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2-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Au«tut Cards 9 kid Astros in 7-1 loss ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that Curt Ford's been sidelined with a hand injury, it may be up to Lance Johnson to fill the bill for the St. Louis Cardinals. "But I don't really like to look at it that way," the slender Johnson said after fusing Tuesday night's 7-1 victory by St. Louis over the Houston Astros. "I just look at this as my chance. If I play theiway I'm capable of playing, maybe they'll use me more in the future." Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog said he likes what he has seen of Johnson, including a triple by j the left-handed hitting outfielder against Houston that started St. Louis toward its 4lst comeback success. "He's going to be a pretty good player, that young man," Herzog said. Johnson, who was promoted last week from Louisville of the American Association, put the Cardinals on track in the second inning. "It was a pitcher's pitch," he said of an 0-1 delivery from Danny Darwin, 8-8, that he hit for a one-out triple. "I was lucky I got on top of it. It was a high fastball." After Johnson's hit and Tony Peha's fielder's choice RBI grounder, Greg Ma thews, 9-8, failed to bunt but Vince Coleman hit the gap in right-center with a triple that put St. Louis up 2-1. Ozzie Smith and Jack Clark each doubled in a two-run Cardinals fifth, and Terry Pendleton hit ajsacrifice fly. St. Louis added three more runs in the sixth, enabling Mathews to coast with ninth-inning help from Bob Forsch. Srorrbonn .4W 4'.~ .4*0 S<-. .4UI 7 .416 13V. TtlKSDAY'S GAMES »— 15 o- o 4— 1U 0— 8 Killer Bees. . . . . . ....... .an Wildcats ................ ouo W — Kearas. L— Sexton. i Kelvin's 10, SMJ*C* Melvin's . '.: ....... ... ... 150 San Jac Hospital ...... . . 1 14 >' — Shelby. L — Uatizhorn. Bot!k»l,M<*«y3 Bohica. . . ........... : . . 101 033—8 Mobay ................. 200 'OUI-II W ~ Wingate. L — Monaghan. Rod's 17, Tte Wills ThcWall ............... 021 2—5 Rod's Sports Bar ...... .151 10-17 W — Slocum. L — Buckalew. NATIONAL LEAGUE EMtDtvWM W L St. Louis 74 New York......;.. .70 Montreal 68 Philadelphia «fi Chicago ...62 Pillsliurgh .......1551 Pet. GB .saa .55* -IS .524 .500 .43? Wett Division W L Pet. San Francisco.. J.67 Houston «5 !»',-.. Gl GB .528 — .518 ll-s .4% 4 .444 10'~ .444 10'L- ,416 14 Alliance Men ........... :!44 If!— 26 1st Nazarinc . ...... ____ 101 12— 5 W — ' Koquvmore. L — Slarett. \\\\ — Alliance; Nol;m. Harper. Alliance IS, Lakewood 10 Alliance Men .......... :il)0 237—15 Uikcwodd Saints...... 201 106—10 W — Gales. L - Suggs. HR — Alliance: Itexilius. Old River IS, Trinity* Old KivL-r Baptist ...... 75U 33-18 Trinitv Episcopal ....;. 012 06— 9 W-^Sylvia. L— Rios. Mobay », Contenders « Contenders . . . . . ....... 000 026—8 Mobay Pacesollers. . ; .'. o:n 101 —9 W — Kobbins. L - Pickard. Shifters 4. Satellites 3 Shiners. ..... ..... . .201 ww l— t : Satellites .......... .000 300 0—3 W — Ferguson. L — Sneed. Morgan's 15, Whiplash 5 Morgan's Patrol ....... 180 51—15 Whiplash ..... L....1..022 Ul~ 5 W — Morgan. Gators iz, Unmanagubks 7 Unmanagcables ... .. .-221 02—7 Gators.... ..... ....:.. .342 3x— 12 W — Hanson. L — Chancy. Sonics B, Hurricanes 4 Sonics . . :.. : ...... ..... . ! .20S 10—8 SMC Hurricanes ........ 003 10—4 W : - : llammitt. L — Holaiid. MR — Hurricanes: Salinas. B rum leys, B*l)lft3 Brumley Building...... 000 501— (i Bailiff F.ntcrprises ..... 000 2B1 — 3 W - McCall. L -Jones. Attractions I. BMW 7 BMW. . j... .:..:.. .....no 20:1-7 V ideo Attractions ...... 200 u:«— 8 W — Hefner L — James. UK — Video Attractions: Bielamowicz. Cincinnati 63 64 Los Angeles 5fi 70 Atlanta .....;...'