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The Asheville Citizen, Tues,, Aug. 1, 1889 3C Langston Comes Through Again As Expos Turn Back Pirates, 4-2 Jhe Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Mark Langston won for the seventh time In eight starts and Nelson Santovenia snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run homer Monday night ,as the Montreal Expos defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. i Langston (9-3) allowed seven hits in eight-plus innings, struck out five and walked five. He has a 1.66 rarned-run average over his last eight starts. Tim Burke got the final three outs for his 22nd save in 29 opportunities. With runners on second and third and one out, he struck out Andy Van Slyke and got Barry Bonds on a flyout. " ' John Smiley (9-6) gave up seven hits and all four runs in eight innings, striking out five and walking two. He led 2-1 until Andres Galarraga led off the eighth with his 16th home run of the season. Smiley got the next two batters, but Tim Wallach reached on third baseman Bobby BoniUa's third error of the game, his 26th of the ' season and his sixth on a ball hit by Wallach. ' ' Santovenia hit a 2-0 pitch off the left-field foul screen ' for his fifth homer. Cubs 10-4, Phillies 2-7: In Philade'phia, Rick Sutcliffe pitched a three-hitter, Ryne Sanuberg homered twice and Dwight Smith hit a grand slam as the Chicago " Cubs defeated the Phillies 10-2 Monday night in the first game of a doubleheader. Philadelphia took the second game 7-4 as Don Carman won in his first start since April 12 and Steve Lake drove in three runs. It was only the second loss in the last 10 games for the Cubs, who made four errors. Sutcliffe allowed only one hit through 6 innings of the first game, John Kruk's leadoff homer in the second. Sutcliffe, who won for the first time since beating Los Angeles on July 7, had lost five of his last six decisions. Cardinals 3, Mets 2: In St. Louis, Jose DeLeon struck out eight U. take over the NL lead as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Mets 3-2 and sent New York to its longest losing screak in five years. New York has lost seven straight following a six-game winning streak. The Mets hadn't lost that many in a row since July 28-Aug. 2, 1984. DeLeon (11-9) allowed three hits, walked three and increased his season strikeout total to 135. After Dave Magadan doubled in two runs with two outs in the eighth. Ken Dayley relieved and walked Howard Johnson intentionally. Dayley then got Darryl Strawberry on a flyout. Todd Worrell pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 17 opportunities. Evans' Home Run Sparks Early Rally As Red Sox Shoot Down Orioles, 9-6 The Associated Press BOSTON Dwight Evans ignited a six-run second inning with a leadoff homer Monday night and the Boston '.'."Red Sox inched closer to first-place Baltimore in the AL East with a 9-6 victory over the Orioles. .,' ,,. Veteran reliever Bob Stanley (3-2), booed in just his fourth appearance in a month, earned his first victory since May 19 as Baltimore took its 11th loss in the last 12 starts. Stanley bailed out starter Eric Hetzel as Baltimore closed to within 6-5 in the fourth and allowed one run on '' three hits in 3 innings for his 83rd relief victory, tying him with Bill Campbell for 28th place. He struck out ".".three and walked one. After throwing 45 pitches, Stanley gave way to Lee ;;' Smith at the start of the eighth. Smith gained his 14th save. With their third consecutive victory and just their sixth in the last 12 games, Boston moved to within three games oi me unoies. Boston was nine games uemiiu un July 19. Evans ended the Baltimore second with an outstanding sliding catch with two runners on base. Then he began the Boston half by hitting Bob Milacki's first pitch )lm over the screen in left for his 13th homer. A throwing error by third baseman Craig Worthing-',' ton then helped Boston to five more runs, three unearned, off Milacki (5-9). Brewers 6, Indians 1: In Milwaukee, Robin Yount M,',N:li.fVI hit his 13th home run and doubled as the Milwaukee Brewers handed the Cleveland Indians their third straight loss 6-1. Milwaukee starter Teddy Higuera (6-4) scattered five hits over six-plus innings. Chuck Crim hurled two-hit ball over the final three innings to earn his fifth save. Yount belted a 2-2 pitch from Cleveland starter Scott Bailes (4-6) over the left-field wall to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the second. However, Joey Belle hit his third homer leading off Cleveland's fifth to tie the score. Milwaukee then chased Bailes with a three-run sixth. Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5: In New York, Tony Fernandez led off the game with a home run and Lloyd Moseby's two-run homer broke a fifth-inning tie and sent the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 6-5. Starters Mike Flanagan of Toronto and Andy Hawkins of the Yankees each pitched 4 ineffective Innings. Flanagan gave up five runs on eight hits and Hawkins (12-10) was tagged for six runs on eight hits. David Wells (5-4) got the victory with 3 innings of one-hit relief. Toronto, which has not been over .500 since opening day, moved to 52-53. Tom Henke pitched the ninth for his ninth save. Determined To Prove His Critics Wrong, Bruce Works Overtime To Gain An Edge The Associated Press SUWANEE, Ga. - Aundray ,.,3ruce was criticized for his weak- ness in shedding blockers during his first season with the Atlanta Falcons . last year. Butuhe's determined the .., critics won't be able to say anything this year. Drllin Cfivc ha V-ii c MtinA mnyn -- weights in the last six months than ,he ever did during his years at Au-- burn and has increased his bench ., press from 275 pounds to almost 395. "I worked out hard. I wanted it i to be real tough for me to get in-; jured," he said after reporting with ,., other veterans to the Falcons' prac-: tice field near Atlanta over the weekend. Bruce, a linebacker from Auburn, was the No. 1 pick in the 1988 NFL draft. The 6-5, now 249-pound Bruce said he spent much of the offseason in the weight room, working to " '" develop the power to push offensive .mi. linemen off him, to get past them and ; make the tackle. "I noticed when I saw those big offensive linemen and how much big-,.i-,ger their arms were than mine," i: Bruce said. "A little bit of difference ., ,,, would have been OK. But it was that obvious. It was night and day. It was , time for a change." -' Kidding from his defensive teammates, particularly veteran : linebacker Joel Williams, helped his i motivation. ; "He asked me, 'What are you ,.. doing with that bird?' " Bruce said. "I : said, 'What bird?' He was talking about my chest. I said then that I did-.; . n't want to hear that next season." .' -,1.111 Bruce said there's also a mental side to his work this year. "I'm reacting now instead of 'thinking about it on the field," he '""said. "When you don't know what's " going on, It's just like you're Injured "mentally." '"" ' Last year, Bruce had six sacks, two of them in the 12-6 Nov. 20 upset , of the Los Angeles Raiders, and 70 .... tackles. "I expect to at least double my i,',, sacks and break the 100 barrier in tackles" by Just reacting, Bruce said. He also expects the Falcons to . double their victories. . "If we stay healthy, there's no doubt in my mind that we can win 10 ball games," he said. "We've got ' some new blood. We've got some tre-" mendously talented players. I think " ' we'll be in the heat of things. I think '' we're a time bomb fixln' to go ex- plode." Dallas Cowboys: Dallas 4 I ,'-y.-y ,W . . uy.v-.v.y V.v .v w tnr ' ' himhii AP Photo Falcons' LB Aundray Bruce Attempts To Beat The Heat Coach Jimmy Johnson said his team will honor quarterback Steve Pellu--er's wish to be Waded. "We do want to trade Steve Pel-luer," Johnson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "But I'm not that active In the trade situation. We're going to let the Steve Pelluer trade come to us." Pelluer, who was 7-20 as the Cowboys' starter the last two seasons, requested a trade several months ago. He is unsigned and the only veteran who did not report to the Cowboys' training camp In California. Johnson said after the team's practice session Sunday that the Cowboys have talked with several clubs about Pelluer, the most interested being Atlanta and San Diego. Kansas City Chiefs: Nose tackle Mike Stensrud signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the club announced. Stensrud, an 11-year veteran, Is beginning his second year at Kansas City. Last season he had 38 tackles and an interception before suffering a season-ending hamstring Injury against Pittsburgh Nov. 27. To make room on the roster for Stensrud, the Chiefs waived Jerome Sally, a veteran nose tackle who was cut by Indianapolis last year and played In the final three games for Kansas City. Cleveland Browns: Cleveland offensive tackle Cody Rislen had some small bone chips removed from his left elbow In arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Rlsien, a veteran of nine NFL seasons and two Pro Bowls, remained in Cleveland for the surgery while his teammates traveled to London to play In next Sunday's American Bowl preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Tom Anderson, associate learn physician, performed the operation, which the Browns termed minor. Rislen will miss two or three preseason games because of the Injury, the team said. The bone chips were discovered after the elbow locked up on Rislen during a training camp practice last Tuesday. '!' 