Hits and misses

October 23, 1995|By Buster Olney

On the field: It was, Braves first baseman Fred McGriff said, a typical Tom Glavine start. He had mediocre stuff and battled and pitched around the edges and survived, holding the Indians to two runs in six innings to pick up the victory. "I wasn't really able to spot my fastball or curve tonight," Glavine said. "My best pitch was my changeup."

In the dugout: Indians manager Mike Hargrove considered starting the right-handed-hitting Herbert Perry at first base last night against left-hander Tom Glavine, because Eddie Murray is weaker against left-handers and inferior to Perry defensively. But Hargrove went with the experience, and Murray justified the decision, hitting a two-run homer in the second inning.

In the clubhouse: Alejandro Pena started the year with the Red Sox and gave up a homer to Albert Belle early in the season. Last night, though, he retired Belle with runners at first and third in the seventh. "This was revenge," he said. "I started him off with a slider and then got him with three straight fastballs."

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