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Saturday, June 24, 1972


Page Eleven

Saturday,.. June 4- 172.TE.MIHIGN DALY PgeEeve

Pirates plank Cubs, Texas rips

Reds whack
Astros, 7-1
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Roberto Clemente
drove in two runs with a wind-
blown triple in a three-run
fourth inning Friday and Steve
Blass gained his eighth straight
victory as the Pittsburgh Pir-
ates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
Blass, 9-1 and 5-0 against the
Cubs dating back to 1970, need-
ed relief help from Dave Giusti
after he walked Rick Monday
with one out in the ninth inn-
ing. Giusti got Ron Santo to
hit into a game-ending double
Trailing 1-0, the Pirates, lead-
ers in the National League
East, took the lead for good in
the fourth against Ferguson
*Jenkins, 1-6.
Dave Cash opened the fourth
with a single and moved to
third on Vic Davallilo's double.
Then both scored on Clemente's
wind-blown shot to center
which eluded Monday. Al Oli-
ver brought in Clemente with a
Pittsburgh added a run in the
eighth against reliever Dan
McGinn on a walk, a wild pitch
and Manny Sanguilen's single.
Reds romp
CINCINNATI - J o h n n y
Bench cracked his 19th home
run of the season and Ross
Grimsley pitched a five-hitte.r

White Sox ninth inning
magic fails to materialize

By The Associated Press
ARLINGTON -Dick Billings'
eighth inning single broke a tie
and the Texas Rangers whipped
the Chicago White Sox 4-3 in
American League baseball Fri-
day night.
Dave Nelson opened the
eighth with a walk and moved
to second on a sacrifice. Then,
after Ted Ford walked, Billings
delivered his tie-breaking hit.
The White Sox tied the score
in the top of the seventh when
Mike Andrews and Dick Allen
drew one-out walks. After Car-
los May popped out, Rick
x< Reichardt and Jimmy Little de-
:livered run-scoring s i n g 1 e s.
.. Lyttle's hit was his third of the
Lyttle had doubled home Chi-
*ago's first run in the fourth in-
ning following a leadoff double
by May.
Frank Howard's fifth homer
of the year tied it for the
-Associated Press Rangers in the bottom of the
NORM CASH, the home run king, takes advantage of the rain- fourth, then Ford tagged a two-
out to practice his sliding. After Norm hit third base, he went run homer in the bottom of the
inside and polished his bat. sixth, putting Texas on top.
Allen -spar-ces AL 'o te

Tribe hacked
CLEVELAND - Bernie Allen
stroked his first home run of
the season and Fritz Peterson
scattered six hits as the New
York Yankees defeated the
Cleveland Indians 4-1 in an
American League baseball game
Friday night.
The victory was the Yankees'
sixth straight for their longest
winning streak in two years.
Allen delivered his homer, a
two-run shot over the right field
fence, in the third,, following
Horace Clarke's one-out infield
Magic Number: 100
Bad luck, Detroit. With to-
day's rainout, the number on
the big board is 100. You all
remember the legend that
states: a team which has a
magic number of 100 on June 24
will surely finish third in their
The Indians got one run back
in their half of the third on
singles by losing pitcher Milt
Wilcox and Del Unser and a
fielder's choice. The Yankees
came back with two more runs
in the fifth, when the knocked
Wilcox, 6-7, on Peterson's single,
Bobby Murcer's two-out triple,
and a single by Roy White.
Royals romp
berry drove in four runs-three
of them with an eighth inning
home hun-Friday night, lead-
ing the Kansas City Royals to a
5-0 American League baseball
victory over the Minnesota
Mayberry's two-out single in
the sixth inning drove home
Richie Scheinblum with the
game's first run and Paul
Splittorff protected the slim
edge until the eighth inning.
With two out, Lou Piniella
doubled and Ed Kirkpatrick was
hit by a pitch. Scheinblum laced
a single, scoring Piniella, and
then Mayberry tagged a three-
run homer, wrapping up the vic-
tory for the Royals.
Splittorff, 6-4, allowed seven
hits and was in constant trouble
in the early innings. He struck
oct nine and walked two.
The Twins had base runners
in each of the first six innings
and had their best chance in
the fourth, when Harmon Killa-
brew drilled a leadoff double.

as the Cincinnati Reds regained By The Associated Press
first . place in the National
League West with a 7-1 victory NEW TORK (In -Dick
over the Houston Astros Friday len, Brooks Robinson and E
night. gie Jackson are leading geti{
in baseball's private elect
Bench's , three - run homer this election year, leading
came in the fourth inning fol- poll for American League sp
lowing walks to Pete Rose and in the annual All-Star game.
Joe Morgan. The Reds scored The game is scheduled J
again off Astro hurler Jerry 25 in Atlanta. Positions on b
Reuss, 5-6, in the fifth when the American and Natio
Dave Concepcion doubled and League teams are determin
scored when Houston shortstop by a popular ballot except
Roger Metzger misplayed Mor- the case of pitchers, chosen
gan's grounder, the respective managers.
In the Reds' eighth, Rose The fan balloting will
walked, moved to second on July 15.
Morgan's bunt single and Of the more than half a
scored on Bobby Tolan's single lion votes already in hand,
to left center, Morgan moving len, Chicago White Sox f
to third. After Tolan stole sec- b a s e m a n, is leading w
ond and Bench was intention- 189,071. He has more than
ally walked, Tony Perez hit °a 50,000-vote edge over his ci
sacrifice fly, scoring Morgan. est first base rival, Norm C
After pinch hitter Joe Hague of Detroit.
struck out, Denis Menke doub- The veteran Robinson of B;
led, driving in Tolan. timore has received the sec
largest total, 112,319, putt
Phils fail him well out in front of C
cago's Bill Melton for the th
MONTREAL -- Right-hander base spot. Jackson, of the 0
Mike Torrez scattered nine hits basd At. Jacs, os a
and the Montreal Expos rallied fielders 149,905. Be is follof
for two runs in the bottom of b Bbyuer of th i '
the eighth inning Friday night by Bobby Murcer of the T
to defeat the Philadelphia Phil- York Yankees and Carl Yas
zemski of the Boston Red Si
lies 2-1 in National League Rod Carew of Minnesota
baseball action. running well ahead-more th
Professional League Standings


