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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS MONDAY, MAY 5, 1997 R3 V MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL T PRO BASKETBALL Rockies' Bailey blanks Phillies Shutout only second thrown by a Colorado pitcher at Coors Field By The Associated Press DENVER — Roger Bailey surprised himself by pitching a shutout. And he became only the second Rockies pitcher to throw one at Coors Field. "I've never considered myself one of those guys to go out and throw a shutout," he said Sunday after scattering nine hits in Colorado's 9-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. "I've always considered myself one of those guys that can go out and give you six or seven innings and keep your team in the game." He struck out three and walked none, becoming the first major ii i league pitcher with two AL/laL shutouts this season " and lowering his ERA to 1.71. The only other complete- game shutout for Colorado at Coors Field was by Mark Thompson against Florida last Aug. 6. "He is a surprise," Rockies manager Don Baylor said. "He has pitched as well as anybody in the National League." Last season, Bailey was 2-3 with a 6.24 ERA in 24 games. "What happened with him somewhere is a transformation from last year to this year is being able to throw at whatever velocity he throws at, and throw strikes," Baylor said. "That has been the main thing." Three opposing pitchers have thrown complete-game shutouts at the hitter-friendly ballpark, which opened in 1995. Bailey (4-1) began the season as the club's fifth starter. He's been working hard on his routine between starts, and already has three complete games. Larry Walker, who went O-for-5 Saturday, provided the offensive spark for Colorado, and Vinny CastUla hit his 10th homer of the season as the Rockies reached 12 games over .500 for the first time. It was the 300th victory for the franchise, which started play in 1993. Walker doubled twice and singled in five at-bats to raise his league-leading average to .421. Cardinals 8, Mets 2 NEW YORK — The New York Mets were treated to Todd Stottlemyre's entire repertoire on Sunday. "I threw the whole sink at them," Stottlemyre said after limiting the Mets to three hits in eight innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals. Tom Lampkin drove in three runs, and Ray Lankford and Willie McGee homered as the Cardinals salvaged the final game of the three-game series. Stottlemyre (1-1), roughed up by San Francisco for six runs and eight hits in 3% innings of a no-decision in his previous start, allowed just two hits before Steve Beiser blooped a leadoff double in the eighth. John Frascatore finished up with a two-hit ninth. Stottlemyre has won all four of his career starts against the Mets. The right-hander struck out five, walked three and was never in real trouble. The Cardinals made things easier for Stottlemyre by scoring four runs in the first off Mark Clark (3-2). Braves 3, Pirates 1 ATLANTA — Chipper Jones singled in one run and two more scored when rookie right fielder Emil Brown dropped a fly ball in a three-run third inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. Terrell Wade (1-1) allowed six hits in five-plus innings for the Braves, who lost the first three games of the series. Mark Wohlers got four outs for his eighth save, getting out of a two-on, two-out jam in the eighth. Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians Milwaukee Brewers Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers Anaheim Angels Oakland Athletics Atlanta Braves Florida Marlins Montreal Expos New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres z-first game was a win W 19 16 14 13 12 W 14 13 13 12 10 W 18 16 13 14 W 21 16 15 14 9 L 8 14 14 14 17 Pet .704 .533 .500 .481 .414 GB 4'/2 5'/2 6 8 L10 7-3 z-7-3 4-6 4-6 z-4-6 Streak W-1 W-1 L-2 W-2 W-1 Central Division Pet GB .500 — .500 — .481 Vi .400 3 .357 4 West Division Pet GB .600 — .593 '/2 .481 3V4 .467 4 L10 Streak z-6-4 L-1 5-5 z-6-4 1-9 5-5 L-1 L-1 L-2 W-2 L10 Streak 5-5 W-1 W-2 z-7-3 5-5 z-4-6 L-2 L-1 Home 11-4 7-6 6-5 7-8 6-7 Home 7-7 8-4 6-8 6-8 6-10 Home 9-8 9-6 