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October 21, 1990

TOKYO (AP) _ Tsutomu Itoh drove in four runs and Orestes Destrade knocked in two, leading the Seibu Lions to a 9-5 victory over the Yomiuri Giants Sunday and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 Japan Series.

Tetsuya Shinozaki, who relieved Kimiyasu Kudo with one out and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, limited the Giants, winners of the Central league pennant, to two hits over 4 2-3 innings.

The Pacific League champion Lions scored seven runs on nine hits against Giants ace Masaki Saitoh in 2 2-3 innings.

A wild pitch by Saitoh let in the Lions’ first run in the first inning, and Destrade, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates, doubled home another. Itoh hit a two-run home run in the second.

Destrade, the Pacific League’s home run champion with 42, hit a solo homer in the third. It was his second homer of the series.

The Lions scored in the seventh on Itoh’s sacrifice fly and in the eighth on Kazuhiro Kiyohara’s single.

The Giants scored two runs in the second on a home run by Kaoru Okazaki. They added one run each in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings, the last on a homer by Toshio Shinozuka.


CHIBA, Japan (AP) - Saburo Fujiki beat Akihito Yokoyama on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday and won the $960,000 Bridgestone Golf Tournament.

Fujiki birdied the 541-yard, par-5 18th hole, while Yokoyama parred it in the playoff after both shot 69s and tied at 14-under-par 274 for the regulation 72 holes.

Fujiki’s second victory of the season was worth $172,700.

American David Ishii closed with a 1-under-par 71 over the 7,120-yard, Sodegaura Country Club for a 281 total. Ray Floyd of the United States had a 69 for 283.


KYOTO, Japan (AP) - Australian Kristine Radford defeated Japan’s Rika Hiraki 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-3 Sunday and won the Bridgestone Japan Women’s Tennis Tournament.

Trailing 1-3 and 15-40 in the third set, Radford, the No. 3 seed, got back into the game with a drop shot, gained her touch on the court and went on to win.

Radford then teamed with compatriot Kerry-Anne Guse and beat the Japanese pair of Yasuyo Kijita and Hiraki 6-3, 6-4 for the doubles title.


KANNAMI, Japan (AP) - Ku Ok-hee of South Korea, battling strong winds and difficult greens but no close contender, shot a 2-over-par 74 Sunday and won the Ben Hogan and Itsuki Classic women’s golf tournament by nine strokes.

Ku, starting the final round with a seven-shot margin, double-bogeyed the par-3 14th hole. She also had three birdies and three bogeys over the 6,050- yard, par-72 Kannami Springs Country Club course.

Ku finished with a 54-hole total of 2-under-par 214. She earned $57,600 for her fifth victory in Japan.

Mutsuko Maekawa had the day’s best score, a 72, and tied for second with Nayoko Yoshikawa at 223.

American Amy Benz shot a 76 and tied for fifth at 225.


BEIJING (AP) - Peter Dall of Denmark won the Beijing Marathon for the second consecutive year Sunday, beating three Chinese who all finished less than a minute back.

Dall moved into the lead about halfway through the race through the streets of the Chinese capital and finished in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 55 seconds.

Liu Wenjun was second in 2:15:25, Gao Jinhai third in 2:15:39 and Liu Yanchen fourth in 2:15:43.

Dall, 29, an engineer in an ice-cream machine factory, won the 1989 Beijing marathon in 2:12:17, his fastest marathon.

Li Yemei of China was the first women’s finisher in 2:32:14, with Italy’s Bettina Sabatini second in 2:35:46.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Martine le Moignan defeated Liz Irving in a five- set match Sunday, giving defending champion England a 2-1 victory over Australia in the final of the women’s world team squash championship.

Le Moignan, playing despite a painful calf injury, won 2-9, 9-7, 7-9, 9-3, 9-3.

Michelle Martin gave Australia the lead with a 9-1, 6-9, 8-10, 9-5, 9-2 triumph over Suzanne Horner. England’s Lisa Opie tied it with a 9-4, 6-9 9-6, 9-5 victory over Danielle Drady.


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Olympic champion Australia defeated Britain 2-0 Sunday, the second day of the Four Nations international women’s field hockey tournament.

Spain rallied to beat New Zealand 2-1 in the other match.

Australia improved its record in the tournament to 2-0. Spain and New Zealand are 1-1 and Britain is 0-2.

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