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2-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, Auguit 17, HIT Coleman homers, runs Cardinals past Astros ST. LOUIS |(AP) - Based on experience, Vince Coleman of the St. Louis Cardinals permitted himself only one thought when he muscled up in the fifth inning. His calculations and his doubts turned out to be wasted Wednesday. The swift outfielder, more renowned for his legs, wound up celebrating his first over-the- wall.homer as part of a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros. "When I hit it, I thought I should run," Coleman said of his thoughts upon breaking new ground during his 1,914th major league time at bat. ''A couple of nights ago, I hit one off the wall and! stopped at second base," Coleman said "This time,.when I got to second base, I saw (the ball) go over the wall." Coleman's homer, his second in three years^ was preceded by an inside-the-park shot he hit May 21, 1985 off ten Barker of the AtlantaiBraves. As it turned out, however, Coleman's speed rather than his power was St Louis' winning ingredient. He also singled, doubled, stole his ^ 83rd and 84th bases of the year and scored three times. And i from Whitey Herzpg, the Cardinals' manager, his baserunning brought his highest praise. "He:had a helluva day," Her- zog said of Coleman, who slid home with the winning run on a dash from third base after Houston threw out Tommy Herr at first base in the seventh inning- "That last piece of baserunn- ing was a beauty. Really, it turned out bigger than the home run," Herzog said, "(Astros shortstop) Dale (Berra) did right He looked (Coleman) back and threw (Herr's grounder) to first." Coleman's double followed by Ozzie Smith's sacrifice bunt se't up the winning run under Houston catcher Robbie Wine's tag. , : I"!.;:':;,.. • •' "I went to fake him back to third, arid then I threw," Berra said of his unsuccesful bid to hold Coleman. HOUSTON ab r h bi St. LOUIS G Young cf Hatcher If Doran2b GDavislb Bass rf CaminitiSb Berra ss Wine c Cruzph: Deshaies p Heathcock p Lopes ph Agosto p Ashbv ph Totals 412 0 4012 4110 4 't 1.2 3020 3000 4 00 0 2110 1000 2 o;i o. 0000 1000 0000 1000 33 4 9 4 Coleman If OSmithss Herr2b JClark Ib McGeecf Pendleton 3b Lindemanrt Pagnozzi c Lake c Morris rf Tudor p Oquendo ph Daylcy p ; Totals r b M 331 0 0 1 1:2 1 12 2 0 1 0 020 000 000 000 000 0 0 000 000 0 RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 29 510 S Houston .JOO 000 JOO—4 SLLouis... Ml 010 lOx—5 Game-winning RBI — Herr (101. DP — Houston 1. LOB — Houston 5. St. Louis 5. 2B — Bass. Hatcher. Coleman. HR — G Davis (21). JClark (34), Coleman U). SB — Coleman 2 1841. S — Linderaan. OSmith. SF — QSmith. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Deshaies :.5 84 4 2 1 Heathcock 1 0 0 0.0 0 AgostoL. 1-1 2 2 1 10 0 St. Louis Tudor. 6 52231 Dayley W, 8-i. : 3 4 2 2 00 Umpires — Home. Benin: First. Tata: Second. Froemming; Third. Davidson. T- 2:34. A -37.978. 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(AP file photo) MILWAUKEE (AP) - Think Paul Molitor had an emotional evening? How about Rick Manning. Here was Manning, a reserve outfielder in his 14th major- league season, celebrating a rare game-winning hit, and yet the fans were booing. They had wanted Manning to fail, because in doing so Molitor, the next batter, would have one more chance to succeed. But Manning didn't fail, singling to center to drive in the only run as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Wednesday night. More importantly, at least to the fans, was that Molitor's 39-game hitting streak had ended. And so they booed. "The irony is the distortion of priorities. You have the home team win in extra innings and the crowd goes silent," said Molitor, who was hitless in four at-bats against Cleveland rookie JohnFarrell. "1 went up to Rick and he said, 'Sorry,' " Molitor recalled. "And I said 'Sorry? You won the game.'" Molitor struck out in the first inning, grounded into a double play in the third and grounded out in the sixth. In the eighth, in what turned out to be his final plate appearance, Molitor came up with a runner at second and two out. The situation called for Molitor, a .365 hitter, to be walked intentionally to set up a force play. But Cleveland Manager Doc Edwards and Farrell decided to give Molitor one more chance. Molitor tapped a weak grounder to third and the throw from Brook Jacoby beat him. But Molitor was awarded first base when Pat Tabler juggled the throw for an error. Ty Cobb (40 games), George Sisler (41), Pete Rose (44) and Joe DiMaggio (56) are the only players in this century with longer hitting streaks. During the 39-game streak that began July 16, Molitor had 68 hits in 164 at-bats with 43 runs scored and 33 RBI. Tigers take slim lead in AL East Brenley's homer