7-7 8-6 Away Intr 8-4 0-0 9-8 0-0 8-9 6-6 6-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 Away Intr 7-7 0-0 5-9 0-0 7-6 0-0 6-10 0-0 4-8 0-0 Away Intr 9-4 0-0 7-5 0-0 6-7 0-0 6-10 0-0 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pet GB L10 8 .724 — z-7-3 13 .552 5 z-6-4 13 .536 5'/2 z-6-4 16 .467 7'/2 6-4 19 .321 11'/2 3-7 Central Division W L 17 15 13 9 7 W 20 18 16 11 13 14 16 20 22 Pet .567 .517 .448 .310 .241 GB 3'/2 7'/2 9'/2 L10 z-4-6 5-5 6-4 3-7 z-5-5 Western Division L 8 10 12 17 Pet .714 .643 .571 .393 GB 2 4 L10 Z-7-3 4-6 5-5 2-8 Streak W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-2 Streak W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 Streak W-2 W-1 W-1 L-1 Home 13-4 12-2 9-4 8-8 3-8 Home 10-6 6-6 8-4 5-7 4-8 Home 11-4 10-6 10-7 7-10 Away Intr 8-4 0-0 4-11 0-0 6-9 0-0 6-8 0-0 6-11 0-0 Away Intr 7-7 0-0 9-8 0-0 5-12 4-13 3-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 Away Intr 9-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-4 6-5 4-7 AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games Toronto 6, Minnesota 5 Cleveland 7, Detroit 6 Oakland 4, Baltimore 3 Anaheim 3, Chicago White Sox 2,1st game Chicago White Sox 4, Anaheim 2,2nd game Kansas City 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 7, Boston 6 Milwaukee 17, Seattle 4 Sunday's Games Detroit 2, Cleveland 0 Toronto 1, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 11, Oakland 0 Chicago White Sox 4, Anaheim 2 N.Y. Yankees 13, Kansas City 5 Texas 7, Boston 6 Seattle 9, Milwaukee 0 Today's Games Texas (Pavlik 2-2) at Cleveland (Hershiser 22), 6:05 p.m. Kansas City (Appier 3-1) at Boston (Hammond 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Oliveras 1-1) at Toronto (Clemens 4-0), 6:35 p.m. Anaheim (Dickson 4-1) at Baltimore (Kamie- nieoki 2-0), 6:35 p.m. Minnesota (F.Rodriguez 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Mendoza 1-1), 6:35 p.m. Oakland (Telgheder 0-1) at Milwaukee (Karl 05), 7:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis 1 Colorado 7, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 3, San Francisco 1 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 0 Chicago Cubs 2, Los Angeles 1 San Diego 1, Montreal 0 Florida 9, Houston 8,13 innings Sunday's Games Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 8, N.Y. Mets 2 Colorado 9, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Montreal 9, San Diego 3 San Francisco 2, Cincinnati 1,10 innings Houston 1, Florida 0 Today's Games Pittsburgh (Lleber 1-2) at Florida (Helling 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (M.Leiter 3-2) at Houston (Holt 23), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Neagle 4-0) at St. Louis (AI.Benes 32), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Jones 4-2) at Colorado (Ritz 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Mercker 1-3) at Los Angeles (Nomo 3-2), 9:05 p.m. Montreal (Perez 4-1) at San Francisco (Gardner 2-1), 905p.m. Astros 1, Marlins 0 HOUSTON Darryl Kile pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in four years as the Houston Astros defeated the Florida Marlins. Kile (2-2) struck out six and walked three for his first complete game of the season and first shutout since blanking Florida on Aug. 17, 1993. White Sox 4, Angels 2 CHICAGO — Frank Thomas hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Albert Belle followed with an RBI single. Harold Baines hit a solo home run and RBI single for the White Sox, 3-2 on their 11-game homes- tand. Chicago improved to 1.0-18, still the worst record in the AL. Jaime Navarro (3-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. Roberto Hernandez worked the ninth for his fifth save. Pep Harris (0-1) was the loser. Orioles 11, A'sO BALTIMORE — Roberto Alomar hit a grand slam and drove in five runs and Rocky Coppinger pitched six shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles pounded the Oakland Athletics. Cal Ripken went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to help the Orioles to their seventh win in nine games. Coppinger (1-0) limited the Athletics to three singles before leaving after facing two batters in the