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Page 6, Daily Sitka Sentinel, Silka, Alaska, Thursday, September 24,1987 Sentine NFL Owners Call Off Sunday Games Tigers, Blue Jays To Clash in Toronto By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Tonight, the Detroit Tigers .and Toronto Blue Jays begin the business of determining who rules the best division in baseball. The two teams, fresh from victories Wednesday night, start a four-game series in Toronto with the Blue Jays holding a half-game lead over the Tigers in the American League East. George Bell hit his 47th home run and Jim Clancy pitched a five-hitter as Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1. Bell leads the majors in homers and with runs batted in with 132. Toronto has won four straight and 16 of the last 21. ' . Doyle Alexander, acquired by the Tigers in mid-August, raised his record 1 to 8-0 with Detroit with a two-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Alexander and Clancy are scheduled to pitch against each other Sunday. Tigers ace Jack Morris faces Mike Flanagan tonight. / ,' ·' In other games, Minnesota cut its magic number for winning the West to six by beating Texas 4-2, while Cleveland defeated Oakland 8-6. Milwaukee rallied past N ew York 8-7 in 10 innings, Kansas City routed Seattle 90 and California topped Chicago 10-6. Toronto beat Baltimore in 12 of 13 games this season. Detroit was 12-1 against Boston. Alexander, obtained from Atlanta for a minor leaguer, pitched the seventh two-hitter of his career. Both hits came in the first inning, and he retired the final 22 batters in his third shutout since joining the Tigers. Alexander is 20-3 lifetime in September, including 5-0 with Detroit. Tom Brookens hit a two-run double in the second inning against Bruce Hurst, 15-12. Bill Madlock got his 2,000th career hit in the fifth as Detroit made it 3-0 and the visiting Tigers scored an insurance run in the sixth when Chet Lemon tripled and Jim Morrison singled. Blue Jays 6, Orioles i Bell hit his 47th home run and Clancy pitched a five-hitter for Toronto. Bell has the most home runs in the league since 1969 when Minnesota's "Harmon Killebrew led with 49. Clancy, 16-10, won his fifth straight decision. He struck out seven and walked one. .';· Whitt tied a career high with his 19th homer off John Habyan, 5-6. Twins 4, Rangers 2 Dan Gladden, whose two-run homer tied the score in the sixth inning, hita tie-breaking triple in the eighth thatled Minnesota past Texas at the Metrodome. ; The Twins increased their lead over Oakland to five games with 10 remaining for each team. ' Roy Smalley singled with one out in the Minnesota eighth off Jose Guzman, 14-12, and Gladden followed with a triple. Don Baylor hit a pinch-single with two outs to score Gladden. ; Juan Berenguer, 7-1, pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings for the victory. Jeff Reardon worked the ninth for his 30th save. . Indians 8, Athletics 6 Joe Carter drove in four runs, giving him 100 RBI, and his two-run single broke an eighth-inning tie that sent Cleveland over Oakland. Brewers 8, Yankees 7 Bill Schroder and Mike Pelder hit run-scoring singles in the bottom of the 10th inning that rallied Milwaukee over New York. Royals 9, Mariners 0 Mark Gubicza pitched a five-hitter and struck out a career-high 11 as Kansas City won at Seattle. Angels 10, White Sox 6 Brian Downing's RBI single broke an eighth-inning tie and California went on to beat Chicago. Cardinals Blanked, :J '·' '· -· ... ..; · --i^v-., · '" ' ' i- 1 - ·"-·- ' ?' Mets Narrow Gap By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals' number for clinching the National League East remained on hold because Brian Fisher had the magic touch. Fisher pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season and Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis 2-0 Wednesday night to stall the Cardinals' pennant drive. The defeat reduced the Cardinals' lead over New York to 2 1-2 games as St. Louis' magic number remained at nine. The Mets beat Montreal 4-3. Any combination of St. Louis victories and New York defeats totaling nine would give the Cardinals the division title. Fisher, 10-9, struck out six and walked four en route to his team-high sixth complete game. He also helped set up Pittsburgh's first run against Greg Mathews, 10-11, with