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~ DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 Page 10 Sampras, Williams move into semifinals By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Sam- pras is going for a record-tying l'2th Grand Slam tournament title. Venus Williams is seeking her first. tAS. Open Both are nght on target in the U.S. Open. Sampras and Williams solved the swirling winds in Arthur Ashe Stadium and stayed on course with surprisingly easy victories Wednesday. "With the conditions, it wasn't fun to play," Sampras said. "Wasn't the best of tennis. I got through, it. That's the main thing." The top-seeded Sampras set up a semifinal match against defending champion Patrick Rafter with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over No. 9 Karol Kucera. Rafter advanced earlier in the day with a 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 win over No. 12 Jo- nas Bjorkman. Williams needed three sets to get past Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, who added a hyphen to her last name and a third French Open title this year. But after dropping the first set, Williams had no problems winning 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 to complete the women's semifinal pairings. A finalist last year, Williams will meet No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in Friday's semis. Davenport gained a berth by pounding No. 13 Amanda Coetzer 6-0, 6-4. The other women's semifinal will pair 1997 winner and top seed Martina Hingis against reigning Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna. The men's quarterfinals were scheduled to be completed today. No. 10 Carlos Mpya faced Magnus Larsson in a day match, while two unseeded players, Sweden's Thomas Johansson and hard-serving Mark Philippoussis of Australia, meet tonight. Sampras gained a measure of revenge against Kucera, who beat the world's top player in the quarterfinals at this year's'Aus- tralian Open. "I always remember my losses," Sampras said. "He picked me apart down in Australia. I was probably a little bit more on my toes tonight than I was in Australia." Sampras presented too many problems for Kucera. The top seed had 13 aces and had 48 winners, compared to 27 winners for the Slovakian who eliminated Andre Agassi a day earlier. Two more victories, and Sam- pras will tie Roy Emerson with 12 Grand Slam tournament singles crowns. He would also match the five U.S. Open titles won by Jimmy Connors. "I'm not going to say I'm going to win every major I play, but I certainly come in here with a very pumped-up attitude," Sam- pras said. "Certainly this is what the year boils down to for me, the majors." NL races still remain close By The Associated Press All three division races are runaways, but that doesn't mean there isn't close competition in the National League. One is for the wild card, the other for the league's best record. The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs both won Wednesday to remain tied for the wild-card lead, ahead of the San Francisco Giants. The Mets beat Philadelphia 6-2, the Cubs defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 and the Giants lost to San Diego 8-3. Meanwhile, Houston took over sole possession of the NL's best record by beating Milwaukee 6-2. The Astros are a game ahead of fellow division