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i inning illC LuU-i LL LU -iO gaiuC Johnson City added two in the second for a 4-3 lead which disappeared in the Braves three-run third inning highlighted by first baseman John Greenwoods home run over the rightfield wall -I -Pm-ARKIVa -Dan Hitt Ivon fiibt game of the season Saturday night shutting 'down Pulaski for thie final 'three innings in Johnson Citys 76 comefrdm-behind victory over the Braves at Calfee Park' What left-hander Hitt said later when asked 'how he felt about finally getting a victory and not a save was do's second home run of the season In the sixth inning1 1 Johnson City won the game in the eighth taking advantage of two Pulaski errors along with a crucial single by Calzado Dave Dickman' the third Pulaski burler was the victim of the eighth-inning Cardinal runs and took the loss Matt Murray started and was relieved by Errol Flynn in the fifth inning covering 15 innings Hitt said "my confidence level is way upMy fastball had a lot of move-7 li uia 1 UvU ik iut one BllUer" Hitt credits his current success to "all the work I got in spring training before the season started "Our relief pitchers were outstanding John- son City manager Jorge Aranzamendi said "Dan (Hitt) shut the door on their offense and our other pitchers did well We got behind be- cause we had a lapse in our defense but we came out of it The Cardinals and Braves play here again at 7 pm today Delyan Corry (1-0) will pitch Aranzamendi said "To tell the truth Id just as soon had a saVe( jsaid Hitt Who has had three of those genu- Thanks to strong relief pitching by Frank Martinez and Hitt that was all the scoring Pulaski could do' as one single off Hitt was the already this season only offensive maneuver by the Braves over the Talking about the fact that hes allowed only Winning their fifth trame in a row wasnt easy 7 last' six innings including the fourth pitched by one Unearned run in in pitching appearances rout rf rrwy -i- Whitaker delivers r' zs The Associated Press DETROIT Lou Whitaker pound for pound was a lightweight compared with some of the big boomers on the field Rut when the big punch was needed "Sweet Lou delivered Saturday for the Detroit Tigers roundup AL roundup 4 The Associated Prsaa SAN FRANCISCO In one day Chris Speier had a pretty good week Speier hit for the cycle in the first five-hit game of his 18-year career and the San Francisco Giants hit five home runs en route to a 21-2 rout of the stumbling St Louis Cardinals on Saturday Speier filling in for regular second baseman Robby Thompson hit two doubles a triple a horned and a single to pace a season-high 20-hit attack The Giants 21 runs set a San Francisco record surpassing the previous high of 19 "I hadnt been doing much the last month and a half said Speier who entered the game batting 191 "I had a long talk with my wife and I just decided to relax and have some fun Speier Kevin Mitchell Bob Melvin Will Clark and Earnest Riles each homered Riles hit his in the seventh and it was the 10000th homer in the history of the Giants franchise The -New York Yankees reached that milestone earlier this season "I guess it was good timing Riles said of his first NL hbmer "I didnt know anything about 10000 homers until after I hit it I feel good about making a little history but this game belongs to Chris Speier Right-hander Kelly Downs 8-7 pitched the first seven innings Sielding seven hits and two runs scoring twice in the fourth inning the Cardinals snapped a string of 30 shutout innings by the Giants John Tudor who entered the game as the National Leagues ERA leader lasted only two innings after allowing five runs in the second inning He fell to 4-4 It was the Cardinals fifth straight loss and their eighth defeat in nine games "Id much rather lose 8-7 Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog said "I wish we were playing a doubleheader today We would have had them tired out for the second game -Speier was the sixth Giant to hit for the cycle Last season Candy Maldonado also did it against SL Louis on May 4 Astros 6 Mots 3 HOUSTON Nolan Ryan' joined Cy Young as the only pitchers in mqjor league history to win 100 games for one team in each league hurling Houston to victory over New York Ryan 6-7 the all-time career strikeout leader fanned five to increase his National League- Pleasa tea NL Pag 17 Whitaker hit a three-run homer and Darrell Evans had a solo shot as the Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 in a battle of American League divisional leaders 8 "I dont guess on pitches Whitaker said "(Bob) Welch got me out my first time up He jammed me with a fastball The second time he started me the same way but I adjusted and hit good It went out of the ballpark The win was Sparky Andersons 800th as Tigers manager making him the first manager to reach that plateau in both leagues Anderson said "If I stay healthy I might be around another 15 years jSetroit Btarter Frank Tanana TT-4V alowedtwa runs on five-hits and struck out six in six innings White Sox 82 Bed Sox 7-8 CHICAGO Ellis Burks tie-breaking bases-loaded single keyed a six-run 10th inning as Boston beat Chicago to gain a doubleheader split 1 In the first game Dan Pasqua Greg Walker and Daryl Boston hit successive home runB in the fourth inning and Walker tripled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to lead the White Sox to Victory Roger Clemens struck out 15 and allowed only three hits in eight innings in the nightcap but didnt get a decision Clemens who leads the majors with 186 strikeouts entered the game with nine straight victories on the road His high this season in strikeouts was 16 against Kansas -City on Mav 9 AP LaserPhoto San Francisco's Bob Melvin slides past St Louis catcher Steve Lake to score New trends evident in first half of season Greg Maddux 22 is tied for the mqjor league lead with 14 victories He went 6-14 