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I Baseball Monday, Reno August 13, 1990 Gazette-Journal 3D Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Eait W L Pet OB 110 Streak Homt Away Boston 62 51 549 1-7-3 Won 2 36-18 26-33 Toronto 60 55 .522 3 4-6 Lost 1 32-29 28-26 Baltimore 55 58 .487 7 4-6 Won 1 26-26 29-32 Cleveland 64 60 .474 8' 6-4 Won 3 30-27 24-33 Detroit 53 63 457 1QVi 1-3-7 Lost 3 26-30 27-33 Milwaukee 48 65 425 14 3-7 Lost 1 24-32 24-33 New York 46 67 407 16 s-6-4 Lost 3 23-29 23-38 West W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home Away Oakland 73 42 .635 s-8-2 Won 4 38-21 35-21 Chicago 66 45 .595 5 z-6-4 Lost 1 33-24 33-21 Texas 59 55 .518 13V z-5-5 Won 1 31-24 28-31 Seattle 58 57 .504 15 z-4-6 Lost 2 30-32 28-25 Kansas City 55 59 .482 17V 7-3 Won 1 32-27 23-32 California 55 60 478 18 4-6 Lost 1 29-30 26-30 Minnesota 54 61 .470 19 4-6 Won 1 29-30 25-31 Oakland has the Yankees convinced z-denotes first game was a win Sunday a Results Cleveland 9. Detroit 5 Kansas City 7, Milwaukee 1 Minnesota 5. Toronto 4 Oakland 6, New Yorkl Baltimore 1 1 , California 6 Texas at Chicago, ppd., rain Boston 7, Seattle 2 Today's Garnet Detroit (Terrell 0-1) at Cleveland (Shaw 2-2), 435 p.m. Toronto (Wells 8-3) at Chicago (Hibbard 9-6), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Moyer 1-4) at Kansas City (Appier 7-4), 5:35 p.m. Boton (Har" Oakland Baltimore (McDonald 4-0) at Seattle (Moiman 1 1 -7), 7:05 p.m. New York (Cary 4-7) at Califor nia (McCaskill 7-8), 7:35 p.m. Only games scheduled Minnesota at Cleveland, 4:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 4 35 p.m. Toronto at Chirann 5nnm Texas at Kansas City, 5 35 p.m. usion aiuaKiana. f usp m. B&ltimnrA At RAAttla THRnm New York at California, 7:35 p.m. By John SchachGannett News Service OAKLAND These are dark days for the New York Yankees. The World Series champion Oakland A s (73-42) continued their year-long dominance of the Yankees wiin a b-i victory sunaay auernoun in iioih ui mc n. a 17th sellout (44,192) of the season. The victory, Keyed Dy bod weicns major-ieague laoHinrt 1 Qth iirin anH a thraa.mn first-inninff h(imP. TUl IVHUlllg A Hill TY III HIIU M Huvv mis, - --------n by Mark McGwire, was the A's ninth straight win without a deteat against me yanKees o-oo uus season. Yankee manager Stump Merrill searched hard for a silver lining. "That s the best team m tne league, merrm sjiu ui iha A'c "Thou hnvo tho hpet nitrhinP. the best hitting. defense, and they do all the little things. They really give you sometning to compare yourseu iu. All indications are that it will be a while before the comparisons begin. In the three weekend games versus the A's, the Yankees managed two runs on 14 hits. . . . . . , -k T 1 , -..,1 Taah The A s, playing witnout nicKey nenuersim miu ouac Canseco, pounded New York pitchers for 19 runs on 34 hits. . . The barraee began early Sunday. Carney Lanstord, who went 9-for-12 with three RBIs in the series. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home Away New York 64 47 .577 z-4-6 Lost 2 38-20 26-27 Pittsburgh 64 48 .571 ft z-4-6 Lost 5 31-22 33-26 Montreal 60 54 .526 5ft 5-5 Won 5 33-23 27-31 Chicago 55 59 .482 10V 7-3 Won 2 28-29 27-30 St. Louis 54 61 .470 12 7-3 Won 4 27-32 27-29 Philadelphia 52 60 .464 2ft 2-8 Lost 5 26-28 26-32 West W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home Away Cincinnati 65 47 .580 4-6 Won 1 34-20 31-27 San Francisco 60 53 .531 5ft z-4-6 Lost 1 30-24 30-29 Los Angeles 58 54 .518 7 6-4 Won 2 32-24 26-30 San Diego 54 59 .478 11V z-8-2 Won 4 28-30 26-29 Houston 49 65 .430 17 z-6-4 Lost 4 35-25 14-40 Atlanta 42 70 .375 23 2-8 Lost 2 24-34 18-36 z-denotes first game was a win Sunday a Hesuits Montreal 6. Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 6. Pittsburgh 0 Los Angeles 7, Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 4 Chicago 10. New York 2 San Diego 9, Houston 0 Today's Games San Francisco (Wilson 8-3) at Cincinnati (Jackson 4-2), 4:35 p.m. Los Angeles (Valenzuela 9-9) at Atlanta (Smoltz 8-8), 4 40 p.m. Houston (Portugal 5-9) at Chi- Only games scheduled TuAftdav's GAmAA Houston at Chicago, 1 1 20 a.m. Los Angeles at New York. 2. 