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Kennedy Hits Road to Join Travelers

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE LEAGUES

May 02, 1998|DAVE DESMOND

The St. Louis Cardinals promoted shortstop Adam Kennedy (Cal State Northridge) to the double-A Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League this week.

Kennedy, the Cardinals' first-round draft choice in June, was scheduled to make his first start Friday night at home against Shreveport.

Kennedy, batting .261 with no home runs and seven runs batted in at Prince William, will fill in for shortstop Jason Woolf, who is expected to miss at least four weeks because of a broken thumb.

The former Matador All-American reported to the Travelers Thursday night after driving more than 11 hours from Virginia.

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Scanning Thursday's box scores:

Triple-A--J.P. Roberge (St. Francis) had two hits for Albuquerque (Dodgers) in a 9-5 loss to Omaha.

Double-A--Gabe Kapler (Taft) doubled twice and drove in two runs, and former JetHawk Carlos Villalobos had two hits and two runs batted in for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 12-1 rout of Birmingham. . . . David Newhan (Pepperdine) and Mike Mitchell (Rio Mesa) hit singles for Mobile (Padres) in a 5-1 victory over Carolina. . . . Jon Tucker (Chatsworth) hit his fifth home run and had three hits and two RBIs for San Antonio (Dodgers) in a 3-0 victory over Midland. . . . Stacy Kleiner (Taft) had two hits for Arkansas in a 9-1 loss to Shreveport.

Class-A--Jon Garland (Kennedy) allowed two hits and one run, but walked five in five innings for Rockford (Cubs) in a 4-1 loss to Kane County. Garland, who did not get a decision, lowered his ERA to 3.29. . . . Chris Garza (Notre Dame) lowered his ERA to 1.76, striking out three in 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief and earned the decision for Fort Myers (Twins) in a 7-6 victory over Kissimmee. . . . Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits and stole his seventh base for Frederick (Orioles) in a 5-4 loss to Winston-Salem. . . . Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) had two hits and two RBIs for Lake Elsinore (Angels) in a 7-6 victory over Bakersfield.

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