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Page Twelve


Wednesday, JulyI 11,1973

Tigers corral Rangers

[Sports of The Daily


Gura garners aid
Ray Gura, captain of Michigan's gymnastics team this past
winter, has been awarded a $1,000 post-graduate scholarship by
the NCAA.
Gura, who led Michigan to the Big Ten title and a fourth-
place finish in the NCAA meet, tis taking graduate courses at
Penn State this fall. He majored in physical education, with a
minor in psychology, and compiled a 3.3 classroom average
on a 4.0 scale.
Cyclists, Organize!
The IM Staff has this annnouncement. The Bicycle Club will
hold an organizational meeting today at the IM. Sports Building
at 4:00 p.m. Open to all University students, faculty and staff,
the club features bike racing and touring.
So long, Mike
CHICAGO-In a move that may have repercussions that effect
baseball's coveted reserve clause, the White Sox yesterday gave
Mike Andrews his outright release. Andrews, a designated hitter,
did not sign a contract with the club and was placed on
irrevocable waivers after requesting his release on Monday.
Andrews follows Rick Reichardt in quitting the club.

From wire Service Reports
DETROIT - After all the old
men in Tiger, uniforms had per-
formed heroic chores for the
Bengals this year, Rookie Dick
Sharon decided that it was his
turn to get some acclaim.
And acclaim he got last night
as he powdered two home runs
to guide the Tigers to a 5-4 de-
cision over the inexplicably tough
Texas Rangers.
The Bengals were aided by two
Ranger throwing errors to get off
to the early start. Mickey Stan-
ley greeted Jim Merrit, 3-4, in the
first with a double. Tony Taylor
sacrificed the center fielder to
third and Stanley scored when
last night's hero Vic Harris toss-
ed Al Kaline's routine grounder
wildly to first base.
Sharon opened the second with
a tow-bagger, moved to third on
a sacrifice and scooted home
when Merritt could not connect
with the first sacker. Kaline
added another .run in the inning
with a bloop single.
But for Joe Coleman the two-
hitter he nursed into the seventh
frame was not to last.
The pesky Rangers, who refuse
to die with their spikes off, made
the contest -dangerously close
when they crossed the plate three

Summer Daily

times in the frame. Rico Carty
knocked in one with a single and
surprising Kenny Suarez plated.-
two with a clean safety.
Manager Martin did what is
becoming quite common in Tiger
contests he went to the well for
ace reliever John Hiller.
Hiller responded in true fire-
man form. With two on and no
out, Hiller retired the side with-
out allowing another run.
Jeff Buroughs 10th home run
in the ninth ended the Rangers'
Sharon put the game out of
reach in the eighth with his sec-
ond solo blast of. the night, the
first coming in the third inning.
Yanks yanked
CHICAGO - Buddy Bradford,
who has been on a hitting binge

since being recalled from the
minor leagues July 1, singled
home the tie - breaking run. in
the sixth inning last night, lead-
ing the Chicago White Sox to a
2-1 victory over the New York
The triumph was the seventh
for Chicago over the Yankees
who have yet to beat the White
Sox this season.
Bradford, once touted as a
super star of the future, singled
in the fifth inning and scored the
tying run before unloading his
game-winning single in the sixth.
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead
in the second inning when Ron
Blomberg led off with a single
and Graig Nettles walked. Both
runners advanced on a wild
pitch by Stan Bahnsen and after
Thurman Munson fanned.
Johnny Calison hit a sacrifice
fly to score Blomberg.
Bradford, hitting in his 11th
straight game, led off the Chi-
cago fifth with a single and Ed
Herrman reached when Bernie
Allen booted his grounder. Both
runners advanced on a sacrifice.
Eddie Leon then bounced to
shortstop Gene Michael who
threw to third to get Herrmann
while Bradford scored the tying
run. t
Sax surge
MINNESOTA - Luis Tiant
pitched a two hitter, besting Jim
Kaat's five-hitter and the Bos-
ton Red Sox nipped the Minne-
sota Twins 2-1 last night. Tiant
walked Larry Hisle in the sec-
ond and Joe Lis followed with a
double to provide the Twins with
half their hits and all their scor-
ing. Rod Carew's single in the
ninth was the other Minnesota
The Red * Sox gave Tiant the
two runs he needed in the third.
Doubles by Darrell Evans and
Mario Guerrero produced one
run and Luis Aparicio followed
with a single for the other.
0's bumped
BALTIMORE - Lee Stanton's
third home run of the game, a
two-run shot in the 10th inning,
carried the California Angels to
a 10-8 victory over the Balti-
more Orioles last night.

