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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 5, 1978-Page 1

The playoffs

are here!

Royals rebound

By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY-Freddie Patek, the
smallest regular in the major leagues,
walloped a two-run homer arid Kansas
City rode the pitching of Larry Gura
and two relievers to a 10-4 victory over
the New York Yankees yesterday in the
second game of the American League
championship series.
The victory tied the best-of-five
playoff 1-1, with game 3 scheduled for
Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Patek's homer into the left field
bleachers came during a three-run
seventh inning, when Kansas City
broke open the game. That uprising
was punctuated by a near-fight on the
field and confusion among players and
umpires about the number of outs in the
inning.
THE ROYALS, who had seemed so
flat Tuesday night when they lost the
opening game of the series 7-1, came
out flying in Game 2.
They picked up a run off Figueroa in
the first inning on singles by Brett and
Amos Otis and a sacrifice fly by Porter.
Then, in the second, they bunched five
singles and an error by Yankee shor-
tstop Bucky Dent for four runs.
Hurdle opened with a single to center
and Cowens followed with a hit to left.
Patek bounced to Dent, who tried for a
force at third. But the throw hit the
sliding Hurdle in the back and flew past
Nettles. Hurdle scored on the play, with
Cowens reaching third and Patek going
to second.
THEN, FRANK WHITE'S single
delivered two runs and finished
Figueroa. After reliever Dick Tidrow
retired Brett, Hal McRae drilled a hit-
and-run single through shortstop as
Dent vacated his position to cover
second base. Otis, who had three hits
for the game including an RBI single in
the eighth, struck out, but Porter beat
out a single to deep shortstop, scoring
White for a 5-0 Kansas City lead.
Gura protected that lead until the
seventh, limiting the Yankees to four
hits. But the lefthander, a 16-game win-
ner during the regular season, tired and

surrendered four more hits including
Dent's two-run single. Marty Pattin
came in and retired ThUrTnan Munson
and Lou Piniella with two men on base,
setting the stage for the bizarre bottom
of the seventh.
With Kansas City leading 5-2, the in-
ning started routinely enough as
Darrell Porter flied out to right field.
Pete LaCock followed with a double off
the right field wall, then Clint Hurdle
sent a long drive that backed Reggie
Jackson to the fence in right.
JACKSON TRIED for a leaping cat-
ch, but the ball fell for a triple, scoring
LaCock. Willie Wilson ran for Hurdle,
and with the Yankees' infield drawn in
for a play at the plate, Al Cowens boun-
ced to third baseman Graig Nettles.
The throw to catcher Thurman Munson
was in plenty of time, but Wilson
barrelled into Munson, sending him
flying.
When Munson recovered, he began to
move toward Wilson,, apparently
angered by the collision. Players from
both dugouts began moving slowly
toward the two, awaiting Munson's next
move. The catcher exchanged angry
words with the runner but turned away
as home plate umpire Rich Garcia
positioned himself between the two.
players in an effort to keep order.
Frank White then grounded out for
the third out of the inning, but nobody
on the, field seemed to realize it. The
nine Yankees in the field stayed at their
positions and George Brett, the next
Kansas city hitter, moved toward the
batter's box. The umpires also main-
tained their positions. The umpires
realized the problem before a pitch was
thrown to Brett.
The Yankees knocked out Pattin in
the eighth and picked up their last two
runs on four singles, including Chris
Chambliss' fourth of the game-tying a
playoff series record. Al Hrabosky, ace
of the Kansas City bullpen, surrendered
two of the hits, but ended the rally by
retiring pinch hitter Gary Thomasson
on a grounder, leaving two Yankees
stranded.

Dodgers
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA, - Steve Gar-
vey slammed two home runs, tripled,
drove in four runs and scored three
times, powering the Los Angeles
Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the
Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night
in the opening game of the -National
League championship series. Former
Eastern Michigan hurler Bob Welch
collected the win in relief as he pitched
one-hit baseball during his stint.
THE DODGERS, after falling behind
1-0 in the second, rallied for four runs in
the top of the third, three on a home run
by Steve Garvey, to take a 4-1 lead.
The Phillies scored in the second on a
leadoff triple by Greg Luzinski and a
sacrifice fly by Mike Schmidt, Bob
Boone and Ted Sizemore followed with
singles, but Hooton got out of the inning
by striking out Christenson.
Hooton struck out to start the Los
Angeles third, but Davey Lopes doubled
to the wall in left, took third when Bill
Russell's routine grounder went
through third baseman Schmidt for an
error, and scored on Smith's single to
center. Garvey then lined a 1-2 pitch
over the left field fence for a three-run
homer to send the Dodgers ahead 4-1.
One of the runs was unearned.
THE DODGERS increased their lead
to 6-1 in the fourth when Rick Monday
tripled off the top of the wall above the
408-foot sign in center field and Lopes
ripped the first pitch over the left field