.55 6» SanDiego 52 73 TuewUy • |unc« Atlanta at Chicago, ppd., rain Los Angeles 3, New York 1 San Francisco:), Philadelphia2 ; Pittsburgh I. Cincinnati 0 SI. Louis?, Houston I San Diego 5. Montreal 1 Wedne»d*y'«g*mw Atlanta (Pulco 5-6 and Dedmon 3:» al Chicago I Sanderson 7-6 and Mover 10 10K2 Houston itDeshaies 10-5) at: St. Louis'(Tudor 4-21 Los Angeles < Welch 11-7) at New York (Darling 10-8).:<n) ! i ! i San Francisco (Dravecky 7-9) at Philadelphia I Rawley 16-5). (n) Cincinnati I Hoffman H-9) al Pittsburgh (Kisher 7-8), (n)• i Montreal (Maninez 7-2) at San Diego < Show 6-15>; 11» Thursday's game* Atlanta al Chicago Montreal aiSan Diego, (n) Only games scheduled AL standings AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pet. GB Detroit .74 50 Kansas City ...... 61 M Texas ............ M) KS Seattle...... ..... 59 S7 Chicago ........ '..52 73 TuM(Uy'i|MM* Oakland 9, Baltimore? Boston 1, Chicago 3 Detroit 5, Minnesota 4 Texas 15. Kansas City 8 Milwaukee 10. Cleveland S California 5, New York 1 Toronto 6, Seattle 3 W«doc«d«y'i (antes Chicago (Long 7-<;» al Boston (Clemens 13-7), (n) Detroit (Tanana 13-8) at Minnesota (Viola 14-8). (n) : ! i ' Texas (Hough 14-8) at Kansas City (D.Jackson 6-15), (n) Cleveland (FarreU 2-0) at Milwaukee (Hlguera 12-»)| (n) Only games scheduled Toronto.:, New York. Milwaukee Boston .;.. Baltimore. Cleveland. .597 .. .75 51 i :5»5 ... 71 55 .5K! ...67 SB .5.16 ...131 04 .488 4 7'-_. .. 57 BS .452 -.48 78 ,381 West Division W L Pet. Minnesota (i7 Ul ,523 Oakland... U5 61 .516 California la M .4% Seattle at New York Cleveland at Milwaukee California at Baltimore, (n) Oakland al Toronto, (in Texas al Kansas 'City. 1 11 ) Only games scheduled NL leaders ; NATIONAL LEAGUE BMlinf (378 at bats)— G.wynn, ' San Diego, ,36H; 'kaines, Montreal; .335: MThompson. Philadelphia, .330; Guerrero. Los Angeles, .324: Galarraga. Montreal, .323. RUBi— EDavis. Cincinnati. 108; .Gwynn.- San Diego.: 98; Samuel, Philadelphia. 93; Kaines, Montreal. 92: Coleman. St. Louis. »l. ! RBI— Dawson. Chicago. 109: Wallach. Montreal. 105; JClark. St. Louis. 100; KDavis. Cincinnati. 92: McGec, St. Louis, 88; Schmidt, Philadelphia. 88. Hill— Gwynn. San Diego. 172; Doran. Houston, 146; Hatcher.' Houston. 145; McGec, St. Louis'. 143; KHcrnandez. New York, 140; OSmilh. St. Louis, 14U; Samuel. Philadelphia, no. Doubha-Wallach, Montreal. 37; Galarraga, Montreal, 32; Hayes. Philadelphia, 31; Hubbard. Allan- la, 31: OS-miln. St. Louis. 31, THpks-Samuei. Philadelphia. 12; Uwynn. San Btegu. 11; MThompson. Philadelphia. 9; Bonds. Pittsburgh. 8; Coleman. St. Louis. 8. ; Home runs— Dawson, Chicago, 41; DMurphy. Atlanta. 34: KDovis. Cincinnati. 34; • JClark, St. Louts. :«; 11 Johnson, New York, 31; Strawberry, New York. 31. SUtofl b*MM— Coleman. SI. , Louis, «2; Hatcher, Houston, «; KUavis, Cincinnati, 45; Gwynn, San Diego. 44; Kaints, Montreal, 4\. PHchlitf (10 decisionsl-Lcach. New York, 10-1, .909. 3.29; liawley. Philadelphia, l«-5. .702. 3.92; Gooden. NK* York. 11-4, ,733. 3.1)7; Korsch, St. Louis.! 10-4. .714. 4.43; Satellite. Chicago, 15-B. .714,3.71. StritoBUtaTrScott. Houston. 198. ttyan, Houston. 1»7; Kcrshiser, Los Angeles, 154; Valcnziicla, Los Angeles. 151; Welch. Los Angeles. 150: • '.!'... i , SivM-Bcdrasian., Philadelphia, 33; LcSmilh, Chicago. 30; Worrell, St. Louis, 1 26; Franco. Cincinnati. 24; DSmith, Houston, 22. AL leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE Bitting I37H at Daw;—Boggs, Boston. .362; Seilzer, Kansas City. .334; Maltingly, New York, ! :f»: DwKvans, Boston. .328; Trammell, Delroii, .324. :.; Runt—Boggs, Boston. 96: WhUaker. Detroit, 90: GBell. Toronto, 88; DwEvans. Boston, 86; Sierra, Texas, 85. , : RBI-GBell, Toronto, l6<; iUwEyans. Boston, 101; Canseco. Oakland. !H;Gactli, Minnesota. 94; McGwire, Oakland, S3, Hili-Boggs, Boston. 