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AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP : Stanley's Hit Lifts Yankees

August 26, 1993|From Associated Press

Mike Stanley of the New York Yankees will leave Chicago remembering one at-bat: his last.

"I'll leave here knowing I got a big base hit and forget all the rest," Stanley said Wednesday after his eighth-inning single broke a 5-5 tie and the Yankees went on to defeat the White Sox, 7-5, for their 10th victory in 14 games.

"This lets me leave here with something positive," said Stanley, who was hitless in 13 at-bats and had managed only two hits in 21 at-bats before his game-winner. "Until that hit, I didn't have much positive to think about."

The Yankees, who are 7-2 against Chicago, remained one game behind first-place Toronto in the American League East.

Paul O'Neill opened the eighth with his third hit of the game, an infield single off Scott Radinsky (6-2). Donn Pall relieved and, after fielding Bernie Williams' bunt, threw past first to put runners on second and third. Stanley followed with his single to center.

New York added a run when Pat Kelly hit a grounder back to the mound and catcher Ron Karkovice couldn't handle Pall's throw to the plate.

Yankees starter Domingo Jean went four innings and allowed four runs on five hits. Rich Monteleone (6-4) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief. Bob Wickman got the last out for his third save.

Toronto 10, Cleveland 7--John Olerud and Paul Molitor had four hits apiece to lead a 17-hit attack as the Blue Jays outlasted the Indians at Toronto.

Olerud went four for four with two doubles and four runs scored, boosting his major league-leading average to .392--the third time this season he has had at least four hits in a game.

Molitor, the American League's second-leading hitter with a .331 average, went four for five with a double, triple, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Pat Hentgen (15-7) added to his team-leading victory total despite allowing six runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Reliever Tony Castillo pitched 1 1/3 innings before yielding to Duane Ward, who got the final out for his 36th save.

Texas 10, Boston 2--Ivan Rodriguez had a career-high five RBIs and keyed a four-run first inning with a three-run homer for the Rangers at Arlington, Tex.

The Red Sox lost their sixth consecutive game and have dropped eight of nine. Texas has won four in a row.

With Nolan Ryan and Charlie Leibrandt injured, rookie Steve Dreyer (2-1) gave the Rangers a quality start at a critical time. He pitched 6 1/3 innings of five-hit ball, and the Ranger bullpen shut down the Red Sox on one hit the rest of the way.

Detroit 7, Seattle 4--Travis Fryman had four hits and four RBIs as the Tigers overcame Ken Griffey's 36th and 37th homers to win at Detroit and extend their winning streak to five games.

Cecil Fielder hit his 29th homer for the Tigers, and Dave Valle homered for Seattle.

Bill Gullickson (11-6) ran his lifetime record to 9-0 against the Mariners, allowing four runs on seven hits in the six innings he worked for his fifth consecutive victory.

Tim Leary (8-6) was the loser, allowing seven runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The Tigers scored four runs in the sixth to overcome a 4-3 Seattle lead. Skeeter Barnes, Allen Trammell and Dan Gladden singled for one run. After a walk to Lou Whitaker, Fryman singled home two runs and Fielder singled Whitaker home.

Minnesota 4, Kansas City 2--Pedro Munoz had an RBI single--only his second hit in 35 at-bats--in a three-run second inning and the Twins won at Kansas City, their second victory in eight games.

Scott Erickson (8-15), the losingest pitcher in the major leagues, won for the second time in six starts, allowing two runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Kansas City starter Tom Gordon (8-5) went seven innings, giving up all four runs, three earned..

Milwaukee 12, Oakland 2--Cal Eldred won his 14th game and the Brewers used three four-run innings to win at Milwaukee and send the Athletics to their sixth consecutive loss.

The losing streak is Oakland's longest in two years.

Eldred (14-12) won his third consecutive start, walking three, striking out eight and allowing eight hits over eight innings.

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