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May 12, 1979 - Image 14

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Page 14-Saturday, May 12, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Orioles, Sox stay atop AL East

BOSTON - Carl Yastrzemski and
Butch Hobson had two hits apiece in an
eight-run fourth inning last night as the
Boston Red Sox breezed to an 11-2 rout
of the Oakland A's.
Yastrzemski ignited the uprising
against Oakland starter Matt Keough,
0-4, with a single to center. He later hit
a two run single and scored for the
second time in the inning.
Hobson, who drove in tyo runs with a
bases-loaded single in the first inning,
had a single in the fourth, then capped

the inning with a two-run double to cen-
ter field. Jerry Remy also had a two-
run double in the decisive fourth.
Staked to a 10-0 lead, Boston's Bob
Stanley cruised to his third victory in
five decisions.
Orioles 8, Mariners 3
BALTIMORE - The streaking
Baltimore Orioles got home runs from
Al Bumbry and John Lowenstein and a
six-hit pitching job from Steve Stone to
defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 last

The victory was the 18th in the last 21
games for the Orioles and their fourth
in a row over Seattle this season. The
Mariners, who have never won in
Baltimore, dropped their 11th straight
game here.
Stone, 3-1, struck out four and walked
two, giving up all of Seattle's runs in the
first inning when former Detroit Tiger
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Willie Horton hita two-run homer.
Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1
TORONTO - Bill Sample scored one
run and drove in another to help lef-
thander Jon Matlack gain his first vic-
tory of the season as the Texas Rangers
beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 last

Matlack, 1-2, scattered six hits in only
his third start of the season after being
plagued by floating bone chips in his
pitching elbow.
Toronto starter Jim Clancy, 2-3, had
only allowed five hits through 6% in-
nings before straining his foot and
having to leave the game. Reliever
Jesse Jefferson finished the game for
Toronto, giving up only two hits.
After seventeen distinguished years
as Michigan's head baseball coach,
Moby Benedict resigned yesterday due
to familyeand health considerations.
Benedict leaves the Wolverines with a
Michigan record of 368 baseball vic-
tories and is the second winningest
coach in Michigan athletic history.

DALLAS (AP)-Defending champion
Tom Watson battled miserable playing
conditions and struggled to a two-over-
par 72 yesterday to take the 36-hole lead
in the $300,000 Byron Nelson Golf
Darkness caught almost one-third of
the field before play could be com-
Watson, a two-time winner here and
the current money-winnings leader on
the tour, started his long day at 8 a.m.
to complete Thursday's rain-hampered
round. He lost two strokes to par over
the swamped Preston Trail Golf Club,
after his opening round six-under-par
64, to finish at four-under-par 136.
PLAYERS WITH a chance to catch
Watson after second round play
resumes this morning include Larry

leads in
Nelson. He holed a 162-yard four-iron
shot for an eagle on the No. 2 hole and
was seven under par for the tour-
nament with two holes to play in the
second round.
Others also in contention when play
was halted were Lanny Wadkins, who
was five under par with two holes to
play; George Burns, who was five un-
der with three holes left, and Calvin
Peete, four under with three holes to
Heavy rains deluged the greens and
fairways, and Jack Tuthill, tournament
director for the Professional Golfers
Association, twice signalled a halt to
play for delays totaling two hours and45
minutes. Winds gusting to 17 mph made
the 55-degree temperature feel much

Major League Standings

W L Pct. GB
Baltimore.............20 11 .645 -
Boston................18 11 .621 1
Milwaukee............18 13 .581 2
New York.............16 14 .533 3%
Detroit................11 13 .458 5 /
Cleveland.............10 18 .357 8 2
Toronto............... 8 22 .267 11%
Minnesota.............20 5 .714 -
California.............18 13 .581 3%
Texas.................15 13 .536 5
Kansas City-........... 16 14 .533 5
Chicago-----------14 15 .483 6%
Oakland-----------12 19 .387 9%
Seattle------------10 22 .312 12
(Night games not included)
Today's Games
Texas Matiack, 0-2) at Toronto (Lemengello
California (Ryan, 4-2) atNew York (Tiant,0-).
Oakland (Langord, 14) at Boston (Torrez, 3-1).
Milwaukee (Travers, 1-2) at Detroit (Rozema,
Cleveland (Paxton, 2-i) at Minnesota (Goitz, 4-3).
Seattle (Honeycutt, 14) at Baltimore (Stone,
Kansas City (Guera, 14) at Chicago (Trout, 1-1),a.
at the
8:30 A.M.-5:15 P.M.

