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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 19, 1979-Page 9
LeFlore homer nips Orioles, 2-

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Rookie right-hander
Dan Petry and Ron LeFlore combined
to upend the surging Baltimore Orioles,
2-1 last night before a crowd of 10,156 at
Tiger Stadium guaranteeing the Tigers
of their first back-to-back winning
seasons since 1972-73.
Petry (6-5), making his first ap-
pearance in fourteen days, baffled
Baltimore's weak-hitting lineup with an
excellent variety of fastballs and
LEFLORE, meanwhile, provided
Detroit with the only two runs they
needed, including a solo home run in the
third inning, his sixth of the season.
The Tigers scored an insurance run in
the seventh inning when Tom Brookens

singled to center, and advanced to
second on a wild pick-off attempt. He
was then sacrificed to third by Aurelio
Rodriguez and scored on LeFlore's
ground out to short.
Working with a 1-0 lead, Petry was
flawless during the first seven innings,
allowing only two hits, walking two and
striking out two. Not until the eighth in-
ning could the winningest team in
baseball, Baltimore (98-51), establish
any kind of threat.
BALTIMORE scored their lone run in
the eighth inning on a lead off homer by
Doug DeCinces, his fifteenth of the
An ensuing single to left brought
Manager Sparky Anderson to the
mound and the call went to the bullpen
for ace reliever Aurelio "Smoke"

Lopez, who picked up his twentieth
save, retiring the final five Oriole bat-
The Oriole defeat stopped their eight-
game winning streak, leaving them
10 games ahead of second-place
Milwaukee. The magic number to clin-

ch the division still remains three
games. Any combination of Oriole vii,
tories or Milwaukee defeats will give
Baltimore their first divisional crown In,
five years.
(22-8) lost his first game in five star-s.;
Detroit and Baltimore meet again
tonight and Thursday before the Tiger
head to Fenway Park to face the Rfi;
Sox. Jack Morris (14-7) is slated to faqe,;
Dennis Martinez (15-14) in tonights

Blazers awarded

National League
Chicago 2, New York 0; 1st game
American League
Detroit 3, Baltimore 1
Boston 8, Toronto 3
Cleveland 16, New York 3
Chicago 1, Minnesota 0 (10 innings)

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Former Michigan great Phil Hubbard, driving past an Alabama defender
in 1978-79 action, returned to Crisler Arena this week to practice with the
Detroit Pistons. Coach Dick Vitale believes Hubbard will add depth at
forward for the Pistons in their bid for a NBA title.




rknee both healthy
Can Phil Hubbard play in the National Basketball Association? Is his
knee in good shape? Judging by what Hubbard and Detroit Piston coach
Dick Vitale said during a practice session at Crisler ;Arena, the answer ap-
pears to be yes.
While Hubbard said his knee is O.K., he had more to say concerning his
future with the Pistons. "We have a young team with a lot of talent here, and
I hope to contribute somewhere," Hubbard said.
How difficult was it for Hubbard to choose the Pistons over a return to
Michigan? Contrary to what some may believe, Hubbard said the decision
was not easy. "It was tough, but I had to do what I thought was right for me,"
said Hubbard.
Two years ago, Hubbard underwent surgery to correct torn cartilage in
his left knee. He first hurt the knee while playing for the U.S. in the 1977
World Games in Bulgaria. The surgery performed on Hubbard's knee
probably made some NBA teams hesitant in selecting him high in the
However, Vitale believed and still believes Hubbard's knee is one hun-
dred percent. Hoping that he would regain the form that he had in his first two
years at Michigan, Vitale made Hubbard his third first-round pick.
At this time, Vitale said he has had no regrets over choosing Hubbard so
high in the draft.
"He has a great attitude, and we're very impressed with him. From
what Dr. O'Conner (Dr. Gerald O'Conner, Michigan team physican) told
me, the only problem with the knee is in his mind. The knee is one hundred
percent, and as far as I'm concerned, Phil Hubbard has a future with the
Detroit Pistons," said Vitale.
With players like Bob McAdoo, Leon Douglas, John Shumate and Terry
Tyler, Vitale said that Hubbard will give the Pistons important depth at for-
ward. He emphasized how Hubbard will be able to learn and observe from
the veterans, particularly McAdoo.
"We want Phil Hubbard to regain the confidence he had at Michigan,"
Vitale said. Enter McAdoo. "By acquiring a Bob McAdoo, we won't have to
throw him in to the wolves," V itale said.
Those people who followed the Pistons last year may have difficulty iden-
tifying many players this .year. With the possible additions of rookies. Greg
Kelser, Roy Hamilton, Earl Evans, Terry "Sweet Due" Duerod and
Michigan's own Phil Hubbard, the Pistons will field one of the youngest
teams ever to hit the NBA scene.