widens Giants' lead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thanks to some ninth-inning heroics by Bob Brenley, the San Francisco Giants picked up a little breathing room in the National League West Wednesday. Brenley's two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Giants to a 2-0 victory over Philadelphia. While the Giants were winning one in front of the Phillies' fans, second-place Houston and third-place Cincinnati were both suffering defeats on the road. The Giants now lead the Astros, 5-4 losers to St. Louis, by 2" •> games and are in front of the slumping Reds, 6-5 losers to Pittsburgh, by five games. In the East race, the Cardinals' win over Houston left them with a 4'2-game lead over the New York Mets. who defeated Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday. Keith Hernandez homered in the sixth inning for MAJOR LEAGUES the Mets to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 16 games. Montreal remained 5 u j game in back of St. Louis with a 6-5 win over San Diego in 12 innings. The doubleheader between Atlanta and Chicago at Wrigley Field was rained out. Phillies starter Shane Rawley. who had held the Giants to two hits and struck out a career-high 10. gave up a bad-hop single to Chris Speier with two outs in the ninth. Brenly then hit a 1-0 pitch over the left-field fence for his 15th homer of the season. Brewers i Indians .0 While the end of Paul Molitor's 39-game hitting streak drew the most attention, overlooked in the drama was Teddy Higuera's superb pitching. Miguera. 13-y. went all 10 innings and gave up just three hits and struck out 10. Tigers .10 Twins 8 Pinch-hitter Matt Nokes lined a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning that put Detroit ahead and Chet Lemon followed with a three-run homer as the Tigers won at Minnesota. The Tigers lead the AL by one- half game over idle Toronto. The Twins lost for the eighth time in nine games and had their AL West lead cut to one-half game over Oakland. Jeff Reardon. 6-7, relieved to start the ninth for Minnesota with a 6-5 lead. Darrell Evans drew a leadoff walk. Bill Madlock walked with one out and Alan • Trammel';'* two-out single loaded the bases. Nokes then singled on an 0-2 pitch and Lemon followed with his second home run of the game. White Sox .5 Red Sox.....: ....3 Carlton Fisk again socked Boston, hitting two home runs as Chicago won at Fenway Park. Bill Long. 8-6. gave up three runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings and Scott Nielsen got his second save. Roger Clemens. 13-8. had won five straight decisions. Royals. 3 Rangers .......„.; :..... 0 Danny Jackson pitched a four- hitter and struck out seven as Kansas City beat visiting Texas. Jackson. 7-15. pitched his ninth complete game and helped the Royals stop a three-game losing streak! He walked the bases loaded in the fifth but retired Bob B rower on a grounder to end the inning. Charlie Hough. 14-9. shut out Kansas City on three hits until giving up four straight hits with two outs in the seventh Donlan sees reason for hope in talks NEW YORK (AP) - Jack Donlan, the executive director of the NFL Management Council, doesn't think the talks on a new contract are going as badly as the union is portraying them. Donlan said on Wednesday that, while owners and players remain stalemated on "the players' demand for free agency, "an atmosphere conducive to getting things done" still remains. No date has been set for the next session to negotiate a new contract to replace the one that expires next Monday. Gene Upshaw, executive- director of the NFL Players Association, said Tuesday that players are prepared to strike after Sept. 15, two days after the end of the season's first weekend, if no progress has been made. That date — not Monday, the contract expiration date — is the first the union could walk out legally because it didn't send a 60-day notice of a possible strike to the National Labor Relations NFL Board until July 15. Donlan, management's chief negotiator, said that in informal negotiating sessions both sides have indicated a willingness to give ground on crucial issues. "The best 1 can tell is you look at the words and not the headlines." he said. Donlan said he was aware for a week and a half that Upshaw's statement would be forthcoming and said he had been given to believe that the union's strike deadline is closer to Sept. 30. after the third weekend of the season. The union's executive committee is to meet in Washington next week to set a formal strike date. Book traces drug use DALLAS (AP) — Former linebacker Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson says in his autobiography. "Out of Con- trol." that he used drugs while playing for four different NFL teams and secretly sniffed a cocaine-laced inhaler during Super Bowl XIII as a Dallas Cowboy. Henderson, a former first- round draft pick of the Cowboys, traced his drug use from his days with Dallas to San Francisco. Houston and Miami to a stint in a California prison. "1 began the book four years ago. H started out as an angry project. I wanted to expose the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys, and all the superstars who did drugs. 