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BASED ALL 4B TUESDAY. APRIL 25. 1989 THE TIMES BfliBBBflllA 861IIB1I1BB1BBB Blair turns tables on missed suicide squeeze play for Baltimore Milwaukee New York Toronto Boston Cleveland Detroit Texas Oakland Kansas Cltv Minnesota California Seattle Chicago East Division W L Pet G8 L10 Streak 9 t .529 - X-o-4 Won 8 9 .471 1 z-6-4 Won 8 10 .444 IVi 1-7-3 Won 8 10 .444 , Vi 4-4 Lost 7 9 .438 IV 5-5 Lost 7 10 .412 i 24 Lost 6 10 .375 2V 4-4 Won West Division W L Pet OB L10 Streak 13 4 .765 - 1-7-3 Won 13 6 .684 1 z-8-2 Won 11 7 .611 VA 5-5 Won 9 8 .529 4 4-6 Lost 9 9 .500 4V4 z-5-5 Lost 8 12 .400 6Vi 4-6 Lost 7 11 .389 V4 . 2-1 Lost Home Away 2 6- 2 3-6 5-5 3-4 2- 6 6-4 4-5 4-5 4-5 3-4 3- 5 4-5 3-5 3-5 Home Away 6- 2 7-2 6-3 6- 3 5- 5 7-2 6- 4 5- 4 3- 5 4- 4 4-5 4-7 2-7 5-4 TODAY'S GAMES Seattle (Banknead 1-1) at Detroit (Tanana 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Minnesota (R. Smith 1-0) at Milwaukee (Clutterbuck 04), 7 p.m. Chicago (Perez 1-1) at Boston (Clemens 2-0), 7:35 p.m. Texas (B.Witt 2-0) at Cleveland (Yett 1-2), 7:35 p.m. New York (Candelaria 2-1) at Kansas Cltv (Saberhagen 1-2), 8:35 p.m. Baltimore (Ballard 30) at California (M.Witt 2-2), 10:05 p.m. Toronto (Cerutti M) at Oakland (S.Davis 1-1), 10:05 p.m. MONDAY'S GAMES Late Games Not Included Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 3 New York 6, Cleveland 3 Detroit 1, Seattle 0 Baltimore at California, (a Toronto at Oakland, (n) Only games scheduled SUNDAY'S RESULTS Kansas City 10, Boston 0 Baltimore 3, Minnesota 0 New York 5, Cleveland 0 Texas 4, Toronto 1 Seattle 10, Chicago 6 Detroit 11, Milwaukee 3 Oakland 2, California 0 Tiger 1, Mariner 0 SEATTLE DETROIT obrliM obrliM Revnldsft 4 0 2 0 KWIImscf 4000 Cottoct 4010 Morlnd 4 0 0 0 ADovislb 4010 GWardlf 4010 Leonord If 3 0 0 0 Tromml u 3 0 2 0 Coles dh 3 0 0 0 Lemon rt 2 0 0 0 GriHevct 2 0 20 CBrownft 2110 Branny rf 1 0 0 0 Heothc 3010 Voile c 3 0 0 0 lovullolb 2 0 0 1 EMrtniJb 4 0 0 0 Pedrlgu 2b 3 00 0 Vutwelss 2010 Whitakr 2b 0 0 0 0 SBrdlv Dh 10 0 0 Totals 31171 Totals 27151 Seattle OH 000 DM Detroit 000 000 1 0x-l E-CBrown, Volte. DP-Seorlle I, Detroit 2. LOB-Seottie !, Detroit 4. SB- Reynolds (4). SF-Lowllo. IP H R ER 88 SO Seattle LonostonLJ-3 7 5 1 1 3 4 MJockson 1 0 0 0 0 1 Detroit Alexandria 9 7 0 0 5 0 Umpires-Home, Voltogglo; First, Cousins; Second, McKeon; Third, Kaiser. T-2:S4. A-13.174. Brawsre 5, Twin 4 MINNESOTA MILWAUKEE obrtiM obrliM Gladden If 4 1 1 1 Molltor 3b 50 2 0 Bckmn2b 4 100 Shefllldss 4110 Puckettcf 5 0 3 0 Yountcf 5010 Hrbek dh 4 0 0 1 Deer rf 5112 Goettl 3b 4 110 Bragas If 4 1 1 0 Bush rf 2 0 0 0 Engie lb '4121 CCastlllrf 3 0 0 0 Froncn lt 0 0 00 Moses rt 0 000 Meyer dh 4 0 0 0 Larkmlb 3120 SurhoHc 3111 Loudnere 2 0 0 0 Polldorft 3 0 2 1 Gogne ss 3 011 Gontnr 2b 10 0 0 Totals 3441 3 Totals 315115 Minnesota M0 JM (01-4 Milwaukee ON Iti KT2-5 Two outs when winning run scored. E-Poildor, Goettl, Molltor. LOB-Minnesota II, Milwaukee 1. 2B-Polldor, Goettl, Puckett I HR-Engle (2), Surhoff (2), Gladden (1), Oeer (5). SB-Glodden (o), Surhoff (1). S-Loudner. SF-Hrbe. IP H R ER 88 SO : Mlimesoto Vlok) (1-33311 Berenguer U3 0 0 0 1 1 Reardon IM 2-3 2 2 2 0 0 Milwaukee Blrkbeck 4 3 2 1 4 3 Kreuger 31-3 3 0 0 0 3 PlesocW.M) U3 2 2 2 2 1 B irkbeck pitched to 1 batter m the Sth. Umoires-Home, Evans; First, Shutock; Second, Morrison; Third, Welke. T-3:.A-W11. Yankeee 6, Indiana 3 NEW YORK CLEVELAND obrliM obrhW ;RHndsnll 5 0 2 2 Browne 50 1 1 Sox 2b 4 12 1 Aguavo ss 4 0 0 0 Mtnglvlb 4 0 0 0 POBrln lb 4 0 2 0 Bolbonidh 3 0 0 0 Cortercf 4 0 0 0 Phelosdh 2 0 0 0 Snyder rf 4120 " Slought c 4 110 Medina If 4112 'Browerrf 3 0 0 0 Jocobv 3 0 2 0 ' MHoll rf 1 0 0 0 MIYong dh 3 1 1 0 "TollesnJb 3100 Sklnnerc 3 0 0 0 !Enoi 4121 Keedvoh 0 00 0 Kellvcf 3210 Totals 31 14 Totals M 3 11 New York 030 OW-4 Cleveland ': 000 2N Wt-3 " Kelly reached on catcher's interfenence. E-Aguavo, Skinner, Tolleson, Medina " DP-New York 3. LOB-New York S, ' Cleveland 7. 