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D Kimball: Still tryingD29 Recreation D27 Stats D30 Southern Ulinoisan, August 14, 1988 SUNDAY Page 25 ..Is oston rtmake t 24 s BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox won their 24th straight game at Fenway Park, tying the second-longest home winning streak in major league history, as Dwight Evans drove in a career-high seven runs witji two homers and a bases-loaded triple Saturday in a 16-4 rout over the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox, pulling within 2l2 games of Detroit in the American League East, matched Pittsburgh's home success streak of 1978. The all-time record is 26 by the New York Giants in 1916. Boston's 40-18 record at home this season is the best in the majors. Evans' hot bat keyed a 19-hit attack, including 10 for extra bases, and kept the sellout crowd cheering, through the 97-degree afternoon as Boston tied a season high for runs scored. He homered in the first inning, singled and scored in the fifth, hit his 12th home run in the Twins pound Yankees, 12-2 D26 sixth for a 5-4 lead, and tripled during a seven-run eighth. Mike Greenwell homered, doubled and hit two singles. Rich Gedman drove in three runs with two of Boston's seven doubles. Mike Boddicker, 9-13 overall but 3-1 with the Red Sox, beat his longtime nemesis. He improved to 3-10 lifetime against Detroit in going six innings and allowing three earned runs. Tom Bolton allowed one hit in three innings, facing the minimum nine batters, to earn his first major-league save. The teams have split 12 games this season and play for the final time today when Roger Clemens opposes Detroit's Eric King. Clemens, 15-7, has lost two straight starts but has never dropped three consecutive out- traoght ings in his career. Jeff Robinson, 13-6, left the game after Evans' second home run and fell to 0-3 versus Boston this year. Robinson had held opponents to a .189 batting average, lowest among AL starters, before giving up eight hits and walking five in 5 2-3 innings. Greenwell greeted Guillermo Hernandez with his 19th home run, the third time this year Boston has hit consecutive homers. Gedman lined an RBI double and Spike Owen hit a two-run double in the seventh that finished Hernandez. Jody Reed had an RBI single and Gedman a two-run double in the eighth against Paul Gibson. The Red Sox, leading the majors in hitting and runs, continued to punish pitchers during their streak at Fenway. They are batting .342 with 26 homers in those 24 games and have outscored the opposition 167-77. Boston's second straight victory at Ihoinni over the Tigers came after a 2-7 road trip. The Red Sox batted only .229, lost four times in Detroit and fell out of a first-place tie with the Tigers. Owen singled with one out in the first and Evans . followed with a home run. Detroit scored in the second on a throwing error by Owen from shortstop but Boston made it 3-1 in the fifth on singles by Evans and Greenwell and a sacrifice fly by Todd Benzinger. Alan Trammell's three-run homer rallied Detroit to a 4-3 lead in the sixth. Tom Brookens, whose diving catch at third base stopped Boston from scoring more in the fifth, led off with a single and Pat Sheridan hit a one-out single before Trammell connected for his 13th home run. A crowd of 33,601 marked the 33rd straight attendance of more than 30,000 at Fenway. JS-'-'kMSs sprts Sik f Editor Li ' Scott Ace relief work putting Kisten in good position Aug. 20,1990. Jack Buck: Well, Mike, it looks like the Cardinals are in a pickle. Montreal runners on first and third, one out, the tying run at third and the potential winning run at first here in the ninth. Joe Magrane has been lifted and in from the bullpen comes Dale Kisten, a' rookie just called up from Louisville ... Dale Kisten can dream about making it to the big show someday but as a free-agent rookie, he'll postpone any down payments on a new Cadillac. Another , v, . n.,,,,n.u, ...,.,,, ih.m.-,....,..- year or two at his present clip, however, and... "He's been outstanding, really great," says Ontario Redbirds Manager Dan Radison, who last month thrust Kisten into the unfamiliar role of stopper. Ever since, the former Southern Illinois University starter has been turning out the lights on Class A rookie league hitters. Last week, Kisten saved iHMimwiM three games in four days. Fpr the season, he has eight saves. rNot bad for a free agent bypassed in the June draft, after which he was signed by the Cardina4s. Radison, himself a former Saluki, talked to SIU pitching coach Kirk Champion to get a line on his pew arrival. "He knows how to play, he knows how to think on the mound," said Radison. Kisten began the summer as a middle inning reliever. Soon after, Ontario's left-handed closer was put in the starting rotation and the right-handed short reliever was promoted to another team. Radison, who liked what he had seen of Kisten, gave him the short relief job. He's proven to be a natural. "He has great poise, he holds runners on well and he throws strikes," said Radison. Kisten makes up for a less-than-overpowering fastball with a steady diet