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June 20, 1974 - Image 12

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Busby fires no-hitter

By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE-Kansas City's
Steve Busby fired the first no-
hitter of the 1974 baseball sea-
son last night, hurling a near-
perfect, 2-0 beauty over the
Milwaukee Brewers with the
help of two sparkling catches
by right-fielder Al Cowens.
It was the second no-hitter of
Busby's short career. As a
rookie with the Royals last sea-
son, the right-hander fired a no-
hitter against the Detroit Tigers
on April 27, 1973.
BUSBY FACED 28 batters-
only one over the minimum-
giving up a walk to George
Scott leading off the second in-
ning. He had thrown two strikes
to Scott before walking the
Brewers' first baseman on four
straight pitches. ,
Cowens twice went to the
warning track in the outfield to
flag down drives by Milwaukee
hitters and preserve the pitch-
ing classic.
With one out in the second,
Darrell Porter hit a long drive
to right center which Cowens
snared on the run. Then with
two out in the fourth, Cowens
raced into the same territory to
haul in a drive by Scott.
THERE WERE several other
near-hits off the hard-throwing
Busby, although not as dra-
With two down in the first,
Busby knocked down a line
drive by Dave May and threw
him out. With two out in the
third, Don Money hit a hard
one-hopper at the pitcher and
Busby nailed the batter.
In the sixth, Robin Yount hit
a line drive info the hole at
shortstop, but Fred Patek took
two steps to his left and caught
it. Scott missed a base hit in
the seventh when his check-
swing line drive fell foul, inches
outside first base.
Tigers roar
ARLINGTON - Ed Brinkman
knocked in the tie-breaking run
with an 11th-inning double, trig-
gering the Detroit Tigers to a
4-2 victory over the Texas
Rangers last night.
Mickey Stanley drew a one-
out walk and moved to third on
a single by Jerry Moses. Brink-
man doubled home Stanley to
give the Tigers a 3-2 lead,
Then John Knox grounded
out, allowing Moses to score

from third with an insurance
Cubs zipped
CHICAGO - Bobby Tolan
scored an unearned run in the
first inning and rookie Dan
Spillner made it stand up with
a one-hitter as the San Diego
Padres scored a 1-0 victory and
a three-game sweep of the Chi-
cano Cabs yesterday.
Tolan opened the game with
a bunt single off Jim Todd,
making his first major league
start, and was sacrificed to sec-
ond by Dave Roberts. He went
to third when right fielder Jose
Cardenal was slow throwing in

Dave Winfield's fly out, and
raced home when shortstop Don
Kessinger's relay went high
over third base for an error.
Chicago's hit was Rick Mon-
day's smash in the third which
brushed Spillner's glove then
was bobbled by second baseman
Derrel Thomas.
Mets mashed
NEW YORK - Dusty Baker
and Dave Johnson drove in fifth
inning runs and Tom House
turned in a clutch relief per-
formance yesterday to lead the
red-hot Atlanta Braves to a
5-0 victory over the reeling New
York Mets.

- Mai~'r eorvueStandings
W L Pet. GB East
Boston 36 27.571 - W L Pet. GB
Baltimore 33 30 .114 3 Philadelhia 35 3i .3
Detroit 33 30 .524 3 Montreal 30 28 .517 1t/
Cleveland 32 31 .507 4 St. Louis 32 31 .508 2
New York 33 33 .500 4t., Pittsburgh 27 34 .443 6
Milwaukee 29 31 .484 5P Chicago 25 35 .417 7t
west New York 24 39 .381 10
Oakland 34 30 .531 r
Kansas City 32 30 .516 1 West
Texas 33 32 .507 11 Los Angeles 44 23 .657
Chicago to 30 .492 2% Atlanta 38 27 .5055 1f -~
California 28 37 .431 61t Cincinnati 36 27 .571 6
Minnesota 25 36 .419 7y Houston 33 34 .493 11
Yesterday's Results - San Francisco 33 36 .478 12
Chicago 15, Cleveland 4 San Diego 29 42 .408 17
Detroit 4, Tesas 2 Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 0, Minnesota 5 Montreal 4, Cincinnati 2
Kansas City 2, Milwaukee 0 San Diego 1, Chicago 0
Boston at Oakland, inc. Atlanta 5, New York 0
Today's Games Pittsburgh 7, Los Angeles 3
Chicago (Wood 11-7) at Minne- Philadelphia 5, Houston 4
sota (Corbin 4-0), night,' .
Baltimore (Palmer 3-8) at Mil- San Francisco 5, St. Louis 4
waukee (Slaton 6-7 or Colborn 3-3), Today's Games
California (Lange 2-2) at Texas Pittsburgh (Ellis 3-5) at Chicago $ ..
(Clyde 3-3), night. (Reuschel 5-4)., ~
Kansas City (Fitzmorrish6-2) at New York (Koosman 6-4) at Phil-
Oakland (Bunter 8-8), night, adelphia (Ruthven 2-4), night.
..,. aym:,m ss-'vmeENsss... -eamese
Major League Leaders
NATIONAL LEAGUE onimo, Cin, 5; Paciorek, LA, 5;
BATTING (150 at bats) - R. Russell, LA, 5.
Smith, StL, .374; Garr, Atl, .366; HOME RUNS - Schmidt, Phi, 17;
Gross, Mtn, .343; Zisk, Pgh, .328; Wynn, LA, 17; Bench, Cin, 13; Ce-
RUSF,. ynn, LA, 51; Bads deno, Htn, 13; Garvey, LA, 13.
F, 5 ; Brock, StL, 4t; D. Cash' STOLEN BASES - Brock, StL, 42;
Phi, 44; Cedeno, tLa, 44; G - CCedeno, Hnt, 30; Morgan, Cin, 29;
vey, LA, 44 Lopes, LA, 22; Bowa, Phi, 18; E.
RUNS BATTED IN - Garvey, LA, Hernandez, SD, 18.
55; Wynn, LA, 53; R. Smith, StL, PITCHING (6 Decisions) - John AP Photo
51; Schmidt, Phi, 48; Cedeno, Mtn, LA, 10-2, .833, 2.55 Griffin, Btn, 7-2,
48. . .778. Messrsmth, LA, 7-2, .778, 2.27
HITS - Garr, Ati, 101; Garvey, McGlothen, StL, 9-3, .750, 2.69 Cap- Busby's second gem
LA, 87; Maddox, SF, 86; D. Cash, ra, Atl, 6-2, .750, 1.51 Hough, LA,
Phi, 82; D. Thomas, SD, 78. 6-2, .750, 1.82 Freislbn, SD, 6-2, .7", STEVE BUSBY toils onward during his near perfect no hIt-
DOUBLES - Maddox, SF, 20; R. 3.38 Hardy, SD, 6-2, .750, 4.68,
Smith, StL, 18; Kose, Cin, 18; Gar- STRIKEOUTS - Seaver, NY, 110; ter last night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Busby faced only
vey, LA, 18; Stennett, Pgh, 56. Carlton, Phi, 102; P. Niekro, Ati, twenty-eight hatters, allowing on a second inning lead-off Walk
TRIPLES - Garr, AtI, 1t; A. 86; Messersmith, LA, 85; KoOman,
Oliver, Pgh 6; Des, Cito George Scott to tarnish a stellar performac.

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