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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2B □ Herald-Zeitupg □ Sunday, August 17,1997 American League At A Glance All Times CDT By The Associated Press East Division National League At A Glance All Times CDT By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct. GB W L Pct. GB Baltimore 74 43 .632 — Atlanta 76 48 .613 — New York 72 49 .595 4 Florida 70 50 .583 4 Boston 60 63 .488 17 New York 67 54 .554 7 1/2 Toronto 58 62 .483 17 1/2 Montreal 60 60 .500 14 Detroit 56 65 .463 Central Division 20 Philadelphia 44 75 .370 Central Division 291/2 Cleveland W L Pct. GB W L Pct. GB 63 56 .529 — Houston 65 58 .528 Chicago Milwaukee 58 57 61 62 .487 .479 5 6 Pittsburgh 59 62 .488 5 Kansas City 50 68 .424 12 1/2 St. Louis 55 67 .451 9 1/2 Minnesota 51 70 .421 13 Cincinnati 53 67 .442 10 1/2 Wast Division Chicago 49 74 .398 16 W L Pct. GB Wast Division GB Anaheim 68 53 .562 San Francisco W L Pct. Seattle 67 53 .558 1/2 69 54 .561 — Texas 59 63 .484 91/2 Los Angeles 66 56 .541 2 1/2 Oakland 50 73 .407 19 San Diego 59 63 .484 91/2 Friday’s Gamas Colorado 58 64 .475 101/2 Baltimore 4, Seattle 3,1st game Friday’s Gamas Seattle 8, Baltimore 3, 2nd game 1 Boston 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Kansas City 5, Detroit 3 Cleveland 5, Toronto 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 2 Anaheim 5, Milwaukee 3 Oakland 11, Chicago White Sox 6 Saturday’s Games Late Games Not Included Cleveland 8, Toronto 4 Texas 8f N.Y. Yankees 5,10 innings Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 2, (n) Minnesota at Boston, (n) Kansas City at Detroit, (n) Anaheim at Baltimore, (n) Oakland at Milwaukee, (n) Sunday’s Games Kansas City (Rosado 8-8) at Detroit (Keagle 0-2), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Clemens 18-4) at Cleveland (Wright 3-1), 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (Tewksbury 4-8) at Boston (Sele 11-9), 12:05 p.m. Anaheim (Watson 10-7) at Baltimore (Krivda 1-0), 12:35 p.m. Texas (Witt 11-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Cone 12*6),,12(36 p.m. » Seattle (Fassero 11-7) at Chicago White Sox (Navarro 9-10), 1:05 p.m Oakland (Prieto 6-6) at Milwaukee (Woodard 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Texas, 2, 5:05 p.m. Anaheim at Baltimore, 6:35 p.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m. Only games scheduled Philadelphia 5, Houston I Florida 6, Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 3, Atlanta 2,12 innings Colorado 6, N.Y. Mets 2 San Diego 5, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 6, Montreal 2 Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles 3 Saturday’s Games Late Games Not Included Atlanta 5, St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 5, Houston 3 Montreal at San Francisco, (n) Pittsburgh at Florida, (n) N.Y. Mets at Colorado, (n) Chicago Cubs at San Diego, (n) Cincinnati at Los Angeles, (n) Sunday’s Games Philadelphia (Stephenson 6-5) at Houston (Garcia 5-8), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mlicki 5-8) at Colorado (Thomson 4-7), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Clark 9-7) at San Diego (Menhart 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Montreal (Paniagua 0-0) at San Francisco (Alvarez 2-1), 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cooke 8-111#$ Florida (Brown 10-8), 3:35 p.m. Atlanta (Neagle 16-2) at St. Louis (An.Benes 8-6), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tomko 7-4) at Los Angeles (Nomo 11-9), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Florida, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 6:35 p.m. Only games scheduled ed-hot F 5 ros 3 HOUSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies know they’re not going to the playoffs. They’re not exactly helping the Houston Astros get there, either. Gregg Jefferies hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Billy Wagner and the Phillies rallied to beat the Astros 5-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. Phillies manager Terry Francona called the game one of the Phillies’ best of the year. “We were down 3-0, but against (Darryl) Kile it seemed like more,” Francona said. “We didn’t quit. We kept coming back.” The Phillies last won six in a row in June 1995. They have won 14 of 17 overall. “Everybody here is having a lot of fun right now,” starting pitcher Tyler Green said. “We know we’re not going to the World Series but we can build on this. It* a great feeling. I think we could get used to it.” The game marked the third straight loss for the NL Central-leading Astros. It also prevented Kile from winning his 10th straight decision and becoming the leagued first 17-game