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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 14

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2-B THE BAYTOWN Thursday, April 24, Reynolds means trouble for Braves again ATLANTA <AP) - There's something about a bases-loaded situation against the Atlanta Braves that brings out the best in Craig Reynolds of the Houston Astros. Reynolds was in that situation Wednesday for the third time this season, and it cost the Braves for the third time in a row. Reynolds delivered a two-run pinch-hit single up the middle to cap a three-run rally with two out in the ninth as the Astros completed an impressive 7-1 road trip with a 3-2 comeback victory over Atlanta. "Reynolds keeps coming up with the key base hit all of the time for us." Houston Manager Hal Lanier said. Earlier in the season Reynolds had a grand slam homer to beat Atlanta ace Rick Mahler. His two-run double with the bases loaded Tuesday night wiped out a 2-0 deficit in the seventh and Alan Ashby followed with a game-winning homer in the ninth for the Astros. "When the ninth inning started, I didn't anticipate getting in the ball game," Reynolds said, alluding to a sparking pitching effort by Braves starter Zane Smith, who had given up only four singles in the first eight innings. Smith, 1-1, gave up a single to Glenn Davis with two out in the ninth and then had an 0-2 count on Kevin Bass, who then drew a walk on four consecutive balls. Smith, seeking his second Nicklaus' longevity due to philosophy THE WOODLANDS (AP) Jack NMcklaus 1 longevity on the PGA Tour can be traced in part to his philosophy of the game. "I take the position that golf is a game and if you treat it like a game, you'll be around for a long time." Nicklaus. who has won 71 tour events. 21 of them majors, said. "The guys that treat it like a business and get cautious aren't around very long. Money has never been the reason that I play golf. Everything I've had outside of golf has been the result of playing golf well." That's why. at age 46 and a millionaire many times over. Nicklaus teed off today as one of the gallery favorites in the S500.000 Houston Open in his first tournament since winning his Masters two weeks ago. Nicklaus was beseiged Wednesday by autograph seekers during the tournament's pro-am event at The Woodlands Country Club's par-72. 7,042- yard TPC course. He's taken one day off since becoming the oldest player to win the Masters. He took his wife fishing and she out-fished him l- 0. So Nicklaus returned to the sport he knows best and reported to the Houston tournament for the first time since 1977 feeling confident and rejuvenated. •'It reminds me of the way things used to happen," Nicklaus said. "But when you're winning half a dozen tournaments a year you have to pace yourself to get used to it." Nicklaus was an immediate boost for this tournament, which has had problems attracting sponsors and the top players in recent years. Miller tries to recover ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Complacency crept into Alice Miller's golf game after a torrid start on the LPGA tour in 1985, and she says she's stiil trying to recover from the effect it's had on her performance the past 10 months. "I just haven't been motivated and consequently haven't been playing well," says Miller, who dominated the circuit for six months a year ago before "falling flat on my face." She hasn't won a tournament since last June. "Those two things, motivation ard playing well, go together," she said this week as she prepared to defend her title in Golf the 5200,000 S&H Classic that starts today at Pasadena Yacht and Country Club.. "If you're playing mediocre, you can't get too fired up about playing. "When things are going well, you tend to want to rest on your laurels." she added. "I've had my leisure time. Now it's time to get to work." After winning four tournaments and more than 5310,000 the first half of 1985. Miller managed no better than a tie for 12th in a major event and took home less than 525,000 the rest of the year. She attributes her slide to mental and physical burnout. Not only did her early success increase demands on her time, but the pressure of playing in contention for the lead each week also affected her performance. "It's a lot easier when you're playing in the middle of the pack." Miller said. Putting key to tourney AUSTIN (AP) — The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf will be won or lost on the greens, according to several players who came off the course shaking their heads after the pro-am round. "I putted pretty badly, three- putted four times," Christy O'Connor, who finished tied for 10th last year, said Wednesday. The four-round tournament svas to open today on the Onion Creek Country Club course with 28 teams competing for §500.000, the richest stop on the senior tour. This year's event includes seven golfers competing for the first time. The rookie legends include Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Bruce Crampton. Howie Johnson, Dale Douglass. Bobby Nichols and Bob Charles. According to the players, the greens were very fast during Wednesay's pro-am round. "If they get much faster they're going to be very difficult. It's very important to get on the right side of the hole," Paul Harney said. "If you can do that, you'll make a lot of birdies. But there are going to be some three- putts out there." Don January and Gene Littler, last year's winners in the better- ball event, were among the teams expected to make a run at the $100,000 first prize. shutout in a row after blanking Los Angeles 3-0 on two hits last Saturday, was chased from the game when Jose Cruz slapped an RBI single to right. Bruce Sutler came on in relief and walked Alan Ashby to load the bases after pinch-runner Tony Walker stole second. Reynolds then hit a grounder up the middle into center field. "I didn't hit it that well, I just hit it in the right spot," Reynolds said. "I felt like after the bases were loaded, Bruce would try to get ahead of me. If he gets ahead of me, I'm in trouble. If he gets ahead, he's really, really tough." Reynolds said he decided to go for the first pitch if it was in the strike zone. "It just happened to be up the middle," Reynolds said. "It was down, a pretty good pitch. It was a split finger fastball." "I got Reynolds to do what I wanted him to do," Sutter said of the grounder. "I can't guide 'em. I feel bad for Zane. He pitched a heckuva ball game." The victory went to Julio Solano, 1-0, who worked a scoreless eighth inning in relief and Dave Smith pitched the final inning to gain his sixth save. "I had pretty good stuff tonight, better than the other day, I believe," Smith said, referring to his Saturday shutout. "It's a tough loss, but shoot, it's a long season, too. This time I walked one, and it cost me." Atlanta scored twice in the fourth when Dale Murphy opened with a walk and moved to second on Bob Homer's single to left. Terry Harper advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt and Glenn Hubbard drove in Murphy with a sacrifice fly to left. After Bruce Benedict was walked intentionally following a 2-0 count, Andres Thomas hit an RBI double down the left-field line. Houston starter Bob Knepper, allowed six hits, walked four and struck out three over seven innings. Smith struck out nine batters for a career high and walked only one batter. HOUSTON ab DormnJb 4 Hatcher rf 4 Garner 3b 4 GDavUlb 4 Basse! 3 Cruz 11 4 Walker c[ 0 Ashby c 3 Thon&s 3 CReynoids ss Knepper p... Pankovils ph Solanop Bailey ph DSmithp ToUli ATLANTA r h M 000 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 o o 000 000 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 000 000 ooo 3 7 Sampler! ChamMissph Moreno pr.. Ramirez 3b. Oberk(«U 3t> Murphy cf.. Homer Ib .. Harper If... Hubbard 2b Benedict c.. A Thomas ss ZSmithp... Sutter p 0 Washington ph 1 •b i h bi 4010 000 0 1 0 000 1 1 0 0 0 1 010 0 1 1 000 000 000 3 ToUU 31 1 » J H R ER BB SO CLEVELAND INDIANS runner Julio Franco dives safely into first base, as Baltimore's Eddie Murray applies the Cleveland. tag during Wednesday's game In (AP photo) Young, old key to Angels' start By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS California Manager Gene Mauch, who has been looking for a world championship formula for 25 years, may be on to something. After defeating Oakland 5-0 on Wednesday night the Angels found themselves atop the American League West standings with a 10-6 mark, one game ahead of Texas. So far in 1986 the Angels have won with a blend of youth and experience. Reggie Jackson. 39. is hitting .447 with four home runs: 35- year-old Brian Downing has five homers and leads the American League with 16 runs batted in, and 36-year-old George Hen- drickis batting .409. Rookie Wally Joyner. 