seventh. He struck, out nine. Mike Johnson worked the final three innings for his second major league save. Ariel Prieto (2-2) allowed seven runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. Tigers 2, Indians 0 CLEVELAND — Detroit snapped a 13-game losing streak against Cleveland, but lost pitcher Willie Blair to a fractured jaw. Blair was hit in the head by Julio Franco's line drive and taken off the field in an ambulance after shutting out his former team for 5% innings. The Tigers said Blair (3-2) sustained a fractured jaw and would be hospitalized overnight. The Indians were shut out for the first time in 104 games since last July 5. The Associated Press Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone slams home two of his 23 points In Sunday's 93-77 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Rested Jazz too much for Lakers Utah holds Los Angeles to 34.2 percent shooting and O'Neal to 17 points By BOB MIMS The Associated Press Francisco Cordova (1-3) gave up five hits in six innings. The loss stopped a three-game winning streak for the Pirates, their longest this season. Giants 2, Reds 1,10 innings SAN FRANCISCO — GlenaUen Hill hit a two-run, two-out single in the 10th inning and Rod Beck won for the first time since August 1995 as the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Reds. Cincinnati had taken a 1-0 lead hi the top of the inning when Barry Larkin's grounder got past third baseman Bill Mueller for an error, allowing Deion Sanders to score from second. Jeff Brantley (0-1) came on to try for his second save in as many days but loaded the bases when he walked Marvin Bernard and Barry Bonds, and hit Mueller with a pitch. He struck out Jeff Kent for the second out of the inning, but Hill then blooped a hit that fell in shallow right. Beck (1-1), who pitched the 10th, had lost 11 consecutive decisions. Sanders drew a leadoff from Beck, then stole his major league-leading 20th base. After Terry Pendleton flied out, Larkin's grounder took a bad bounce and rolled through Mueller's legs. Dodgers 5, Cubs 2 LOS ANGELES — Mike Piazza hit a 430-foot homer and also tagged out Brian McRae on an attempted steal of home, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs. Chan Ho Park (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in 6% innings. He drove in a run with a suicide- squeeze bunt and doubled for his first extra-base hit in 27 major league at-bats. Park held the Cubs scoreless on two hits before Sammy Sosa home- red in the sixth. Doubles by Ryne Sandberg and McRae in the seventh made it 5-2. Tom Candiotti relieved, and McRae easily stole third on the knuckleballer's slow delivery to the plate. McRae then tried to steal home, but Candiotti got his fastball to the plate in time for Piazza to make the tag. Todd Worrell pitched the ninth for his eighth save. He became the third pitcher to record 100 saves for the Dodgers, joining Jim Brewer (125) and Ron Perranoski (101). Expos 9, Padres 3 SAN DIEGO — Jim Bullinger took a one-hitter into the ninth inning and homered, and Rondell White hit two of Montreal's six home runs as the Expos beat the San Diego Padres. Vladimir Guerrero, Henry Rodriguez and Chris Widger also homered for Montreal, which is second only to Colorado in home runs in the NL. White went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs with the first two-homer game of his career. Bullinger (2-4) allowed just Chris Gomez's RBI double in the second before Ken Caminiti and Chris Jones hit consecutive home runs with one out in the ninth. Lee Smith relieved for the last two outs. The defending NL West champion Padres lost for the 12th time in 15 games. BRIEFLY Blue Jays 1, Twins 0 TORONTO — Pat Hentgen (2-1) struck out 10 and pitched a four- hitter. Last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, walked only one and retired', 17 straight batters at one point. It was his seventh career shutout and first complete game of the season. Bob Tewksbury (1-5) lost despite a four-hitter. An RBI single by Carlos Delgado in the fourth inning sent the Twins to their 10th loss in 11 games. Rangers 7, Red Sox 6 ARLINGTON, Texas — Bill