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Page Twelve


Wednesday, July 10, 1974


THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, July 10, 1974

Killebrew's hit trips


By The Associated Press
Harmon Killebrew's run-scor-
Ing single off Detroit relief ace
John Hiller with one out in the
11th inning gave the Minne-
sota Twins a 3-2 victory over
the Tigers last night.
The Tigers, who have lost
four games in a row, tied the
score with two out in the ninth
on Bill Freehan's RBI single
off reliever Bill Hands.
Steve Brye opened the 11th
with a single and Rod Carew
sacrificed him to second. Larry
Hisle was purposely passed be-
fore Killebrew lined his game-
winning hit to left field.
Vic Albury, the Minnesota
starter, allowed only four hits
in 8 1-3 innings before giving
way to Hands following Jim
Northrup's one-out double in the
ninth. Northrup went to third
on Al Kaline's grounder and
scored the tying run on Free-
han's single.
Hands, 2-4, retired the Tigers
in order in the 10th and 11th.
Bibby bruised
BOSTON - The Boston Red
Sox jumped on Jim Bibby for
two early runs and Luis Tiant
made then stand up with a

four-hit pitching effort last night
and a 2-1 victory over the Texas
Tiant, 12-7, was nicked for an
unearned run in the first in-
ning. A single by Cesar Tovar,
a bunt single by Dave Nelson
and a throwing error set up
Texas' run. Tovar scored on a.
sacrifice fly by Jeff Burroughs.
The Red Sox tied the score in
their half with two out. After a
double play, Bibby, 11-11, walk-
ed Cecil Cooper and Carl Yas-
trzemski and Dwight Evans
grounded a single to right for
the run. With one out in the
third, Cooper d o u b l e d and
Yastrzemski drilled a triple off
the wall in straightaway center
for the decisive run.
Tiant walked two and struck
out four in pitching the slump-
ing Red Sox to only their second
triumph in the last eight games.
The hard-throwing Bibby allow-
ed six hits, walked six and
struck out one.
San guillen slugs
guillen's two-run double .keyed
a four-run fourth inning out-
burst that helped the Pittsburgh
Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the
Atlanta Braves last night.

Atlanta opened the scoring
with a run in the second on a
triple by Marty Perez and a
single by Paul Casanova, then
made it 2-0 with an unearned
run in the third on a throwing
error by Rennie Stennett during
a run-down play.
But the Pirates rallied for
four runs on five hits in the
fourth inning off losing pitcher
Phil Niekro, 8-8.
Richie Hebner and Richie Zisk
singled to open the inning, then
Sanguillen smacked his two-run
double down the leftfield line.
Sanguillen moved to third on a
single by Stennett and scored
on a passed ball, then Mario
Mendoza singled up the middle
to bring Stennett home.
Phils falter
sell drove in three runs with a
single and a homer and Steve
Garvey also homered, leading
the Los Angeles Dodgers to an
8-4 victory over the Philadelphia
Phillies last night.
Al Downing evened his record
at 3-3 with relief from Mike
Marshall in the seventh as the
Dodgers maintained their 10 -
game lead over Cincinnati in
the National League's West Di-
Los Angeles built an 8-1 lead
after five innings against Phil-
lies' starter Wayne Twitchell,
3-2, and Ed Farmer.
Garvey's 15th home run of Lhe
season, in the first inning, gave
Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. The
Dodgers added a run in the
second when Von Joshua dou-
bled and Russell singled him

home. Joshua singled in a run Joe Morgan started the Reds'
in the third and Twitchell wild home-run barrage in the first,
pitched another run across be- Tony Perez and Cesar Gero-
fore the inning was over. nimo connected in the second,
* * *and Don Driessen and Johnny
Bench homered in thi third,
es chasing starter Steve Stone, 3-3.
CHICAGO - The Cincinnati Foster's blast, his third homer
Reds smashed six home runs, of the baseball season, came
including a three-run shot by after singles by Bench and
George Foster, for an 8-5 vic- Geronimo.
tory over the Chicago Cubs yes- J a c k Billingham benefitted
terday. from the Reds' slugging and
Foster's homer in the sixth won his ninth game against six
followed five solo shots by Cm- losses. It was his third victory
cinnati in they first three in- this season over the Cubs, who
nings. blasted two homers.
Major League Standings

W L Pct. GB
Cleveland 45 36 .556 -
aaltimore 44 37 .5431
aston 45 38 .5421
Detroit 43 41 .512 Sin
Milwaukee 42 41 .50 4
New York 40 43 .482 6
Oakland 47 37 .560 --
Kansas City 42 40 .512 4
Texas 42 44 .488 6
Chicago 40 42 .486
Minnesota 38 47 .447 9?
California 32 54 .372 16
Yesterday's Results
Boston 2, Texas 1
New York 8, Kansas City 2
Milwaukee 6, Chicago 5
Minnesota 3, Detroit 2, "1 innings
Baltimore at Calitorna, inc.
Cleveland at Oakland, inc.
Today's Games
Texas (Clyde 3-5) at Boston
(Cleveland 6-6), night.
New York (May 2-2) at Kansas
City (Briles 1-2), night.
Chicago (Wood 14-9) at Milwau-
kee (Champion 3-1), night.
Detroit (LaGrow 7-7) at Minne-
sota (Decker 8-8), 8:30 p.m.
Baltimore (Grimsley 10-7) at Cali-
fornia (Ryan 10-8), night.