a bunt single. "The thing we've emphasized with Brian is staying aggressive. I think tonight, the game he worked with (catcher) Junior Ortiz, was as good a masterpiece as we've had all year," Pirates Manager Jim Leyland said. Mathews, who has allowed one earned run in his last 15 innings, also lost l-o to Pittsburgh last week in a game won by Mike Dunne. "Sometimes things like that just happen," Mathews said. "You just have to pitch your ballgame.'' Elsewhere in the ML it was, San Francisco 9, Los Angeles 8; San Diego 6, Cincinnati 4 in. 13 innings; Philadelphia 5, Chicago 0; and Atlanta 5, Houston 4. Mete 4, Expos 3 Gary Carter went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs and John Candelaria won his first game for New York as the Mets beat Montreal at Shea Stadium. CandeJaria, obtained from California on Sept. 16, pitched six innings and allowed three runs and five hits. Roger McDowell pitched the ninth for his 25th save. Giants 9, Dodgers 8 Kevin Mitchell and Chris Speier drove in two runs each in a five-run, seventh-inning as San Francisco rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Los Angeles at Candlestick Park. Braves 5, Astros 4 Albert Hall led of the ninth inning with a^ple to complete the cycle and scored on a wild pitch to lift Atlanta over visiting Houston. Phillies 5, Cubs 0 Lance Parrish hit a two-run homer and Bruce Ruffin pitched a six-hitter as Philadelphia blanked Chicago at WrigleyField. Padres 6, Reds 4 Randy Ready and John Kruk hit home runs with two outs in the 13th inning off Jeff Montgomery to lift San Diego over Cincinnati at Riverfront. Stadium. By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The NFL called off this weekend's football games today, and the owners' chief negotiator said that six to eight weeks of hard bargaining remained even if the issue of free agency is worked out. "The 14 National Football League games scheduled for Sunday and Mon-' day Sept 27 and 28 will not be played because of the players strike," the NFL said. It was unclear if the games had been canceled or would be played after the season. The owners had said that,"if necessary, they would skip play this week and resume Oct. 4-5 with games using replacement players. Before resuming talks today, the third day of the walkout, management negotiator Jack Donlan was pessimistic about a quick settlement, citing the snag over free agency. "We have to stay with that issue until it is exhausted," Donlan said at a news conference this morningl Union president Marvin Powell also gave a bleak assesmem of the talks. "The groundwork was laid for fu- ture negotiations, but nothing really promising came out of last night except that we discussed it (free agency)," Powell said as he entered today's negotiating session. "We made some minor progress on incidental areas, but these were the type of bargaining issues we should have covered months and months and months ago," Donlan said. "We are entrenched in our respective positions. "We made it clear that we want to liberalize our system. They think compromise only exists if we change the current system. I don't think there's any question in anyone's mind that free agency is the key issue." "There's no question in my mind with the exhauuon of free agnecy, (owners) Dan Rooney (of the Pittsburgh Steelers) and Tex Schramm (of the Dallas Cowboys will go back to their respective teams." .. . . Talks to end the walkout broke up early today after 8 1-2 hours of actual bargaining,: which started Wednesday. It was the longest session since a round of talks April 20. Players, in the meantime, were still on picket lines where, occasionally, things got ugly. In Houston, a busload of substitute players was pelted with eggs and a rock smashed a window. The Washington Redskins went to court after striking players pounded a bus carrying subs to workouts. In Kansas City, there were unloaded shotguns, a Slashed tire and shoving. Among those reporting for woik were union defectors Randy \Vhite of the Dallas, Cowboys and Mark Gastineau of the New York Jets. While ·Wednesday's session got under way at 3 p.m. EDT, talks didn't shift to free agency -- the key issue -until just before midnight' The union has demanded free agency for players with four years' experience. The owners, so far, have refused to modify the current system under which teams