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Page Twelve


Thursday, July 12, 1973

Northrup's bat erupts
8 RB/s, 2 HRs bury Rangers, 14-2


Sports or The Daily


Record leap
MUNICH-Dwight Stones of the United States set a world
record in the high jump with a leap of 7-61/ yesterday in a track
meet against West Germany and Switzerland.
Stones, 19, of Glendale, Calif., set the new mark on his third.
and final try bettering the old standard by a quarter inch, for-
merly held by Pat Matsdorf of Wisconsin.
Stones was a bronze medalist in the past Munich Olympics.
Diamond ditties
Everybody knows about the sad plight of the Pittsburgh
Pirates. Seven games below .500, the.Bucs' woes started last New
Year's Day wit,, the tragic loss of Roberto Clemente. Then the
pitching, especially Steve Blass, gave out. Now Clemente's re-
placement Gene Clines is on the disabled list with torn liga-
ments. The only question left is when manager Bill Virdon seeks
other employment . ." The New York Mets yesterday closed the
book on one of the worst trades in history when shortstop Jim
Fregosi was sent to Texas for the versatile player to be named
later. Fregosi came to the Big Apple in exchange for Nolan
Ryan and needless to say California profitted slightly better . . .
and outfielder Rick Reichardt was signed as a free agent by the
Kansas City Royals yesterday. Reichardt was released last week
by the White Sox in a dispute over unsigned contracts.
Pigskin points
The St. Louis footbll Cardinals yesterday traded veteran
defensive back Dale Hackbart to the Denver Broncos for a
future draft choice. Hackbart, 35, is a former Wisconsin quarter-
back and played for Green Bay and Minnesota . . and President
Nixon signed a bill yesterday authorizing ;he addition of 8,000
seats to RFK Memo gal Sta,?ium boosting its capacity to 61,000
for all Redskin games . . . or 61,000 empty.seats for the future
WashingtonWatergates of the National League if and when they
move to D. C. . . . now what about the high prices?
On tab...
. . . tonight's Tiger game pits Strappin' Mike Strahler
versus California's Smokin' Bill Singer, one of the likely
All-Star starters along with Bill Lee of Boston and the Twins'
Bert Blyleven. Game time is a cool eight p.m. It is an ideal
way to spend a nice summer night at a cheap price.

By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Jim Northrup
slammed a pair of three-run
homers and drove in eight
runs and Willie Horton add-
ed a three-run double, pac-
ing the Detroit Tigers to a
14-2 drubbing of the Texas
Rangers last night.
It was the most runs the
Tigers have scored in one
game this baseball season.
They sent 23 batters to the
plate in the first three in-
nings, jumping to a 7-0 lead
with fosur runs in the second
off Lloyd Allen, 0-4, and
three in the third off reliev-
er Jim Kremmel.
If you're British, check out the
British Open action. If you're
Jewish, look up the Maccabiah
Games story. Both to be found
on page 11.
A fielders' choice grounder by
Northrup in the second drove in
the initial Tiger run and Horton
added his bases-loaded double for
a 4-0 lead. Northrup's hit-his
first three-run homer in the third,
scoring his 500th career run. The
other three-run homer, in the
sixth off Mike Paul, gave North-
up 500 runs batted-in for his
Duke Sims added a two-run
homer for the Tigers in the, sixth
and Dick McAuliffe had a solo
shot in the eighth.
Jim Perry breezed to his ninth
triumph against eight losses.
Texas scored its two runs on a
single by Rico Carty in the fifth.
Chisox toppled
CHICAGO-Fritz Peterson and
Sparky Lyle combined to stop
Chicago on four hits and pitch
the New York Yankees back into
first place in the American
League East withta 2-1 victory
over the White Sox yesterday.
Ron Blomberg homered to