23. has stepped in at first base with a .333 average, four homers and 10 RBI. On Wednesday, 25-year-old Mike Witt pitched a five-hitter, struck out eight and walked one. The Angels' right-hander recorded his first complete game since August 22 and his first shutout since April 25. Mauch started managing in 1960 with the Philadelphia Phillies and the closest he came to an October dream was in 1982 when the Angels won the AL West pennant, but lost in five games to Milwaukee in the playoffs. Rangers 9, Blue Jays 8 At Toronto. Larry Parrish homered and drove in five runs leading Texas over struggling Toronto. American League The Rangers broke open a 5-5 tie with four runs in the seventh against reliever Dennis Lamp. 02. The victory gave Texas a record of 8-6 and dropped the defending AL East champion Blue Jays to 6-9. Mariners 4, Twins 3 At Seattle. Dave Henderson's two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted Seattle over Minnesota to snap the Mariners' six-game losing streak. Reliever Mark Portugal. 0-1, walked Danny Tartabull to lead off the Mariners' :0th. After Jim Presley bunted to move Tar- tabull to second. Henderson fell behind 0-2. but then lined his second homer of the year over the right field wall. White Sox 2, Brewers 1 At Milwaukee, pinch-hitter Reid Nichols hit a double down the right-field line in the ninth inning to score Bobby Bonilla with the winning run as Chicago downed Milwaukee. Tom Seaver, 2-2, pitched six- hit ball over 8 2-3 innings while striking out seven and walking three. Indians 5, Orioles 1 At Cleveland. Brook Jacoby. Julio Franco and Carmen Castillo homered and Ken Schrom combined with Scott Bailes on a six-hitter as the Indians beat Baltimore. Schrom. 31. allowed three hits, struck out one and walked two in six innings. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1 At Boston, Dave Collins and Darnell Coles keyed a decisive two-run fifth with RBI singles and Frank Tanana pitched a three-hitter over eight innings as Detroit defeated Boston. Tanana, 2-1. walked six and struck out one in the numbing 40- degree weather, but was tough in the clutch as the Tigers took the rubber of a three-game series. Houston 000 000 003—3 Atlanta MO MO 000—2 Game-winning RBI — Reynolds (21. E — Ramirez. DP — Houston 2. Atlanta 1. LOB — Houston 6, Atlanta 9. 2B — AThomas. Benedict SB - Haicher i2). Walkerdl.S — Harper. SF Hubbard IP Houston Knepper 7 Solano (W. 1-01 1 DSmithlS. 6i 1 Atlanta ZSmithtL. 1-11 gi, Sutter ', HBP — By Solano iHorneri. Sanderson, Carl ton win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was a long time between victories for Steve Carlton and a longer time between shutouts for Scott Sanderson. National League But the two convalescing pitchers achieved those goals Wednesday — Carlton's first triumph since last May 20 and Sanderson's first shutout since Sept. 18. 1981. "I feel tremendous. I feel healthy. I plan to be healthy all season long." said Sanderson; who allowed just five singles, walked one and struck out seven in hurling the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0: Ironically, his last shutout was pitched against the Cubs when he was with Montreal. Carlton. as usual, wasn't heard from after he went 5 1-3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits while walking six and fanning the same number in the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Montreal Expos, the veteran left-hander's 315th career triumph. Dodgers 6, Giants 4 Mike Marshall and Bill Marilock homered and Fernando Valenzuela contributed with his arm and bat. Marshall and Madlock each had three hits and Marshall drove in four runs, including a three-run homer in the first inning off Scott Garrelts. Padres 7, Reds 4 Andy Hasvkins pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and singled twice as San Diego overcame a grand- slam by Cincinnati's Dave Parker. 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He will include training and showing halter horses, western pleasure horsemanship, lead changing and reining. Lunch will be provided Greater Baytown Quarter Horse Association has plans underway for their 3 day quarter-horse show, May 2, 3 and 4 at the Liberty Fairgrounds. Plans also underway for their Open Show at the Baytown Fairgrounds May 24th and 25th. Five play days planned starting June 28th. r

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