2B-Kelly. HR-Medlna (1). SB-RHenderjon (14), Sox (7). IP H R ER 88 SO , NewYorte . , . LaPoint VU-1 ' 4 5 3 3 2 0 Gutermon 21-3 4 0 0 1 0 RighefliS.2 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 ., Cievelond Black L.1-1 ( 6 4 12 1 Atherton 22-3 2 2 0 1 0 j,Orosco 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 , LoPoint eltched to 2 batters In Hie 7th. H. BK-Blodt. ', Umpires-Home, Reed; First, Johnson; Second, Clark; Third, Phillips. t T-2:44. A-9J96. Chicago Philadelphia Montreal St. Louis New York Pittsburgh San Francisco Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego Los Angeles Houston East Division W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home Away 9 8 .529 - z-4-6 Lost 2 6- 2 3-6 9 8 .529 - Z-4-6 Lost 2 4- 3 5-5 10 9 .526 - z-64 Won 1 7-2 3-7 8 8 .500 V4 6-4 Lost 1 6-4 2-4 8 9 .471 1 z-6-4 Won 2 6- 3 2-6 8 10 .444 IV 5-5 Won 2 5- 4 3-6 W 10 9 10 10 9 8 West Division Pet .556 .529 .500 .500 .500 .421 GB V4 1 1 1 2V4 L10 Z-5-5 Z-5-5 5-5 Z-5-5 64 z-5-5 Streak Home Away Lost 1 6-4 4-4 Lost 1 Lost 1 Won 1 Won 1 Won 1 4- 4 5- 4 4- 6 6- 4 3-6 5- 4 5- 6 6- 4 3- 5 5- 5 z-denotes first gome was a win TODAY'S GAMES San Diego (Show 3-1) at Pittsburgh (Walk 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Belcher 1-1) at Chicago (Sanderson 1-1), 7:35 p.m. Montreal (D.Martinez 1-0) at Cincinnati (Browning 2-1), 7:35p.m. Atlanta (Z.Smith 0-2) at New York (Cone 1-1), 7:35 p.m. San Francisco (D. Robinson 0-1) at St. Louis (Hill 1-0), 8:35 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Howeil 2-0) at Houston (Scott 2-1), 8:35 p.m. SUNDAY'S RESULTS New York 4, Chicago 2 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 9, San Diego 4 Houston 5, Clnclnnct! 2 Montreal 9, St. Louis 3 Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 6, 10 innings BALTIMORE: The ORIOLES have stolen 17basesrhismonth,ashighomonthlY total as any Baltimore squad since I960. Thot team stole 24 bases In September. ... In thepost twovears Baltimore and California have played 10 gomes decided by two runs or less. The Orioles hold an 11-7 edge. ... RH Bob Mi lock i become the third Orlolse pitcher to face the mlnimun 27 batters In his shutout Sunday. The other two ore: Jim Palmer (1967) ond Mike Flanagan (19821. B0ST0N:TheREDS0Xore4M5lnthelr last 56 games at Fenway Park. ... Manager Joe Morgan gave the teamaday off Monday after being swept bv Kansas City. "With the way these guys are going, getting owov lor a day might be the best thing." ... 2B Marty Barrett Is 3-foM with two sacrifice flies and six RBI In six plate appearances with the bases loaded this year. CALIFORNIA: Manager Doug Roder was asked if he wanted CF Devon White to be more patient at the plate. "No, this Is the kind ol thing you've got to live through," said Roder. "II you temper him, you lose the aggressiveness that mokes him great. You'd rother he learn II through experience than force It upon him." ... 1B Wally Joyner has not homered this season, and had one last April. But he's not worried. "The only time I've ever had a hot start was In 19U. Even two years ago (when he hit 34 HRs) I was about .150 at the start." CHICAGO: RHP Shawn Hillegos' early departure Sunday after two-thirds of an Inning, was not his quickest exit. While pitching for the L A. Dodgers last Aug. i against Houston, Hillegas toced four bolters, retiring none. ... 