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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 12, 1978-Page 11

DODG
CeyIea4
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES-Ron Cey drove in four runs with
0 single and a homer, and rookie Bob Welch came
qoit of the bullpen in the ninth inning to save th-
e ;victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the
D-w York Yankees 4-3 last night in the second game
cfthe 75th anniversary World Series.
The come-from-behind victory gave the Dodgers
a:2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series which switches
tqNew York for Game 3 Friday night, when Don
Si'tton will pitch for Los Angeles against New York
ace Ron Guidry.
CEY, WHO DROVE in the first Los Angeles run
,idth a fourth-inning single, turned the game around
iohis next at-bat in the sixth. He drilled a 2-0 pitch
from Catfish Hunter into the left-centerfield seats
tth two men aboard.
't was the second time Cey had tagged Hunter for
a:Series:!home run. He also connected last year in
the second game of the Series. In that game, the
Iodgers began their string of seven consecutive
eries games in which they have hit at least one
homer. That is two short of the Series record set by
tIe Yankees in 1936-37.
Welch replaced reliever Terry Forster in the

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second. Welch got Thurman Munson on a soft-liner
to right field for the second out and then ended the
game by getting Reggie Jackson - who had driven
in all three Yankee runs - to strike out on a 3-2
pitch.

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JACKSON FOULED off four pitches before Welch
fanned him on a swinging strike, sending the
roaring Dodger Stadium crowd to its feet in ovation
for the rookie right-handed pitcher.
Cey's three-run homer in the sixth put the
Dodgers in front 4-2, but the Yankees came back in
their next turn at bat. Roy White's second hit of the
game knocked out Los Angeles starter Burt Hooton,
and Forster, who had saved the Series opener for
Tommy John Tuesday night, marched in from the
bullpen.
Pinch-hitter Paul Blair tagged his first pitch for a
double, but then Forster retired the next three
batters - striking out Munson and Graig Nettles on
three pitches each.
SANDWICHED around the strikeouts was an
infield grounder by Jackson that delivered the third
Yankee run. Jackson also had driven home the first
two New York runs with a third-inning double that
staked Hunter to an early lead.
Jackson's RBI increased his career Series total to
19, tying him for 13th place on the all-time Yankee
list.

ln th inning with one out and runners on first and
Early-season Blues
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F IT'S UCTUER and the Worm Series, then it must ne Reggie. nere JacKson
connects for a two run double that gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead over Los Angeles
in the third inning of the second game of the World Series last night.

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By JAMIE TURNER
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Twice overcoming
two goal deficits, the St. Louis Blues
spoiled the 1978 season opener for
Detroit, dealing the Red Wings a 5-4
defeat before 14,872 fans.
UNGER TAPPED in the winning
goal with ten minutes left in the
game on a rebound off the pads of
Detroit multi-million dollar goalie
Rogie Vachon.
The game marked the disappoin-
ting debut of Vachon as Red Wing
netminder. Though the Blues
;managed only 14 shots on goal
during the game (as compared to
Detroit's 42), five went around,
:through or between Vachon's pads.
Detroit coach Bobby Kromm was
;bitter in defeat. "I thought we
Splayed like hell," said Kromm, "but
Vachon was certainly not sharp. I
thought we should have blown them
out.
"I THOUGHT there was a lot of
bright spots, but we got outplayed in
goal and at the blue line. I didn't
think St. Louis belonged on the same
-ice with us."
The. turning point of thoe game
,came early in the third period. Curt
Bennet bounced/a shot between
Vachon's pads at 4:30, tying the
game at four and erasing Detroit's 4-
3 lead. This culminated the St. Louis
comeback, something the Blues had
been forced to do since early in the
game.

ings, 5-4
The Wings dominated the first
period, scoring twice on St. Louis
goalie Phil Myre.
Newcomer Dan Labraaten took a
Dennis Hextall pass and buried it in
the net only 74 seconds into the
season. After a Blues penalty,
Vaclav Nedomansky was sent inall
alone by a picture feed from Reed
Larson, giving the Wings a 2-0 early
lead.
IN WHAT WOULD be all too
familiar, the Wings were caught
twice up ice in the period, and both
times St. Louis capitilized. Center
man Mike Walton slipped one past
the helpless Vachon at 7:18 and Bill
Fairbairn did the same five minutes
later.
Both teams began the secondq
period as if tired from the previous
stanza. The Wings got the first break
of the period when the Blues' Neal
Comodowsky and Barry Gibbs were
sent to the penalty box, giving
Detroit a two man advantage at the
nine minute mark.
THE WINGS made the most of it,
first with Reed Larson blazing one in
from the point. Prodigal son Dale,
McCourt slapped home an Errol
Thompson rebound 90 seconds later
for Detroit's final tally.
Despite spending the majority of
the time in their own zone, the
plucky Blues wouldn't quit. Brian
Sutter deflected a Walton shot past a
confused Vachon for the Blues third
goal-accomplished on only eight
shots through two periods.