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - In the largest com-
pensation award in National Basketball
Association history, Commissioner
Larry O'Brien awarded three players
and a No. 1 draft choice to the Portland
Trail Blazers yesterday as payment-for
the signing of veteran free agent center
Bill Walton by the San Diego Clippers.
In his monumental decision, the
commissioner awarded forward Ker-
mit Washington, center Kevin Kunnert,
gpard Randy Smith and a 1980 first-
round draft pick to Portland as com-
pensation for the 6-foot-11 Walton, who
signed a five-year, $1 million-per-year
contract with the Clippers last May 12.
However, O'Brien gave the Clippers
an option to retain the high-scoring
Smith, the most valuable player in the
1978 NBA All-Star Game. He ruled that
if the Clippers paid $350,000 and
assigned their 1982 first-round draft
selection to the Blazers, they could keep
O'Brien gave San Diego until 5 p.m.
EDT tomorrow to decide on Smith.
- The outspoken, 26-year-old Walton
said he did not agree with the com-
missioner's decision.
"I don't think it was fair," he said af-
ter a workout with the Clippers. "It
wasn't what I had in mind. We were
very close to a championship team until
yesterday morning, when the com-
missioner took three of our better
players away.'
"Indirectly, I'm somewhat respon-
sible for that."
Neither San Diego owner Irv Levin
nor Coach Gene Shue would comment
on the verdict. The injury-plagued
Walton had been with the Blazers for all
five of his NBA seasons, but he missed
nearly 50 per cent of the team's games
because of a variety of ailments. He did
not play at all last season.
But in the 1976-77 season, he led Por-
tland to its first NBA title and was
named the most valuable player in the
championship series, and the following
year, he won the league MVP award af-

ter leading the Trail Blazers to a 50-10
record before being injured.
* * *
Bye-bye Brewer
PONTIAC - The Detroit Pistdns
traded veteran forward Jim Brewer to
the Portland Trail Blazers of the
National Basketball Association
yesterday for a future draft pick.
A six-year NBA veteran, Brewer was
acquired from Cleveland Feb. 15 for the
draft choice that brought 6-foot-9 guard
Earl Tatum to the Cavaliers after last
Brewer was Cleveland's first-round
draft pick out of Minnesota in 1973, the
second player selected in the national
The 27-year-old Brewer has identical
career scoring and career rebounding
averages of 7.2. He holds Cleveland's
career rebounding mark.
Brewer appeared in 26 games with
the Pistons last season and averaged
2.3 points. His season average was 3.9
He started one game in Detroit.
Pennant Races at
a Gance
(not including last night's games)
By The Associated Press
W L Pct. GB
California.................... 81 69 .540 -
Kansas City ................... 79 71 .527 2
Minnesota..................78 72 .520 3
CALIFORNIA (12)-HOME (6): Texas 3. Sept. 21,
22. 23; Kansas City 3. Sept. 24, 25, 26. AWAY (6):
Kansas City 3. Sept. 18, 19, 20: Texas 3, Sept. 28.
29, 30.
KANSAS CITY (12)-HOME (6): California 3,
Sept. 18, 19. 20; Oakland 3. Sept. 28. 29. :30.' AWAY
(6): Oakland 3. sept. 21, 22,23. California 3, Sept.
MINNESOTA (12)-HOME (x-7): Chicago 3.
Sept. 25, 26, 27: Milwaukee 3. Sept. 28, 29. 30.
AWAY (5): Chicago 2, Sept. IS, 19; Milwaukee 3.
Sept. 21, 22. 23.
X-A game in Minnesota between the Twins and
New York was rained out on Aug. 26. It has not
been rescheduled, and will not be unless it affects
the pennant race.
W 1. Pct. GB
Pittsburgh...................89 58 .605 -
Montreal.................... 87 58 .600 I
MDNTREAL (17)-HOME (4); Pittsburgh 1.
Sept. 18; Philadelphia 3, Sept. 28, 29, 30. AWAY
(13): New York 4. Sept. 19 (2). 20 (2); Philadelphia
3, Sept. 21, 22, 23; Pittsburgh 4, Sept 24 (2). 25,
26. Atlanta 2, Sept. 27 (2).
PITTSBURGH (15)-HOME (x-8): Montreal 4,
Sept. 24 (2), 25, 26; Chicago 3, Sept. 28, 29, 30.
AWAY (7): Montreal I. Sept. 18; Philadelphia 3.
Sept. 19(2) 20: Chicago 3. Sept.21, 22, 23.
X-A game in Pittsburgh between the Pirates
and St. Louis was rained out on Sept. 13. It has
not yet been rescheduled.
W L Pct. GB
Cincinnati ..................... 85 65 .567 -
Houston....................83 66 .557 I1
CINCINNATI (12)--HOME (6): San Diego 3. Sept.
25, 26, 27; Atlanta 3, Sept. 28, 29. 30. AWAY (6):
San Francisco 1. Sept. 18; San Diego 2, Sept. 19,
20; Houston 3, Sept. 21, 22. 23.
HOUSTON (13)-HOME (5): Atlanta 2, Sept. 19,
20; Cincinnati 3, Sept. 21, 22, 23. AWAY (8): San
Diego 1, Sept. 18; Atlanta 4. Sept. 24 (2). 25. 26;
Los Angeles 3, Sept. 28, 29, 30.




