Page 12 article text (OCR)
S-ft THE aUYTOWN FHday. AMfiMt tt, 1M7 Smith leads Expos to win SAN DIEGO (AP) - MOD- trtal't Bryn Smith wasn't «ir» he could pitch at all when he took the mound. Then liuptratkm got the best of him. Spurred on by a cotne-from- behind victory 34 hours earlier and the race in the National League East, the right-hander overcame a sore shoulder and became just the second Expos starter to win this month. Smith, who had elbow surgery in the off-season and hadn't started in eight days because of an aching shoulder, checked the San Diego Padres on four hits over five innings Thursday night for a 3-0 victory. "The shoulder's basically kind of worn down. Now, it's back in the rebuilding phase," said Smith, 8-6. "It seems to be coming back real good. There was no pain.":;. .•.•.;:,.-;•:..•;• : ,:.••'. , ||V Smith, who hadn't won since July 29, said he and Expos Manager Buck Rodgers had decided prior to the game to pull him after five innings. The only other Montreal Srorrhoan MA* LEMUR starter to win this month was Dennis Martinez, who beat New York on Aug. 10. Rodgers was thrilled with the victory, which gave the three- game series to the Expos, 2-1. It pushed the third-place Expos within five games of St. Louis and a half-game of New York. Smith allowed four hits, struck out two and walked none. Braves 5 Cubs i Dale Murphy's two-run homer, his 35th, backed the six- hit pitching of Zane Smith gave Atlanta the victory in the opener of a doubleheader. The second game will have to be completed at a later date, although the two teams are not scheduled to meet again this year. Royals 3 Rangers 2 George Brett homered with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Kansas City over Twt.it. Brett hit his 17th homer on a 21 pitch from reliever Dale Mdhorcic, 6-4, who came off the disabled list earlier in the day John Davis, 3-0, pitched 11-3 Itin- ings for the victory. BlusJays ;." 9 Athletics .4 George Bell drove in five runs with a grand slam and a double and Jimmy Key pitched two-hit * ball for six innings as Toronto defeated visiting Oakland. Orioles 9 Angels..... '5 Eddie Murray went 4-for-4, Including his 303rd career home run to equal Boog Powell's club record, and Ray Knight and Cal Ripken drove in three runs each, leading host Baltimore past California. Brewers 4 Indians ....................... [3 Mike Felder keyed a four-run fourth inning with a bad-hop triple and also made two fine defensive plays as Milwaukee beat Cleveland. li-t) »l AMBUCANLKAOUC W L Mi. 01 7S M JM - Detroit Toronto. ...... ...» si New York..... ...71 SS MIIWMIkcc ..... ..• it .H3 7 BMion .......... .11 «S B«mmO«. .. ...51 • Cleveland ........ aw .4*4 .457 II .ITS U W L Pet 0* .....«7 e .sit Oakland........... O .ill i KansasCity .« M .4*6 J California C3 65 .4*2 W c Texas .ID «7 .471 C ...-Si «7 .44* C'4 __:""' 3 n •«> I2fc Seattle at New YoriTppd., rain Milwaukee 4, Cleveland 3 Baltimore », California 5 Toronto ». Oakland 4 Kansas City 3, Texas 2,10 innings Only games scheduled («r«k*r »-») (MlMT-f >, (n) OwUMd at Toronto BoiUllM Cleveland California at Baltimore SMtUe M New York, 2, (t-n) Kama* City at Chicago, (n) Tenaaat Detroit, (n) MtaaMrt*alMil«*ukM, (n) Oakland at Toronto Seattle at New York BoMon at Cleveland California at Baltimore Kanaat City at Chicago MinneMU it Milwaukee Texaa at Detroit NL standings NATIONAL LEAGUtt Atlanta *t Cnie*M, awap. artnM,MBtaBlafl Montr**) 1, San Dtet»t Chicago (SwtcUHe 1W> M Clnchi- nalHRobinaont-J), (n) Houfton (Scott i !»•») at Pitt- iburth( Walk 5-1). (n) Atlanta (Glavine 1-1) at St. Louis iCoiM).