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Page Twelve


Thursday, August 22, 1974

Moret fires one-hitter

By The Associated Press
BOSTON-Rogelio Moret, the
Boston Red Sox' skinny left-
hander, received the no-hit treat-
last night after firing a brilliant
one-hitter in a 4-0 victory over
the Chicago White Sox.
"Today I feel like I threw a
no-hitter," the Puerto Rican
said happily after being told he
was being given a new contract
with a $1,000 raise.
Moret just missed a no-hitter
for the second time in two
week. On Aug. 7, in Milwaukee,
he hurled hitless ball until
Pedro Garcia broke up the bid
with a two-out single in the
eight inning.
"I pitched much better to-
day," Moret said after his 12-
strikeout effort. "I had control
and threw the ball where I
Ironically, slugger Dick Allen
broke up Moret's no-hit bid
with an infield single with one
out in the seventh. With the
count 2-2, Allen hit a relatively

slow grounder back through the
Moret got his glove on the
ball, but it went through. Sec-
ond baseman Doug Griffin
caught up with the ball behind
second, but was unable to make
a throw as Allen sprinted to
"I have no argument. It was
a hit, but I should have had
the ball," Moret said. "I was
in my follow through and got
the fingers of my glove on it.
However, I couldn't hold it.
Moret stuck mainly with his
fast ball, but kept the White
Sox off balance with a hard
Moret was brilliant in out-
duelling southpay Wilbur Wood,
who failed in his third try for
his 19 victory.
Moret struck out 12 batters
and walked only three in hiking
his record to 7-5. Wood, who
has lost 15, was tagged for an
unearned run in the fourth, an-
other tally in the fifth and two

more in the eighth.
In the fourth, Juan Beniquez
grounded a single to center,
stole second on one of Wood's
slow knuckleballs, took third
on a passed ball and scored on
Carl Yastrzemski's socrifice
The Red Sox added an insur-
ance run an inning later on Jim
Rice's first major league hit, a
fielder's choice grounder and a
stolen base by Griffin and Bob
Montgomery's single off the left
field wall.
Rice's two-run single in the
eighth capped the Boston scor-
Reds lose
CINCINNATI -Mike Schmidt
drilled two home runs, driving
in three runs and the Philadel-
phia Phillies walloped Cincin-
nati 10-3.
The loss pushed Cincinnati
3% games behind Los Angeles,
leaders of the National League

West. The Phillies, tied for sec-
ond place in the East, moved to
within 1%12 games of first place
St. Louis.
Dave Cash, Willie Montanez
and Mike Anderson each had
two run-scoring hits and Jim
Lonborg, 14-10, picked up the
Not Dodgers
CHICAGO-Willie Crawford's
three-run homer in the first in-
ning and two unearned runs in
the second helped the Los An-
geles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory,
their t h i r d straight triumph
over the Chicago Cubs.
So do Cardinals
ATLANTA - Darrell Evans
and Mike Lam clotted home
runs as the Atlanta Braves de-
feated the St. Lotis Cardinals
5-4, completing the sweep of a

three-game series.
Buzz Capra, 11-6, had a two-
hitter until the seventh, when
he gave up three hits, including
Ken Reitz' fifth home run of
the season for the Cards' first
run. St. Louis knocked Capra
out in the eighth, adding two
more runs and added one more
in the ninth inning.
Pirates don't
PITTSBURGH - Pinch hitter
P a u 1 Popovich delivered an
eighth inning sacrifice fly, scor-
ing Gene Clines with the win-
ning run as the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates trimmed San Francisco
The Pirates, who fell behind
1-0 in the first inning when
Garrv Maddox singled, stole
second and scored on a single
by Ro"s, had taken a 2-1 lead
on Kirknatrick's two-run homer
in the second.

Winless Wheels on TV

By The Associated Press
YPSILANTI--Don't be surprised if the World
Football League schedules more than one game
on Thursday's starting next season.
The league has been playing most of its games
on Wednesday nights, with one game on Thurs-
days for national television broadcast, carried
in Detroit on Channel 50.
Tonight's TV game is .t Ypsilanti's Rynearson
Stadium between the Chicago Fire and the De-
troit Wheels.
Chicago has won five of six games. Detroit
has lost six of six.
NOW SUCH a m a t c h u p normally wouldn't
create a lot of excitement and thus draw viewers,
but there was no way to make another game
the televised affair since there are no other
Undoubtedly the league-which has counted on
TV exposure to help its cause in this, the first
year of its existence-is hoping the Wheels don't
get stomped by the Fire in a lopsided match.
Despite the difference in records, however, the
opponents might not be all that different.
Detroit beat Chicago twice in preseason scrim-
"We can't let up," Chicago Coach John Spa-
vital said. "With Birmingham (which has a 6-0
record) coming into Soldier Field next week, we
can't afford a loss and you can bet Detroit will
be aiming for an upset."
WHILE CHICAGO was edging Philadelphia 32-
29 last week, the Wheels were being clobbered
by Memphis 37-7 after having narrowly lost three
consecutive games.

