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American League Roundup : Niekro's Lobs Fool Texas, 3-1

July 14, 1985|DAN HAFNER

Manager Tony LaRussa, thrown out along with catcher Carlton Fisk after Roenicke's slam, called it a gutty performance by Burns.

Minnesota 6, Detroit 4--Reliever Frank Eufemia fought off a hip injury to retire 10 Tigers in a row in this game at Detroit to earn his second save.

"He threw something out in his hip on the last out in the eighth," Manager Ray Miller said. "He came out with tears in his eyes. I told him to put some heat on it and get back out there. He did and he went out and did the job."

Roy Smalley, Mike Stenhouse and Randy Bush homered to lead the Twins attack as they continued their hex over the Tigers. The Twins are 7-0 this season against the world champions.

The loser was Dan Petry (10-8), who was one of the pitchers selected for the All-Star Game.

Seattle 6, Boston 5--After scoring three times in the top of the ninth at Seattle to tie the game, the Red Sox threw it away in the bottom of the inning. Jim Rice singled in one run, and Glenn Hoffman singled in the other two.

Ivan Calderon opened the Mariner ninth with a double. After an intentional walk, Bob Kearney sacrificed. First baseman Bill Buckner fielded it but bounced a throw past third baseman Wade Boggs, and Calderon raced home.

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