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10 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Wednesday, June 5, 1991 BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS Rational league EAST DIVISION W Pel Pirate IS 681 26 21 .553 61. loins 26 22 Chicago 26 23 .531 Philadelphia 22 27 Montreal 20 29 .408 WEST DIVISION Los Angeles 28 21 571 Atlanta 25 21 .543 San Diego 25 .510 Cincinnati 24 .500 18 31 San Francisco 32 .360 AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Toronto Boston 26 22 .542 Milwaukee Detroit 23 26 .469 21 26 Cleveland Baltimore 18 30 .375 WEST DIVISION W Pel 30 20 .600 Texas 21 .571 Seattle Minnesota 25 .510 Chicago 22 25 Kansas City NATIONAL LEAGUE v Tuesday's rewrite i. 'San Francisco at Pirates. -Nwork at Cincinnati. i Philadelphia at Atlanta. ;'San Diego at Chicago. Montreal at Houston. MCt' I-os Angeles at St. Louis. Thursday's schedule ?JM San Francisco at Pirates, 7:35 p.m. Ban Diego at Chicago. 2:20 p.m. M ; New-York at Cincinnati. 7:35 p.m. U 'Philadelphia at Atlanta. 7:40 p.m. K Montreal at Houston. 8:35 p.m. C,- loi Angeles at St. Louis, 8:35 p.m. t Monday's reevHs fi'-ttogemes scheduled TODAY'S PITCHING FORM NATIONAL LEAGUE Tr io data Yt.opp.it Kt1 1990 Tims W-L ERA W-l IP H) SanFran. Downs R) - 7:35 2-3 rVales WaHc(R) 6-7 p.m. 1-0 Ssn Diego fiasmussen(L) - 2:20 1-0 Chicago Bieleoki (R) E-6 p.m. 5-1 Now York Gooden(R) - 7:35 5-4 Cincinnati Browning (I) Pick p.m. 6-4 Philadelphia Grimsley(R) - 7:40 1-7 4.58 - -Atlanta Smollz(R) S'fi-S't pm 2-6 397 0-1 Vh Montreal Martinez (R) - 8 35 6-4 ..Houston. Jones (R) Pick p.m. 4-2 '-rosAnoSes Martinez (R) - 8:35 8-2 Stiffs SmlhR) Pick p.m. 4-3 AUePlCAN LEAGUE - 'Teas . pKCftet(H) C Vr. to date iwt Tans U. ERA .Toronto Welted) New York Perez R) - 7:30 6-4 E-6 p.m. 2-0 'Seattle .' Oekicia(R) Detroit Ritz(R) 7:35 4-2 Pick pm. 0-1 "Chicago Garcia (R) - Cleveland Kmg(R) 7:35 0-0 5 14 - -Pick pm. 4-4 5.40 - - Tekstf. Brown(R) - 8:35 4-4 KansasCity Gubicza(R) E-6 pm. 1-3 Ealirmn'e MesaR) I Minnesota Tapani (R) 8:35 4-5 4 06 - -pm. 2-6 3.93 E-6 'Milwaukee BoaoIR) - 10:05 4-5 JOaMari Stewart (R) 7-8 pm. 3-2 Boston- Young(L) - 10:35 3-3 CaWornia McCask.H(R) 5'i-6'i p.m. 5-5 Mole: Statistics reflect pitchers performance! i Pirates calendar Wed. Thur. June 5 June 6 PIS ATE STATS 4 j Betting ? . AB ft M 2b 3bMR RBI Avg Heaton 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .667 -Merced 96 26 32 6 1 4 15 .333 McClndn 34 5 11 1 0 3 7 .324 CBorrtla 175 29 54 14 0 6 34 .309 '-Walk 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 .286 ;LiM 134 13 35 5 1 2 15 .261 SktogM 66 4 17 5 0 0 11 .258 LaValliere 109 t 28 2 1 1 15 .257 'Webster 43 7 11 2 2 1 6 256 Bends' 151 22 38 6 1 6 29 .252 ;King 88 13 22 1 1 2 13 .250 Mertinez 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 .250 Rrehrdan 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 ;Srmly 20 2 5 0 0 0 1 .250 .Smith ' 20 2 5 2 0 0 3 .250 ;Tdmtm-- 12 2 3 0 0 0 2 .250 Writer ton 64 10 16 4 0 0 3 250 VanSlvke160 33 39 5 3 6 27 .244 Drabek 25 1 6 1 0 0 0 .240 :-BeH 166 30 39 8 1 6 24 235 CVarsho 49 5 11 5 0 0 4 .224 Reous 81 12 16 2 0 0 2 .198 'Ptlactot 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 .083 Belinda, 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 '. Sehuli 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 uLandrum 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Prince 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Kipper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 v .Pitching ? W l m H Eft M tO ERA -Land 0 0 9 26 19 5 3 15 1 71 ,-Heaton 0 0 0 19' 16 4 4 6 1 86 vSmith 7 2 0 7066 17 8 41 2 19 Vomtm 3 1 0 38'34 11 12 17 2 58 .' va 2 0 0 2421 8 12 16 3 00 -Smeey 1 0 S95 20 11 33 3 02 .'Patoot 3 2 1 4633 16 16 32 3 13 Drabek 3 7 0 72 76 26 21 37 3 24 'Belinda 3 1 5 22' 17 13 9 23 5 24 . Patrrsn 1 0 1 18 18 12 6 16 5 78 -Hutsmn 000 5742S 7 20 l.Kcoer 2 1 0 15i21 16 S 11 9.19 ; HO4E ATTENDANCE ( dates) Utt- 448 732 avg. 17.949) 19M 479.048 avg. 19.162) J I ' "-" i( L10 Streak Horn Away 9-1 Won 9 16-9 16-6 5-5 LOSI2 12-11 14-10 6'f 5-5 Won? 15-10 11-12 7-3 Won 3 14-9 12-14 3-7 Lost 3 13-11 9-16 13 1-9 Lost 5 10-13 10-16 GB L10 Streak Home Away 6-4 Won 1 15-11 13-10 6-4 Lost 2 11-12 5-5 Won 4 11-15 15-10 Lost 1 13-10 11-14 Lost 4 11-14 7-17 10'? 6-4 Won 2 12-14 6-18 GB L10 Streak Horn Away 4-6 Won 1 16-10 12-13 3-7 Lost 2 16-10 10-12 6-4 Lost 1 13-12 10-13 3-7 Lost 6 14-9 9-17 Lost 1 12-12 9-14 Won 4 9-14 11-13 8V, 5-5 7-15 11-15 GB L10 Streak Home Away 7-3 Won 1 17-6 13-14 1 6-4 Lost 1 12-10 14-8 1' 6-4 Won 2 12-12 16-9 3V? 3-7 Won 1 14-10 12-13 4't 6-4 Won 3 14-12 12-13 6'i 3-7 Lost 1 12-12 10-13 8 5-5 Lost 2 10-16 11-11 AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's results Toronto at New York. Chicago at Cleveland. Seattle at Detroit. Baltimore at Minnesota. Texas at Kansas City. Milwaukee at Oakland. Boston at California. Thursday's schedule Seattle at Detroit, 1:35 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 2:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Oakland. 3: 15 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore. 7:35 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7:35 p.m. Boston at California, 10:35 p.m. Only games scheduled. Monday's results Cleveland 2 Detroit 0 Minnesota 3 Baltimore 2 Oakland 5 Chicago 3 Toronto 5 New York 3 Only games scheduled. 3 Mail 1H1 ERA 3.78 3.10 - 1-1 - 1-0 18! 4 91 16 2.93 0.64 1-1 11Vi 3.12 0-1 i'h 397 1-0 11.57 2-1 14 0.64 15 4.11 18'1 7 85 19 2.75 3.66 1-0 7 3.36 2-0 15'J 3.86 1-1 1.76 2-1 - 0-3 4.70 1-2 15'i' 6.32 2Vh 540 2 42 0-0 7 2.76 - - 0 00 1-1 - 1-1 19VM 3.72 23 V 2.31 2.70 2-0 16 4.55 1-1 ll'i 0 56 2-1 1.59 1-2 17' 560 21 4.71 Vlopp .eta 19S0 4. IP 3 Malta mi S ERA 294 1-0 7 1.53 - 3.86 2-1 - 1-0 18' 2.89 U'i 231 4 45 0-1 8 6750 - - 225 1-0 - 0-1 16 450 M 67.50 - 0-0 - 1-0 7 5 14 16i 3 78 628 1-1 m 4.70 - - 623 1-1 - 1-2 16' 6.61 18 450 - 0-1 - 0-3 19 5.03 17' 6.62 2.44 0-1 5 4.79 1-1 15 0.00 0-1 120 1-0 20 225 17' 2.60 4 20 0-1. 6' 3.55 0-0 6'- 995 1-2 2.70 3-0 13' 527 19 1.83 at a starter. Home Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. June 7 June 8 June 9 June 10 GB SanFran SanFran SanOlago SanDlago San Diego SanDlago 7:35 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 7:35 p.m. MINOR LEAGUES Agricultural report: BUFFALO (24-21) lost at Pawtucket, 7-6, Monday night. Joe Ausanio (1-2) lost in relief. Left fielder Keith Miller hit his third and fourth home runs and drove in four runs. CAROLINA (27-26) won at Huntsville, 8-1. First baseman John Wehner was 3-for-4. SALEM (24-28) won at Kin-ston. 6-3. Third baseman Kevin Young had two hits and two RBIs. AUGUSTA (30-23) beat Macon, 6-5. Mark Futrell (4-0) won in relief of Kurt Miller. Third baseman Steve Polewski was 4-for-4. TRIPLE A American Association EASTERN W t tnrjpnlis (Expos) 29 22 BuHeto (Pirates) 24 21 Nashville I Reds) 22 26 Lousvme (Cards) 22 31 WESTERN W L lowalCubsl 31 is Omaha (Royals! 