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Page Twelve


Saturday, July 14, 1973

Murcer homers Royals

Sports of The Daily


Aaron: 17 away from ecstacy

Not winning too many
NEW YORK-"Welcome, Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward Cox,"
read the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium Thursday night during
the New Yorkers game with the Kansas City Royals.
When the message appeared, it prompted a 10-second out-
burst of boos and catcalls from some of the 18,000 persons on
hand-15,323 paid-at the contest.
As to the Cox' -reaction to the crowd response, according to
one of their companions at the game, Edward told Tricia, "Well,
you can't win them all."
Bedford crashes record
LONDON - Dave Bedford, Britain's biggest flop in the
Munich Olympics, set a fantastic world record of 27:31.0 for the
10,000 meter run last night-despite - a hamstring injury which
curtailed his training.
The 23-year-old Londoner was an incredible 7.4 seconds
inside the old mark set by Finland's Lasse Viren in winning the
gold medal at Munich last year.
Football fodder
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif-Craig Morton, one of the two ace
Dallas Cowboy quarterbacks, demanded yesterday that he be
traded and walked out of the team's NFL training camp here.
Club sources said Morton met with General Manager Tex
Schramm for about 10 minutes yesterday to renegotiate his
Other football news included some not so significant trades.
Bob Hudson for Don Highsmith; Doug Moores for a draft choice;
Ray Jarvis for another draft choice. It's still baseball season.

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Mel Stottlemyre
shut out Kansas City on six hits
as, he tied an American League
pitching record with his 241st
consecutive starting assignment
and Bobby Murcersdrove in all
of New York's roes with three
homers, leading the Yankees
past the Royals 5-0 last, night.
In winning their third game in
a row, the Yanks jumped on sur-
prise starter Gene Garber, 8-6,
with one out in the first inning.
Matty Alou and Roy White sin-
gled and Murcer crashed his 16th
home run of the baseball season
far beyond the 344-foot sign in
right field.
Garber -was a last-minute re-
placement for Paul Splittorff, the
Royals' 12-game ,w in ner, who
strained his back while chasing
a ball in the outfield before
Thursday night's game. He was
sent back to Kansas City for
Murcer connected again lead-
ing off the sixth inning and again
with one out in the eighth. It
marked the 10th time in his five-
year career he has hit more
than one homer in a game and
the second time he has hit three
in a game.
Stottlemyre, 12-7, who has not
pitched in relief since Sept. 30,
1966, m a t c h e d the American
League, mark for consecutive
starts set by Red Ruffing with

Summer Daily

the Yankees from 1935-42 and
1945-46 and the Chicago White
Sox in 1947. Bob Gibson of the
St. Louis Cardinals holds the
major league mark of 253 starts
in a row.
Angels bedeviled
DETROIT-.Home runs by des-
ignated-hitter F r a n k Howard,
Rich Reese and Tony Taylor sup-
If you're interested in the
British Open or the latest tabu-
lations of Bowie Kuhn's auto-
mated All-Star balloting, fold this
page back on the fold to you're
left and read Page 11.
ported Mickey Lolich's seven-hit
pitching and the Detroit Tigers
beat the California Angels 8-2 last
Frank Robinson spoiled Lolich's
shutout bid with a two-run homer
in the seventh which put him
sixth on major league baseball's
all-time home run list with 535-
one more than Jimmy Foxx. The
homer by designated-hitter Rob-
inson was his 13th this year.
Howard's 'h o m e r, his third,
traveled 420 feet into the upper
left-centerfield b 1 e a c h e r s off
starter Clyde Wright, 7-12, in the
bottom of the seventh. He had
singled in a run in the first
Lolich, 9-8, walked five batters
the first five innings but settled
down before Winston Llenas sin-
gled in front of Robinson's
The Tigers ended the scoring
in the eighth on Taylor's run-
scoring double and Reese's two-
run homer.
Henry slams 697
ATLANTA-Bob Bailey crashed
a grand-slam home run and Jim
Lyttle added a two-run homer in
a seven-run sixth inning yester-
day that powered the Montreal
Expos to an 11-7 victory over the
Atlanta Braves in the first game
of a twi-night doubleheader.
The explosion offset the Braves'
five-run fifth, capped by Hank

