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THE BAYTOWN SUN jR^uschel, Tuesday, August 25, 198? 9-A welcomed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome, the San Francisco Giants said to Rick Reuschel: "Welcome back, the New York Mets said to Rick Aguilera. B;oth pitchers had strong outings Monday night to keep the two National League division races close. NATIONAL LEAGUE S;a n F r a n c i s c o beat Philadelphia 6-1 as Reuschel allowed five hits, in seven innings in ;his first appearance for the Giants after they acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh last Friday. The win kept them a half-game ahead of Houston in the .West as the Astros defeated Su Louis 5-2 behind Bob Knep- pet's seven-hitter and first com-; plete game of the season. The New York Mets moved within 3>•>.•: games' of the first- place Cardinals in the East with a M) victory over Los Angeles. Agifilera, in his first appearance since May 20, returned from an dbjnv injury to shut out the Dodgers on four hits for 7 2-3 innings. , •Che Giants got 12 hits against starter Bruce Ruffin, 10-10. and thVee relievers. Reuschel. it-6 with a 2.69 ERA this season after shoulder surgery nearly ended his career in 1982. struck out a season-high eight batters and walked none as he won his first game since beating thf Giants on July 22 ."I'm basically excited just : stjHi-being in the game when I \vas almost gom ; just three years ago." he said. "I'm excited tK-eause 1 have a chance to help .'.uildown tht k stretch Mets 1 Dodgers , 0 York go! the only run it against Lo* Angeles Ketth Hernandez singled in !he.fourth inning. Aguik'ra. 3-'J. who sprained a !!i;.:!iu-nt in his right elbow and -.-.vii placwi on the disabled list on May 21, rtftired 15 consecutive b.j(}crs from the third inning until i hi? eighth, when Glenn Ho!fm.»n .singled with two outs. . ",My goal 'A as to give seven >!iurifi. innings, and hope that 1 >s<is elfecUvf." Aguilera said. "Toe hiRUfSt problem 1 could have now is to worry about the injury a-occurrm^ I'm just gon- na -forget' about it, and hope it ««luys sou ml .Ka»d\ Myers got the last out in Ihe eighth and Roger MtiDowcll pitched the ninth for ins IMhsave Pirates .!,,.,.. ,, 5 Reds., 1 ....4 I'ltisburgh Mutppecl a four- fiame iosiiii> streak and extended ("incuinali's string of losses to five as Bobby Bonilla hit a three- run homer and Doug Drabek allowed seven hits in seven innings I>rabek, ft-io. won lor the fourth time in his last five deci- ^-ions as the Pirates won at home against UK- Redj, for the first time in H) games since Aug 22. 1'.«,"). The Reds' Tom Browning. 511. ttnik the loss Srorrhoanl ^^^H Returning home helps TNT....! ...:,;.1...^.JOO 001—2 - WP — Brown. LP — Willis. City leagues MONDAY'S GAMES LIOM5, Roy»l»l Royals :..;. 100 oil)—2 Lions: ;.i2u:ou2—5 WP'— Garcia. LP - Rhoades. AnfcTi 10. Turbiiutor 0 Turbinator. .•. . 000 00— 0 Angel's. 1.;.. 259 22-20 WP — Stockweil. Ttrmlnaton 11, Sun 0 Terminators...,,.; 221 7—12 Stars '.;.....,000 0—0 WP - Mulian. LP-Martinez. Video Attr. 1«, Sptrtli« Video Attraction ........ ax 67-16 GoodSpiriis ,. ! ..4ii 00—6 WP — Hamilton. LP - Kobinson ContateraiM », Dragon* 7 Confederates 1CH 031 0-r9 Dragons;.;.,..;,,;...021 Oil 2-7 WP — Bllnoski, LP - Risner. Nuty Boys 13. S. Smle* I Nasty Boys i.. 211 031 5-13 SthrnSales ;. ......000 111 5-8 WP - Cooley. LP - Wingate HR! - Nasty Boys: Hanks 2, Kulak. Hurricane* 19, Motor* LI SMC Hurricanes .. 