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lead off the second inning to
give the Yankees a 1-0 lead
against Steve Stone, 4-5. Hal Lan-
ier doubled and Horace Clarke
singled him home in the fourth
for New York's other run.
Peterson, who was aided by
four double plays, broke a per-
sonal four - game losing streak
and raised his season's record
to 7-10. It was the Yankee's first
victory over the White Sox in
eight meetings this season.
Bosox cro -ped
Blyleven scattered six hits and
Tony Oliva smacked a two-run
double, leading the Minnesota
Twins to a 3-0 victory over the
Boston Red Sox yesterday.
Larry Hisle and Rod Carew
led off the first inning with sin-
gles off Boston starter John Cur-
tis, 7-8. Bobby Darwin was cre-
dited with a single when his
grounder hit Hisle, with Hisle
being called out on the play.
Oliva then delivered his two-
run double into left the field cor-
The Twins made it 3-0 in the
fourth on singles by George Mit-
terwald, Danny Walton and Jer-
ry Terrell.
Blyleven struck out five and
walked one as Minnesota broke
a three - game losing streak and
Boston had a three-game win-
ning skein snapped.
Cubbies clubbed
son's second home run of the
game, a two-run blast, highlight-
ed a five-run seventh inning rally

that lifted the San Francisco
Giants to a 7-3 baseball tri-
umph over the Chicago Cubs yes-
With the score tied 2-2 in the
seventh, Dave Rader singled,
Dave Kingman walked and both
moved up on a wild pitch. Tito
Fuentes drove in the go-ahead
run with a sacrifice fly and Gar-
ry Maddox hit a run-scoring sin-
gle before Goodson hit his ninth
homer of the season.
Gary Matthews followed with
his fourth homer of the year for
the fifth run of the inning, all
off reliever Dave LaRoche, 3-1.
A run - scoring single by Mat-
thews gave the Giants a 1-0 lead
in the fourth. Billy Williams'
11th homer of the year tied the
score in the top of the sixth, but
Goodson's solo shot in the bot-
tom half of the inning put Stn
Francisco back in front 2-1.
Major League
w L Pt. G
New York 49 41 .544 -
noston 45 39 .536 1
taltimorse 43 38 .530 1!/.
Detroit 45 42 .517 2/.
Milwaukee 43 43 .500 4
Cleveland 30 57 .345 17'
Oakland 49 39 .557 -
Kansas City 49 42 .53 1.
Califoenia 45 40 .521 2%,
Minnesota 44 40 .524 3
Chicao 45 41 .523 3
Tesas 30 55 353 17'
Yesterday's Results
Oakland 9, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 3, Boston 0
New York 2, Chicago I
Baltimore 7, California 1
Detroit 14, Texas 2
Milwaukee 8, Kansas City 1
Today's Games
Oakland (Blue 7-5) at Milwaukee
Slaton 6-6)
Cleveland (wilcox 5-4 and Kekich
1-3) at Minnesota (woodson 9-4 and
Bane 0-1), 2n
Kansas City (Drago 9-8) at New
York (Dobson 4-3)
Texas (Clyde 1-1) at Boston (Pat-
tin 8-11)
California (singer 14-4) at Detroit
(Strahler 3-2)
Baltimore (Jefferson 2-1) at Chi-
cago (Johnson 2-2)
w L Pot. Gl
Chicago 50 38 .568 -
St. Louis 44 40 .524 4
Montreal 41 43.48737
Pittsburgh 38 44 .463 9
Philadelphia 39 47 .453 10
New York 36 47 .434 11%
Los Angeles 54 34 .614 --
Cincinnati 49 39 .556 5
San Francisco 50 40 .556 5
Houston 48 44 .522 8
Atlanta 41 50 .450 14%
San Diego 31 55 .360 22
Yesterday's Results
Houston 7, New York 1
San Francisco 7, Chicago 3
Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 5
Montreal 4, Cincinnati 3
Pittsburgh at San Diego, inc.
St. Louis at Los Angeles, inc.
Today's Games
Houston (Forsch 8-) at Philadel-
phia(Lonboreg 7-7)
Pittsburgh (Walker 4-7) at Sail
Diego (Kirby-S-)._
1at. Lois (Folkers 2-0) at Los An-
gees (Messesmith 7-6)

'The Math' is on!
Wimbledon champ Billie Jean King and male supremacist Bobby Riggs smile during their duo-press conference-yesterday announcing a
$100,000 match between the two tennis greats.

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