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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan 14 PACIFIC SIMS AND STRIPES TUESDAY, MM 2011991,The Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. —. FrankThomas got four more hitsagainst Oakland, and the Chica-go White Sox won 10-4 Sundayin a game marked by AlbertBelle throwing an elbow at theface of Athletics catchierGeorge Williams. •>'The White Soxcompleted athree-gamesweep, and won their fourth ina row overall. They are 7-0against the A's this year.Thomas went 4-for-4 withtwo RBIs, a walk and threeruns scored.He hasreachedbase via hitor walk in 12straightplate ap-pearapces,and is pat-ting 16-for-23 (.696) with threehomers and 11 RBIs againstOakland.In the sixth; Belle was run-ning home on Norberto Mar-tin's single when he threw aglancing right elbow at Wil-liams' face. Williams was stand-ing near the plate waiting for athrow, which got past him afterBelle crossed. SEATTLE —Rafael Pal-meiro hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninthinning and thl? Baltimore Ori-oles beat the Seattle Mannersfor their first three-game sweepat the Kingdome since 1989.Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 19thhome run, most in the majors,but the Mariners still lost theirseason-high fourth in a row.ARLINGTON,Texas — JohnWettelandearned a save in his first ap-pearaHee, against his old team-mates, stnMng out Cecil Field-er with twoVunners on base tofinish the Texas Rangers' vic-tory over the New YorkYankees,Wetteland, the World SeriesMVP, relieved to start the ninthfor his 10th save in 11 chances.ANAHEIM,Calif. — JimEdmonds hittwo home runs and the Ana-heim Angels won their seventhstraight game, beating the Mil-waukee Brewers.Edmonds connected on a two-run shot in the first inning andadded a solo drive in the sixth.That gave him nine home runsthis season and five multi-homer games in his career.KANSAS CITY,Mo/— TonyClark had fourhits and Travis Fryman addedthree as the Detroit Tigersedged Kansas City.The Tigers trailed 4-3 enter-ing the seventh inning whenthey bunched four hits to scorethree runs. Clark, Fryman andBob Hamelin had RBI singles.Kansas City right-handerTim Belcher (5-4), who cameinto the game with the top ERAhi the American League at 1.72,gave up a career-high 13 hits ininnings.TORONTO —Matt Williamshit two ofCleveland's four home runs,leading the Indians over the To-ronto Blue Jays.Sandy Alomar and Jim Tho-me also connected for Cleve-land, which leads the majorswith 71 home runs.MINNEAPOLIS— Scott Staho-viak homeredand doubled, and the MinnesotaTwins got a pah* of gift hits onballs lost against the Metro-dome roof during a five-runfirst inning to beat the BostonRed Sox.Minnesota won for the firsttime in seven Sunday gamesthis season.flightMINNEAPOLIS— Tom Gordonpitched a four-hitter for Boston's first com-plete game this season, helpingthe Red Sox end a seven-gamelosing streak with a win overthe Minnesota Twins.KANSAS CITY,Mo. — TimPugh beat theteam that gave up on him andTony Clark hit two of Detroit'sfour home runs, leading the Ti-gers past Kansas City.Pugh (1-0), making his firstappearance since being calledup Tuesday from Triple-A Tole-do, gave up one run ^and Jthreehits in eight innings.ARLINGTON,Texas — TinoMartinez andPaul O'Neill both homered dur-ing New, York's six-run firstinning.Martinez's 17th homer, athree-run shot, gave him 50RBIs in 42 games. ,SEATTLE —Jimmy Key be-came the sea-son's o first eight-game winnerwhen Baltimore's bullpen sur-vived a shaky ninth inning.Key (8-0) gave up one runand six hits 5% innings.ANAHEIM,Calif. — DarinErstad's RBIsingle capped a two-run rally inthe eighth inning that gave theAngels their sixth straight win.Pinch-hitter Jack Howelldoubled home the tying run inthe eighth before scoring on Er-stad's hit, completing the An-gels' third comeback fromdown 5-0 in a week. ,The Associated PressANAHEIM, CMf. — The An-aheim Angels reacquired out-fielderJTony Phillips from theChicago White Sox in a four-player trade Sunday.Phillips, a spark of the 1995Angels as their leadoff hitterbut allowed to get away as afree agent, and catcher, ChadKreuter moved to Anaheim forleft-handed reliever ChuckMcElroy and catcher Jorge Fa-bregas.Both Phillips and Kreuterwere in the" starting lineup forthe Angels Sunday. Phillips wasleading off and playing leftfield, and Kreuter was catchingand batting seventh."Tony is just right0for thisclub now," said Anaheim