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Page Twelve

THE SUMMER DAILY

Tuesday, July 31, 1973

Miller's single dooms Lyle, Yanks

Benga s
sweep
O's, 4 -3

From Wire Service Reports
Don't look now but the Ameri-
can League East is as tangled as
curly- hair after a shower. And
with the two top clubs display-
ing the classic inept form of chal-
lengers in the division have
shown of late, the horse race has
just begun.
And in the thick of all of it is
the team that was six games out
just one week ago at the All-
Star break,-the tortoise-like De-
troit Tigers. Last night they com-
pleted an almost unbelievable
three game sweep of the Balti-
more Orioles.
But despite their 4-3 loss, the
Orioles dropped not a stitch in
the standings, remaining one
game behind tiring but still pace-
setting New York Yankees. The
Yanks, who had captured ten of
fourteen recently, took a 4-3 dive
in Boston as Rick Miller singled
with two out off relief ace Spar-
ky Lyle in the bottom of the
ninth to give the Sox the game.
The Tigers took to the war-
path again last night and pound-

Kenny Singleton, who had previously doubled in the only Expo run, is tagged out by New York Met
backstop Russ Hodges. Expo pitcher rookie Steve Rogers pitched his second shutout in succession in
the first game of last night's doubleheader.

Cubs regain balance, nip Cards

By The Associated Press
C H I C A G O - Rick Reuschel
allowed only five hits in out-
dueling Bob Gibson yesterday
and led the Chicago Cubs to a
3-1 victory over the St. Louis
Cardinals.
The triumph, Chicago's second
straight, gave the Cubs a split
of their four game series with
the Cards and put them within
1/a-games of St. Louis, leader
in the National League East.
"t. Louis scored its run in the
first inning when Lou Brock
walked, stole his 35th base of
the season and the 600th of his
career, and rode home on a
single by Tim McCarver.
GIBSON, 11-10, making his first
start this season with only three
days rest instead of the usual
four, was rapped for three runs

in the bottom of the f
Rick Monday led
single and Jose Carder
Billy Williams single
home and Cardenal
Jim Hickman's infield
Beckert then singled
third run.
Reuschel, 11-8, gas
Dave LaRoche in the
developing a blister or
finger of his pitching
worked out of troublei
when Lou Brock led
double and again in
when Jose Cruz doubl
Sox surge
BLOOMINGTON, M
Chicago White Sox e
four runs in the sixtl
give pitcher Stan Baht
cushion he needed

irst.
off with a
nal walked.
d Monday
scored on
out. Glenn
home the
ve way to
eighth after
n the index
hand. He
in the third
off with a
the fourth
ed one out.
inn. - The
rupted for
h inning to
nsen all the
in blitzing

