .388 Justice. Cleveland 30 105 22 39 .371 I.Rodriguez. Texas 29 122 19 45 .369 T.Martinez, NewYork 34 140 31 51 .364 Ju. Franco, Cleveland 29 102 15 37 .363 By.Anderson, Baltimore 29 108 25 38 .352 S.Alomar, Cleveland 25 94 18 33 .351 Griffey Jr. Seattle 31 124 28 43 .347 Be Williams. New York 34 137 31 47 .343 F. Thomas, Chicago 30 108 16 37 .343 Runs Be. Williams, New York. 31; T.Martinez, New York. 31: Jeter. New York. 29: Griffey Jr. Seattle. 28: A. Rodriguez. Seattle, 27: Thome. Cleveland, 27; Garciaparra. Boston, 25: Knoblauch, Minnesota. 25; By Anderson. Baltimore, 25. RBIs T Martinez, New York, 42; Griffey Jr, Seattle. 35; To. Clark, Detroit, 33; C. Ripken, Baltimore, 30; Justice. Cleveland. 29; J. Bell, Kansas City, 28; McGwire, Oakland. 27. Hits T. Martinez. NewYork. 51: Be. Williams. New York, 47; Garciaparra. Boston. 45; I. Rodriguez, Texas, 45; A Rodriguez. Seattle. 43; Griffey Jr, Seattle, 43: Jeter. New York. 41 : Cordero. Boston, 41. Doubles Sprague, Toronto. 16: Be. Williams, New York. 13; O'NeiU. New York. 13: Spiezio. Oakland, 11; Lawton, Minnesota. 11; R.Davis, Seattle, 11; Col-brunn, Minnesota. 11; Merced, Toronto, 11; Ma. Williams. Cleveland, 11. Triples Jeter, New York, 3; Knoblauch, Minnesota, 3; Vizquel, Cleveland, 3; Alicea, Anaheim, 3; 9 are tied with 2. Homers T. Martinez. New York. 14; Griffey Jr, Seattle. 14: McGwire. Oakland. 12: Justice. Cleveland. 11; To. Clark. Detroit. 10; S. Alomar, Cleveland, 8; J. Bell, Kansas City. 8. Stolen bases Knoblauch. Minnesota, 16; B L. Hunter. Detroit, 14: Nixon. Toronto. 14; Durham. Chicago. 9: Buford. Texas. 9: Easley. Detroit, 9; T. Goodwin. Kansas City, 9; Vizquel. Cleveland. 9. Pitching (4 Decisions) A. Small, Oakland, 4-0, 1.000. 3.09; Witt. Texas, 5-0, 1.000. 3.31; Key. Baltimore, 6-0, 1.000. 1.93; Clemens, Toronto, 5-0. 1,000, 1.58; Pettitte, New York. 6-1, .857, 2.33; Dickson, Anaheim. 5-1, .833, 3.13; Erickson. Baltimore. 5-1, .833, 2.89 Strikeouts Cone. New York, 63: Ra. Johnson. Seattle. 60: Appier. Kansas City, 46; Mussina. Baltimore, 40: Clemens. Toronto. 39; Alvarez, Chicago, 38; Baldwin, Chicago. 37: Navarro, Chicago. 37. Saves Ra. Myers. Baltimore. 13; M. Rivera, New York. 1 1 ; Charlton. Seattle. 8: Taylor, Oakland. 7; Wet-' teland. Texas, 7: Oo. Jones, Milwaukee, 6; Aguilera. Minnesota. 6. NATIONAL LEAGUE PhroughThurs.) , Q AB R H Avg. Walker. Colorado 31 123 36 51 .415 Blauser. Atlanta 33 102 19 42 .412 Tucker. Atlanta 29 104 16 39 .375 Gwynn, San Diego. 31 126 ' 18 46 .365 Ec.Young. Colorado.. 32 131 28 47 .359 Oterud. New York 33 131 25 47 .359 Galarraga. Colorado 28 106 27 38 .358 Lofton. Atlanta 33 146 28 52 .356 Butler. Los Angeles 25 90 10 32 .356 D.Sanders, Cincinnati 32 138 17 48 .348 Runs L. Walker. Colorado. 36; Ec. Young. Colorado. 28; Lofton. Atlanta, 28: Galarraga. Colorado. 27; Olerud. New York. 25; Castilla, Colorado. 24; Segui. Montreal, 24; Biggio, Houston. 24; Burks, Colorado, 24. RBIs I Walker. Colorado. 36; Alou. Florida, 34: Bagwell. Houston. 33: Galarraga. Colorado. 32; Hundley. New York. 31: Bichette. Colorado, 30; Kent, San Francisco, 29. Hits Lofton. Atlanta, 52; L. Walker, Colorado, 51; D. Sanders. Cincinnati, 48; Ec. Young. Colorado, 47; Olerud, New York, 47; Gwynn, San Diego, 46; Blauser, Atlanta. 