BALTIMORE W) - Right
hander Doyle Alexander pitch-
ed a five-hitter, and the Balti-
more Orioles beat the Detroit
Tigers 3-1 yesterday on a two
run homer by Bobby Grich.
Grich's 12th homer of the
baseball season and ninth at
Memorial Stadium this season
came in the second inning after
Boog Powell opened with a
bloop double to left.
Alexander hurled his first
complete game in five starts
to even his record at 3-3. He
allowed only one Detroit play-
er runner past first base un-
til the seventh when Gates
Brown doubled and scored by
a pinch single by Willie Hor-
The sinker ball specialist was
aided by two inning ending dou-
ble plays, and the Tigers ended
three other innings on ground
balls with men on base.
Loser Lerrin LaGrow (5-7)
stranded seven Orioles through
the first six innings and was
lifted in the seventh when Balti-
more scored on a bases loaded
walk to Brooks Robinson.
BOSTON - Rico Petrocelli
hit the ninth bases loaded home
run of his career and Luis Ti-
ant breezed to his tenth victory
of the season in leading the
Boston Red Sox to a 9-0 victory
celli, the Red Sox' ets win
r first baseman who C H I C A G O - Ninth-inning
ed as a designated hit- errors by Dave Rosello and
cause of a pulled leg Jose Cardenal gave New York
nailed down the vic- a pair of runs and the Mets
with his grand slam went on to beat the Chicago
off Milwaukee starter Cubs 4-2 yesterday.
ilborn in the fifth inn- With the Mets trailing 2-1,
Jerry Grote drew a leadoff walk
fired an eight hitter in from Chicago starter Jim Todd,
ng his record to 10-6. then Cleon Jones singled off re-
poor start he has won liever Oscar Zamora, 0-1.
his past 11 decisions. After Rusty Staub flied out,
Red Sox jumped to a Ed Kranepool grounded to Ro-
0 lead against Colborn, sello. But the second baseman
let the ball go through his legs,
my Harper led off the permitting pinch - runner Dave
first with a walk and Schneck to score. And when
second after several right fielder Jose Cardenal's
I attempts by Colborn. throw sailed past Bill Madlock
McAuliffe tripled off at third, Jones also scored. Don
11 in left center, scor- Hahn capped the inning with a
rper, and then scored double that scored Kranepool.
when the ithrow to The Cubs had taken a 2-1 lead
went into the Milwau- in the fourth inning when Rick
gout. M o n d a y and Cardenal both
fifth McAuliffe sing- scored on Madlock's infield out.
his third hit. Bernie Monday and Cardenal each sin-
lied out, but Carl Yas- gled and Andre Thornton drew
ki lined a double to left a walk to load the bases.
Carlton Fisk was walk- Madlock then bounced up the
ntionally, setting the middle and, by the time second
r Petrocelli, who lined a baseman Ken Boswell fielded
the left field screen for the ball and made a diving tag
home of the baseball to force Thornton at second, two
runners had crossed the plate.
Major League Standings
W L Pet. GB
W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 38 32 .544 -
40 28 .589 - St. Louis 35 32 .523 1%
35 32 .522 4t/ Montreal 31 31 .500 3
e 35 33 .515 5 Chicago 28 37 .431 7%
- 33 33 .500 6 Pittsburgh 28 38 .424 S
k 35 35 .500 6 New York 27 41 .397 10
e 32 33 .492 6%
Los Angeles. 47 23 .671 -
37 32 .536 - Cincinnati 39 28 .582 6
36 34 .514 1% Atlanta 39 30 .565 7
32 32 .500 212 Houston 35 35 .500 12
City 33 33 .500 2% San Francisco 33 39 .458 15
a 30 41 .423 8 San Diego 30 44 .405 19
a 27 39 409 8 Results
Philadelphia 8, Montreal 2
e 3 Detroit 1 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh (second
Milwaukee 0 inc.)
I at New York, inc. Houston 6, Cincinnati 3
3, Kansas City 1 Atlanta at Los Angeles, inc.
a at Texas, in. New York 4, Chicago 2
a at Oakland, Inc. San Francisco at San Diego, inc.
Today's Games Today's Games
(Lolich 9-7) at Baltimore New York (Koosman 7-4) at Chi-
9-3). cago (Reuschel 6-4),
kee (Sprague 3-1) at Bos- Philadelphia (Ruthven 2-5) at
8-6). Montreal (Renko 4-7),
nd (Arlin 0-1) at New Pittsburgh (Ells 3-6) at St. Louis
obson 6-8). (Thomson 0-2).
o (Pitlock 2-2) at Kansas Cincinnati (Billingham 6-6) at
tzmorris 6-3). Houston (Dierker 5-3).
ota (Corbin 5-0) at Texas Atlanta (Reed 5-3) at Los Angeles
0-9), (Messersmih 7-2).
ala (Stoneman 1-6) at Oak- San Francisco (Moffitt 2-3) at
unter 9-8). San Diego (Palmer 0-0), 6
IN A RARE appearance, Marvin Lane is cut down at second while attempting to adi
fly ball in action against the Yankees Sunday.