2 05 o m Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 2, 2:35 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 5:35 o m. Montreal at San Diego. 7:05 p.m. Around the horn Houston extends Howe's contract HOUSTON (AP) Houston manager Art Howe's contract was extended on Sunday through the 1991 season. Howe, 43, is completing his second year as manager. He led the club to a third-place finish in 1989, when the team went 86-76. Howe is the 10th manager in frnnrhiA histnrv and cnont mnrp than spvpn seasons as a Houston Dlaver. "Wp arp as confident in Art Howe and his manag ing abilities today as we were when we hired him in 1988," Astros general manager Bill Wood said. "We look forward to me season who mm. Giants summon Phoenix inf ielder CINCINNATI (AP) The San Francisco Giants called up infielder Mike Laga and placed infielder Mark Leonard on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Leonard was 0-6 with five strikeouts in 11 games before spraining his left knee in an Aug. 7 game at Houston. He was disabled retroactive to Aug. 8. Laga hit .292 with 21 homers and 69 RBI in 78 games for Class AAA Phoenix. He appeared in six games with the Giants in April, going 0-for-6 with two strikeouts before being assigned outright to Phoenix on April 30. Laga also batted .200 in 17 games for the Giants last year. . It was the Giants' second roster move in 12 hours. Late Saturday night, they asked waivers on pitcher Atlee Hammaker in order to give him his unconditional release and recalled outfielder Rick Parker from Phoenix. New upper deck price $40 million BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) It will cost $40 million to add an upper deck to Buffalo's baseball stadium and local officials have proposed a financing plan for the expansion should Buffalo get a major league franchise. Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski said Sunday he and Buffalo mayor James Griffin have sent their proposal to expand Pilot Field from 20,900 to 40,000 seats to Gov. Mario Cuomo. The county will commit $26.5 million toward adding an upper deck if Robert Rich Jr., owner of the Class AAA Buffalo Bisons, succeeds in bringing a major league franchise to Buffalo, according to Sunday's editions of The Buffalo News. Silver Sox From page 1D Bakersfield would add five two-out runs later ana salvaged the final game after losing the first two ot the three-game series. Dodger designated hitter Tim Barker said rallying with two outs has been a team trademark most of the season. "No one ever gives up in that situation, but we see it as a chance to get the other team down mentally. Barker said. "When you score with two outs the other teams starts thinking, 'Well, that's another run we have to make up.' It gets them down and gives us CReno7tarter Angel Ortiz (4-6) took the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits in five innings. r:ij' Tl,r, Ifnonn mhn has Potten DlentltUl run support all season, improved to 7-1, despite having a team-high 4.91 earned-run average The defeat kept Reno (35-25) three games behind ,. A c tV.c. (ii99 in thp Cal Leaeue North- ern Division. The Giants lost earlier Sunday to SetSnha1s today off and will start a three-game series against Visalia on luesoay. scratched a leadoff infield single to short. Doug Jennings, filling in for Henderson in left field, followed with a hit-and-run single up the middle, putting runners at the corners. Dave Henderson bounced a single to center to score the A's first run, and McGwire followed with his 29th home run of the season off Mike Witt (1-5). The A's led 4-0. Welch (19-4) showed the Yankees what to do with the run support. "One thing he does is pitch quickly," McGwire said. "If you're a position player, it's great. He gets the ball and throws it. He doesn't