Thursday, June 3, 1982
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
The Michigan Daily
Indians top Twins, 4-2
CLEVELAND (AP) - Andre Thor-
nton homered for the fourth straight
game yesterday to spark the Cleveland
Indians to their 10th consecutive trium-
ph, a 4-2 decision over Minnesota, ex-
tending the Twins' losing streak to 14
The Twins' 14 straight defeats set a
team record and is the longest in the
majors this season. Minnesota has lost
19 of its last 20 and 28 of its last 31.
CLEVELAND'S winning streak mat-
ched a 10-game string in 1979. The club
record is 13, set in 1942 and equaled in
Indians starter Rick Sutcliffe, 4-1,
surrendered seven hits while striking
out five and walking one until yielding
to Ed Glynn to start the ninth. Glynn
faced just one batter before Ed Whitson
came on to record his second save by
striking out the side.
the Indians jumped on Bobby
Castillo, 2-3, for three runs in the first.
Miguel Dilone walked leading off, stole
second and continued to third on cat-
cher Tim Laudner's throwing error.
Padres 3, Cubs 1
CHICAGO (AP) - San Diego's Juan
Eichelberger fired a brilliant one-hitter
yesterday and the Padres scored all
their runs on a dropped fly ball to notch
a 3-1 victory over the ChicagoCubs.
Eichelberger, 5-6, yielded his only hit
on a questionable call in the second in-
ning when Scott Thompson hit a groun-
der to second. Tim Flannery slowed the
ball down, but it bounded off his glove
into right field and official scorer Dave
Nightingale of The Sporting News
credited Thompson with a hit.
Eichelberger struck out three and
The Cubs self-destructed in the sixth
inning en route to their fourth straight
loss. Dickie Noles, 5-6, issued con-
secutive walks to Gary Templeton and
Ruppert Jones, and Sixto Lezcano
singled to load the bases.
All three runners were running with
two out when Joe Lefebrve lofted a fly
ball to left-center field. Leon Durham
chased it down at the base of the 368-
LARRY PARRISH OF the Texas Rang
Baltimore Orioles puts on the late tag.I
foot marker, camped under it, then
dropped the ball, allowing all three
runners to score.
Rangers 4, Orioles 1
BALTIMORE (AP) - Rookie Dave
Hostetler hit a solo homer and Frank
Tanana pitched a four-hitter, ending a
personal six-game losing streak, as the
Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore
Orioles 4-1 Wednesday night.
The Rangers made it 4-0 in the fifth on
a double by Billy Sample and a single
by Grubb, fifishing Stewart. Rookie
George Davis finished up.
Tanana retired the first 11 batters
before Dan Ford doubled in the fourth
on a ball which barely reached the out-
field and was just missed by diving
second baseman Doug Flynn.
ers slides safely into third base in the second inning last night as Cal Ripken, Jr. of the
Texas went on to win the game, 4-1.
W L Pct. GB
Detroit................30 17 .638 -
Boston ................. 30 18 .625 2
New York..............24 22 .522 5
Cleveland..............24 23 .511 6
Baltimore........... 23 24 .489 7
Milwaukee-----------23 24 .489 7
Toronto-------------...22 26 .458 81/2
California .......... 3119 .620)-
Chicago................ 28 19 .596 11/
Kansas City...........2621 .553 31/2
Seattle ................. 2527 .481 7
Oakland ............... 24 27 .471 7 /
Texas ................. 14 29 .326 3/
Minnesota............12 40 .231 20
W L Pct. GB
St. Louis..-...........31 19 .620 -
Montreal ............ 25 20 .556 3
New York............27 22 .551 3
Philadelphia-......... 25 22 .532 4
Chicago............21 29 .420 10
Pittsburgh-...........19 27 .413 10
Atlanta .............. 28 20 .583 -
San Diego.......... 26 21 .553 11/2
Los Angeles. 25 25 .500 4
San Francisco ....... 22 29 .431 7% 2
Houston ............. 21 28 .429 7
Cincinnati............20 28 .417 8
Yesterday's games not included
MILWAUKEE (AP)- Manager Buck Rodgers, who led the Milwaukee Brewers
to their first playoff berth ever last season, was fired yesterday amid aslump in
which the team had lost 14 of 21 games.
Harvey Kuenn, the Brewers' batting instructor since 1971, was named interim
manager and took charge of the team for its game against the Mariners in Seattle
RODGERS, 43, was said to have checked out of the team's quarters at the Park
Hilton in Seattle and was unavailable for comment.
A change had heen rumored for several days as the Brewers, after a 16-10 start
this season, slumped to 23-24. Picked by many experts to win the American
League's East Division championship this season, they were in sixth place, seven
games out of first place, before last night's game.
"The main reason for the change is that the club has not played up to what we
think its potential is," General Manager Harry Dalton said in a statement issued
by the club here.
"WE HAVE A club which we legitimately believe is strong enough to be a con-
tender, and we have not playedin that fashion for the last three weeks or so."
Dalton said Kuenn, 51, would be "a full manager in every sense.
"The 'interim' simply means that at some point we will have someone else come
in to handle this ball club," he said. "However, the duration of the interim period is
open-ended. It could well go through the end of the 1982 season."
. .. replaced by Kuenn