2, 1990 Oakland's A's Victims: TEXAS RANGER MOUND ACE NOLAN RYAN tips his cap to the crowd in Oakland after throwing a no-hitter against the A's on Monday. It was the 43-year old Major League baseball marvel's record sixth career no-hitter, 294th win and 59lh shutout. He struck out 14 A's in the game — the 201st time he's struck out 10 or more batters in a game — to raise his all-lime leading strikout total to 5,151. Bucs End Slide, Nip Cards, 8-7 ST. LOUIS (UPI) — After letting St. Louis recover from a six-run deficit with two errors Monday night, Jose Lind robbed the Cardinals of a chance to go ahead in the eighth inning, preserving an 8-7 triumph for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lind, whose two errors helped the Cardinals rally in the third and fifth, made the play of the game in the eighth, robbing Denny Walling with runners on first and third. He dove to his left to cut the ball in the hole. He then gathered himself and cut down Walling to end the threat. "That was a helluva play," Pirates Manager Jim Lcyand said. "I don't know who else could have made the play." That diving stop saved the stumbling Pirates, who snapped a three-game losing streak. "It was vintage Pirate baseball," Pittsburgh outfielder Andy Van Slyke said mockingly. In its last five games, Pittsburgh committed 13 errors. After claiming a six-run lead in the top of the third, things began to turn ugly again. Errors by Lind in both the third and fifth innings brought the Cardinals to 6-3, and they eventually tied it in the seventh. "That's high school stuff, not major league stuff," Van Slyke said of the recent flurry of errors. For Lind, they were his first two errors of the season. He had a perfect fielding streak of 56 games and 305 chances interrupted. "You expect him to make the diving play more than you expect him to make the two easy errors," St. Louis Manager Whiicy Hcrzog said. The Pirates scored twice in the eighth after allowing St. Louis to rally. "It's a good thing Lind came back to make the play of the game," said third baseman Jeff King, who scored three times and singled home the winning run in the eighth inning. Lind began the eighth with a double to right against reliever Tom Nieden- fuer, 0-1, and scored when King lined a one-out single up the middle. Jay Bell drove home King with his second triple of the night. "It was a good effort, but we made some mistakes," Leyland said. "I'm not going to be a front runner and come in here and hoot and holler. We've got to play well for nine innings." Stan Belinda, 2-1, pitched two-thirds of an inning for the win. Bill Landrum pitched the final two innings for his ninth, save. The Cardinals pulled within 8-7 in the bottom of the eighth. Coleman led off with a single, went to third on a single by Ozzie Smith and scored on a Willie McGee single. "We didn't have the momentum because we never got the lead," Herzog said. "We just couldn't tie it up." The Pirates roughed up St. Louis starter Greg Mathews early, scoring two runs in the first inning and four more in the third. Mathews, who sat out last season following elbow surgery, is winless since Sept. 9, 1988. The left- hander has not won in 12 straight starts, including 11 this season. King led off the game with a single and was sacrificed to second. Andy Van Slyke walked and Mathews advanced runners to second and third with a wild pitch. Bobby Bonilla scored King with a sacrifice fly and Van Slyke scored on a single by Barry Bonds. King opened the third with a double, then Bell and Van Slyke belted back-to- back RBI triples to chase Mathews. Bonds greeted reliever Rick Horton with a single to score Van Slyke, and Don Slaught doubled to score Bonds. The Cardinals scored an unearned run in the third. Jose