Page 12 article text (OCR)
a-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday, August 21, 19«7 Toliver cashes in last chance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For Fred Toliver, it was a last chance, at least until September. For Gary Roenicke, it was a rare chance. > > - ' • Both made the most of the their opportunities. After being told Philadelphia was demoting him to Maine of the AAA International League, Toliver posted his first major league victory Thursday night as the Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2. "I understand," Toliver said of the roster move. "I'll just go down and keep my same approach, try to get better. I'll keep learning, do the best I can." Roenicke is a part-time player for the Atlanta Braves, having appeared in only 48 of Atlanta's 121 games this season. But he has made his appearances count. On Thursday, he hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Braves over the Chicago Cubs 13-4. Phillies.......... ..10 Padres...... ..2 Toliver was being sent down to make room for Mike Jackson, who comes off the disabled list today. Phillies Manager Lee Elia promised the rookie he would be back Sept. 1 when the major-league rosters are ex• panded. Chris James hit a solo home run and Juan Samuel drove in three runs with two doubles as the Phillies moved within seven games of NL East-leading St. Louis. Braves. .13 Cubs 4 Roenicke hit a two-run homer in the first inning, capped a five- run sixth with a three-run homer and walked and scored the tie-breaking run when Dale Murphy followed with his 33rd homer in the fifth. In the sixth, with the Cubs at bat, umpire crew chief Dick. Stello twice checked reliever Jim Acker's glove after Chicago Manager Gene Michael had complained that Acker was rubbing the ball in his glove, and the Cubs lodged a protest. Metf........ .....:......7 Giants ..4 Barry Lyons hit his first major league grand slam in the sixth inning as New York rallied to down San Francisco. Kevin McReynolds hit a solo home run in the fourth as the Mets set a team record with 149 homers for the season, bettering the old mark of 148 last year. Reds 5 Pirates .3 Dave Parker hit a home run into the upper deck of Riverfront Stadium, snapping a tie and leading Cincinnati. The victory moved the Reds back into a tie for the NL West lead with San Francisco. Dodgers .. 7 Expos 2 Although he walked seven, Fernando Valenzuela pitched four-hit ball for seven innings to break a personal three-game losing streak for Los Angeles. Ken Landreaux hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Dodgers. The loss dropped the Expos to third place in the NL East, three games behind St. Louis. Brewers .14 Indians ..2 Paul Molitor extended his hitting streak to 35 games Thursday night with two doubles and a single, tying Ty Cobb for the sixth-longest streak in modern major-league history, as the Brewers routed Cleveland. After lining out hard to center field to start the game against Ken Schrom, 5-10, Molitor doubled to left with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the second inning. After his second-inning double Thursday night, Molitor doubled in another run with a shot to the gap in right-center during the Brewers' five-run third, and he singled and scored to start the six-run sixth. In the ninth, Molitor grounded out to third, finishing the game 3-for-5. Tlfm. ....§ Twins.... .0 Doyle Alexander pitched a five-hitter over eight innings and Chet Lemon's two-run double highlighted a four-run fourth inning, leading host Detroit over Minnesota and a sweep of the three-game series. Blue Jays ..7 Athletics .......6 Juan Beniquez drove in his third run of the game with a fielder's choice grounder in Toronto's two-run ninth inning, lifting the visiting Blue Jays over Oakland. Rangers .5 White Sox.. .1 Jose Guzman pitched a three- hitter and Texas took advantage of Chicago's sloppy defense to beat the White Sox at Arlington. Orioles. ; 4 Angels,.... 