Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on August 24, 1991 · Page 9
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Saturday, August 24, 1991
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Reno Gazette-Journal PORTS BASEBALL 2B FOOTBALL 3B AUTO RACING 4B DIGEST 4B SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 1991 SPORTS EDITOR: JAMIE TURNER, 788-6345 D American League Baltimore 5, Minnesota 4 Cleveland 4, Chicago 3 Toronto 6, New York 5 Texas 6, Kansas City 1 Detroit 8, Seattle 6 California 4, Boston 1 Milwaukee 1 3, Oakland 4 D National League Chicago 5, San Diego 4 Pittsburgh 8, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 6, New York 1 Houston 9, Montreal 2 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 P Cal League $anJose 10, Reno 9 D NFL Pittsburgh 16, Detroit 3 SILVER STATE MARATHON I- Sunday's race already has a winner By Steve Sneddon GAZETTE-JOURNAL r There will be faster runners in the Silver State Marathon and the half-marathon and 10-kilometer races at Washoe Valley on Sunday, but none will be happier to be running than Glenn Miers. i Although the 60-year-old Miers won't be among the leaders, this is one of those times that running the race is its own victory. Miers will run the half-marathon nearly five months to the day since suffering a stroke that affected his left-side coordination and his speech. It's another comeback for a retired schoolteacher who has officated high school basketball and football for 29 years. "It's one of many (comebacks)," Miers said. "In 1981, 1 had a bypass in March and came back in August. In January 1990, 1 had a football injury from refereeing a game ... a blood clot on the brain. ' "It (running) is something I like to do, maybe to prove to younger guys who have had medical problems that life doesn't stop because of one of these things. You can come back." '. Miers ran nine miles last Saturday in Washoe Valley to assure himself that he could compete this weekend. ; "I might have to walk a little bit," Miers said. "The first goal is to finish. The second goal is not to finish last. The third goal is to run all the way." - The Silver State Striders-sponsored races will draw the largest field of runners in the 13-year history of thfe event. By Friday, the races had attracted 700 paid entries. The record is 750 entries, set in 1983. "My guess is 900 (runners). I'm hoping for 1,000," said meet director Fred Holabird. f The marathon, with 200 runners expected, will begin at 6 a.m. The half-marathon and the 1 0-kilometer run and walk will start at 7 a.m. The start and finish are in front of Bowers Mansion on old U.S. 395 in Washoe Valley. In the 10-kilometer run, Miguel Tibaduiza and his sister, Rossy Tibaduiza-Cardenas, will try to repeat their 1990 victories in the men's and women's divisions. i Seven members of the Tibaduiza family, including the 990 winners' mother, 64-year-old Rosalba Tibaduiza, who is Entered in the 10 kilometer valk, are entered in the races. In the women's 10K run, Tibaduiza will face a challenge from jerry Puckett, who didn't run last year. J "I have to mention Terry has been running injured. Rossy is lour months pregnant," Holabird said. "It won't be a barnburner, but it'll be a good friendly race. That's what the Silver State is all about, friendly." ' In the men's marathon, the favorite among the early entrants is Dale Magnin of Reno. ' "Dale is capable of running a 2:40 or less marathon. He'll certainly have a shot at it." Holabird said. ji In the women's marathon, ul-fra-marathoner Rachel Procter, who won the American River j0-miler, is entered, if In the men's half-marathon, the field includes last year's fvinner Joaquin Leano of Reno and 40-year-old Dave Amster bf Carson City, who has been getting age group records. f The oldest runner in any of the races will be 10K entrant Mel Shine, 82, of Lafayette, Calif. The oldest marathoner will be 76-year-old Dutch Bene-qetti, of Los Angeles, who will pc running his 43rd marathon in the last 7'j years. f Phila. 23, Indianapolis 2 1 San Francisco 28, Seattle 1 6 Tampa Bay 20, Kansas City 7 Minnesota 3 1 , Cleveland 7 Dallas 20, Atlanta 17, OT L.A. Raiders 1 7, San Diego 7 Phoenix 34, Denver 10 Tough triathletes: Some of the country's best-conditioned athletes will compete today at South Lake Tahoe in The World's Toughest Triathlon. More than 400 triathletes and 100 relay teams will compete. The course includes a two-mile swim in Lake Tahoe, an 1 8.6 mile run and a 100-mile bicycle ride. Youra . s , - r I :x A $ l 1 - , L " , 'r"" iiui$ ' v . t 1 I f- -- 1 I -a w J . -l L '"' 1V I . V-if:.