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8B - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, April 22, 1996

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Brewers take 7th straight
A's stop Sox; Griffey, Martinez each go deep twice

The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The pressure of a
winning streak can be almost as difficult as a
losing streak.
Teams that are winning, though, somehow find
"way to keep it going.
The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for four runs in
the eighth yesterday to beat Kansas City for their
seventh straight win, while sending the Royals to
iheir fifth straight loss and seventh in eight games.
"It was kind of a somber attitude on the bench
all day," said Jeff Cirillo, whose single drove in
:4e final run of the rally as the Brewers swept the
Royals in a four-game series for the first time ever.
-"It was kind of quiet. Then Kevin Seitzer gets a
fit. And (Hipolito Pichardo) throws high and tight
t Greg Vaughn. I think that kind of woke us up."
Pinch hitter Jesse Levis had a two-run single in
the rally.
"This is a real confidence booster for me," said
fevis. "Not playing every day, it gives me a
chance to show skip I can make some contact and
put the ball in play and drive in some runs. That
really helps me out a lot."
OAKLAND 6, CHICAGO WHITE Sox 5
Pinch-hitter Pedro Munoz doubled home the go-
ahead run in the seventh inning as the Oakland
Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 yesterday
and stopped a four-game losing streak.
Frank Thomas, Chris Snopek and and Ron
Karkovice homered for the White Sox, who had
won three straight.
SEATTLE 9, TORONTO 5
Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez twice hit
consecutive home runs, leading Randy Johnson
and the Seattle Mariners past the Toronto Blue
Jays 9-5 yesterday.
Though not his usual, overpowering self,
Johnson (4-0) stopped a two-game Seattle losing
streak for the third time this year. He gave up four
runs, one of them unearned, in five innings and
struck out six.
Griffey hit a two-run homer in the second in-
ning and Martinez followed with a home run off
Erik Hanson (2-3).

TEXAS 9, BALTIMORE 6
Dean Palmer hit a grand slam and a two-run
homer yesterday, and the Texas Rangers over-
came another leadoff home run by Brady Ander-
son to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 for a three-
game sweep.
Palmer's second two-homer game of the week-
end-he also did it Friday -and the second four-
hit game of his career kept the Rangers off to the
best start in club history and the best in the majors
at 13-4.
CLEVELAND 11, BOSTON 7
Carlos Baerga drove in five runs, matching
his career high, and Manny Ramirez homered
twice Sunday as the Cleveland Indians came
from behind to beat the reeling Boston Red Sox
11-7.
Cleveland, aided by nine walks, completed a
three-game sweep ofthe Red Sox and improved to
7-0 against them this season. Boston has lost 1I of
its last 12 games to fall to 3-15 for only the second
time in franchise history.
Clemens, who did not get the decision, is off
to the worst start of his career at 0-3 after five
starts. Reliever Brad Pennington (0-2) took the
loss.
NEW YORK YANKEES 9, MINNESOTA 5
Kenny Rogers, finally getting a chance to pitch for
his new team, held Minnesota hitless until the sixth
inning yesterday and ledthe New York Yankees past
the Twins 9-5.
Rogers (1-0) allowed only an infield hit, worked
around five walks and did not give up a run in 5 1-
3 innings of his Yankees debut.
Signed to a $20 million, four-year contract in
January, Rogers lost his spot in the rotation after
a poor showing in the exhibition season and began
the year in the bullpen.
Rogers did not work in relief and, after two
potential debuts were postponed because of bad
weather, was sent to Florida to pitch April 12 in an
extended spring training game.
Rogers left after an infield hit by Chuck
Knoblauch with one out in the sixth and a walk ran
his pitch count to 85.

