Page 16--Friday, August 10, 1979-The Michigan Daily
By MARK BOROWSKI
Special tothe Daily
DETROIT-The model leadoff batter
is one who gets on base and starts the
offense rolling for his baseball team.
And Tiger manager Sparky Ander-
son, a mentor of the fundamentals of
the game, surely couldn't complain
about the way his leadoff men perfor-
med in Detroit's 3-2 victory over the
Texas Rangers last night at Tiger
All of Detroit's runs were scored by
the leadoff man of the inning. The
Texas team played the roll of the fun-
damentalists as well, scoring both of their
runs by getting their leadoff man
TIGER ROOKIE pitcher Mike Chris
picked up his second victory against no
losses, with some excellent relief help
from bullpen ace Aurelio Lopez.
The Rangers starting pitcher Doc
Medich meanwhile suffered his sixth
defeat of the season for Texas.
The Tiger starter got off to a shaky
start in the first inning. He walked
Ranger leadoff man Micky Rivers on
four straight pitches, none of which
were even close to thestrike zone. Hut it
looked as if Chris would get out of the
inning untouched when he struck out
the red-hot Buddy Bell and got Al Oliver
to ground out.
Then Richie Zisk spoiled his efforts
by lacing a sharp ground ball single
through the right side of the infield.
Rivers trotted home from third to put
the Rangers ahead, 1-0.
THE LEADOFF man was the villain
again in the second inning. Chris served
up a two-two fastball to Texas third
Eric Soderholm and he lifted it deep in-
to the upper deck in leftfield and gave
the Rangers a 2-0 advantage.
The Bengals battled back for one run
in their half of the third.Center fielder
Lynn Jones led off with a double deep in
the corner in left field. He moved to
third on a single by Lou Whitaker and
scored on a sacrifice fly by shortstop
Then Champ Summers led off the
fourth inning with his 12th homer of the
season. The towering blast hit the
facing of the third deck in right field
and tied the game at two apiece.
THE TIGERS continued to peck
away at Medich and tapped him for the
go-ahead run in the fifth. Again the
leadoff man was the pitcher's enemy as
Trammell doubled off the left field
scoreboard. Steve Kemp doubled to the
opposite field to bring Trammell home
LOPEZ RELIEVED Chris in the six-
th inning with the bases loaded and no
outs. Mike Jorgenson then pinch hit for
Bill Sample and he hit a blistering line
shot that Whitaker snagged with an
outstretched glove. He then rifled the
ball to Trammell. to double up John
Ellis trying to return to second.
The Tigers travel to Kansas City to
face the Royals in a twi-night
doubleheader tonight. Dan Petry, 3-3,
and Pat Underwood, 6-3, are scheduled
to face Rich Gale, 9-8, and Dennis
Leonard, 7-8 of the Royals.
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP:
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Eckersley wins 15th; Bosox roll
Ellis Valentine's 18th homer of the a 4-0 victory over the San Francisco
By the Associated Press Dave Collins, who had doubled, season, a two-run shot in the second, Giants.
)N-Carl Yastrzemski drove scored ahead of Cruz to break a 2-2 tie, put the Expos ahead 2-0 and Bill Lee, 10- D'Acquisto, 8-9, pitched his first
ns with a single and a sacrifice Consecutive doubles by Dave Concep- 9, coasted through four hitless innings complete game of the season and his
ennis Eckersley became a 15- cion and Ray Knight added the Reds before an error by third baseman Larry first shutout since coming to the Giants
inner last night as the Boston third run of the inning off reliever Gene Parrish opened the way for Phila- in 1974.
edged the Cleveland Indians 3- Garber, 6-13. ,delphia. Royals 10, Blue Jay 3
Fred Norman, 10-8, earned his fifth diha
emski tied the score 1-1 in the consecutive victory since the All-Star Padres 4, Giants 0 TORONTO-Amos Otis and Al
ith a single for career hit No. break. SAN FRANCISCO-A pair of errors Cowens hit consecutive horae runs to
his 1,595th RBI. Then he cap- Phillies 6, Expos 4 by San Francisco shortstop Johnnie 1e3pipoe r s teRoastoa
o-run sixth with the sacrifice Hby LeMaster helped San Diego score four 3 victory yesterday over the Toronto
PHILADELPHIA-Manny Trillo and L~se epdSnDeosoefu Blue Jays.
ley got out of a couple of jams Bob Boone cracked two-run singles unearned runs in the ninth inning Larry Gura, 8-8, pitched his fourth
ng his record to 15-5 with his around Mike Schmidt's RBI double as three-hitpitching oftJohn Padresoe to complete game, scattering 0 hits and
-- -- ,,..the Philadplnhia Phillips scored five tt arinout four -
seventh consecutive complete-game
victory. The right-hander allowed nine
hits and walked three. He struck out
five and was helped by three double
plays, one started by center fielder
Fred Lynn after a spectacular catch.
Reds 5, Braves 2
CINCINNATI-Heity Cruz hit a two-
run, inside-the-park homer in Cincin-
nati's three-run eighth inning yester-
day, boosting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-
2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Atlanta left fielder Charlie Spikes
grabbed Cruz' drive just as he crashed
into the left-field wall and crumpled to
the ground, dropping the ball.
unearned runs in the fifth inning and
beat the Montreal Expos 6-4yesterday.
Detroit 3, Texas 2
Kansas City 10, Toronto 3
Bosan 3, Cleveland2
Chicago S, New Yrk 1
San Diego4, San Francisco0
Los Angeles 4, Houston 3
cncinnatis, Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 6. Montreal4
St. Louis 4, New York 0
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