W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 43 40 .513 -
Philadelphia 42 42 .500 1
Montreal 40 41 .494 2
Pittsburgh 37 44 .457 5
Chicago 36 45 .444 6
New York 36 47 .434 7
Los Angeles 60 27 .690 -
Cincinnati 48 3 .571 10{
Houston 45 41 .523 14%/
Atlanta 45 42 .517 15
San Francisco 38 49 .437 22
San Diego 37 53 .4ll 24'/
Yesterday's Results
Cincinnati 8, Chicago 5
Los Angeles 8, Philadelphia 4
Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 4
Montreal 5, san Francisco 4
san Diego 5, New York 4
Houston 5, St. Louis 2
Today's Games
San Diego (Greif 3-11) at New
York (Koosman 9-5).
Cincinnati (Norman 8-7) at Chi-
cago (Bonham 7-11).
Los Angeles (sutton 6-7) at Phil-
adelphia (Carlton 10-7), night.
Atlanta (P. Niekro 8-7) at Pitts-
burgh (Ellis 3-7), night.
San Francisco (Barr 4-5) at Mon-
treal (Renko 6-8), night.
St. Louis (Foster 4-5) at Hous-
ton (Dierker 6-4), night.

Wheels hit road
for. seasnopener
The World Football League's first attempt at proving there
is a market for still another professional sports league begins to-
night with the inaugeration of the first WFL campaign. Season
openers find Detroit at Memphis, Portland at Philadelphia, the
Hawaiians at Florida, Southern California at Birmingham, and
Houston at Chicago with Jacksonville hosting New York tomorrow
in the first of a weekly series of WFL Thursday night national
Whether or not the league will survive depends on how recep-
tive the sports fan will be to shelling out six dollars or more to
witness a sport that will be readily accessible on television at
no cost four days a week. Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy "the
Greek" Snyder gives the WFL just one year.
The Detroit Wheels, who will play their home games in
nearby Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium, do
not share Snyder's pessimism. Head Coach Dan Boisture and his
six man crew of assistants have had little time to worry about
how long the league will survive. Their primary concern has been
to find a squad of thirty-seven capable football players to make
the trek to-Memphis for the season opener tonight.
Though nearly void of name players, save for Michigan alum-
nus Mike Taylor, the Wheels have brought in a number of players
from the Canadian Football League who would do well with many
National Football League teams.
Top on the list is quarterback Bubba Wyche who spent the
last few seasons as understudy to Ron Lancaster, the premier
quarterback in the CFL. Other CFL vets who will man the Wheels'
starting lineup are fullback Sam Scarber, offensive tackle Ted
Wheeler, linebacker Rocky Martin, and safety Rocky Long.
The Wheels looked moderately impressive in shutting out the
Chicago Fire twice in controlled scrimmages, 7-0 and 14-0, but
just how good they or any other WFL team will be in game com-
petition remains to be seen.
Memphis figures to use a lot of drop back passing from Notre
Dame's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback John Huarte. Should
Huarte find the range it could well be a long evening for Wheels'
cornerbacks Floyd Priester and Terry Hoeppner, who are not
considered to be one of the team's strengths.
Offensively the Wheels will rely on the power running of
Scarber and the multi-talents of halfback Lee Fobbs. Fobbs may
be the main wheel now that Warren McVea has left the club, ap-
parently for. good.
When Wyche elects to pass he will have wide.receivers Hubie
Bryant and Charles McKee, tight end Sheldon Joppru and his
backs to choose from. Bryant, a diminutive speedster from Min-
nesota, gives the Wheels that "deep six" threat that could be all
important in a league filled with inexperienced defensive backs.
Regardless of how good or bad the Wheels and the WFL
prove to be, the games should be entertaining with kickoffs from
the 30-yard line, no fair catches on punts and missed field goals
from outside the twenty returned to the line of scrimmage. Re-
ceivers need only one foot in bounds for a completion and one back
may go in motion toward the line of scrimmage before the center
Channel 50, WKBD in Detroit will handle the local television
of Wheels road games along with picking up the Thursday night
national hook up. Local radio will be provided by WWJ.

AP Photo
Picketers' picnic
Picket lines get longer in the National Football League's Player strike as the Detroit Lions' Mike
Evans and Philadelphia Eagles' Steve Zabel are joined by. their wives. Every day brings more
picket lines as more teams open training camps with no immediate end to the strike in sight.

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