August 11, 2006


Schilling gets into ‘extra’ trouble


The Associated Press
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Curt Schilling adjusts his cap after giving up a walk to Kansas City Royals’ Emil Brown in the eighthinning Thursday. The Royals rallied for three runs in the eighthinning to beat Schilling and the Red Sox 5-4.

By The Associated Press
Curt Schilling got himself in extra trouble against Kansas City.
Boston’s ace tied the AL record by allowing 10 extra-base hits, and the Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win Thursday night. The win completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
“I don’t know if there’s any in-depth explanation other than I didn’t get the job done when I had to make the pitches,” Schilling said. “I felt fine. I felt fine.”
Schilling (14-5) gave up nine doubles and a home run, matching the mark set by Washington’s Dale Gear in 1901 and equaled by Cleveland’s Luis Tiant in 1969.
Boston went 1-5 on a trip to Tampa Bay and Kansas City, who have the two worst records in the AL. The Red Sox, swept in a three-game series at the Royals for the first time in 15 years, have lost five straight for the first time since 2004. They remained a season-high three games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.
“We’ve backed ourselves into a little bit of a hole. Now we’ve got to find a way to get out of it,” Boston manager Terry Francona said.
Ryan Shealy’s infield single, the only hit by the Royals that didn’t go for extra bases, pushed across the go-ahead run and finished Schilling. Emil Brown homered in the sixth.
“It’s strange,” the Royals’ Mark Teahen said. “But when you’re a team full of power hitters, that happens.”
Andrew Sisco (1-2) pitched one inning, and Ambiorix Burgos got his 18th save in 28 chances.
“If we want to play baseball instead of golf in October, we’re going to have to pitch better,” Schilling said.
Rangers 8, Mariners 2: Mark Teixeira and Michael Young hit three-run doubles in consecutive innings as Texas moved a game ahead of visiting Seattle and out of last place in the AL West.
Teixeira’s bases-clearing double in the sixth put the Rangers ahead 3-2, and extended his on-base streak to 34 games.
Adam Eaton (2-2), who threw only 18 pitches in his start Sunday before being ejected, allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, including homers by Adam Jones and Ben Broussard. Joel Pineiro (7-10) gave up six runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Blue Jays 5, Twins 0: Ted Lilly (10-10) allowed three hits and two walks in six innings, and Bengie Molina backed him with a two-run homer as Toronto began a 10-game trip. The Blue Jays won for the fourth time in five games following a seven-game losing streak,
Alex Rios had two RBIs for Toronto, which trailed Minnesota by 7 1/2 games in the AL wild-card race when the day began.
Carlos Silva (8-10) lost for the first time in six starts, giving up five runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Indians 14, Angels 2: Ryan Garko hit a three-run double that capped Cleveland’s seven-run fourth at Jacobs Field, then opened the sixth with his first career homer.
Cliff Lee (10-8) won for the first time in five starts since July 13, allowing two runs and nine hits over seven innings in his 100th career start. He signed a $14 million, three-year contract extension Tuesday.
The Angels, who dropped 3 1/2 games behind AL West-leading Oakland, lost starter Ervin Santana (12-6) after five pitches when he bruised the inside of his left knee when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Jason Michaels.
TWINS OPTIMISTIC: The Minnesota Twins are optimistic, but not totally confident, that injured left-hander Francisco Liriano will return this season.
Liriano, 12-3 with a league-leading 2.19 ERA, had a second, enhanced MRI exam that showed a mild chronic strain of his ulnar collateral ligament.
A clinical exam revealed weakness and stiffness in his shoulder that is causing that soreness in his forearm near his elbow.
— Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker will testify in the Mitchell investigation into steroid use in baseball, and said he assumed he was called because of his relationships with Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa.



Cortland High to start practicing

The varsity and junior varsity football teams will be the first at Cortland High to begin practicing for the upcoming fall season, both slated to start with sessions from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the high school. Jim Brown returns as varsity coach, and Eric Prior is the new head JV coach.
The rest of CHS’s varsity and JV teams will begin practicing on Aug. 21. Dan Law’s boy’s varsity soccer squad, and the boys’  JV team under Tom Dovi, will both go from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Barry. The girls’ varsity soccer team, under new coach Abbey Albright, will conduct its first session from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the high school, and the girls’ JV team, with Tiffany Beam replacing Albright as coach, goes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school.
Jamie Brown’s varsity field hockey team, and the JV squad under Maureen White, will start things off with 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. sessions Aug. 21 at the high school. The boys’ varsity golf team, again coached by Kevin Cafararo, will begin practicing from 8 a.m. to noon at Cortland Country Club, and Bob Walrath’s girls’ varsity tennis team will go from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the high school.
The boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams, coached by Bob Vidulich, get things going from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the high school and Joe McMahon’s varsity girls’ swimming team opens from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at SUNY Cortland’s Moffett Pool. The varsity and JV cheerleaders, under new coach Brittanie Magnus, go from 8 to 11 a.m. at the high school track.
The modified football team, under head coach Brian Tasselmyer, has its first practice from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 1 at the high school, and all of the other modified squads will conduct their first practices Sept. 6 at the high school.
Nick Kline’s boys’ soccer team goes from 2:45 to 5 p.m. that day, while the girls’ soccer squad under Betsy Meldrim will go from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Phyllis Litzenberger’s field hockey team starts up from 3 to 5 p.m., and the cross country squad, headed up by Dan Camillo, will start with a session from 3 to 4 p.m.
All athletes must have a sports physical card before they will be allowed to participate in any practice sessions or games.