Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan14 PACIFIC SIMS AND STRIPES TUESDAY, MM 2011991,
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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
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.
base via hit
or walk in 12straight
and is pat-ting 16-for-23 (.696) with three
homers and 11 RBIs against
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 —
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
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
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.
— 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
Minnesota won for the firsttime in seven Sunday games
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.
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
Paul O'Neill both homered dur-
ing New, York's six-run first
Martinez's 17th homer, athree-run shot, gave him 50
RBIs in 42 games. ,
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.
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. ,
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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-
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.
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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, *
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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
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.
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.