for the Cubs last year "I was just hoping to get back to 500 Carter and Fernando Valenzuela could be he said This isnt something I expected No pitcher has gotten his no-hitter yet A lot of pitchers however have been stopped for not stopping There have been 622 balks' compared to last years record total of 356 under newly enforced regulations that require pitchers to come to a "discernable stop in the set position The pitchers though have been at least partly responsible for a discerhable stop In oalls leaving the ballpark In a startling drop almost as stun- ning as last seasons increase home runs are off 24 percent At this point last year 17 teams had hit at least 80 homers Nine clubs bad This year only three teams have gotten to 80 topped by Minnesotas 85 Some say weather has had an effect-There were more rainouts in the first Wt -months than there were all last season and damp weather tends to deaden the ball Carter has heard all the theories A 10-time All-Star Carter is in the longest' homerless drought of his career He has gone 149 at-bats without his 300th home run which would make him only the -fourth catcher to accomplish the feat and is batting 212 since April "I go through a slump and everybody Please see TRENDS Page 17 going fast Home runs are way down and so are squawks about balks Arguments with umpires however are up The Chicago White Sox are staying home and the Minnesota Twins are winning on the road The Baltimore Orioles may not be the worst team in history but they do a good imitation And the Chicago Cubs will soon be seen in a new light Another big story at the All-Star break? Lively arms not lively balls Roger Clemens Dwight Gooden and World Series MVP Frank Viola are doing well as expected So are David Cone Greg Swindell John Smiley and John Farrell all of them 25 and under Cone is also among 17 pitchers to take no-hitters into the seventh inning Ron Robinson Nolan Ryan Mike Scott Doug Drabek Odell Jones and Tom Browning are in the more exclusive Close Call Club theyve come within three outs of Cooperstown reached 100 led by Baltimore's 113 rump accepts offer to act as Tysons career adviser Yankees 5 Royals 3 NEW YORK Randy Velarde singled home the go-ahead run in his first at-bat since returning from the minors and reliever Charles Hudson pitched out of a tough ninth-inning jam to preserve the Yankees win The Royals put runners at second and third with nobody out in the ninth and later loaded the bases with one down before Hudson closed the door for his second save After purposely walking George Brett to load the bases Hudson struck out Danny Tarta-bull and got Kevin Seitzer on an infield popup for the final out Mariners 9 Blue Jaya 3 TORONTO Greg Briley hit bis first mqjor league home run And Steve Balboni added a three-run shot in a five-run fourth inning as Seattle routed Toronto Orioles 4 Rangers 1 BALTIMORE Jim Traber and Ken Gerhart hit back-to-back home runs and Jay Tibbs scattered eight hits over six innings to lead Baltimore past Texas Brewers 5 Twins 4 MINNEAPOLIS Pinch-hitter Jim GantneFs two-out two-run' single capped a three-run ninth inning off Minnesota relief ace Jeff Reardon lifting Milwaukee to victory over the Twins Angels 8 Indians 5 CLEVELAND Tony Armas id three hits including a three-nn homer and Chili Davis snapped an eighth-inning tie with a tun-scoring single as California its fourth straight tot will be enlorced Cayton said he had been approached by Tysons lawyer about a settlement "but I not going any further on them There will be no settlement The next court hearing on Tysons suit is scheduled for July 19 In the suit Tyson alleges that he was defrauded because he was never told of the fatal illness of his comanager Jimmy Jacobs who died last winter or of the clauses in the contract that would allow Cayton to take over sole management of Tyson after the death "I feel like Tysons lawsuit is a very good one Trump told the Times "The contract is onerous and unfair If Mike knew Jim Jacobs was not going to be around that he was terminally ill I dont believe hed have signed the present contract His relationship was with Jim Jacobs not Bill Cayton Trump said he met last week with Tysons attorney and his mother-in-law before agreeing to the arrangement "I like the concept because I like Mike Tyson Trump said "Also because its so different from what Ive done before The Associated Press NEW YOFK Real estate developer Donald Trump has agreed to act as business and boxing manager for heavyweight champion Mike Tyson a published report said Saturday Trump the hotel and casino owner who bankrolled Tysons successful title defense June 27 against Michael Spinks in Atlantic City NJ told the New York Times that Tyson had asked him "to serve faintly as his career adviser and to help him with law- suits against his current manager Bill Cayton Tyson is suing Cayton in an attempt to void contracts under which Cayton received one-third of all of Tysons boxing earnings Tyson received a little less than $21 million for the Spinks fight alone Although Trump would not disclose details he said he would be paid a substantial fee which he would donate to various charities Trump said he would hire a boxing expert to help with decisions concerning future opponents The Times spoke with Trump by telephone on Friday Neither Tyson nor his attorney Michael Getting ready Donald Tramp Winston could be reached however and Cayton would not comment other than to say: "There will be no compromise of any kind no concessions My contracts are fully enforceable and Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet checks things out Saturday prior to practicing for todays British Grand Prix in Silverstone England Piquet will start seventh on the grid Gerhard Berger of Austria has the pole position (AP LaserPhoto) 'tfr 4 jf ni i Ml mtt iff unit i ft MMteUJ i 1 i i.

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