He may have found it. Boone switched stances, spreading out his legs dramatically, a la Joe DiMaggio, and letting his hands do most of the work. As a result, he's 28 for 84 (.333) since May 3, with two homers and 14 RBIs, and he has put thoughts of retirement on hold.
A bad week for the Mariners, who lost three pitchers to the DL. They were 1984 rookie hotshot Mark Langston (elbow), current ace Mike Moore (back) and Salome Barojas (shoulder). And Karl Best, who had become the No. 1 reliever by striking out 19 and allowing two runs in his last 18? innings, went back home for treatment on a sore shoulder.... The Orioles' Dennis Martinez may finally be all the way back. Martinez, who has undergone treatment for alcoholism, one-hit the Angels in his last start, his fourth straight strong outing.... Second baseman Brian McRae, 17, son of Hal McRae, 38, was the Royals' No. 1 draft choice, and as far as anyone knows, it's the first time a team has drafted the son of one of its own players.... Barry Bonds, son of Indians batting coach Bobby Bonds, was the Pirates' first-round choice. Chris Gwynn, Tony Gwynn's brother, went on the first round to the Dodgers. And Bo Jackson, Auburn's tailback, was chosen in the 20th round by the Angels, who are gambling he'll forgo his chances of a Heisman Trophy.
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