2 Ron Washington's two-run double with one out in the 12th inning lifted Baltimore over host California, completing a three- game sweep of the Angels. Mariners 4 Yankees 3 Harold Reynolds' bases- loaded sacrifice fly in the 12th inning gave Seattle its victory over New York at the Kingdome. snapping the Mariners' six- game losing streak. With one out in-the bottom of the 12th, Dave Valle singled, Mickey Brantley walked and Rey Quinones singled to load the bases off reliever Brad Arnsberg. Reynolds followed with a long fly to center that was caught, but Valle jogged home. Mike Pagliarulo hit his 27th and 28th homers for the Yankees. Basketball team gets scare INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. men's basketball got a scare, women's softball and gymnastics got a gold, and U.S. boxers are getting routed by Cubans at the Pan American Games. With just the weekend left for these 16-day games, Americans had a medal stash of 339, including 158 gold, 108 silver and 73 bronze. They can still give away half their loot and be comfortably ahead of Canada, next with 157, 30 gold. Cuba is in third place with 153 medals, 60 gold. Puerto Rico almost got in the way of the basketball team's drive for gold. Thursday's game had a different twist because the United States won by only five points — 80-75 — instead of its usual 30- point walkovers. There were no struggles at the softball field where the U.S. women, who have overwhelmed everyone since the games began, won the gold with a 4-1 victory over Puerto Rico. U.S. men had to settle for a silver after being beaten by Canada 21. In gymnastics, the outcome was expected — a U.S. team gold. The hero was not. Instead of national champion Kristie Phillips leading the charge, it was Sabrina Mar. whose consistency made up for her teammates' mistakes on the balance beam and floor exercise. In boxing, Cubans continued to dominate, beating Americans Michael Bent and Frank Liles while finishing off a semifinals rout that put 10 Cubans into the finals of 12 weight divisions. SOFTBALL Michele Granger, Ella Vilche and Rhonda Wheatley combined on the two-hitter against Puerto Rico. For the tournament, the three pitchers combined to allow only one run in 60 innings. They gave up 10 hits while striking out 105 and walking 10. Opposing batters had an .052 batting average against them. The Canadian men won the gold behind the pitching of Rob Scheller and Glen Jevne. GYMNASTICS Even with mistakes, the unchallenged U.S. team broke its own 24-year-old Pan Am record with a score of 385.95. The old record is 384.21. Cuba won the silver and Canada took the bronze. Mar, of Monterey Park, Calif., scored a 9.85 in the floor exercise and a 9.825 on the vault. She led the individual standings with 77.55. followed by Phillips at 77.475. Phillips. 15, of Baton Rouge. La., fell off the balance beam while trying to make a simple turn, but climbed back on and did her famous back-bending headstand for a 9.30. BOXING Michael Collins, a 119- pounder. and Todd Foster, at 139 pounds, were the lone bright spots for the U.S. team, winning easy decisions to move into the finals. Foster, on the other hand, probably will have his hands full with Candelario Duvergel. the defending Pan Am champion, who stopped Daneil Gueto of Panama in the first round. TENNIS Al Parker, of Claxton. Ga., beat Miguel Nido of Puerto Rico 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals in men's singles. The U.S. mixed doubles team of Patrick McEnroe, John's younger brother, and Jane Holdren lost to Juan Pinto and Belkis Rodriguez of Cuba 6-4, 4-6.7-6. Srorrhoiml BDA standings Here are team rtandlngs tor the Baytown Dirt Auociation: Team No. 6 • Tenacious 8 Dan Vipers 7 Dart Rangers 2 Dlddters I Team No. 5 1 .101 10* i-3 WP - Ford. LP -Lee. HR Trinity: Philadelphia 10. San Diego 1 IrtPreatyterian ....... «n a*- II litChrittlan ...... .....100 IS- 7 WP - Heftier. LIP - Duimlnfton HR - lit Presbyterian: Murray. Sudden Impact ...... ...100 001-2 Nasty Boy» ..... ....... 301 100—5 WP - Moody. LP - Luiuford. City leagues THURSDAY'S GAMES Gr*c*n,kUax*Ul» Grace Methodist 005 8—13 Memorial Assmb.. 