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4C THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 Spotlight's on.., Donnie Sadler, Red Sox Sadler, a prospect with no major-league experience, is expected to fill in at second until Mark Lemke (signed Thursday) is ready. Sadler, hitting .333 this spring, made a nice play Friday on a grounder behind first baseman Mo Vaughn to catch a runner at third. "He's got what it takes," Vaughn said. "He plays hard and with confidence." Around the horn U UWUOM The price of success? Baseball's average ticket price rose 10 percent this season, to $13.60, and the Red Sox have the highest average at $20.63. Boston's average is followed by the Yankees at $20.51, Baltimore ($19.77), Cleveland ($17.35), and Atlanta ($17.18). The Twins, who may be playing their final season in Minneapolis, have the lowest average at $8.22, unchanged from 1997. A lot of people say we are going to finish last -then so be it. There will be no pressure. If one team finishes behind us in the standings, that will be a victory. FELIPE ALOU, Expos manager. TRAINING Box scores Recycling: Marlins sign Hammond Exhibition standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 6, Twins Q MINNESOTA (SS) BOSTON ab r h bi ab r h bl Nixon cf .4010 Cummings cf 4110 Marlins report Mearses ss 3 0 0 0 Grcparra ss 3 111 Molitor dh 4 0 10 Merloni ss 10 0 0 Merced lb 3 0 10 JoVlntn 3b 4 112 Cordova If 2 0 0 0 Carey 3b 0 0 0 0 Johnson If 1 0 0 0 Vaughn lb 3 3 3 1 Coomer 3b 3 0 10 Leyritz lb 10 0 0 Fraser 3b 1 0 0 0 Jefferson dh 3 0 0 0 W t Pet. Boston 18 8 .692 Texas 20 9 .690 Baltimore 17 8 .680 Seattle 17 12 .586 Chicago 18 13 .581 Oakland 17 13 .567 New York 15 12 .556 Detroit 16 13 .552 x-Anaheim 15 13 .536 Toronto 15 15 .500 Kansas Cit 13 14 .481 Minnesota 13 19 406 Tampa Bay II 17 .393 Cleveland 1C 17 .371 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. San Diego 19 10 .655 x-L.A. 16 9 .640 New York 17 II .607 Houston 15 10 .600 Philadelphia 15 13 .536 Arizona 16 14 .533 Chicago 14 14 .500 Atlanta 13 15 .464 St. Louis 11 14 .440 Pittsburgh 12 16 .429 Colorado 13 18 .419 Cincinnati 12 17 .414 Florida 10 16 .385 Milwaukee 10 21 .323 San Fran. 9 20 .310 Montreal 6 22 .214 Marlins 10, Astros 8 FLORIDA HOUSTON ab r h bi ab r h bl Cangelosl If-rl 6 0 10 Biggio 2b 4 113 Renteria ss 4 0 2 0 Rivera 2b .10 0 0 Counsell 2b 10 12 Bell rf 3 0 0 0 Sheffield rf 5 111 Clark rf 2 0 0 0 Darnsbrg p 0 0 0 0 Bagwell lb 2 0 0 0 Lee lb 3 10 0 Howell lb 2 0 10 Floyd ph 1110 Berry 3b 0 0 0 0 Johnson c 2 10 0 Spiers pr-3b 3 2 0 0 Erickson pr 0 10 0 Alou If 3 2 2 1 Jackson rf-lb I I I 0 Everett cf 0 0 0 0 Kotsaycf 4 13 0 Hidalgo cf-lf 4 12 1 Booty 3b . 5 2 2 3 Gutierrez ss 3 0 0 0 Berg 2b-ss 3 112 Bogar ss 10 10 Heredia p 2 0 0 0 Ausmus c 3 13 3 Eisenreich ph 1 0 0 0 Probst c 1000 Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 Hampton p 10 0 0 Henriquez p 0 0 0 0 Magnante p 0 0 0 0 Zaun pfK 2 0 2 1 Eusebio ph 1110 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Henry p 0 0 0 0 Totals 40 10 15 Totals 34 I 11 8 Walker 2b 3 0 10 O'Leary If 4 0 2 2 Ferguson 2b 0 0 0 0 Hatteberg c 4 0 0 0 Ochoa rf 4 0 0 0 Bragg cf 3 0 10 JaValentin c 3 0 2 0 Sadler 2b 3 0 10 Totals 31 0 7 0 Totals 33 to a Florida Houston 100 200 043 070 300 300 (NOTE: -late game not included; split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not.) Minnesota (ss) 000 000 000 -0 Boston 0)4 010 oox -a DP-Minnesota 1, Boston 2. LOB Minnesota 8, Boston 4. 