walk around and fiddle around the mound. He says, 'Here it is. Hit it or don't'." "He has five or six pitches he can work with," A's manager Tony La Russa said. "If you're a hitter, what do you sit on? He can throw any one of them at any time in the count. And when you jump out early, it takes away some of the things Stump likes to do." Welch lowered his ERA to 3.08 with 7'i innings of four-hit, one-run work. The right-hander is on the verge of winning 20 games for the first time in his 12-year career. Though not overpowering, Welch was in control throughout Sunday with the exception of the second inning. ,WA , '4 CONVERTED: A's Willie Randolph completes a double play against his former mates despite sliding Yankee Jim Leyritz. Chicago loses home date after long rain delay . . ...akiam.i i : From wire service reports Thp lnnupst rain delav in baseball history probably left the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox all wet. Their game Sunday at comisKey ram never started and was finally called after a wait of 7'j hours. The weather was the big winner, and so were the 200 fans who were lett wnen it was postponed at 7 p.m. PDT they got free food and drinks at the concession stands. Meanwhile, both teams sounded like they'd lost. "This is unDrecedented," Rangers manager Bobby Valentine said. "How can they make us sit nerer leu me, when it rains all day, how can anyone predict when the rain is going to stop?" The game will De maae up r naay in Texas, and that upset White Sox manager Jeff Torborg. "It's not right that we have to play on the road," Torborg said. "I know that's the rule, but it's not right. We're in a pennant race." Until a game starts, tne nome team is in charge of postponing it. Once the game begins, tne umpires lase conirui. Cards make life tough in NL East From wire service reports Kvpn though the St. Louis Cardinals are out of the pennant race, they still are making life difficult for the rest of the National League East. Rnh Tpwkshiirv nitohed a six-hitter and Todd Zeile homered and doubled as St Louis eot a season-hieh 17 hits and beat the slumping Pirates 6-0 Sunday tor a three-game sweep in ruisDurgn. St Louis is 7-1 ovpr thp last two wppk- ends against the NL East's two top teams, naving won tour or live against New York last weekend. Tpwkshiirv extended his shutout streak against Pittsburgh to 17 innings as the Pirates lost their fifth in a row and were swept at home for the first time this season. DODGERS 7, BRAVES 3 at Atlanta Jim Neidlinger (1-1) gained his first major-league victory and Hubie Brooks hit a three-run homer. The Braves have lost nine of their last 1 1 games and 15 of their last 18. The Dodgers, who have won four of their last five games, have won six of their last seven against Atlanta. Tom Glavine (6-6) lost his third consecutive start, allowing seven runs and eight hits in four innings. EXPOS 6, PHILLIES 3 at Montreal Dave Martinez homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as Montreal won its fifth straight. Jose DeJesus (3-4) gave up five runs and five hits in five innings and struck out four. CUBS 10, METS 2 at New York Rookie Mike Harkey (11-5) gave up one run and four hits in eight innings and sparked Chicago's American League More than 30,000 tickets were sold, so the White Sox wanted to play. But when it kept raining, they asked the Rangers whether they would return to Chicago on Thursday, an off-day for both teams. Texas said no. So they waited. After 2V2 hours, the White Sox told fans that rain checks would be honored later this season, whether the game was played or not. After 6V2 hours, the concession stands were opened for free. "We just had to try to get the game in," White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said. TWINS 5, BLUE HAYS 4 at Toronto Allan Anderson won his third complete game despite giving up 10 hits Sunday. Anderson won a total of 33 games in the past two seasons. This year, he's just 5-15. He walked none and struck out