1 didn't get a deal on that type of program." Henderson said Wednesday in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. "Now I've changed my life. This is now the real story about Thomas Henderson. My book is brutal to Thomas Henderson. It's not a self-serving yearbook like some you read. I hope it does a service to the public." Henderson, who gets a check for S700 a month from the NFL for a neck injury, said he hopes what happened to him helps someone else. "1 know there are skeptics out there. But I've been chemically free for three years and 10 months. 1 don't even drink a beer when 1 play golf. " Pokes* ticket sales off DALLAS lAP) — Sales of Dallas Cowboys season tickets are at their lowest point since the club moved to Texas Stadium in 1970. and single- ticket sales are lagging far being last year's pace, team officials say. Ticket manager Steve Orsini said a number of factors are contributing to the slow sales. "From the responses I'm getting, the performance iof the club) is definitely No, 1. and No^ 2 would have to be the price (S24.G7). Our schedule and the economy are other factors but they're pretty hard to quantify." hesaid, Harris honing doubles skills for fall From Page i-B Now that the foot is no longer a problem. Harris hopes to turn in a strong senior year, both in team tennis and individual play in the spring. "1 want to try to do my best (in the fall) and be at least the best out of everybody." she said. "When we started playing individual tennis, I want to do the best lean." While preparation for the two seasons is similar, the mental approach to each is different, according to Harris, "In the fall you have to think about the team, and in the spring you have to go for the ranking you want for yourself," she said. "Everybody likes to do their best in both seasons." Harris says the best she has to offer Sterling is at singles. While she will also play doubles in team tennis, she doesn't view it as her strong suit. "Singles is my best," she said. "At district (in the fall) I'll play doubles and singles, but when we play individually it'll just be singles." A baseline player when playing singles. Harris has been working on her doubles play since practice began two weeks ago. She expects to be paired with senior Allison Haver. "Allison is real good at doubles and I've been working with her," Harris said. The Harris-Haver combo is one of four doubles teams Younger has plans to use when the team tennis season begins next Thursday against North Shore. Other possible teams will be junior Stacy Pace and junior Jana Campbell, junior Amy Pace and junior Jana Cole and junior Melanie Kluch and senior Mclanie Constance. The girls singles is still undecided because of the close matches that have been played in practice, according to Younger. With Harris, the Pace sisters. Cole and Kluch possessing varsity experience. Younger feels she will have a strong squad this fall. "This year we're going to really be in condition and we're going to play well consistently," she said. "By that, 1 mean the points will be long points and we're going to hit the ball a number of times before the point is won. We're going to let the other team make the errors. We certainly won't get beat because we're not in condition." Depth will also be a strength for the Sterling girls. "Overall, we have eight for sure on the varsity, 10 on the junior varsity and nine right now on the freshman team," Younger said. "We'll have a lot of depth com- ingin." On the boys side, the story is much the same. Jim Partin's lineup will feature only two players out of eight who lack varsity experience. Topping the list of veterans will be seniors Trevor Smith and Chris Gentry, while juniors Shannon Aguilar, Jeremy Jones, Ho Lam and Ron Mackert will be back. Britt Hurst is the lone returning sophomore. Rounding out the roster will be freshmen Sean Aguilar and Hieu Lam. Smith. Shannon Aguilar and Hieu Lam will be the top three singles players, while Partin expects to pair Shannon Aguilar with Smith and Hieu Lam with Scan Aguilar. He has yet to decide on the other doubles team. Partin feels the Hangers can have a strong showing from his players, but he feels some patience will be needed. "Kids this age think they ought to hil everything in," he said. "They have to learn to shrug it off and just say, '1 missed it.' "Here I am 50 years old and I'm happy just to hit one in."

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