Oquendo reached base when second baseman Lind bobbled his grounder for an error, was sacrificed to second by Horton and scored on Coleman's double. Another error by Lind led to two St. Louis runs in the fifth. With one out, Lind kicked a grounder by Ozzie Smith, who then stole second. Willie McGee walked and both runners moved up a base on Doug Drabek's wild pitch. Pedro Guerrero drove in both runners with a double. Leyland defended his second baseman, noting that Lind has a pair of sore knees and is in need of a day's rest. ' 'We'll give him a day off tomorrow, even though I hate to do that because he plays well against St. Louis," Leyland said. "He has a legitimate excuse." St. Louis added a run in the sixth on Coleman's RBI single, then tied the game in the seventh on Pedro Guerrero's solo home run, his seventh homer of the year, and Todd Zeile's RBI double. PITTSBURGH ST. LOUIS ab r h bl ab r h bl King 3b i 3 3 1 Coleman If 6132 Bell u 2122 OSmllh w 5130 Van Slyke cf 2 2 1 1 McGee cf 4121 Bonilla rf 4001 Guerrero Ib 5123 Landrum p 0000 Pendlelon 3b 4 1 2 0 Bonds If 5132 Walling rf 3000 Slaught c 5021 LSmllh p 0000 Bream Ib 5010 Zelle c 5011 Lind 2b 4120 Oquendo 2b 5210 Drabek p 3000 Mathewi p 0000 Kipper p 0000 Horton p 0000 Belinda p 0000 Thompsn ph 1 0 0 0 Reynold* rf 1000 DIPIno p 0000 Jones ph 1000 Nledenfuer p 0 0 0 0 Dayley p 0000 Collins rf 0000 Hudler pr 0000 ToUU 378148 TotaU 397147 Pllllburgh 204000020—8 SI. Louli 001 021 210— 7 E—Lind 2. DP—PltUburgh 1, Si. LouU 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 11, St. Louis 12.2B—O. Smith, King, Sliught, Coleman, Guerrero, Zelle, Lind. 3B—Bell 2, Van Slyke. IIR—Cuerrero(T). SB—O. Smith 2 (If), Bell (5), Coleman (34), Hudler (3). S—Bell, Horton, DIPIno, Walling. SF—BonllU. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Drabek 52-3 I 4 2 2 1 Kipper 2-322211 Belinda (W 2-1) 2-310000 Landrum (S 9) 231112 SI. LouU Mathew! 255511 Horlon 221130 DIPino 330011 Nledenfuer (L 0-1) 1-332200 Dayley 11-310021 LSmllh 1-300000 Malnew pitched to 3 batten In the 3rd. WP—Matbevw, DIPIno, Drabek. T—3:3«. A—27,403. Umpire*—Hone, WeU; Ib, BrockUndcr; Jb, Hlrscbtack; 3b, WeodefeUdl. Legendary Nolan Ryan Blazes 6th No-Hitter By ERIK K. LffiF UPI Sports Writer Nolan Ryan's mental approach to pitching under pressure has made the legendary right-hander the master of the no-hit game. With five previous no-hitters to his credit, the 43-year-old Ryan worked through the final innings of his record sixth no-hitter, a 5-0 victory Monday over the Oakland Athletics, with an understanding for the moment and the ability to command his emotions. "I've been through this a few times," said Ryan, the only pitcher record a no-hitter in three different decades. "I know how important it is to keep a calm, emotional level." It is in the late innings when the special feat becomes particularly elusive, and when the psychological element of the game takes hold. But it is also during this crucial time that Ryan, holder of 12 career one-hitters, shines. "I've never seen a look in a guy's eyes like his," said Rangers catcher John Russell, who was playing in his 10th game with the team and was catching Ryan for the first time. "It was just a lot of determination and fire, all wrapped up in all those years (of his career). It was all right there. It was the greatest thing I've ever seen." Cool and dclibcrtate, Ryan, now the oldest pitcher ever to throw a no-hit game, decided on the strategy he would use. "Going into the ninth inning, my idea was I was just going to make good pitches and if I gave up a hit, it was going to be on a good pitch," Ryan said. As the no-hitter moved into the late innings, Ryan's teammates began to avoid him, leaving the 22-year veteran to his own thoughts. "They