leaders San Diego and Atlanta, which lost 3-2 to Montreal. The team that finishes with the league's best record will have home-field advantage throu- ghuut the NL playoffs. "We haven't clinched the division yet. but you find yourself in a situation where you have a chance to play the first two playoff games at home," Houston's Jeff Bagwell said. "We've just got to set our sights on that." Astros 6, Brewers 2 Bagwell homered for the second straight game and Craig Biggio went 4-for-5 with his 20th homer as Houston won its fifth in a row. Bagwell, who went 3-for-3 with a grand slam and six RBIs against Cincinnati on Tuesday, had an RBI double in Houston's four-run first and led off the third inning with his 32nd homer of the season. Jose Lima (15-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in eight-plus innings, and Billy Wagner got the final three outs for his 28th save. Dave Nilsson homered for visiting Milwaukee, his sixth homer in his last eight games. Padres 8, Giants 3 Greg Vaughn hit his 48th homer and Steve Finley had a solo shot as San Diego tied a franchise record with its 92nd victory. The host Padres snapped a three-game losing streak and reduced their magic number to four for winning their second NL West title in three seasons. Expos 3, Braves 2 Chris Widger hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning as Montreal handed Atlanta its eighth loss in 10 games. Reds 6, Cardinals 3 One day after hitting his record 62nd homer in St. Louts, a tired Mark McGwire went O-for-2 at Cincinnati. When McGwire came to the plate in the first inning, he received a standing ovation from the crowd of 51,969, the largest weekday crowd in Cinergy Field history except for season openers. Cubs 4, Pirates 2 Sammy Sosa failed to homer for the fourth straight game, but Mark Grace hit a three-run shot as Chicago beat Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field. ASTROS 6, BREWERS 2 MILWAUKEE HOUSTON •b r b bi «b r h bi VinaZb 4010 Biggio2b 5241 AReyesp 0 0 0 0 Everettcf 5010 Grasomcf 4111 DeB«llrf 4120 Nilwonc 3111 Bffwelllb 4222 D*lo«anto»p 0000 AJoulf . 411 1 Loretta2b 1010 B«rry3b 4021 Cinllo3b 4010 GterrezM 4011 BurniUrf 4000 Aamtuc 3010 Hmelinlb 4020 Limap 400:0 JiVntinw 3000 BWgnrp 0000 Nwficldph 1000 Jenkinslf 3010 DrJlunph 1000 Wodardp 1000 Jahaph 1000 Mthrnyc 1000 Total* 33 2 8 2 Totml* 37 6 14 « Milwaukee 100 OOO 001—2 Hourton 4O1 OOO 01*—6 DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Hou»ton 8. 2B—Hamelin (5), Bagwell (28). B«rry (16). HR—Griwom (8), NtlMon (12), Biggio (20), Bagwell(32). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee WoodardL,9-ll 6 11 5 5 1 2 D«lo»aanto« 22-320 0 0 3 AReyet 1-3 11 1 0 0 Houcton LimaW,15-7 8 72207 BWagnerS.28 1 10002 Lima pitched to 3 hatter* in the 9th. WP—D«lo« »anto». Umpires—Home, Nauert; First, Winter»; Second, Darling; Third, Rjppley. T—2:29. A—24,462(54,370). Daily Globe Scoreboard NFL Sunday, S*pt. 13 Baltimore at Nrw York JcU, 1:01 p m" at Miami, 1.U1 p m. Carolina at New Orleans. 1:01 p m Chicago at Pittsliuri;h. 101 p m. Cincinnati at Drtrcill. 101 p m K:UIS:IH City at Jacksonville, 101 p in Mmm *nt,H at.Sl. I^iui.i, 1 0] p m Philadelphia nl Atlanta, 1 01 p m San DK-K-O at Tennessee. 1 01 pm Tampa Bay at C.repn Bay, 1 01 [) m Arizona at Seattle. 