42. Doubles H. Rodriguez. Montreal. 14: Grudzielanek. Montreal. 13; Brogna. Philadelphia. 13; Ec. Young, Colorado. 12; Clayton. St Louis. 12: Kent, San Francisco. 11: Olerud. New York. 11. Triplet W. Guerrero. Los Angeles. 5: D. Sanders, Cincinnati. 5; Womack, Pittsburgh. 4; Klesko. Atlanta, 3: Alou. Florida, 3; DeShields. St. Louis, 3; 17 are tied with 2. Homers L. Walker. Colorado, 12: Castilla. Colorado. 10; Bagwell. Houston, 10: Hundley. New York, 10; R White, Montreal. 8; H. Rodriguez, Montreal, 8; Alou, Florida, 8. Stolen bases D. Sanders. Cincinnati. 20: L. Castillo. Florida. 12: Lofton. Atlanta. 12; Womack. Pittsburgh. 1 1 ; L. Walker, Colorado. 10: Ec. Young. Colorado. 8: Clayton, St. Louis. 8; Morandmi, Philadelphia. 8: DeShields, St. Louis. 8. Pitching (4 Decisions) Loaiza. Pittsburgh, 4-0. 1 000. 2.44; P.J Martinez. Montreal, 5-0. 1.000. .50; Neagle. Atlanta. 5-0, 1.000. 3.64: R. Bailey. Colorado, 4-1, .800. 1.71; Swift. Colorado. 4-1. .800. 4 59; Gardner. San Francisco. 3-1, .750. 2.98; G. Maddux, Atlanta, 3-1, .750. 1.54: Candiotti, Los Angeles, 3-1, .750, 2,57. Strikeouts Schilling, Philadelphia, 56; Reynolds, Houston, 53: Al Benes, St. Louis. 48; Nomo, Los Angeles, 48; Smoltz. Atlanta. 46: R. Martinez, Los Angeles. 44; K.J Brown. Florida. 44. Save Beck. San Francisco, 12: To. Worrell, Los Angeles, 10: Wohlers. Atlanta, 9: Nen, Florida, 8; Jo. Franco. New York. 8; B. Wagner, Houston, 7; Ecker-sley. St. Louis, 7. iTiVUM.m Li 1909 Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning, 1-0, against Lexington. 1934 Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By then, he had hit two homers and two doubles for seven runs-batted-in against the Chicago White Sox. 1970 Hoyt Wilhelm pitched his 1,000th major-league game, but Atlanta lost, 6-5, to St. Louis. 1981 Charlie Lea became the first French-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter as Montreal beat San Francisco, 4-0, in the second game of a doubleheader. NATIONAL LEAGUE San Dlego Placed outfielder Rickey Henderson on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled outfielder Trey Beamon from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. THURSDAY AMERICAN LEAGUE Boiton Signed pitcher Rusty Meacham and assigned him to Pawtucket of the International League. Cleveland- Claimed pitcher Jason Jacome off waivers from Kansas City. Minnesota Assigned infielder Scott Stahoviak to Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League on a rehabilitation assignment. June 3-5 Amateur draft. June 10-12 Owners meetings, Philadelphia. June 12 First day of interleague play. July 8 All-Star Game. Cleveland. May 11 Mom's Day Out totebag day (first 10000 women) vs. Anaheim (1:05) May 30 Police baseball card night (children only) vs. Chicago White Sox (7:05) June 1 Family day and "Sport" mascot appearance vs. Chicago White Sox (1 05) June 16 Interleague game certificate vs. St Louis (7:05) July 20 Helmet night (children only) vs. New York (7:05) July 31 Camera night vs. Seattle (7:05) Aug. 3 Supersaver super sale vs. Seattle (1 :05) Aug. 171 957 