The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California on July 28, 1989 · Page 39
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The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California · Page 39

Palm Springs, California
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Friday, July 28, 1989
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V ... .. ... ...... n,,.,,-., - -i,,,..,,.,-,, 'J it - - , Che Desert bun 3mt 1, ;. tnmAV net 4nnn V )avici PersonsExecutive Sports Editor: 325-8666 C Inside: GolfE2 Baseball E3 Scoreboard E5 SCORES BASEBALL National League -Dodgers 7, Houston 5 TPittsburgh 10, New York 8 Cincinnati 6, Padres 1 'Atlanta 10. San Francisco 1 ' Only games scheduled American League ; Angels 8. Chicago 5 'Boston 7, Kansas City 2 . Minnesota 10, Baltimore 6 ;Milwukee 1 1. Detroit 1 -Only games scheduled California League Angels 7, Modesto6 ml . ; Scoreboard E5 "Six-run inning propels Palm Springs past A's - MODKSTO - The Palm Springs Angels erupted for six runs in the "seventh inning and held on to .-edge the Modesto A's 7-6 Thursday night, ; I 'aim Springs' Claudio Carra-"seo and Wiley Lee both had two-;run hits in the seventh inning. The virwirv wav thf wnnri in ' a row for the Angels, who also got a solo horne'run from Edwin Marque-, his fifth. Calm Springs, which took two out of three from ' Modesto, improved its California League record to 17-20. New Giants' stadium in voters' ballpark SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco ..Giants owner Bob Ltirie came out smiling with a lions enuen on a downtown sia- diuiii. nut winning voter approval in November may prove tougher. Mayor Art Agnos called the 40-year. pact "a smart deal for the city " The plan calls for a 45,000 water- :'tion of the city. Lurie: has a backup offer on hold in Santa Clara, 45 miles south of the city. - open-air stadium onWie wat front in the China fiSsln sect Difficult dive fails to help in U.S. Festival OKI.AHOMA CITY r-1 Mark Lenzi became the first American diver to convp-lete a 4 'z . front tuck somersault in competition and lost at the U.S. Olympic Festival Thursday Lenzi, 21, of Fredericksburg, , Va , received his second-lowest score' of the day for the dive off the 3-meter springboard and wound up seventh. Mark Rradshaw of Columbus, Ohio, won the mens preliminaries and Wendy Lucero of Aurora, Colo., took the women's event - Kat.hy Arendsen pitched the first perfect game' in festival women's softball, then Peter Meredith threw one on the next field. That brought the no-hitter total here to four. Weaver retains title with split decision NKW YORK - Mike Weaver, former" World Roxing Associa-" Hon heavyweight champion, was tar from happy after earning a 12 round split decision over Phil Rrown that enabled him to retain lus WRA Americas title on Thur sday night. Weaver, 3M who improved his reword to 33-14-1. was penalized a point in the 11th round by referee Joe Santarpia for a low blow. Me had been warned the previous round. Brown fell, to 30-5 2 Judge Marvin Goldberg awarded the decision to Brown, 1 16-112. w hile Johnny Colan had it 117-1 Ofi and Tony Castellano, 116-1 11. both for Weaver. Staff, wire reports Raiders, Cowboys deny three-way trade LA; has no deal to acquire Mandarich from Green Bay By BILL PLUNKETT Staff writer OXNARD - Wherever the Dallas Cowboys go, talk centers pn their overabundance of coveted young quarterbacks. - A quick look at the Dallas roster will reveal Troy Aikman (the No. 1. pick in this year's draft), Steve Walsh (chosen in last month's sup- GETTING PHYSICAL: The Raiders and the Cowboys get emotional in scrimmage E2 plemental draft), last year's starter' 'Steve Pelluer (a holdout) a'od Scott Secules (a second-year player with respected skills but no pro experience). " The latest, rumored solution to that logjam would send Walsh to the Green Bay-Packers, offensive tackle Tony Mandarich ...