Johnson City Press from Johnson City, Tennessee on August 2, 1986 · 21
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1 V JOHNSON CITY PRESS Saturday August 2 1986 Page 21 Stones homer lifts Phillies past Cubs -4-3 The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA- Jeff Stones one-out home run in the 11th inning off reliever Frank DiPino lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday night Kent Tekulve who pitched one hitless inning won his fourth game against one defeat Loser DiPino 1-5 who had entered the game in the 10th and struck out the side struck out Gary Redus to open the 11th before Stone connected for his fourth home run of Inn opnqnn The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the eighth on an RBI double by John Russell after a costly throwing error by shortstop Shawon Dunston But the Cubs retaliated in the ninth with Jody Davis leadolT homer off Steve Bedro-sian The homer was Davis 14th Glenn Wilson hit a routine grounder to Dunston to lead off the Phillies eighth but the shortstop threw the ball into the first-base seats allowing Wilson to go to second Russell then doubled off Ed Lynch Pirates 4 Cardinals 0 PITTSBURGH - Rick Rhoden pitched a five-hitter to beat St Louis for the first time in nearly three years and Jim Morrison hit a two-run home run as Pittsburgh won Rhoden 11-6 was in trouble in only one inning in beating St Louis for the first time since Sept 13 1983 He also hit a pair of doubles one leading off the Pirates three-run third inning against Greg Mathews 6-3 Twins As 10 1 MINNEAPOLIS - Bert Blyleven fired a two-hitter and became the 10th major league pitcher to record 3000 career strikeouts as he led Minnesota to the win Blyleven 10-10 reached his Nivens Betsy hold off Tigers By PAGE POWELL Press Sports Writer ELIZABETHTON The Elizabethton Twins have had trouble scoring runs lately The Southern Division leaders had lost three games in a row going into Fridays play and had scored only four runs in those three games But a team with as much offensive firepower as the Twins will not stay down long Sooner or later the runs are going to come and unfortunately for the Bristol Tigers the Twins runs came sooner Elizabethton pounded the Tigers 15-7 at Joe OBrien field Friday and got a good pitching performance from rookie Toby Nivens to maintain a two-game lead over Johnson City in the Southern Division Nivens went nine full innings and gave up 11 hits seven of which came in the sixth inning to get the win "I didnt have my good stuff tonight at all Nivens said "They knew my1 breaking stuff wasnt working and I knew my breaking stuff wasnt working so I was just going at them and challenging them "My fastball was moving both ways It was looking like a slider sometimes and it was looking like a screwball sometimes so I was just staying with that pitch Nivens cruised through the Tiger batting order during the first five innings while his teammates built an eight-run lead Then suddenly and inexplicably everything fell apart Bristol struck for 1 seven runs on seven hits in the sixth inning to cut the Twin lead to one "I just got nickled and dimed to death Nivens said "Every (jasehit they got with the exception of one was off the handle or off the end of the bat I was throwing curveballs and theyd hit them and I was throwing fastballs and theyd hit them too "It was just one of those innings where everything they hit fell in everything Despite the Tigers onslaught Twins manager Fred Waters stayed with Nivens in that rocky sixth inning "They werent hitting him hard and I dont have anybody any better Waters said "You cant get them out when they keep hitting those little flares Wadkins By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer OAK BRdOK 111 - Fred Couples admitting his attitude isnt very good and threatening to quit if he wins shot a 68 Friday and moved into a tie for the second-round lead in the $500000 West-' era Open Golf tournament "If I win Ill quit for the year I wont play another round this year Couples said after posting his 138 total for two trips over the Butler National Golf Club course - He was tied at that figure 6 under par with former East Tennessee State golfer Bobby Wad-kins who had a second-round 69 and is playing some of the best golf of his career right now said Couples 26 hailed as one of golfs brightest young stars when he won the Tournament Players Championship in 1984 But hejwent into a slump primarily1 he suggested due to a Dascball roundup career milestone when he fanned Mike Davis in the fifth innipg his eighth strikeout of the game Pad Sox 5 Royals 3 BOSTON Jim Rice had three consecutive hits and drove in two runs including the tie-breaker in leading Boston Southpaw Bruce Hurst 6-5 weathered an outburst of solo homers by Hal McRae Steve Bal-boni and Jim Sundberg in the fourth inning for his first victory since he suffered a groin pull in Minnesota on May 31 Tigers White Sox 5 4 CHICAGO Lou Whitaker hit the first pitch of the game into the right-field stands the 16th lead-off homer of his nine-year major league career in leading Detroit Whitaker also had an RBI single as the Tigers won for the 12th time in 16 games since the All-Star break Orioles 7 Blue Jays 3 TORONTO Rookie Tom