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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Bosox

Victory

Drops

Tigers

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By HOWARD KOHN
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-There was no joy in
Motown last night. Mighty Mayo
has struck out.
Boston rallied for three runs in
the ninth inning, nullifying a two-
run homer by Jim Northrup and
handing Detroit their third
straight loss, 4-2.
The win gave Boston a sweep
of the two-game showdown and
left the Tigers a game out of
first place.
Mickey Lolich, riding the crest
of a five game winning streak,
struck out 12 but faltered in the
ninth. He gave up a leadoff sin-
gle to Jerry Adair, issued his
first walk of the night to Carl
Yastrzemski and allowed a run-
scoring single by George Scott.
Tiger Manager Mayo Smith con-
ferred with Lolich before Scott
singled but elected to keep the
southpaw in. He pulled Lolich
after the single and brought in
21-game winner Earl Wilson.
Wild Wilson
Reggie Smith moved the run-
ners up with a sacrifice and pinch-
hitter Dalton Jones drew an in-
tentional walk. But Wilson wild-
pitched Yastrzemski in with the
winning run and Russ Gibson add-
ed an insurance run with a sac-
rifice fly to right.
Gibson, who also had two line
singles, knocked in the first Bos-
ton run in the second after Lo-
lich's wild pitch set up a scoring
chance.
Double-plays killed the Tigers,
playing before their second con-
secutive crowd of 40,000-plus.
Jerry Lumpe banged into one
in the third after back-to-back
Illinoi's

singles by Don Wert, Lolich and
Dick McAuliffe had loaded the
bases with one out.r
Ray Oyler lined to third base-
man Adair who turned the shot
into a double-play with runners
at first and third in the seventh.
Big Bad Play
And Bill Freehan bounced into
the third double-play of the game
with the bases loaded in the
eighth.
The Tigers also stranded two
runners in the fourth and one in
the fifth against veteran Lee
Stange.
Northrup slammed his home run
into the rightfield upper deck aft-
er a leadoff double by Al Kaline
in the sixth to put the Tigers in
front, 2-1.
Lolich, growing stronger as the
game wore on, retired 11 in a row
after Gibson's single in the fifth,
racking up three strikeouts in the
eighth.
But he couldn't hang on in the
ninth.
Jose Santiago, third Boston
pitcher, picked up his second win
in as many nights although he
needed help from Bill Landis and
-Gary Bell in the ninth.
Yastrzemski took a base hit
away from Wert to open the
ninth but Santiago walked pinch-
hitter Lenny Green and McAuliffe.
Eddie Mathews, batting for Oyler,
struck out and Kaline lined hard
to center to end the game.
As the Tiger players filed slow-
ly out of the locker room after
the game, losing pitcher Lolich
muttered his impressions of the
contest: "Nothing much can be
said . . . we held them close but
they scored more runs than we

did. There's just nothing more
can say."

II

night as he Twins protected their I der retired 16 of the last 17

romTop
Los Angeles Dodgers last night. Mike McCormick became the
Leo Cardenas poked a tie-break- National League's first 20-game
ing single in the eighth inning winner yesterday when San Fran-
and scored an insurance run on cisco defeated the Chicago Cubs
Tommy Helms' sacrifice fly, giving 6-2 on a five-run ninth inning
the Cincinnati Reds a 4-1 victory rally highlighted by pinch-hitter
over Atlanta last night. Jack Hiatt's two-run double.

** *
Twns Win
By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY - Dave Boswell
fired a two-hitter and Bob Allison'
paced Minnesota's 14-hit attack
with two singles and a double lasti

share of the American League lead
by pounding the Kansas City Ath-
letics 8-2.
Boswell struck out eight and
breezed past the A's after his
early wildness helped them to
runs in the first and third in-
nings. The Minnesota right-han-

ters he faced to gain his

bat-
14th

victory against 11 defeats.
The Twins, meanwhile, grabbed!
a 4-2 lead against him out in the
seventh, scoring four unearned;
runs after two were out.
Birds Top -Yanks
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore{
Orioles backed the strong pitching
of Jim Palmer, Eddie Watt and
Pete Richert with a 10-hit attackj
last night as they defeated the
Ney York Yankees 3-0.
The three Oriole pitchers limited
the Yanks to four hits.
The Orioles scored all the runs
they needed in the third inning
off New York's Steve Barber
when Dave Johnson singled in a
run and Brooks Robinson walked1
with the bases loaded.
Baltimore added a rup in the
sixth on Court Motton's double, a
single by Sam Bowens and Andy
Etchebarren's infield roller.
Senators Blanked
CLEVELAND - Max Alvis hit
his 20th home run and Sonny Sie-
bert blanked Washington on seven
hits as the Cleveland Indians de-
feated the Senators 2-0 last Mon-
day night.
Alvis slammed his homer into
the left field seats in the fourth.
The Indians added another run
in the fifth when Vic Davalillo
doubled, stole third and scored
on Rich Scheinblum's sacrifice
fly.