3B Eddie Williams Is hitting .390 through 17 gomesond Is one ol WHITE SOX Manoger Jeff Torborg's few bright spots. CLEVELAND: The INDIANS play their first gome against an AL West team today when they open o two-gome series with Tex-os. Last year they were 39-45 against the West. Inlury update: OF Brad Kammlnsk (asthma) Is eligible to come off the DL, but Is eiix Fermin (bruised left fool) Is day to doy. DETROIT: With the acquisition of Gary Word, who started In LF for the TIGERS Monday, Manager Sparky Anderson was able to start a lineup ol nine RH hitters against Seattle LHP Mark Langston. Inlury update: 3B Chris Brown (strained left shoulder) started Monday after missing a week. RH reliever Mike Henneman (pulled groin muscle) will miss at least a week. KANSAS CITY: LF Bo Jockson, who hit three HRs ond stole five bases last week, was named AL Player ol the Week Monday. Jockson also drove in seven runs, scored six ond batted .34B during the week. ...ROYALS starting pitchers ore o combined U with a 3.70ERA,eornedrunsln 116 23 innings. They hove allowed 124 hits, struck out 58 and walked 34. ... LHP Charlie Leibrandl hurled his 13th maior-leogue shutout, his 10th lor the Royals, Sunday. It was his 381h coreer complete-gome. ... OF Jim Eisenrelch has seven hits in his past 19 at-bats, a .368 average, with three doubles and a HR . He has played in 14 of the 18 gomes, seeing action at all three OF positions. He lsffor-4 In stolen bases MILWAUKEE: RHP Mike Blrkbeck mode his first start against the Twins at Milwaukee Countyy. His previous live starts ogoinst them were at the Metratome. ... "II we olav in the fashion thai we played the last couple days, I'll have to go back to my motivational tapes," said BREWERS Manoger Tom Trebelnorn. Iniury update: 2B Jim Gantner (flu) missed his third start Monday. MINNESOTA: RH reliever Jeff Reorders next save will tie him with Don Quisenberry tor fourth place on the all-time save list. ... The pitching matchup Wedne-day pits TWINSLHAHan Anderson (44, 1.29 ERA) against Milwaukee RH Chris Boslo (M, 1.78 ERA). ... IB Kent Hrbek hit .341 with seven HRs and 10 RBI against the Brewers lost season. NEW YORK: RHP Richard Dotson, relegated to the bullpen, met with manoger Dallas Green to osk thot the club trode or release him. Green said It Is a "loir assumption" the YANKEES ore attempting to deal Dotson but added, "You'd also have to assume not too many people ore Interested lor two reasons: salory ond performance." ... IF Wayne Tolleson foces a line from the kangaroo court. He checked out of the team hotel Sunday, somehow forgetting the Yankees had o game remaining In Cievelond Monday. OAKLAND: Manoger Tony La Ruuo sold IB Mark McGwire (herniated disc), scheduled to come off the disabled list Wednesday, will play immediately. ... Though 28 Glenn Hubbard (homstrlng) appears healthy, he hadn't played In eight games entering Monday, and he wasn't In Monday's lineup. Padres 5, Brave 2 SAN DIEGO ATLANTA obrhW ebrhbl RAIomrJb 4 0 2 0 LSmlthlf 4 0 0 0 Ready 3b 3 0 2 1 OJamesrf 2 0 0 0 Wynne rf 1 0 0 0 Russell rf 1000 TGwynncf 4 0 0 0 GPerrylb 3010 JClorklb 5010 DMrphycf 4121 Sontlogoc 40 00 Gant3b 4 0 2 0 CMartni if 4 2 3 1 JDavIsc 4 0 0 0 MaDavisp 1 0 0 0 Tredwyft 3111 Solaror rf 412 0 Thorns ph 10 0 0 Tmpltn ss 4 011 Blauser ss 3 0 10 Terrell p 3100 Lllliaulstp 1000 Krukrf 1110 Blocker ph 1000 Puleo p 0 0 0 0 Evans ph 100 0 Alvarez p 0 0 0 0 Totals 315123 Totals 32 3 7 2 Son OleQO 021 ON 011-5 Attanto 000 Ml 100-2 E-GPerry, Treodway. DP-Son Diego 1. LOB-Son Diego W, Atlanta 5. 