winner. Williams, Grissom key Indians’ six-run seventh in 8-4 victory CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Williams and Marquis Grissom each homered during a six-run seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians past the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 Saturday. Williams connected against Paul Quantnll (5-5) for his 26th homer, a three-run shot that put Cleveland ahead 5-4. Grissom’s two-run homer capped the burst. Williams, whose broken-bat single in the 10th inning won Friday nights game 5-4, singled home another run in the eighth for his fourth RBL Paul Shuey (3-1) pitched four scoreless innings. He gave up just an infield hit and struck out five. Cleveland trailed 4-1 and had only two hits off Toronto starter Pat Hentgen through six innings. Omar Vizquel opened the seventh with a single and Manny Ramirez walked. Vizquel scored to make it 4-2 when catcher Charlie O’Brien threw wildly past first in an attempt to pick off Ranurez. Hentgen struck out Jim Thome and was relieved by Dan Plesac. David Justice singled to center, sending Ramirez to third and setting up Williams. Hentgen allowed three runs on four hits in 6 I -3 innings, striking out eight without a walk. Jeff Juden again was shaky for Cleveland, allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks in five innings. Shannon Stewart was hit in the batting helmet just above the left ear by Juden* second pitch. He crumpled to the ground but did not lose consciousness as teammates and trainer Tommy Craig rushed to his aid. After a few minutes, Stewart sat up, then walked off the field, replaced by pinch-runner Jacob Brumfield. Physicians pronounced him fine. Iratm 8, Cardinals 3 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Greg Maddux overcame a three-run first inning deficit, and Fred McGriff hit a two-run homer, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday. Maddux, who had allowed a total of only four first-inning runs in 26 previous starts this season, gave up a three-run homer to Ray Lankford in the first. Maddux (16-3) had not won since July 27, with no decisions in his last three starts. He was lifted for a pinch hitter atter Kile took a 3-2 lead into the eighth, but Scott Rolen led off with a single. Wagner relieved with two outs and gave up a tying single to pinch-hitter Kevin Jordan. “It’s kind of tough to play a last place team, but they’ve been kicking our butts all year,” shortstop Tim Bogar said. It* frustrating but the bottom line is, they’re not as bad as their record*! Wagner (7-5) walked Mickey Morandini with one out in the ninth and Jefferies hit his 11th homer of the season over the left-field fence. “I told myself if he throws me a curveball he’s going to strike mc out,” Jefferies said. “I was sitting on his fastball. A guy throwing that hard, ybu have to. I sat on his fastball and fortunately I got one.” . Wagner was disappointed only with his fast ball to Jordan. “What can you say? Jefferies hit 97 mph fastball inside,” Wagner said. “Show me someone who hits that consistently and I’ll get worried. The only pitch I’d take back was the one to Jordan. “I’m just going to continue throwing the fastball. If they can hit it, they’ll hit it.” Jerry Spradlin (2-6) pitched one inning for the win. Ricky Bottalico pitched the ninth for his 23rd save. Kite allowed nine hits, struck out four and walked one in 7 2-3 innings. “I felt pretty good, their guys are just playing pretty well, they kept scraping until the got the lead” Kile said. “I left a couple of pitches up and they got some hits but we played a great game. The Astros led 3-0 after five innings. Rico Brogna singled home a run in the Phillies sixth and Morandini doubled home a run in the seventh. Houston took a 2-0 lead in the second off Green on a throwing error by Brogna at first base. Luis Gonzalez and Scan Berry started the inning with singles and after Tony Eusebio reached on a force play, Tim Bogar singled. Chuck Carr followed with a bouncer to Brogna, but his throw home was over catcher Mark Parent’s.head allowing Berry and Eusebio to score. Carr helped out in center field with a diving catch on a fly ball by Morandini to start the fourth. Carr hit his third homer for a 3-0 lead in the fifth. “I think it* evident we need to loosen up,” Astros manager Larry Dierker said. Wetteland comes through at plate, helps Rangers beat Yankees in 10th throwing 66 pitches in six innings on a 93-degree day. Maddux struck out two, didn't walk anyone and allowed seven hits. Mike Bielecki, Mike Cathcr and Mark Wohlers each pitched one hitless inning for the Braves, with Wohlers getting his 29th save. The Cardinals are 2-8 against Atlanta this season and have lost eight of their last 