four. Jimmy Key (7-6) took the loss. Dan Gladden went 3-for-4 for the visiting Twins. He led off the game with a double, keying a three-run first inning. Fred McGriff hit his 26th home run in the Toronto fifth. Pat Borders hit a two-run homer in the ninth. INDIANS 9, TIGERS 5 at Cleveland Tom Candiotti won his third career game against Detroit and Alex Cole had three hits and two RBIs for Cleveland. Cleveland won its fifth in the last six games and was in a position to sweep a four-game series from Detroit for the first time in 1 3 years with a win today. Candiotti (12-7) improved to 3-9 against Detroit. He gave up nine hits in 7 innings with three walks and seven strikeouts. Doug Jones got his 31st save. Jack Morris (9-15) lost for the sixth time in seven decisions. Alan Trammell went 4-for-5 with three RBIs for Detroit. He homered and hit two doubles. ROYALS 7, BREWERS 1 at Kansas City, Mo. Tom Gordon, the last member of Kansas City's original five-man rotation to start all of 1990, pitched his second straight complete game. Danny Tartabull hit a two-run homer, his 1 1th, off Jamie Navarro (3-4). Since returning from the disabled list, Tartabull has 14 RBIs in 13 games. Gordon (8-8), with four complete games this year, gave up five hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. Kansas City has won five of its last six. ORIOLES 11. ANGELS 6 at Anaheim, Calif. Mark Langston got rocked again and the California Angels got routed by the Baltimore Orioles as Rene Gonzales drove in four runs and Jeff McKnight went 4-for-4 and scored four times. Langston (5-15) lasted only 2Vi innings and gave up eight runs on six hits. He has lost 10 of his last 11 decisions and dropped nine straight at Anaheim Stadium. John Mitchell (5-4) went 5Vi innings for the victory. Mark Williamson pitched 3Vj innings for his first save. RED SOX 7, MARINERS 2 at Seattle Marty Barrett hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Boston. The five-run ninth helped the Red Sox increase their lead in the American League East to three games over Toronto. Boston's edge is its largest since July 4. Seattle lost for the fifth time in six games, all at home. Ellis Burks' two-run single in the eighth off Mike Jackson rallied Boston to a 2-1 lead. Ken Griffey led off the Mariners' eighth with his 16th home run of the season. In the ninth, Tim Naehring walked with one out and John Marzano singled him to third. Barrett doubled into the left-field corner off Jackson (5-4) for a 4-2 lead. Pinch hitter Carlos Quintana capped the outburst with a two-run single. Tom Bolton (7-1) was the winner. , ; i r-r ;u ii ; ' i ' . ' p ., ,5 .' 1 ". ' , . v ;, ' ' wp- ,. " '-V-' - ' ,7 rffrf s t ' I r , ! 7.i Associated Press HURRY, UMP: John McSherry takes his time calling Shawon Dunston safe at third as Tom O'Malley handles a high throw. Frank Viola (15-7) qave up seven runs and road trip in club history. 10 hits in five innings He has lost four of his The Padres went 9-2 on the swing, easily last six decisions. Harkey is the first Cubs surpassing the previous-best trip of 8-5 in rookie to win 11 games since Burt Hooton in April 1989. San Diego won nine games on a .,972 road trip in August 1 972, but lost seven times. The Padres have won four straight games and 16 of their last 21. PADRES 9, ASTROS Oat Houston Derek Lilliquist (3-8) walked two and struck out nine remained one-half qame ahead of sec- Lilliquist pitched a four-hitter tor nis first maior tnree. It was his first victory since Deing traaea one p lce Mtsburah Thfcubs have won 19 league complete game and the San Diego by Atlanta on July 12. Bill Gullickson (8-9) took of their last 26. ' Padres put the finishing touches on the best the loss. National League four-run second inning with a bases-loaded single. Mark Grace, Shawon Dunston and Dom-inntn Ramns each had three of Chicaoo'S 17 hits. New York, which has lost six of its last Buck fears next lockout could be permanent I f I a w STEVE SNEDDON It's a doomsday