Page 12-Thursday, August 2, 1979--The Michigan Daily
MAJOR LE AGUE ROUNDUP
in the se
Kern shuts door on Tige
By the AssoclatedPress score 4-3, Rangers, and the tying run on moved to second when Johnny Grubb
NGTON, Texas-Texas Rangers second base, Kern came on to strike out was safe on an error. Sundberg then
Jim Kern earned his 18th save Lou Whitaker. tripled into the left field corner on a ball
served Steve Comer's 12th vic- Texas jumped on Tigers starter Milt left fielder Steve Kemp had trouble
he season while Jim Sundberg's Wilcox (8-5) for a run in the third inning running down.
triple provided the game- on Dave Roberts' double down the left
run last night in a 4-3 victory field line and Mickey Rivers' RBI Braves 5, Padres 4
Detroit Tigers. single. ATLANTA-Bob Horner's two-run
r (12-6) was chased with two out Texas broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth on a single and Dale Murphy's three-run
venth inning on a walk, a single walk, a sacrifice and Buddy Bell's homer highlighted a five-run eighth-
secutive RBI singles by Alan single. inning outburst and carried the Atlanta
ell and Ron LeFlore. With the In the sixth, Richie Zisk singled and Braves to a 5-4 victory over the San
Diego Padres last night.
San Diego's Dave Winfield, who en-
tered the game with hits in his last eight
at-bats, went hitless in four trips to the
The Padres' Randy Jones was lifted
in the eighth following consecutive
singles by pinch-hitter Jeff Burroughs
and Jerry Royster, his third hit of the
Garry Matthews loaded the bases
with a single off reliever Rollie Fingers
and Horner hit a two-run single to left.
Murphy then sent his 15th homer of the
season over the right field fence.
San Diego had taken a 4-0 lead on solo
homers by Dan Briggs and Gene
Tenace, a sacrifice fly to Jerry Turner
and an RBI single by Jones.
A's 7, Twins 1
OAKLAND-Rick Langford hurled
the fourth consecutive complete game
by an Oakland pitcher, leading the A's
tok a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota
Right-hander Langford (6-12) recor-
ded his fifth complete game of the
season and allowed eight hits as the A's
won for the fifth time in their last seven
games. Before the hot streak, Oakland
was 4-26 over a 33-day period.
PONTIAC (UPI) - Trevor
Francis scored two goals and Jim
Brown recorded his sixth shutout
of the season last night to give the h
Detroit Express a 2-0 North
American Soccer League victory
over the Houston Hurricane.
Detroit snapped the scoreless
deadlock when Roger Osborne
headed the ball away from
Houston goalie Paul Hammond
and Francis booted it into an open
net at 53:25. It was the 11th
straight game in which Francis
either has scored a goal or drawn
} an assist.
Francis added his second goal,
with Osborne recording another
assist, with 2:30 to go in the mat-
ST. LOUIS CARDINAL outfielder Bernie Carbo tries to dance around Pittsburgh catcher Ed Ott, but he gets tagged
out in plenty of time. Carbo attempted to score from first on a double by Mike Phillips. The play turned out to be
crucial, as the Pirates won, 4-3.
Consecutwe hits most singles.. .
No pressure there, %
NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Rose is at winter, had four hits - all singles - in
it again, yesterday's 9-6 Phillies win over the
This time, the switch-hitting Rose is New York Mets.
taking dead aim at two more National THAT SPURT raised his career total
League records - consecutive hits and to 2,422 singles, only four shy of
most singles ina career. Wagner's all-time N. L. total, and gave
Rose, in his first season with the him eight hits in his last eight official
Philadelphia Phillies after a 16-year at-bats. Seven times in N. L. history, a
career with the Cincinnati Reds and a batter has had 10 hits in 10 straight at
massive free agent contract signing last bats. The major league record is 12,
shared by two American Leaguers.
SCORES Rose and the Phillies have a twi-night
doubleheader today against the Mets at
Shea Stadium, the same park where
Texa meriaLeague Rose tied, and then broke the N. L. con-
New York 9, Chicago 1 secutive-game modern hit record of 37
Oakland 7, Minnesota 1 last season during his 44-game batting
National League streak.
Philadelphia 9, New York 6 "It'll be tough," said Rose after
Atlanta 5, San Diego 4 yesterday's game, "because the first
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3 game will be in twilight." Lefthander
Pete Falcone, (2-7), is expected to be
the New York starter in the first game
of the doubleheader, but Rose didn't
care who was pitching - or even if he
got a hit.
"I FIGURE I'm going to get a good
at pitch because Schmitty (Mike Schmidt)
and Bull (Greg Luzinski) are coming up
next. But if I go 0-for-8 and we win two
games, what's the difference?"
Rose being held hitless in a
Open 11:30am M-F doubleheader is a somewhat unlikely
1 pm Sat & Sun possibility. In fact, it hasn't happened
yet this year.
As for Wagner's singles' record, Rose
thought, "It's just a matter of time,
there's no pressure there."
WAGNER, A Hall of Fame shortstop,
played with the old Louisville Colonels
and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the N.L
from 1897 to 1917.
Ed Delehanty, another Hall of
Famer, was the first to get 10 hits in 10
straight official at-bats. He turned the
trick in 1897 and, later the same season,
Jacob Gettman of Washington matched
Major League Standings
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore............71 34 .676 -
Boston ................ 62 40 .608 7%
Milwaukee ............ 63 43 .594 8%
New York............57 48 .543 14
Detroit ................ 53 50 .515 17
Cleveland............53 52 .505 18
Toronto..............32 74 .302 39%
California............61 46 .570 -
Minnesota............55 48 .534 4
Texas..............55 49 .529 4 /
Kansas City ...........52 52 .500 7 /
Chicago ............... 46 59 .438 14
Seattle....... ....45 53 .417 16
Oakland ............. 30 77 .280 31
Yesterday's games not included
W L Pct. GB
Montreal.............57 43 .570 -
Pittsburgh.............57 45 .569 1
Chicago ............... 54 46 .540 3
Philadelphia .......... 54 49 .524 4
St. Louis ............... 51 49 .510 6
New York............43 56 .434 13
Houston.............61 47 .565 -
Cincinnati...........5851 .532 3
San Francisco .... 52 55 486-- 8 /
San Diego...........49 59 .454 12
Los Angeles . 45 61 .425 15
Atlanta.............43 63 .406 17
Yesterday's games not included