Cleveland clobbers Yanks, 16-3

By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND-Cl.iff Johnson and
Toby Harrah eached slugged a pair of.
home runs last night, combining for
nine runs batted in, leading the
Cleveland Indianss to a 16-3 rout of the
New York Yankees.
Johnson's two homers accounted for
five RBI.,
TED COX had a solo homer and a
$acrifice fly while Gary Alexander
drove in two runs with two singles in the
Indians' 16-hit attack.
Mike Paxton, 8-7, held .the Yankees
hitless and walked only one batter until
Damaso Garcia doubled with one out in
the sixth. Oscar Gamble led off the
seventh with the Yankees' second hit, a
long homer to right, and New York
scored twice more in that inning on
Bruce Robinson's run-scoring single
and a sacrifice fly by Roy Stainer.

Mike Torrez, 15-12, checked the Blue
-Jays on seven hits to snap a personal
three-game losing streak. He was the
victim of two unearned runs in the four-
th and a single run in the fifth when the
Blue Jays bunched three singles.
* * *
Chicago 2, N. Y. Mets 0
NEW YORK-Dave Kingman's two-
run single backed the combined four-hit
pitching of Rick Reuschel and Bruce
Sutter as the Chicago Cubs defeated the
New York Mets 2-0 in the opening game
of a twinight doubleheader yesterday.
Kingman's hit off rookie John
Pacella, 0-1, in the third inning raised

his season RBI total to 109. Mick
Kelleher started the inning with a walk,
and Ivan DeJesus singled. Both runners
advanced on an infield out before
Kingman's single.0
Reuschel, 18-10, allowed all four New
York hits before being relieved by Sut-
ter in the eighth.
PirateS-Expos delay ed
The National League baseball game
last night between the Pittsburgh
Pirates and Montreal Expos was
delayed by rain after five innings with
the Pirates leading 3-2.

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* * *
Boston 8, Toronto 3
TORONTO-Boston scored four runs
in the fourth inning, three on Dwight
Evans' 20th home run of the season, and
Jim Rice added a two-run double in the
Seventh as the Red Sox dumped the
Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 last night.

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Milton P. Phlegm was a loser. As a one-item Pizza Bob's piz2
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turn for the worse. Plagued by uncom-
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complexion problem, his attempts at 2. Miami at Michigan St
relations with the opposite sex proved 3. Notre Dame at Purdu
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