202 5— 9 WP — Littlefleld. LP — Woods. HR — Grace: Comancecne. SoiunlS.Galonl Soltex ...610 503-15 Gators 030 005—8 WP — Rhodes. LP — O'Reilley. Ctavrwf.OtDlnli Central 001 00—1 Chevron. 304 02—» WP — Arnold. LP — Gilbert. HR — Chevron: McManus. SW Barge «, Exxoa I SW Barge 200 003 01—6 Exxon Pluggers.... 301 000 10—5 WP - Winters. LP - Oakes. HR — Exxon: Troutman. ROMfidn 11. Confederate* 1 Renegades 901 12—13 Confederates Ml 01—2 WP — Fregia. LP - Bilnoskl. MoffwTl 7, PaceKtten 4 Pacesetters 000 04—4 Morgan's 101 32—7 WP — Morgan. LP — Robbin. Wcmcr 3, Trinity l Trinity Bap 100 000 0—1 Haiders ................ 300 100—5 Generic* .............. 401 iox~« WP - Fickey. LP - Ybarra. Parti IT, Maattti i IMMila ................ 10 2 1-4 'Bucks ...... ........... 4011 2—17 WP - Cardona. LP - Monaghan. Smooth Operator! win by forfeit. NL standings NATIONAL LEAGUE .5*2 .558 .525 .504 .438 Pet. 59 .516 59 .516 59 .512 66 .450 69 .430 72 .405 W L Pet. St. Louis 70 50 .583 New York 68 53 Montreal. ....67 53 Philadelphia 63 57 Chicago 61 60 Pittsburgh 53 68 WoMDtvfctan W L Cincinnati 63 San Francisco 63 Houston 62 Los Angeles 54 Atlanta 52 San Diego 49 Tburatay'f gum* New York 7. San Francisco 4 Houston 5, St. Louis 4 Atlanta 13. Chicago 4 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3 Los Angeles 7. Montreal 2 GB 2V4 3 7 S'/i GB Houiton (Deshales 10-4) It Chicago (Lynch l-») Lot Angeles (W«kh 11-7 and Levy 3-D) at Philadelphia (lUwley 15-5 and K.Gro»il-10),J, Uwo-n) St. Louii (Tutor 3-11 at Cincinnati (Hoffman 8-8), (n) San FrancUco (Dravecky 6-9) at Montreal (Martinez7-1), (n) San Diejc (Jon** 5-4) at New York (Darling 10-7). (n) Pittsburgh (Fisher 7-8) at Atlanta (Smith 12-7), (n) Lot Angeles at Philadelphia Houiton at Chicago St. Louis at Cincinnati, (n) San Diego at New York, (n) San Francl»co at Montreal, (n) Pittsburgh at Atlanta, (n) tadBjr'iOsVM* San Francisco at Montreal San Diego at New York LOG Angeles at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Atlanta St. Louis at Cincinnati Houston at Chicago AL standings AMERICAN LEAGUE EMtDtvttM W L Pet GB Detroit 71 47 .602 Toronto n 49 ,595 '.» Chicago..........4» 71 .«M 15'/i Detroit«, Mlnnewta 0 Toronto 7, Oakland « Milwaukee 14, Cleveland 2 Texas 5, Chicago 1 Baltimore 4, California 2, 12 Inn- Ingi Seattle 4, New York 3,12 innings Only game* scheduled New York 6S Milwaukee 64 — Boston 57 63 .570 314 .529 8U .475 15 u S 10'i 13M: Baltimore 5« 65 .463164 Cleveland 46 75 .3*0 26'-, WcatDtvlata) W L Minnesota 66 57 Oakland 61 Kansas City 60 PcL GB .537 ,504 4 .500 4',i California 60 62 .432 5'j Texas : 57 63 .475 ~v* SeattJe. -57 64 .471 8 Detroit (Taiun* 11-7 and Petry "' 5) at Cleveland (Yett J-5 and Far- rein 0),2, (t-n) Minnesota (Viola 14-7) at Boston (Clemens 11-7), (n) Kansas City (O.Jackson «-14) at Milwaukee (Barter 1-0), (n) ditcago (Lont M) at Texas (Harris 5»),(n) Toronto (Ntekro 7-12) at California (Reusi 3-1), (n) New York (Guidry 3-7) at Oakland (Onliveros6-6), (n) Baltimore (Flanagan 2-5) at Seattle (Moore 5-15), i n) NL leaders NATIONAL LatAGUE rutltm <M6 at bats)—Gwynn, San Diego, .3€7; Raines, Montreal, .336; Galarraga. Montreal, .328: Guerrero. Los Angeles. .3M; MThompson, Philadelphia. .321. Rat*-EDavis, Cincinnati, 104; Gwynn. San Diego. »5; Samuel, Philadelphia, 91; Raines. Montreal, 90; Coleman, StLouis, 88. RBI-Dawson, Chicago. 104. Wallach, Montreal. 104; JClark, SU-ouls, 99: EDavis. Cincinnati. M; Schmidt. Philadelphia. 85. Mttt-Gwynn. San Diego, 165, Doran. Houston. 138; Hatcher, Houston, 136; McGee, StLouis, IX: Samuel, Philadelphia, 136. Dwbtaa-Wallach. Montreal. 36. Galarraga, Montreal, 31; Gwynn. San Diego. 