didn't bother me during the game. The longer it goes like this, the further they stay away from you," Ryan said. Ryan opened the ninth by striking out pinch hitter Ken Phelps on a 1-2 pitch and retiring Rickey Henderson on a grounder to shortstop. He capped the performance by inducing Willie Randolph to foul out to right fielder Ruben Sierra. It was Ryan's 294th career win, 59th career shutout and 201st game In which he has recorded at least 10 strikeouts. As Sierra caught the ball, Ryan pumped his right fist in the air and turned to accept a congratulatory hug from Russell as his teammates raced from the dugout. "This has a special place right next to No. 5," said the right-hander, whose last no-hitter came nine years ago. "It's great, especially so late in my career. My teammates were so emotionally involved, it was a nice release for all of us." Ryan, baseball's all-time strikeout leader with 5,152, struck out 14 as he improved his record to 5-3. Texas Manager Bobby Valentine called Ryan's performance "absolutely marvelous. I've never been happier in Quotable... By United Press International "It was like I was In a coma. I had no feeling whatsoever. I was numb. I Just wanted him to keep going, Just keep up what he was doing." — John Russell of the Texas Rangers, on catching Nolan Ryan's sixth career no-hitter, a 5-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Ryan's Six-Pack The list of the no-hitters thrown by Nolan Ryan, who recorded his sixth Monday night In the Texas Rangers' 5-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Date Score IP II R ER BB SO 4/11/90 Tex 5, Oak 0 » 0 0 0 1 14 9/26/81 llou 5, LA 0 9 0 0 0 3 11 6/1/75 Calif 1, Ball 0 900049 9/28/74 Calir4, Mln 09 0 0 0 I IS 7/15/73 Calif <, Del 0 9 0 0 0 4 17 5/15/73 Calif 3, Kn Cly 0 9 0 0 0 3 12 PIAA Playoffs BASEBALL CLASS AAA — Monday 1 ! Garnet — Clearfldd 5, Somenel 4 Indian Valley 5, Bethel /ark 1 Eadon 10, Manhelm Two- 0 — Tuesday'! Gama — Red Land (3-1,21-3) vi. Euton (11-1, 21-3) al War Memorial Field, Ephrala, 5. Cleat-field (9-1, 17-5) v*. Indian Valley («•! 21-0) at Altoona, 2. CLASS AA — Monday'i Garnet — Monloursvllle 10, KuUlown 1 Foreit HIIU «, Shenango 5 Center «, DuBofi CC 2 — Tuesday 1 ! Garnet — Donegal (3-1,19-«) w. Moolounvllle (4-1,21-4) al Coplay, 5. Center (7-1,21-1) v*. Forctl HIIU (t-1, lt-5-1) «l Butler, 3. SOFTBALL CLASS AAA — Monday 1 * Gamet — Baldwin 11, HollldayibMrg 0, 5 Inning! Harborcreek 1, Penn Tra/ford 0 — Tuesday 1 ! Game* — AUenlown Allen (11-2, 1M) v*. Pemubury (1-2, 21-4) at Morgantown, 4. Baldwin (7-1,19-1) vi. Harborcreek (10-1,22-1) al New Cutle, 3. CLASS AA — Monday'! Carooi — Canevlo 4, Glendafe 0 Iroquoii 2, Slo-Ro» 1, eight Inning! — Tuej4»y'i Game* — BrWol (1-1, 22-2) v*. Uwtiburg (4-1, 21-2) al SeJtw Field, PaJmyri, 4 Cucvlfl (7-1,25-1) vi. Iroquoil (10-1,21-3) •» N«w Cwtto 1. my professional career for a player than 1 am tonight. He deserves every bit of it." Julio Franco belted two two-run homers and Russell added a solo shot to lead the Texas attack against Oakland starter Scott Sanderson, 7-3. Elsewhere in the American League, Cleveland edged Boston 4-3 In 12 innings, Milwaukee downed Toronto 4-1, Chicago nipped Seattle 3-1 and California dumped Kansas City 3-2. In the NL, it was: Montreal 5, Philadelphia 0 in the first game of a doublehcader, Montreal 3, Philadelphia 2 in the nightcap; San Francisco 8, Atlanta 3; Chicago 8, New York 5; Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 7; and Houston 5, Los Angeles 3. Red So* 4, Indians 3 (11 Innings) At Boston, Tom Brookens singled off Dennis Lamp, 0-2, driving home Jerry Browne with two out in the 12th inning to lift Cleveland. SCOTT MILLER... Blue Jays Sign 34th-Round Draft Pick With Local Ties A standout young