4 IS p m Dallas at Denver, 4 ISpm. New York (" at Oakland, 4.1Spm Indiannpoli.i at Nrw England, ft 20 ji m Monday, Sept. 14 San rVa.nri.-iro at WanhinKton, H ^0 p m Baltimore 6, Oakland 2 • Seattle 5. Tampa Bay 2 N Y Ysnkf«7,Bo.ton5 Teiaa 8, Kaniaj City 0 Detroit 8, Chicago Whit* Soi 6 Cleveland 6, Toronto 3. 13 innings Anaheim 10, Minnesota 8 Tburwlay'f G«me Toronto (Henlgen 12-10) at N.Y. Yankee« (F'ettitLe 15-9). 7:35 p.m. Only (fame, scheduled Frid»y'< Carnr* Keatlle (Fasjiero 10-12 and Cloude 8-10) at Kan.iM City (Barber 2-2 and Appier 0-0), 2, 8:0,1 p.m. Detroit (Powell 3-6) at Cojiton (Sa- Ijsrhag'n 12-7), 7:0.1 p.m. Chicago WhJtr. Sox (Abbott 1-0) at Cleveland (Najry 13-9), 7:05 p.m. Texm (Stottlemyr* 3-3) at T«mpa Ray <S»under« 4-H), 7:05 p.m. Anaheim (Finley 11-*) at Haiti- more (Krick-son 14-11), 7:05 p m. Toronto (Clemen* l.S-6) at NY. Yankees (Irahu 11-7). 7:.1. r > p.m. Oakland (Hnffcr.i lil-7) at Minne- suta (Tcwk.sbiiry 7-3), **.05 p m. National League Atlanta Nt'wYnrk I'lula K»«t Dlviaion W L Pet. 2 .14 GB Wild Card Race American L/eaguf w L Pet. C;B ['rM.rn 82 62 ..W9 — Texa.1 78 67 .5'M 4"j Tnri.nli. 78 67 ..MS 4'/, National l*#*ffu« W L Pet. GB Chicago 81 6$ -5M — NrwYnrk Rl B. r > ..',,12 — S,.nrr;ir> "!» 67 .541 2 American Leajfue Ka»l Divl«ion W I. Pet. CB »-Ni'*yo/k 101! 41 71.1 — K,.«U,n »'i r,2 M'l 20'^ TuninUi 78 67 .MS 2.') rlrtllirnori' 7.! 72 .r<03 .10 v.un|i»iuy .w ss .:wa <«"j Ontral Division W L Pet. GB Clc'V|.|.ind H!) C.4 1'i'i — Clnr.i^M f>H 77 4(1!) ll"^^.^.Cily !>.'"> 70 .4,11 l;'i M,, «ot< n;> .HO .44S ir>"j l),lrr:it ,',.'. !il .177 W Writ Dlvliinn W L Pet. GB An.'ihp'im NO (i. 1 ! f'-'ii — Trx.i.- 7H 67 .fi:lH 2 Sr.,Hle til! 78 ,4.'.K 1,1',* (L.kljnd M Til 4,1.'i 14 Hci HI f,H ',1 48 8,1 77 M 6MO — .555 11 <r,B 2:1'A 329 44 Ontral Diviiion W L Pet. GB Chic-njn fil Kt [vn.i C:n 1'ilt I.A Oohjrn.i.) An/on* .s;ji 71 74 490 e 6!) 77 .47.1 87 79 .4, r )!) We.t nivi.ion W L Pet. 9'2 ,i4 MO 79 67 r,41 74 72 ,007 , r )S H!) ;iM 12 21 ' 24 CB 1.1 IH St. Louii (Okborne 4-3) at Cincinnati (hVyes 3-5). 7:05 p.m Pittsburgh (Silva fi-3) at Chicago Oihs (Tapani 17-7). S.05 p m. • Milwaukee (Karl 9-8) at Mou.lton (Reynolds 17-81,805 p.rn. Only game* flvheduli-d Friday 1 ! Gamca Miiwnukite (Pulsipher 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Mulholland 4-5), 3.20 p m N Y. McLs (Jones 9-7) »t Montreal (I'avano 4-8), 7:05 p nl. Pittsburgh (Peters 7-9) at Philadelphia (Ixxiwer fi 61, 7:05 p m. Arizona (Sodowsky 3-5) at Cincinnati (Tomko 11-11), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Gjala 2-4) at Atlanta (Smoltz 14-3).'7:40 p m.' St. Louia (Morru 5-4) at Houston (HampUin 11-6). 8 Of, p m. l^ns Angeles (Hahanvin fi-9) at .San Uiego (Hamilton 12-12), 10 05 p m Colorado (Wright 9-12) at Snn Frnncisco (Hersliiner 9-10), 10:35 p m League Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE HATTING— I.Walker, Colorado, ..l.'ifi; Olerud, New York. 343; Itirhette, Colorado, 340; Castilla, C?olor«do, .333, Bitfjjid, Hoii.ston, 330. Kendall. 1'itl.sliurg!), .327; IV HXIA, Ni-w York. ,327. Rtil— S<*«. Cliic.igo, 140. Cssiil- la. Colorado. 136; McOwire, St [xniii*, 129, Alou, Houston, 121; Flictu-lte. Colorado. 118; OVaughn. -San Diego. 114; Galarraga, Atlanta. 114 Top seed Pete Sampras returns the bail to ninth seed Karol Kucera during their quarterfinal match Wednesday at the U.S. Open tennis toumey in New York. Sampras won 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Gonalez lifts Tigers HOME RUNS—McGwire, St. Louis. 