170; SeiUcr. Kansas City, 164; Puckelt. Minnesota, 155; Yount, Milwaukee, 154 i'Tablcr, Cleveland. 151. Doubles—DwEvans. Boston, 34; Tabler. Cleveland. 33; Boggs, Boston, .12; ADavis,' Seattle, 31; Mattinglyl New York. 31: Molllor. Milwaukee. 31: Sierra. Texas. 3K Triples—Wilson. Kansas City, 12: PBradley. i Seattle, It). Poiqnin, Oakland. 8; Fernandez. Toronto. 7: Gagne. Minnesota. 7; Reynolds. 1 Seattle, 7; .Yount. Milwaukee. 7. Home runs--McGwlre, Oakland. 39: GBell. Toronto. 38; Hrtiek. .Minnesota. 31; DwKvans. Boston. 2S; Pagltarulo, New York; 29; Snyder. Cleveland, 29 Stolen bases-Keynolds. St-attle. 41, Wilson. Kansas Cily. 40: K«lus. Chicago. 39, Fernandci. Toronto, 32: Molilor. ..Milwaukee.' 2'J, PBradley. Seattle. 29. Pitching (10 decisions)-Hen-. ! ntmiin. Detroit. 9-1. .900. 2.21. Cerutti, Toronto, lu-3. .769. 4.2S. Speier's home run carries Giants 3-2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chris Speier, once a young phenom for the San Francisco Giants, has now become an old hero. ; Speier, 37, hit a home run to snap an eighth-inning tie as the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Tuesday night. The victory gave San Francisco a I'/i-game lead over Houston in the National League West. Pirates .......:.......... ____ .1 Reds................... ;...... 0 Mike Dunne pitched a two- hitter for his first major-league shutout and Johnny Ray's first- inning single drove in the game's only run as host Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati. Dodgers ........... ____ . ...... 3 MAJOR LEAGUES Fernando Valenzuela pitched a four-hitter, struck out 13, and pitched a complete game despite walking eight as Los Angeles beat New York at Shea Stadium. Padres. ..... ...... ........ .... 5 Expos. .......... ... — .. ..... l Stan Jefferson and Benito Santiago each homered to highlight a five-run third inning as host San Diego defeated Montreal. Tigers ........ ....... . ........ 5 Twins ......... . ....... :....... 4 Detroit's Doyle Alexander beat Minnesota for the second time in a week with exceptional relief help from Mike Henneman. Alexander gave up four runs on seven hits in IVs innings. Blue Jays.'..... ..6 Mariners,, —...:. ..... 3 Fred McGriff went 3-for-3 with a homer and drove in three runs and Lloyd Moseby hit a long home run at the Kingdome. Athletics -» Orioles............ .....7 Steve Henderson and Mickey Tettleton hit two-run homers during a six-run fifth inning. Angels ... 5 Yankees.......,.-.,,....-..-.! John Candelaria scattered six hits in eight shutout innings and host California took advantage of a sixth-inning error to beat New York. Rangers - - >. — • • 15 Royals ....;..,. — 8 ;Ruben Sierra went 4-for-5 with two solo homers and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning. Red Sox.... 7 WnlteSox 3 Rookie Sam Horn hit two solo home runs and Dwight Evans reached the 100 RBI mark for the second time in his 15-year career. Mismanagement of Gainey could haunt Astros down road •brhbi 5131 5221 401 1 3111 •4010 3012 3111) 4101 4120 0000 ST. LOUIS abrhbi : 4010 Coleman U 4110 OSmfth ss 3021 Herr 2b 0000 JClark Ib 3000 McGee cf 0000 Pndltn 3b 4000 LJohnsn rf 4010 TPena c 4010 Mathews p 3010 Forsch p 1010 2010 0 0 II 0 II 0 0 0 1 i: o i> o It'll 0 0 1000 34 19 1 Totals Houiton 100 St. Louis 020 Game Winning RBI — Coleman (7). E-Darwin. DP-StLouis 2. LOB-Houston 8. StLouis ID, iB-Hatchor. Darwin. GOavis. OSmlth 2. JClark. Walling, 3B- LJohnson, Coleman. SB—Doran i2R), McGee U3>. GYoung (13).SF—Pendleton. llvrr. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Darwin i L.B-a) . . Childrcss Healhcock ,, ., Agoslo St. Louis MalhewstW.9-Ri. HOUSTON GYoung ct •Hatcher' It Doran 2b Cllcnlds ss Ashby c Wine c Bass rl GDavis Ib Caminit 3b Berra ss Walling pli Darwin p Chlldrss p Hclhcck p Lopes ph Agosto p Cruz ph Totals 35 7 12 7 000 000—1 023 OOx-7 41., 8 '-i 3 . 