14A - The Michigan Daily - SportsTuesday _ September 7, 2004
Offense gives Ledezma a Royal exit
Athlete of the Week
DETROIT (AP) - Wil Ledezma
made his last start in the Tigers'
rotation a strong one.
Ledezma (4-2) gave up two runs
- one earned - and seven hits in
six innings to lead Detroit to a 7-3
victory over the Kansas City Roy-
als yesterday. The 23-year-old left-
hander will move to the bullpen to
reduce the number of innings he
throws the rest of this year.
"I feel great, but it isn't my deci-
sion," he said. "I'm very happy
with the season I have had."
Ledezma went 12-4 for Double-
A Erie before coming to Detroit in
mid-July. He has pitched 155 2/3
innings this season.
"This is where we have to pull
the plug," Tigers manager Alan
Trammell said. "Wil doesn't
agree, but we'll do what is best for
him and for the organization."
The Tigers' second straight win
was their 63rd of the season, pre-
venting them from losing at least
100 games for a third straight
season. Detroit lost an American
League-record 119 games last
season - one less than the major
"It's only September 6, so hon-
estly, we knew we were going to
get there," Trammell said. "It's a
nice feeling after last year, but we
want to keep going."
Detroit hadn't played since Fri-
day, when it won at Tampa Bay
but had the last two games of the
series postponed because of Hur-
Catcher Ivan Rodriguez was
not with the team because he was
delayed in transit from Miami,
where he had stayed with his fam-
ily during the hurricane.
Gary Knotts pitched the final
three innings and gave up two hits
and one run - Angel Berroa's
solo homer in the ninth - for his
Denny Bautista (0-1) lost in his
first major league start, allow-
ing four runs on eight hits in six
innings. The Royals have lost
three of four.
"I was a little nervous in the
first inning, but I was okay after
that," Bautista said.
Detroit jumped out to a 3-0 lead
in the first, helped by two mis-
takes by Kansas City's defense.
Carlos Guillen singled with two
outs and Dmitri Young walked.
Carlos Pena lifted a harmless-
looking fly ball to shallow left, but
Desi Relaford broke the wrong way
and failed to make a diving catch,
giving Pena an RBI double.
"The last time I played against
these guys, Pena hit a ball over my
head, so I was playing deep and I
got a bad read on the ball," Relaford
said. "If I make that play, it might
have been a different game."
Monroe's single made it 2-0
when no one covered first on a
grounder between first and the
mound. Jason Smith followed with
a single to left, scoring Pena.
"We just played terrible defense,"
Royals manager Tony Pena said.
"They scored three runs off the kid,
but they didn't deserve them."
Kansas City left the bases load-
ed in the third, but scored twice in
the next inning - thanks to some
sloppy defense by the Tigers.
Ken Harvey reached second on
shortstop Guillen's throwing error
on his grounder and scored on Joe
Randa's single to right. Randa
ended up on second when Bobby
Higginson misplayed the ball, and
he scored when Matt Stairs dou-
bled down the right-field line.
Monroe made it 4-2 in the sixth
with his 13th homer. He has hit in
19 of his last 20 games.
Omar Infante drove in three
runs with a bases-loaded double
off D.J. Carrasco in the eighth.
Name: Lisa Gamalski
Why: Leading Michigan to its best start since 1999,
Gamalski was named the Manhattan College Invitational
Tournament M.V.P. With 54 assists and 14 digs, she
helped the Wolverines improve to 4-0 on the season.
Field Hockey vs. Syracuse
W. Soccer vs. Syracuse
M. Soccer vs. Dayton
Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan
W. Cross Country at Indiana State Invite
Volleyball vs. Oakland
Field Hockey vs. Old Dominion
Football at Notre Dame
Volleyball vs. Florida State
M. Golf hosts Michigan/Radrick Farms Invite
W. Golf hosts Lady Northern Invite
W. Soccer vs. Boston University
M. Soccer vs. Detroit
Terre Haute, Ind. 10 A.M.