athlete from the area who was a Tyrone resident in his early grade-school days was selected in the 34th round of the recently-completed Major League Baseball Amateur Draft when the Toronto Blue Jays tapped the list for the services of Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School graduate Scott Miller. Scott is a son of Jeff and Judy Shugarts of Morrisdale, Pa. and Howard (Butch) Miller of Hershey, Pa. His mother Judy is a Philipsburg native, while his father Butch is a former Tyroner and a graduate of TAHS. The new Blue Jays prospect also is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Miller, who reside in Tyrone. Signed shortly after he was drafted, Scott reported to an Instructional League camp in Tampa, Fla. on June 7, and was scheduled to move on from there after a couple of weeks to a Minor League affiliate in Florida or Montana for further instructions. Miller is a 1986 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola and was a standout ballplayer in the area for the Mounties, the Philipsburg American Legion team and L.S. Fiore's AAABA team in Altoona. He attended Allegany Community College in Cumberland, Md. for two years before moving on to Elon (N.C.) University. A shortstop at Elon, he recently finished the 1990 season with a .378 batting average, 12 home runs and 54 RBIs. Although he saw most of his college play as a shortsop, he is projected as a pitcher by the Jays. Area baseball scout William "Keno" Beezer of Philipsburg said he likes Miller's chance of making the big time. "Scott threw around 87 miles per hour in high school here and he's matured some since. He's a great power hitter with excellent hands. Really, he could have gone either way — as a pitcher or an infielder," Beezer said. KWT Hands WM 7-1 Sr. LL Loss Kimmel World Travel (KWT) of Tyrone scored runs in pairs in the third, fourth and sixth innings while Jim and Tom Coleman combined to hurl shutout ball over the final six innings to notch a 7-1 Tri-Co, Senior Little League victory over Warriors Mark over the weekend. J. Coleman, who allowed all three W hits and their lone run while fanning eight and allowing only one walk over the front four innings, fueled the winners' assault at the plate with a homer, double and single, t. Coleman pitched no-hit, shutout ball over the last three, adding seven strikeouts and walking three. WARRIORS MARK — Eric Morgan, V, 3-0-0; Matt Brown, If, 0-0-0; Jason Flihcr, 2b, 3*1; Erk Webb, p, 1-1-1; Pan Petenon, c, 344; Matt Aubd, M-3b, 3-M; Derrick Baoey, cf, 2-0-0; Ceu* SeUcrt, 3b, 2-Mj Reggfe Pavkhon, w, 0-0-0; Kevin Delwiler, Ib, 2-0-0; Tyw* Herist, Ib, 1-0-0; Brad Wyland, rf, 1-0-0; Dm Brown, rf, 2-0-0. TOT: 23-1-3. KWT — & Hoover, Ib, 1-14; M- Molnar, 2b, 3-3-1; J. Cokoun, p-w, 4-1-3; T. Cofema, M-p, 4-0-1; T. Snyd«r, c, 2-1-1; S. Focal, rf, 2*0; E. Greene, If, 34-1 ( Rob Hsmp, ef, 344i C. DeHaas, 30, 3-M. TOTi 25-74. Warriors Mark 100 000 0 — 1-34 KWT 012 2«2 * — 74-2 PPi 1.29: J. CoJcoMfl, E. Greoc. UR:J. CoJt- OM. SO: E. Welsh <*>7; J. Cotenuo (4)4, T. Coi- eoun (3)-7. BB: Wdih-4; J. Cokman-1, T. CoJeman-3. Candaele Recharges Astros With HR Punch By PAUL DEFEDE UPI Sports Writer For the past two days, Casey Candaele has been an unexpected sparkplug that has recharged the Houston Astros. Candaele, not known for his power, hit a two-run homer Monday night, to break a seventh inning tie and lift Houston to its fourth straight win, 5-3, over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Candaele has hit a total of three home runs in three years in the major leagues. With the score tied 3-3, Rafael Ramirez opened the seventh with a single off Mike Morgan, 6-5, and moved to second on a Rich Gcdman sacrifice. Candaele, who tripled home the winning run in Houston's