1 1 .2 II F'orsch.:. . .a ..1 0 Childrcss pitched to 3 batters in theSlh. WP-Matlicws BK-Mathcws. PB -Ashby T-2:4K. A-3D.054. RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 While waiting for the arrival of the Beatles' "White Album" on compact disc, these thoughts on the sports world popped into my head: If you've followed the Astros the past couple of years, you'll know the name Ty Gainey. He has been touted as one of the team's future stars, but he has repeatedly failed to land a permanent spot on the 24-man roster. Instead of starring in the National League, he has been relegated to Tucson in the Pacific Coast League. Now that the Astros' outfield appears set for years to come with Billy Hatcher in left, Gerald Young in center and Kevin Bass in right, you have to wonder where Gainey fits in. He's too young to ride the pine for more than a year or two. and if Young continues to improve there's no way he's going to break into the lineup. The only answer is dealing him. But, as usual, the Astros have fouled up an opportunity to make a good trade. Several teams had expressed interest in Gainey the past couple of years, but the Astros held on to him because he had so Beolls MIKE SIMMONS much promise. By not finding a place for him on the roster, replacing dead wood like Terry Puhl, they have no doubt driven down his value. They certainly won't get the same compensation in 1987 for Gainey that they would have gotten in 1985 or 1986. Should they decide to move Gainey any time soon, the Astros will have to simply find the best deal possible, whereas they could have held the upper hand in such a trade last year. It's a shame to see a player with promise receive this treatment, and it's a crime to have a team mismanage itself out of possibly a decent trade ... When yousp e a k 6 f mismanagement by a professional team, Ladd Herzeg should be signed as the poster boy. Will the Oilers ever develop into a decent football team with Herzeg i at the helm? Don't lev Saturday's exhibition win over New Orleans fool you. Remember, they won all of their preseason games a year ago. so 1 wouldn't start saving money for a Super Bowl ticket based on one win. No, as long as Laddy boy is running the show in the front office the Oilers will be at a distinct disadvantage. Put someone else in the Houston G.M role and 1 bet he wouldn't have as much trouble signing draft choices and free agents as Herzeg always has. Maybe the Oilers will move to Jacksonville. It will give Her/eg a chance to be despised in two cities... It is with mixed feelings that.I chart the progress of Brian Bosworth in the Seattle Seahawks training camp. Back when Seattle and Tampa Bay joined the NFL. it seemed like a lot of people were rallying behind the Buccaneers and few folks were paying the Seahawks any attention. For that reason, and because 1 immediately liked the name Seahawks. 1 decided to throw my loyalty behind the poor, neglected Seattle team. While I've enjoyed watching them develop into a strong football team, 1 can't come to grips with the Bosworth issue. 1 know he will probably help the team, which makes me glad they got him. But 1 also know his act at Oklahoma wore awfully thin Will "The Boz" nonsense overshadow the good he will do the team? 1 just don't know where I stand right now. If he decides to play football and let his alter ego die a quiet death, it win be a great deal. Otherwise, it will be a long season for a longtime Seahawk supporter. . . Like everybody else, I've really enjoyed watching Paul Molitor as he has continued his hitting streak. When I went to a Brewers-Texas Hangers game in late July at Arlington Stadium. 