The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 14, 2001 · Page 25
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THE SAUNA JOlJRMAi SPORTS SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2001 P3 • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Bere gives raspberry to Bucs Cubs right-hander allows one run on four hits In six innings, improves to 2-0 By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jason Bere pitched six solid innings and Ricky Gutierrez hit a two- run homer to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pi- ROUNDUP rates on Friday. Bere (2-0) allowed one run and four hits, and struck out eight in his second start of the season. Bere cruised through the first five innings, allowing only two hits, but began to show signs of fatigue in the sixth when he allowed the first three Pirates to reach base, including pitcher Bronson Arroyo on a four-pitch walk. Jason Kendall's single drove in Jack Wilson and the Pirates appeared ready to break through for a big inning with runners on first and second and no outs. But Bere retired the next three batters before being replaced by Kyle Parnsworth to start the seventh. Jeff Fassero pitched the ninth for his fifth save in fiye opportunities Bronson Arroyo (1-1) gave up a two-run homer to Gutierrez in the second inning and a solo homer to Julio Zuleta in the fifth. The Cubs added an unearned run in the inning when Damon Buford reached on a throwing error by Wilson at shortstop and scored on Eric Young's groundout. Arroyo allowed four runs — three earned — and four hits in seven innings. He is now 1-6 in 12 career road appearances for the Pirates since being recalled last June. Marlins 9, Expos 3 MONTREAL — Ryan Dempster pitched 7% strong innings and Mike LoweU home­ red and had four RBIs to lead the Florida Marlins to a 9-3 victory over the Montreal Expos on Friday night. Dempster (2-0) held the Expos without a hit through four innings as Florida built a 6-0 lead before Lee Stevens doubled to lead off the fifth. One out later, Orlando Cabrera doubled in Stevens for Montreal's first run. Dempster, who improved his record at The Associated Press Phillies second baseman Marlon Anderson avoids a slide from the Braves' Brian Jordan to turn a double play during the fourth inning Friday in Atlanta. The Braves won the game, 4-2. Olympic Stadium to 4-0 in five career starts, allowed five hits and three runs. Charles Johnson, 2-for-5, homered off Javier Vazquez (1-1) with two outs in the second to open the scoring. Johnson also doubled in the sixth, one of four straight Florida hits in the inning off newly acquired Masato Yoshii. Reds3,Mets2 NEW YORK — The Cincinnati Reds tied the modern NL record by playing their 174th straight game without being shut out, riding Pokey Reese's three-run homer and nifty fielding to beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night. The Reds will try to break the 1992-93 Philadelphia Phillies' mark for avoiding shutouts on Saturday when they face Al Leiter It was Leiter who last blanked Cincinnati, doing it Oct. 4, 1999, in a wild card playoff. Reese broke a scoreless tie when he homered in the fifth off Steve Trachsel (02). Osvaldo Fernandez (2-1) pitched six innings for the win. Down by a run, the Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth but couldn't score. Danny Graves got four outs for the save. ' Braves 4, Phillies 2 ATLANTA — Tom Glavine pitched six strong innings, Wes Helms hit a two-run homer and Atlanta defeated Philadelphia. Glavine (1-1) rebounded from a rough outing at Florida — he gave up three homers in five innings — to beat the Phillies, early leaders in the NL East. John Rocker pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. Helms hit his second career homer in the fourth, doubling Atlanta's 2-0 lead. B.J. Surhoff led off with a single to center before Helms sent a 1-0 pitch over the wall in left-center against Randy Wolf (0-2). Giants 7, Brewers 3 MILWAUKEE — Kirk Rueter pitched six strong innings and Barry Bonds hit his 497th career homer to lead San Francisco. Rueter (2-0) allowed three runs and three hits to improve to 6-1 lifetime with a 2.05 ERA against the Brewers. Milwaukee didn't get a hit after the second inning against Rueter and two relievers. Jamey Wright (1-2), who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start, left with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth. Astros 4, Cardinals 2 ST. LOUIS — Craig Biggio hit a tiebreak- ing two-run home run off Darryl KUe in the seventh inning as Houston beat St. Louis. Kile, coming off his first 20-win season, is 1-2 with a 7.00 ERA after three starts. He allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings, falling to 1-3 against his old team. Kent Bottenfield (1-1), an 18-game winner for the Cardinals in 1999, allowed two runs in seven innings. Billy Wagner got his third save. Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 3 DENVER — Luis Gonzalez hit two home runs, giving him a major league-leading nine in 10 games, as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Friday night. Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added another two-run shot off Colorado starter Brian Bohanon (0-2) in the fifth for his 10th career two-homer game and second this season. Gonzalez had been 3-for-20 against Bohanon. Ramirez delivers to stop Yankees Red Sox outfielder hits two-run single in bottom of 10th By The Associated Press BOSTON — Manny Ramirez wasted no time contributing to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, hitting a two-run single in the 10th inning off Mariano Rivera to give Boston a 3-2 win over New York on Friday night. Ramirez, in his first game against the Yankees since signing as a free agent, grounded a 2-0 pitch up the middle for his first hit in 13 career at-bats against Rivera (0-1). With one out, Trot Nixon singled to center After Jose Offerman struck out, Carl Everett singled and the runners advanced to second and third on a passed ball by Jorge Posada. But the Yankees chose to pitch to the righty Ramirez, who also had an RBI double in the fifth, rather than walk him and face lefty Troy O'Leary with the bases loaded. Both runners scored easily on the single kn& Ramirez's teammates poured from the dugout to congratulate him. Ramirez is 14-for-19 when he puts the ball in play He struck out in his other 17 at bats, including two Friday Outstanding pitching by both starters and four relievers dominated the well-played game until Boston's Derek Lowe (1:2) came in to start the last inning and allowed a tiebreaking run. The game began a 10-day stretch in which the teams face each other seven times. The four-game series in Boston ends Monday and a three-game series in New York begins Friday night. Last year, the teams didn't meet until May 26 in the 44th game for both. The Yankees began the game leading the majors with 68 runs and a .327 batting average. But the Red Sox had a 1.87 ERA and allowed just 18 runs in nine games, both major league bests. Boston kept New York from hitting a homer for the first time in its 10 games and has al- ROUNDUP lowed just one homer all season. Indians 9, Tigers 8 DETROIT — Russell Branyan's three-run homer keyed a six-run first inning and Cleveland held on to beat Detroit. C.C. Sabathia (1-0) picked up the first win of his career, allowing four runs, five hits and two walks in five innings. Five Indians relievers followed, with Paul Shuey struck out two batters for his first save. Jeff Weaver (1-2) gave up eight runs, 10 hits and three walks in six innings as Detroit lost its fifth straight game. Devil Rays 2, Orioles 0 BALTIMORE — Greg Vaughn hit a two-run home run and Albie Lopez pitched his third career shutout as Tampa Bay beat Baltimore. Lopez (2-1) outdueled Orioles T TENNIS Sanchez-Vicario upsets Hingis Clay-court specialist from Spain upsets Swiss Miss for only second time in 17 tries By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Unable to hide her frustration, Martina Hingis bounced her racket off the spongy green clay She rolled her eyes. She slammed a ball into the ground, popping it onto the other side of the court. For the first time in five years, the world's top player felt what it's like to be on the wrong side of an Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario hot streak. The seventh-seeded clay-court specialist pulled a stunner Friday, defeating top-seeded Hingis 6-2, 6-4 at the Bausch & Lomb Championships for just her second victory in 17 tries against Hingis. "As I say, every match is different," Sanchez- Vicario said. "I try not to put it in my mind at all. I was just trying to think about today's match, be focused and do the right thing. Obviously you have to play really well to beat her." A winner at the Porto Ladies Open last week in Portugal, Sanchez-Vicario advanced to the semifinals to play sixth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo on Saturday. Sanchez-Vicario is seeking her first title at Amelia since 1994. Fourth-seeded Amanda Coetzer defeated lOth-seeded Meghann Shaughnessy 6-3, 6-3 to earn a spot in the other semifinal. It was Shaughnessy's 22nd birthday On Thursday, Coetzer eliminated Jelena Dokic on her 18th birthday "I'm not sorry about it," Coetzer said. "I guess it's unfortunate for them. It's not nice . The Associated Press Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario reacts to her match-winning shot against IVIartina Hingis on Friday in Amelia Island, Fla. to lose on your birthday It's happened to me before." The final semifinal slot went to Nadia Petrova, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 winner over SUvia Farina Elia in a pairing of unseeded players. Sanchez-Vicario, a three-time French Open champion, called this one of her most rewarding victories, mostly because she turned the tables on a player who has dominated her for years. Her only other victory over Hingis came in 1996, also on clay in Hilton Head, S.C. "Obviously she's normally the one who controls the whole situation," Sanchez-Vicario said. "Maybe she didn't like that I was the one winning points, and mixing it up, and making her go on the run." Her consistency forced Hingis into looking for shortcuts — like a handful of missed drop shots — and forced an early exit for the 20- year-old champion making her first appearance at this tournament. starter Pat Hentgen as the Devil Rays won their second consecutive game after losing seven straight. Lopez allowed two hits, walked two and struck out four Hentgen (0-1) held Tampa Bay to one hit — a leadoff double in the third inning by Russ Johnson — until a two-run seventh broke a scoreless tie and sent the Orioles to their fourth loss in five games. Twins 7, White Sox 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Redman