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Page Eleven

Saturday, Moy 20, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tribe nips bungling Tigers, 2-1

By The Associated Press Baltimore blitzed
DETROIT - Gaylord Perry MILWAUKEE-Billy Conigliaro
pitched a five-hitter and retired singled home two runs in the
the last 14 batters he faced last first inning off Dave McNally
night to lead the Cleveland In- and scored on Mike Ferraro's
dians to a 2-1 victory over the third-inning double last night,
Detroit Tigers and increase the leading the Milwaukee Brewers
first-place Indians' lead over the to a 4-2 victory over the Balti-
Tigers to, one and one-half more Orioles.
games.
Both of Cleveland's runs were Stott hot
set up by errors by Tiger starter NEW YORK-New York ace
Les Cain. Mel Stottlemyre scattered eight
hits in pitching his second con-
Magic Number: 133 secutive shutout and third of the
Yesterday's loss to Cleveland season as the Yankees defeated
kept the "magic number" to the- Boston Red Sox 6-0 last
clinch the pennant from fall- night.
ing for Billy's Bengals. The Yankees nicked winless
Marty Pattin, 0-5, for a run in
r the second inning on Rich Mc-
Perry, 7-2, went the distance Kinney's single, a wild pitch, a
for the fifth time this season. balk and a single by Gene Mi-
He gave up a run in the first chael and chased him with three
inning on a. double by Aurelio runs in the fourth.
Rodriguez and a single by Norm
Cash, then shut out Detroit on
three singles the rest of the way. en
CHICAGO - Knuckleballing
Tom McCraw led off the Cleve- Wilbur Wood recorded his sev-
land first with a dribbler to enth victory of the season and
Cain, 0-3, who threw the ball- contributed a pair of key singles
over first baseman Cash's head, to lead the Chicago White Sox
allowing McCraw to reach third. to a 3-1 victory over California.
Eddie Leon followed with a sac- last night.
rifice fly. The White Sox' veteran re-
It was McCraw again who was liever - turned - starter outdueled
safe in the fifth on a Cain error a n o t h e r knuckleballer Eddie
when the Tiger pitcher couldn't Fisher, as the Sox posted their
handle a throw from Cash. Mc- 14th home victory in 16 starts
Craw apparently pulled a leg this season and their seventh
muscle on the play, but pinch triumph in the last eight games.
runner Chris Chambliss reached
third on a single by Leon andi Royals torrid
scored on a forceout by Alex KANSAS CITY - The Kan-
Johnson. sas City Royals went on their
Professional League Standings
American League National League
East East
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. GB
Cleveland 16 9 .640 - New York 22 7 .759 -
Detroit is ii .577 lij Pittsburgh is 1s .556 6
Baltimore 13 i3 .50t 32 Philadelphia 15 03 .536 61
New York 10 15 .400 6 - Chicago 14 14 .500 7Y2
Boston 9 15 .375 6V2 Montreal 13 16 .448 9
Milwaukee 8 15 .348 7 St. Louis it 20 .355 12
West Houston 18 10 .643 -
Minnesota 17 8 .680 - Los Angeles 18 12 .600 1
Chicago 1 0 .6i5 12 Cincinnati 16 13 .552 24
Oakland i5 10 .600 2 San Diego 13 16 .448 5i/z
Texas 12 15 .444 6 Atlanta 10 18 .357 8
Kansas City 12 16 .429 1 San Francisco 9 23 .281 11
California 11 17.393 712 Yesterday's Results
Yesterday's Results New York 8, Philadelphia 3
New York 6, Boston 0 Pittsburgh 8, Montreal 0
Milwaukee 4, Baltimore 2St. Louis 4, Chicago 3
Texas 2, Minnesota 1 Cincinnati at San Diego, inc.
Cleveland 2, Detroit 1 Houston at Los Angeles, inc.
Chicago 3, California 1 Atlanta at San Francisco, Inc.
Kansas City 16, Oakland 1 Today's Games
New York (Matlack, 4-0 and Sadecki,
Today's Games 1-0) at Philadelphia (Fryman, 2-1
Boston (Peters, 1-0) at New York and Champion, 3-1 or Lersch, 1-1),
Peterson, (0-6) 2, twi-night
Baltimore (Palmer, 3-3) at Milwaukee Montreal (Morton, 1-3 or Renko, 1-3)
(Slaton, i-5) at Pittsburgh (nrilles, 2-1)
Minnesota (Perry, 3-2) at Texas Chicago (bHooten, 3-3) at St. Louis
(Broberg, 2-2) (Gibson, 0-5)
Cleveland (Hargan, 0-1 or Colbert, 0-0) Cincinnati (Hall, 2-0) at San Diego
at Detroit (Timmerman, 2-3) (Arlin, 2-3), night
California (Clark, 3-3) at Chicago Houston (Roberts, 2-1) at Los An-
(Bahnsen, 4-4), night geles (Downing, 1-2), night
Oakland (Segui, 0-1) at Kansas City Atlanta (Kelley, 1-4) at San Francisco
(Fitzmorris, 0-2) (Bryant, 1-3)

