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16A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 7, 1999

Fryman brings home run for Cleveland win

CLEVELAND (AP) - On a
gimpy knee that almost prevented
him from playing in October, Travis
Fryman finally helped the Indians'
run away from their Game 1 postsea-
son jinx.
Fryman's RBI single with one-out
in the bottom of the ninth inning
gave Cleveland a 3-2 win over the
Boston Red Sox, who may have lost
Pedro Martinez for the remainder of

the AL playoffs.
The Indians had lost eight
straight series opening games, dating
back to the division series against
Boston in 1995 before Fryman's
clutch bases-loaded base hit.
Martinez, baseball's most domi-
nant pitcher this season, pulled a
back muscle in the fourth inning and
had to leave the game. He is listed as
day-to-day and Boston manager Jimy

Williams said the right-hander would
be re-examined by doctors on
Thursday.
"We got a break with Pedro get-
ting hurt," said Fryman, who spent
most of the season on the disabled
list with a serious knee injury.
"Anytime you face Pedro, he's
tough. He's the best pitcher I ever
faced. You look up there in the sixth
inning and you don't see him out

there, it gives you a little pick-me-
up.
The Red Sox, who had counted
on Martinez giving them the lead in
the series, will turn to Bret
Saberhagen in Game 2 Thursday
against Cleveland's Charles Nagy.
Indians starter Bartolo Colon
struck out a season-high 1 l in eight
innings, and Paul Shuey picked up
the win with a perfect ninth.

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Atlanta pitcher Kevin Millwood allowed only one hit In the Braves 51 win over the
Astros. Ths Braves win ties the series at one apiece.
Miliwood throws one;
hitter; Braves win 5-1

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ATLANTA (AP) -The Braves must
be wondering why they didn't use
Kevin Millwood in the last two postsea-
sons.
Showing that he's now the best
starter on a staff filled with Cy Young
winners, Millwood threw the first post-
season one-hitter by one pitcher in 32
years to give the Braves a critical 5-I
victory over the Houston Astros yester-
day evening their first-round series at
one game apiece.
"I was a little nervous before the
game," Millwood said. "But once I was
on the mound, it was just like any other
start."
The 24-year-old Millwood, who
allowed a second-inning home run to
Ken Caminiti - stepped up this season
while Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and
John Smoltz - with seven Cy Youngs
among them - went through assorted
struggles.
It was the first complete game one-
hitter in the postseason since Game 2 of
the 1967 World Series, when Boston's
Jim Lonborg beat the St. Louis
Cardinals 5-0, allowing a double to
Julian Javier with two outs in the
eighth. Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers
combined on a one-hitter for the Braves
against Cleveland in Game 6 of the
1995 World Series.
"You don't throw a one-hitter every

day," Millwood said. "It was a lot of
fun. Everything was working. My fast,
ball was good. My curveball was good'
My slider was good."
With the Braves ina virtual must-win
situation after losing the first game 6-1
Tuesday, Millwood shut down tI7*g
Astros, retiring 15 in a row after
Caminiti's homer.
The streak was broken when third
baseman Chipper Jones booted a
grounder with one out in the seventh,
but the error didn't bother his pitcher.
Millwood got the next two batters onf
grounders. The Braves broke open a 2'
game with threeruns in the bottom half
on Brian Jordan's sacrifice fly and run-
scoring singles by Ryan Klesko an
Andruw Jones.
Millwood, 18-7 during the regular
season, didn't pitch at all the last two
postseasons while the Braves were
knocked out in the NL championship
series - even though he won 17 games
in 1998.
The best-of-5 series shifts to the
Astrodome, where the next two games
will be played Friday and Saturday. If a
fifth game is needed, it would be
Turner Field on Sunday.
Jordan and Klesko flip-flopped in the
batting order, a move that paid off with,
two RBIs from Jordan, hitting fourth
instead of fifth.

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