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Notes on a Scorecard - July 24, 1995

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The Rams may have left, but Anaheim Stadium still has a tenant that scores about a touchdown a game. . . .

The Angels are averaging 6.2 runs. . . .

At this pace, they will break the club record of 866 runs set in 1979 although the season is scheduled to last 144 games, 18 fewer than the norm. . . .

Among the beneficiaries of a lineup packed with six .300-plus hitters is Mark Langston, who has spent most of his career pitching for teams that he could have sued for non-support. . . . His earned-run average of 4.15 is not among the lowest in the American League this season, but his record of 9-1 is tied for third best. . . .

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“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Langston said after pitching 7 2/3 innings of the 13-2 victory over Detroit on Sunday. “You lean back, watch all the runs being scored, and then go out and just concentrate on throwing strikes.” . . .

“It’s so much fun to go to the ballpark every day,” Langston said. “It’s a blast.” . . . However, Orange County remains slow warming to the team that is threatening to run away with the AL West title. . . .

On an 80-degree Sunday afternoon, the tickets-sold count was only 18,948 and attendance is down nearly 180,000 from a year ago when the Angels were in third place and not averaging anywhere near a TD a game. . . .

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If the Dodgers finish as also-rans in the not-so-wild NL West, they will be able to look back at the debacle of Saturday night in Miami as one of the reasons. . . .

I mean, a come-from-six- runs-ahead defeat to the Florida Marlins can’t be taken lightly. . . .

Poor fielding must be contagious. . . .

Roberto Kelly, who dropped the fly ball that led to five unearned runs in the fourth inning, has committed five errors with L.A. this season. He had a total of four the last two seasons with other teams. . . .

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The Dodgers’ middle relief pitching continues to be atrocious. Isn’t there somebody out there Fred Claire can acquire? . . .

Tom Lasorda ought to keep the energizer, Chad Fonville, at second base, whether Delino DeShields is well or not. . . .

The Cincinnati Reds got Mark Portugal cheaply enough from the San Francisco Giants. . . .

Of course, I always did think Deion Sanders would wear a San Francisco uniform this year. . . .

Manager Buck Showalter probably will be the last to know when the New York Yankees call up Darryl Strawberry. . . .

Rocky mountain high and low: The Colorado Rockies are first in the National League in batting and next-to-last in pitching. . . .

Baseball interest is picking up when nine of the 14 tickets-sold counts on Saturday are at least 30,000. . . .

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Four division leaders--the Angels, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Boston--have better won-loss records on the road than at home. . . .

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John Daly’s British Open victory means there could be an All-American Grand Slam for the first time since 1982. . . .

Daly, U.S. Open winner Corey Pavin and Masters winner Ben Crenshaw are scheduled to play in the PGA Championship on Aug. 10-13 at Riviera. . . .

I guess it’s OK to criticize Daly’s club selection on the final day at St. Andrews if you’re an ABC commentator named Jack Nicklaus. . . .

Brent Musburger after a Daly clout that left the screen: “Apparently, he outshoots the BBC’s camera coverage.”. . . .

Genaro Hernandez is swimming in the early morning, boxing in the late morning, and running in the evening in preparation for his Sept. 9 fight against Oscar De La Hoya. . . .

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Hernandez boxes at the Brooklyn Gym beneath a banner that reads, “Bienvenido Oscar De La Hoya.”. . . .

Starting Aug. 7, Hernandez will spar with Sugar Shane Mosley, who knocked out Mauricio Aceves in the fourth round Friday night at The Pond of Anaheim. . . .

No list of the world’s best athletes is complete without Miguel Indurain, who won his fifth consecutive Tour de France on Sunday. . . .

One of the finest youth basketball programs in the nation, Bank of America’s Jammin’ Hoops Camp, will make stops at Marina High in Huntington Beach today through Wednesday, Pasadena High Thursday through Saturday and Compton College July 31-Aug. 2. . . .

The camps are free of charge to youngsters aged 7 to 18. Guest instructors include Marques Johnson, Gary Payton, Xavier McDaniel and Jay Humphries. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is honorary chairman and Jim Marsh director. . . .

I’ll take a $100 NCAA basketball finals ticket over a $1,000 New York Knicks ticket.

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