Rightfielder Bobby Deloach socked a two-run homer in the fourth inning as St. Petersburg defeated the Miami Miracle 6-2 Monday night at Al Lang Stadium. St. Petersburg's Mark Clark (1-1) allowed one run in 6 innings. Dean Weese came on in the ninth to pick up his fourth save.
The Cards play at 11 a.m. today against Miami in a special "Say No to Drugs" game. It is part of St. Petersburg's "Winner's Day at the Ballpark" for all sixth-graders in South Pinellas County.
W.Palm B'ch 8, Clearwater 1
CLEARWATER _ Adam Terris hit a three-run homer and Matt Stairs had two hits, leading the West Palm Beach Expos to an 8-1 win over the Clearwater Phillies.
Stairs, a former Canadian Olympic star who hit .393, ripped a double and a single. "I played ball against Bill Lee in Canada but I never faced fastballs and curves much until playing on the Olympic team against (Jim) Abbott and (Ben) McDonald," Stairs said. "Jay Ward, our batting coach, has taught me to look for the fastball and try to stay ahead on the count." Stairs now has an FSL-leading .433 average. He has nine extra-base hits among his 35 hits.
Fort Lauderdale 6, Dunedin 5
DUNEDIN _ Fort Lauderdale centerfielder Gerald Williams tripled, homered and drove in four runs to lead the Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Dunedin rallied with single runs in the eighth and ninth, but Yankees reliever Victor Garcia shut down the Blue Jays with two on in the ninth to preserve his first victory of the year.
_ Times correspondents Bill Campbell and Bob Miller contributed to this report.