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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 8, 1977-Page 9

Royals beat Yanks;
Dodgers nip Phils

By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY -- Hal McRae, who in-
furiated the New York Yankees in the
second game with two controversial
slides, destroyed them with a pair of
doubles that paced Kansas City to a 6-2
victory last night and a 2-1 lead in the
American League championship play-
off. .
Dennis Leonard pitched a masterful
four-hitter for the Royals' second vic-
tory in the best-of-five series, leaving
Kansas City only one triumph away
from its first World Series.
Amos Otis, angered by a lineup swit-
ch that benched him, delivered a clutch
two-run pinch double that supplied the
Royals' wrapup runs, but it was the
two-base hits by McRae that dug the
hole from which the Yankees never
emerged.
McRae, whose 54 doubles during the
regular season was the highest total for
any American League player in 27
years, lashed leadoff two-baggers in the

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
A ood year to be No. 1
Michigan reserve linebacker Bob Hollway felt like telling everyone in Ann Arbor his vote for thge number one team in the
nation, including those who hovered above, during last Saturday's action against Texas A&M. The Wolverines may need
artillery support from the Goodyear blimp today against the passing of Spartan QB Eddie Smith.

third and fifth innings and scored both
times on infield outs by Al Cowens.
McRae had been credited Thursday
night with awakening the Yankees by
his aggressive slides into second base-
man Willie Randolph and shortstop
Bucky Dent. But Leonard put the
Yainkee bats right back to sleep with a
powerful performance. He was in con-
trol throughout.
After Roy White doubled in the first
inning but was out trying to stretch his
hit, Leonard retired 12 Yankees in or-
der, and by the time New York put
another man on base, Kansas City had
a lead it would never surrender.
AL Game 3
New York ................. 000 010 001-2 4 1
Kansas City.................011 012 lox-6 12 1
Torrez, Lyle (6) and Munson; Leonard and Porter.
W-Leonard, 1-0. L-Torrez,0-1.
** *
.Phillies phumble
PHILADELPHIA - Bill Russell, the
goat of the first game, singled home
Davey Lopes as the Los Angeles Dodg-
ers rallied. for three ninth-innin~ runs
with two out and beat the Philadelphia
Phillies 6-5 yesterday for a 2-1 lead in
the best-of-five National League cham-
pionship series.
The Phillies had snapped a 3-3 tie in
the bottom of the eighth and reliever
Gene Garber set down the first twc
Dodgers in the top of the ninth beforc
the West Division champions came tc
life with the help of two Philadelphia
errors.

Dusty Baker and Rick Monday
grounded out harmlessly for the first
two outs of the ninth inning, but pinch
hitter Vic Davalillo, batting for catcher
Steve Yeager, dropped a bunt towarc
second for a single.
Manny Mota, who hit .395 as a pinch
hitter for the Dodgers this season, then
doubled off the left field screen. Leff
fielder Greg Luzinski just missed a
leaping, one-hand catch.
Rautzhan, a rookie left-handed
reliever from Pottsville, Pa., got the
last out in the eighth and got credit for
the victory. Mike Garman retired the
Phillies in the bottom of the ninth in
earning the save, and Garber, a Dodger
killer in the regular season, took the
loss.
Garber beat the Dodgers twice
during the regular season and earned
the victory in the opener of the playoffs.
He had an ERA of 0.82 against Los
Angeles.
The victory put the Dodgers in a
position to close out the Phillies in
tonight's fourth game.
lNL Game 3
Los Angeles ................. 002 100 003-6 12 2
Philadelphia...............030 000 020--s 6 2
Hooton, Rhoden (2), Rau (7), Sosa (8), Grote (9).
Christenson, Brusstar t4), Reed (5), Garber (7) and -
Boone. W-Rautzhan, 1-0. L-Garber,1-1.

