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THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Thursday, August 8, 1974

Page Eight


Thursday, August 8, 1974


DETROIT A - The move to youth
appears in full swing now with the
Detroit Tigers, who yesterday released
aging veterans Norm Cash and traded
Jim Northrup.
Cash, the 39-year-old veteran first-base-
man, was relegated to the bench by
manager Ralph Houk in June and put
on waivers by the Tigers yesterday
THEN, during warmups before the
night game against Cleveland, Houk told
veteran outfielder Jim Northrup he'd
been traded to the Montreal Expos.
"He just wasn't playing well enough,"
was the only explanation the Tigers gave
for the trade.
The 34-year-old Northrup said he was
not surprised, but doubted that he would
report to the Expos.
He said he chose not to report because
he doesn't want to be away from his
family for six weeks.
"BASEBALL'S not worth it," he said.
However, he said he wasn't bitter, add-
ing: "I've been expecting it for five
Tom Veryzer will replace Northrup.
The 21-year-old shortstop was called up
from Evansville of the American As-
Fred Holdsworth, 22, will be the nu-
merical replacement for Cash. He's a

purge arthritic stars
I still think we've got a hell of a shot at
this thing. There are 52 bail games left
and a lot can happen."
Last week the Tigers called up Ron
-- _.._..." LeFlore, 22-year-old outfielder, to re-
place veteran Mickey Stanley, who is
-- out for five weeks with a broken hand.
ABOUT a month ago, Detroit al s o
brought up outfielder Marvin Lane, 24,
when Willie Horton went on the disabled
:y list.
The Tigers entered the season with
one of the oldest lineups in baseball.
of . P They had came under considerable crit-
" licism for sticking with the veterans
when almost none of them had even fair
N 1973 seasons.
Cash joined Detroit in 1960 and was
the American League's top batter the
next year with a .361 batting average
.. and.41 home runs and 132 runs batted
in. His 377 career home runs make him
" second only to Al Kaline in the team's
home run statistics.
THE TIGERS said Cash would be paid
through the rest of the year. Other
.r.teams could claim him within the next
ight-handed pitcher and is considered indicate his team has thrown in the tow- six days, or he can sign with any other
he hope of the future Detroit pitching el this season. Detroit was last in the team as a free agent.
taff. He was with the team yesterday American League East heading into the Northrup hit .237 in his last 79 games.
nd Houk said he'd be put in the starting Cleveland game. He's had 89 hits, including 13 doubles, a
otation immediately. "It means just the opposite," Houk triple and 11 home runs. He's credited
HOUK insisted that the changes don't said. "We're getting ready to go forth. with 42 runs batted in.


Major Leaque
W L Pet. GB
Boston 61 49 .554 -
Cleveland 57 51 .529 3
Baltimore 57 54 .514 4%
New York 54 56 .490 7
Detroit 53 58 .477 1)Y
Milwaukee 52 59 .470 9,
Oakland 65 47 .580 -
Kansas City 56 52 .517 7
Chicago 56 54 ,509 8
Texas 57 St.505 8'/.
Minnesota 53 59 .474 12
California 43 69 .384 22
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
Kansas City 7, Minnesota 6 (1st)
Minnesota at Kansas City (2nd),
New York 4. Baltimore 3
Boston 1. Milwaukee 0
Chicago 2, California I
Oakland 8, Texas 4
Today's Games
Cleveland (Arlin 2-4) at Detroit
(Coleman 10-9), 5 p.m.
California (Ryan 14-11) at Chica-
go (Johnson 4-0), 2:15 p.m.
Boston (Tiant 17-7) at Milwaukee
(Champion 5-2 or Kobel 5-8), 2:30
Oakland (Hunter 15-9) at Texas
(Clyde 3-7), 7 p.m.
Minnesota (Decker 11-10) at
Kansas City (splittorff 10-12), 8:30
Only games scheduled.
w L Pet. GB
St. Louls 5s 53 .529 -
Philadelphia 57 54 .513 11
Pittsburgh 54 57 .486 4?!.
Montreal 51 58 .468 6
New York 47 60 .441 91>
Chicago 46 62 .423 21
W L Pet. GB
Los Angeles 73 38 .658 -
Cincinnati 67 45 .598 61
Houston 58 52 .527 141.
Atlanta 57 54 .514 16
San Francisco 50 63 .442 24
San Diego 45 68 .398 29
Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 10, New York I
Houston 7, Atlanta 4
Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2
Montreal 6, St. Louis 5
Cincinnati at Los Angeles, ine.
Other clubs not scheduled.
Today's Games
St. Louis (siebert 7-7) at Mon-
treal (walker 2-1), 2:15 p.m.
Chicago (Bonham 10-13) at Phila-
delphia (Iuthven 4-9 or Schueler
7-11), 5 p.m.
New York (Matlack 10-8) at Pitts-
burgh (Demery 1-4), 7:35 p.m.
Atlanta (Reed 7-7) at Hlouston
(Roberts 7-9), 8:35 p.m.
Only games scheduled.