W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia -..........21 7 .750 -
Montreal..............19 8 .704 1%
St. Louis...............15 13 .536 6
Chicago...............12 12 .500 7
Pittsburgh-............11 15 .423 9
New York ............. 9 18 .333 11%
Cincinnati.............17 12 .586 -
Houstoni.............S. 18 13 .581 --
San Francisco-......... 14 17 .452 4
Los Angeles-...........15 18 .455 4
San Diego---------12 20 375 612
Atlanta................9 19 .321 7 /
(Night games not included)
Todays Gams
Cincinnati (Norman. 1-)at Pittsburgh (Kison,
Philadelphia (Lerch, 2-1) at San Francisco
(Halicki, 2-3).
Chicago (Holtzman, 2-2 and McGlothen, 3-3) at
Houston (Forsch, 3-2 and Andujar, 3-1), 2, t-n.
Atlanta (Mahler, 0-3) at St. Louis (Martinez,
1-1). a.
New York (Falcone, 0-3) at San Diego (Owehinko,
0-1), .
Montreal (Sanderson, 2-2) at Los Angeles (Hooton,
3-2), n.
Ameeican League
Texas 3, Torontol1
Mlwaukeei.Detroit 1
Boston 11, Oakland2
Baltimore8, Seattle 3
Caifornia4. New York 1
NBA Playoffs
San Antonio118, Washington 102

Lance'1Parrish Mark .Fidiryc
Former Blue hurler
outduels Bird 5-1
Special tothe Daily
DETROIT-It was a big night in Detroit for former Michigan hurler
Lary Sorenson, now in the employ of the Milwaukee Brewers, as he held the
Detroit Tigers to one run and five hits, in posting his fifth win of the year tn
front of 42,563 fans at Tiger Stadium last night.
- The unusual throng was there to see the 1979 home debut of Tiger hurler
Mark Fidrych, who took the loss in his second appearance of the year.
Sorenson made only one mistake all night, serving up a home run pitch
to Tiger catcher Lance Parrish leading off the bottom of the fifth.
The Brewers wasted little time in getting to Fidrych, as their second bat-
ter, shortstop Robin Young, lined a shot to right center midway between Tim {
Corcoran and Ron Leflore. It rolled to the wall for a standup double. First
baseman Cecil Cooper followed that by bouncing a two strike pitch inches in-
side the third base line for another double and his 28th rbi of the year.
Milwaukee threatened again in the fourth inning, when former Tiger
Ben Oglivie drew Fidrych's first walk of the evening and then advanced to
third on centerfielder Gorman Thomas' two-out single. But Tiger shortstop
Alan Trammell saved Fidrych by ranging far to his right on designated hit-
ter Ray Fosse's sharply hit roller and making the long throw to nip Fosse by
a half-step.
Trammell and Lou Whitaker again saved Fidrych in the fifth inning with
an inning-ending bases loaded double play on Sal Bando's slow hopper to
The Brewers would be denied no longer however, as they rebounded from
Parrish's game-tying home run to chase Fidrych in their half of the sixth,
with a three run, three hit rally.
Oglivie led off with a double to the right field corner, then the dangerous
Thomas (3-3 with a homerun in the eighth) was intentionally walked toset up
the double play.
But Fosse doubled to score Oglivie and Tiger manager Les Moss called
for righthander Jack Billingham from the bullpen. Billingham whiffed Buck
Martinez, but Molitor connected for a double to drive in the third and fourth
runs charged to Fidrych.
The Tigers will again try for their first victory over Milwaukee of the
1979 campaign today, when Dave Rozema (1-2 )goes against Milwaukee's Bill
Travers, also 1-2, at 2:15 at Tiger Stadium. Fidrych is now 0-1 this year,
while Sorenson is 5-3.

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