The victory allowed the Indians
to edge past Washington into
sixth place in the American
League.t
NL Games .. .
In National League action, rookie
Dick Hughes tossed a five-hitter'
in pitching the National League
champion St. Louis Cardinals to a
1-0 victory over Philadelphia last
night. Hughes earned his 15th vic-
tory and third shutout of the sea-'
son to become the club's top win-
ner.
Manny Mota in the ninth inning
delivered the last two runs in a
six-run uprising that gave the
Pittsburg Pirates an 11-7 victory
over Houston last night, snapping
the Astros' six-game winning
streak.
Rookie Bob Heise doubled two
runs home and then scored the
tiebreaker on Tommy Davis' single
as the New York Mets rallied for
three runs in the fifth inning and
went on to a 6-3 victory over the

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Major League Standings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB
Boston 86 66 .566 -
Minnesota 86 66 .566 -
Detroit 85 67 .559 1
x-Chicago 85 67 .559 1
x-California 78 71 .523 6'
Cleveland 72 81 .471 14'.
Washington 70 80 .467 15
Baltimore 69 81 .460 16
New York 66 86 .434 20
Kansas City 59 91 .393 26
x--Late game not included.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Minnesota 8, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 2, Washington 0
Baltimore 3, New York 0
Boston 4, Detroit 2
Chicago at California (ic)
TODAY'S GAMES
Chicago at California (n)
Kansas City at Minnesota
New York at Detroit (n)
Boston at Cleveland (n)
Baltimore at Washington (t-n)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB
x-St. Louis 96 56 .632 -
San Francisco . 82 68 .547 13
Cincinnati 82 70 .539 14
Chicago 82 71 .536 1412
Philadelphia 77 73 .513 18
Pittsburgh 76 76 .500 20
Atlanta 74 77 .490 21!2
Los Angeles 68 83 .450 272
Houston 62 89 .411 331,j
New York 57 93 .380 38
x-Clinched pennant.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
San Francisco 6, Chicago 2
Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 1
New York 6, Los Angeles 3
St. Louis 1, Philadelphia 0
Houston 7, Pittsburgh 1
TODAY'S GAMES
Los Angeles at New York (n)
St. Louis at Philadelphia (n)
San Francisco at Chicago
Cincinnati at Atlanta (n)
Pittsburgh at Houston (n)

I,

OLLIE BROWN JUST MISSES beating a throw from Chicago
Cub shortstop Don Kessinger to Ernie Banks in the fourth inning
of yesterday's 6-2 San Francisco victory. Brown had tapped a
slow roller to Kessinger to start the play.

Iowa

Tout Rebuilt Squads

Illini Suffer Scandal Losses

Hawkeyes Face Bleak Future

By ANDY BARBAS
How will the slush fund scandal
that rocked the Big Ten last year
show its effect on the Illinois foot-
ball team this season?
The prevailing opinion is thatj
the team is angered with the firing
of Pete Elliott as head football
coach and with the NCAA two-year
ban against participation in the
Rose Bowl. Thus the team should
have an incentive to prove they
still are able to win the Big Ten
title.
Other opinions are that the sus-
pension of eight football players
and the Rose Bowl ban will hurt
the team rather than give it in-
SCOUTING
THE BIG TEN

In order to fill this gap, Valek
has moved his two co-captains,
Ken Khiec and Ron Bess into the
secondary. Khiec, a 6-1, 192 senior,
was moved from his usual defen-
sive end slot, and Bess, 6-0 and
193 pounds, was shifted from of-
fensive halfback. Two other pros-
pects, junior Fred Wolf and senior
Rich Erickson, are expected to pro-'
vide further support.
In order to ease the pressure on
the defensive secondary, it is ex-
pceted that Coach Valek will make
liberal use of reddogging the pass-
er. The Illini defensive line and
linebackers are as strong as the
secondary is weak.
The linebacking positions will
all be handled by experienced play-
ers. The middle position will be
manned by senior Dave Tomasula,
who has been compared to Dick
Butkus. Last year he played the
last half of the season with a

