From The Atlanta Journal – Constitution -The San Francisco Giants, who are playing their final season in the park formerly known as Candlestick, paid tribute Sunday to their 1960s all-decade team before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda and Juan Marichal were among those honored, along with Mike McCormick, Tito Fuentes, Jim Davenport, Jose Pagan, Tom Haller and Stu Miller.

Willie McCovey was unable to attend because of knee problems that have left him barely able to walk, but he sent a videotaped greeting.

The first 25,000 fans to arrive were given a free Willie Mays Bobblehead doll.


Expos: Jose Vidro returned to the lineup after leaving Saturday night’s game with soreness in his left hamstring.

Marlins: Florida’s rally from a 4-0 deficit kept Jesus Sanchez from becoming the third Marlins starter ever to start a season 0-5.

Mets: A strikeout as a pinch hitter ended John Olerud’s streak of reaching base safely in 47 consecutive games.

Phillies: Philadelphia players wore blue-and-silver ribbons on their caps during their weekend series in Colorado in honor of the teenagers killed at Columbine High School.


Astros: .Jeff Bagwell went 0-for-5, ending a 14-game hitting streak.

Brewers: Milwaukee relievers have not allowed an earned run in the past 20 1/3 innings.

Cardinals: Mark McGwire’s No. 41 from the 1984 Olympics was retired Saturday by USA Baseball.

Cubs: Outfielder Glenallen Hill became the ninth Cub to go on the disabled list this season. He was hitting .452 before straining his right hamstring. Bo Porter was called up from Class AAA Iowa to replace him.

Pirates: Former Brave Brad Clontz was called up from Class AAA Nashville to replace injured reliever Rich Loiselle and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Reds: After Marge Schott sells the team to three limited partners, smoking will be banned in the Reds’ offices.


Diamondbacks: Left-hander Brian Anderson was optioned to Class AAA Tucson and right-hander Amaury Telemaco was activated.

Dodgers: With 45 steals in their first 31 games, Los Angeles is on pace to break its team record of 198, set in 1962, when Maury Wills stole 104.

Giants: Brent Mayne became the first San Francisco pinch hitter to drive in a run this season with a seventh-inning single. Giants pinch hitters are 4-for-38.

Padres: After winning the second and third games of the season, San Diego has failed 10 times to put consecutive wins together.

Rockies: Brian Bohanon failed Saturday in his bid to become the first Colorado pitcher ever to win six games in six starts.


Hart: No sympathy for Royals

Sorry, Royals fans. John Hart doesn’t feel your pain.

Cleveland’s general manager has heard that when the Indians visit Kansas City next month, the Indians, like the Yankees last weekend, will be greeted by protesters upset with a growing chasm between baseball’s haves and have-nots.

“If we’re on the list as one of the teams to be protested, I think it’s an absolute joke,” Hart said. “Because . . . we are truly the same kind of market as Kansas City. It’s just that we’ve had a plan and gone about it and our fans support us and our community supports us.

“Where were they six years or seven years ago when they were winning and spending (former owner) Ewing Kauffman’s money and not developing a plan and paying attention to what was going on?”


Blue Jays: Tony Fernandez, coming off his first five-hit game, left in the third inning Saturday with a strained left groin.

Devil Rays: Saturday’s win over the Indians was Tampa Bay’s first in Cleveland.

Orioles: Right-hander Rocky Coppinger was sent down to Class AAA Rochester when left-hander Scott Kamieniecki was activated.

Red Sox: Juan Pena became the first Boston pitcher to win in his major-league debut since Vaughn Eshelman beat the Yankees May 2, 1995.

Yankees: Outfielder Ricky Ledee was optioned to Class AAA Columbus and outfielder Shane Spencer was recalled.


Indians: Manny Ramirez, who dropped a routine fly Friday, found two of his gloves laced together when he got to the ballpark Saturday.

Tigers: Willie Blair got his first victory of the season Saturday despite allowing four home runs, three of them in one inning.

Royals: Jeff King was activated from the disabled list and started at first base. He went 0-for-5.

Twins: Former major leaguer Frank Rodriguez pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Twins’ Salt Lake City affiliate Saturday night.

White Sox: John Snyder is 12-3 since coming to the big leagues last June, including 5-1 this year.


Angels: Infielder Dave Silvestri’s contract was purchased from Class AAA Edmonton and left-hander Mike Holtz was optioned.

Athletics: Tony Phillips’ eight home runs match his total for 1997, when he played 141 games. Last season he hit four in 65 games.

Mariners: Shortstop Alex Rodriguez, on the disabled list since April 9 following right knee surgery, will play two rehab games in the minors this week and is likely to be activated Friday night.

Rangers: With the activation of starter John Burkett on Sunday, Texas was expected to trim a reliever.