biggest run - producing spree
ever, backing Paul Splittorff's
six-hit pitching with a 20-hit
bombardment that included
four home runs as they mas-
sacred the Oakland A's 16-1
last night.
Texas wins
ARLINGTON - Lanky Bill
Gogolewski scattered five hits
as the Texas Rangers handed
Minnesota's Jim Kaat his first
defeat of the season, turning
back the Twins 2-1 last night.
Pirates storm
PITTSBURGH - Bob Moose
hurled 4 1-3 innings of perfect
ball and finished with a four-
hitter as the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates rode Willie Stargell's four
runs batted in to an 8-0 victory
over Montreal last night.
Mets mighty
PHILADELPHIA-Jerry Grote
drove in four runs with a pair
of homers and Rusty Staub
knocked in three with a homer
and a single astthe high-flying
New York Mets dumped the
Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 last
night.

DETROIT TIGER JIM NORTHRUP is demonstrating what is
done when you're on third and the guy at the plate (Ed Brink-
man) misses on a suicide squeeze. He was tagged out on what
was to be a very valuable run as the amazing Cleveland Indians,
behind the fine pitching of Gaylord Perry, won 2-1.

MSU SWEEPS:
MW' batsmen

By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin
struck back for a 1-0 Big Ten
baseball victory over Mchigan
yesterday after the Wolverines
had pounded out 23 hits in a 19-1
rout of the first game of a
doubleheader.
Mike Adler scattered seven
hits in the nightcap while boost-
ing his record to 3-4. The Badg-
ers scored their run in the
fourth inning on a. walk to Greg
Mahlberg, a sacrifice and a dou-
ble to Ed Zydowski.
The Wolverines assaulted three
Wisconsin pitchers in the opener
while scoring nine runs in the
fourth inning and seven more in
the fifth. Winner Mickey Elwood
squared his record at 3-3.
Stars for Michigan in the
opener included Leon Roberts
with four hits, Pat Sullivan with
three and Brian Balaze with two
doubles. The three players knock-
ed in three runs apiece.
Wisconsin's Tom Shipley got
one hit in the second game for a
season total of 47, one behind
the school record set 20 years
ago by Harvey Kuenn, later an
American League batting cham-
pion.

Spartans sparkle
EVANSTON, Ill.-The bats of
Spaun Howitt and John Lace
poweredMichigan Stateyester-
day to a doubleheader Big Ten
baseball sweep over the host
Northwestern, 5-1 and 4-3.
Howitt, a centerfielder, slug-
ged a three-run homer in the
fourth inning of the opener to
bring the Spartans back from a
1-0 deficit. Larry Ike chalked up
his third victory for a 3-2 con-
ference mark.
A solo home run by right-
fielder John Dace in the eighth
inning gave MSU its margin of
victory in the nightcap.
The Spartans are now 9-3 in
the Big Ten, Northwestern 9-7.
Chippewas conquer
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Cap

split
Pohlman pitched three-hit shut-
out ball for eight innings ,nd
suivived a four-run Weste rn
Michigan ninth, with relief help,
to give Central Michigan a 6-4
victory yesterday.
Central collected two runs in
the first, third and fourth in-
nings to build uv a 6-0 lead.
Mark Lake led the Chippewas
with two RBIs, as Western chip-
ped in six errors-three on one
play.
Pohlman walked nine while
striking 'out six, and Western
stranded 12 runners during the
contest.
First Game
MICH 002 971 0--19 23 3
Wis 000 001 0-- 1 4 2
Elwood and Lenchar; Otting, Mor-
ley (0), 5Swallich (5) and Fuchs.
Second Game
MICH 000 000 0-0 7 0
Wis 000 100 x-1 4 0