of sinkers and curves at the edge of or just out of the strike zone. For eager rookie batters, those pitches add up to strikeouts. "You've got to be aggressive and throw strikes," says Kisten of his conversion from a starter to a reliever. "I've learned to adjust. You have to come in (from the bullpen) with a different attitude. You're not! going to face the same guys twice usually so I go with two or three pitches. I don't use my changeup at all. With men on base, I can't take the chance... "I don't know if I'll keep at it but I've done well. I've already been asked to go to the Instructional League." Kisten's stats are big league all the way. In 41 innings pitched, he's allowed only 30 hits and has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5:1, along with a 1.52 ERA. Kisten said his fastball has been clocked consistently- at 84 to 85 miles per hour, which is just under the major league average. "That's a mile or two faster than I was throwing at Southern," he said. i Kisten isn't putting any pressure on himself to become the next Todd Worrell, or even the next John Costello. He knows the astronomical odds of a free agent ever making it to the big leagues. He has a degree in electronic technology from SIU to fall back on once he stops getting batters out. "In the back of my mind, if I don't move up a ways to a fairly high level in three years, I'd probably quit, but from what players I've talked to say, you stay longer. I really can't say what I'd do. "Right now, it's all so new for me. It's great. I'm getting paid to play baseball, not much, but I'm getting paid. I love it." aula-- "!'s S-ip&p'v, 4 'U$iz&si 0 ,A ill 1 ::: ': ; . Si'-. J mm I AP photo It's in: Paul Azinger celebrates after making a hole-in-one Saturday in the PGA National Championship in Edmond, Okla. loyeir fw aoano s six-hitter CHICAGO (AP) Jamie Moyer didn't dwell on not having won at Wrigley Field all year. Instead, he concentrated on changing speeds and moving the ball around. It worked. With Ryne Sandberg driving in three runs with a two-run homer and a triple, Moyer pitched a six-hitter Saturday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was his first victory at home this season after going 0-7 in 10 starts. He last won in Wrigley Field on Aug. 15, 1987, beating the New York Mets 7-3. "I thought about it but I didn't dwell on it," said Moyer, 6-11. "I knew that sooner or later I would win at home. I wanted to keep the ball in the ballpark." That he did. The Cardinals managed only three outs on outfield fly balls although a 17-mile wind was blowing out. Inside r " tc r A record: Dave Wharton springs from the water after setting an American fecord in the 200-meter individual medley Saturday in; the U.S, Olympic swim trials. See D28. Three share Amateur lead E2G Olympic tennis makes return 27 o unser Jr, wins iROC title 029 Scoreboard National League O Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 D Expos 1, Mets 4 - D Reds 3, Braves 1 Pirates 10, Phillies 4 a Astros 1, Padres 0 American League D Rangers 12 Indians 3 D Red Sox 16, Tigers 4 O Twins 12, Yankees 2 O A's6, Angeis2 a Blue Jays 2, Royals 0 Orioles 5, Brewers 0 i3w team "The kid pitched a darned good game with the wind blowing out," St. Louis Manager Whitey Herzog said. "I thought it would be one of those 15-10 games and we wind up getting only one run while their No. 1 and No. 2 hitters did the job." Mitch Webster, leading off, had three hits including a triple before Sandberg, batting second, hit his 12th homer in the fourth. In the seventh, Webster drove in a run with a drag bunt and scored ahead of Sandberg's triple. Cub Manager Don Zimmer was pleased that Moyer broke his Wrigley Field slide. "I got tired of defending him," Zimmer said. "Sure, he pitched some good games that he lost but when you lose 3-2 and 2-1, the other guys are outpitching you." Manny Trillo, filling in for injured Vance Law at third, had two hits, scored a run and made some outstanding defensive plays. helps By Phil Weaner Of The Southern Ulinoisan If you should happen to see Nancy Scranton Brown on television as the r LPGA season winds down, don't get too upset if you see the Centralia native hug or kiss her caddy. You see, Brown subscribes to the theory that behind every good woman you find a good man. Or, in her case, some, good men. One of the men in her life just happens to be her caddy, Gary. He also happens to be her husband and one of the forces that has made this year on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, her fourth, the best ever for Brown. N Last season, Brown's first as a married player, was less than enjoyable and profitable. She finished 93rd on the money list with $20,461. "I wasn't happy living in New - .e1 if; a4 LJLL Centralia native Nancy Scranton Brown is enjoying her best season yet on the LPGA Tour. - . "i i r" '' AP photo Big game: Boston's Dwight Evans (right) is greeted at home plate by teammate Spike Owen after smacking a home run against the Tigers Saturday. EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Paul Azinger scored a hole-in-one in a wind-blown 71 Saturday and retained