800 131-13 Bytwn. Motors 081 120—12 WP — Row! an, LP - Tern-. HR — Hurricanes: Duhon. Kaaxi u, H1-L*«« 0 Hi-Ladies ..000 00— 0 EstesEs.xon 242 3x —11 wp-'Csthnner LP — Roachcll. MR — Exxon: Sjolander. RoyatalS, Bluer* 4 'Rovals. .'.,.. 442 «1 3-16 Blazers. .. : . .,, IXC 110 0- V WP - Dickersoo R»nd»irs7, Bl»«ril Randall's ±M 2W 0-7 Blasters 003 a>J o—'*' W!> - Smith LP — Arnold. TTuxtrbolu t, Mixers 4 M!«rs. OUO IU3~4 Thunderbolts 010 23v~8 W P - Snral LP - Choucii rUmnxbU, T>T2 Ramrods , . '. .<XM 153-!:! Moonlighters .. ..... ...132 201-9 Cedar Bayou .. L ........ 000 110—2 WP - Bird. LP - Eggleston. Busters.......^ ......... 202 30—7 Challengers .•,.'.. j. .;.... 103. 4x— 8 WP - .Mingo. LP - Wilker. • NL standings NATIONAL LEAGUE EaatDivUta W L Pet. GB St. Louis. 73 51 .5*5 - j New York 70 55 .560 3t Montreal .68 55 .553 4H Philadelphia . .. 66 59 .528 7H- Chicago... 62 62 .500 II Pittsburgh ......54 71 .432 19'i WeatDiriskxi ' W L Pet. GB San Francisco .. 56 60 524 — Houston ...:.... 65 60 ,520 '5 Cincinnati 63 63 .500 3 Atlanta ... L .55 63 .444 10 Los Angeles ..'...$& 70 ,440 10'- SanDicgo 51 73 411 14 Monday"! fame* New York 1, Los Angeles 0 San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4 ; Houston 5. St. Louis 2 Only games scheduled Tucsday'i |ames Atlanta (Puleo 5-6) at Chicago ; Sanderson 7 € t : Los Angeles > Valenzuela 10-11 1 at Xeu- YorK fCone3-2>, (ni San Francisco, i.Krukow 3-6 r at Philadelphia (K.Gross8-10>.<m Cincinnati (Power K»7> at Pittsburgh < Dunne 7-51 ,< n t Houston iDaruin 8-71 al St Louts Montreal fHeaton 12-5 r at San Wednesday's Ramea Houston at St Louis Atlanta at Chicago IXM Aitfelc* •( N«w Yorkl ( n ) San Franciro at Ptiiladelphla. (n) ! ' ••..'• • Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, (n) Montreal at San Diego. < n » AL standings AMERICAN LEAGUE EattDlvtalon W L Pet. GB Detroit Toronto New York Milwaukee Boston Baltimore Cleveland .... 73 :..74 71 66 60 57 48 50 51 54 58 64 68 77 W«*tD1vi**o« W L Minnesota. : . . Oakland . . California Kansas City Texas Seattle,...,.. Chicago ...61 64 62 ...61 59 ...59 52 60 61 64 S3 65 66 ^i .593 .592 .568 3 .532 "'; ,4S4 13'.456 17 384 26 P«. GB 528 512 2 .492 4' 2 .492 44 .476 6'i 472 7 419 13's IndianpJiJ... N.Y.Jtts..... Miami NewEnglnd.. Cincinnati Cleveland. .. Houston. Pittsburgh . . Denver. . Kansas City. San Diego. .: LA Raiders. . Seattle NAT1ONA N.Y. Giants . Washington . Dallas Philadlphia . St. Louis Chicago Detroit. . , Minnesota.. . Tampa Bay . Green Bay . . LA Rams. . . . San Frncsco. Atlanta Nw Orleans . .1 .1 0 1 0 1 0 i n .0 2 0 Central 110 .110 .110 .020 Wat 2 1 0 .2 .1 .0 0 1.C .2 2 1 .1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 X»N 'Ml 0 0 1 1 Fl 0 0 0 0 0 Central .200 I in .1 1 .1 1 .0 2 Wen .3 0 2 1 .1 1 1 1 u 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .000 .000 .500 .500 .500 .000 :667 .667 .500 .000 .000 EREN 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .500 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .000 1.000 .667 500 .500 35 40 31 30 40 41 36 31 78 52 50 19 35 CE 43 56 13 29 44 60 42 54 59 14 74 65 29 36 56 39 41 38 53 40 45 73 70 50 23 49 51 27 17 32 26 52 17 31 36 58 53 62 36 27 33 Twins end losing skid Mooday'i |amc* Chicago 6, Boston 3 M innesou 5, Detroit 4 Texas 4. Kansas City 2 New York 3, California 2, 11 innings . ; Oakland 7. Baltimore 3 Toronto 7. Seattle 3 Only games schedued NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L TPct. PF PA Buffalo ..,.', 1 1 o iw 21 22 Tbunday'i f ame San Diego at San Francisco !