38- Gant. HR-DaMurphy (4), Treodway (1), CMartlnet (2). S-RAIomor. IP H R ER 88 SO San Diego Terrell WJ-2 7 6 2 2 14 MoDavlsS,9 2 1 0 0 0 0 Atlanta Lllliauisl LM S 9 3 113 Puleo 2 1 0 0 0 3 Alvorei 2 2 2 12 4 HBP-GPerrybyMoDavls. Umpires-Home, Kibler; First, Quick; Second, Davis; Third, Gregg. T-2:3tA-4,930. ATLANTA: CF Doll Murphy's337 coreer HRs ore the most ever for o BRAVES plover. Murphy surpassed Hank Aaron, who hit 335 of his 755 homers with Atlanta. Murphy also hasSI HRsagalnst Son Diego, his mast against one team. ... RHP Rick Mahler, en-loving on off day with Cincinnati, paid a visit to his former teammates Monday. ... SS An-dres Thomas sat out hisseventhconsecgtlve game with a pulled hamstring muscle. .. RHP Jose Alvorei hos not allowed an eorned run m his last 25 13 innings, dating back to last Sept. 17. CHICAGO: Sundoy was the 75th anniversary ol Wrlglev Field's first game. The observance is scheduled for Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers. Billy Herman, who played for the Cubs from 1931-1941, Is the Cubs' oldest living plover In the Hall of Fome. Andy Pafko, who played on the 194S learn, the last Cubs team to win on NL chom-pionshlp, and Billy Williams, the last Cub to be Installed In the Hall of Fame, will represent their respective eras. CINCINNATI: The left side of the infield recommitted l5of!heREOS'19errors this spring: Chris Sobo (six), Barry Lorkin (live) and Lenny Harris (four). ... LHP Danny Jockson, who lost to Houston Sunday, wosO-3 in three starts against the Astros last season. Overall, Jockson has allowed 21 earned runs In 22 Innings pitched ogoinst Houston with on ERA ol 8.59. "Our guvs don't mind toeing him," said Houston Mon-oger Art Howe. "He sure has great stuff, but for some reason our players see him very well." ... 26 Ron Oester's second inning single snapped an O-lor-14 streak. He Is 2-for-19 In the lost six gomes. HOUSTON : Reliever Dove Smith hos me longest continuous service with his original team of any NL pitcher. He mode his Astros' debut April 11, 1990. Smith has converted 85 per cent ol his save oportunities since 1985. ... Reserve OF Greg Gross has 93 career wolksasa pinch-hitter, which likely is more than any player In history, but no such records ore kept. ... Reliever Larry Anderson has not allowed an eorned run in nine appearances (IS 13) this season. MONDAY'S RESULTS Late Game Not Included San Diego 5, Atlanta 2 Philadelphia at Houston, (n) Only games scheduled LOS ANGELES: 28 WillleRandolph may not be stealing bases as the Dodgers' new leodoff man - he has only one steal - but he Is getting on base. Rondolph has a .407 on-base percentage and has scored 13 runs. He's walked 15 limes In 18 gomes. ... Bill De-Lury, DODGERS' traveling secretary since 1979, has been granted o switch to the ticket department for personal reasons. ... The Dodgers' May 21 game in Montreal has been moved back a holt hour to a 1 p.m.(EDT) start. ... Left-hander Fernando Valeniuela continues to struggle In his comebock attempt. Volenzuela, winless In his first four starts (his last 13 overall), has allowed 38 bose runners In his 20 13 Innings. Sold catcher Mike Sclaska: "It's not fair toludge Fernando based on the lirst month of the season. Anyone who does that Is either feeling pressure to bury Fernanda or doesn't know much about baseball. He's on the rood bock. ... I believe that as much os I believe I'm breathing." ... Third baseman Jeff Hamilton Is day-tooywithosprolned right ankle. MONTREAL: The EXPOS, who hod scored lust seven runs In their preceedlng lour gomes, erupted lor nine runs on a season-high IS hits in a win aver the Cardinals on Sundoy. "The atmosphere around here was a combination of frustration ond tension, more ol the farmer," said 3B Tim Walkxh. ... The Expos had an offdav Monday and will open a brief two-game series ogoinst the Reds tonight. They also have another off-day on Thursday. ... IB Andres Golorroga continues to suffer through o hitting slump. He Is O-lor-14. NEWYORK: METS' Ps have given up 32 percent of their runs (20 of 63) In the third Inning. ... LF Kevin McReynolds is 9 for 25 (.360) with two HRs In his lost seven games. ... Lenny Dvkstra Ishittlng .324 (12for 37). ... SS Kevin Elster extended his record streak ol errorless games to 75, but hos only one hit In his lost IS at-bats. ...Manoger Davev Johnson saw he doesn't