2B-0'Leary, Sadler. HR Vaughn (10), JoVatentin (2). SB-Cummings. Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO Rodriguez L, 1-4 3 6 5 5 0 0 Guardado 2 3 110 0 Rath 2 1 0 0 0 0 Romero 1 0 0 0 0 1 Boston IP H R ER BB SO Martinez W.2-2 7 6 0 0 0 3 Eckersley 1 1 0 0 0 0 Gordon 1 0 0 0 2 1 HBP by Martinez (Meares, Cordova), by Rodriguez (Jefferson). WP Gordon. T 2: 10. A-3,214. E-Gutierrez. DP-Florida 2. LOB-Florida 9, Houston 5. 2B-Alou, Booty. 3B-Kotsay, Hidalgo. HR -Sheffield (2), Biggio (3), Booty 12). SB-Zaun. CS-Cangelosi, Renteria. S Hampton, Henry. Thursday's results Friday's results HIGHLIGHT: Third baseman Josh Booty hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning Friday to give the Marlins a 1 0-8 comeback victory over the Houston , Astros in Kissimmee. Booty hit a 1-2 slider from reliever Doug Henry. "Not a lot of guys hit homers on 1 breaking pitches with two strikes," Booty said. . "Something I've been working on is choking up a little bit with two strikes, and you see what hap- ' pens." J LOWLIGHT: Starting pitcher Felix Heredia gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in five innings in his final spring start. Heredia, who will start Wednesday night at Pro Player Stadium against the Cubs, was 1- i 3 this spring with a 7.43 ERA. "He was all right," Marlins manager Jim Leyland said. "His control is still : not sharp, and he's still throwing too many bad pitches, but he threw better today." ' PROSPECT WATCH: Left-handed reliever Vic Darens-bourg, who had struggled most of the spring, pitched 1 a perfect ninth that included two strikeouts. Darens-bourg said finding out Thursday that he'd made the team took a lot of pressure off him and made it easier to pitch. ; QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Gabe Gonzalez, I think he called my mother." Leyland, still marveling at how j excited the reliever was to make the team. t Dan Graziano , By Dan Graziano Palm Beach Post Staff Writer KISSIMMEE This one comes directly from the Blast from the Past department. The Florida Marlins on Friday signed left-hander Chris Hammond to a minor-league contract. Marlins notes Yes, the same Chris Hammond who pitched for the Marlins from 1993-96 and still ranks among the team's career leaders in almost every pitching category. The Kansas City Royals waived him Monday, and the Marlins signed him Friday to pitch for therr Class AAA team in Charlotte, N.C. "We really have nothing to lose," Marlins General Manager Dave Dombrowski said. "We don't have a lot of depth of guys who are ready to pitch at the big-league level, so you go ahead and add somebody like him, and see what happens." Hammond was 29-30 with a 4.46 ERA in the Marlins' first