Saturday, May 25, 1974
By JOHN KAHLER
Special To The Daily
DETROIT - Sliding deeper into what
appears to be a second division season,
the Detroit Tigers lost the opener of a
three game stand to the Cleveland In-
dians, 3-i. Single runs in the third and
fourth innings chased starter Bill Slay-
back and gave Fritz Peterson all the
cushion he needed.
THE TRIBE WENT to work on Slay-
back in the opening inning after the first
batter had been retired. Jack Brohamer
doibled and was quickly advanced to
third on a passed ball by Bill Freehan.
John Lowenstein's grounder to second
w-s sufficient to get Brohamer home.
Bit Peterson, now 3-2 on the year,
seemed capable of letting the Tigers
back into the game. He walked Kaline,
and saw him go to third as Willie Hor-
ton beat out an infield single.
Bill Freehin laced a beautiful drive
down the right field line that scored Ka-
lie with east and sent Horton rounding
third. But Willie slid late, and was cut
down at the plate, ending the only Tiger
rally of the night.
FRANK DUFFY OPENED the Indian
third by beating a low throw to first
from Rodriguez. Brohamer followed with
a liner that moved Duffy to third, but
got thrown out attempting to stretch his
hit into a double. But that was no big
mistake, since Lowenstein followed with
an RBI single to put Cleveland ahead to
Oscar Gamble opened the fourth with
the Tribe's fifth hit of the night. A short
fly off the bat of Charlie Spikes was mis-
played into a double by Mickey Stanley
to score another run. When George Hen-
drick lined a shot. to right that Jim
Northrup trapped, Ralph Houk decided
that he had seen enough of Slayback for
one night and brought in Woodie Fry-
man, who matched zeros with Peterson
the rest of the way.
WILLIE HORTON of the Detroit Tigers slides into home last night in the first inning of the Tigers' home contest with the
Cleveland Indians, but arrives too late as Indian catcher Dave Duncan puts on the tag. Al Kaline had already scored on
the play, in front of a double by Bill Freehan, but the "out" call against Horton killed the Tigers as they dropped a 3-1
W L Pet. GR
Milwaukee 2 12 .541 -
Bloston 21 19 .525 /
Baltimore 20 19 .513 1
Cleveland 21 20 .512 1
Detroit is 21 .475 214
New York 20 24 .455 3%_
Oakland 23 18 .561 -
Chicago 20 18 .526 15t
Kansas City 20 21 .418 3
Caieornia 20 22 .476 3
Texas 20 22 .476 3'>
Minnesota 17 20 .459 4
Last Night's Results
Milwaukee at Boston, rain, inc.
Cleveland 3, Detroit 1
Baltimore 6, New York 3
Kansas City 4, Chicago 2
Minnesota 9, Texas 0
Oakland at California, inc.
Baltimore (Cuellar 4-3) at New
York (Dobson 3-6).
Mlwaukee(WrighI 4-5) at Boston
Texas (Jenkins 7-4) at Minnesota
Cleveland (Johnson 2-2) at De-
troit (Lagrow 3-3), 2:15 p.m.
Chicago (Wood 7-5) at Kansas
City (Busby 7-3), night
Oakland (loltzman 4-5) at Cali-
tornia (Tanana 3-6), night.
W L Pct. GBl
Philadelphia 23 18 .561 -
Montreal 19 15 .559 1
St. Louis 21 19 .525 V"
New York 18 24 .429 5'1,
Chicago 15 22 .405 6
Pittsburgh 14 24 .368 7';
Los Angeles 31 12 .721 -
San Francisco 24 21 .533 8
S Atlanta 23 21 .523 81'.,
Cininnati 26 19 .513 9
Houston 22 24 .478 101'.
San Diego 18 29 .383 15
Lost Night's Ressults
St. Loutis 1, Chicago 0
Montreal 4. Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4, New York 1
Atlanta 3, Houston 0
Cincinnati at san Diego
s Los Angeles at San Francisco
St. Louis (Gibson 3-3) as Chicago
Los Angeles (John 6-1) at San
Francisco (Bryant 1-3).
Montreal (Renko 3-4 and Torrez
4-3) at Philadelphia (Carlton 5-3
and Ruthven 2-2), 2, night.
New York (Koosman 4-2) at Pitts-
burgh (Ellis 1-4), night.
Houston (Dierker 2-3) at Atlanta
(Morton 6-3), night,
Cincinnati (Billingham 5-3) at
San Diego (Freisleben 3-1), night.
DRIVERS LIVE WITH FEAR
Indy'500'runs tomorro w
INDIANAPOLIS ()-"You're chology that drives men to flir- psychologists and other experts You can't spend money in th
damn right we're scared-if you tation with death and danger say about our being men with grave.
don't get scared out there you every time they grip the wheel a death wish that we court "I want to live. I don't wan
are stupid," said Al Unser. of a racing machine. tragedy just for the thrill and to die."
"None of these guys is stupid." The 34-year-old Al, 1970 and hell of it," Unser said.
The s 1 e n d e r, dark-haired 1971 winner, and borther Bobby, "That's not true. We are not "We run hard, we race ari
"baby" of the racing Unsers 40, champion in 1968, will be d But we never say the heck wil
stood beside his firehouse red among the 33 shooting for auto gladiators.Wy re Otie It.' We never say to ourselve,.
Parnelli Special, named for Par- racing's biggest prize in the 58th men-totally. 1 race for the.'It I don't make it, I'm goit
nelli Jones, and talked ani- Indianapolis 500 tomorrow. money in it. The more I make, to die.'
matedly yesterday of the psy- "I get tired of reading what the more I enjoy spending it. "We all know the chance w
are taking. We think about the
danger involved. But our em-
phasis always is on survival.
We want to race again tomor-
Unser s a i d the tradition,
money and prestige make the
Indianapolis 500 a special kind
"All of us get a little extra
keyed up for it," he said. "If
we could just think of it as an-
other Trenton or a Phoenix, the
pressure wouldn't be as great."
Al's brother, Jerry, was killed
when his car flew ovesr the wall
at this same track in 1959. Two
drivers and a pit crewman died
here last year.
Unser said that there can't be
a moment of relaxation in the
three hours and more of gun-
ning around the track at 190
m.p.h. speeds in a race such as
"It demands total concentra-
tion," he added. "One little
lapse and you may find yourself
careening into a fence."
Al Unser will be in the middle
of the ninth of eleven rows for
the start of tomorrow's classic.
His brother Bobby willbe in the
inside position of the third row.
A.J. Foyt, who qualified with
a speed of over 191 m.p.h., will
have the pole position, while
Wally Dallenbach and young
Mike Hiss will join him in the
Al Unser readies for Indy