victory Sunday over Cincinnati, ripped Morgan's first pitch over the right-field fence for his second homer of the season. Larry Andersen, 3-1, pitched two innings for the win and Dave Smith worked the ninth to record his 12th save. Two of Candaele's major-league homers have come against the Dodgers. ' 'You can tell by my weak home run trot that I don't hit a lot of them," Candaele said. "I was just looking for something to get the run home. I had no idea where it was going. I got the head of the bat on it and things went my way again," Candaele said. Morgan offered his own explanation. "I tried to cut the ball in on his hands," Morgan said. "I was looking to get the two outs and save the run. But give him credit. Anyone with a bat in his hands is capable of doing it." Dodger catcher Mike Scioscia, who hit a 400-foot drive to the centerficld wall that turned into a double play to end the sixth inning, said the Dodgers weren't expecting the long ball from Candaele. "Mike just got a breaking ball up a little and Casey got the head of the bat around quick and hit it hard," Scioscia said.' 'He has a little pop but it's just not something you expect in that situation." Houston Manager An Howe referred to Candaele as his trump card. "I like keeping him as my ace in the hole and bring him out when I need him," Howe said. "He's really given us a big lift. In other NL games, San Francisco pummelcd Atlanta 8-3, Chicago beat New York 8-5, Montreal swept Philadelphia, 5-0 and 3-2, and Pittsburgh nipped St. Louis 8-7. In the AL it was: Cleveland 4, Boston 3 in 12 innings; Milwaukee 4, Toronto 1; Texas 5, Oakland 0; Chicago 3, Seattle 1 and California 3, Kansas City 2. Giants 8, Braves 3 At Atlanta, Kevin Mitchell belted a two-run homer, his 16th home run of the season and Brett Butler banged out three hits to lead San Francisco. Scott Garrelts, 3-6, surrendered five hits over 6'/3-innings for the win. John Smoltz, 3-5, took the loss despite striking out a career-high 11 batters. Cubs 8, Mets 5 At Chicago, Ryne Sandbcrg triggered a 15-hit attack with four hits, and Mark Grace and Luis Salazar added three hits and two RBI apiece, to help Chicago stretch their winning streak to four games. Reliever Mitch Williams, 1-5, pitched two-thirds scoreless innings for the victory. Reliever Alejandro Peha, 1-2, absorbed the loss. Pirates 8, Cardinals 7 At St. Louis, Jeff King scored three times and singled home the winning run in the eighth inning to guide Pittsburgh, which had allowed St. Louis to come back from a six run deficit. Stan Belinda, 2-1, pitched two-thirds of an inning for the win and Bill Landrum notched his ninth save. Tom Nicdenfuer, 0-1, took the loss in relief. Expos 5, Phillies 0 (1st) Expos 3, Phillies 2 (2nd) At Philadelphia, Otis Nixon scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to help Montreal sweep their doubleheader and send the Phillies to their fifth straight defeat. Jeff Parrett, 2-5, took the loss in the second game. Drew Hall, 4-6, picked up the victory. Dave Schmidt notched his fifth save. In the first game, Kevin Gross, 8-4, pitched a four-hitter and Mike Fitzgerald home- red to lead Montreal to a 5-0 triumph. Dennis Cook, 5-2, absorbed the loss. Philadelphia's Lenny Dykstra went O-for-3 in the first game with a walk to snap a 23-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors this season, and was hitless in five at-bats in the second to drop his batting average to .392. Riley Resigns; Dunleavy Named Laker's Coach By JEFF HASEN UPI Sports Writer INGLEWOOp, Calif. (UPI) — Pat Riley, whose slicked-back hair and elegant suits epitomized the play of his LA Laker teams that became known as "Showtime," resigned as coach Monday after four NBA titles in nine seasons. Milwaukee