"The players had just come off two real tough
games against Birmingham," Detroit Coach Dan
Boisture said. "They were flat against Memphis.
But they're professionals and they have their
pride. They'll be ready for Chicago."
The game, which begins at 9 p.m. EDT, will
feature two of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Detroit's Bubba Wyche is the second-leading
passer in the WFL, and Virgil Carter of the Fire
is fourth.
WYCHE, WHOSE quarterback brother Sam
was recently acquired from the Washington Red-
skins by the Detroit Lions of the National Foot-
ball League, has completed 91 of 166 passes for
1,142 yards and six touchdowns.
Carter is 81 of 151 for 1,125 yards and a whop-
ping 13 TD's.
Detroit's Hubie Bryant and Jack Dolbin of
Chicago are tied for fifth in receiving, but Bryant
is hampered by a leg injury suffered against
THE WHEELS suffered 10 injuries in the Mem-
phis game, including the loss of middle line-
backers H e n r y Adolphi and Dominic Riggio.
Adolphi is lost for the season, and Riggio is still
hurting, so Boisture has to make some adjust-
ments there.
In total offense Chicago is third and the Wheels
sixth out of 12 teams.
On defense is where a talent gap is evident.
Chicago ranks sixth and Detroit 11th.
Running back Mark Kellar of Chicago leads the
loop in scoring with 71 points on 12 TDs and one
action point.

Maior Leaque Stnndinqs
East East
W LPct. GBW L Pct.Gn
Bastan 69 54 .516 - 5. Louis 63 60 .520 -
Cleveland 61n5us.5ss 6 Phitadelphia 63 t1 .5081 y'
Baltimore t2 6008 t 6t Pittsburgh 63 61 .5081ic
New York 62 61 .504 .7 Montreal 58 63 .479 51'1
Milwaukee 59 64 .480 10 New York 53 67 .441 9'..
Detroit 58 65 .472 11 Chicago 50 71 .413 13t4
West West
Oakland 71 53 .573 - Los Angeles 78 46 .629 -
Kansas City 64 59 .529 5=! Cincinnati 75 50 .600 3'
Texas 63 63 .504 0Y2 Atlanta 67 56 .544101~~
Chiago 60 64 .484 11 Houston 63 60 .512 14'
Minnesota 60 65. 480 Il'.% San Francisco 56 69 .449 22.
California 49 75 .395 22 san Diego 49 77 .391 29".
Yesterday's Results Testerday's Resulia
New York 4, Minnesota 1 Los Angeles 7, Chicago s
Boston 4, Chicago 0 Atlanta 5, st. LouIs 4
Cleveland 7, Kansas City 6 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2
Texas 5, Baltimore 1 New York 10, Houston 2
Milwaukee at Oakland, inc. Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati 3
Detroit at California, inc. Montreal 8, san Diego 7
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Major League Leaders
Player Club G AB R H Pct. Player Club G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 119 471 69 172 .365 Garr Ati 121 515 73 184 .357
Hartrove Tex 91 316 45 l0t .342 Zisk Pgh 112 408 60.133 .326
Ystrzmski Bsn 116 405 76 128 .316 Gross Htn 117 436 64 147 .326
McRae KC 107 386 54 122 .316 R.smith StL 106 375 57 121 .323
R.Jackson Oak 114 392 70 173 .314 GarveysLA 119 495 73 157 .317
DAllen Chi 116 473 81 131 .310 Broek 5tL 116 479 79 151 .315
Orta Chi 105 388 64 120 .309 A.Oliver Pgh 108 448 70 141 .315
Randle Tex 116 395 51 122 .309 Buckner LA 108 428 57 134 .313
Maddox NY 99 318 53 98 .308 Montanez Phi 108 382 42 119 .312
Scott Mil 122 463 62 140 .302 Cardenal Chi 108 415 60 128 .301
MAichigan Daily

Young baseball
It's that time of year again,
and the afficicados of kiddie
baseball have gathered in
Williamsport, Pa. for the Little
League World Series. In action
shown here, Mark Keluche of
the Red Bluff, Ca. team eludes
the tage of Jim Sharpe, the
catcher for the Victoria, B.C.
team. As usual, the team for
Taipei, Taiwan is favored to
win it all. Any resemblance
in this photo to the current
Detroit Tigers is strictly ac-

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