Evans' stats vs. Hough earn him starting spot

Orioles notebook

August 09, 1991|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff

Barring a broken leg or an attack of beriberi, Dwight Evans will be in rightfield tonight when the Orioles entertain the Chicago White Sox.

It has not escaped manager John Oates' attention that the 39-year-old Evans is batting .319 lifetime (23- for-72) against 43-year-old Charlie Hough, the knuckleballer who will open for the White Sox.

"Dewey is the only guy on the team over .300 against Hough," manager John Oates said. "We've got a few over .200, but most are under that."

Mike Devereaux is hitting .273 against Hough, but in an $l inconclusive 11 at-bats. Juan Bell is 2-for-5.

David Segui may get a call tonight, too. He is 1-for-14 in his last five games, but didn't play at all during the four-game series with Milwaukee. He's only 1-for-18 against the White Sox, but the one hit was last Sunday against Mr. Hough in Chicago.

"Segui will probably play," Oates said. "Well, maybe."

* CHITO AILING: Outfielder Chito Martinez missed last night's 6-4 loss to the Brewers with a slightly strained left hamstring suffered Wednesday in the third inning.

"Chito could pinch hit, although he can't run very well yet," Oates said. "It'll probably be another day or two. He said he had it before, early in the year at Rochester, and it took three days."

* GOING, GOING, GONE: Last night's was the Brewers' 155th and final game ever at Memorial Stadium. Their first was June 15, 1970, a 9-6 win despite a grand slam by the Orioles' Merv Rettenmund.

The Orioles finished 97-59 against the Brewers at the stadium, their second-best record against a visitor behind Texas (133-74).

* 29 LOTTERY TICKETS: With 29 home dates remaining, the Orioles will give away packs of 29 instant lottery tickets to 29 fans tonight. The winners are determined by random seat selection.

* THIS 'N THAT: Randy Milligan has knocked in 20 runs in his last 20 games. He has hit safely in nine straight games, matching his season-high . . . Brady Anderson went 0-for-4 and is 1-for-19 in his last six games, the one hit a home run Monday.

Cal Ripken's 23rd home run and a single raised his average two points to .322 . . . Milwaukee winner Bill Wegman is 6-1 lifetime against the Orioles . . . The Brewers' Darryl Hamilton extended his batting streak to a career-best 13 games with his first home run since July 8, 1990, a grand slam against the California Angels.

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