s rally to stun Indians
By The Associated Press the seventh before singles by home on a single by Luis Alva- leagues who holds the a
DETROIT--Detroit left-hander Ed Brinkman and J e r r y rado. time single-season record
Mickey Lolich tossed a seien- Moses brought in reliever * * * 383 strikeouts, fanned 13 Whi
hitter and the Tigers scored all Fred Beene. Beene was greet- R n c Sox hitters, two times striki
their runs on five straight sin- ed by RBI singles by Ron Yn crumbles out the side with a dazzli
gles in the seventh inning to Leflore and Gary Sutherland. CHICAGO-Dick Allen singled fast-ball.
edge the Cleveland Indians 3-2 Tom Buskey replaced Beene with one out in the ninth inning Ryan, who already has pii
last night. and gave up a single to Al Ka- for the first hit off Nolan Ryan, ed two no-hitters in nis ma
Lolich who won for only the line for the final Detroit run. scored the tying run on Ken league career, started the ni
Lo.ich, Cleveland scored in the sixth Henderson's single dud then inning with a flourish by It:
cisions, raised his record to 12- on a triple by George Hendrick Bill Sharp knocked in the game- ing out Jorge Orta.
14 as the Tigers ended a four- and a sacrifice fly by Charlie winner as the Chicago White Then Allen beat out a ro
1 as igestreak e Spikes. The Indians' final run Sox beat the California Angels off the hard-throwing rig
game osing stekcame in the seventh as Joe Lis 2-1 last night. hander. Carlos May reac
Cleveland s t a r t e r Fritz doubled, took third on Dave Ryan, one of the hardest first on an error by first ba
Peterson took a 2-0 lead into Duncan's sacrifice and came throwing pitchers in the big man Bruce Bochte and Hend



son singled to center to score
the run.
One out later, Bill Sharp sin-
gled in the winning rin.
Moret zeroes
MILWAUKEE - B o s t o n 's
Roger Moret held Milwaukee
hitless until the eighth inning
last night and the Red Sox de-
feated the Brewers 1-0.
Moret, a slender right-hand-
er, had two out in the eighth
when light-hitting Pedro Gar-
cia lined the first pitch to left
field for a single.
That moved Bob Coluccio,
who had walked, to second, and
brought Dick Drago out of the
bullpen. The v e t e r a n rignt-
hander got Don Money on a
line drive to end the inning.
Mike Hegan accounted for the
Brewers' other hit with a lead-
off single in the ninth and Bob
Veale came on to preserve the
top s Wheels
olate TD
From wire service Reports
a familiar script from other
Detroit Wheels football games
this summer, the Birmingham
Americans rallied for a touch-
down in the closing minutes for
a 26-22 victory over the still
winless Wheels last night at
Legion Field.

AMBOYANT Rick Miller of the Red Sox tried to score all the way from second on a long foul fly
it to Brewer favorite Bob Colucchio but the Bre wer rightfielder nailed Miller with a fine throw to
tcher Darrell Porter. Boston won, 1-0.

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