30. VanSlyke. Pittsburgh, 30, Hayes, Philadelphia. Raiders may change address OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - They were once the Oakland Raiders. Now, they are the Los Angeles Raiders. Next, could it be the Irwindale Raiders? Raiders owner Al Davis signed an agreement Thursday to build a 65.000-seat stadium in the liny, industrial city of Irwindale, 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Davis was given a $10 million non-refundable check by representatives of Irwindale as part of a S115 million loan to build the stadium on an 80-acre, 160-foot-deep gravel and rock pit. The agreement was signed by Davis, the Raiders' managing general partner, and three negotiators for Irwindale. after a day of meetings. Representing the city were Charles Martin, city manager: Fred Light, development consultant, and Xavier Hermosilla. chief negotiator. Raiders spokesman John Herrera confirmed the signing and said the team would hold a press conference at noon. PDT. Friday at team headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. "A memorandum of agreement has been signed between Irwindale and the Los Angeles Raiders whereby the Raiders will build a stadium to play their NFL seasons on a site adjacent to the 210 Freeway in Irwindale," Herrera said". The agreement calls for the Raiders lo build a 65.000-seat "state of the art" stadium including luxury boxes, a team hall of fame, practice facilities and executive offices, and parking lots in Irwindale, Herrera said. Herrera said the Raiders plan to move whenever they can. "U is difficult to establish a specific time frame with the number of variables involved in building a stadium," Herrera said. "But we'd like to be in there as soon as possible." Although the 11-page document covered tt; -t eventualities, it remai; unclear whether the Raiucrs would abandon their pracuct- field in El Segundo for the tiny, industrial citv. "A lot of details remain to evolve." Herrera said. The biggest detail to be worked out between the Raiders and Irwindale concerns the property to be used for a parking lot, which is under the control of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The Irwindale City Council voted 3-1 in favor of the main agreement at a council meeting Wednesday, agreeing to lend the Raiders $10 million in up-front forfeitable cash. The cash advance had been a major obstacle in the negotiations. The Raiders have been looking for an alternative site to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the team's current home, since plans fell through last April for a stadium renovation project involving luxury boxes. The Raiders, who moved to Los Angeles from Oakland in 1982, have a lease to play home games in the Coliseum through Hr3L The Raiders believe that lease was breached when the Coliseum failed lo build the luxury boxes. Astro sweep bitter for Card fan From Page l-B this year, 1 managed to maintain confidence in'Hal Laniers men. When they recently began a modest winning streak, my mouth started to water at the thought of a drive to the West Division pennant. Still. 1 realized that the test of my fanship would come this week when the Cardinals paid a three-day visit to Houston. Who does a guy root for in a situation like this, anyway'.' 1 decided to sit back and let the chips fall where they may. Unfortunately, following Thursday afternoon's 5-4 victory over the Cardinals, the Astros swept the Birds out of town. Enough is enough. With the Cardinals' once-impressive lead in the East Division shrinking by the day. I couldn't stand by and cheer the local contingent. So, I decided to do something draslic. No. I didn't go home and kick the dog. I didn't even kick in the radio in my car's dashboard. What 1 did was turn down the sound while Hamilton set up those wonderful highlights of the series finale. I didn't think I could stomach listening to replays of Bill Doran's three-run homer or Glenn Davis' sacrifice fly. I tried to forget about what occurred and prepare for the stretch drive. It's time to leave the Aslro-rooting to the native sons and spend some time contemplating the plight of the Cardinals, With two diehard New York MeLs fans in my midst - I'd like- to have them in my mitts -- it's not easy reporting to work these days. Nothing would make me less pleased than to see the Cards do a fold routine and hand those Big Apple bozos first place on