Summer Daily
Sports

ed three home runs, all solo
blasts, off Oriole starter Jesse
Jefferson. Dick McAuliffe, hav-
ing an excellent season at the
second base slot, rapped one in
the second, Duke Sims smacked
his eighth of the campaign in the
fourth, and Northrup followed
with his shot one inning later.
On the hill Lolich was supreme
until the ninth. Brooks Robinson,
badly fooled in earlier appear-
ances, lined a double down the
left field line. Lolich, however,
slipped up on the next batter, the
AL East
Focus
banjo - hitting backstop Andy
Etchebarren. Andy, whose shots
usually reside in baseball's play-
ing arenas, caught a Lolich of-
fering for his first round tripper
of the year.
MERV RETTEMUND drew a
free pass and Tiger skipper Bill
Martin called his favorite fire-
man, John Hiller. Hiller walked
Bobby Grich and looked in trou-
ble with the dangerous Paul
"Motormouth" Blair swinging his
menacing club.
Blair whipped out a loud foul
to run the count to two balls and
two strikes before the marvel-
ous Hiller, certainly the Come-
back Player of the Year, broke
a curve that not only fell off the
proverbial table, it fell off Mt.
Everest Blair went after the
pitch and missed.
THE TIGERS MOVED closer
to the summit when Miller came
through in the clutch to salvage
the game for the Bosox. The
Yanks had knotted the score in
the top of the frame. Gene Mi-
chael singled and Jim art
punched a pinchahome runoff
starter Luis Tiant.
Lyle, 4-6 but with 26 saves, re-
placed starter Fred Beene in the
final stanza, making a rare start
was greeted by a Rico Petrocelli
single. When Al uncorked a wild
one, Rico went to second. Third
he captured on Doug Griffin's in-
field out. .
Rangers'
Bibby wins
no-hitter
BULLETIN
OAKLAND W ) - Jim Bibby,
acquired less than two months
ago by Texas, fired the fourth
no-hitter of the baseball season
last night, pitching the Rangers
to a 6-0 victory over the Oakland
A's.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
East East
W L Pt. GBW L Pct, Ga
New York 5 48 55 St. Louis 55 48 .534 -
Baltimore 54 45 .545 1 Chag519
Boston 54 48 52~9 2EaPitttsburgh St St .491 4
Detroit 54 48 .529 2 ,Montreal 50 52 .490 45
Milwaukee 50 S .495 6 Philadelphia 48 56 .462 7
Cleveland 38 67 .362 20 New Yosk 4456 .440 91/
West West
Oakland West 58 46 .558 Los Angeles 65 39 .625 -
Kansas City 59 49 .551 Cincinnati 61 44 .581 4%f
Kasa Cty 534 55 1zSan Franci'seo 59 45 .5673
Minnesota 53 49 .520 4 n racs 94
Mhinnc '6a5g4o50 Houston 54 53 .505 12?S
California 953.50 Atlanta 48 60 .444 19
Cloei495 .409 San Diego 35 69 .331 30
Texas 38 63 .376 18s Results
Results Chicago 3, St. Louis 1
Chicago 9, Minnesota 1 Montreal 1, New York 0, 1st
Detroit 4, Baltimore 3 Montreal 5, New York 2, 2nd, 10 inn.
Boskon 4, New York 3 Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 0
Texas at Oakland night Atlanta 7, Houston 3
Other clubs not scheduled Today's Probable Pitchers
Today's Probable Pitchers Chicago (Jenkins 9-9 and Gura 2-
Baltimore (Palmer 12-6) at Cleve- 4) at Philadelphia (Twichell 9-3) and
land (Tidrow 8-9) Lonborg 9-7), 2.
Detroit (Perry 9-10 and Coleman Cincinnati (Gullett 11-8 and Bil-
11-8) at Milwaukee (Calborn 13-6 and lingham 15-6) at Atlanta (Morton 8-
Slaton 7-8) 8 and Niekro 10-4), 2
New York (Dobson 6-3) at Boston St. Louis (Foster 7-6) at Montreal
(Lee 12-5) MeAnally 7-5)
Kansas City (Splittorff 13-5) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 9-9) at New York
Chicago (Stone 4-8) (Koosman 8-10)
Minnesota (Blyleven 13-9) at Oak- Los Angeles (John 10-5) at Hous-
lad (18o1tzman 15-9) ton (Roberts ,10-8)
Teaas (Clyde 0-3) at California San Freaneiso (Willoughby 4-5) at
Wright 8-14) San Diego (Greif 6-12)

Minnesota 9-1 yesterday.
Bahnsen, in running his record
to 14-10, throttled the Twins on
eight hits. The loser was Jim
Kaat, 11-10, who was routed in
the sixth as the White Sox com-
bined triples by Jerry Hairston
and Ken Henderson, Bill Mel-
ton's single and reliever Ray Cor-
bin's wild pitch into their four-
run inning and a 6-0 lead.
Chuck Brinkman's double, the
White Sox' third and fourth
triples by John Jeter and Tony
Muser, and Pat Kelly's sacrifice
fly delivered two more runs in
the seventh.
BUDDY BRADFORD'S seventh
home run in the fifth put Chicago
ahead 2-0.
Chicago o p e n e d the scoring
with an unearned run in the third
inning. Jeter singled home Luis
Alvarado, who had singled and
gone all the way to third when
Rod Carew dropped Katt's throw
on Brinkman's sacrifice.
Henderson hit his sixth homer
in the eighth, while Tony Oliva's
10th home run in' the bottom of
the f r a m e stopped Bahnsen's
shutout bid.
Expos find Rogers
NEW YORK - Ken Singleton
lined a ninth-inning run-scoring
double that carried young Steve
Rogers and the Montreal Expos
to a 1-0 victory over the New
York Mets yesterday in the first
game of a twi-night doubleheader.
Until Ron Hunt led off the'
ninth with a single to center

field, Jon Matlack, 7-14, had a
one-hitter going - P e p e Frias'
fifth-inning single.
Ron Woods sacrificed Hunt to
second, then Singleton lashed his
decisive double to right-center
field. Hal Breeden followed with
a single to right but Rusty Staub
nailed Singleton at the plate.
Rogers, 2-0, whose first major
league baseball victory was a
one-hit shutout last Thursday
over Philadelphia, checked the
Mets on seven hits. He struck out
three batters, walked three and
was helped by three double plays.
Skull and Bones down
PITTSBURGH-Bob Boone sin-
gled home the game's only run
in the fourth inning and Steve
Carlton made it stand up with a
six-hitter, leading the Philadel-
phia Phillies to a 1-0 decision
over the Pittsburgh Pirates last
night.
Boone's single, one of just five
hits surrendered over seven in-
nings by loser Bob Moose, 6-10,
scored Greg Luzinski, who had
singled and taken second on a
walk to Del Unser,
CARLTON struck out ten in
boosting his record to 10-11 and
issued only one walk and got a
big break in the seventh inning.
Vic Davalillo, who ran for Bob
Robertson after he drew a walk,
was at first base with two out
when pinch hitter Dave Cash
rapped a single off the glove of
third saseman Mike Schmidt,

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