are compensated if a player signs elsewhere. Only one player in 10 years, Norm Thompson, has changed teams under that system. Just after talks ended at approximately 3 a.m., Schramm told a news conference free agency was keeping both sides far apart. "Our position is that if'free agency is not going to be resolved, then we're not going to make progress toward an agreement," he said. "We reiterated our position; they reiterated their position. Then Gene Upshawsaid, 'Let's break."' In Irving, Texas, White and teammate Don Smerek were cheered by spectators as they drove a pickup track through the Cowboys' picket'.line. . "I'm not against the union," said White, a nine-time Pro Bowl player. "I did what I had to do. I respect what they are doing. T hope they respect what I'm doing. "I'm doing what's best for me and myfamily." Gastineau said defying the, union "was the toughest thing I've ever gone ttirbugh in my life." He did not have to cross a picket line because the striking players were not allowed to demonstrate at the Jets' training site at Hempstead,N.Y. Gastineau said he was continuing to work out of loyalty "to, the people who have been paying me for nine years." ,. ' , ; Police On Hand at Seahawks Camp ByJIMCOUR AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) -- KirUand police were on hand this morning as a busload of strike-breaking players crossed the Seattle Seahawks' picket lines for the second day in a row on day three of the NFL players'strike. Only Seahawks player representative Kenny Easley and a handful of other Seattle players, who are either hurt or on injured reserve, were on hand to greet the replacement players. "Scab, scab," shouted fullback Tommie Agee, a rookie fullback from Auburn who is on Seattle's injured reserve list. Kirkland police told Easley that the pickets, including AFL-CIO -members wearing placards, would have to stay out of the way of the bus. The pickets complied. "We can slow it down, can't we?" Easley asked. The police said no. On Wednesday, pickets stopped the bus from entering a parking lot leading to the Seahawks' property. Police were not present then, and the replacements later were able to v walk onto the property. ' 'Some people have to do what they have to do," Seahawks tight end Mike Tice said of the replacement players. "I have no respect for them." General Manager Mike McCormack was in the parking lot to lead the bus onto the Seahawks property. He went nose-tb-nose with Dan Bickford of Seattle, an executive of the King County Labor Council and a picket. "I asked him how he liked leading a bunch of scabs*" Bickford said. "He ·told rne, 'I have a job to do because I have been ordered to put a team on the field."' Bickfprd said, the general public would side with the NFL Players Association, and not the league's owners, if they knew the whole story. "I don't think the public has all the information yet," he said. "We're trying to get the whole story out to them." "We're lucky to have the support of all the labor unions," said Tice. "They've been through this before, we haven't" The healthy striking Seahawks left to practice after picketing briefly this morning and Easley joined them'after the busload of substitute players made it across his picket line. Easley announced the strikers would hold a rally outside the Kingdome at noon Saturday. A Seahawks spokesman said names .:;News Commentary: .:;.;;;;;.;.;.;';.;; : :; : :'.. '·; ' Life Will Go On Without Football of more replacement players would be announced this afternoon. The Sea- hawks announced 24 names Wednesday afternoon. The NFL has told its teams it can have a maximum of 45 players and a minimum of 40 players during die strike. Missing from the replacement roster was longtime former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn. Zorn, considefebT one of the franchise's top players in its early years, worked out with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday and then talked to McCormack Wednesday morning. Deciding not to play with the Sea- hawks during the strike wasn't easy, Zorn said later after an animated parking-lot conversation with Easley. "I had four acceptances from Zom and five refusals,'' said McCormack. "I have considered playing," Zom said. "But I think with the integrity I have in Seattle and the disappointment I have with the whole strike thing, my decision is not to play during the strike. "I decided if I get a legitimate opportunity after the strike is 'over, with the way the players' feelings are now, I wouldn't want to ruin that," he said. Zorn played with the Seahawks from 1976 through 1984. He spent a' season in Green Bay and played with Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League last year. " ' · : j · - · ·';-.'' 