24 26 Denver (Brewers) 22 26 Otta City (Rangers) 19 30 International League EASTERN W L Pawtucket (Red Soi) 32 18 Syracuse I Blue Jays) 29 23 Rochester (Orioles) 24 27 Scramon-vVB (PrHHiea) 16 33 WESTERN W I Cohjmbue (Yankees) 32 16 Toledo (Tigersl 28 24 Richmond I Braves) 24 27 Tidewater (Metal Pet. GB 569 .533 2 .458 5' .415 Pet. GB .620 .480 7 458 8 .38811' Pet. GB 640 558 4 471 8' .353 14 Pet. GB .60 .538 S .471 8 .41J11' Tyler Green started for Wichita State Monday in the College World Series, the same day No. 1 pick in baseball's amateur draft. Phillies' top draft pick By Ralph Bernstein Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA - Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson says the Philadelphia Phillies "got a steal" in drafting pitcher Tyler Green. "Some baseball people made a big-time mistake," Stephenson said yesterday. " The Phillies got a steal at No. 10." The Phillies selected Green Monday in the first round of the annual major-league amateur player draft. A right-handed pitcher, Green had an 11- 1 record with 131 strikeouts in 112 innings as he helped Wichita State into the College World Series in Omaha. On Monday night, Green pitched nine innings of a 3-2, 12- inning victory over Creighton. He gave up two runs in the first and then through the next eight blanked the hardest-hitting team in college baseball this season. He gave up seven hits and struck out 14. Stephenson said the only reasons he could think for Green being passed up until the 10th pick were some early season inconsistency and possible questions about his makeup. "Maybe they thought he's Fred JewellAssociated Press . Oakland shortstop Walt Weiss watches the play at first after Chicago's Cory Snyder was forced during a seventh inning double play Monday night in Chicago. Raines' blast helps beat former team CHICAGO (AP) - When he was with the Chicago White Sox, Harold Baines was the team's all-time home run leader. He reverted to his old form Monday night, belting a three-run homer in the first inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the White Sox. Baines' three-run shot with two outs off Greg Hibbard (3-4) was his first hit in 10 at-bats in the series and snapped a 1-for-17 slump. "I had a very bad April, but I'm normally a slow starter," Baines said. Later in the game, Baines doubled and added two singles. "It was just one of those days," Baines safd. "Some days they fall in, fiome days "The Phillies should feel awful good today. They got a great kid. " Wichita St. coach Gene Stephenson not tough enough," Stephenson said before leaving for practice yesterday. "Well, he certainly answered that question last night. Not only was he on national TV and the pressure of trying to win, but he pitched before as big a college crowd, as hostile a college crowd, as you'll ever see. There were 18,206 fans there and 18,000 were Creighton fans." Creighton is located in Omaha. "He showed heart, maturity and character. The Phillies should feel awful good today. They got a great kid. If he continues to have success in Class A or wherever they put him, he'll be in the big leagues in a short time. He's got a great arm." Stephenson cautioned the Phillies not to rush Green. "If he has success in the minors , he'll gain confidence and be in the big league in a short time," the coach said. "He's got all the pitches, but I hope they don't rush him too they don't." Baines seems to do exceptionally well against Hibbard, who has yet to retire the veteran. Baines is 7-for-7 overall against Hibbard. "I'm sure he feels good when he steps into the box against me right now," Hibbard said. The Athletics and White Sox split a four-game series, which included a bench-clearing brawl Saturday when A's catcher Terry Steinbach was hit in the head by a Bobby Thigpen pitch. Two months does not make a season said Oakland Manager Tony La Russa, "but I hope I can be in first come September. That's what we're shooting for." ;; quick. He needs to build confidence at every level to win. I think he'll be able to jump from Double A to the majors easy, but don't rush him. "If he doesn't succeed, the confidence goes