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Ihncock wins shortened I ndy
l i nt trmmedfy n ak

r Savage
sred Gordon Johncock won
the tragc, rain-shortened
5'0h Indianapolis 500-mile
race yesterday that cost one
crewman his life and sent
drver Swede Savage to a
hospital with critical in-
Johncock, a 38-year-old cam-
paigner who lives in nearby
Fraklin, Ind., brooght his or-
ange-colored Eagle-Offenhauser
across the fiaish line 30 seconds
ahead of Billy Vukovich as rain
pelted the 2%-mile Indianapolis
Motor Speedway.
The rain came on the 128th
lap and race officials flagged
the event to a halt five laps later.
It was the shortest race in
Indianapolis history.
The 18-year racing veteran,
never a big winner, covered the
332% miles in 2 hours, 5 min-
utes and 27.66 seconds for an
average speed of 159.014 miles
per hour.
When the purse of more than
$1 million is di'ided, the 150
pound, 5-foot-7 winner will pick
up in excess of $200,000.
Third place in the unofficial
standings went to 42-year-old
Roger MCliskey of Tucson,
Ariz. Mel Kenyon, a battle-
scarred veteran from Lebanon,
See JOHNCOCK, Page 15
Maior League -
'American League
AP Photo East
W L Pet. GB
Detroit 25 20 1551 -
NewYork 24 22 .52 1
h altimore20 20 .00 2"
own in the Boston n27 2 477 3>
agedy. Sav- Cleveland 20 26 .43515
Milwaukee 19 25 .433 5
Chicago 2 15 .639 -
-Minnesta n24t1.950 3
California 23 20 .535 4
Kansas City 26 23 .531 4
Oakland 23 24 .490 6
Ttxas 14 20 .333 17'.
Yesterdays Results
SNew York 4, Oakland 3ea 428.3 2
Boston 2, California1
Baltimore 5, K. C. 4
Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 0
sacrifice fly Detroit 8, Chicago 3
nd Jim Ray Today's Games
single. The California .(May 4-5) at Boston
in the third (Curtis 2-5).
Minnesota (Woodson 3-3). at Mi-
by Ted Ku- waukee (Colbon 1=).
ngle by Reg- Oakland (Holtzman 9-2). at New
York (stottlemyre 7-4), night.
Cleveland - (Strom 1-5) at Texas
(Siebert 2-3), night.
Baltoee (Culer 2-5) at Kansas
City (Garber 4-1), night
eserve short- Detroit (Perry 6-2) at Chicago
dez drove in (Fisher 4-3), 9 p.m., WJR.
with a sixth National League
e Pittsburgh East
the Atlanta W L Pet. GB
. . Chicago 20 19 .596 -
d at 2-2, Al Pittsburgh 20 20 .500 4
tat2, New York 21 22 .488 5
Pittsburgh Montreal 1 2 .475 5t
e and stole St. Louis 19 24 .442 7
Ron Reed Philadelphia 19 26 .422 S
intentionally, San Francisco 32 20 .615 -
Oliver home. Los Angeles 29 19 .604 1
hit delivered Houston . 29 21 .0 2
cernhelp Cincinnati 26 21 .153 315
1ernhep Atlantaa l 11.537 29 .378 12
ctheir third San Diego 1 33 .32 14
Yesterday's Results
* Houston 4, Chicago 1
- San Franisco 3, New York 2
Pittsurgh 4, Atlanta 2
St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2
- Reliever Montreal 5, San Diego 3 (1st)
off a ninth Montreal at San Diego 2nd, in.
y rally and Philadelphia at Los Angeles, in.
$-4 vctoryToday's Games
5-4 victory Houston (Roberts 5-2) at Chicago
night., (Jenkins 5-3).

rriumph and tragedy
It was a tritlmphant day for Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock in his STP racer (top) but for Serge Savage, who is st
lower picture as he was thrown from the wreckage of his racer and for Armondo Teran, who was killed, it was a day of tr.
age is in serious condition at an Indianapolis hospital with extensive burns and fractured bones.

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Aurelio Rodriguez'
two-run homer captured a four-
run, sixth-inning uprising last
night to lead the Detroit Tigers
to a 8-3 victory over the Chicago
White Sox in a battle between the
A m e r i c a n League's division
Mickey Lolich, backed by time-
ly hitting, boosted his record to
4-5 while Stan Bahnsen, 6-4, took
the loss.
- Bill Melton gave the White
Sox a 1-0 lead when he opened
the second inning with his 10th
homer of the year but the Tigers
went ahead to stay in the fifth
with two runs on a walk and
singles-by Dick McAuliffe, Ed
Brinkman and Mickey Stanley.
Rosox win fight
BOSTON-Luis Tiant tossed a
five-hitter and Dwight Evans'
seventh inning homer helped the
Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 'victory
over California in a brawl-filled
game last night.
Evans' second homer of the
year broke a 1-1 tie and beat
Clyde Wright. The homer came


trample hisX
the first inning on a
by Bobby Murcer a
Hart's run-scoring
SuMamer Daily A's went ahead 3-2
on a two-run- triple
biak and an RBI sin
gie Jackson.
Braves chicken
stop Jackie Hernane
the tie-breaking run
inning single and lb
o m e n t s after both dugouts die Kasko of the Red Sox and Pirates igo p p e d
rptied in a near free-for-all. Bobby Winkles of the Angels for Braves 4-2 last night
California's A 1 a n Gallagher, a conference. With the score lti
ying to score in the fifth, had Moments later, Evans hit the Oliver opened the
rreled -into Boston catcher deciding homer. sixeriop ngt
irlton Fisk. W h e n Gallagher * sixth with a sings
me to hat in the seventh, he secad. After loser
d Fisk bumped near the.'hat- Sparky shines walked Milt Mayj
n's on deck circle and both NEW YORK - Thurman Mun- Hernandez single
'ches and bullpens emptied. son slugged a tie-breaking home Ma with asuran
oston's Rico Petrocelli and Jeff run leading off the eighth inning, Mgwith an insuran
irborg of the Angels exchanged powering the New York Yankees strtigh t esito
inches before order was re- to a 4-3 victory over the Oakland straight victory.
ored. A's last night.
Tiant threw behind Gallagher's Munson blasted his came-win- - Orioles sing
'ad and when Wright's first ning homer, No. 6 on the year, KANSAS CITY
tch to Danny Cater in the bot- off reliever Darold Knowles, 1-3. Bob Reynolds shut
m of the seventh sailed over The winner was reliever Sparky inning Kansas Cit
s head, plate umpire Larry Lyle, '2-3. saved Baltimore's
cCoy summoned Managers Ed- The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in over the Royals last

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