NOW 1's GAMES AHEAD OF BOSOX
The Michigan Daily--Friday, September 15, 1978-Page
By RICK MADDOCK
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hopper to second baseman Lou'
s again, 4-2
Sparky Lyle came in and walked The Yankees have now won 23
Rusty Staub. Jason Thompson ended last 29 and are now 36-14 sine
the rally, however, with a grounder to Lemon became manager on July
second that the Yankees easily turned New York took the season serie
into a double play. Detroit with an11- A
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Whiak r or a single, putting runners on fir-
Whitaker st and second. Sweet Lou Whitaker
DETROIT-The New York Yankees The Yanks added two more runs in std seoff eetL 3 t
illed 1 games ahead of the Boston the second on Nettles' 24thmhome run of blasted a liner off the leftfield 360 feet
d Sox last night, with a 4-2 win over the year. After Chris Chambliss led the sign, bringing home both runners with a
Detroit. Graig Nettles led' the attack inning off with a line shot through the
with two home runs and three RBIs. shortstop-third base hole, Nettles
Ed Figueroa raised his record to 17-9, deposited a one strike pitch over the 370
as he pitched seven innings, allowing no foot sign in rightfield.
runs on four hits. Sparky Lyle picked up NETTLES WHACKED number 25 in
his ninth save of the year as he allowed about the exact same spot as 24, in the O M tO R
one run in1%/ innings. seventh inning. Third base coach Dick
Jim Slaton took the loss for the Howser gave Nettles the green light on
Tigers, seeing his record drop to 15-11. the 3-0 pitch. Slaton threw a fastball to By The Associated Press
He allowed four runs on five hits the thirdbaseman's liking, and the RBI SAN FRANCISCO - Right-hander
through eight innings, gave him 85 for the year. Jim Bouton, making a comeback
THE YANKEES scored their first After a 43-minute rain delay between after an eight-year absence, didn't
run in the openin innin. Mickey the seventh and eighth innings, the allow an earned run in six innings
-Rivers drove a fly ball in the right cen- Yankees brought in reliever Rich and pitched the Atlanta Braves to a
ter field alley. Tiger rightfielder Tim Gossage. The Tigers enjoyed the move. 4-1 victory over the San Francisco
Corcoran slipped, and by the time he as they tallied their only two runs, Giants yesterday.
got going the ball was out of his reach, knocking Gossage out of the box with
Rivers had a shot for a triple,,but two hits and a walk in one third of an in- Bouton,whose last major league
,.decided to loaf into second for a double. ning. victory was on July 11, 1970, limited
Rivers tagged on a deep fly to right PHIL MANKOWSKI led off with a the Giants to three hits and one
field by Willie Randolph. Lou Pinella walk. After Alan Trammell flew out, unearned run before being replaced
brought the speedster home with a two Ron LeFlore hit a 2-2 pitch to center- _________________
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By The Associated Press
"CLEVELAND-Rookie Wayne Cage
st-roked a two-run homer in Cleveland's
three-run first-inning and Buddy Bell
singled home the winning run in the
seventh as the Cleveland Indians nip-
ped the Boston Red Sox 4-3 last night.
-Mike Paxton, 11-9, traded by the Red
Sox to Cleveland in spring training,
gave up five hits and got relief help
from Jim Kern, who gained his 13th
save and second in as many nights.
Rick Manning got the Indians going
i- the first with a leadoff single off loser
Jim Wright, 8-4. He took second on a
sacrifice by Bell and came home on
Andre Thornton's double to center.
.Then Cage, called up from the minors
Sunday, lined a Wright pitch over the
-right-center field fence.
It was the 12 loss in 15 games for
.Boston, which remained in second
place behind the New York Yankees in
the American League's East Division.
PHILADELPHIA - Bake McBride
}lammed a double, his-ninth home run
and drove across three runs yesterday
as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the
C'hicago Cubs 11-5 and lowered the
nagic number for clinching the
National Leagueleast title to 13 games.
The Phillies wrapped up their ninth
victory in the last 10 games and 15th in
21, with one run in the third, two more
in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Pirates keep pace
PITTSBURGH - Phil Garner hit a
grand slam home run to back the
combined seven-hit pitching of Jim
Rooker and Kent Tekulve and lead the
Pittsubrgh Pirates to a 7-4 victory over
the St. Louis Cardinals last night.
It was the Pirates' third victory in a
row and it kept them four games behind
first-place Philadelphia in the National
Garner's grand slam, the first of his
major league career, came in the sixth
inning when the Pirates broke a
scoreless tie with five runs off losing
pitcher Bob Forsch, 11-17.
After Bill Robinson's run-scoring
double gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead in the
sixth, John Milner was walked, and
Garner hit his home run.
by reliever Craig Skok at the start of
the seventh. Gene Garber relieved in
the ninth to record his 24th save of
"What can I say? It was enough to
be back, and now, winning on top of
that, it's just . . . miraculous!"
Bouton said in a dressing room
"It's always nice to silence critics
but it's satisfying to myself... I
knew I could do it. I don't think
people can say I don't belong,
anymore . . ."
The 39-year-old knuckleballer has
now pitched 11 innings this year,
nine of them scoreless. Bouton
walked three and struck out two in
leveling his record at 1-1. The loss
was the sixth straight for the fast-
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It was well past three a.m., yet the
grey-haired man could not tear himself
away from his desk. The hot white glare
of his flourescent desk lamp cast an
unearthly glow upon his drawn
"For 11 long years I've tried to come
up with the right answer. But this week
I shall solve the riddle. Or ... or ..."
His voice choked off and his hands
shook violently. Quicd ly he reached for
his high-powered muscle relaxants.
Swallowing a handful, he returned to
the problem confronting him.
"this is it," he declared. "There is no
way that Missouri will beat Notre
Dame and I finally will win a small
Pizza Bob's pizza with two items."
The grey-haired man had his Gridde
Picks in by midnight Friday to The
Daily at 420 Maynard but alas, he did
not win. But don't retire if you lost last
week folks; there's a long season
1. Illinois at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Michigan St. at Purdue
3. Penn State at Ohio State
4. Northwestern at Iowa
5. Indiana at LSU
6 Wisconsin at Richmond
7. Toledo at Minnesota
8. Alabama at Missouri
9. Central Michigan at Miami (O.)
10. UCLA at Tennessee
11. Kansas at Washington
12. USC at Oregon
13. Texas at Rice
14. Syracuse at North Carolina St.
15. Kentucky at South Carolina
16. Baylor at Georgia
17. San Diego St. at Iowa St.
18. Lehigh at Slippery Rock
19. Pittsburgh at Tulane
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