down, and they would have a rebuilding job to do." Stephenson said he took Green out against Creighton with the score tied 2-2, "because in our program we don't try to just get mileage out of a pitcher." Stephenson said Green has a good fastball, and he's not afraid to pitch inside. "He has a great major-league changeup," he said. "That good fastball makes his knuckle-curve that more difficult to hit. When it leaves his hand, it looks exactly like the fastball. Even when Creighton was looking for the knuckle-curve, they couldn't hit it. It was typical of him." Green's knuckle-curve is a little like former superstar Steve Carlton's slider. It drops Joe Slusarski (2-2) won for the first time since April 11, allowing two runs and three hits in six innings. Joe Klink pitched two innings and Dennis Eckersley finished for his 15th save. "He came through, and there are a lot of things he does well against left-handers and right-handers," La Russa said of his starter. Carlton Fisk led off the White Sox ninth with a home run off Eckersley. Eckersley has given up five homers in 2323 innings this season, compared to two in 73 1-3 innings last year. Baines doubled in the fourth and scored Oakland's fourth run on Lance Blankenship's RBI infield single. 9 David CreamerAssociated Press the Phillies made him their 6a steal' fast and often finishes out of the strike zone. But the pitch looks good, and batters can't seem to lay off swinging. Stephenson agreed that the knuckle-curve is Green's best pitch. The Wichita coach was asked about the cool, calm approach Green exhibited against Creighton and the trace of a smile that framed the pitcher's lips in critical situations. Stephenson said he thought Green's composure was "something he learned in this program. He is very much in command of himself." Green didn't return a phone call placed to his hotel room in Omaha. Green told the Philadelphia Daily News that while excited about being selected by the Phillies, he wasn't the kind to jump up and down or yell. He told a reporter that he was taking it in stride. He said that he always wanted to play pro baseball. Green said a problem with a muscle in his shoulder early in the season wasn't a problem. The Phillies said they had the pitcher take a magnetic resonance image examination, and that there were no lingering effects of the injury. OAKLAND eb r h bi MWlsn II 5 0 2 0 Gallego ss 4 110 Cnseco rl 4 0 0 0 OHdsncI 4 110 Baines dh 4 2 4 3 McGwr 1b 4 0 10 Law 3b 4 0 10 Blkshp 2b 4 12 2 Weiss ss 0 0 0 0 Quirk c 3 O 1 0 CHICAGO eb r h bi Cora 2b 4 0 0 0 Uhnsnct 4 0 10 Thmas dh 3 0 1 0 Pasgua 1b 3 0 0 O Grbeck ph 0 0 0 O Raines ph 10 0 0 Fltcher 3b 0 O O O Fiskc 3 2 11 Vntura3b 3 110 Newson It 10 11 Snyder II 10 10 Merullo ph 1 0 O 0 Sosart 3 0 0 1 Guillen ss 3 0 1 0 Totala 38 S 13 S Tolale 30 3 7 3 Oakland 30O 100 100 5 Chicago 020 OOO 0013 DP Oakland 3. Chicaqo 2 LOB Oakland 7. Chicaqo 5 2B Baines (10) MR Baines 6J, Biankenship 2, Fisk 2. CS WWilson (31. Baines (1. S Gallego. SF Sosa. IP H P. EPJ BB SO Oakland Slusarski W.2-2 Klink EckrrslevS.15 6 3 1 2-3 3 1 1-3 1 Chicago Hibbard L 3-4 7 2-3 11 5 5 1 5 Perez 1 1-3 2 0 0 1 2 WP Slusarski Umpires Home Cousins. First. Roe. Second. Reed: Third Brmkman. T 2 55 A 36.341. NOTEBOOK Bucs sign top pick Farrell By The Associated Press The Pirates yesterday signed catcher Jon Farrell, their first pick in Monday's free agent draft. Farrell, 19, is the first catcher taken in the first round by the Pirates since Steve Nicosia in 1973. He will be assigned to the Pirates' Welland farm club in the New York-Penn League. The Pirates also announced the signings of their third-round pick, Matt Rue-bel, a left-handed pitcher from the University