a platter. If that scenario comes lo pass, it wouldn't be beneath me to ask the Astros for forgiveness and jump back on their bandwagon. Even if they did slap my favorite team in the face this week, RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 MICHELIN Wl OOT 'IM FULLER TIRE CO. Goehring leads team to championship f*f 3tt iMys wr ffwuillw* (wWfiww". Nv M It »tp« tf wMi Nt MMty Dwm ** Only (wHfc^vJcftAt). BUY A SIMMONS 5 154" Ni-Liitn 7i50 Nf SAVAGI $229.95 3" Mo fl Pump £, $ 10°° THIS IS SAVAGE'S MST MODEL NOT THI CHEAP L MODEL! Savage's Nit $245.95 STEEL 7-Shot Riot 12 9 a. 3" Mag. Only M59" •OTHFM HAHII OMIT IM $ 402" BUT A »H*NGTON 700 AT 191* OtALM COST AND GET A S1S9.95 3.9 40mm AftMOfttO SCOfffOftONlYMO"! REMINGTON 1100 12 GA. VENT RIB D€LUXE ONlf FINISH 30" MOD. 161.00 KLOW "19W" S9CA*S D€ALERC05T. *3>¥" 60% TRIANGLE GUN SUPPLY Kristen Goehring, the 15-year- old granddaughter of Bob and Estella Delcoure of Baytown, recently helped guide her Shelbyville, Tenn.. basketball team to the Amateur Athletic Association national championship in the 15-and-under division. After a record-setting season as a sophomore on the Jackson (Tenn.) Northside High School team, Goehring was selected to play on the 1987 AAU-USA SPORTS BRIEFS Junior Olympics squad. The Shelbyville team went through the double-elimination tournament undefeated, beating teams from Indiana, New Jersey, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The margin of victory averaged 20 points. In the championship game, Shelbyville defeated pre-tourney DO o o a a Announcing an Offer you'll have absolutely no interest in til 1988 No interest charges until Febniary 24.19W. And no monthly payment until April 1,1988. That's the deal when yon use the John Deere Credit Card or Finance Plan to buy a new 210, 212. 214 or 216 Tractor — 10, 12. 14 or 16 horsepower. A 20 percent down payment is required. Sec us soon. Offer expires November I. HIH TRACTOR and LAWN EQUIPMENT 47A ?OM favorite Oak Ridge (Tenn.) 6754. Playing the guard position for the first time, Goehring averaged 11 points and 14 rebounds per game in the tourney. She also totaled 26 blocked shots and 28 assists. Goehring is the daughter of Ray and Carrie Goehring, both of whom were outstanding high school basketball players. After leading his Robert E. Lee team to the state playoffs, Ray went on to play for University of Houston and University of Tennessee. Suns look lo Mavs DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks probably will be one of the teams the Phoenix Suns will contact soon in their quest for a center, Mavericks officials said. The Suns' 7-2 Nick Vanos died Sunday in the Northwest Airlines crash in Detroit. The National Basketball League team still has 33-year-old Alvan Adams but have traded second- year center William Bedford lo Detroit. Center James Edwards' future is uncertain as one of five past or present Phoenix players under indictment in a drug investigation. "We haven't called, they haven't called, but it's obvious we have a little depth at center." Mavericks general manager Norm Sonju said. "They are in a time of tragfedy, and we aren't going to make any quick moves." Francis to start THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Rookie cornerback Ron Francis, a second-round draft pick from Baylor, will make his first start for the Dallas Cowboys Saturday night in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49crs, Coach Tom Landry said Thursday. Landry wouldn't label Francis' promotion as permament. "He's surely in competition for it. It's an open position. Francis has done everything, or pro- ably a little more than I thought he would do at this stage. We played well against San Diego last week," Landry said. "U will be a good test for him," he added. "He won't be perfect. But as long as he's competitive, that's the thing that will sell a defensive back on you." Wide receiver Mike Renfro, who missed the »-o loss to San Dtego, will also play Saturday. Danny White will start at quarterback and play a half.