four years, but they released him after a disap Florida IP H R ER BB SO 5 to 2 Heredia Alfonseca Henriquez Darnsbrg W,l-1 ip h r er bb so Mariners 9, Rockies 7 Houston SEATTLE abrhbl 4 0 0 0 Cora 2b Baltimore 6, Florida 4 Toronto 4, Syracuse 3 Boston 3, Minnesota 2(11) N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 3 (10) Cincinnati 2, Texas 0 Houston 2, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3 Montreal 1, St. Louis 0, (10) Atlanta 3, New York Mets 3(12) Seattle 6, San Diego 4 -Kansas City 9, Cleveland 2 Colorado 5, Chicago Cubs 5 (1 0'i) Arizona vs. White Sox, ccd., rain Oakland vs. San Fran., ccd., rain ab r h bl 2 0 10 51-3 Vs l'l Hampton Magnante Wagner Henry L.0-1 WP-AHonseco. T 3:11. A-2.285.' Florida 10, Houston 8 New York Mets 6, St. Louis 4 Montreal 4, Baltimore 0 Texas 3, Minnesota (ss) 2 Boston 6, Minnesota (ss) 0 Detroit 5, New York Yankees 4 Cleveland 8, Pittsburgh 3 Kansas City 3, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 6(12) Seattle 9, Colorado 7 San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox, ccd., bad field conditions Arizona vs. Oakland, ccd., bad field conditions Tampa Bay 5, Atlanta 0 Toronto 9, Philadelphia 3 Los Angeles at Anaheim, late San Diego State at San Diego, late COLORADO Lansing 2b Bates 2b Goodwin rf Walker dh Castilla ph Bichette If VanderWal If Colbrunn lb Clemente cf Liriano 3b Perez ss Sexton ss Manwaring c Expos 4, Orioles 0 MONTREAL 10 11 Huson 3b 5 12 0 Rodriguez ss 3 0 0 0 Brito pr-ss 2 0 0 0 Griffey Jr cf 4 111 Gipson pr-cf 1 0 0 0 Martinez dh 5 0 11 Segui lb 4 2 10 Wilkins lb 3 2 3 0 Buhner rf 3 0 2 2 Cradle pr-rf 110 0 Hill If 4 0 2 2 Amaral pr-lf Wilson c Marzano c Davis 3b Rossy 2b 2 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 111 5 12 1 3 0 10 2 0 2 0 3 0 1) 2 10 0 3 0 2 1 1110 3 0 0 1 1110 3 0 0 0 1113 ab r h bi 40 17 40 7 13 7 Totals 2 110 2 12 0 3 110 10 10 4 112 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 BALTIMORE Reboulet 2b Surhoff If Tavarez If-cf Carter rf Palmeiro lb Johns p Forbes 3b Ripken 3b Rosario c Davis ph Hammonds cf Guillen ph-lf Hoiles c Orosco p Rhodes p Bordick ss Erickson p Minor lb Totals Today's games ab r h bl 4 0 0 0 Grdzlnek ss 3 0 2 0 Mordecai ss 1 0 0 0 Sntngelo 2b 4 0 10 May If 3 0 0 0 Lvngsfne 3b 0 0 0 0 Fullmer lb 10 10 White If 3 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Pachot ph-c 10 10 McGuire rf 2 0 0 0 Stovall cf 2 0 10 Chavez c 2 0 0 0 OeHart p 0 0 0 0 Perez p 0 0 0 0 Urbina p 2 0 0 0 Vidro 2b 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 31 0 6 0 Totals pointing 1996 season, and he signed with the Boston Red Sox. He went 3-4, 5.29 in 29 Colorado 021 101 110 -7 Seattle 000 103 14x -9 E-Cora. DP-Colorado I, Seattle 1. LOB-Colorado 8, Seattle 9. 2B Liriano, Griffey Jr, Buhner, Wilkins. 3B Liriano, Gipson. HR Bichette (7), Rossy (1). SB-Goodwin. Colorado IP H R ER BB SO Thomson 5v 7 3 3 i 3 Veres Ws 5 2 2 0 0 McElroyL.1-1 Vs 5 4 4 )0 Dipoto !) 