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Page 10- The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, October 11, 1988




Slugger gives LA 3-2 edge

candidate Kirk Gibson slammed his
second game-winning homer and
rookie Tim Belcher won his second
straight game of the playoffs as the
Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New
York Mets 7-4 in Game 5 yesterday.
The win puts the Dodgers one game
away from their first National League
pennant since 1981.
Gibson, who ended a 1-for-16
slump with his game-winning homer
in Game 4, hit a three-run shot in the
fifth inning for his second homer in a
little over 12 hours.
Sunday night, the Mets and
Dwight Gooden were three outs away
from taking a 3-1 lead in the series
when Mike Scioscia tied the score
with a two-run homer.
Gibson hit a dramatic solo home
run in the 12th inning to give the

Dodgers a come-from-behind 5-4
win, evening up the series at 2
games apiece.
WITH TWO outs in the ninth
of Game 5, Gibson beat out an
infield hit, then appeared to reinjure
his left hamstring stealing second and
left the game. Jose Gonzalez ran for
Gibson and scored the Dodgers'
seventh run when Mike Marshall
tripled to right-center.
In all five games, the Dodgers
have scored first, this time breaking
through for three runs off loser Sid
Fernandez in the fourth inning on 39-
year-old Rick Dempsey's two-run
double and an RBI double by Alfredo
Belcher, who won nine of his last
11 regular season decisions and Game
2, allowed seven hits and struck out
six as he became the first rookie to

win two games in the playoffs since
the format was adopted in 1969. He
set down nine straight Mets before
Len Dykstra led off with a walk in
the fourth and Gregg Jefferies
NEW YORK chased Belcher in
the eighth. Len Dykstra led off with
a double and scored on Jefferies'
single, his seventh hit in 19 at-bats
in the series. Left-hander Ricky
Horton relieved Belcher and struck
out Keith Hernandez, then yielded a
single to Darryl Strawberry. Right-
hander Brian Holton was called in to
face Kevin McReynolds.
McReynolds hit a slow grounder
to short and Jefferies was called out
when the ball hit him as he ran to
third. McReynolds was credited with
a single, but the out cost the Mets a
scoring opportunity. Gary Carter
ended the inning by flying to left.
Holton pitched the ninth for the
The teams now fly to Los
Angeles, where the Dodgers can wrap
up the best-of-seven series tonight
when former Met Tim Leary opposes
David Cone, the losing pitcher in
Game 2.
second for the Dodgers without their
relief ace, Jay Howell, who was
suspended by National League
President Bart Giamatti for three days
after being ejected from Saturday's
game for having pine tar on his
glove. The suspension was reduced
on Monday by a day, making Howell
available for Game 6.
Howell was suspended for using
pine tar on the ball during game 3
against the Mets, while facing
slugger Kevin McReynolds. The
Mets had suspected that Howell had
used illegal substances during Game
1 of the series.
Acquired from the A's last winter
in the three-way deal that involved
the Mets, Howell became the
Dodgers bullpen ace this season,
saving 21 games.
Pine tar does nothing more than
enable a pitcher to get a better grip
on the ball. It does not alter the
ball's flight or improve its break or
its velocity. Howell said he used the
tar to help him overcome the adverse
weather conditions, Saturday in New
"A lot of pitchers do it," said
Dodger manager and ex-pitcher
Tommy Lasorda, who was very upset
with the ruling.
"I didn"t go to church with a
smile on my face," said Lasorda. "I
didn"t even eat well."

Slugger Stabbed
Michigan baseball player and cleanup hitter Thomas Brock, shown here in a game against
Wisconsin, was stabbed Friday night on State St. Brock is at University hospital and is
listed in "fair" condition.
Bo chooses full stadium
overtelevision1 coverage

Michigan football coach Bo
Schembechler said Monday that he is
tired of seeing himself on television.
The Wolverines' next two games,
against Iowa and Indiana, will start at
3:30 p.m. instead of the normal 1
p.m. Schembechler said continuing
such late starts will decrease fan
support in the future.
"We're going to lose our fans, I
promise you," said Schembechler,
who in addition to coaching football
is Michigan's athletic director.
"Before they purchase their tickets
next year, they're going to say,
'What time are you going to start?"'
Current television contracts allow
networks to determine starting times
of televised games.
Schembechler said many fans have
written to him to complain about the
late starting times. When games end
at 7 or 7:30 p.m., many outstate fans
are forced to choose between driving
home and arriving back late at night
or paying for a room in Ann Arbor.
"A full stadium at Michigan
means a hell of a lot more to me
than getting on television," Schem-
bechler said. "I think we've got to
stand up and say, if you want us on
television, you can move us up or
back one hour. That's it.
"(Michigan) stadium is full. My
people are there. There are people
waiting to get tickets. When that


stops happening, what am I going to
Blue banter
-Schembechler was disgusted with
the number of penalties (nine) his
team committed Saturday.
"I tell you, as bad as we were
(Saturday), we'd have had a decent
offensive day if we hadn't been
penalized every time we turned
"If that happens against Iowa,
we'll get beat.
-If the recent history of the
Michigan-Iowa series means
anything, then Wolverine Mike
Gillette better have his kicking shoe

ready for this Saturday. Three of the
last five contests between the two
teams have been decided by last-
second field goals. Michigan won in
1983 and 1986, and Iowa won in
-Schembechler is slow to make
comparisons between current tailback
Tony Boles and graduate Jamie
Morris, but their rushing statistics at
this point are very similar.
Boles has rushed 124 times for
685 yards after five games this year.
At this point last year, Morris had
rushed 110 times for 687 yards.
Morris finished with 282 attempts
for 1,703 yards last season.

Dodger Kirk Gibson embraces manager Tommy
Gibson's three-run homer in the fifth inning
Game 5 of the National League playoffs.

Associated Press
Lasorda after
of yesterday's

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Messner wins AP honors


CHICAGO (AP)- Defensive
tackle Mark Messner, star of the 15th
ranked Michigan Wolverines, and
Tailback Anthony Thompson of
18th-ranked Indiana, have been
selected Midwest Players-of-the-Week
by the Associated Press.
Messner, a senior from Hartland,
Mich., faced one of his toughest
matchups of the year last weekend,
playing against Michigan State star
Tony Mandarich. The battle of pre-
season All-Americans was won by

Messner, who had seven solo tackles
and two quarterback sacks in the
Wolverines' 17-3 victory over the
Thompson, a junior from Terre
Haute, Ind., has been the key to
Indiana's 4-0-1 start this season. He
has carried the ball 32 times for 190
yards, caught three passes for 25
yards, and scored a school-record four
touchdowns, in the Hoosier's 41-7
victory over Ohio State.

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