have "a No. 1 relief pitcher. I have a lot of No. 1 relief pitchers. I could even flip a coin to choose one ond probably berlghl." He was referring to Ron-dv Myers, Roger McDowell, Don Aase and Rick Agullero who In a combined 33 23 innings have given up eight runs, while striking out 39. They have won two games and saved five others. PHILADELPHIA: Two of Mike Schmidt's five HRs runs this season hove come on playing dotes thot he hod never homered before, April Hand 23. ... Schmidt, who has hit 547 career HRs, now has lust seven "homerless" dotes left: April 25, 28, 30; May 26, 30; Aug. 26; Sept. 17. He hod a Single Monday for his 1 ,584th RBI, tying him with Al Kallne for 18th on the all-time RBI list. ... PHILLIES Monager Nick Leyvo wants to leave Von Haves in the third spot in the batting order. "They've been pitching around Von too much lately," Leyva said. "Batting third, H they pitch around Von, they'll have lo go through Schmldty." PITTSBURGH: IB Gary Redus has reached base In 11 ol his 19 plate appearances. ... PIRATES' assistant minor league ond scouting director Jim Bowden resigned to loin tormer boss Syd Thrift's New York Yankees stoff. ...RHP Bob Walk, who pitches against San Diego Tuesday night, Is 8-3 lifetime ogoinst the Padres and was 3-0, 153 last year. ... OF R.J. Reynolds is 6-KJ with runners In scoring position. ST. LOUIS: CARDINALS minor league OF Brian Jordan was selected In the seventh round of Monday's NFL draft bv the Buffalo Bills. Jordan was defensive bock ol the University of R khmond ond Is expected to ploy both sports. ... OF Milt Thompson will carry a career-high 14-aome hitting streak Into Tuesday's game ogoinst the San Francisco Giants. Thompson's lowest coreer average against any learn Is ogoinst the Giants, .241 ... Inlury update: LHP Joe Magrane is eligible to come off the DL Sunday and a decision likely will be made depending on how he responds lo medication this week. He is suffering from colitis. JWeekly schedules fjR Tuts, wra, thuh m m. wt. mow jfoife ...i 25 I 26 27 1 28 I 29 1 3oTIZ n ADTAIK1C TUL TUt- JAt JAC- JAC- JAC. OHriHirtO 7:05 m 705 7J5 705 7 7 DAKirCDC ClE- CH BOS. BOS, BOS. HAIMUCHO 6 30 m tt5 jtOS ACTDriQ PHIL PHIL NX N.Y, N.Y. MO I HUP jj 7. I 3S I 73S j 1'3S DHorm Gtmt j3 Doublttindf Rose investigation confirmed .,....:' Caps By JOE BURCHICK The Times Paul Blair turned near disaster into triumph for the Shreveport Captains Sunday night at Fair Ground Field. With Jose Pena on third base and Blair at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning, Captains Manager Bill Evers called for a suicide squeeze play. Pena broke to the plate on the pitch, but Blair failed to get his bat on the ball and Pena was tagged out easily. On the next pitch, however, Blair drilled a single to center that scored Jeff Carter. Blair later scored on Mike Senne's bloop hit and the Captains went on to a 5-1 victory. ; "It was a pitch outside away. I tried to throw my bat at it There was nothing I could do. It was out of my control," Blair said. But instead of fretting, Blair put the missed bunt behind him and rapped the RBI single. "I know I had to get the RBI one way or another," Blair said, "I like knocking in runs. You have to be competitive if you see an RBI out there." Blair, in his fifth year of pro ball, is indeed competitive. He admittedly puts pressure on himself to learn and succeed. Offensively, the pressure has produced through Sunday a six-game hitting streak, a .333 batting average and eight runs batted -fl Continued from Page 1B ,- Rubin: Indeed. Brichlen Our inquiry concerns the same individual but in tax matters, not gambling. , , Rubin: Is there any connection between the two? Brichlen There very well could be, because ... Peters indicated to us that he took bets over a period of two years from Mr. Rose that