(the unsigned second pick in this year's draft) to the Los Angeles Raiders and .wide receiver Tim Brown to the Dallas Cowboys. , . . . Two-thirds of that triangle deny that a trade is in the works. ' "To be rich in the NFL is to be rich in quarterbacks and that's where we find ourselves today," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday after watching his team scrimmage the Raiders. Jones was (joined on the Oxnard sidelines by managing general partner Al Davis of the Raiders Jones said they did not discuss a possible trade, although he said the Cowboys are always willing to listen. "We have a lot of needs," Jones-said of a Dallas team that went 3-13 a year ago. "At all times, we'll look at any trade in order to improve ourselves." The Raiders' response, courtesy of head coach Mike Shanahan, sounded quite simitar. "Were an organization that, keeps in contact with everyone and tries to leave no stone unturned," Shanahan said after Thursday's practice session "If there's anv-See FOOTBALL E2 Mods club.' White Sox Davis, Howell .-slug home runs in 8-5 victory By MIKE TERRY Gannett News Service - . ANAHEIM - Well, Jim Abbott has done it. He has now seen every American League team. The Chicago White Sox were the last holdout. Enjoying the second biggest night of support from the Angels he's had in his young career, Abbott (9-6) and California slipped past the White Sox, 8-5,' before 31.892 at Anaheim Stadium. -While California extendedits America League West to games over idle Oakland, the White Sox, the division's hottest team by winning 11 of their last 12, lost for just the second time since the All-Star break. Now one win away from being the Angels' first first-year lefty to win 10 or mort games, Frank Tanana had a club record 14 in 1974, Abbott went seven innings and allowed 10 hits, eight of which went to center field. Three of the four Sox runs were earned. Greg Minton. who relieved Abbott with two on and none out in the eighth, gave up the final Chicago run in the ninth. Bryan Harvey came in and tucked away his 14th save. Chicago starter Melido Perez (7-11) was shelled for all the Angels runs in five innings. He allowed just four of the Angels' five hits, but two of them were three-run homers by Chili Davis and Jack Howell, both of whom have been struck by longball fever. Each has hit three home runs In his last four games. For Howell, the power surge.increases in importance when more numbers la re exa-. mined. In his first 53 games Howell, the team leader, had just four homers. He has now hit 1 1 in the past 34 games. Perez came into Thursday's game a beneficiary of the White Sox hot streak, winning two of his last three starts, and jour of his last five since June 23. Perez and the Sox were shoved into a deep hole early when the Angels. scored five first-inning runs. ' TIGERS TUMBLE: Milwaukee's' Rob Deer ' hit his fourth career grand slam to help rout DetroitE3 : f ) Q M Fl o "... I M y -.- 1 j ' ' V . " fl - J ;Jt H- A HOT CHILI: California's Chili Davis (24) is congratulated by third base coach Moose Associated Press Stubing after Davis hit a three-run homer in Thursday's 8 5 win over Chicago. m i i ft ii JERRY JONES Dallas owner denies trade rumor Murray rescues Dodgers Pinch-hit home run in 9th beats Astros By STEVE DILBECK Gannett News Service1 . HOUSTON "-.For this, the rarest of. moments, 'the Los Angeles Dodgers needed something truly special. Lenny Harris, budding prophet, figured he had the solution in a 7 5. victory Thursday over the Houston Astros Heck, he knew he had it. "The Chosen One,", Harris said confidently and repeatedly to TTJuTeIurrav.. Harris referred neither to Scripture nor even to Murray himself, .but to a simple lightweight bat he had picked out for the first basc: man to use" prior to Thursday's game. Murray, riot in the lineup for the first time this season, finally tot!, the 32-ounce bat to the plate - as much to shut Harris up as anything else and promptly delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning, three-run homer off Dave Smith in the ninth ' inning It was only the second time this season the Dodgers had rallied to win a game in the ninth. It had1, plainly called for somethr. g unusual, which is just what Han :s presented. "He'd been getting good pitches , to hit but had been popping up a lot," Harris said. "I picked out on" of his light bats and told him, Tak ? this, it's The Chosen One.' . "He said, Get out of my face.' He looked at me like I was crazy. But 1 told him, I'm serious. Use this bat. It's The Chosen