128 The Michigan Daily - - SportsMonday - September 13, 1999
Atlanta, Maddux lose to
Giants; lead down to two
Boston leads AL Wild
Card race; A's 3 back
Reds trailing Mets in NL wild
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - Barry Bonds
hit his 442nd home run, tying Dave Kingman for
22nd place on the career list, and the San Francisco
Giants beat Greg Maddux for the first time in more
than three years, defeating the Atlanta Braves 8-4
Maddux (18-7), who had won his previous eight
starts overall since a July 21 loss at Florida, had
been 5-0 against the Giants since July 25, 1996. He
walked five for the first time in 140 starts since
Aug. 9, 1995, following six runs - five earned -
and 10 hits in five innings.
Maddux had walked just five in his previous
eight starts combined and hadn't walked anyone in
31 consecutive innings going into the second
inning. His ERA, which had dropped from 5.02 on
May 21 to 3.36, rose to 3.50.
Rich Aurilia homered and drove in two runs, and
Joe Nathan (6-3) allowed four runs and six hits in 5
Bret Boone and Chipper Jones hit consecutive
home runs in the sixth inning for the Braves (91-
53), who still have the best record in the major
leagues. It was Jones' 40th of the season.
Brian Jordan's RBI single in the first inning put
Atlanta ahead. The Giants tied it on Nathan's sec-
ond-inning infield single, his first RBI in 22 career
A throwing error by Andruw Jones in center
illowed the (iants to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth.
Armando Rios singled, took third on Bill Mueller's
tingle and scored when Jones' throw sailed into the
photographer's well next to the Braves' dugout.
San Francisco scored four runs in the fifth on
ix consecutive singles. Doug Mirabelli's hit drove
n two runs, and Mueller and Aurilia each dove in
Atlanta closed to 6-4 on the Boone and Jones
card; Sosa stuck on 59
homers. Aurilia hit his 19th homer of the season
against Kevin McGlinchy leading off the seventh
and Bonds hit his 31st homer off Derrin Ebert lead-
ing off the eighth.
(AT) CINCINNATI 11, FLORIDA 5
Greg Vaughn drove in a pair of runs, becoming
the first Cincinnati player to reach 100 RBIs in 10
years, as the Reds beat the Florida Marlins I1-5
Sunday for their sixth straight win.
The win moved the Reds to within two games of
the wild card leading New York Mets.
Aaron Boone drove in four runs with a bases-
loaded double and a bases-loaded single, helping
Cincinnati score seven runs in the fifth and sixth.
Vaughn had a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring
single off A.J. Burnett (2-2) that put the Reds ahead
to stay 3-2 in the third.
Florida's Preston Wilson homered off Ron
Pokey Reese left with back spasms after the first
and Dmitri Young got a tight hamstring while run-
ning bases in the fifth.
The Reds won with a minimalist approach: 10
singles among 13 hits, two sacrifice flies, six walks,
two stolen bases and three Marlins errors.
Wilson homered in the sixth.
(AT) HOUSTON 7, CHICAGO 1
Carl Everett went 4-for-4 and Chris Holt won
for the first time in nearly a month as the Houston
Astros stretched their winning streak to 10, tying
the team record by beating the Chicago Cubs 7-I
Sunday and staying three games of second place
Sammy Sosa failed to homer, and has 59 home-
runs on the season.
Steve Trachsel (6-17) allowed four runs and
eight hits in six innings.
Everett put Houston ahead with an RBI single in
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston
Red Sox surged back into the pennant
race Sunday, beating nemesis Roger
Clemens and completing their first
three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium
since 1986 with a testy 4-1 win over
A sellout crowd of 56,028 pushed
the Yankees? home attendance past 3
million for the first time in franchise
Clemens (12-9) allowed two hits
in seven innings, but singles by Trot
Nixon, Jose Offerman and Darren
Lewis in the eighth broke a 1-all tie
and keyed a three-run burst. Nomar
Garciaparra had a sacrifice fly and
Troy O'Leary hit an RBI single.
Bret Saberhagen allowed three
hits in five innings.
Rheal Cormier (2-0) pitched out
of a jam in the sixth. Rod Beck
pitched the save.
Clemens plunked Wilton Veras
with a pitch in the top of the third and
Saberhagen hit Scott Brosius leading
off the bottom.
OAKLAND 4, (AT) TAMPA BAY 3:
Jason Giambi and Matt Stairs hit two-
run homers as the Oakland Athletics
beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 4-3
Sunday to move 15 games over .500
for the first time in seven years. The
win means that the A's remain three
games behind the . Red Sox for the
American League wild card spot.
Gil Heredia (12-7) allowed two
runs and five hits in seven-plus
innings. He struck out six.
Jason sringhausen came in with
the tying runs on in the eighth. He got
Terrell Lowery to ground out and
struck out Jose Canseco to end the
Isringhausen got the save.
Dan Wheeler (0-2) struck out a
team-record 12 batters in six innings.
Wheeler, who struck out the side in
the first two innings, gave up four.
runs, five hits and three walks.
Perry homered in the seventh.
Giambi's homer gave the Athletics
a two-run lead in the first. Stairs' shot
in the third made it 4-0.
TORONTO 5, (AT) DETROIT 3
Darrin Fletcher hit a two-run dou-
ble, and . Shawn Green and Carlos
Delgado homered Sunday, leading the
Toronto Blue Jays over the Detroit
Tigers 5-3 Sunday, who still remain in
wild card contention - trailing by six
Escobar (12-10) allowed one run
and three hits in five innings. Escobar
struck out six and walked one.
Billy Koch pitched 1 2-3 innings
for the save.
Jeff Weaver (8-1l) allowed four
runs, seven hits and four walks.
Weaver threw strikes on only I I of
26 first-inning pitches. Toronto
loaded the bases on a pair of two-out
walks and a hit batter before=
Fletcher's two-run double down the..
right-field line.: Fletcher was 7-for-
13 with two home runs and six RBI in
Green homered off Weaver's first
pitch in the third. Homer Bush tripled
in the fifth and scored on Delgado's
single. Delgado homered off Doug
Brocail led the eighth.
Chris Holt and the Houston Astros tightened their grip
on the National League Central with a win on Sunday.
Holt (4-13) allowed one run, four hits and four
walks in six innings, striking out seven. Three
relievers completed the six-hitter.
He threw 10 consecutive balls starting the game,
then retired 10 straight before consecutive singles
by Mark Grace and Henry Rodriguez in the fourth.
Jeff Reed's sacrifice fly scored Grace.
After Sosa singled andsGrace doubled in the
sixth, Holt struck out Rodriguez and Shane
Andrew's, then retired Reed on a groundout.,
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