1 1" I 1 1 it 'no V I 1 I 1 I v.'u ii 'I'll" i" ny i Bird Defies Injury, Returns To Court Larry Bird, who was expected to miss from four to six weeks after fracturing a bone in his lower back over the weekend, made a stiff, gingerly return to the basketball court Monday in Waltham, Mass., defying the Injury and even surprising his former coach. K.C. Jones, the Celtics' coach from 1984-88 and the team's current vice president of basketball operations, said he was watching the scrimmage at Brandeis unlver- mm SPORTS sity, when the 32-year-old Bird, tne tnree-time NBA most valuable player, came walking down the court. "I did a double take," Jones said after practice at the Celtics' summer camp. "I see Larry come up in a shirt and shorts. He was out there, fooling around with the shooting and he mentioned he would like to try. He's got some pain on the bruise area." On Saturday night. Bird was under the basket when he fell hard in a freak collision with teammate Kelvin Upshaw that stunned teammates and spectators. He was just five minutes into the first workout for rookies, free agents and five veterans. The diagnosis was a tiny fractured bone in his lower back. The estimate then was that Bird wouldn't see action again for four to six weeks. But Jones said the decision whether to rest or play was Bird's along with the team trainer and coaching staff. "If he wants to go, it's that simple. It's not like we're trying to put anything over on the press..." . Site Designated For Leonard-Duran Fight The Mirage became a reality as the site for the third Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran fight, it was announced. The new $630 million hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, which is nearing completion, beat out Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., for the Dec. 7 bout. Leonard's attorney, Mike Trainer, confirmed the decision in a telephone interview from his office in Bethesda, Md. Furthermore ... George Bell of the Toronto Blue Jays had his suspension reduced from three to two games after a meeting with American League President Bobby Brown. Kent Hrbek of the Minnesota Twins was named the American League Player of the Week. Hrbek hit .478 last week with three doubles, three homers and 13 RBIs. He scored six runs and had an on-base percentage of .600. Houston's Craig Bigglo, a former Asheville Tourists star, was named the National League Player of the Week. Biggio, a catcher, hit .476 with 10 hits in 21 at-bats. He had two homers, drove in seven runs, scored seven and stole two bases. Services are scheduled for Tuesday for Charles W. Bowser, head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1939 to 1942, who died of heart failure at the age of 90 years. Herschel Amos Caldwell, a former assistant Duke football coach, died at his home. Caldwell, who was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, retired in 1971 after 41 years at Duke. Neil Carnes, one of the Montreal Canadiens' top junior prospects, died in a motorcycle accident in Plymouth, Mich., the team said. Carnes, 19, died from injuries sustained in the accident. Brent Dabbs, a 6-9, 230-pound center who led the Virginia Cavaliers in rebounding last year, has enrolled at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights announced. Virginia Tech starting defensive end Jimmy Whitten will be barred from playing for the Hokies until charges that he struck a female police officer and resisted arrest for public drunkenness are resolved, Coach Frank Beamer said. Associated Press Reports Tourists' Ansley Promoted To AA From Staff Reports Asheville outfielder Willie Ans-ley has been promoted to the Houston Astros' AA farm club in Columbus, Ga., Tourists General Manager. Ron McKee said Tuesday. Ansley, the Astros' top pick in the June 1988 draft, led the Tourists in hitting with a .310 average and had six homers, 55 RBI and 53 stolen bases. Anthony replaces former Asheville player Eric Anthony on the Columbus roster. Anthony was promoted to Houston over the weekend and hit his first major-league homer during an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Ansley's spot on the Asheville roster will be filled by Kenny Lofton, who has been playing for Auburn (N.Y.) in the New YorkPenn League. Lofton, considered one of the fastest players in the minors, played basketball for the University of Arizona. In another roster move, Asheville left-hander Dean Hartgraves was promoted to Osceola of the Florida State League. Hartgraves had a 5-8 record with a 4.11 ERA. His roster spot has yet to be filled. Sumter Tops Asheville The Associated Press SUMTER, S.C. - Asheville third baseman Pedro De Los Santos' error on a potential double-play ball keyed a three-run inning Monday night and led Sumter to a 4-2 victory over the Tourists in Sally League play. 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