Preakness field readies
with Riva Ridge favored

BALTIMORE (A) - Riva Ridge, sound and well
rested as he continues his bid for the Triple Crown,
faces eight rivals today as the prohibitive favorite
in the 97th running of the $150,000-added Preak-
ness,
The son of First Landing, coupled in the betting
with stablemate Upper Case, was expected to be a
3-5 choice by the time starters go to the post at
5:40 p.m., EDT, for the 1 3-16th-mile test at Pim-
lico.
A forecast of rain was expected to cut into the
throng of people expected for the picnic-type
gathering on the infield, but an offtrack condition
wasn't expected to affect the best horses in the
field.
Bee Bee Bee and Freetex, 15-1 choices in the
prerace odds, and Hassi's Image, listed at 20-1,
were the most likely to be affected by a slow un-
der-footing.
Riva Ridge, with 10 victories in 13 career starts,
goes into the Preakness with earnings of $702,210
and could add $137,300 to the total by winning. If
nine start, the gross purse would be $189,800.

Television coverage is scheduled from 4 p.m-y
p.m. and radio coverage from 4:25 p.m.-4:45 p.m.,
both on CBS.
With only four starts in 1972, Riva Ridge was
well poised to become the first Triple Crown cham-
pion since Citation in 1948, as trainer Lucien Lau-
rin deliberately restricted his activity early in the
season.
Three colts in the past six years have won the
Kentucky Derby and Preakness, only to have
soundness problems and falter in the Belmont-
scheduled this year for June 10. They were Kauai
King, 1966; Majestic Prince, 1969, and Canonero
II a year ago.
Who's your favorite?
PP Horse Jockey Prob. Odds
1. No 110Hcr Rubbicco 6-1
.Upper Cae-a Brouss rd even
3. Riva Ridge-a Turcotte even
4. Freetex Baltazar 15-1
5.KyTo The Mit Baeza 2-1
6. Eager Exchange Maple 20-i
7. Hassi's Image Moseley 20-1
8. Festive Mood Jimenez 20-a
9, Bee Bee Bee Nelson 15-1
a-entry

Bobby Hull to depart NHL;
Spartans hire new director
By The Associated Press
* CHICAGO - Chicago Black Hawk star Bobby Hull said
yesterday he may bolt to Winnipeg of the World Hockey Associa-
tion,
"I've made a verbal deal with Winnipeg. And if they make
good on it, I'm gone. They'll have themselves a hockey player,"
Hull told the Chicago Tribune.
Hull said that if Winnipeg comes up with the money, "there's
no chance for me to stay in Chicago." Hull is seeking $1 million in
advance of the first year's service and another million for more
years of play.
Hull commented it would just be good business to accept such
an offer and added "it's the first time in the last 15 years I've
felt needed."
* EAST LANSING, Mich. - J. Burt Smith was named Michi-
gan State athletic director yesterday in a moveup from his former
post as assistant and acting director.
The appointment came on a unanimous vote of the eight-mem-
ber board of trustees without trustee comment.
Smith succeeds Clarence "Biggie" Munn, forced into retire-
ment after 18 years on the job by a stroke suffered last summer.
Smith, 55, has been assistant director since 1965, and was an
assistant coach under football boss Duffy Daugherty, MSU's
head coach.
. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The chancellor at the University of
Illinois yesterday ordered the school's own Athletic Association
immediately to make a "comprehensive investigation" of Illini ath-
letic policies and practices already under scrutiny by the Big
Ten and the NCAA.
Wednesday, Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke disclosed "ath-
letic practices", presumably involving basketball recruiting, were
being probed jointly by his conference and the NCAA.
J. W. Peltason, Illinois chancellor, directed Gene Vance, the
school's "lame duck" athletic director, to request J. G. Thomas, as
the Athletic Association's legal counsel, to assume responsobility
for the investigation.

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