retired his last 13 hitters and Minnesota scored in each of the first five innings to win its fourth straight game. A.J. Pierzynski tied a career high with four of the Twins' 13 hits as Minnesota matched its longest winning streak of last season. Redman (1-1) didn't allow a baserunner after back-to-back homers by Magglio Ordonez and Paul Konerko in the third inning. He pitched seven innings and allowed five hits. La- Troy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his first save. • NBA Cuban out another $100,000 By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban passed the half-miUion dollar mark in fines this season when the NBA charged him $100,000 Friday for making a derogatory gesture during a game earlier this week. ^iiDAM Cuban was al- CUBAN so suspended for one game for making the gesture and publicly criticizing officials during Dallas' 111-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns last Wednesday He was to serve the suspension Friday night, when the Mavericks played the Kings in Dallas. The fine was Cuban's seventh this season for a total of $505,000. The individual fines have ranged from $5,000 to $250,000. "If it's about me having to sit on my hands and not stand up and not jump up and down when something happens, that's craziness," Cuban said. "That's craziness. Why should I have to be any different than a normal fan?" t JEFF COOPER / The Salina Journal- Salina Central's Ashley Earley (10) gets forced out by Salina South's Shelby Eastep during the first game Friday at Bill Burke Park. South won the game 7-2. South / Nordstrom improves to 3-0 FROM PAGE D1 bases-loaded groundout and Ashley Cleveland had a two- out, two-run single. Wilson had an RBI single in South's two-run third to make it 6-0, while Melissa Ferguson had a leadoff bunt single in the fifth, stole second and scored on an error^'for the game's final run. South also got a well-pitched game from Nordstrom (3-0) in the opener as she tossed a two- hitter and both Central runs were unearned. The Mustangs capitalized on South's only error of the day when sophomore Kindra Kellogg's two-out, two- run single scored Morgan LoVuUo and Amanda Finan to put the Mustangs up 2-1 in the fourth. "Central has a good softball team and this was the first time we've really been behind late in a game," Hoelting said. "It was good for our kids to play in a tight game and I was glad to see we didn't lose our composure when we made a few mistakes." Ferguson had an RBI single to right to get the game tied in the fifth, and each of the first five Cougar batters in the seventh reached safely After Laura Banninger's leadoff walk, the next two South batters put down sacrifice bunts. On both occasions, the Mustangs attempted to get the lead runner, but Banninger was safe on both plays. Wilson and Ferguson followed with RBI singles, and Shelby Eastep lined a double down the left field line to score two more. "Even when we were behind, a lot of the girls were saying we were not going to let down, we were going to go get them," Eastep said. "We've got two great pitchers and that's what you have to have to be a great team and we have two of the best." "Our bats need to be more of a weapon," coach LoVullo said. "But we know we were facing two very good pitchers." COUNTY SPORTS Soccer South suffers heartbreaker in 20T WICHITA — Salina South suffered a disappointing loss in E high school soccer Friday, allowing the final three goals of the game in a 3-2 double overtime loss to Wichita North. South (5-2) led 2-0 after the first 32 minutes on • goals by Valerie Daniels (20th) and Katy Lorson (32nd). Both goals were assisted by Katy Conway But, Crystal Priddy scored twice in two minutes just before halftime — in the 36th and 3Bth minute — to make it a 2-2 game at intermission. After a scoreless second half and 10-minute first overtime, Alicia Gordon then North (4-2) the victory with a goal in the 92nd minute. "We made a couple mental mistakes back and it cost us," South coach J.C. Walsh said of North's first-half goals. "We played yesterday (against McPherson) and we were tired." The Cougars return to action Monday at home against Newton in a 4 p.m. game at Bill Burke Park. Baseball Central loses pair of close ones MANHATTAN — Salina Central's baseball team took unbeaten Manhattan to the wire Friday but lost a pair of one-run games to the Indians. Manhattan scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 14-13 victory in the opener and then battled back from a four-run deficit in the second for a 6-5 win. The two losses dropped Central to 0-3, but head coach Bill Bartow was pleased with the way his team competed. "It's tough to lose that way We outplayed them in both games, but let them get away," Bartow said. "It's the second time this season (Southeast of Saline the other) where we've given up three runs in the last inning to lose." The Mustangs were led by Ken Baxa, who had six hits in the two games. Kadem Tharp was 3-for-5 in the opener and Tim Bowen drove in five runs in the first inning, which included a second-inning grand slam. "I'm really pleased with the way we're playing," Bartow said. "We're hitting the ball. If we get a break once, we'll take off a win a few." The Mustangs are back in action Monday at Topeka West, beginning a stretch of six games in four days. e're on top of i

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