a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the 70th PGA National Championship. Azinger howled in glee and sailed his visor into the air when his 6-iron shot hit the front of the green and trickled into the cup on the 200-yard fourth hole. At that early point, he had a four-shot lead in the last of the year's major golf events. But Azinger followed with a double-bogey 7 on the fifth hole and had to work hard in the hot, gusty winds to match par for the day and finish with a 54-hole score of 9-under-par 204. Dave Rum; 3. -d-year pro who equaled ui career-Dest finish last week with a tie for fourth, shot a 68 to take over second place at 205 going into today's final round of the chase for a $160,000 first prize. "It was a totally different golf course out there today," said Rum-mells, who set a course record with a 64 Friday on the U calmed Oak Tree Golf Club Course. But with winds gusting up to 26 mph, Oak Tree showed Saturday why it is rated the toughest par-71 layout in the nation by the U.S. Golf Association. "It was a bear. I feel like I just got off work after working 12 hours," Rummells said. Jeff Sluman, a non-winner in six years on the PGA Tour, was next at 207 after a 68. Nick Faldo of England, a playoff loser in the U.S. Open two months ago, was another stroke back at 208. Faldo had 17 pars and a birdie in a round of 70. " Kenny Knox, Payne Stewart and Steve Jones followed at 209. Knox had a 68 despite losing three shots to par over the last two holes, Stewart shot a 70 and Jones had a 72. 204 205' 207 208 209 209 210 210 210 210 210 210 211 211 211 211 Paul Azinger Dave Rummelfs JeffStumati Nick Faldo Steve Jones Kenny Knox Payne Stewart DanPohJ Ben Crenshaw Mark McNulty David Graham , Raymond FJoyd Jay Overton, Tommy Nakajima Nick Price Mark O'Meara' Greg Norman 87-66-71 73-64-68 69-70-68 6771-70 69- 68-72 72- 69-68 70- 69-70 69- 71-70 70-71-69 73- 70-67 70-67-73 68-66-74 68- 66-76 69- 68-74 74- 70-67 70- 71-70 68-71-72 Ray Floyd, 45, also made a hole-in-one, with an 8-iron shot on the 171-yard eighth hole, but it wasn't enough to keep him in contention. Floyd, a two-time PGA champion, hit only one more green after his ace, had a pair of double bogeys and bogeyed the final two holes to finish with a 74 that left him at 210. But he wasn't the only one having problems. Defending champion Larry Nelson struggled to a 76 and was at 217. U.S. Open champ Curtis Strange also was at 217 after a 73. Australian Greg Norman had a frustrating 72 that left him at 211. Tom Watson's quest to become only the fifth man to make a career sweep of the Grand Slam events the Masters, U.S. and British Opens and the PGA apparently will have to wait another year. Watson, needing a PGA triumph to complete the sweep, struggled to a 74 that put him at 214, 10 strokes back with 18 holes to play. Jay Overton, the Florida club pro who was one stroke off the lead after 36 holes, played with Azinger and soared to a 76 for a 210 total. y AP photo Got him: Ozzie Smith of the Cardinals tags out Chicago's Damon Berryhill at second base during Saturday's game. Brown s ife York and he was commuting every day to work in Manhatten as the supervisor of a renovation company," said Brown. 4We were both exhausted. There are several girls who have their husbands caddy for them so we thought we might as well give it a try." She admits it was a risky move, since she had only won $83,345 in her first three years on Tour. Though exempt from qualifying for each Tour event this year, there was no guarantee that she could hit enough greens and thereby earn enough green to support the two of them. But the wife-husband merger has paid off. Brown is 28th on the money list this year with earnings of $82,838. "With Gary along, I started this season off really well," said Brown. "I usually don't play very well out West in the early events. With Gary with me, I was able to keep my mind on golf. I was able to concentrate on playing golf. I didn't have to worry about when I would see or talk to Gary." Two of the other important men in Brown's golf life are area golf pros Tom Wargo and Gene Carello. Carello, from Franklin County Country Club, worked with Brown as a teen-ager. She didn't play her first round of golf until the age of 15. At 17, she started working on her game with Carello. "I was a late starter at golf but Gene really helped me and got me going with a good, solid foundation," said Brown. "When Tom became the pro at Greenview (Golf Course) in Centralia, probably when I was about 20, I starting taking lessons from him. He is such an excellent teacher." Wargo, 46, has been a PGA professional since just 1979. But he's an accomplished player who qualified for this weekend's PGA Championship. He's also an accomplished guide when it comes to maneuvering Brown through the ups and downs of her game. "Tom was the other reason I played so well early this year," said Brown. "When you play out West earlv in the season (February, March and April), it's usually windy. Tom is such a good wind player that he taught me how to See Brown's team, D30 r

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