The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 5, 1979-Page 11
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP:
Astro rookie chills Phils, 3-0
By the Associated Press Expos8,Braves 1
HOUSTON-Houston's Jose Cruz and ATLANTA-Left-hander B'
Craig Reynolds smashed run-scoring pitched a four-hitter and recor
hits in the fourth inning and rookie 100th career victory last night
Randy Niemann hurled a six-hitter last Montreal Expos broke a thre
night as the Astros defeated the losing streak with an 8-1 victoi
Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. the Atlanta Braves.
It was the seventh straight triumph
for the hot Astros and the eighth loss in
nine games for the slumping Phillies. . Gary Carter drove in three ru
a pair of run-scoring singles
Philadelphia starter Larry Christen- 10th homer of the season. Rodn
son (0-3) retired nine of the first 10 had a two-run double.
Astros prior to the fourth-inning surge.
The Expos got their other r
sacrifice flies by Ellis Valentine
Terry Puhl led off the Houston fourth third and Tony Perez in the sixth
with a double and Reynolds singled to. run-scoring single by Warren C
score Puhl. Cruz then gave the Astros a tie in the eighth.
2-0 lead with his fifth triple of the season
to the right-center field fence. Atlanta got its only run in the
when Valentine dropped a two-c
Houston added a run in the seventh fly by Jerry Royster in right.
when rookie Jeff Leonard doubled down
the right field line and scored on a two- Tony Brizzolara (1-2) absorb
out single up the middle by pitcher Alan loss for Atlanta, yielding seven
Ashby. the six innings he pitched.
Niemann (2-0) retired 16 of the first 18
batters he faced. It was his second vic- Orioles 3, Twins 2
tory since joining the Astros May 18th. BALTIMORE - Lee May
Major League Standings
e in the
h, and a
breaking single in the 10th inning gave
the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 victory over
Mike Marshall and the Minnesota
Twins last night.
Mark Belanger drew a lead-off walk
from Marshall, (8-5). With Ron Jackson
chargig in, anticipating a bunt, Ken
Singleton ripped a single off the first
Eddie Murray sacrificed the runners
ahead and, after Gary Roenicke popped
out, May lined his single to left, giving
Don Stanhouse, 4-1, the victory in relief.
The Orioles tied it 2-2 in the sixth
when May hit a sacrifice fly following
singles by Murray and Roenicke.
Roenicke hit his 10th home run in the
fourth inning and singled in the second.
Minnesota scored an unearned run in
the first when starter Mike Flanagan
threw wildly after fielding Roy
Smalley's scratch single along the third
base line. Bob Randall, who had walked
and moved to second on a sacrifice,
scored on the error.
Rick Leach, Wolverine out-
fielder, enters today's baseball
free agent draft with two strikes
against him. Leach was selected
in the last two drafts by
Philadelphia, but remained a
Wolverine both times. This year,
however, he has a different
choice. It's "The Duke" or the
diamond for Leach, and his final
selection remains a mystery.
(last night's games not included)
Detroit ............. 24
Kansas City-........ 30
(last night's games not included)
W L Pct. GB
Montreal............28 18 .609 -
St. Louis ............ 27 19 .587 1
Philadelphia ....... 28 23 .549 21/2
Pittsburgh .........25 22 .532 3 /
Chicago.............21 26 .447 7%
New York .......... 18 29 .383 10 /
W L Pct. GB
Houston.............32 23 .582 -
Cincinnati .......... 29 23 .558 1 /
San Francisco ...... 26 28 .481 5 /
Los Angeles ........ 26 29 .473 6
San Diego. 25 31 .446 7%/
Atlanta...........19 33 .365 111/2
Muhammad Ali raked in some
easy bucks-or deutsch-
marks-last night for an
exhibition in Berlin's Deut-
schland Hall. Only about 1,000
spectators paid the $8 to $134
ticket prices to watch the 37-year-
old heavyweight champ do his
time-worn shuffle for three roun-
ds with former sparring partner
Jimmy Ellis and German
heavyweight George Butzbach,
and to cheer films of Ali's cham-
pionship fights. Portly and polite,
Ali apologized for the high asking
price and made yet another
promise of retirement "within
the next four to six weeks."
FREE AGENT COMPENSA TION KEY ISSUE
Hocke merger threatened by$$
'ASSAU, The Bahamas (AP)-The the merger will go through," said we have been aole to work things out
ional Hockey League's expansion to Eagleson, referring to the as-yet- with the players association."
r World Hockey Association cities uncompleted plans to include for next If no agreement is reached, said
threatened yesterday by a dispute season franchises from Hartford, Ziegler, three options remain open:
r the compensation to be paid teams Conn., Winnipeg, Edmonton and "We can either extend the time for
o lose free agents. Quebec City. "But it's not a shoo-in." '"negotiation, we can go on with this ex-
Ian Eagleson, executive director of NHL President John Ziegler admit- pansion no matter what the players
NHL Players Association, said after ted such was the case. association does, or we can terminate
neeting with NHL owners: "If we "I'M HOPEFUL we can solve this the agreement we have with the WHA
't come out of this meeting with a equalization and compensation," said for expansion," said Ziegler. "Those
ision on the. form of compensation, the league president, "and I feel there are the realistic alternatives. However,
re not going to fool around and just has to be some negotiation. In the past, I'm hopeful this thing can besolved."
American League Natoanal League
Baltimore 3, Minnesota 2 Montreeal 8, Atlana
Milwaukee 6, Chicago 0 Houston 3, Philadelphia 0
New York 8, Kansas City 3 New York 6, Cincinnati 2
fight this merger. We can kill it."
THE PLAYERS met with the NHL's
Board of Governors yesterday and
presented a proposal by which teams
losing free agents in the top one-third of
the league's salary structure 8 players
making $125,000 or more-would
receive cash and/or draft choices as
Free agent players in the lower two-
thirds of the salary structure may sign
with new clubs without compensation to
their former teams, according to the
"Right now, it's about 60-40 'yes' that
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