very - well could amount to in excess of a million dollars. In the letter, Giamatti attested to Peters' "significant and truthful" 1 cooperation in baseball's investigation of Rose. According to the transcript, Rubin made it clear he was angered by Giamatti's letter and said: "There is evidence here, in my ' opinion, of a vendetta against Pete .Rose." Peters, whom Statman has called i Rose's "principal bookie," is to be sentenced by Rubin on charges of cocaine distribution and tax evasion. In the transcript, Brichler said Peters has alleged that be "took bets ; over a period of two years from Mr. Rose that could very well amount to in excess of a million dollars." Rubin, in the transcript, called Giamatti's letter "offensive" and told the lawyers it would have no ef fect on how he sentences Peters. "I'm offended by this, and I don't believe that it is of any concern to me, zilch, what this man may have done with the commissioner of baseball in terms of his commission of a federal offense," Rubin said. John M. Dowd, the Washington lawyer hired by Giamatti to investigate Rose, said in a written statement Monday that he wrote the letter to Rubin for Giamatti. He wrote it, Dowd said, at the request of Peters' lawyers. "No request was made to the judge for leniency to Ron Peters," Dowd said. "It is solely within the province of the court to accept or reject the information provided in the letter." Peters could receive up to 23 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines. Under a plea agreement, Peters has asked the court that he receive no more than 14 months in jail in exhenage for his cooperation. Giamatti, who will decide whether Rose will be suspended, had no comment Monday, spokesman Rich Levin said. If Giamatti determines Rose bet on baseball games, he would be suspended for one year under major league baseball rules. If Giamatti determines Rose bet on Reds games when he was a Cincinnati player or CAPS MOTES in. Defensively, things have been different. Blair, through Sunday, had made 10 errors at shortstop. "We needed to find out what the source is and correct that," said David Hilton, the roving infield instructor for the San Francisco Giants farm system, who is working with the Captains this week. "This morning, he (Blair) thought most of the problem was being off balance. "I'm real confident with all of these guys. They're hard workers interested in the way they go about doing things." Blair, from Los Angeles, entered pro ball as a shortstop, but spent most of his pro career in the outfield. However, in Class A ball at Fresno and San Jose the last two seasons, he has been a utility player, playing nearly every position. He even caught some during spring training this year. "It's probably good for me, in the long run, to play all of these positions," Blair said. Blair comes from a baseball family. His father, Paul, played several years with the Baltimore Orioles. Becoming a baseball player, though, was the younger Blair's own decision. "He (his father) was a big influence on my life, but he never said you had to be a baseball player," Blair said. "I always wanted to be a baseball player. It always was my first love.? Could he someday follow his dad' footsteps to the major leagues? "You always wish you can be higher (at Triple-A or major leagues), but I don't want to rush myself. I want to get there and compete, f "I don't have a timetable. If it's meant for me to play major league ball, so be it. I Just want to have fun." , Southern baseball powers went at it Monday when Tulsa sent former LSU pitcher Barry Manuel against Shreveport's Russ Swan, who pitched at Texas A&M. I The Captains continue to closely monitor the shin splints that have slowed outfielder Gregg Ritchie through the early part of the season. "He's doing much better," said Captains trainer Jim Anderson! "They were real bad the first of the month." 