Pacific Stars And Stripes, May 20, 1997, Page 24

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan14 PACIFIC SIMS AND STRIPES TUESDAY, MM 2011991, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. —. Frank Thomas got four more hitsagainst Oakland, and the Chica- go White Sox won 10-4 Sundayin a game marked by Albert Belle throwing an elbow at theface of Athletics catchier George Williams. •>' The White Soxcompleted a three-game sweep, and won their fourth ina row overall. They are 7-0 against the A's this year.Thomas went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, a walk and threeruns scored. He has reached base via hit or walk in 12straight plate ap-pearapces, and is pat-ting 16-for-23 (.696) with three homers and 11 RBIs against Oakland. In the sixth; Belle was run- ning home on Norberto Mar- tin's single when he threw a glancing right elbow at Wil- liams' face. Williams was stand- ing near the plate waiting for a throw, which got past him after Belle crossed. SEATTLE — Rafael Pal- meiro hit a two- out, two-run single in the ninth inning and thl? Baltimore Ori- oles beat the Seattle Manners for their first three-game sweepat the Kingdome since 1989. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 19th home run, most in the majors,but the Mariners still lost their season-high fourth in a row. ARLINGTON,Texas — John Wetteland earned 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 ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. ANAHEIM,Calif. — Jim Edmonds hittwo home runs and the Ana- heim Angels won their seventh straight 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/— Tony Clark had fourhits and Travis Fryman added three as the Detroit Tigersedged Kansas City. The Tigers trailed 4-3 enter-ing the seventh inning when they bunched four hits to scorethree runs. Clark, Fryman and Bob Hamelin had RBI singles. Kansas City right-hander Tim Belcher (5-4), who came into the game with the top ERA hi the American League at 1.72,gave up a career-high 13 hits in innings. TORONTO —Matt Williams hit two of Cleveland'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 majors with 71 home runs. MINNEAPOLIS — Scott Staho- viak homeredand doubled, and the Minnesota Twins got a pah* of gift hits onballs lost against the Metro- dome roof during a five-runfirst inning to beat the Boston Red Sox. Minnesota won for the firsttime in seven Sunday games this season. flight MINNEAPOLIS— Tom Gordon pitched a four- hitter for Boston's first com-plete game this season, helping the Red Sox end a seven-gamelosing streak with a win over the Minnesota Twins. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tim Pugh beat the team that gave up on him andTony Clark hit two of Detroit's four home runs, leading the Ti- gers past Kansas City. Pugh (1-0), making his first appearance since being called up Tuesday from Triple-A Tole- do, gave up one run ^and Jthreehits in eight innings. ARLINGTON,Texas — Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill both homered dur- ing New, York's six-run first inning. Martinez's 17th homer, athree-run shot, gave him 50 RBIs 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 run and six hits 5% innings. ANAHEIM, Calif. — DarinErstad's RBI single capped a two-run rally inthe eighth inning that gave the Angels their sixth straight win.Pinch-hitter Jack Howell doubled 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 Press ANAHEIM, CMf. — The An-aheim Angels reacquired out- fielderJTony Phillips from theChicago White Sox in a four- player trade Sunday. Phillips, a spark of the 1995 Angels as their leadoff hitter but allowed to get away as a free agent, and catcher, Chad Kreuter moved to Anaheim forleft-handed reliever Chuck McElroy and catcher Jorge Fa- bregas. Both Phillips and Kreuter were in the" starting lineup for the Angels Sunday. Phillips wasleading off and playing left field, and Kreuter was catching and batting seventh. "Tony is just right0for this club now," said Anaheim gener-al manager Bill Bavasi, "the way he was right for the club the last time.."In 1995, Phillips scored 119 runs and hit 27 home runs asthe leadoff hitter as the surpris- ing Angels led their division bylll/2 games in mid-August, But Seattle overtook the swooningAngels, and after the season Phillips was not re-signed. misplace strike zone in loss to MetsJL ' The Associated Press NEW YORK — Five straight walks by Colorado pitchers — three with the bases loaded — helped the New York Mets score eight runs in the eighth in-ning for a win over the Rockies. New York trailed 4-2 en:tering the eighth before Colorado's bullpen un-raveled, throwing 20 balls in 23 pitches to five batters. "As a manager," said Colorado's DonBaylor, "you're helpless. There's nothing you 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 of his hits in the wildeighth as New York won for the sixthtime in eight games. Vinny Castilla andAndres Galarraga ho- mered f,or the i 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, Rey Ordonez and Manny Alexander in sue-' .Takashi Kashiwada (1-0) picked up his 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 SchiSSing throws to Houston Astros' Craig Qiggio on Saturday. SchsIHng pitched his second straight 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 of the year, > • */•:'• ••':'•-. • . . . ••MONTREAL --Pedro Martinez improved to 7-0 with seven solid in- jtiingsand Mike Lansing matched a ca-reer-high with five hits including a home run, 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 Chicago Cubs over the San Francisco Giants be-fore a standing room only crowd of 37,958. , Sosa homered in the first inning, atwo-run shot, for his 150th with the Cubs, 10th highest in team history. An-dre Dawson ranks ninth with 174 home runs. ".•••'. • .":•••:•.'•;-• '.';•• • •. ; " • :; Turk WendeU (2-2) picked up the win PITTSBURGH -r Gregg Zaun hit a go-ahead,pinch-hit single in the 10th, one pitch after apparently thinking he had walked, and Florida overcameMidre Cummings* two-nm pinch homer in the ninth to defeat Pittsburgh. The Marlins have won seven in a row.and nine of 10 overall, and swept a road trip for the first time in their five-year history by winning two in Atlanta andthree in Pittsburgh. Florida had never before won a series in Pittsburgh, where Marlins manager Jim Leyland manageduntil this season. CINCINNATI — BarryLarkin had a season- high three hits, includ-ing a bases-loaded single, and got a standing ovation for rally-killing defen-sive plays that helped the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres. Dave Burba (4-4) gave up seven hitsin six innings as the Reds pitched their first shutout of the season. Three reliev-ers held the Padres to two hits in the final three innings. Saturdaynight ATLANTA — 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 flu bug, 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 homered for one of Florida's sea-son-high 19 hits as the Marlins won their sixth straight.The Marlins, now nine games over .500 for the first time in their five-yearhistory, have won the first two games of managei* Jim Leyland's three-gamehomecoming to Pittsburgh. PHILADELPHIA —Curt Schilling allowed three hits and struck out11 in eight innings as the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Houston Astros.MONTREAL •— Hideo Nomo 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, the game as a, replacementfor injured Damon Berryhill, hit a go- ahead two-run homer in the eighth in-ning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs. ;

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