One.' And he finally said, "Give me the bat.' " The home run was Murray's 10th of the season, but the first using one of his light bats instead of his usual 36-ouncer. See DODGERS E3 MURPHY'S MIGHT: Dale Murphy hits two homers and drives in six runs in a 10-run inning E3 Davis Cup captain not about to throw in the racket By WARREN ETTINGER Staff writer The world's top doubles teatrj. Jim Pugh and Rick Leach, would love to play. So would the French Open champion and No. 7-ranked player, Michael Chang. But Tom Gorman, the U.S. Davis Cup captain, is noncommittal about possible changes in his team's lineup in the wake of its semifinal loss to West Germany last weekend. "It's too soon to sav said Gor man, director of tennis at the RanJad a scheduling conflict jviti age iiu-vai nun. a uu nave to wait for the dust to settle so the objectivity comes back." The U.S. team's regular lineup this year consisted of No. 5 John McEnroe who only played in one of the three team matches No. 6 Andre Agassi, and the former No. 1 doubles team of Ken Flach and Robert Seguso It was a team that Gorman felt was capable of winning this year's title And it played like it at the start, sweeping Paraguay and France in the first two matches by 5-0 scores with help from Chang. Chang, who won his singles matches, replaced McEnroe in the Paraguay match after McEnroe. A shoulder injury forced McEnroe to also miss the West Germany match. He was replaced by No. 12 Brad Gilbert, who also won both his singles matches. ' Everybody's disappointed we lost, but . . . we have nothing 'to be ashamed of. Tom Gorman But neither Agassi nor Flach and Seguso could win, and the United States lost,' 3 2 - . ' Agassi has received media criticism for not providing better leadership by winnmg one or both of his matches, one in which he led Boris Becker, the world's second-ranked player, two sets to none and another -that he lost in four sets to No. 23 Carl Uwe Steeb. But Gorman defended Agassi, previously unbeaten- in Davis Cup play, suggesting his young star . didn't have the experience to step to the fore "Usually, leadership comes with experience and I would not put that pressure on Ajidre." Flach and Seguso also suffered their first loss m Davis Cup play, losing to Becker and Eric Jelen tn whgt Gorman described as the pivotal point in a closely contested team match. "Flach and Seguso happened to ' not have their best match," Gorman S DAVIS CUPE2 . TOM GORMAN U S Davis Cup captain TODAY t Baseball: Dodgers at San Diego, 7 p m , Channel 11; KNWZ-AM (1270) (KCMJ AM) 1 140. Chicago at Angels, 7:35 p m., KDES AM (920) I U.S. Olympic Festival: Women's diving, gymnastics, track and field, 1 p m.. ESPN; men's diving, gymnastics, track and field. 7 p m , ESPN. Auto racing: American Racing Series competition. 10 am, ESPN 4 Ptlca must ba rtt New York Meu manager Davey Jofcasoa said Thursday he would like to have Minnesota left-hander Praia Vkeia if the price isn't too hick Officilly. tie Jzts said they had no commest on the talks for last year's Acrrteca LerK Cy Yeacj Hr. Tla traj dead-Vm is IZsxZzj, t ta s-atioM mart ct sertej trx "Ue J not initiate tia txi, ta wa're ia a position f l"'-?," Trta (awral master Litj tlxTUa saM TkarKUjr. VfeU, t-U year. i im r w i said, "I've had ei clorioica years in Janesota aad I fcwe it kera, brt times chairce. I have a lot of frfej and family back in New York. Either way. I can't lose because thefe aren't any negative points in the whole thing." Aftta pick t)xpcta to tii Deiaa Saaders said Thursday he expects to reach agreement on a ccrtract miVk AUzxta Falcons b txo la Cra wtlx "Ut're at a U szii it a ctr-.lttiaa fttty tzi tm gcr "cz ct IzLm-xpis. "Ca tr-J cJ ti ta-tisa to act fxtyzzz ra prttit!y k ct ef CcrJ Cxft ctzes) -zi. Vzx cil-Lzz ta A much money and teams don't want to give in." USA Today has reported he is looking for a package that will bring him f 10 million. Pret&sft-fserai maaccsr s tt ti r.l c3 l: trrj'j U tLz 113 (X L!3 t: 3J fcl t J KTV cmi Cz3 m czz:z liars'. til.'A x. "' 7 r " "J alix 112, i ".: : " " on. he said. "17eYe est cl t C cuss taat This to Sa IIU." Czrf CtrtsecrJir Cic two ClJ 0 fTZ 7 1 N --- . ...4 Sv t )'

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