1 Ritchie played in Saturday's and Sunday's game, but was not in the lineup Monday. . :: ; Game 4 of the series tonight is AAMCO Night. Free tickets are available at AAMCO outlets in Shreveport. Tulsa will pitch former Northeast Louisiana pitcher Terry Mathews (1-1, 5.06) against Dean Freeland (0-2, 5.30). m Tulsa had three pitchers with Louisiana college connections on the roster: Manuel; Mathews, a native of Alexandria; and David Lynch, who played at UNO. s ) Alexander blanks Mariners;; Yankees beat Indians again manager, he would be banned for life. Nothing in the 13-page transcript indicates that Rose bet on baseball games. In the transcript, Brichler said baseball investigators have provided information to federal investigators, but he said the U.S. Attorney's office has shared no information obtained through grand jury testimony or subpoenas with Dowd. "We're not interested in the betting angle," Brichler said, according to the transcript, "Our interest (concerning Rose) is in determining the amount of expenditures the man has made so that we can compare it to the income and some other income that we feel has not been reported." Rubin could not be reached for comment Monday on the Giamatti letter. In the conference, Rubin told Statman and Brichler he had informed Rose's lawyer, Reuven Katz, of Giamatti's letter. Katz would not comment Monday. "I don't want to get into the imbroglio involving Pete Rose," Rubin said, according to the transcript. "Now, it is conceivable ... that if you indict (Rose) that I may draw that indictment; and I don't want there to be any confusion." The Associated Press DETROIT - Doyle Alexander pitched a seven-hitter for his 18th career shutout and Torey Lovullo hit a sacrifice fly as the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Monday night. Alexander, 3-0, who is unbeaten and 6-0 in his last nine starts dating back to last season, walked five and struck out none. Mark Langston, 2-3, gave up five hits, walked three and struck out four in seven innings. Chris Brown, who has missed Detroit's previous six games with a sore shoulder, walked on a full count in the seventh. Brown, running on another full count, went to third on Mike Heath's single and scored on Lovullo's sacrifice fly to center field. Both teams missed early scoring opportunities. The first four Seattle batters reached in the first inning, but none scored. The Tigers loaded the bases with no outs in the second, but also did not score. Seattle left the bases loaded in the fourth. YANKEES 6, INDIANS 3 At Cleveland: Rickey Henderson drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single during a four-run fourth inning as New York beat Cleveland. Dave LaPoint, 2-1, got the victory, the Yankees' seventh in 10 games since they ended a seven-game losing streak. They split the four-game series in Cleveland after losing three straight to the Indians in New York the first weekend of the season. LaPoint allowed three runs on five hits in six-plus innings. Lee Nolan Ryan: Can he be explained? Nolan Ryan is closer to his first Social Security check than he is to his rookie card. He's striking out the sons of batters he fanned years ago. Yet, he's come close to no-hitters in two of his four starts this season. Is there any way to explain him? "Doesn't he know he's not supposed to throw the ball that hard at that age," said Bud Harrelson, a former teammate who retired at 36. "He's making the rest of us look bad." So what if he's four days older than the vice president of the United States. So what if no one's ever thrown a no-hitter at his age. The 95 mph on Ryan's fastball mean a lot more than the 42 candles on his last birthday cake. Unlike every other player in baseball history age is enhancing Ryan's