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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY,

Sunday, October 7, 1973

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, October 7, 1973

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From Wire Service Reports can League playoff competition. i over the left field fence. As he
Paced by the superlative mound The Orioles beat Minnesota three touched home plate, he was mobbed1
efforts of Jim Palmer and Jack straight games in 1969 and 1970 by his jubilant teammates, while
Billingham respectively, the Balti- and Oakland in three games in 1971. the Mets walked off the field dis-1
more Orioles and the Cincinnati consolately.
Reds both scored victories in the AS FAR AS Oakland right fielder Just prior to Rose's blast, Seavera
first games of the Major League Reggie Jackson is concerned, not had gone to the Mets' dugout to
Playoffs. even a team consisting of baseball's replace a "pitching pad" on his
Palmer, pitching "for pride and all-time great hitters could have right shoe.
money," overpowered the Oakland been successful against Palmer yes- S vrhddieni h es
Athletics with a dazzling five-hit terday. Seaver had driven in the Mets
12 strikeout performance to give t' only run with a double in the
theIt Oriolessa6-0'victoyeinstheesecond inning. The hit followed a
the Orioles a 6-0 victory in thee anyone throw in my career," said two-out walk to Bud Harrelson.
American League showdown. Jackson, who struck out twice and
Billingham's three hit pitching singled. After Seaver's hit, Reds starter
and Johnny Bench's dramatic two- . ,, Billingham was untouchable. He
out home run in the bottom of the Jk"The man was overpowering," retired 16 consecutive batters be-
ninth inning gave the Reds a 2-1 Jackson added. I think I'm a in the eighth. During his stint,
victory over the New York Mets in pretty good hitter, but I was over- fore being lifted for a pinch hitter
National League action. matched. Billingham allowed only three hits,
Throwing a wicked assortment struck out six and walked one.
of curves and changeups along withj BENCH AND PETE ROSE solved
his fast ball, Palmer had the home- the strong-armed pitching of Tom Tom Hall relieved Billingham in
town crowd of 41,279 cheering wildly Seaver with late-inning, bases- the ninth, birt was taken out after
as he reached back for "some- empty homers despite a record- walking leadoff batter Rusty Staub
thing extra" whenever the A's setting 13 strikeout performance and going to a 2-0 count on John
threatened. The victory was Pal- by the Mets' ace right-handed. Milner. Pedro Borbon, who came in
and retired Milner and the next
mer's fourth consecutive i playoff BENCH, WHO ALSO had a ,single two batters was credited with the
competition. and a double, called his three hits victory.
Palmer started in shaky fashion, off Seaver, "a season's work for
walking the first two batters, but me. I think he got a little tired in THE METS' only other scoring
he got out of the first inning by the late innings. After all, it has opportunity came in the first in-
striking out Sal Bando, Reggie to be a great strain on somebody's ning when they loaded the bases on
Jackson and Deron Johnson in or- arm when they throw 300 innings Wayne Garrett's infield single,
der. The Orioles then sent their in a season." Felix Millan's sacrifice, a walk to
22-game winning ace off to a quick A dejected Seaver called Bench's Staub and a single by Milner.
lead.- homer, "a nothing pitch. Soon as he Garrett had to hold at third on
Merv Rettenmund started the hit it I knew it was gone." Milner's hit because of a strong
first inning rally with a sharp The slugging Bench caught a 1-0 throw by centerfielder Cesar Ge-
single to left, and Paul Blair walked fastball by Seaver and drilled it ronimo.
after Blue struck out Bobby Grich.
Designated hitter Tommy Davis
followed with a looping fly which
dropped just inside the right field
foul line for a double, scoring Ret-
tenmund and sending Blair to third.
Don Baylor walked, but Blue k
looked like he might get out of the
jam when he fanned Brooks Robin-
son. Then Earl Williams, acquired DEC. 23-29
in a controversial winter trade 7
with the Atlanta Braves that was
to bring the pennant to Baltimore,
singled solidly to left to drive in
two runs and send Blue to the
showers._
Reliever Horacio Pina hit Andy
Etchebarren with a pitched ball
and Mark Belanger delivered the
fourth run of the inning with a
single.
Palmer, who was wild high at
times and walked five, had great 7
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But Cleon Jones, one of the Mets'
best hitters during their September,
drive to the East Division title,
bounced into a double play.
The Reds, seeking their third
National League championship in
the past four years, had beaten
the Mets in eight ofltheir 12 meet-
ings during the regular season.
They will try today for their
second playoff victory with left-
hander Don Gullett, 18-8. The Mets
wil counter with southpaw Jon
Matlack, 14-16.

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