Ann Arbor 1:30 P.M.
Ann Arbor 2 P.M.
South Bend, Ind. 2:30 P.M.
Ann Arbor 7:30 P.M.
Ann Arbor All Day
Ann Arbor All Day
Both field hockey contests will be played at Ocker Field, just off State Street.
Women's soccer will play both of its games on the Varsity Soccer Field right
next to Ocker Field.
The men's soccer team will play its first game at Saline High School's field. Its
Sunday evening game will be played on the Varsity Soccer Field.
Volleyball's two matches will be played at Cliff Keen Arena at State and Hoover
Men's golf will play its invitational at the Radrick Farms Golf Course at 4875
The women's golf team will host its invitational at the Michigan Golf Course,
just south of Michigan Stadium.
Tigers infielder Omar Infante drives in three runs en route to a 7-3 victory.
Quarter-bouncing in the Open
In tennis's final Grand Slam event, action is now heating up in the proverbial oven. The men's side has names like Tim
Henman, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi already in the quarterfinals, with Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt looking
to enter that round after today. The women's quarterfinal matchups are all set for today as well, with Serena Williams vs.
Jennifer Capriati leading the headlines.
Daily's WoNVd Cup Rankings
ARE YOU READY? l
Hank Williams Jr. is getting ready. Fantasy football coaches are getting
ready. Chicken wing makers at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ypsilanti are getting adief thy brek t
ready. With the NFL season just a heartbeat away, we at The Michigan Dailytois. N
want you to be ready too. Using our prognosticating genius, we have put
together a prediction of what will happen during this season. 2. Finland
0 ~aIuI Uiuisfired II' un hileOpdt-.
Men's Fourth Round
Roger Federer, SUI (1)
Andre Agassi, USA (6)
Dominik Hrbaty, SVK (22)
Nadia Petrova, RUS (14)
Svetlana Kuznetsova, RUS (9)
Tim Henman, GBR (5)
Tomas Berdych, CZE
Tommy Haas, GER
Lindsay Davenport, USA (5)
Jennifer Capriati, USA (8)
Karol Beck, SVK
(First road win:
Harrington in 2005?:
Lleyton Hewitt, AUS (4)
Serena Williams, USA (3)
Week 4 (Atlanta)
Week 13 (Arizona)
...........N o p e............
Week 6 (NY Giants)
Week 16 (Chicago)
* No Khabibulin, no Nabakov, no
offense, no problem. Russia has
been riding young keeper Llya
Joachim Johansson, SWE (28)
Elena Dementieva, RUS (6)
Michael Llodra, FRA
Tommy Robredo, ESP (18)
Amelie Mauresmo, FRA (2)
Andy Roddick, USA (2)
Playing the piano, at least
6. Czech Republic
SThomas Vokun has held the dis-
interested Czech team in the tour-
nament. They have a lot of talent
but nil desire to play.
Jamal Lewis in Dec.?:
Definitely not with the Ravens
Keyshawn Johnson (Dallas) Joey Harrington (Oregon) I
" Don't fret, Slovakia, it is pos-
sible to go 3-3 and still walk away
with the gold. I'd recommend
cheering for the Czechs though.
What's on today
AL Central Corner
U.S. Open (Tennis)
Everton vs. Manchester United (Soccer)
World Cup Quarterfinals (Hockey)
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (MLB)
World Cup Quarterfinals (Hockey)
U.S. Open (Tennis)
U.S. Open Highlights (Tennis)
11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Noon - 2 P.M.
1 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
7 P.M. - 10 P.M.
7 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
7 P.M. - 11 P.M.
12:30 A.M. - 1 A.M.
DETRoT 7, Kansas City 3
BALTIMORE 4, Minnesota 1
Chicago 7, TEXAS 4
Cleveland 5, SENITLE 0
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