Tall ad
By GEOFF LARCOM
In the steamy, cavernous NBA
kitchens across the country, there is
one ingredient necessary in all recipes
for cooking up a championship team.
The NBA's answer to paprika is the
man , who plays the pivot, the
"big man"-the center.
A healty, talented center can make a
season for a club, or through an injury,
plunge it into a sea of second division
sorrows.
Ask any club in the Pacific Division.
They know only too well after the last
two -years, when Seattle's Marvin
Webster and Portland's Bill Walton led
their clubs through torrid stretch runs
into the NBA finals. (Seattle last year
and Portland in 76-77.)
But Webster has gone the free agent
route to the New York Knicks, while the
injured Walton (broken foot) has still
not come to terms with the Trailblazers
after asking to be traded for "medical
reasons" over the summer.
All of which could spell paydirt for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Los
Angeles Lakers this year. With Jabbar
playing at his peak, -Los Angeles is a
championship team. When Abdul-Jab-
bar is hurting, so are the Lakers, as was
the case last year.
"Kareem is the key to our team,"
states Laker coach Jerry West. "We
rise and fall with his performances.
When he comes to play, we're outstan-
ding."
Abdul-Jabbar couldn't come to play
at the beginning of last season, as an
opening game hand injury dictated a 20-
game respite. The Lakers slipped to a
45-37 record to finish fourth in the
Pacific Division after winning the title
the previous year with the best record
in the league.
However with a healthy Abdul-Jab-
bar anchoring a front line of 76-77
rookie of the year Adrian Dantley and
smooth-shooting Jamaal Wilkes, the
1978 Lakers are again legitimate title
threats.
LA's legitimacy will depend on the
amount of playing time Bill Walton puts
in with the Trailblazers, which could
vary from half a season to none to all.
"Bill is still on our roster. We haven't
been able to trade him, and his leg
remains in a cast," said Blazer coach
Jack Ramsay. "The earliest he could
play would be in late January or early
February."

vantage,
In addition to Walton, all-NBA for-
ward Maurice Lucas is out for at least
two weeks with an injured hand as is
Bob Gross, Portland's other starting
forward.
Yet Portland's misfortunes will
plummett them no lower than second
place, courtesty of the division's most
solid backcourt combo, high-scoring
Lionel Hollins and defensive specialist
Dave Twardzik along with swingman
Larry Steele.
Ramsay expects Tom Owens to fill in
adequately for Walton, while number-
one draft choice Mychal Thompson of
Minnesota receives a crash course in
Larcom S Lies:

in king
big blond second year forward, to cen-
ter and starting former Boston Celtic
workhorse Paul Silas at forward.
Without the dominating force at cen-
ter, the Sonics should not reach the
playoffs this season. Their fans should
turn out in record numbers though,
simply because the team plays in the
40,000 seat Kingdome, largest capacity
in the league.
Both the Golden State Warriors and
the San Diego Clippers are in for a long
season. The free agent game dealt
Golden State the summer's cruelest
blow, as Rick Barry jumped to the
Houston Rockets, throwing a giant
wrench into the Warrior scoring
machine.
Center Bob Parish and guard Phil
Smith will inherit Barry's scoring
chores during a Warrior rebuilding

Kareem
year.
Like the Warriors and Sonics, the Sari
Diego Clippers (formerly the Buffalo
Braves) lack a top-notch center to con-
struct an offense around. Swen Nateri
(center), Kermit Washington and Sid=
ney Wicks are in the front court, while
all-NBA guard Randy Smith will gun
from the outside.
This is the third in a series of four NBA
pr'riews which will cbruinoae Friav with at
in-depth look at the Pistons.
Kickers click
The Michigan soccer club defeated
the Toledo Rockets by a score of 6-Ilast
night in Toledo, raising its record to 5-3-
1. Dave Ritchie paced the Blue booters
with a pair of goals and an assist. The
Wolverines next take the field this
Saturday when they entertain Oakland

2.

Los Angeles
Portia ndE

3. Phoenix
4. Seattle
5. Golden State
6. San Diego

4GRIIJIE 'PICKS
' x3. Northwestern at Indiana
"This is Vick Ditale of the Fort 4. Iowa at Minnesota
Wayne Pistons and let me tell you good 5. Ohio State at Purdue
pgople in Ann Arbor that if I had time to 6. USC at Arizona State
stop my big mouth from yappin I'd sit 7. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
(own and win-I mean win!-myself a 8. Washington at Stanford
two item pizza from Pizza Bob's! How 9. Washington State at UCLA
azi I gonna do this you say!? Well I'll 10. Florida at Alabama
tell you baby, all you gotta do's sit down 11. California at Arizona
and enter the Gridde Picks contest by 12. Duke at Navy
1 o'clock Friday down at 420 13. U. of Pacific at Fresno St.
Maynard." 14. Texas A&M at Houston
15. Yale at Dartmouth
16. Ball State at Louisiana Tech
* 17. V.M.I. at Richmond
-1 Michigan State at MICHIGAN 18. Pennsylvania at Brown
(pick score) 19. Kent State at Bowling Green
Wisconsin at Illinois 20. DAILY LIBELS at Willy Milly's
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playin the pivot, NBA-style.
"Bill is the best at what he does in the
game," said Ramsay, "but without
him, we're still a very good team. We
know Tom can do the job for us."
The Phoenix Suns, Ramsay feels,
have the best chance of unseating Por-
tland from the regular season Pacific
throne. John McLeod's squad finished
second to the Blazers last year, before
bowing out at the playoffs in two
straight games to the Milwaukee
Bucks.
The Suns' early season success was
triggered by rookie forward Walter
Davis. Davis averaged 24 points per
game in forming the division's premier
one-two scoring punch with guard Paul
Westpahl. Alvin Adams, a fine passing
center, will handle the rebounding
chores along with forward Gar Heard.
Sonic's coach Lenny Wilkens' attem-
pt to compensate for the loss of Webster
consists of inserting Jack Sikma, the

What would Socrates
think of Cinci?
If you question long enough and deep enough, certain truths
about Cinci become evident.
It has a heartv, full-bodied flavor. It is smooth and easy going
down. And, the quality of its head, is fact rather than philosophical
conjecture.
We think there's one truth about Cinci that Socrates would not
question: It s too good to gulp. As any rational man can taste.

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