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Page 12-Thursday, June 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Wilcox keeps Mariners dry, 7-3


SpeeitoThe Daily
DETROIT - Tiger pitcher Milt
Wilcox snapped a personal two-game
losing streak and Ron LeFlore
provided the key offensive spark, as
the Tigers manhandledhthe Seattle
Mariners 7-3 last night at Tiger
The streaking Tigers set the stage for
tonight's debut of their new manager,
Sparky Anderson, by winning their
fourth consecutive game.
WILCOX WAS at his best at his
specialty, pitching himself out of jams
in the third, fourth, and sixth innings,
while scattering seven hits in seven in-
nings of work. John Hiller then saved
Wilcox's fifth victory of the young
season with a dominating performance
in relief.

The Tigers played the role of the op-
portunist to the hilt in the fourth inning.
Mariner pitcher Mike Parrot gave two
complimentary passes, putting Jason
Thompson and Champ Summers on
base. Third baseman Phil Mankowski

followed with a single to score Thom-
pson from second.
PARROT THEN loaded up the bases
by walking Mark Wagner, playing for
the injured Lou Whitaker, who was
placed on the 15-day disabled list
yesterday after injuring his ring finger
in Tuesday night's game with the
Oakland A's.
Ron LeFlore then cleared the bases
with a slicing triple to right centerfield
to put his team up 5-2. Alan Trammell,
batting in Whitaker's push-along slot,
lofted a long sacrifice fly to center to
bring the fleet-footed LeFlore home
with the sixth Tiger run.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the
second, when Thompson ripped a line-
drive double to deep left-centerfield.
Champ Summers followed with a sharp
single to left, scoring Thompson from
SEATTLE CAME back with one run
in their half of the third when Mario
Mendoza singled and Larry Milbourne
followed him with an RBI double to tie
the score.
The Mariners took the, lead- for the
first and only time in the fourth, when
former Tiger outfielder Dan Meyer-

hoisted a Wilcox curveball, floating it
into the seats in short rightfield.
The Tigers will close their short two-
game series with the Mariners tonight.
Veteran ace Jack Billingham (6-3) is
scheduled to face the Mariners' Rick
Honeycutt (3-5), as the Bengals look to
make Anderson's American League
opener a successful one.

Hurry up, Trevor!
Express lose again

PONTIAC (UPI)-Tommy O'Hara,
Bob Iarusci and Sakib Viteskic scored
shoot-out goals last night to give the
Washington Diplomats a 2-1 victory
over the Detroit Express in North
American Soccer League action.
O'Hara and Iarusci gave Washington
a 2-0 lead in the shoot-out round before
Paul Hunter got Detroit's lone goal of
the extra session.
Viteskic, the fifth man to shoot for the
Diplomats, clinched the victory when
he went around Detroit goalie Jim
Brown and kicked the ball into the open
A shoot-out round occurs if a game
ends in a ti after regulation time and a
15-minute sudden-death overtime. The
team finishing with the advantage after
alternating shots by five players
receives one point and the win.
Keith Furphy ended a scoreless
string of 246 minutes, 32 seconds for the
Express when he scored at 36:56.
Washington's Ken Mokgojoa tied it at 1-

( with 13:03 left in regulation time.
The game was forced into overtime
but neither side scored, requiring the
Washington boosted its record to 10-5
while Detroit, with its fifth straight
loss, fell to 6-9.
American League
Toronto 9, California 8
Cleveland 6, Oakland 4
Detroit 7, Seattle 3
National League
Montreal 4, Atlanta 1
Houston 4, Philadelphia 3
Cincinnati 4, New York 1
North American Soccer League
Washington 2, Detroit 1

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Anderson out to prove
success not a luke
By The Associated Press
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Sparky Anderson, the newly appointed
manager of the American League Detroit Tigers, says, "I noticed that
baseball didn't stop without me, but I learned how much I need it."
Anderson's observation came in an interview with Steve Springer, spor-
ts editor of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. News-Chronicle.
The former manager of two World Series championship teams with Cin-
cinnati of the National League, said, "I enjoy going to a young club. Maybe
now I can prove to people that I can manage.
"I want to prove to people that the success I've had was not just a fluke
caused by the fact that I had the stars.
"I feel again like I was in 1970 when he started at Cincinnati. I was en-
thusiastic, naive, just a wide-eyed kid of 33.
"Well, I have that same feeling now:
"We are going to have fun. We are going to enjoy playing. We pre in
tough, but we have great power, great speed and a good, young, balanced
"Nobody is expecting lightning in the bottle right away. Right now, I'm
going to observe."
He said he would keep the coaching staff that worked under deposed
manager Les Moss. In addition, he is hiring his friend Billy Consolo, a for-
mer major leaguer. The latter's exact duties were not outlined.
Detroit was in fifth place in the American League East with a 27-26
record when Moss was unexpectedly fired.
"It was strange," Anderson said. "I had seen the Tigers on Friday night.
I went out to Anaheim with Consolo to see them against the Angels. I even
talked with Moss around the batting cage. When Billy and I were coming
home, I told him that I thought Detroit had a great young ball club."
Sparky has some American League friends he hopes will give him some
help as he changes leagues. And remember when he was so critical of the AL
designated hitter rule?
"The DH is the greatest thing in the world," he said with a grin. Then he
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