- t ' i GRASPED: San Francisco quarterback Steve Young can't escape the Silver Sox continue By Joe Santoro GAZETTE-JOURNAL Momma said there'd be nights like these. What she didn't say was that they'd last so long. The Reno Silver Sox, limping out of the 1991 season, were out-uglied by the San Jose Giants Friday night at Moana Stadium. But they don't give style points in the California League as the Giants came away with a 10-9 win, their 88th of the year. " How long did this one last?," asked Silver Sox manager Mai PITTSBURGH 8, SAN FRANCISCO 0 Drabek topples Giants PITTSBURGH (AP) If the Pirates weren't already in good shape with a six-game lead and six weeks to play, here's some more bad news for the NL East Doug Drabek is pitching like a Cy Young winner. And that means Drabek is at his best when the Pirates are at their worst, like he was Friday night. Continuing his turnaround with his second shutout of the season, Drabek helped the Pirates end a three-game slide with an 8-0 victory over the Giants. Rebounding from three consecutive last-inning losses in Philadelphia, the Pirates chased starter John Burkctt in a four-run third inning keyed by Andy Van Slyke's RBI single and Bobby Bonilla's sacrifice fly. Drabek (13-11), the 1990 NL Cy Young Award winner, has won three in a row and 11 of 1 5 since starting the season 2-7. He allowed seven hits, walked one and r.yi..'!?'. - . ; , i Associated Prss BUSH OUT OF HIS LEAGUE: Golfing great Arnold Palmer, left, dropped in on President Bush Friday for some golf and an overnight visit at the president's vacation home at Kennebunkport, Maine. rmo lllnmae sink Seahawks Fichman after his team fell to 57-74 overall. The final tick of the clock showed just 1 1 minutes short of four hours. And there wasn't even a delay for snow or the removal of hard bases like back on opening night against San Jose. A blizzard or two, though, would have helped this one. The Giants made seven errors, walked five Sox hitters, hit two others, allowed 1 1 hits and still won. The Silver Sox made three errors, walked 10 Giant hitters and struck out five in his first shutout since beating St. Louis 8-0 on May 27. He had three shutouts while going 22-6 in 1 990 and now has 1 2 in his career. More importantly, he won again when the Pirates needed it most after a loss. He was 1 2-3 last year after a loss. "He's made a great comeback. What was he, 2-7?" Giants manager Roger Craig said. "Now he's got a chance to win 1 8." "I thought this was his best game all year, he used the whole plate inside and out. I thought he was great," Pirates manager Jim Leyland said. "Getting a complete game like that when your bullpen is tired is like scoring with two outs, it's golden." Bonilla maintained his hot August pace he is hitting .382 with five homers and 14RBls with a double and an RBI as the Pirates won for the ninth time in their last 1 1 home games. t Errors trip up Royals: Prep Sports of Oklahoma took advantage of three errors by the Reno Royals to win a first-round game, 5-2, at the Women's Class A National Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Enid, Okla. The game was tied, 2-2, entering the sixth. Two Oklahoma baserunners reached on errors before Amy Mitchell, who went 3-for-3 with three RBI, singled home a run. The next batter singled and the ball got past the outfielder, allowing two more runs to score. O Reno golfers advance: Two-time defending champion David Nelson and Steve Sheehan, both of Reno, won their first two matches Friday to gain quarterfinal berths in the Nevada State Match Play Championship at Canyon Gate Country Club, Las Vegas. Nelson and Sheehan are the only Reno golfers left in the event, which concludes Sunday. Associated Press clutches of Seattle's Jacob Green. second-half downward slide used six pitchers. Fichman says he can sense the end of the season is just five games away. "The attitude (of the players) is the same as always," said Fichman. "Most of them are fine. But some want to go home. But that happens every place." The Sox didn't play the Giants as if they wished the season would end. In fact, they played as if they wished last night's game wouldn't end. Down 10-8 the Sox had the tying run on first with no outs in the . f$r iT-yv a::?Tar . - yj- J" 1 j : I- Associated Press BROKEN PLAY: Pittsburgh second baseman Jose Lind couldn't turn the double play after San Francisco's Robby Thompson successfully broke it up. Burkett (9-8) continued to struggle since ending a five-game winning streak on Aug. 13. giving up seven runs and five hits in 2h innings the third consecutive start he's failed to last past the third. Offensive show: The 49ers found all the weaknesses in the Seattle defense. SEATTLE (AP) Joe Montana is ailing but Steve Young appears ready to step right in and keep the 49ers winning until he gets back. "I feel good about the pressure and the amount ofwork I've been getting," Young said Friday night after directing San Francisco to three first-half touchdowns in a 28-16 exhibition victory over the Seahawks. The victory completed the 49ers' first undefeated preseason since 1954, when they went 7-0. "Steve played well, as he has all preseason," coach George Seifert said after Young filled in for Montana for the third straight game. "I feel good about what's happened to him." With Montana sidelined due to tendinitis in his right elbow. Young used a perfect mix of passes and runs to drive the 49ers to TDs on their first three possessions for a 21-3 lead. Young said he was prepared to start in the regular-season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants on Sept. 2, but doesn't want to take the starting job by default. "You only