~ . Angels use.
COmeback
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over t1gers
The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Garret
Anderson's RBI triplecapped California's
four-run eighth inning Sunday night that
sent the Angels to their fifth straight win,
6-5 over the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit starter Greg Gohr took a 5=2
lead and a three-hitter into the eighth
before the Angels rallied to send the Ti-
gers to their fifth consecutive loss.
Reliever Mark Eichhorn (1-1) carn4
the victory with three scoreless innings.
Troy Percival got three outs for his sixth
save.
Danny Bautista's two-run homer and
Kimera Bartee's RBI single in'the sixth
inning had given the Tigers a 5-2 lead.
But Gohr was unable to protect his lead
,r .in the eighth. Gary DiSarcina's single
chased the right-hander, who was re-
placed by Richie Lewis (1-1). Randy
Velardethen singled before Jim Edmonds
double made it 5-3.
' Velarde scored on Tim Salmon's
grounder, and Chili Davis followed with
a bloop RBI single to center to tie it at 5.
One out later, Anderson tripled into the
right-field corner to score Davis withthe
go-ahead run.
Bautista's first homer of the season
snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inningw
Eddie Williams singled to open t ie
sixth off starter Jim Abbott, and Bautist
0-for-9 lifetime against the Californi
pitcher, homered to left field.
Following Bautista's homer, Alan
Trammell singled to chase Abbottls 6le
second and scored on Bartee's single Off
Eichhorn.
Abbott allowed five runs and six hits in
five-plus innings. He struck out one while
matching his career high with six walks.
& Abbott had also walked six Tigers on
t F; May 8, 1993.
California took a 1-0 lead in the first
without the benefit of a hit as Gohr's wild
pitch scored Velarde, who had walked
and worked his way to third on a walk and
s a fielder's choice.
- Don Slaught's solo homer, his third,
gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the second.
Abbott, who struggled with his control
all game, let Detroit load the bases in the
third with a pair of walks around Bartee's
single before Mark Lewis bounced into
orce to score Mark Parent.
Travis Fryman tied it 2-2 in the fifth
with an RBI single.
Giants drop Cubs; Padres top Braves in 15

AP PHOTOS

Above:
Philadelphia's
Mark Whiten
(back) safely
returns to second
base, yesterday
after a throwing
error by St. Louis
Cardinal
shortstop Royce
Clayton.
Left: New York
Met Ray Ordonez
slides across
home plate with
umpire Terry Tata
looking on.
Laeft: Padres'
centerfielder
Steve Findlay
dives safely back
to first base
ahead of the tag
of Atlanta Brave
first baseman
Fred McGriff.

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The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Mark Carreon hit athree-
run homer and scored the go-ahead run on
Steve Scarsone's squeeze bunt in the sixth
inning yesterday as the San Francisco Giants
beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6.
Osvaldo Fernandez (3-0) gave up
eight hits in five innings, struck out five
and walked one. Rod Beck got four
straight outs for his fourth save.
Steve Trachsel (I-1)allowed six runs,
but just two were earned. He walked
four and struck out three.
Mark Grace hit three doubles for the
second time this season, the sixth time in his
career. Luis Gonzalez drove in three runs.
SAN DIEGO 2, ATLANTA I
Rookie pitcher Tom Thobe made two
errors that let San Diego score the go-
aheadrun inthe 15th inning, then grounded
out to end the game yesterday, giving the
Padres a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Steve Finley hit a sacrifice fly in the
Padres 15th. But with a runner on first and

two outs in the Atlanta half, the Padres
intentionally walked Fred McGriff.
The Braves, with no position players
left to pinch hit, let Thobe bat for the
first time in the majors. After badly
missing the first pitch, he grounded
weakly to second.
COLORADO 6, NEW YORK METS 4
Just when the New York Mets seemed
poised for their first two-game winning
streak, John Franco and Lance Johnson
combined to boot it away.
Franco (2-1) loaded the bases in the
ninth inning, then gave up a single to
Walt Weiss that Johnson misplayed and
threw away for a double error, allowing
the Colorado Rockies to beat the Mets
6-4 yesterday.
MONTREAL 9, PITTSBURGH 4
David Segui hit a grand slam and went
4-for-5, leading the Montreal Expos past
the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 yesterday for a
three-game sweep.
Segui hit his slam in the sixth inning

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and Sherman Obando followed with a
home run, highlighting a six-run burst.
The Expos hit grand slams in coi
secutive games for the first time in the
28-year history. Darrin Fletcher con-
nected Saturday in an 11-2 victory.
Shane Andrews hit a slam on Tuesday,
giving the Expos three in six days.
HousTON 7, CINCINNATI 5
Derek Bell hit a tiebreaking, three-
run homer in the eighth inning yester-
day, and the Houston Astros beat the
Cincinnati Reds 7-5.
After Barry Larkin's homer helped
the Reds tie it at 4 in the top of tl
eighth, the Astros won it in their half.
Brian Hunter singled with one out
and Jeff Bagwell singled with two outs.
Bell then extended his hitting streak to
10 games by driving the first pitch .rbm
Jeff Brantley over the left-field fence
for his third homer of the season.
PHILADELPHIA 4, ST. Louis 2
Rookie Mike Grace allowed one run
in 7 2/3 innings and Mike Liebe'rthal
homered and drove in two runs yeste*
day, leading the Philadelphia Phillies
over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2.
Grace (3-0) gave up seven hits, struck
out six and walked one, lowering his
ERA from 4.74 to 4.05.
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