1 saw him extend it. though 1 don't remember how many games it was at that point. Back in 1982.1 had a chance to talk to Molitor and several of the Brewers that went to the World Series that year. They came to the Astrodome to work out while snow played havoc with the start Cowboy Cut in Colors! Boys' Students' Ladies' Mens' \on can count on Wningkr to bring you authenticity and innovation. Cowboy Cut Joans ... now in eii(hl colors, plus traditional rlfinim. Hope the hollr-M collection' in we.siernwMr todav Wran5ter ANDERSON SU <* 5« JJU 102E.Texa»Ave 4224315 H A N C: K K S I Sg'^f,.' ^^.^.^-^.t " i. " <„' T-BALL CHAMPIONS THE RANGERS placed first In the North Zeladorff, Kyle Cox, Travl* Brewer, John League T-Ball Division thli teaaon. The team is Bmmbough; (third row) Brad Turner, Terry comprised of (from left, front row) Andy Thor- Baker, Hoy Layne, Ben Smetana; (top row) •on, Aaron Novoaad, We* Alexander; (second Manager Mike Novosad and Coach Mark Hill. row) Janet VUiarreal, Kyte Hill, Steven SunTe«n Time* Provides School Scoops Hill tickets will go on sale MONT BELVIEU - Season tickets for Barbers Hill football games will go on sale to the public Thursday. Tickets will be sold al the fax office of the Barbers Hill School District's administration building The five-game home package will cost $12.50. A "Meet the Eagles" rally is scheduled for Aug. 31 at the Barbers Hill football stadium. The 1987 team will be introduced, along with cheerleaders and band members. of the season up north, and 1 did a feature story on them. It was a lot of fun talking to some American Leaguers for a change, and I've always remembered Molitor as the nicest guy among them. That was the same day 1 became a Brewer ben- chwarmer.; While finishing my interviews. 1 looked up and saw the team was getting ready to begin an intrasquad game 1 started to beat a hasty exit, but llollie Fingers said, "Hey. you don't have to leave. You can slick around and watch if you want." 1 definitely did. Needless to say. sitting with a bunch of major leaguers while a game was going on still ranks as one of the highlights of my life That's the kind of thing 1 dreamed about as a little kid. When the Brewers went to the Series that year, it made the day even more special. Now one of my "teammates" is in pursuit of baseball history. Joe Di.Maggio's 56-game record is a long way off, but 1 hope Molitor gives it a good run Maybe some of the hitting tips 1 gave him in '82 will pay off now. Sutton to get a closer look NEW YORK 1AP) - Don Sulton once gave him a lesson on how to scuff a ball and get away with it. Jim Palmer says. The supplies recommended by Sutton were super glue and sandpaper. Palmer added. Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young winner, said Sutton offered the advice in the early 1980s when Sutton was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Palmer was with the Baltimore Orioles, Palmer said Tuesday. "Don told me to just take some sandpaper and super glue, put it on your glove hand and when you rub up the ball, kind of scuff it." Palmer said. A television close-up Monday night showed Sutton with a patch on his palm of his glove hand as rubbed up the ball while pitching for the California Angels against the New York Yankees. Sutton, who has been accused in the past of scuffing the ball, said the patch was a bandage to cover a blister. American League executive vice president Bob Fishel expressed an interest in the TV footage. "We want to take a look at them," Fishel said, "They made a big deal about it on the air. There were no complaints, no balls thrown out or sent to us, as far as we know. But it seemed like he had a substance of some kind on his hand." Palmer, who will be with ABC- TV's broadcast crew at the Little League World Scries championship game Saturday, was discussing baseball-scuffing before appearing at a news conference.