assistant Mike Dunleavy, who never has been a head coach in the league, was named to replace Riley. Riley, who had two years remaining on a contract that paid him $650,000 plus incentives in 1989-90, leaves with a 533-194 record. His 73.3 winning percentage is the best in NBA history and his 102 playoff triumphs also are a league standard. "Man's greatest fear is his fear of extinction, but what he fears more than that is insignificance," an emotional Riley said at a Forum news conference. "There is nothing wrong with being unique. They (the Lakers) were unique — above and beyond." The Lakers won an NBA-high 63 games this season and Riley was rewarded with his first Coach of the Year honor. But Los Angeles was eliminated in five games by Phoenix in the Western Conference semifinals. "The pressure to win in this league and the desire to win is so high," Riley said. "We know what we're getting into when we get hired, "I'm not fed up and I'm not burned out from coaching. I have as much energy as I've ever had at 45." Riley, whose motivational speeches and critical comments wore thin with many of his players, is rumored to be joining NBC as an NBA analyst. Riley recently met with the network that will televise league games for the next four seasons. Lakers owner Jerry Buss said he had offered Riley "a long-term contract in the front office." "I really don't know what I'll do," Riley said, "Things obviously are out there that I've been discussing, but nothing is concrete." An NBC source hinted that Riley was to work for the network, which repeatedly has said it will not name analysts until after the NBA Finals conclude. "It's premature to link one with the other," the source s*id of RUey's resig- nation and the NBA position.' 'But Pat Riley's availability is interesting, to say the least" Riley said reports of player unrest were unfounded. "I understand the dynamics of chemistry and what the team is about," he said.' 'You've got to be realistic in life. The only thing you can count on is change." Under Riley, the 1987-88 Lakers became the first team in two decades to win back-to-back crowns. The final championship capped a run in which Showtime — breakneck basketball with celebrities cheering every dunk and long shot — became part of the NBA lexicon. "Pat Riley helped me grow as a basketball player as well as a man and I will always love him for that," Lakers star Magic Johnson said in a statement. "When I'm older and somebody talks about Showtime, the first person I'll think of is Pat Riley." Riley's nine seasons with the Lakers left him second in tenure with the same team. Denver's Doug Moe has coached the Nuggets for a decade. Dunleavy, a former NBA guard, last played regularly in 1984-85. He was activated three times during the past two seasons for 10-day stretches. Lakers General Manager Jerry West was impressed with Dunleavy's basketball knowledge and rapport with players. West sought someone from outside the organization when Riley's decision to quit was finalized. "when you try to replace someone like Pat Riley, your choices become very difficult/' West said. "Mike Dunleavy was a highly coveted coach, a person who had great response from other teams (inquiring about his services)." Dunleavy said filling Riley's shoes would pate no extra burden. "I don't know where on any team in tlus league there isn't enormous pressure to win," Dunleavy said. "No one can put more pressure on me than myself." Dunleavy said he was chosen "because I'm a lucky guy." "I've been lucky all my life and this is no different," he said. The new coach added that he may retain Laker assistants Bill Benin and Randy Pfund. "There's not going to be a lot of changes needed,' 1 he said.
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