Milwaukee Braves anniversary vs. Oakland (1:05) Aug. 24 Family day vs. Detroit ( 1 :05) Aug. 30 Fireworks vs. Pittsburgh (7:05) Aug. 31 "Sport" mascot appearance vs. Pittsburgh (1:05) Sept. 12 MLB for Kids magazine No. 3 vs. Boston (7:05) Sept 27 Fan appreciation night vs. Baltimore (7:05) RedbidsWin5-4 Louisville's Bradshaw . pins I-Cubs Special Dispatch to The Register Lotriaville, Ky. It looks like Terry Bradshaw might have found a home. ' After bouncing around in the batting order most of his triple-A career, Bradshaw has found new life as the Louisville leadoffman. ' Thursday night he powered the Redbirds to a 5-4 American Association victory over Iowa despite three home runs by the Cubs. ' - Making his 11th straight appearance at the top of the order, Bradshaw went 4-for-4, collected three runs-batted-in, scored a run and stole a base. He has 11 hits in his past 17 at-bats and has raised his batting average to .283. "Bradshaw's been swinging a hot bat," Manager Gaylen Pitts said. "He's been stealing bases. He's ibeen doing it all." Bradshaw led off the Louisville first inning with a single and came around to score on Jeff Berblinger's single. In the second inning, Bradshaw's two-run single pushed the lead to 3-0. 1 St. Louis starting pitcher Danny Jackson, making his third rehabilitation start from a rib cage injury, pitched well. He did, however,' give up solo home runs in the third and fifth innings by Terrell Lowery and Lipso Nava that cut Louisville's lead to 3-2. Iowa climbed within the final score on Brant Brown's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning. IOWA eb r h N LOUISVILLE ab r k M Lowery cf 4 111 Bradshaw If 4 14 3 Cairo 2b 5 12 0 Berbhngr2b 4 0 11 Valdesrt 4 0 0 0 Franklin rf 4 0 0 0 Dalesandro3b 4 0 0 0 Costolb 4 0 2 0 Brown If 4 12 2 Gulan3b 4 0 0 0 Mcintosh c 3 0 0 0 Marreroc 4 4 2 0 Navass 4 111 Neversss 2 2 10 Freeman lb 2 0 10 Koslofskiof - 3 10 0 Caraballoph 1 0 0 0 Jackson p 2 0 11 Steenstrap 10 0 0 Jennings ph 10 10 . ) Totals 33 4 8 4 Totals 31 811 8 Iowa - 001 010 0204 Louisville 120 002 OOx 5 E-Mclntosh (2). LOB-lowa 8. Louisville 6. 2B-Bradshaw (4), Marrero (7). Nevers (4). 3B Marrero (3). HR-Lowery (4), Brown (2), Nava (4). S Steen-stra, Jackson. SB Cairo 2 (7), Bradshaw (9). CS Cairo (4), Berblinger (5), Costo ( 1 ), Marrero ( 1 ). Iowa IP H R ER BB SO SteenstraL,0-2 6 10 5 5 3 3 Van Ryn 2 10 0-02 LoutivHIe IP H R ER SB SO Jackson w, 1-0 7 5 2 2 i3 2 Wiegandt 4 2 2 2 0 1 MaxcyS.8 l"i 1 0 0 '1 1 WP-Steenstra (1). HBP-Mclntosh (Maxcy). U-Hughes. Sanders, Barron, Foster. T 2:38. A 2,742. HOW THEY SCORED Louisville first Bradshaw singled to right. On wild pitch, Bradshaw to second. Bradshaw advanced to third on an error by the catcher. Berblinger singled to shortstop. Bradshaw scored. Louisville 1, kma 0. Louisville second Marrero doubled to right-center. Nevers walked. Jackson sacrificed, U&trttc te third. Nevers to second. Bradshaw singled to right-center. Marrero and Nevers scored. LouievM 3, kme 0. lew third Lowery homered to right. LouhwM 3, kwa 1. ' low fifth Nava homered to left. LeuhMlle , Louisville sluth Nevers doubled to left. Kbslotskl Intentionally walked. Jackson