0 0 0 0 0 Seattle IP H R ER BB SO appearances (eight starts; for Boston in 1997, but he had surgery at the All-Star Houston vs. Florida at Melbourne, 1:05 p.m. Montreal vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. , Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m. New York Mets vs. Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale, 2: 10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Texas, 2:35 p.m. Arizona vs. Oakland at Las Vegas, 3:05 p.m. Seattle at Colorado. 3:05 p.m. . St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 5:05 p.m. New York Yankees at San Diego, 10.05 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Las Vegas, 10:35 p.m. break to remove bone fragments from his left elbow Moyer Spoljaric Fossas Bomlla W.1-0 Ayala S.3 and didn't pitch in the second Half of the season. HBP-by Spoliaric (Clemente). WP-Veres. Dombrowski said Ham Baltimore 000 000 000 -0 Montreal 102 0)0 000 -4 E Hoiles, Reboulet. DP Baltimore 2, Montreal 2. LOB Baltimore 6, Montreal 6. 2B Santangelo, Carter, Mordecai. 3B Livingstone. SB Fullmer, Grudzielanek, McGuire. CS Guillen, Mordecai. Baltimore ip H R ER BB SO Erickson L.2-2 S J 4 4 i 4 Johns 1 1 0 0 0 0 Orosco 1 2 0 0 0 1 Rhodes 1 0 0 0 1 0 Montreal IP H R ER BB SO Perez W.2-3 5 2 0 0 ) 3 Urbina 1 1 0 0 0 0 Batista 2 10 0 11 DeHart 1 2 0 0 0 0 T-2 33 A-4,55 Tigers 5, Yankees 4 first five years but was fired last week. The Marlins fired Rokeach after they discovered he hadn't been paying for pre-game meals in the press room. B Opener a sellout: Individual tickets are sold out for opening day Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. The only way to get tickets for the game is to buy a full or partial season ticket package. Tuesday's festivities start at 2 p.m. (the game's at 4:35), with a pre-game party at Sports Town in front of the stadium. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m., for a ceremony to raise the 1997 World Series Championship banner. Tickets remain for the other 80 Marlins home games. For information, call 305-930-4487. gave me the opportunity." Hammond ranks third in Marlins history in wins (29), ERA (4.46), shutouts (3) and walks (162), second in losses (30), innings (506.1), starts (78), hits allowed (547) and runs allowed (274), and he's fifth all-time in strikeouts (324). B New voice: The Marlins announced Friday that Tom Cummings, known to South Floridians' since 1988 as the public address announcer at the Lipton Tennis Championships, will announce their games at Pro Player Stadium. In addition to his Lipton duties, Cummings has worked in South Florida for ESPN, and has done voice-overs for Marlins TV and radio commercials. Cummings replaces Jay Rokeach, who was the Marlins' P.A. announcer for their T 2:53. A 10,078. Devil Rays 5, Braves 0 ATLANTA TAMPA BAY ab r h bi ab r h bl mond, 32, will join the starting rotation in Charlotte, Looking ahead with an outside chance of Weiss ss 4 0 10 McCrckn cf 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 joining the big-league team Bernard ss 0 0 0 0 Cairo 2b Graffanino 2b 4 0 0 0 Boggs 3b C Jones 3b 2 0 10 Smith 3b Hoibert3b 0 0 0 0 McGriff lb Galarraga lb 3 0 10 Morman )b Today Sunday Monday Tuesday later. 