12 overall. In the St. Louis first, Brian Jordan and Mark McGwire singled before Lankford connected for his 24th home run of the season. The Braves chipped away at the Cardinals lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth. Kenny Lofton led off the fourth with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice by Michael Tucker and scored on Chipper Jones’ grounder to short. The Braves scored in the fifth on singles by Ryan Klesko and Jeff Blauser and a sacrifice fly by Eddie Perez. McGriff put Atlanta ahead 4-3 in the sixth with his 16th home run, off Cardinals starter Matt Morris (8-8). Morris allowed four runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in seven-plus innings. NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever John Wetteland hit an RBI double in his first at-bat in more than three years in the 10th inning Saturday and picked up a win against his former team as the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 8-5. Wetteland, who saved all four of New York’s World Series wins last year to be named MVP, doubled off Ramiro Mendoza (4-5) after pinch-hitter Domingo Cedeno’s RBI single had given the Rangers a 6-5 lead. Wetteland (7-2) was batting for the first time since June 14, 1994, when he singled for the Montreal Expos against Pittsburgh. The closer, who signed with Texas as a free agent last December, has two wins and a save in four appearances against the Yankees this season. Texas juggled its lineup in the eighth, moving designated hitter Ivan Rodriguez to catcher. The Rangers lost their DH in the switch, forcing the pitcher to bat. Wetteland was a 6-for-41 (.146) career hitter in the NL. Dodgers retire No. 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It* official — former manager Tom Lasorda will bleed Dodger blue forever. Lasorda became the ninth man in franchise history to have his number retired Friday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers mandated that jersey No. 2 will never be worn again. “Tonight is one of the most prestigious nights of my life,” Lasorda said during a 31-minute ceremony before the Dodgers faced the Cincinnati Reds. “What a wonderful reception that you have just given me “I never got a base hit, I never hit a home run, I never struck anybody out. Whatever success I achieved as manager of the Dodgers became a reality because of the contributions of our players. They are the ones who put me in the Hail of Fame. “They are the ones who made it possible for my number to be retired tonight.” Among others who spoke during the ceremony were team owner Peter O’Malley; longtime announcer Vin Scully; general manager Fred Claire; current manager Bill Russell; Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey; former Cincinnati and Detroit manager Sparky Anderson and former shortstop Pee Wee Reese. Lasorda, inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Aug. 3, managed the Dodgers for 19 1/2 seasons before retiring July 29, 1996 because of health concerns after a heart attack. Benji Gil added an RBI single in the 10th and Juan Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Texas. Third baseman Charlie Hayes had three errors and Joe Girardi tripled and double for the Yankees, who had their winning streak ended at three. Darryl Strawberry, re-instated from the disabled list on Friday after being sidelined since April with a knee injury, pinch-hit in the eighth for New York and drew a two-out walk. Held to four hits through seven innings, the Yankees tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Chad Curtis’ two-out homer, his 11th, off Danny Patterson. Lee Stevens had given the Rangers a 5-4 lead in the top of the inning with his 13th homer. Hayes’ third error helped Texas take a 4-3 lead in the seventh oq4uaqu Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly. Hayes was charged with a two-base error when he couldn't come up with Benji Gil* leadoff smash against New York starter Andy Pettitte. Gil moved up on single and scored on Gonzalez* fly to right. New York tied it in the bottom of the inning on Tino Martinez* sacri fice fly, the first baseman* major league-leading 114th RBL Staked to a 3-0 lead after three, Texas starter Darren Oliver carried a one-hitter into the fifth when he walked the first two batters. He gave up a one-out REI single to Derek Jeter, but got Tim Raines to pop up and retired Williams on a hard liner to left. Consecutive walks to Martinez and Mike Stanley to open the sixth ended Oliver* day. Matt Whiteside struck out the first two batters he faced before Girardi gapped a triple to right-center, the catcher* first triple since Game 6 of last year* World Series. 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