(n) Philadelphia (Carman 7-») at San Diego (Whiuon 10-1), (n) Montreal (Pent -0-0) at Lot Angclc* (HenhUer 13-12), (n) New York (Gooden 11-4) at San Franciico (LaCou 11-7), (n) Atlanta at St. Louta New York at San Francisco Chicago at Cincinnati, (n) Hoiuton at Plttaburgh, (n) Montreal at Los Angelet, (n) Philadelphia at San Diego, (n) St. UuiS .75 NewYork .71 Montreal.. To Philadelphia... .66 Chicago (2 * L Pet, Gft Seattle (Powell 0-2) at New York (Trout M), (n) ; Boston (Stanley 4-lt) at Cleveland (CamttaUlt-U), (n) iTexas (RusMll 4-4) at EMnit (Morri»is-6),(n) OaUand (Stewart 17-9) at Toronto <Slfcbl3-«),<n) Kanwu City (Lcibrandt 12-9) at Chicago (LaPoint M), (n) Pittsburgh....... S6 71 .5*5 .SS» 4',-i .S96 5 .520 »'~ .4*6 124 .441 W.B w L Pet. OB San Francisco.... 61 CO .S31 .— Houston ...65 «2 .512 2'/i Cincinnati ..63 65 .4*2 5 Atlanta ...:...:..56 6» .44* 10'- Loc Angeles...... 56 San Diego...:....52 71 75 .441 11 u .*» IS'.i Atlanta 5, Chicago 2. itt game Houston at Pittaburfh Chicago at Cincinnati Atlanta at St. Loult Montreal at Lot Angeles Philadelphia at San Diego New York at San Francisco NL leaden NATIONAL LBACUE IMS at batil-Gwynn. San Diego, .«7; Raima. Montreal. .332; MThompaon. Philadelphia. .327: Guerrero, Lot Angele*. .326; Galarraga, Montreal, .322 i —EDavii, Cincinnati, 10B: KMTMnjB. ft; Cotemwi, a, M; Saaiuri, Ph!l«Mt«ia, U; Ratal, Montreal, H. Ml-Da»son. Chicago, 110; WaUack, MontrMl, l«; JCIark, St. Louis, It2; EDavis, Cincinnati, »2; McGee, St. Louis, •; Schmidt. Philadelphia M ' NMa-Gwynh. San Dlega. ITS; Doran. Houston, 147; HatclMr, Houston, I4f; McGec, St. Louis, 144; Wallach, Montreal, 144. Ds«Maa—Wallach, Montreal, 17; Galarraga, Montreal, 32; Hubban), Atlanta, 32; Gwynn, San Diego. 31; Hayes, Philadelphia, 31; OSmitfi, St.Louil.31. ^ i . TrlaiUi -Samuel, Philadrlphta, 12; Gwynn, San Diego, 11; MThompson, Philadelphia, 1; Bonds, Pittsburgh, I; Coleman, St. Louis, S. i Iliaii niw—Dawson, 'Chicago, 42; DMurphy, Atlanta, 35;' EDa\1s, Cincinnati, 34; JCIark, SL Louis, 34; HJonnton, New York, 31; Strawberry, New York, 31. • SMtan baaw -Coleman, St. Louis, M; Hatcher,Houston, «; EDavis, Cincinnati, 45; 'Gwynn, San Diego, 44; Raines, Montral, 41. .• '•:.... PNriling (10 decisions)-L*sfch, N*w Vork. lo-l, ,ta», 3.»; Gooden, Ne»- York, 11-4, .733. 3.07:. R»«fcy, Philadelphia. 16-6. .727;, SJU: For»ch. St. Louii. 10-t. .714, 4,43; Sutditfe, Chicago. 15-6, .714.3.*]-. StrikMuta -Scott. Houston. 1M: Ryan, Houston, 197; Welch, Lea Angeles. 15«; Hershl«r. Los Angeles. 154; Vuletttuela. Los Angeles. 151. Stroud not too distressed over REL's performance against Alvin From Page l-B , I-KSJ^B^S* ~«»*t#l - - " - ;v^\ *. - '; ***%??'** i- '«i* »»>. 4.P " , -^Sp-i*" ~ jgnt£, v y ! '^~?". "™" '••- * T —•-\' 1 :-' ^^•^ p-B ^^i. **" w ** i *'^, / **** r s ~-~~*$»x* •;^"»^--.;^Li i v«w*at .«- ~, •i^r»_ 1* ^^S&$^T^^-^"- *-.- "" x * " -«*. I_ vl BRIAN GORE, quarterback far ROM S. Storting, looks for an open receiver while getting heavy prawure from a La Porte defensive lineman. RSS and La Porte held a acrlnunage at Memorial Stadutm Thunday In prep«rmtlon of the high •ctsool football Gore finished his stint In the scrimmage by completing two passes In six attempts for S3 yards. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) yard line, a Yellowjacket back took a last-second pitch from the quarterback and dashed around right end. He didn't stop until he was knocked out of bounds at the !..:•,. After the scrimmage guidelines had the ball returned to Alvin's 30-yard line to begin another series, its quarterback connected with a wide receiver for a 67-yard gain. Only a diving tackle by free safety Kevin Shead kept the Yellowjacket from crossing the goal line. Alvin enjoyed good success running against the Ganders. Jason Calvi especially proved to be a thorn in Lee's side. "I was disappointed that we didn't strike like 1 wanted to see," Stroud said. "We didn't go to the ball as well as we should have. "But we had just put in the 40 defense. The kids had a lot on their minds." In contrast to Alvin. Lee did not position its coaches on the playing field during the scrimmage. While the Yellowjacket staff kept in close contact with its players, the Gander assistants were doing their coaching from the sideline. "We wanted to do it that way." Stroud said. "We wanted it to be like a game situation." ^America's Favorite Store Salt Starts Friday, Aug. 28 Thru Sunday, Aug. 30, 1987 WE HONOR Op«n DaN, 9:30-9:30, Sunday 11 8-lbs. granules for lawn & garden insect control. 