•••': FrMay'iganw Detroit at SeatUe Saturday, Aug. a New England at Minnesota Washington at Tampa Bay Miami at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at N'ew Orleans Cincinnati at Green Bay Cleveland at Atlanta Buffalo at Kansas City Houston at Indianapolis New York Jets at New' York Giants : : Denver at Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Aug. 30 Los Angeles Raiders al Dallas Monday, Aug. 31 St Louis at Chicago Molitor ready to lace Tribe MILWAUKEE <APi - Once again. Uie Cleveland Indians find themselves standing in the way of The Streak. The Milwaukee Brewers' Paul Molitor savaged the Indians last weekend with 10 hits in 20 at- bats. Molitor takes along his 38- game hitting streak tonight to face Cleveland's Ken Schrorn in the opener of a three-game series A hit in each game of the set would move Molitor past Ty Cobb. who hit in -?0 straight games in I'vil, and into a tie with George Sisler for the third- longest hitting streak of the century in major league baseball. Sisler hit in-11 in a row in 1922, The only players wiih longer consecutive-game batting streaks this century are Cincinnati's Pete Rose. 14 games in 1978, and the New York Yankees' Joe DiMaggio. whose »G-game streak in 19-11 has long been thought to be unbreakable It was the Indians who halted DiMaggio 40 years ago. "Cleveland's staff is; sort of a young staff and it makes it a little difficult when you haven't faced these pitchers a lot." Molitor said during an off-day on Monday. Molitor is 3-for-6 with five RBI this season against Schrom. who is 5-10 and has a 6:53 earned-run average. He had two doubles in three at-bats and drove in three runs against the right-hander last week. "I've had some success against Kenny, but he's had his days where he's given me trouble as well. If will just be a matter of getting ahead in the count and getting some good pitches to hit." Molitor said. The Indians' other scheduled starters are Rich Y.ett. 2-5. and Scott Bailes. 6-6. Molitor has not faced Yett this season, but had his troubles last week against Bailes. His only hit in four appearances against Bailes last weekend was a bunt single. In the 38 games. Molitor has 67 hits in 160 at-bats. a healthv .419 average. For the season, he is hitting .371 and only a lack of plate appearances — he missed 44 games \vith injuries — keeps his name off the: top of the American League batting list. Boston's Wade Boggs leads with a .362 average. While the nation's baseball fans watch him. all Molitor can do is study the opposing pitcher. "You just focus on who you're going to face rather than who you'd rather not face." Molitor said. "But you just try to maintain your own style and not adjust too much to what pitcher is out there on the hill." Brewers catcher Bill Schroeder. who has been there throughout Molitor's streak, isn't so sure that DiMaggio's record is beyond reach. "Everybody says it can't be done, that it's the one record that will never be broken." Schroeder said. "Who says it can't? He sprays the ball all oven He's the kind of hitter who can do it." By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Steve Lombardozzi says none of the Minnesota Twins is Superman. They just seem more powerful than a locomotive and faster than a speeding bullet when playing at home at the Metrodome. , Kent Hrbek's bases-loaded single with one put in the ninth jnning Monday night; scored Lombardozzi and gave Minnesota a 5-4 victory over Detroit, snapping the Twins' six-game losing streak. The Twins, first in the American League West by two games over Oakland, had lost all six games on the road in Detroit and Boston. They