62; So*s. Chicago, M; GVauRhn. Snn DirRO. 4S; Cistillu. Colorado, 43; Galarrajfn, Atlanta, 4:1; Alou, Houston, 38; VC.uerrero, Woncrp«], 35 STOLEN BASES—Womack. PjtUhurgh, 51; Bigpio, Houaton, 44; EcYoung. Los Angelns, 41; R^nte- ril, Florida, 40; Floyd. Florida. 27; AJonc-i, AtlanU. 24; QVsra»,'San DifRti, 24. PITCHING (16 DtKinions)— Smoltz. Atlanta, 14-3, ,824. 3.13; Kllrown, Sun Dieeo, 18-5, .78.1. 2.42, Gliwine. AtlnnU, 18-6. .7!">0, 2 G2; M^lcr, New York, 14-5, .737. 2,30; Tapani, Chicngo, 17-7. .708, 4.81; San Kranciico, 12-5. .706. 4 G6; Wood, Chicago. 13-6. .684,3,40. STRIKEOUTS—Schilling. Philadelphia, 272, Wood, Chicago, 233; KHrown. S*n Ihc^o, 227. GMad- dux, Atlanta. 1HS, Heyiioldi. Houston, 178; Dri'ifort, Is* Angelm, 158; N^nio, New York, 164. SAVKS— HofTmsn, S»n Dif|:n, 47; !irck. Chicaijo. 4Ji; Sliaw, Ixia Ange- IM, 41; Nrn. San Francisco, 3. r >; Jr'rnnco. NfW York, 34; Urliina, Mnntreftl. 20; HWnK npr . Houston, •2f\ A.MKHICAN LrZAGUE BATTING—BWilliams, NPW York. ,342; ajrtf r. New York. 334; MVaughn. lk<«Um, .3.11, (iarciapar- ra, Hostim, 32,1. IKodriKupz, Tpxiis, .325; TWdlker, Minnesota, .323; JuGonialri.Tnu.n. ..'llfl; Bfllc, Chi- raw 318; O'Neill. New York, .318 CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Gonzalez hit a two-run triple in a five- run second inning Wednesday night to lead the Detroit Tigers over the White Sox 8-6, stopping Chicago's four-game winning streak. Joe Siddall drove in three runs with a pair of RBI singles and a run-scoring sacrifice as the Tigers won for only the second time in their past eight games. Seth Greisinger (5-8), the Tigers' No. 1 draft choice two years ago, won for the fourth time in his last'' 1 five"''starts. Greisirrger gave up four runs and nine hits over six innings. Mike Sirotka (12-14) lost for the fourth time in five starts, giving up seven runs and nine hits in three innings. He has allowed 27 earned runs in 24 1-3 innings in his past five starts. Detroit took a 4-0 lead in the second on two-out RBI singles by Siddall and Deivi Cruz, a throwing error by shortstop Mike Caruso and Gonzalez's triple. Chad Kreuter hit a three-run homer in the bottom half, but Joe Randa and Siddal! each hit RBI singles in the third to make it 7-3. Frank Thomas had three hits, including an RBI double in the third for his 95th RBI. TIGERS 8, WHITE SOX 8 CHICAGO ab r h bi ab r h bl 5130 DrhamZb 4000 4012 Caruaoss 4110 1000 Nortonph 1011 5010 FThmsdh 5 0 3 1 5120 Bellelf 4010 4220 Vntura3b 4120 3210 MOrdzrf 3100 1000 Crderolb 4120 4011 .JAbboltcf 3111 3 .1 2 3 Kreuterc 4113 4111 39 8 14 7 ToUU The White Sox scored two runs in the ninth off Todd Jones. Jeff Abbott hit a sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Greg Norton added an RBI single. The Tipern are 3-6 under interim manager Larry Parrish, who replaced the fired Buddy Bell. Yankees clinch AL East By The Associated Press Clinching a division couldn't be less dramatic than this. Ever since June, the Yankees knew they would win the AL. East. And the inevitable happened Wednesday night, when Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill both hit a pair of solo homers in a 7-5 victory at Boston. That clinched the Yankees' second division title in three seasons. "Everybody