1 Vr-lb. bo* (Of all garden plants fi nouse clants Locally formu lated lawn fertilizer lor Texas turf. Sale Price 1-M. fl< Malik. Retains water and Keeps soil loose. FMT Mffe*. 8-oz Funginex or Multi-Purpose Fungicide. Kills roaches, ants, spiders, adult & pre-adult fleas . For use in areas that dogs and cats use to control fleas DURSMr GRANULES Sale Price M MMk L*at*T. Teflon coated blades: wooden handles. Fir* Ant RWtr. Aids in the control of ants in lawns. 5-lbs ftC|*T. Each can treats 5.500cu. n. Kills fast. 10-oz. Dexa-Klor dust or Mb. Dexa-Klor granules. Rea & Tick or Home Insect Killer. Excellent results -1 r e« • Complete with cover and pad. G«s model meets all your cleanup needs. 2-cycte gas engine. Powerful 21.1CC engine. Automatic centrifugal clutch Roll of 50, plastic bags (or 20-30 gallon cans. I Coupon Qood S«tuf a«f, Aug. 29. 1987 Only -J L. Coupon Good Satutday -J L_ Coupon Good S«tur<My. Aiig 29. 1967 Only Coupon Good Sttutday. Aug 29. 1987 Only . J L_ 1801 N PRUFTT in BAYTOWN While he had hoped for better results, Stroud wasn't distressed at the team's performance. "At times, our defense was able to stop them," he said. "And when we didn't make mistakes, our offense was able to move the ball. "We'll be all right. We're in good shape. We just need to get back out there and work." That's exactly what they planned to do today after viewing films of the scrimmage. Following another session Saturday, the stage will be set for the new season. With the No. 8-ranked La Marque Cougars on the agenda for opening night, there is plenty to prepare for. RSS defense still tough From Page i-B ',"; play. Trainer Bill Parrlsh said the knee had shown good im,- provement "but we didn't want to risk anything by having him play tonight," Fenley said. ' •„ Several of the" Rangers! receivers turned in big playSr, with Fowler hauling in Plato's 36-yarder and Russell Jones grabbing a 37-yard reception from Hendricks. ~l Defense, which had been th* strong suit last week against West Brook, contained Ua Porte's explosive wishbone oj- fense throughout the evening until the two final-possession scores. The Rangers did ' ;0i especially good job on Curvta Richards, the Bulldogs' standout tailback, limiting him to, 27 yards on nine carries. Mrs longest gain was 17 yards. •.Quarterback Otis TayJor spearheaded La Porte's late eruption, breaking a 57-yard touchdown run and selling up fullback John Smith's 4-yar^ score with a 35-yard breakaway. Taylor finished the night with 118 yards on 14 carries. ' "La Porte's strong point IS their four backs," Fenley said. "Their quarterback, fullback and Richards are all three-year starters. When you have that kind of experience and lalent, you're supposed to do some scoring. We may not sec comparable running backs for a while." The first time the Bulldogs' No. 1 offense took the field, it sputtered against Sterling's top defense. It got as far as the Ranger 31, managing only three first downs. Taylor had only 19 yards and Richards gained l'i in that series. Sterling's No. 2 defense was equally impressive against La Porte's second-unit offense, holding the Bulldogs to two first downs and allowing them across midfield only once. Walking leads tourney AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Bobby Wadkins had a fine old time in the opening round of the $800,000 World Series of Golf, and not just because he shot a 6-under-par 64 thai gave him a three-shot lead. His playing partner was Ms brother, Lanny Wadkins, whose first ion was born earlier this week in Dallas. "Lanny and I were walkbig •tag, talking about the:new baby, having a good time," Bet- by Wadkin* M M. "Lanny didn't play very well (he shot a 7t), tat that's what you expect from'a new daddy."