Ripken, playing because Benji Gil was injured, singled home the go- ahead run in the seventh inning off Butch Henry (2-2). Boston led 5-0 in the fourth and 6-2 before Texas tied the score on Will Clark's three-run homer in the fifth and Juan Gonzalez' infield single in the sixth — his first RBI of the season. Danny Patterson (3-3) pitched two hitless innings. With two on and two outs, Reggie Jefferson hit a smash to first off John Wetteland. Clark dived to get the grounder, then outraced Jefferson to the bag to get Wetteland his seventh save. Mariners 9, Brewers 0 SEATTLE — Jamie Moyer, in his second start of the season, combined with Scott Sanders on a six- hitter and the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers. A day after the Brewers hit four homers and seven doubles in a 174 romp, the Mariners held Milwaukee to one extra-base hit. SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz, coming off five full days of rest, played a Los Angeles Lakers team that didn't even have 48 hours to get ready for the West's top seed. The result was predictable: The team that had plenty of slumber beat the team that looked like it was sleepwalking. Karl Malone had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Utah past Los Angeles 93-77 Sunday in the opener of their second-round series. And the Mailman was the first to admit Utah's victory came over a ragged Lakers' team. Los Angeles was coming off a come-from-behind 95-91 win at Portland on Friday night that wrapped its first- round series. "They were tired. Give them another day to rest and they are going to shoot the ball better," Malone said. The Jazz outshot the Lakers 45.8 percent to 34.2 percent, but Utah's 6-foot-9 All-Star was none too pleased with his 9-of-21 shooting from the field and 5-of-10 effort from the foul line to go with two blocked shots and a pair of steals. "I started the last series with a bad game also, but we'll go back to work harder, to play better," Malone said. "It was a nice win for us, but it's going to be war on Tuesday." Shaquille O'Neal shot just 6-of- 16 for 17 points — his lowest production of the playoffs, and forward Elden Campbell was 4-for-13 from the floor. "I was a step slow today," O'Neal admitted. "We'll just have to make some adjustments when we come back (for Game 2). We're not going to make any excuses — they played well, they did what they're supposed to," O'Neal said. Nick Van Exel had 23 points to lead the Lakers, who were outshot Brown headed to 76ers By JOHN F. BONFATTI The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Larry Brown will be named the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers today, The Associated Press has learned. Team sources confirmed that Brown, 56, has agreed to become the 76ers' sixth coach in the past seven seasons. He will replace Johnny Davis, who was fired the day after the team finished the season 22-60. Vice president Dave Coskey said the team would have "a major announcement" today at 10 a.m., but declined to confirm it involves the hiring of Brown, who resigned as coach of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Brown did not immediately return a phone call to his Los Angeles home. Terms of the deal were not available. Pat Croce, the president and part owner of the 76ers, acknowledged last week that he had an interview with Brown hours after he left Indianapolis following his resignation. Brown later said he was coming back to Philadelphia for a second interview this weekend. 45.8 percent to 34.2 percent. Los Angeles had only nine field goals in the second half and 27 for the game. "We just got outhustled," Van Exel said. "It's just one game. I think we'll be fine." Source: Chiefs' Collins asked to take pay cut KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dan Saleaumua wasn't the only Chiefs player to balk at a request to take a pay cut this off-season. Mark Collins, the Chiefs' 1996 most valuable player, did the same thing in a private meeting with coach Marty Schotten- heimer in mid-April, according to a source close to both Collins and Schottenheimer. Collins, a free safety, and Saleaumua, a defensive tackle, were among