SEPTEMBER 13, 1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SEPTEMBER 131967 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Al Kaline's two-
run homer in the sixth inning
sparked Detroit to a comeback
6-4 victory over Baltimore last
Kaline's homer, his 23rd, was
hit off loser Eddie Watt, 2-5, and
came with Don Wert, who had
singled, on first.
The victory, Dertoit's 14th in 17
games with the world-champions
this season, left the third place
Tigers one game behind Boston
The Tigers overcame deficits
of 3-0 and 4-2 to win behind re-
lief pitcher Fred Gladding 6-4,
the fourth of five Detroit pitchers.
Gladding left the game at the
top of the eighth because of a
muscle strain in his hip. Fred
Lasher finished up.
Detroit tied the score 4-4 in the
fifth on Bill Freehan's bases load-
ed single. The Tigers loaded the
bases off starter Gene Brabender
on a disputed infield single by
Jim Northrup and Norm Cash
after two were out. Watt took
over and was greeted by Free-
The Orioles jumped on 20-game
winner Earl Wilson for three runs
in the first two innings. Luis
Aparicio hit his fourth homer
leading off in the first and Dave
Johnson slammed a two-run
homer, his 10th, in the second.
Detroit picked up an unearned
run off Brabender in the second
on singles by Jim Northrup and
Norm Cash and a passed ball.
The Tigers scored again in the
fourth. Cash doubled and held
second on Bill Freehan's infield
single. Pinch-hitter Gates Brown
singled to right and when Orioles'
right-fielder Dave May fell down
while fielding the ball, Cash
Baltimore picked up another
run in the fifth when Gladding
hit Brabender with a pitched ball.
Aparicio sacrified. Brabender took
third on a wild pitch and scored
when Paul Blair beat out a hit
to short stop Dick Tracewski.
Red Sox Move Up ,
BOSTON - Jim Lonborg
socked a tie-breaking triple in
the eighth inning and pitched the
Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 victory
over Kansas City last night to
become the American League's
second 20-game winner this sea-
The Red Sox went into the
game trailing the league-leading
Minnesota Twins by one game in
the four-way pennant scramble.
Boston, caught up with Jim
"Catfish" Hunter in the eighth
after the Kansas City right -
hander held them to three hits
over the first seven innings.
After Hunter fanned Reggie
Smith for his 12th strikeout of
the game - tying the club record
- Mike Ryan singled to center.
The A's, expecting Lonborg to
bunt, drew their defense in, but
the Red Sox' ace crossed them up
by lacing the first pitch up the
right center field alley, scoring
pinch runner Jose Tartabull to
break a 1-1 tie.
Lonborg then tallied an insur-
ance run on Mike Andrews' sac-
rifice flp to center.
Lonborg checked the A's on
eight hits and struck out eight in.
boosting his season record to 20-
7 and joining Detroit's Earl Wil-
son in the 20-victory circle.
The tall right-hander pitched
out of several serious jams in
the early innings with the aid of
four double plays by the Boston
infield. He blanked the A's until
Bert Campaneris' leadoff homer
in the eighth tied the game 1-1.
Smith's solo homer in the fifth
- the first hit off Hunter - had
given the Red Sox a one-run
Lonborg retired the first three
batters he faced, but the A's test-
ed him in each of the next four
* * *
White Sox Scalped
CHICAGO - Reliever Bob Al-
len halted a Chicago rally in the
eighth inning and Orlando Pena
preserved Cleveland's 4-3 victory
over the White Sox in the first
game of a twi-night doubleheader
Chicago, fourth in the American
League pennant scramble, went
into the doubleheader 21/2 games
back of first place Minnesota.
The White Sox had scored. a
run and had men on first and
second with one out in the eighth
when Allen came out of the bull-
pen and struck out pinch hitters
Tom McCraw and Wayne Causey
to end the threat.
THE CHICAGO CUBS, struggling for their highest finish in a decade, rallied in the ninth inning
last night as George Altman knocked over Houston catcher Ron Brand to score. Altman's run, how-
ever, was one short and the Astros won 5-4.
a double but was thrown out try-
ing to stretch it by Frank How-
The Twins knocked Bertaina out
in the seventh but Dave Baldwin
struck out Bob Allison with run-
ners on first and second to pre-
serve the one-run lead and the
Frank Kostro batted for loser
Jim Merritt after Versalles was
thrown out and singled to center.
With two out, Cesar Tovar sin-
gled, and Kostro scored when
Harmon Killebrew's grounder went
through Frank Coggins' legs for
an error. Tony Oliva's single scor-
ed Tovar before Allison fanned.
* * *
Angels Over Yanks
NEW YORK-Roger Repoz de-
livered a 12th inning sacrifice fly
that scored Jim Fregosi with the
winning run as the California An-
gels edged the New York Yankees
2-1 ih the first game of a twi-
night doubleheader last night.
Fregosi and Hawk Taylor open-
ed the 12th with singles and Fre-
gosi went to third on Tom Sat-
riano's fly ball. Then Repoz' fly
brought him home.
The Yankees had tied it with
two out in the ninth. Joe Pepitone
had doubled and then raced home
as Roy White beat out a bouncer
and Bobby Knoop threw wild.