forecast that a lot of people don't want to even hear. But Jack Buck, the long-time St. Louis Cardinals' broadcaster and now CBS-TV play-by-play man, isn't trying to upset folks. Maybe that's why he hasn't mentioned it much on the air. He figures maybe once he brought it up on KMOX radio in St. Louis. There was a time on WFAN, the sports radio station in New York, when Bill Mazur asked him about baseball's lockout and Buck volunteered his opinion about what's going to happen in baseball's next labor negotiations following the 1993 season. "He just ignored it," Buck said. "Maybe he thought I was nuts." Buck's contention is that the next time owners and players negotiate, there might not be baseball, at least for a while ... a long while. He said the 1994 season might not be played. A labor dispute could do what world wars couldn't, halt baseball. "I can see four more years of arbitration, costly free agent signings ... some clubs won't be able to pay salaries," Buck said. "It's my assumption, I might be wrong, TV money won't go up. "I see the whole scenario heading toward explosion. They'd have another lockout, as they did, negotiate and get nowhere as was the case this year." But there would be a big difference the next time. Owners had room to take a step back last time. There was room to compromise. But rising costs will take away that comfort zone. "I just think the owners the next time around will say, 'This is what we need. This isn't what we want. The owners would finally stand firm to get some of the things they need salary cap, revenue sharing, limited free agency and getting rid of arbitration.' Buck said it might take at least a year for players to acknowledge the owners' case for dramatic changes. "After a year, I would think players would say, 'Enough.' People have to work," Buck said. "Players wouldn't be capable of lasting long. There were some owners (last time) that were willing to do it. They caved in. "I don't think they would next time. The free agent market at the end of this year is going to be interesting." In case, you don't buv Buck's theory on at least Buck J vii mv a year without baseball, remember this is a guy with no ax to grind and access to inside information. He was in favor of players getting a bigger share of baseball's financial pie. He speaks about the time all the money went to the owners and applauds that players were able to be better compensated. Now, he sees balance between owners and players as being in the best interest of the game. He's a guy who knows what owners are thinking. They feel comfortable with him, just like you do watching him doing CBS games. He hopes his theory about 1994 isn't correct, for the sake of baseball. But when a sane man gets an idea that might be insane to other people he lnnks for siens that he's rieht. "The only thing that encouraged me, made me think I wasn't completely off my rocker, I've talked to (baseball) front office people. They said, 'You may be right'," Buck said. "That's all I ask for. I may be right." Even when he wouldn't mind being wrong, it's worth listening to Buck. WELL-RESTED When Los Angeles Dodgers' catcher Mike Sciosia is rested, he isn't happy about it but does play well the next day. He has been rested 21 times this season. In starts after days off, he is 24 for 75 for a .320 average with 3 homers and 12 RBI. "Don't print that statistic," Sciosia said. "They read that they will want to start benching me all time." SWITCHING JAYS When the Blue Jays moved Kelly Gruber to right field to get more playing time for Ranee Mulliniks, it produced mixed resuts. Gruber was 2 for his first 22 at bats and Mulliniks was 8 for 18. FAMILY TEAM The Royals set the record for players with major league fathers. Five of the Royals' dads were major leaguers: Brian and Hal McRae, Kurt and Ron Stillwell, Danny and Jose Tartabull, Bob and Ray Boone, and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. and Sr.

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