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Page 16-Friday, July 27, 1979--The Michigan Daily
DETROIT BATS HIT TARGET, 5-2

Petry I
By MARK BOROWSKI
SpecialtoTheDaily
DETROIT - A hunting season
opened early for the Detroit Tigers and
Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Moose Haas
was the game. The Tigers successfully
stalked their prey, tapping Haas for
four runs en route to their 5-2 victory
last night at Tiger Stadium.
Detroit rookie pitcher Dan Petry up-
ped his major league record to 3-1 with
a near-perfect outing. His shutout was
ruined by ex-Tiger Ben Oglivie's ninth
inning homer with one Brewer aboard.
Previous to this he retired nine con-
secutive Milwaukee batters.
TIGER SHORTSTOP Alan Trammell
opened the attack with a looping single
to right in the third inning. He quickly
moved into scoring position for Ron
SCORES,.
American League
Clev~eand TMinnesoaa2
New York 2, California o
Oakiand 8, Boston 6
Toronto8,Texas 4
Baltimore 12, Seali
Deroiti5, Miiwaukee 2
Kansas City 6, Chicago i
National League
Cincinnati9, Pittsburgh 7
'Chicago9.New York 2
Los Angeles 6, Houston 5

fires Tigers past Brewers
LeFlore by stealing second base. The Tigers threatened again in the MOORE CHASED and
LeFlore brought him home to give the fourth inning when Haas gave Lance Parrish, who was attempting t
Bengals a 1-0 lead on a ripping single up Parrish a free pass. Rookie designated to third, and then he dove ac
the middle. hitter Al Greene moved Parrish to third bag to nab the incoming,

tagged
to return
ross the
Greene.

The Tiger centerfielder then snat-
ched his fifty-first stolen base of the
year. Second baseman Lou Whitaker
walked to put runners at first and
second. That set the stage for Jason
Thompson to rifle a Haas fastball deep
into the lower deck in right centerfield.
The bullet pushed Detroit into a 4-0 lead
which they never lost.

on a slicing base hit to right. The shot
knocked Haas out of the game and the
Brewers called on reliever Paul Mit-
chell to end the Detroit threat.
Shoddy base running helped Mitchell
get out of the inning. Tom Brookens
tapped a grounder to Milwaukee third
baseman Jim Gantner. He threw it to
catcher Charlie Moore, attempting to
cut down Parrish at the plate.

Trammell then grounded out to third to
end the inning.
Brookens added one more run to the
Tiger tally with an upper deck homerun
to left field in the seventh inning. This
put the Tigers up 5-0.
The Tigers travel to Toronto tonight
to face the Blue Jays. Milt Wilcox (8-4)
of the Bengals is scheduled to face
Toronto's Phil Huffman (4-11).

Fidrych headin for
clinic in San Diego
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers' shoulder problem agreed with previous
pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych will diagnoses, according to Dr. Clarence
undergo treatment in his sore right arm Livingood and Dr. Edwin R. Guise Jr.,
in San Diego, the American League Tiger team physicians.
club announced yesterday. Fidrych has been plagued by ten-
The colorful pitcher was to fly to donitis for two seasons, and attempted
California today, the Tigers said, for a a comeback this year, but the inactivity
rehabilitation program at the Sports In- had caused deterioration of muscles in
jury Rehabilitation and Research his pitching arm.
Clinic. He pitched four games, was 0-3 and
Fidrych was examined in San Diego rolled up a 10.43 ERA. He has been on
during the All-Star break by Dr. Paul the disabled list since May 23.
Bauer of the clinic. TIger manager Sparky /jderson
Bauer is a leading Pacific Coast or- said he does not plan to ieac' ate
thopedic specialist and is team Fidrych this season but hoI es he will
physician of the San Diego Padres. pitch this winter in the Florida Instruc-
Jason Thompson Dr. Bauer's diagnosis of Fidrych's tional League.

Ryan's
arm not
damaged
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)-An exam-
ination yesterday found no damage to
the throwing arm of California Angels
pitcher Nolan Ryan, who left the mound
during a game against the Yankees
Wednesday night after feeling a "pop"
in his elbow, the Angels said.
"He will throw some tomorrow
(Friday), as he always does between
starts," said Angels spokesman Steve
Grinley. "He'll be under observation
and we'll just see what happens."
Ryan may be able to pitch his next
scheduled start, Sunday against Min-
nesota.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert
Kerlan examined Ryan's valuable right
arm Thursday and found no damage,
said Grinley.
"In all probablility, Ryan popped
some scar tissue in the right elbow,"
Kerlan said.
Ryan, who started the All Star Game
last week, underwent surgery in 1975
for removal of bone chips in the elbow.
Ryan, who has four no-hitters to his
credit, left in the second inning of
California's 9-5 victory over New York
Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium
and was flown home immediately.
The right-hander is 12-7 this year with
a one-hitter, two two-hitters, two three-
hitters and three four-hitters this
season.
The Angels lead the American
League West, thanks in a large part to
the pitching of Ryan, who helped fill the
void created when lefty Frank Tanana
was placed on the injured list.

The longest inch
Atlanta's Joe McLaughlin comes mighty close, but it's an out all the same as St. Louis Cardinal catcher Ted Simmons
successfully applies the tag in Wednesday.night'scontest. Umpire Terry Tata is there to make the call.

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