3 0 0 0 0 10 0 3 2 2 0 1112 0 10 0 "I'm not looking at it as FLORIDA MARLINS Simon lb 1 0 0 0 Kelly If OFF Astros Melbourne 1:05 p.m. Devil Rays Tampa Bay 1:05 p.m. OPENING DAY vs. Cubs 4:35.m. Klesko If 3 0 2 0 Trammell If 3 0 10 NEW YORK (A) DETROIT ab r h bi coming back into the Marlins' organization," Hammond said Friday from his Raines If Bautlsta If 1 0 0 0 Sorrento dh 2 0 0 0 JLopezc 3 0 0 0 Butler dh 1000 Tucker rf 4 0 1 0 Flaherty c 100 1 A Jones cf 4 0 1 0 DiFellcec 1000 Pride dh 2 0 0 0 DMartinez rf 3 0 I 2 Stocker ss 3 0 10 Ledesma ss 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 Hunter cf 2 0 0 0 Ctlntto 2b-1b 3 0 10 Higginson rf 1 0 0 0 Clark lb 3 0 12 Fanes 2b home in Fort Lauderdale. "I ab r h bi 4 12 0 4 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 110 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 12 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1000 2 10 0 31 0 7 0 Totals 29 5 7 $ 2 0 0 0 Gonzalez If 4 0 1) Bartee If 2 0 10 Incaviglia dh was just looking to get on a Triple-A team, get my arm strength back up and go from there. I'm just glad Dave Singleton cf Sveum 3b Hiatt 3b Curtis rf Carpenter If Strawberry dh Posada c Figgac Bellinger lb Bush ss Hinds 2b Gomez 2b Pose cf-rf Astros vs. Marlins WHENWHERE: 1:05 p.m.. Space Coast Stadium, Melbourne. PITCHERS: Astros - John Halama. Marlins - Rafael Medina. DIRECTIONS: Just west of 1-95, Exit 73 (Route 509) loio Randa 3b 5 0 2 0 Oliver c 3 12 0 Siddall c 2 0 0 0 Ripken ss 10 0 0 3 110 , 35 4 12 4 Totals Totals or Exit 74 (Route 519). TICKETS: $12, $9, $5, $3. Call (407) 633-4487. Atlanta 000 000 000 -0 Tampa Bay 020 100 02x 5 DP Atlanta 1, Tampa Bay 1. LOB Atlanta 8, Tampa Bay 5. 2B Klesko, McGriff 2. HR-Mormon (2). SB-Smith. CS-Weiss, AJones. SF Flaherty. Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO Giavine L, 1-4 4 4 3 3 2 I Edmondson 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ligtenberg 1 0 0 0 0 2 Embree 1 2 0 0 1 0 Cortes 1 1 2 2, 1 2 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO Arroio W, 1-0 5S 7 0 0 3 6 ALopez IVS 0 0 0 0 0 Talis 1 0 0 0 1 0 Bohanon recovers after slow start MetsCardinals Monday Tuesday Today Sunday D. Rays at Sf Pirates 5:05 p.m Bradenton Expos at Jup.. 1:05 p.m. 0 0 0 0 3 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS OFF Hernandez ' PB Lopez. T-2:26. A-26,51. OPENING DAY vs L A. 4:10 p.m. New York (A) 001 300 000 -4 Detroit 104 000 OOx -5 E-Bush, Banks DP-Detroit 3. LOB New York II, Detroit 5 2B-Bellinger. SB Strawberry, Bush, Paries 2. CS Strawberry, Sid-doll SF-Clark New York IP H R ER BB SO Banks L.2-1 5 5 5 4 2 2 Lloyd 1 0 0 0 0 0 Buddie 2 0 0 0 1 1 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO Moehler w.2-2 5 9 4 4 2 2 Bochtler 1 10 0 10 Duran 1 2 0 0 2 1 Brocail 1 0 0 0 1 0 Jones S.5 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP-by Buddie (Fories). WP-Banks 2, Moehler. T-240. A-0,395. Rangers 3, Twins 2 MINNESOTA (ss) TEXAS Today Sunday Mets 6, Cardinals 4 Monday Tuesday Ottawa Lynx OPENING DAY Jupitar vs. Pittsburgh 1:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. MONTREAL