realizes you can't get overly excited with this," said manager Joe Torre, champagne drops glistening on his dark blue Yankees jacket. "But we can take a day to enjoy it." The Yankees, who have led by 10 games or more since June 24, improved to 102-41 and moved 20 Vz games ahead of second- place Boston. The Red Sox lost for the sixth time in seven games, but are 41/2 games ahead of Toronto and Texas in the AL wildcard race. ' "It would be a concern if guys were losing confidence," said Scott Hatteberg, whose grand slam cut New York's lead to 5-4 in the fourth. "I don't see anybody pressing or stressing." In other AL games, Cleveland outlasted Toronto 6-3 in 13 innings, Anaheim beat Minnesota 10-8, Texas blanked Kansas City 8-0, Baltimore beat Oakland 6-2, Seattle tripped Tampa Bay 5-2 and Detroit defeated Chicago 8-6. At Fenway Park, Ramiro Mendoza (9-2) was the winner and Mariano Rivera got three outs for his 35th save. Tim Wakefield (15-8) allowed five runs and five hits in four innings. "We clinched the division here in Boston," Jeter said. "I'm sure the Red Sox will remember that." Red Devil netters on a tear PHILLIPS, Wis. — Ironwood's girls' tennis t,earn moved, its Michigan-Wisconsin Conference record to 3-0 with another impressive win, topping Phillips 7-0 here Tuesday. The Red Devils (4-1, 3-0) are tearing up M-W competition so far this year, winning 20 games to just one loss in three conference meet;;. Jill Cisewski defeated Pam Wcndorf 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 1 singles spot. Other Ironwood singles wins came from Heather Asunto over Tina Pipkorn 6-0, 6-0; Niki Tibaldo over Christina Padhora 6-2, 6-1, and Casey Kichak over Jenny Morey, 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Kim Kauppi and Heidi Fletcher beat Heather Quelle and Laura Hahn at the No. 1 spot G-4, 6-3. Adrienne Polich and Pam Cisewski de- feated Krissy Bogdrovic and Emily Rassmussen 6-3, .6-2; and Amy Jacobson and Cassie Novas- cone topped Nicole Blanks and Jessica Grapa 6-1, 6-2. Ironwood hosta a doubleheader today with Ashland at 2 and Lakeland at 4:30. EXHIBITION: (Pro Mte) Single* Nikki Pettrmon (P) def. Brook* Tail (I) 10-7; Maria Pumala (I) def. S«ra Suchi <F> 10-3; Jenny Hertlein <P) d«f. Gina Slanii (I) 6-2. and ChrUtina Podhora (P) def Erin Heikkila(!)6-2. Double*: Cauie L*wi» and Brandy Lehlo (I) def. Steph Balm and Lind»«y Graff 10-6; Chasity Haroldson and Kri«tin Grant (P) def. Carlin Fitzgerald and Jamie Mieloiyk (I) 10-8; Beth Ander»on and Li*»a Coii (I) def. Katie Jem and Amber Hague (P) 8-1; Chri*ty Padhora and Pam Wendorfp (P) def. Heather Heikkila and Dana Johnjon (1) S-l; Nikki Peterwn and Ki»»y Bogdomavic (P) d«f. Kim Anderson and Dani O«t«rholm (I) 8-2; K»lly Hannu and Heather Florw (I) def. Chaaity Haroldson and Heather Qu«Ue 8-5; and Tina Piphorn and Jesaica Grapa def. Nicolde C«c- con and Marianne Moore 8-0. DETROIT BLHntrcf LOnzlzlf Barteelf Encrncrf ToClrklh Ensle.y2b JWooddh Ctlnottcwll Rand;i3b Sicldnllc DCruiss ToUU Detroit Chicago 36 812 6 OS2 010 OOO—8 031 POO 002—6 E—BLHunter(3), Caruso (34). DP—Detroit 2, Chicago 1. LOB—Detroit 7, Chicago 6. 215— ToCIiuk (31), JWuod ll>. FThomas (29). 3B— LGonialez (5). HR—Kreuter (2). SB— BLHuntnr 2 (38), Encarnncion (6), Ea»lcy (13). S—Siddiill. SF—JAbbott. 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