'EasleyV ''a'' seve'rtyear 1 sfepng ''safety and one'of the NFL's'mbst intfmidat- ing players, had criticized Zorn when informed Zom was considering playing during the strike. "I was happy for Jim that he made a decision in his best interests," Easley said Wednesday. "I was never mad." The replacements include running back Tim Harris, who is Washington State University's No. 2 all-time rusher with 2,830 yards from 1979-82. Harris, 26, has not played football in 2 1-2 yeais; He spent 11-2 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers after leaving WSU and played briefly with the Houston Oilers. The Seahawks Wednesday announced the signings of these additional replacement players: safety Harvey Allen,' Nevada-Las Vegas; running 1 back Daryl Bains, Auburn (Wash.) Panthers semi-pro team;, wide receiver Brant Bengen, Idaho; safety Chin Bowers, Memphis State; guard Tim Burnham, Washington; comerback Fred Davis, Western Carolina. Defensive end Don Fairbanks, Co- loradb; quarterback-cornerback Charles Glaze, South Carolina State; wide receiver Mike Grant, Central Washington; punter Russell Griffith, Weber State; fullback Mike Hagen, Montana; kicker Scott Hagler, South Carolina. Guard Matt Hanousek, Utah State; wide receiver Kevin Juma, Idaho; running -back Todd McGrady, Puget Sound; linebacker Fred Orns, Auburn Panthers; wide receiver Curtis Pardridge, North Illinois; center Deaan Perrirnan, Auburn' ^Pantherij' tackle Ron 'Scroggihs, 'Nevada-Las 1 'Ye|aV; corh'erback Dallis Smith,"' Vaidosta State; wide receiver Durell Taylor, Lincoln, Mo.; fullback James Williams, Fresno State, and comerback Renard Young, Nevada-Las Vegas. VHS TAPE RENTA(.S''1.44 + tx Join Video 144 Club No membership fee bur tape rentals are %IMplus tax. 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Maybe Mother Nature was warning us that we're poisoning the planet. The Jets are grounded this week. The United States and the Soviet Union are working toward an agreement that not only would ground nuclear missies, but would dismantle them. The National Football League strike, whether it should last one day, one week or for the rest of the year, does not loom large in the general scheme of things. NFL are small letters without meaning to much of a world, where letters such as PLO, IRA and FLN loom larger than life. Of course, if the strike is not settled quickly it will, have an economic impact, which could be softened, but certainly not solved should the owners go ahead with the schedule by using scabs beginning Oct. 4. Small businesses, especially bars and restaurants, in the vicinity of stadiums'; will feel the pinch. So will the little- people who park cars, sell hotdogs, beer" and souvenirs and show fans to their seats, always with a smile. Television stands to lose big money without any games or with games involving substitute players with low ratings. "It's going to be tremendous loss to. us," said Lou D'Amico, manager of the sports book at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. An estimated $500 million was bet legally on pro football last year, and most Las Vegas books depend on the NFL season to give them enough profit to carry through other seasons. Nevada in the only state in the union in which betting on sports events is legal. The strike will strike a blow for law and order. Countless millions of dollars flow to organized crime through illegal bookmakers. Of course, many gamblers will double their beta on college football, or perhaps the horse races, or bob. A lot of them will bet on scab games. Also, they can bet on how long the strike will last. . The strike will leave a hole in many lives. . People, with nothing to look forward to on Mondays except the same deadening routine by which they earn a living, do live vicariously through their pro football heroes. In their minds, Joe, the mechanic, is Dan Fouts connecting on long touchdown, pass; Pete, the contruction worker, is Lawrence Taylor