skills, not diminishing them. "I don't know how many more chances I'm going to get," he said Sunday after coming within two outs of his sixth no-hitter, "but the way I've been throwing, it's certainly not out of the question that I'll get another shot." After 23 seasons in the major leagues, his future is just as interesting as his past In his past are five no-hitters, one more than Sandy Koufax. Only three others have thrown three. In his past are 10 one-hitters, in- NATIONAL LEAGUES Guetterman pitched 2 innings and Dave Righetti got the last two outs for his second save. Bud Black, 1-3, took the loss, the Indians' eighth in 10 games. Three of New York's four runs in the fourth were unearned because they scored after Roberto Kelly was awarded first base on catcher's interference. Don Slaught singled and Wayne Tolleson drew a two-out walk to start the New York rally. Alvaro Espinoza singled off second baseman Jerry Browne's glove for one run, and Kelly then hit the catcher's mitt with his bat while hitting a foul ball and was awarded first to load the bases. Henderson's single scored two runs, and Steve Sax made it 4-0 with an RBI single. Henderson got caught in a rundown between home and third on a double-steal attempt to end the inning. BREWERS 5, TWINS 4 - At Milwaukee: Rob Deer hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Jeff Reardon to give Milwaukee a victory over Minnesota. The Twins had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth when Dan Gladden homered and Kent Hrbek hit a sacrifice fly off reliever Dan Plesac. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Gary Sheffield singled and moved to second on Robin Yount's grounder to short. , Deer, who had struck out three times in four previous at-bats, fouled off four pitches before hitting his fifth home run of the season. Reardon fell to 0-1 and Dan Plesac, 1-0, pitched 1 Vt innings for the victory. The Brewers took a 3-2 lead off Frank Viola in the sixth inning when Dave Engle and B.J. Suroff hit solo homers. Viola, who has not won in four starts, pitched 61-3 innings and allowed nine hits. Viola's last win was Aug. 31, 1988, in a 10-1 victory over Texas. Last week, the left-hander signed a three-year contract for $7.9 million. PADRES 5, BRAVES 2 At Atlanta: Carmelo Martinez had three hits, including a homer, and scored two runs as San Diego beat Atlanta. San Diego starter Walt Terrell, 2-2, allowed six hits in seven innings before Mark Davis relieved for his ninth save in nine opportunities. Dale Murphy broke up Terrell's shutout when he homered with two out in the sixth. Murphy's homer was his fourth of the season and his sixth hit in two days. After Martinez and Luis Salazar led off the second with singles off Derek Lilliquist, 1-1, Martinez moved to third on a fly ball before being caught off base and tagged out as Terrell bounced to first Salazar, who went to third during the rundown on Martinez, scored when first baseman Gerald Perry dropped Roberto Alomar's pop fly. Terrell, who went to third on the error, then scored on Randy Ready's single to make it 2-0. San Diego added a run in the third on consecutive singles by Martinez, Salazar and Garry Templeton. '.. a j m t km- k't t) ' tti OtVvV Vi h PV t 4f ... '"Piil.-.L..,11).j t f -. ; L AP UtarPttoto The Nolan Ryan Express continues to roll, now as a Texas Ranger. Sunday he pitched his 10th one-hitter. eluding Sunday's against Toronto, and that's one short of Bob Feller's record. On April 1 1, Ryan took a no-bitter into the eighth against Milwaukee. Last year, he came within two outs of a no-hitter against Phila delphia. "I haven't gotten bored with no-hitters, yet," he said. No one's ever bored when Ryan's on the mound. Even the opposition can't believe what be does.

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