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By BILL DINNER
Iowa hasn't finished with a
winning season in the Big Ten
since 1960, when Coach Forest1
Evashevski, a former Wolverine
football player, was running the
show.E
Prospects for improving the
Hawkeye record this year look
dim, despite the return of veter-
an quarterback, Ed Podolak.
If former Utah coach, Ray Na-
gel, is to see any improvement it,
might well be through Podolak.
The 182-pound scampering junior,
who without tremendous support,
was second to All-American Bobt
Griese of Purdue in total offense
last year. He accounted for 1,-
041 yards including three touch-
down passes and three rushing
TD's; and was the team's second-
best rusher with a 3.2 average in
141 carries.
Podolak will have a good re-

Behind Patterson is a promising
sophomore, Tim Sullivan.
Even though all the offensive
linemen except center John Ficeli
are returning, there is still great
room for improvement. The Hawk-
eyes were held scoreless four times
last season.
Iowa's defense, a joy for oppon-
ents last year, has acquired some
new problems. All four linebacking
spots were vacated leaving a huge
cavity.
"Linebacking is the heart of the
defense and we graduated all three
of the good ones of 1966. So we
now are starting new because none
of the five has had experience on
a Ray Nagel-coached squad," said
Bob Watson, who coaches the
linebacking corps.

ED PODOLAK

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downs, and ran for 225 yards and
six more touchdowns. Wright, his

centive. Besides the loss of talent, broken jaw wired shut. receiver, is no less talented.Hec
the team loses one of the biggest Trigger Hold holds nearly every Illinois pass re-' veteran ends are returning. Al
motives for winning the title. This, One side hole is filled by senior ceiving record, catching 60 passes Bream will be his main target,
coupled with the problems adjust- Terry Miller, Illinois' leading tack- for 831 yards and four touchdowns and along with Gary Larson and
ing to a new coach, imply a less ler last year, while the other posi- last year. John Hayes, will create exception-
glorious finish for the Illini. tion is held by junior Jeff Trig- The other offensive end is Craig al depth at one end position.
Forget It ger, who played in place of Toma- Timko, a 6-2, 213-pound senior. The Hawkeyes, whose running
Illinois' new coach, Jim Valek, sula when the latter was injured He has been a regular for two attack was weak in 1966, expect
feels the scandal is "a closed book last year. years, caught 17 passes for 252 some improvement this season.
-there's no use beating a dead In the line, the Illini bring back yards last year, and is an excel- McKinnie to Tailback
horse." Valek is more concerned two starters, tackle Tony Pleviak lent blocker. "We still don't expect to over-
with an extremely weak defensive and guard Fritz Harms. Harms, a The remainder of the Illini power anybody, but we do hope to
backfield. As he said, "We're razor- senior, was a second team All Big backfield is strong, but lacks get the middle unplugged a little
thin. If we lose any more players Ten lineman last year, while Ple- depth. Junior Bill Huston has bit more than last season when
in the backfield, we'll be in serious viak, a junior has proven himself pegged down the right halfback we had to hit mainly on the out-
trouble. of conference calibre. With Harms spot. The other two spots will be side," says Nagel.
So far, seven hopeful starters at guard is senior Larry Jordon. filled by junior Carson Brooks and N hftighopes to accompl lback
have been lost to the Illini. Bruce Both ends are returnees, Doug Rich Johnson. Huston was the Silas McKinnie to tailback where
Sullivan and Phil Knell completed Whitman, a 6-0, 206-pound junior, team's leading ball carrier last sea- he can better use his speed and
their ineligibility, Cyrill Pinder was and Dick Tate, a 6-0, 201-pound son gaining 420 yards. Johnson agility. McKinnie has led the team
suspended because of the scandal, senior. followed him, picking up 317 in rushing for the past two sea-
Mick Smith signed a professional Super Pass yards. sons and had a 4.2 average and
baseball contract over the summer, Illinois' offensive plans are Big Front 545 yards this past year.
junior Ralph Waldron had aca- based on the outstanding passing The Illini also should boast a i With McKinnie at tailback, Cor-
demic difficulties over the sum- combination of Bob Naponic to nelius Patterson has taken over
mer, and finally the two sopho- split end John Wright. Naponic, a strong front wall. Two tackles and the No. 1 fullback slot. Patter-
more starting safeties, Charles 6-0, 190-pound junior threw for a guard are returness, and the son, 197 pounds, is a speedy run-
Bareither and Bob Bess, underwent nearly 1000 yards and four touch- newcomers are promising. ner with strong blocking ability.
emergency appendectimies which -
will keep them out part of the
season.

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