throwing off blockers and .crunching a quarterback; Danny, the sixth grader, mentally gasps for breath after Walter Payton weaves his way to a 60-yard touchdown. The real NFL season will be missed by lots of Americans, but holes in leisure time are easily plugged in this age in which the filling of leisure tune is a major industry. There also are old- fashioned remedies for the temporary pain of a pro football strike. Things such as family gatherings, walks, playing in the park, reading books, watching TV, Ah yes, watching TV. Can you imagine the impact of a nationwide electricity failure in which there would no television for even one day. The pros might not play for a while, but the world still turns, Ryan has hope and the young are restless. Things can't be all bad. Deadline Set 'Deadline for ad copy, news releases, classified ad copy and letters to the editor is 4:30 p.m. (he day before publication. All Dews releases and lettters should be typed or neatly printed and are subject to editing. All news items will be run once and ma; run a second time, space permitting. [ Scoreboard ] Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division - W . . L . . . P c t GB Toronto 33 59 .612 -Detroit 9: 59 .«» . 1 4 Milwaukee 84 68 .«3 9 New York 83 69 .546 10 Boston 73 78 ' .483 19ti Baltimore 63 89 .414 30 Cleveland SB W .379 35Vi West Division . W . . L . . . P c t . . . . , G B Minnesota 82 70 .539 -Oakland 77 75 .547 5 Kansas City 76 77 .497 614 Texas 73 78 .483 8^ California 72 81 .471 HH4 Seattle 70 82 Ml 12 · Chicago 68 84 Ml 14 Wednesday's Games . ' TorontoC, Baltimore 1 Detroit 4, Boston 0 Cleveland 8, Oakland 6 Minnesota 4, Texas 2 Mflwaul.ee 8. New Vork 7,10 innings California 10, Chicago 6 .. · Kansas City 8, Seattle q Thursday's Games Detroit (Morris 18-9} at Toronto (Flanagan 5-7) , · Texas (Hough 17-11) at Minnesota (Viola 16-9) Boston (Sellers 7-8) at Milwaukee (BMio 10*7) Chicago (Bannister 13-11} at Oakland (Davis 1-0) . . Only games scheduled Friday's Games " California at Cleveland Detroit at Toronto New York at Baltimore Kansas City at Minnesota Boston at Milwaukee . . Chicago at Oakland Texas at Seattle ' NATIONAL LEAGUE Eatt Division \ St.Louis W K ,5n"--' New York 87 IS .572 ZV, Montreal 85 M .SO 4 Phlladelpnla 76 It .$«· 13',i PltUburgh 74 79 .487 IStt Chicago 72 79 .477 17 We«t Division , W . . L . . . P t t GB San Francisco 83 a .541 -Cincinnati 75 7* .497 7tt HffUstwi 72 79 .477 ll'i Lot Angele* M 8f .431 -17 Atlanta « 83 .433 17 SahMcgo « 87 -414 18U Wedaetday's Garnet Philadelphia 5, ChlMg«B San Diegofi, Cincinnati 4,13 innings NewYork4.Montreal3 Atlanta s, Houston 4 ' : Pittsburgh 2, St. Louli 6 San Francisco 9. Los Angeles 8 Thursday's Games . , San Diego (Jones 8-6) at Cincinnati (Hollritan 9-10) Philadelphia (K.Gross 9-14) at Chicago (MadduxMS) . Houston (Ryan 8-14) at Atlanta (P.Smlch 1. Montreal (Martinet 16-3) at New York (/tguOeram.2) Pittsburgh (Walk 7-2) at St. Louis (MagraneS-7) . Only games scheduled . Friday's Games · St. Louis at Chicago Houston at ClncinnaU Pittsburgh at New York Montreal at Philadelphia SanFranclscoatAllanla San Diego at Los Angeles Transactions BASEBALL 'American League BOSTON RED SOX-Offtred Bill Fischer pitching coach; Walt Hriniat, first base and balling coach; Joe Morgan, third base coach- and Rac Slider, bullpen coach, one-year contracts CALIFORNIA ANGELS -Released Doug Deduces, ihfaj baseman. MILWAUKEE BREWERS--Named Diiffy Dyer manager of Denver in the American Association and Dave Machemer manager at El Paso of Hie Texas League. National League MONTREAL EXPOS - Renewed ihcir working, agreement wifc Indianapolis of the American Association for 1988. Carolina League PENINSULA WHITE SOX-Annoonced ihe resignation of John Graham, vice prejident and general manager. . :... · BASKETBALL National Basketball Asttclatlon GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS - Named 1 om Abdenour head trainer, effective Oct. 1 FOOTBALL National Football Lune M GREON BAY PACKERS-W,iv«l Charles Martin,.note tackle. Waived Oary rapnjin,-bade,offipiuna),,,,,,,, ? TEXACO PRODUCTS Sitka Fuels Inc. · 613 Katlian Avenue 747.8460*747-5320 V · ' ' · . ' - . . . ; . ' . . ' · Home Heating Fuel Delivered ·Propane Bottles Filled ·Gas Station and Marine Dock ·Locally Owned and Operated

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