EXPOS Cubs Jupiter 1.05 p.m. Cardinals Jupitar 105 p.m.. Cardinals vs. Expos WHENWHERE: 1:05 ab r h bi 3 110 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 . p.m., Roger Dean mm ST. LOUIS NEW YORK (N) ab r h bl ab r h bl Clayton ss 2 12 0 Alfonzo 3b 3 10 0 Howard ss 1 0 0 0 Trlicek p 10 0 0 Ozona ss 1110 Henderson p 0 0 0 0 DeShields 2b 3 0 11 Becker rf 4 12 0 Mabry rf-lb 2 0 2 1 Gilkey If 2 2 11 McGwire lb 3 111 Paqtte3b-2b 2 0 10 Meacham p 0 0 0 0 Olerud lb 3 112 Cameron ph 1 0 0 0 Orsulak If 2 0 0 0 Looper p 0 0 0 0 Baerga 2b 3 12 1 Saturria rf 0 0 0 0 Lopez 3b-ss 10 0 0 Lankfordcf 2 0 0 0 McRae cf 40 10 Kirbycf 10 10 Castillo c 3 0 11 Garcia cf 1 0 0 0 Tatum c 10 0 0 Jordan rf 3 0 11 Ordonez SS 3 0 2 0 Clapp 2b 1 0 0 0 Spehr lb 0 0 0 0 Gant If 1 0 0 0 Bohanon p 2 0 0 0 Kingp 0 0 0 0 MFrnco3b 20 10 Hunter lb 2 0 10 Arrandale p 0 0 0 0 Gaeiti 3b 2 0 0 0 Bell 3b 2 0 0 0 lampkin c 2 0 0 0 Stefanskic 1000 Ontiveros p 1 I 1 0 McGee If 2 0 0 0 Coleman If 10 0 0 Totals 35 4 II 4 Totals 3t t 12 $ Gates 2b Moriarty 2b Hocking ss Guzman ss Lawton If Allen if Stembach c Ortiz dh Hunter cf Koskie 3b Shave rf Mienkwcz lb ab r h bl 3 0 10 Goodwin cf 0 0 0 0 Cedeno 7b 2 10 0 McLemre 2b 0 0 0 0 Sheldon ss 3 12 1 Greer It 1 0 0 0 Newson If 4 0 0 0 Gonzalez rf 4 0 11 Norman cf 4 0 10 Clark lb 4 0 10 Hall pr 4 0 2 0 Rodriguez c 3 0 0 0 Haselman c Stevens dh Kelly ph-dh Elster ss S'mms rf Ahcea 3b Stadium, Jupiter. PITCHERS: Cardinals - Dustin Hermanson. Expos - Brady Raggio. DIRECTIONS: East on Donald Ross Road (Exit 58, 1-95), left on Central 10 0 0 3 12 1 1 000 3 0 11 10 0 0 3 0 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 2 0 11 3 0 2 0 34 3 11 3 Boulevard, around circle and onto Main Street to stadium. TICKETS: $15, $13, $9, $5. Call (561) 775-1818. By Chuck Otterson Palm Beach Post Stag Writer PORT ST. LUCIE Left-hander Brian Bohanon overcame a horrendous start Friday night and pitched the New York Mets to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Bohanon, the No. 5 starter in the Mets' rotation, gave up six hits and three runs in the first two innings but pitched three hitless innings and left the game with a 6-3 lead at Thomas J. White Stadium. "It looked like I was going to be in for a long night," said Bohanon, who was 6-4 with a 3.82 ERA for the Mets last season. "I didn't spot my fastball and was leaving breaking pitches up they could hit. But I made a quick adjustment and felt pretty good the last three innings." After Bohanon struck out Gary Gaetti to start the fourth, the Cardinals loaded the bases on a hit batter, an error and a walk, but the big left-hander struck out De-lino DeShields and Mark McGwire to end the inning. "He started out throwing too many off-speed pitches," Mets manager Bobby Valentine said. "Then he went to his hard stuff and pitched well." Paletta in New York. Trainer Barry Weinberg said Morris has had difficulty recovering between starts because of soreness in his right shoulder. As a precaution, he will miss his scheduled start tonight against Tampa Bay but plans on