AURELIO RODRIGUEZ is touched out at home plate by Ranger backstop Kenny Suarez in last night's action. Suarez took the throw
from third baseman Victor Harris and cut down the streaking Rodriguez, who was trying to score on a grounder by Tony Taylor. The
Bengals handled the Rangers, but not wihout another close call.

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Major League Standings
East East,
W L Pet. GBE w L Pct. GB
45 38.542 - Chicago 49 37 .570 -
,rk 48 41 .539 - St. Louis 43 40 .518 4,
re 42 38 .525 1'> Montreal 40 43 .482 7Y
44 42 .512 2 fPittsburgh 37 44 .457 9l
ee 42 43 .494 4 Philadelphia 38 47 .447 10'/
d 30 56 .349 161 New York 36 46 .439 11
west west
48 39 .552 - Los Angeles 54 33 .621 -
City 49 41 .544 'Cincinnati 49 38 .563 5
ia 45 39 .536 1l:- San Francisco 49 39 .557 5'
45 40 .529. 2lHouston 47 44 .516 9
ta 43 40 .518 3 Atlanta 41 49 .456 14'
30 54 .357 16z'.-San Diego 31 54 365 22
Results .Results
id 1, Oakland 5 Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 2
ia10,nBaltimnore 8,t10innings Cininnati 6, Montreal 2
5, Texas 4 New York 1, Houston 0
City 5, Milwaukee 3 Pittsbsrth at San Diego (night)
, Minnesotat kChicago at San Francisco (night)
2, New York 1 St. Louis at Los Angeles (night)
Today's Probable Pitchers Today's Probable Pitchers
n (Curtis 7-7) at -Minnesota Cincinnati (Norman 6-8) at Mon-
en 11-8) treal (Renko 8-5)
York (Peterson 6-10) vs. Chi- Houston (Roberts 7-7) at New York
Stone 4-4 or Fisher 6-7) (Koosman 7-7)
as City (Wright 5-2) at Mil- Atlanta (Niekro 9-4) at Philadel-
e(Rodriguez 1-0) phia (Lonborg 7-7)
s (Merritt 3-3) at Detroit (Per- St. Louis (Gibson 8-8) at Los An-
l ~geles (Sutton 10-5)'
and (Hunter 13-3) at Cleveland Pittsburgh (Briles 7-7) at San Die-
8-1) go (Arlin 5-5)
orniaa (Ryan 10-10) at Baltimore Chieago (Jenkins 9-6) at San Fran-
r 4-9) cisco (Bcr -8)

-ets stop stros
By The Associated Press Garrett raced in, scooped up the ball and fired to
NEW YORK-New York's Jon Matlack pitched a first to nail Metzger by two steps. The next batter,
one hitter-Tommy Helms' leadoff double in the , Jimmy Wynn, lined the ball toward third and
sixth inning-and Duffy Dyer singled home the Garrett speared it for the final out of the inning.
games'only run in the Mets' 1-0 victory over the In the fifth, Doug Rader sent a fly ball deep to
Houston Astros last night. left-center field, but center- fielder Don Hahn
Matlack, 7-10, retired the first 15 batters before caught up with it and snared it on the warning
Tommy Helms lined a double down the third base track.
line leading off the sixth. But the hard-throwing Then Lee May drove a ball toward the right
left-hander got Skip Jutze to ground out, then field wall. But Staub robbed him of an extra-base
struck out Jerry Reuss and Tommie Agee to end hit with a running, leaping catch as he crashed
the inning. into the fence.
Matlack struck out seven-including the side in
the ninth inning-and walked -two in earning his Phils flattened
third straight victory. PHILADELPHIA-Darrell Evans clouted his 24th
The Mets scored their run off Reuss, 11-6, when and 25th home runs of the baseball season last
Rusty Staub opened the second inning with a night to power the AtlantaBraves to a 4-2 victory
walk, moved to second on Cleon Jones' bouncer over the Philadelphia Phillies.
and scored on Dyer's two-out single. Dick Ruthven, 3-7, was sailing along with a one-
Matlack, last season's Rookie of the Year in the hit shutout until the sixth, when Johnny Oates
National League, was helped by a series of dazzl- and Mike Lum laced successive singles and Evans
ing fielding plays before losing his no-hit bid. blasted his first homer of the game. His second
In the fourth inning, Roger Metzger topped a one was a solo shot leading off the ninth inning
slow grounder down the third base line. Wayne against reliever Mac Scarce.

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