double his closest rival, Cookie
Rojas of Kansas City-at sec-
on base with 137,318. Luis
Aparicio of 'the Red Sox tops
the shortstops and Bill Freehan
of the Tigers leads all the
The National League's voting
progress was announced Tues-
Lolich to Tribe
CLEVELAND - The Cleve-
land Indians Friday recalled
outfielder Ron Lolich from their
Portland farm club to replace
Chris Chambliss, who'll be
Hayes goes,
HOUSTON (A) - The Hous-
ton Rosckets of the National
Basketball Association Friday
traded center Elvin Hayes to
the Baltimore Bullets in ex-
change for forward Jack Marin
and undisclosed future consid-
Hayes, 26, a former Univer-
sity of Houston All-American,
has been with the Rockets for
his entire professional career.
He spent three years with the
team when it was based in San
Diego and last year in Houston.
Hayes was the Rockets' No. 1
draft choice in 1968. He led the
NBA in scoring as a rookie
with a 28.4 average. He has not
missed a game as a pro and
goes into next season with a
328-game streak.
He led the Rockets in scoring
for the fourth straight year last
season, averaging 25.2. His ca-
reer average is 27.4.
Marin has been with Balti-
more for all of his six years as
a profressional. Last year he av-
eraged 22.3 points a game and
led the league in free throw
shooting, edging out Calvin
Murphy of the Rockets, .894 to
Main has a career scoring
average of 18.7 points. He was
the Bullets' first round draft
choice in 1966 after being the
fourth all-time leading scorer
at Duke University.
"Both Coach Tex Winter and
I feel that our rebounding in-
side will be very strong and we
believe a proven forward like
Jack will be of immediate bene-
fit to us," Ray Patterson the
Rockets' president, said.

spending the next six days on
Army reserve military duty in
Wichita, Kan.
Chambliss, last year's Ameri-
can League Rookie of the Year
when he hit .275, missed about
the first five weeks of the sea-
son with a pulled muscle and is
hitting .255.
Lolich, 25, is the cousin of
Detroit pitcher Mickey Lolich.
The right - handed hitting out-
fielder is currently hitting .349
with 12 homers and 59 RBI in
the Pacific Coast League.
McClain to Oakland
OAKLAND - Denny McLain
he's ready to pitch again for
the Oakland A's and arrived
here Thursday to discuss his
future with owner Charles O.
McLain, who won 31 games
for the Detroit Tigers in 1968,
was demoted by Oakland to
Birmingham in the Class AA
Southern League. The A's said
McLain was in the minors to
get his soreness-plagued arm in

American League
W L Pet. GB
Detroit 42 24 .571 -
Baltimore 31 25 .554 1
New York 26 29 .473 5'.z
Boston 24 30 .444 7
Cleveland 24 31 .436 71/2
Milwaukee 19 36 .345 127
Oakland 38 18 .679 --
Chicago 35 23 .603 4
Minnesota 30 25 .545 7tz
Kansas City 26 30 .464 12
California 27 32 .458 12f
Texas 25 34 .424 1415
Yesterday's Results
New York 4, Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 8, Boston 1
California at Oakland, inc.
Texas 4, Chicago 3
K-psas City 5, Minnesota 0
Detroit at Baltimore, postponed
Today's Games
Detroit (Lolich 11-4 and Coleman
8-5) at Baltimore (Cuellar 4-6 and
Me ally 7-6), 2, twi-night
New York (Kline 6-2) at Cleveland
(Kilkenny 0-0)
Boston (Siebert 7-3) at Milwaukee
(Lonborg 4-3)
Minnesota (Kaat 8-2) at Kansas City
(Rooker 3-4, night
Chicago (Lemonds 0-0) at Texas
(Brobeeg 5-5), night
California (Wight 7-3) at Oakland
(Blue -3)'

National League
W L ct. G613
Pittsburgh 37 21 .638 -
New York 37 22 .627 7
Chicago 34 24 .586 3
St. Louis 26 32 .448 11
Montreal 26 33 .441 11%
Philadelphia 21 37 .362 16
Cincinnati 37 24 .607 ---
Houston 37 25 .597 1f
Los Angeles 33 26 .559 3
Atlanta 27 30 .474 .8
San Diego 20 39 .339 16
San Francisco 22 44 .333 171/
Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 4, Chicago 2
St. Louis at New York, postponed
Atlanta at Los Angeles, inc.
Cincinnati 7, Houston 1
Montreal 2, Philadelphia 1
San Francisco at San Diego, inc.
Today's Games
Pittsburgh (triles 4-2) at Chicago
(Hand.; 6-2)
Philadelphia (Fryman 2-7) at Mon-
trealt(Stoneman 6-5)
St. Louis (Spinks 3-4 at New York
(Matlack 7-3)
Houston (Dierker 6-4) at Cincinnati
(Gillingham 4-7) night
San Francisco (Barr 0-2) at San Diego
(Grief 3-10) night
Atlanta (Schueler 7-2 and Kelley 4-5)
at Los Angeles (Singer 3-7) and
Sutton 8-2), 2, twi-night

WITH THE WEATHER threatening, pitchers Larry Dierker and
James Reuss take an insipid moment to test Newton's Law of
Gravity. They threw up a pitcher of lemonade.

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