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8A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 26, 2000

Jeter lifts Yankees past Mets for 3-1 lead

SUBWAY SERIES - GAME 4
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter
and the New York Yankees wasted no
time sending
a message: NY YANKEES 3
first pitch,
first inning, NY METS 2
home run.
Jeter led off with a drive over the
left-field fence and the Yankees led the
rest of the way, beating the New York
Mets 3-2 last night in Game 4 to move
within one victory of their third
straight World Series championship.
Derailed a day earlier, the Yankees

got right back on track in taking a 3-1
lead in this Subway Series. Jeter home-
red and tripled, and Mariano Rivera
finished off 4 1-3 scoreless innings by
the Yankees bullpen.
A sellout crowd of 55,290 at Shea
Stadium seemed much more subdued
than Game 3, possibly because of a
much larger presence of Yankees fans.
The ballpark figures to be a lot loud-
er - either way - on Thursday night
when the Yankees try to become the,
first team since the 1972-74 Oakland
Athletics to win three titles in a row.
Andy Pettitte will start Game 5
against the Mets' Al Leiter. Of the prior
40 teams to take a 3-1 lead in the World
Series, 34 have gone on to win the
championship.

Mike Piazza's two-run homer pulled
the Mets within 3-2 in the third inning,
and there was no more scoring as both
managers made early moves to the
bullpen.
Yankees starter Denny Neagle was
pulled after 4 2-3 innings, with David
Cone coming in to retire Piazza on a
popup to end the fifth.
Reliever Jeff Nelson pitched 1 1-3
innings and was credited with the win,
Mike Stanton struck out the only two
batters he faced and Rivera pitched two
innings for his first save of the series,
with
Yankees fans erupting when he
struck out Matt Franco to end the
game.
Losing pitcher Bobby J. Jones was

lifted after five innings. Relievers
Glendon Rusch, John Franco and
Armando Benitez kept the Yankees
from breaking away.
The Yankees scored single runs in
each of the first three innings. They did
it without a contribution from cleanup
man Bernie Williams, who was hitless
in four at-bats and dropped to 02for-15
in the Series.
New York made it 3-0 in the third.
Jeter led off with a triple, giving him
eight hits in this Series, and trotted
home as Luis Sojo grounded out.
Mets fans did not seem daunted,
probably figuring their team would
have a chance to get back into the game
against Neagle.
They were right.

ORTMEYERS
Continued from Page 5A
"Playing against Jed is always fun"
Jake said, "but I can't let my younger
brother beat me. I've got to keep that in
the back of my mind all game."
In the end, though, this weekend is just
another seiries in the long, grueling
CCIIA season.
When all is said and done, the most
important thing for both brothers is still
making sure that his team comes home
with two wins.
With that in mind, Michigan coach Red
Berenson is confident that this matchup
is good for helping the Wolverines
accomplish the task at hand.
"Last year, (Jed) had a great weekend
(against Miami)," Berenson said.
"When you play against your brother,
there's always something more at stake,
a bit of a personal challenge and a fam-
ily challenge as well."

Penn State quarterback
indicted on assault charge
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Penrl
State quarterback Rashard Casey h'
been indicted by a grand jur( on a
assault charge in the alleged beating oia
an off-duty policeman, according toN
published reports.
Casey was indicted by the grand jur
investigating the May beating is;
Casey's hometown of Hoboken, N.J2
the newspapers said.
Casey and high school teammate;
Desmond Miller both pleaded innocent
to aggravated assault charges in then
case earlier this year.
Reports of the indictment, based on
anonymous sources, were carried in
Wednesday's editions of the Pittsburghi
Post-Gazette, the Centre (Pa.) Dail
Times, the Daily News, The Patriot
News of Harrisburg, Pa., and USA
Today.
USA Today said Casey was indicted'
on third-degree felony assault an
could face five years in prison if con
victed. It said his trial was expected t
begin next year
The Patriot-News and the Daily
News said Casey was indicted wit
second-degree assault, which coul
bring a 10-year prison sentence upon
conviction..
Terrence Hull, first assistant Hudsor'
County prosecutor, said he could noj
disclose results of the grand jury pro-
ceedings for at least a week. But he saidt
he would be permitted to speak about
the case if no indictments had beet
made.
Casey's lawyer, Dennis McAlev i
refused to comment.
Strawberrv back in jail for
violating court sentencing
TAMPA (AP) --- Troubled slugge.
Darryl Strawberry is in jail after leavi
ing a treatment center for a weekend*
drug binge with a friend.
Strawberry was taken into custody,
yesterday after testing positive fort
cocaine and saving he left the center
where he's serving house arrest to us;
drugs, according to Joe Papy, regional,
director for the Florida'Department ot,
Corrections.
Strawberry left the facility about 1 4
p.m. Saturday night and his probation
officer was notified. He returned a,
about 3 a.m. Sunday. Strawberryv
admitted smoking crack cocaine and
taking 10 Xanax, a mood-lifting pre:
scription drug.
Papy said Strawberry told him he
used drugs because of emotional dis*
tress. The one-time basebal star has
colon cancer.
"Needless to say, we are always dis
appointed when an addict relapses,
Papy said. "Darryl Strawberry is an
addict."
Joseph Ficarrotta, Strawberry s
defense attorney. could not be reached
for comment on the latest charges.
Strawberry was less than two months
into a two-year term of house arrest for
his conviction on drug and prostitute-
solicitation charges. He was serving his
house arrest at a private drug-treatment
center that state officials declined to
identify.
Under his house arrest, Strawberry
was prohibited from going anywhere
without his parole officer's permission.
He is now charged with two violations
of his house arrest, violating curfew

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Timberwolves stripped of
next five first round picks
NEW YORK (AP) --NBA commis-
sioner David Stern came down hard on
the Minnesota Timberwolves for the
secret salary agreement with Joe Smith,
fining the team S3.5 million and taking
away their next five first-round dral*I
picks.
The issue of possible suspensions for
owner Glen Taylor and general manager
Kevin McHale have not yet been decid-
ed, the NBA said in a statement
Wednesday.
The penalty is one of the stiffest in
league history and reflects how serious-
ly the NBA considered this offense.
Stern also voided Smith's contract,
making him a free agent.
Under an arbitrator's rulin.
announced Monday, Stern had the right
to void Smith's one-year, S2.5 million
contract. Stern went even further, void-'
ing Smith's last two contracts and there
by stripping Smith of his Larry Bird-
rights, which would have allowed him to"
sign a lucrative extension with the
Timberwolves next summer.
"They don't have the ability to do'.
that. Thev're definitely trying to rewrite
the arbitrator's ruling," said Smith'
agent, Dan Fagen
The NBA also asked the players.
association to "impose appropriate dis-
cipline" against Eric Fleisher, Smith's
former agent. A hearing must be held to
determine which Timberwolves' person-
nel had knowledge of the agreement.

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