Aaron's three-run homer over
the centerfield fence, his 24th
of the baseball season and 697th
of his career.
It moved him within 17 of Babe
Ruth's career record of. 714. It
gave the Braves a 7-1 lead.
Fregosi stuns
BOSTON-Jim Fregosi, playing
his first game with Texas, had
three hits, including a home
run to back Jim Bibby's five-hit
pitching and the Rangers defeat-
ed the Boston Red Sox 4-1 last
Fregosi, who was traded by the
New York Mets on Wednesday,
opened the Texas scoring intthe
third inning. Be led off with a
single, moved up on a force out
and scored on Dave Nelson's
Health assured
CINCINNATI - Following the
Mets' 7-5 nightcap victory to gain
a split against the Reds last
night, a medical team determined
that choice (f) none of the above,
was correct. Earlier reports had
been issued stating that Rusty
Staub, the Mets' star outfielder,
had. contacted a serious case of
ATLANTA {P) - The Atlanta
Braves recalled first baseman
Jim Breazeale from their Rich-
mond farm club yesterday and
immediately placed him on the
21-day disabled list.
Breazeale suffered a broken
leg in an auto accident last win-
ter and hasn't played for the
Braves this year. He had two
hits in seven at-bats during his
three-week stay in Richmond.

- Major League Standings
East East
W L Pct. GB w L Pet. G(I
New York 51 41 554 - hicago 50 38 .568' -
Nwo-t14.1 St.Louis, 44 42.5125
Boston - 46 40 .535 2 st oi 4 2.1
ostor 46 40 .531 2 Montreal 42 43 .494 6E
Battitore 44 39 .5322 2/ Pittsburgh 40 44 .076 8
Detkoit 47 42 .120 6-2 Philadelphia 40 48 .455 10
ltwauke-e 43 45 .490 6 New Yorts 37 40 .4351 1t'
Cleveland 31 58 .348 1S', Y West
west Los Angeles 56 34 .622 -
Oakland 51 39 .567 -- Cincinnati 50 40 .556 6
Kansas City 49 44 .527 3% San Francisco 50 40 .556 6
Minnesota - 45 41 .523 4 Houston 49 45 .521 9
Chicago 46 42 .522 4 Atlanta 41 51 .446 16
California 45 42 .517 41, San Diego 31 57 .352 24
Texas 31 56 .356 181, Last Night's Results
Last Night's Results Cincinnati 2, New York 1, (1st)
New York 7, Cincinnati 5, (2nd)
New York 5, Kansas City 0 Montreal 11, Atlanta 7, (1st)
Texas 4, Boston 1 Ikontreat at Atlanta (2nd), inc.
Detroit 8, California 2 Philadelphia 5, Houston 3
Oakland 13, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis at San Diego, inc.
Cleveland at Minnesota, ine. Chicago at Los Angeles, inc.
Chicago 3, Baltimore 2 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, ine.
Today's Games Today's Games
Kansas City (Busby 6-10) at New Pittsburgh (Moose 6-8 or Rooker
York (Medich 6-4), 2 p.m., Ch. 4. 2-2) at San Francisco (Bryant 13-6).
Texas (Dunning 0-5) at Boston (Lee New York (Stone .5-4) at Cincin-
11-3). nati (Ball 5-4), night.
Cleveland (Tidrow 6-9) at Minne- Montreal (Moore 4-9) at Atlanta
sota (Kaat 9-8). (Reed 4-11), night-
California (May 6-6) at Detroit Houston (Reuss 11-6) at Philadel-
(Coleman 13-8), Ch. 2. phla (Carlton 8-9), night.
Oakland (Hamilton 5-2) at Mil- Chicago (Hooten 8-7) at Los An-
waukee (Colborn 11-5) night.h geles (Osteen 10-5), night.
Baltimore (Palmer -6) at Chicago St. Loos (Cleveland 9-5) at San
ahnsen 11-8), night. Diego (Jones I-I), night

AP Photo
Metsie medical quiz
In last night's opener against Cincy, does New York Met right fielder Rusty Staub (a) pull a groin
muscle, (b) stiffer a fractured collarbone, (c) collide with catcher Duffy Dyer rendering both uncon-
- - - c - 1 ot ibas e)al f the above, (f) none of the above. For answer see column S.

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