get better if you play-as much as I've been." he said. "I'm ready. But it's just a matter of time before Joe gets healthy. It could be five days or it could be longer." After the game, Seifert said the prognosis on Montana was still up in the air. "We don't know for sure where we stand," he said of the status of the NFL's MVP the past two seasons. "The doctors are still evaluating him." Seattle got to within 21-16 on Chris Warren's 1-yard touchdown run with 3:57 left, but San Fran ninth after catcher Dan Firova and pinch-hitter Troy Clemens singled. Mark Krumback, who earlier tripled and singled to give him 153 hits on the year, grounded into a forceout at second to score Firova and cut the deficit to 1 0-9. San Jose's Gaty Sharko put an end to the marathon by striking out Andy Postema and Cliff Gonzalez for his 31st save. The Sox are now 1 7 games behind the Giants and in last place in the Northern Division. But that was just half of the bad MILWAUKEE 13, OAKLAND 4 Brewers pound Stewart By Jeff Hood GANNETT NEWS SERVICE OAKLAND, Calif. It didn't take Oakland Athletics starter Dave Stewart long to figure Friday would not be the night he broke out of his latest pitching slump. Paul Molitor hit the Stewart's first offering over the left field fence for a home run. sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 13-4 victory' in the opener of the three-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. Stewart, who won at least 20 games his previous four seasons, gave up eight hits and five runs (four earned) in six innings, falling to 9-8 with a 5.37 earned run average. At this time last season, he was 1 7-9. The A's relievers were worse. Milwaukee scored eight runs the final two innings off Curt Young, Steve Chitren and Joe Klink and finished with 16 hits. Although the A's didn't lose any (Home team in CAPS) National League CUBS PIRATES BRAVES Reds CARDS ASTROS 1.25 Padres 1.30 Giants 1.55 Phillies 1.10 METS 1.10 Dodgers 1.20 Expos American League BLUE JAYS 1.55 Yankees TIGERS ORIOLES 1.20 Mariners 1.10 Twins White Sox 1.45 ROYALS 1.15 ANGELS pick A'S 1.35 INDIANS Rangers Red Sox Brewers cisco's Spencer Tillman ran 91 - yards for a clinching touchdown '2 with 2:49 to go. Tillman, competing with Dex-T ter Carter for the job as the No. 1 I running back, had nine carries for 1 40 yards. It was the longest offen- -sive play from scrimmage in San Francisco's 5-0 exhibition season. Young was 10-for-ll for 165 yards and a touchdown while playingjust the first three series. One of Seattle's outstanding players was Marcus Cotton, a linebacker who had 1 1 tackles, including a 1 2-yard sack. Cotton said the Seahawks made too many mistakes to beat a team that's gone 14-2 in each of the last two -seasons. "You make mental errors against a team like this and you H get a lot of big plays like they had all night." Cotton said. Carter, who is listed as the 49ers" starting running back after: the loss of Roger Craig as a Plan B free agent to the Raiders, gave San Francisco a 7-0 lead just 3:12 into ;.; the game with a 58-yard run. After Norm Johnson kicked a 21 -yard field goal for the Seahawks (2-2), Young moved the 49ers 80 yards in six plays for a touchdown on a 3-yard run by Tom Rathman and a 14-3 lead with 38 seconds gone in the second quarter. In the drive for their second touchdown, the 49ers got a 46-yard pass from Young to Jerry Rice to the Seattle 8. The pass caught Rice in stride after Rice ran past Patrick Hunter. Young was 5-for-5 for 77 yards on the third TD drive, including a 32-yardcr to Rice to the Seattle 32. The touchdown came on a 3-yard pass from Young to Harry Sydney V at 1 1 :23 of the second q aaner. I Raiders trip Chargers: Jay Schroeder throws for two touchdowns to lead Los Angeles. NFL roundup, 3B news. It appears relief pitcher Ab- -dom Pinon could be lost for the fi- : nal week of the season w ith a hy-perextended elbow. Pinon lasted just three hitters in the fourth in relief of starter Scott . Grove. Grove, on loan from the Milwaukee Brewers organization, ; went four innings, allowing six hits and six runs. "That's the longest he's pitched : in over a year," said Fichman, of the former relief pitcher. "It's not fair to expect much more from ; him." . ground behind the first-place, Minnesota Twins in the American League West, remaining six games behind, they dropped into third place, one game behind the Chicago White Sox. Molitor has hit 32 leadoff home runs in his career. Friday's was his fifth leadoff homer this year and his 15th overall. Stewart struggled through the rest of the inning, walking Willie Randolph on four pitches and giving up a two-out. run-scoring double to Greg Vaughn. Stewart was given a second j chance, though. Milwaukee starter -Jaime Navarro. 12-9. pitched T three-hit ball for seven innings but i gave up leadoff walks that led to -Oakland runs in the first and I fourth innings, tying the game 2-2. - Stewart, however, couldn't keep ; the Brewers off the scoreboard. Stewart hasn't pitched effectively since July 21, when he aflowed ; one run in seven innings against New York.

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