win 1st
wall for a two-run homer.
In the Dodgers' fifth, Garvey triple
to center with one out, knocking oa
Christenson and bringing on relieve
Warren Brusstar. Ron Cey singled
right, scoring Garvey to make it 7-
Dusty Baker hit into a double play
end the inning.
The Phillies rallied for three runs ii
the fifth to close the gap to 7-4.
Sizemore opened the inning with
single. After pinch-hitter Orlando Gori
zalez struck out, Bake McBride an<
Larry Bowa singled to load the base.
Garry Maddox ripped a single to righi
scoring Sizemore and McBride, and,,a
ter Luzinski popped out, Richie Hebne
singled home Bowa.
THAT WAS ALL for Hooten as rocki
right-hander Bob Welch came in to 'ge
Schmidt on a fly to center, ending th
inning.
The Dodgers made it 8-4 in the sibt:
against the Phillies' third pitcher ofth
night, righthander Rawly Eastwic
when Steve Yeager slammed a 1-2 itc
over the left field fence for Los Angele.
third home run of the game.
First sacker Garvey and the Phillie
pinch hitter Jerry Martin traded hoe
runs in the late innings to make th
final, 9-5.

YANKEE CATCHER Thurman Munson is plowed into by Royal pinch runner
Willie Wilson who attempted to score on an infield grounder to third baseman
Graig Nettles. Wilson was out on the play and almost got into a fight with Munson
as a result of the collision.

sports of the DAILY
By The Associated Press
Parker rumored to NY
KANSAS CITY-Just as the New York Yankees finished denying reports
they had completed a trade to acquire centerfielder Juan Beniques from the
Texas Rangers, reports began circulating that a deal to send catcher Thur-
man Munson to Pittsburgh for Dave Parker could be in the works.
According to sources here at the American League playoffs, Beniquez
and relief pitcher Paul Mirabella have been obtained from the Rangers in
exchange for reserve outfielder Paul Blair, minor league third baseman Roy
Staiger and minor league catcher Jerry Narron plus as much as $600,000.
The trade, expected to be announced after the World Series, was repor-
tedly confirmed by Brad Corbett, owner of the Rangers. Al Rosen, president
of the Yanks, denied speaking about those players. Yanks owner George
Steinbrenner admitted talking about them but said no deal had been com-
pleted. He also noted that Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has put a $400,000
ceiling on exchanges of cash in trades.
Meanwhile, other reports have the Yanks trying to get Parker, the
Pirates' slugger, in exchange for Munson and other players including
Sparky Lyle.
Stingley moved
FOXBORO, Mass.-Paralyzed wide receiver Darryl Stingley was
moved yesterday from a California Hospital to a rehabilitation complex in
Chicago, the New England Patriots reported.
Stingley was injured during a National Football League exhibition game
Aug. 12 in Oakland against the Raiders and suffered a neck injury that left
him paralyzed from his shoulders down.
He has not regained movement since his injury and was on the critical
list several weeks ago with lung complications. But Fairbanaks said that
Stingley, whose condition later stabilized, claims to have gained weight in
recent days.
EURVTHM\EUM
STUTTGART
ELSIE KLINK, Artistic Director
with the ROMANIAN STATE ORCHESTRA
ION BACIU, Conductor
and SARAH BURTON, Speaker
in a performance of classical and
modern music, poetry, and prose
at POWER CENTER
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1978, at 8 PM
Tickets: $5-$3, at Ticket Central
Michigan Union, 763-2072

BILLBOARD
Michigan's undergraduate soccer
club traveled to U-M Dearborn, only to
find that Dearborn did not have a team
anymore. Steve Olson's booters head to
West Lafayette, Indiana to face the
slumping Purdue Boilermakers on
Saturday evening. The club now carries
a 4-2-1 mark and is looking towards its
best season ever.

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