of Oklahoma, and their ninth-round selection, Deon Danner, another left-handed pitcher from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. O's move Frank Robinson, fired last month as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, will be back with the team Monday as an assistant general manager. Ed Keating, his Cleveland-based agent for about 15 years, said Robinson would take a pay cut. "That's not to say his responsibilities won't be as great," Keating said. Johnny Oates replaced Robinson as manager. Reds shuffle i The Cincinnati Reds activated shortstop Barry Lar-kin and second baseman Bill Doran from the disabled list. The Reds made room on their roster by placing righthander Scott Scudder on the DL with a strained left rib cage, and designating rookie first baseman Reggie Jefferson for assignment to the minor leagues. More SD woes Right-hander Ed Whitson became the sixth San Diego Padres pitcher to be placed on the DL this season. Whitson, who has had soreness in his throwing elbow since his last start May 26, was placed on the 15-day list retroactive to May 27. The Padres purchased the contract of catcher Brian Dorsett from Class AAA Las Vegas. Fernando back? Fernando Valenzuela could make his pitching debut for the California Angels this weekend. The Angels were expected to announce yesterday they have agreed with the left-hander on a major league contract. A signed contract could place Valenzuela on the mound Saturday at Anaheim Stadium against the Detroit Tigers. He's expected to replace rookie Scott Lewis in the Angels' rotation. When Valenzuela signed as a free agent with the Angels last month, he agreed to pitch three games in the minor leagues. In those games, he pitched 17 innings without giving up an earned run. LEAGUE LEADERS Based on 136 at-bate Excluding last night' National League G AB game R H Avg. 30 73 .356 T. Gwynn SD Jose StL Samuel LA O. Smth StL Pndltn Atl Felder SF Biggio Htn Zeile StL H. Mrris Cm McGee SF 51 205 47 175 47 184 46 167 43 137 46 138 44 161 46 164 43 155 44 171 30 61 .349 .337 .335 .328 .326 .323 .323 .316 .316 30 62 32 56 26 45 22 45 24 52 24 53 19 49 20 54 Home run Pitching (pel.) F. McGriff. SD 12 Smiley, Pit.. 8-1 G. Bell.Chi 11 Crpntr.St.L. 6-1 Johnson. NY . 11 Glavine. Atl. . 8-2 Four tied with 10 Ft.Mrtnez. LA 8-2 RFJI Smith, Pit 7-2 Justice. Atl 38 Bielecki.Chi .7-2 W Clark, SF ... 38 Strikeout T. Gwynn. SD . 36 Gooden, NY... 68 Cldron...Mtl...35 Cone. NY 61 Johnson. NY . 35 Rio. Cm 60 Stolen bae Benes.SD 59 Coleman. NY. 28 Glavine. Atl ....59 DeShlds. Mtl .23 Save Grissom. Mtl .23 Da Smith. Chi 13 Nixon. Atl 19 Dibble. Cm 13 O Smith. St L. 16 Le Smith. St L 13 Lefferts. SD ... 12 Franco. NY .... 10 American League G AB R H Avg. C RpkenBIt 48 187 32 66 .353 Sierra Tex 44 184 36 65 .353 MolitorMil 45 198 36 69 .348 JoynerCal 45 177 31 61 .345 E. Mrtnz Sea 47 161 32 55 342 M.Lewis Cle 34 136 18 46 .338 PoloniaCal 45 190 36 64 .337 PuckettMm 49 201 27 67 .333 D HdsnOak 48 187 36 62 .332 BoggsBsn 46 173 28 57 329 Home run Pitching (pet.) C Ripken. Bal 12 Hnnman. Del 5-1 D Hndsn. Oak 12 Stotlmyr, Tor 5-1 Deer, Det 12 Ercksn. Mm . 8-2 C Dvis, Mm ... 11 Fmley.Cal 8-2 Fieldr. Det 10 Key. Tor 8-2 Je Bifid. NY ... 10 Cnditti. Cle ...7-2 Wtnfld.Cal 10 s,rikeou , RB' Clemns. Bos. 83 D. Hndsn. Oak 39 R Jhnsn. Sea 69 Fielder. Det... 38 Ryan. Tex 67 Winfield. Cat . 38 Fmley.Cal 5 C Ripken Bal 37 McDowll, Chi 43 Thomas. Chi .37 gave Stolen baaes Eckrsly. Oak .. 5 Polonia. Cal .. 18 Reardn. Bos .. 14 R Hndsn. Oak 16 Harvey. Cal . .. 13 Raines. Chi .... 15 Aguilra. Minn 12 . R Alomar. Tor 13 D Ward. Toro. 12 Cuyler. Det 12 je Rssll. Tex .. 12 f

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