are now 43-18 at the Metrodome and 24-42 on the road. "It's a big night just to put an end to the skid," Lombardozzi said. "We had a talk before the game and nobody was going to try to be Superman. We are all in this together." Reliever Eric King, 6-9, gave up a leadoff single to Lombardozzi. King wasirelieved by Willie Hernandez, ! and Randy Bush advanced Lombardozzi to second with i a sacrifice. Al Newman followed with a single sending Lombardozzi to third and Kirby Puckett was intentionally walked. Hrbek then lined Hernandez's first pitch to center field to score the winning run.. i Jeff Reardon, 6-6! pitched the final inning for the victory. Blue Jays J.'. .... 7 Mariners... 3 Ernie Whitt and Tony Fernandez hit home runs as Toronto defeated Seattle at the Kingdome to move into a virtual tie for first place with Detroit in AMERICAN LEAGUE the AL East. The Tigers have a percentage of .593 and Toronto is at .592. Toronto starter John Cerutti, 10 : 3, took a six-hit shutout into the eighth, but Jim Presley hit a run-scoring triple and Dave Valle homered to make it 7-3. Mark Eichhorn got the last out of the inning and finished the game. Athletics ........7 Orioles... .3 Terry Steinbach's two-out, two-run single sparked a five- run sixth inning, and Greg Gadaret pitched five innings of hitless relief as Oakland defeated visiting Baltimore. Mike Boddicker, 9-7, took the loss. ; Yankees 3 Angels ......2 Mike Pagliarulo's two-out double in the llth inning scored Claudell Washington from second base and lifted New York over California at Anaheim. Rangers ...... 4 Royals — 2 Bobby Witt limited the Royals to three hits while walking eight batters in 7 1-3 innings and Scott Fletcher drove in two runs for Texas at Kansas City. Witt. 7-6, was relieved by Mitch Williams after throwing two balls to Lonnie Smith with one out in the eighth. White Sox , 6 Red Sox i.. 3 Garlton Fisk hit his 100th career home i run at Fenway Park and Greg Walker added a two-run homer, his 23rd, as Chicago beat Boston. OSU lands Terry's Pittman Hill season tickets available STILLWATER. Okla. (AP) — Center Johnny Pittman has enrolled and attended the first day of classes at Oklahoma State University but will not be eligible to play for the Cowboys until the 1988-89 season, says" Coach Leonard Hamilton. The 7-foot Pittman. who played high school football at B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg. Tex., has been released from his basketball letter with Kentucky. Hamilton said Monday. Oklahoma State said in a news release that Pittman is a Proposition 48 student. Although Pittman's score on the ACT entrance exam was high enough, he reportedly: failed to take the required number of core classes while attending Terry. Pittman averaged 21 points. 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots per game as a senior. From Page 8-A got hurt," Crowe said. Liberty will travel to Bridge City for a scrimmage or. Friday. Area notes: Season tickets for the 1987 Barbers Hill football games are on sale at the tax office of the Barbers Hill School District administration building now through Aug. 27. A five- game home package costs S1250 . .A "Meet the Eagles" rally is scheduled for Tuesday night Aug. 31 at the Barbers Hill football stadium. The 1987 Barbers Hill football team will be introduced along with the cheerleaders and band. Evervone is invited to attend. RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 ffl WU KH M KIT MT MMS 01. 9WTITM. CAM|HMtt MMB.' 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