a group of five players Schottenheimer and Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson asked to take pay cuts, the source said. Tight end Derrick Walker, defensive tackle Joe Phillips and offensive tackle Jeff Criswell were the others. The source described Collins as "very hurt and very disappointed" by the request and added that Collins considered it "a slap in the face." Schottenheimer tried to justify the request, the source said, by claiming that Collins' play slipped the last five weeks of the season. Collins, who is scheduled to make $1.3 million in 1997, played the last month of the season with an injured knee. When contacted during the weekend for comment, Collins evaded confirming the story. "Regardless of what transpired," he said, "I'm a professional. I'll do my job." Chiefs public-relations director Bob Moore said Schottenheimer and Peterson were out of town and unavailable for comment. BMC softball salvages split with Dodge City Brown Mackie turned lead-off walks in the first and third innings into runs in a 2-1 victory over Dodge City in the second game of a softball doubleheader Sunday at Bill Burke Park. Dodge City won the opener 13-0 in six innings. "We talked aboyt it a little be- tween games about the sophomores having a little pride in their last home game," Brown Mackie coach Francis Flax said. In the nightcap, Ashley Knitter walked to start the Lions portion of the first inning, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on Ronnie Rodriquez's triple. Dodge City pulled even at 1-1 before the Lions answered with the eventual winning run in the bottom of the third. Trisha Mollenkamp and Knitter both walked, Brandi Bohm followed with a sacrifice and Mollenkamp came around to score on Rodriquez's fielder's choice. Knitter scattered just three singles to record the win. "She pitched well," Flax said. In the opener, Dodge City scored four runs in the first inning despite its first six batters not hitting the ball out of infield. The Conquistadors put the game out of reach with seven runs in the sixth inning. "We didn't handle their short game very well," Flax said. "And we kicked it around a couple of times." Now 20-25 overall and 13-19 in the Jayhawk Conference, Brown Mackie closes its regular season today against Bethany's junior varsity at 5 p.m. at Lindsborg. K-State sweeps KU after 7-6,11-inning win LAWRENCE — Todd Fereday drove in the winning run on a single to center field in the llth inning to lead Kansas State to a 76 win over Kansas in Big 12 baseball action Sunday. The victory completed the Wildcats' three-game weekend sweep of the Jayhawks. Kansas (12-18) went ahead 3-0 in the first inning after shortstop Joe DeMarco led off with a double down the left field line, advanced and then scored on an error. The run marked DeMarco's 200th of his career. David Johnson picked up the win for the Wildcats (10-20). The loss went to Josh Wingerd. Missouri wins Big 12 softball championship OKLAHOMA CITY — Led by pitcher Barb Wright, Missouri defeated Oklahoma State 3-1 Sunday to claim the Big 12 Softball Championship. Wright, the tournament MVP, allowed only three hits and one unearned run in the win, and upped her season record to 31-7. Mary Babb hit two solo homers for the top-seeded Tigers, her fourth and fifth of the tournament. Kim Slover added an RBI single. Trailing 3-0 in the seventh with two outs and nobody on base, Oklahoma State, seeded fifth, rallied to score a run, but left runners on first and second. Cowgirl starting pitcher Leanne Tyler gave up seven hits and three earned runs. Missouri advanced to the final with a 6-4 victory over second- seeded Oklahoma earlier Sunday. From Staff and Wire Reports MAURE WEIGEL lAuto - Home Insurance) Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron BILLS BILLS BILLS CONSOLIDATE $1O,OOO-$110/mo. to OOP - $55O/mo. $50 NO EQUITY REQUIRED 1-800-819-7010 HOME OWNERS ONLY NATIONWIDE LENDING CORP. Hours: 8:00 am-8:00 pm Loans Shown Based on 11.99% 20 Year Term at 12.39% APR. ORE LIC #0101969 (AD016) o ,. , , W« Deliver • Saliua Journal Nows You c Ust; »»».M>»"'

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