Robinson elated after Milacki updates his file

October 01, 1990|By Jim Ingraham | Jim Ingraham,Special to The Evening Sun

CLEVELAND -- This was Bob Milacki's "last time" game.

You know, "last time he started a game," and "last time he won a game." Stuff like that.

In the first game of yesterday's doubleheader here, Milacki updated his "last time" file by starting and winning a game for the first time in a long time as the Orioles beat the Indians 6-3.

Milacki, who finishes the season with a record of 5-8, pitched seven solid innings, holding the Tribe scoreless on two hits. It was Milacki's first start since July 30 and his first victory since June 30.

After spending the entire month of August on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder, Milacki was activated Sept. 1. Since then he had pitched three times in relief -- six innings -- prior to yesterday's start.

"He looked great," said Orioles manager Frank Robinson. "Especially under the circumstances. He hasn't pitched in 17 days. You couldn't ask for anything better than that. It answered a lot of questions for us."

The only two hits allowed by Milacki were an infield single by Candy Maldonado in the second inning and a single by Jerry Browne in the sixth. He walked two and struck out four.

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