Dodd hit a two-run homer and Juan Beniquez had a two-run double to lead Baltimore Dodds homer the first of his major league career and Beniquez double highlighted the Orioles five-run sixth inning which also featured a solo homer by hot-hitting rookie Jim Traber Starting pitcher Ken Dixon 10-8 struck out four and did not walk a batter before being re- lieved by Rich Bordi with one out in the eighth Angels Mariners 3 2 SEATTLE Don Sutton won the 305th game of his career and Couples share Western lead dont-care attitude at the end of the season last year "And it hasnt gotten any better said Couples who ranks a distant 96th on the seasons momey-winning list This slump Ive played about as inconsistent as I can Ill play a few bad holes then just kind of walk around trying to get the round over "My attitude hasnt been the greatest I dont give anywhere near 100 percent "Right now golf is about fifth on my list of priorities and I dont know what the other four 'are said Couples who has missed the cut in eight of 18 starts this season and hasnt finished higher than 14th - j Discounts on all Golf Merchandise We have the best stocked I Gary Hallberg and Tom Purt- pro-shop & club repairs in the Trl-Citlo a h " -iiTui pi itca ontring and other pace at 139 five under par Hallberg one of three tied for the first-round lead birdied his last two holes for a 71 Purtzer had the lead alone un- e hit into the water on his til 17 hole made double bogey nSv Chicagos Shawon Dunston Doug DeCinces and George Hendrick hit fourth-inning homers to lead California Sutton 10-7 allowed seven hits over seven innings as he won for the eighth time in 10 decisions He is now tied him with Eddie Cardinals win eighth straight game By DOUG JANZ Press Sports Writer He struggled He didnt always look pretty His pitches to many Kingsport batters were way outside or far inside at the plate And he walked five batters in six innings But Johnson City Cardinal pitcher Mike Henry got' the job done and in baseball thats what cpunts' Henry picked up his second victory against one loss in Appalachian League play as Johnson City defeated the Kingsport Mets 7-2 Friday night It was the eighth straight win for Johnson City 24-20 which remains two games behind Elizabethton in the Southern Division race The Twins also won Friday night Kingsport mired in the Southern Division basement at 1 J-30 will return to Howard Johnson Field tonight for another 7:30 meeting with the Cards Henry a 6-1 right-hander from Lutz Fla had his problems but he managed to bring a one-hit shut-out into the seventh inning when two consecutive solo home runs sent him to the showers But Cardinal manager Dan Radison was 'still proud of him "To his credit for not having his good stuff he pitched great Radison said "His first start in almost a month was five days ago Its very common for pitchers in their second start after a layoff to not have their good stuff Henry bothered by control problems and a knee injury had been pulled from the starting rotation earlier in the season He- models BUFFALO VALLEY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB BOpen to the public Threeeomes & Foursome only VI VU jfrom 7 em-2 pm For fiRepair Service by Bob Stark & & watches flight of ball as he Plank for 16th place on the all-time major-league victory list Indians 4-3 Yankees 5-3 CLEVELAND Don Matting Geronimo Pena appears to have earned his way back Greg Becker relieved Henry and pitched three scoreless innings giving up only a walk to pick up the save Mets pitcher Juan Marina a 6-3 right-hander from Puerto Rico also looked good despite taking the loss Marina in fact pitched better than Henry even though the Cards scored five runs in six innings on him But four of those runs were unearned Obviously the Mets had fielding problems "Marina pitched pretty good he didnt really deserve that said a disgusted Chuck Hiller the Mets manager as he made a bee-line toward the parking lot "Hes really only pitched one bad outine MHMOnwMSTl'ciub 1 m completes a double play" ly lined a two-run homer to snap a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning Friday night giving New York a victory and a split of its double-header with Cleveland In the first game Julio Franco While Hiller didnt feel like sticking around to talk about his team or Marina Radison had some kind words about them "Marina pitched excellent Its too bad there wasnt anything behind him He pitched well enough to win almost any game here Juan Marina is one of the best pitching prospects in the league lvadlSOH Said The Cardinals got their first run after Geronimo Pena singled went to second on Vince Kindreds single and then scored on a single by Mike Senne and an error Pena Kindred and Ed Looper scored in the third using a single a pair of stolen bases and a walk And two more errors Pat Hewes reached first on a fielders choice in the fifth and scored Johnson Citys only earned run when Reed Olmsiead doubled -Johnson City added a run in Dust off the old pool table and sell it with a Classified Ad Dial 929-31 1 1 mimm Sfi) 10 FOOT BLACK ALUMINUM MESH DISH UNIDEN RECEIVER MOTOR DRIVE COMPLETE INSTALLATION AND SERVICE BY WHITE-ELNA COMPLETE $1 1 95 PLUS! 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