starting Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers in St. Louis. , t B Stottlemyre sharp: Opening-day starter Todd Stottlemyre was the first St. Louis pitcher to go seven innings this spring. He lowered his ERA from 5.65 to 2.80 Thursday with seven scoreless innings against Montreal at Roger Dean Stadium, i B Spotlight on basketball: The Cardinals' opening-day ceremonies Tuesday against the Dodgers will feature a first pitch from representatives of the only thrqe title-winning basketball teams in St. Louis history Nancy Fahey, coach of the 1998 NCAA Division III national champion Washington University Lady Bears, and Easy Ed Macauley, who played for the 1948 NIT champion St. Louis University Billikens and the 1958 NBA champion St. Louis Hawks. 12 28 2 Totals B Big sticks: Royce Clayton went 2-for-2 for the Cardinals, raising his average to .365. John Mabry's 2-for-2 night lifted his average to .271. ... Rich Becker went 2-for-4 for the Mets. He's hitting .355 this spring. Rey Ordonez went 2-for-3, raising his average to .315. Carlos Baerga's 2-for-3 effort lifted his average to .269. Bernard Gilkey (l-for-2) is batting .306. B Meacham stays perfect: Right-hander Rusty Meacham of Palm City, assigned to the Cardinals' minor-league camp last week, pitched 2'i scoreless innings Friday night. Meacham, who has allowed only three ba-serunners this spring, struck out three and gave up two hits Matt Franco's pinch-hit single in the fifth and an infield hit by Craig Paquette in the sixth. The former Martin County High School and Indian River Community College pitcher has an ERA of 0.00, with three hits and five strikeouts in 4Vi innings. B Morris skips start: Cardinals right-hander Matt Morris was examined Friday by team physician George MiimeMfa (is) Texas 000 Two outs when winning run scored. E Clark. OP-Mmnesota 2, Texas 3. LOB-Minnesota 6, Texas 8. 2B-Lawton, Shave, Gonzalez. Greer, Haselman. SB Hocking S Hocking. Today Sunday Monday Tuesday BALTIMORE Mets Mets OPENING DAY ORIOLES Fort Laud. Baltimore OFF vs K.C. 2:10 p.m.. 135 pm. 3 05pm Today Sunday Monday Tuesday NFW Y Q P K Orioles Orioles" OPENING DAY VI ECTS Fort Laud. Baltimore OFF vs Phillies 2:10 p.m. 135 pm. 1:40 pm. Minnesota IP H ft ER BB SO St. Louis 210 000 001 -4 New York (N) 012 300 OOX -8 E Gaeiti, Clayton, Baerga. DP St. Louis 1, New York 3 LOB-SI Louis 9, New York 10. 7B-McGwire, Jordan, Castillo, Gilkey. SB-Clayton, Baerga, Gilkey, Mabry St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO Ontiveros 2VJ 3 3 2 1 2 King L, 0-1 IVj 5 3 5 2 1 Meacham 2ui 2 0 0 0 3 Looper 1 1 0 0 0 1 Arrandale 1 1 0 0 0 0 New York IP H R ER BB SO 6 I 1 Tewksbury Smith Trombley Swindell L 0-3 Texas H ft ER BB SO Pavlik Thomas Santana Beiles W.7-0 T 2:11. A Bohanon W,2 I 5 8 3 3 3 5 Trlicek 3 3 0 0 0 1 Henderson 5,1 1 2 T I 1 J HBP-by Ontiveros (Gilkey). by Bohanon (Lampkin). WP Meacham, Henderson T-3 02 A-3,977. Brewers 8, Cubs 6 (12) Mets vs. Orioles WHENWHERE: 2:10 p.m.. Fort Lauderdale Stadium. PITCHERS: Mets - Al Leiter. Orioles - Jimmy Key. 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