INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Left-hander Mickey Mahler, currently 4-1 for the Indianapolis Indians and leading the American Association in strikeouts, was recalled by the Montreal Expos Saturday.

Mahler, who previously pitched in the major leagues for Atlanta, Pittsburgh and California, pitched 61 1-3 innings this season for Indianapolis. He compiled a 3.23 earned run average, yielding 64 hits, 25 runs and 24 walks.

Mahler, 32, is the brother of Rick Mahler of the Atlanta Braves. ---

TOKYO (AP) - The Hanshin Tigers defeated the Chunichi Dragons 5-2 in Japan League baseball Saturday. Starter Rich Gale scattered seven hits and held the Dragons to two runs before being relieved in the seventh inning, while Randy Bass hit a home run for the Tigers.

Gale, formerly with the Boston Red Sox, is 5-3 and Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, collected his 16th homer of the season. ---

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -Americans Cherryl Jones and Nancy Belliveau broke the world record Saturday as they took the top two places in the 44 kilogram (96.8 pound) category of the Women's World Powerlifting Championships.

Jones, of Tampa, Fla., lifted at total of 350 kilograms (770 pounds) and Belliveau, from San Francisco, 345 kilograms (759 pounds.) The record of 333 kilos (732 pounds) had been held by Marie-France Vassart of Belgium.

Vassart lifted 330 kilos (726 pounds) for third place, in a combination of squat, bench press and dead lift. ---

GRENOBLE, France (AP) -Pierre Bazzo of France turned in a double in the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race Saturday, winning the sixth leg of the event in the Alps by more than three minutes and grabbing the overall lead from Dutchman Steven Rooks.

Bazzo covered the 129-mile distance between Villefontaine and Grenoble in a time of 6 hours, 34 minutes and 48 seconds, reduced to 6:34:38 with his bonus points, finishing ahead of Australia's Phil Anderson.

Anderson, timed in 6:38:05, was reduced to 6:38.00 with his bonus, and Herman Loiaza of Colombia, at 6:38.29, dropped to 6:38.26 with his third-place bonus.