Oates calls Jones for double duty

Orioles notebook

August 13, 1991|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff

Stacy Jones, a 6-foot-6 righthander, will make his first major-league start in the second game of tonight's doubleheader with the Texas Rangers.

Manager John Oates calls it "a one-time start" because of the press of a doubleheader. Jones has no decisions and a 2.25 ERA in eight innings spanning three relief appearances since being recalled from Triple A Rochester July 30. He was 4-2 with seven saves for the Red Wings.

Jones will face the Rangers' Jose Guzman (7-4). In the opener at 5:05 o'clock, Bob Milacki (7-6) will oppose Brian Bohanon (1-0).

* TEN FOR ORSULAK: Joe Orsulak extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a first-inning single. The longest string of his career is a 12-gamer in 1985.

The Orioles, no-hit by Wilson Alvarez Sunday, were 0-for-38 when Orsulak singled. Their previous hit was by Bob Melvin in the sixth inning Saturday.

* LAST FOR SOX: The White Sox played their 282nd and final game at Memorial Stadium last night. Their first was April 15, 1954, a 3-1 Oriole win.

Their loss last night, which snapped their winning streak at seven, prevented the White Sox from becoming the fourth team to go undefeated in one season at the stadium. They finished 5-1. The unbeatens were the 1977 Rangers (5-0), the 1986 Tigers (7-0) and the 1988 Royals (6-0).

* THIS AND THAT: Chito Martinez returned to the lineup with a pair of hits. An injured hamstring last Wednesday restricted him to a pinch-hitting appearance (Saturday) . . . Last night's crowd of 25,972 raised attendance for 55 home dates to 1,775,664, second highest in club history at this point to last year's 1,796,279 . . . Orioles in slumps: Juan Bell (1-for-18) and Mike Devereaux (0-for-13).

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