Denny Neagle, a graduate of Arundel High School who plays && with the Class AAA Portland Beavers, gave up four runs in six innings but got the win in the Minnesota Twins' 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the Hall of Fame exhibition game yesterday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Neagle, 22, an All-Metro selection in 1986, was named Maryland's Minor League Player of the Year at the Tops in Sports banquet this year.
Jarvis Brown's sacrifice fly drove in the winning run, and Shane Mack, Kent Hrbek and Chili Davis each hit a bases-empty homer.
A capacity crowd of more than 9,800 watched the game.
* HITS FOR THE HOMELESS: The Baltimore Orioles, WMAR-TV and WDCA-TV helped raise $70,000 in pledges in Saturday's telethon during a game against the Seattle Mariners. The sum was a 30 percent increase from last year. Fifteen Orioles wives answered phones at the WMAR studio.
* CUBS: Relief pitcher Dave Smith, 36, who has an 0-5 record with 16 saves and a 5.06 ERA, will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday.
Meanwhile, the club announced that starting pitcher Danny Jackson, has been making good progress in his comeback from a strained lower abdomen, could be back in 10 to 14 days.