BLUE 2nd OF 20 AT NOTRE DAME
Depth paces Wolverine harriers

By ERNIE DUNBAR
Special to The Daily
SOUTH BEND-If team depth is one
of the prerequisites to winning a Big
Ten cross country championship, then
Michigan should have no problem win-
ning it's fourth straight title.
- Running in the 22nd annual Notre
Dame Invitational yesterday after-
noon, the harriers achieved their pre-
meet goal of placing five runners
withing 30 seconds of each other
enroute to their second place team
finish.
The Wolverines amassed 93 points to
Eastern Illinois' 81. Cleveland St.
totaled 102 points for third spot and host
Notre Dame finished fourth with 131
points in a field of 20 teams.
: Senior Bill Donakowski paced
MIichigan throughout the five mile
coursel as he finished 6th in 23:24.
"I FELT PRETTY good the whole
race," said Donakowski. "My strength
was good and I've had good workouts
this past week.
"We worked out harder the day
before the race- than usual,"y
Donakowski added. "It might not pay
off now, but it should pay off later and

that's what the season's all about."
Mike McGuire, running in his first of-
fical rage of the season, was the
Wolverines number two man in the 15th
spot with his clocking of 23:55.
McGuire complained of tendonitis on
the right side of his right leg.

getting some races i."
Junior Doug Sweazey finished 18th
with a time of 24:01, while senior Bob
Scheper took 24th in 24:08.
Steve Elliott ran his first race of the
season, taking 30th spot with a time of
24:09. Dan Heikkinen and freshman Bill

added.
"It would have been nice to win a big
one like Notre Dame, but we don't base
our whole season on just this one race,"
\Varhurst said.
In reference to the upcoming Big Ten
championships, Warhurst noted,
"Some teams may win the battle, but
they don't win the war."

'It would have been nice to win a big one like Notre
Dame, but we don't base our whole season on just this
one race.
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"It (right leg) was tightening up on
me as the race went on," commented
McGuire after the race. "I tried to
sprint when I felt good but I was just too
tight."
McGUIRE'S LEG condition is just a
temporary and the junior All-American
expects to be in action against
Michigan State in next Friday's dual
meet.
"I've missed a couple of races
(Springbank Road Races and three
mile postal) and that's kind of hurt
me," said McGuire. "I have to start

Weidenbach finished 57th and 58th with
clockings of 24:33 and 24:35.
MICHIGAN COACH Ron Warhurst
was optimistic following the team's
second race of the season. "We
achieved our time goal but we just
didn't get close enough," said Warhur-
st.
"You can't take anything away from
Eastern Illinois. They just outran us,"
conmented Warhurst.
"I'm not worried at all though
because we haven't done any speed
work yet, and when we start speed
training our times will start to fall," he

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SPOR TS OF T HE DAIL Y:

Clubbers tied up in Canada, 2-2

The Michigan field hockey team bat-
tled the University of Guelph, which is
located near Toronto, to a 2-2 tie
yesterday.
The Clubbers jumped to a quick two
goal advantage in the first half and led
2-1 at halftime. They enjoyed the one
goal lead until late in the second half
when Guelph scored to earn the 2-2 tie.
Wolverine winger Kathy Dennis
scored the first Michigan goal and inner
Jan Issac tallied the other.
Michigan controlled the contest by
out shooting their opponent 24 to 12.
"We had lots of .opportunities to
score, but we were unable to convert
the good scoring chances into goals,"
said Michigan Coach Phyllis Ocker.
"They (Guelph) broke through 6tir
de ense a couple of times to score their
goals. They took advantage of their
scoring chances," explained Ocker.
The Clubbers, now 2-3, play both the
University of Toronto and the Univer-
sity of Waterloo today, completing their
Canadian trip. Toronto is the defending
Canadian champion.
-Special to Daily Sports

Frazier a Cavalier
NEW YORK - Walt Frazier, the
New York Knicks' veteran high-
scoring guard, was traded to the
Cleveland Cavaliers as compensa-
tion for backcourtman Jim Cleam-
ons, it was reported in today's New
York Daily News.
The News said the Knicks already
have reached agreement with
Cleamons, a free agent, on a multi-
year contract, for a reported $250,000
p razier was the first player to lead
the Knicks in every offensive cate-
gory except rebounding.
The 32-year-old Frazier was the top
draft choice of the Knicks in 1967
after leading little Southern Illinois
University to the championship of the
National Invitation Tournament in
New York. Since then, the brilliant
backcourtman has risen to the top of
his profession, commanding a salary

of about $450,000 a year.
Cleamons, a quiet, intense player,
becapne the "take-charge guy" of the
Cavaliers since arriving at Clevelard
in 1972 in a trade with Los Angeles.
In the five seasons with the team,
Cleamons became the all-time leader
in assists: His club-leading 308 assists
in 1976-77 gave him 1 549.
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