singled to right, Koslof-ski to second, Nevers scored. Bradshaw singled to right. Koslotski scored. Jackson to third. Uuh)vM 8, Iowa 2. Iowa eighth Cairo singled to left. Cairo stole second. Brown homered to right. Cairo scored Louhv vilk)5,tow4. EAST DIVISION W. L. Pet Q.B. Nashville (W.Sox) 17 12 .586 - Buffalo (Indians) 14 13 .519 2 Louisville (Cardinals) 16 17 .485 2 Indianapolis (Reds 15 16 .484 3 WEST DIVISION W. L Pet; 6.B. Okla. City (Rangers) 17 16 .515 - New Orleans (Astros) 17 16 .515 Iowa (Cubs) 12 15 .444 ? 2 Omaha (Royals) 10 13 .435 - 2 THURSDAY'S GAMES " ' " Indianapolis 4, Omaha 0 Louisville 5. Iowa 4 New Orleans 5. Buffalo 4 (10 innings) v Nashville at Oklahoma City, postponed, rain FRIDAY'S GAMES N Iowa at Louisville 1 N Omaha at Indianapolis N Nashville at Oklahoma City 1 N Buffalo at New Orleans , TODAY S GAMES 6:05 Iowa (Gonzalez 1-2. 3.29) at Louisville (Painter 0- 0.1013) i Buffalo at Oklahoma City Nashville at New Orleans '' Omaha at Indianapolis SUNDAY'S GAMES " 12:30 - Iowa (Lyons 0-1, 5 79) at Louisville (Aybar 1- 4.6 29) , Buffalo at Oklahoma City Nashville at New Orleans Omaha at Indianapolis STARS The New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte joined Jimmy Key as the top winners in the majors in a 5-4 triumph against Texas. Both have six victories Baltimore's Mike Mussina allowed one earned run and five hits in seven-plus innings to Improve to 8-1. in 10 career starts against Seattle. STATISTICS Houston's Derek Bell hit his first home run since Aug. 29, 1996, a span of 197 at-bats, when he connected in a 4r2 victory against the New York Mets. STARTERS St. Louis' Andy Benes allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings as the Cardinals beat Philadelphia. 6-2. . . . Toronto's Juan Guzman held hot-hitting Cleveland to three hits in seven innings of a 4-3 victory. . . . Kansas City's Tim Belcher scattered four hits in seven innings of a 4-0 victory against Detroit. STOPPERS Houston's Billy Wagner struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 4-2 victory against the New York Mets for hfj seventh save in seven chances. . . . Hipolito Pichardo allowed one hit over the final two innings for Kansas City. He has not allowed a run over 16 innings in 14 appearances. STREAKS John Mabry's career-high 1 1-game hitting streak for St. Louis ended as he went O-for-4. ... The Chicago Cubs' iBrian McRae went 3-for-5. including. homer, o extend his hitting streak to 10 games. 1 SLUMPS Ricky Henderson is npw 5-for-50 after the San Diego leadoff hitter grounded back to the pitcher in his1 only appearance. . . . Center fielder Damon Buford, Rangers, made his third fieiding error tin six games before that, he had gone 106 games without a miscue. , SWINGS Pittsburgh reached Colorado pitchers for 24 runs on 31 hits in its two-game sweep at Coors Field. In their previous eight games, the Pirates totaled only 1 7 runs. J SIDELINED Philadelphia lost pitcher Matt Beech, who sprained his right ankle running the bases against St. Louis Colorado right-hander Mark Thompson has a strained rotator cuff and was placed on the disabled list.

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