gener-al manager Bill Bavasi, "theway he was right for the clubthe last time.."In 1995, Phillips scored 119runs and hit 27 home runs asthe leadoff hitter as the surpris-ing Angels led their division bylll/2 games in mid-August, ButSeattle overtook the swooningAngels, and after the seasonPhillips was not re-signed.misplace strike zone in loss to MetsJL 'The Associated PressNEW YORK — Five straight walks byColorado pitchers — three with thebases loaded — helped the New YorkMets score eight runs in the eighth in-ning for a win over the Rockies.New York trailed 4-2 en:tering the eighth beforeColorado's bullpen un-raveled, throwing 20 balls in 23 pitchesto five batters."As a manager," said Colorado's DonBaylor, "you're helpless. There's nothingyou can do. That's one of the worst situa-tions I've ever been in."Butch Huskey had tjiree hits and Car-lospaerga got both ofhis hits in the wildeighth as New Yorkwon for the sixthtime in eight games.Vinny Castilla andAndres Galarraga ho-mered f,or thei With the Shea Stadium crowd wavingfree giveaway beach towels, Bruce Riif-fin (0-1) threw 14 pitches — -12 balls -~to walk pinch-hitter Todd Hundley, ReyOrdonez and Manny Alexander in sue-'.Takashi Kashiwada (1-0) picked uphis first major league victory in relief.PHILADELPHIA --Scott Rolen hit a two-run homer and GarrettStephenson allowed only six hits and one;unearned run over seven innings as thePhiladelphia Phillies defeated the Hous-.ton Astros 5r3 Sunday, *The Associated Press>'Curt SchiSSingthrows to Houston Astros' Craig Qiggio onSaturday. SchsIHng pitched his secondstraight cofnpkte game in a 4-2 win.Rolenjs mild-inning home run, histhird in three days and fourth of the sea-son, gave the Phillies a 4-0 lead. DarrenDaulton then followed with his fifth ofthe year, > • */•:'• ••':'•-. • . . . ••MONTREAL --PedroMartinez improved to 7-0 with seven solid in-jtiingsand Mike Lansing matched a ca-reer-high with five hits including a homerun, leading the Montreal Expos overthe Los Angeles Dodgers.Martinez struck out seven, walked oneand joined the Mets'. Bobby Jones (7-2)as the National League's only seven-game winners.CHICAGO — SammySosa hit two home runs,leading the ChicagoCubs over the San Francisco Giants be-fore a standing room only crowd of37,958. ,Sosa homered in the first inning, atwo-run shot, for his 150th with theCubs, 10th highest in team history. An-dre Dawson ranks ninth with 174 homeruns. ".•••'. • .":•••:•.'•;-• '.';•• • •. ; " • :;Turk WendeU (2-2) picked up the winPITTSBURGH -r GreggZaun hit a go-ahead,pinch-hit single in the10th, one pitch after apparently thinkinghe had walked, and Florida overcameMidre Cummings* two-nm pinch homerin the ninth to defeat Pittsburgh.The Marlins have won seven in a row.and nine of 10 overall, and swept a roadtrip for the first time in their five-yearhistory by winning two in Atlanta andthree in Pittsburgh. Florida had neverbefore won a series in Pittsburgh, whereMarlins manager Jim Leyland manageduntil this season.CINCINNATI — BarryLarkin had a season-high three hits, includ-ing a bases-loaded single, and got astanding ovation for rally-killing defen-sive plays that helped the CincinnatiReds beat the San Diego Padres.Dave Burba (4-4) gave up seven hitsin six innings as the Reds pitched theirfirst shutout of the season. Three reliev-ers held the Padres to two hits in thefinal three innings.SaturdaynightATLANTA — One nightafter being no-hit for 8%innings, Atlanta brokeloose for 19 hits — five byiCenny Lofton.-.John Smoltz (S-3), whose scheduledstart was pushed back one day by the flubug, had two hits to lift his batting aver-age to .435 (10-for-23). Jeff Blauser add-ed three hits, including a two-runhomer.PITTSBURGH —: Pitch-er Pat Rapp homeredfor one of Florida's sea-son-high 19 hits as the Marlins won theirsixth straight.The Marlins, now nine games over.500 for the first time in their five-yearhistory, have won the first two games ofmanagei* Jim Leyland's three-gamehomecoming to Pittsburgh.PHILADELPHIA —Curt Schilling allowedthree hits and struck out11 in eight innings as the PhiladelphiaPhillies downed the Houston Astros.MONTREAL •— HideoNomo struck out a sea-son-high U. in 8V6 in-nings, and doubled to ignite a four-runthird inning.CHICAGO — Rick Wil-kins, who entered, thegame as a, replacementfor injured Damon Berryhill, hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth in-ning as the San Francisco Giants beatthe Chicago Cubs.