Braves Nip Mets
ATLANTA - Joe Torre's run
scoring single capped a two-run
ninth inning rally that gave At-
lanta a 4-3 victory over the New
York Mets last night and snapped
the Braves' losing streak at five
Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, the
Braves filled the bases on singles
by Mike Lum and Felipe Alou plus
a walk to Mack Jones, Hank Aar-
on's sacrifice fly knocked in the
tying run and Torre then deliv-
ered the winner with a single to
Ron Swoboda drove in all the
Mets' runs with a single and
homer while Aaron blasted his
36th homer for the Braves.
* * *
Reds Rip Pirates
CINCINNATI-Pete Rose's three
run homer and Vada Pinson's two
run shot keyed a barrage of 23
hits as the Cincinnati Reds buried
the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-7 in a
slugfest last night.
The Reds exploded for four
runs in the first inning off Bob
Veale and then battered reliever
John Golnar for five more runs in
the next two innings as they post-
ed their fourth straight victory.
Pinson, who banged out three
hits, sparked rallies in the first,
second and fifth innings. Tommy
Helms and Leo Cardenas each had
Larry Brown doubled in Cleve- the fifth on singles by Fuller and
land's first two runs in the second pitcher Sam McDowell and Chuck
inning after Chicago starter Steve Hinton's ground ball.
Jones walked Jose Vidal and Vern McDowell was working on a
Fuller with two out. three-hit shutout going into the
The Indians added a run in 'sixth when he walked the bases
Irish Top Pre-season Poll
Major League Standings
Detroit 6, Baltimore 4
Boston 3, Kansas City i
Cleveland 4, Chicago 3
Washington 5, Minnesota 4
California 2, New York 1
Cleveland at Chicago (n)
Minnesota at Washington (n)
Baltimore at Detroit (n)
California at New York (n)
Kansas City at Boston (n)
W L Pct. GS
St. Louis 91 55 .624 -
x-San Francisco 79 65 .549 11
Cincinnati - 80 66 .548 11
Chicago 79 70 .531 13%
Philadelphia 74 69 .524 15%
Atlanta 73 71 .506 17
Pittsburgh 72 74 .494 19
x-Los Angeles 65 78 .455 24%
Houston 59 88 .400 32
New York 54 90 .375 36
x-Late game not included.
St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 0
Atlanta 4, New York 3
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 7
Houston 3, Chicago 2
San Francisco at Los Angeles (inc)
New York at Atlanta (n)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (n)
San Francisco at Los Angeles (n)
Philadelphia at St. Louis (n)
Only games scheduled
By The Associated Press
Five Big Ten football teams re-
ceived votes in the Associated
Press's annual pre-season poll.
Michigan State ranked third,
with Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio
State, and Purdue also represent-
ing the Big Ten, though not pla-
cing in the first ten.
The Spartans collected 183
points to secure their third-place'
ranking behind Notre Dame (296),
their nemesis of last season, and
Alabama (282), moving up from
last year's finish of third.
The Fighting Irish and the Spar-
tans had quite a duel going for
the poll lead most of last year, be-
fore Notre Dame pulled ahead fol-
lowing the dramatic late-season
meeting that ended in a 10-10
This year, Michigan State re-
tains the nucleus for a strong
squad despite the loss of Bubba
Smith, Clint Jones, Gene Wash-
ington, and Jerry West, among
others. Jimmy Raye at quarter-
back, Bob Apisa at fullback, and
Al Brenner at end are among the
'Duffy's Boys' from East Lansing
find themselves closely trailed in
the standings by Texas, unranked
in last year's final pool. Only
seven points separate the two
teams, with Texas collecting two
first place votes to Michigan
The remainder of the Top Ten
is made up of Miami of Florida,
Georgia, Southern California, U.'
C.L.A., Tennessee, and Colorado.
The national panel of 32 sports
writers and broadcasters who
participated in the voting, ballot
on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
In the ranking that follows, first-
place votes are in parenthese:
1. Notre Dame (17).......296
2. Alabama (11)..........282
3. Michigan State (1) ...... 183
4. Texas (2) .............. 176
5. Miami ......... ....... 134
6. Georgia ................128
7. Southern California (1) . 114
8. U.C.L.A . ............... 113
9. Tennessee .............. 88
10. Colorado ................ 43
loaded with two out. Reliever
George Culver wild-pitched one
run across and another scored
on Rocky Colavito's infield sin-
Culver ended the rally by get-
ting pinch batter Smoky Burgess
to line to short.
Hinton opened the Cleveland
eighth with a triple and one out
later scored on an infield single
by Max Alvis.
With one out in the bottom of
the eighth, Culver hit Tommie
Agee with a pitch and Ken Boyer
singled Agee to third. Pete Ward
then singled Agee home before
Allen came into snuff out the
rally. Pena worked the ninth in-
Senators Nip Twins"
Bertaina's two-run single and
home runs by Fred Valentine and
Frank Howard carried the Wash-
ington Senators to a 5-4 victory
over the Minnesota Twins last
night and dropped the Twins into
a tie for the American League
lead with the Boston Red Sox.
The Twins rallied for two runs
in the seventh and might have
tied it in the inning except for
some over-eager base running by
Zoilo Versalles, who opened with
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