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Pamela Cox Blames Herself

National League

Pamela Cox said Tuesday she was as guilty as her husband, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, for a domestic dispute at their Marietta, Ga., home over the weekend.

Cox was arrested Sunday night and charged with simple battery after his wife telephoned 911 and told Cobb County police that her husband had hit her. Cox was jailed briefly Sunday before posting a $1,000 bond.

“When I called 911 it was at the height of our fighting,” Pamela Cox was quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “My husband had grabbed my hair. It was a poor choice of words. I was very upset about some of the things he had said. But he didn’t hit me; he grabbed me by the hair.”

A police report said Pamela Cox told officers her husband had punched her in the face and pulled her hair after some guests had left their house.

“When I cry I look very ugly,” she said. “Sunday night my face was red and swollen from crying.”

The report said Cox was intoxicated, but Pamela Cox said that was not a factor in the argument.

“Since spring training we’ve been under a lot of pressure because of family problems,” she told the newspaper. “This has been steaming for months. It has nothing to do with alcohol.

“I am as guilty as he is. I put my daughter’s pregnancy before spring training. I should have been there at spring training. “

Gooden bumps head

Dwight Gooden escaped serious injury in a minor traffic accident, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Gooden, a free agent pitcher who is sitting out a year-long drug related suspension, was driving a Ford Explorer that hit the rear bumper of a Bronco that had stopped at an intersection Monday.

The Bronco drove off, but Gordon telephoned police before going to a station to file a report. Gooden told police he bumped his head “lightly” on the steering wheel.

No charges were filed.

Last month, Gooden was cited for driving 117 mph on Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg.

Astros 13, Pirates 6

Pittsburgh

Shane Reynolds (1-1) ran his scoreless streak against Pittsburgh to 22 innings before tiring, and Houston hit an N.L. record-tying four sacrifice flies while winning its seventh in nine games.

Padres 9, Dodgers 2

San Diego

Tony Gwynn had three hits and drove in three runs, and Eddie Williams hit a two-run homer as San Diego routed Los Angeles.

Phillies 8, Expos 3

Philadelphia

Mickey Morandini went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and Philadelphia beat Montreal for its sixth straight win.

Braves 3, Mets 2

New York

Chipper Jones led off the ninth with his first major league home run, and Atlanta beat New York to end a four-game losing streak.

Cubs 3, Cardinals 0

St. Louis

Shortstop Ozzie Smith’s throwing error set up two runs and Steve Trachsel, 9-1 for his career on the road, pitched Chicago past St. Louis.

Rockies 10, Giants 6

Denver

Dante Bichette hit a grand slam in the first, and Colorado overcame Matt Williams’ two homers to beat San Francisco.

Reds 9, Marlins 1

Miami

Hal Morris had four hits and drove in three runs, leading Cincinnati over Florida in front of 17,312 fans, the smallest home crowd in the Marlins’ three-season history.



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