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Page 12-Wednesday, August 8, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Kemp's homer lassoes Rangers

By The AssocaedPress
DETROIT - Steve Kemp's two-run
homer in the bottom of the ninth inning
lifted the Detroit'Iigers to a 3-1 triumph
over the Texas Rangers in the first
game of a twi-night doubleheader
Lou Whitaker led off the ninth for
Detroit and drew a walk off reliever
Jim Kern, 10-3. Then Kemp clouted his
19th homer of the season, a shot off the
facing of the upper deck in right.
Kern had relieved starter Steve
Comer in the eighth.
Detroit first baseman Jason Thom-
pson belted his 11th homer of the year
leading off the second inning, and the
Rangers tied it 1-1 in the third on suc-
cessive doubles by Buddy Bell and Al
Detroit starter Milt Wilcox (9-5) went
the distance, surviving 10 hits by the
Blue Jays 3, Royals 2'
TORONTO - Rick Cerone's single in
the bottom of the ninth inning scored
pinch-runner J. J. Cannon and gave the
Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 victory over the
Kansas City Royals last night.
Tom Underwood, 5-13, threw just 94
pitches in working his 10th complete
Otto Velez drew a one-out walk in the
ninth off Royals starter Paul Splittorff,
10-12. Rick Bosetti's single advanced

Cannon, who ran for Velez. Then John
Mayberry forced Bosetti at second,
moving Cannon to third.
Dan Quisenberry relieved Splittorff
and Cerone slapped a single to right to
score the winning run.
Toronto took a 2-0 lead in the first on a
sacrifice fly by Rico Carty and an RBI
single by Velez. Kansas City tied the
game in the third when Hal McRae hit
his sixth homer of the year, a two-run
shot to right-center.
* * *
Cards 9, Mets 2
NEW YORK - George Hendrick
slammed a two-run homer and Tony
Scott added a solo shot to pace the St.
Louis Cardinals to a 9-2 victory over the
New York Mets in the first game of
their twi-night doubleheader last night.
Rookie right-hander John Fulgham,
4-3, scattered eight hits for St. Louis in
pitching his fourth complete game.
The Cards scored three unearned
runs in the first inning off Mets left-
hander Kevin Kobel, 5-6. Garry Tem-
pleton led off with a single and Jerry
Mumphrey laid down a sacrifice bunt
that Kobel mishandled for an error.
A walk loaded the bases and one out
later Scott hit a sacrifice fly to left that
Joel Youngblood dropped. Ken Reitz
followed with a two-run double.
The Mets scored a run in the second
on John Stearns' RBI grounder, but the
Cards came back with two more in the
thirdson Hendrick's 400-foot homer to
right-center, his eighth of the season.
Scott hit his homer, his fifth, leading off
the sixth.
The Cards added two more in the
seventh on singles by Templeton and
Mumphrey and a two-run double by
Keith Hernandez.
Phillies 4, Expos 2
PHILADELPHIA-The Philadelphia
Phillies backed the six-hit pitching of
Larry Christenson with home runs by
Manny Trillo and Garry Maddox to
defeat the Montreal Expos 4-2.
Montreal took a 1-0 lead in the top of
the first when Warren Cromartie

tripled to open the game and scored on
a two-out single by Tony Perez.
The Phillies tied the score in the bot-
tom of the inning when Trillo connected
for his third home run of the season.
They knocked out Montreal starter Dan
Schatzeder in the fifth, loading the
bases with none out. However, reliever
Scott Sanderson struck out Trillo and
got Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski on
Maddox put Philadelphia in front, hit-
ting his 11th home run in the sixth in-
ning, and the Phillies added two more
runs in the seventh. Pete Rose and
Trillo singled to open the inning, Rose
raced to third on Trillo's hit, with Trillo
taking second on the throw. Schmidt
was intentionally walked, then pinch-
hitter Greg Gross, batting for Luzinski,
hit a sacrifice fly. Bob Boone's single
drove in Trillo with the fourth run.
Perez's sacrifice fly scored Mon-
treal's final run in the ninth.

Cubs 15, Pirates 2
CHICAGO-Ivan DeJesus and Steve
Ontiveros banged out three hits each
and Jerry Martin slammed his 15th
home run last night, leading the
Chicago Cubs to a 15-2 victory that
snapped Pittsburgh's five-game win-
ning streak.
Doubles by DeJesus and Dave
Kingman featured a three-run first and
Martin's home run touched off a five-
run third off loser Jim Rooker (2-6)
while Rick Reuschel (11-7) gained the
DeJesus doubled and scored on a
single by Mike Vail in the first. Vail
scored on a double by Kingman who
later scored on a wild pitch.
A double by Ontiveros and a single by
Foote added a run in the fourth, and
Buckner doubled ina pair in the fifth.
It marked only the third Cub victory
over the Pirates in 10 games this

Player, North share
Grand Slam honors

Player and Andy North were declared
co-winners of the first PGA Grand Slam
of Golf yesterday after both shot three-
over-par 73s at the Oak Hill Country
Club's East Course.
Player, winner of the 1978 Masters,
and North, the 1978 U.S. Open cham-
pion, will become the first tohave their
names etched on the $12,000 trophy.
Jack Nicklaus, the 1978 British Open
champion, and John Mahaffey, last
year's PGA champion, both posted
seven-over-par 77s.
The event is designed to be an annual
affair for the benefit of the PGA's
National Junior Golf Foundation.
The players, intent for the first few
holes, later loosened up and exchanged
light-hearted banter with the gallery as
brief showers bathed the course but

failed to interrupt play. Some 5,000
spectators attended.
Player shot a one-over-par 36 going
out, with eight pars and a bogey on No.
7. On the back nine he pulled even par
with a birdie at the 12th hole, then made
bogeys at the 13th, 14th and 16th hole to
go three-over.
North, who had gone out with a two-
over-par 37, regained a stroke with a
birdie at No. 12 and was two shots
ahead of Player going to the 17th hole.
But Player got back both shots when he
knocked ina chip from 40 feet for a bir-
die, while North was making a bogey 5.
Both ended by taking bogey 5 on the
18th hole.
The revised East Course, site of the
1956 and 1968 U.S. Opens, measured
6,974 yards.

American League
Toronto 3, Kansas city 2
Boston 12,Cle'eland3
Detroit 3-8, Texas 1-2
chicagos, New York5
National League
chicago 15, Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 4. Montreal 2
St. Louis 9-2, New York 2-1.

IF YOU THINK this is confusing, you're absolutely right. What happened
was that St. Louis Cardinals Keith Hernandez and Tony Scott slid into home-
at the same time, coming around-on a double by Ken Reitz. Umpire John

AP Photo
Engle responded with the "safe" call. New York Mets' catcher John Stearns
thought otherwise, however, and immediately appealed the call. Engle then
amendedhis decision and calledpneplayer out.

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