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Wednesday, July 26, 1972


Page Eleven

NL rallies to win in tenth, 4-3

ATLANTA (/PI - Cincinnati's
Joe Morgan delivered a 10th
inning single, scoring Nate Col-
bert with the winning, run, as
the National League rallied for
a 4-3 victory over the Americans
in baseball's 43rd All-Star game
last night.
The Nationals rallied to tie
the game in the ninth inning at
3-3 and then Colbert opened the
10th with a walk, moved up on
a sacrifice by San Francisco's
Chris Speier and scored on
Morgan's line drive single to
right. Morgan was mobbed at
first base by the NL players
and San Diego's Colbert crossed
the plate easily.
It marked the seventh extra-,
inning game-in All-Star history,
all of them won by the National
League. The NL now holds a
24-18-1 edge in the mid-summer
series which began in 1933.
Tug McGraw of the New Tork
Mets, who struck out four,
American League batters in
two innings he worked, was the
winning pitcher and Baltimore's
Dave McNally, who came on at
the start of the 10th, took the
The Americans carried a 3-2
lead into the ninth on the
strength of a two-run pinch
homer by Kansas City's Cookie
Rojas an inning earlier.
But the Nationals bounced
back to tie the game against
knuckleballer Wilbur Wood of
the Chicago White Sox. Billy
Williams of the Chicago Cubs

opened thee National ninth with
a single that bounced off the
pitcher's mound and up the
PITTSBURGH catcher Manny
Sanguillen was the next batter
and instead of trying to ad-
vance the runner with a sacri-
fice, he swung away. That
strategy worked as he dropped
a soft liner to center just be-
yond the grasp of shortstop
Bobby Grich. Williams raced to
third on the play.
Houston's Lee May got the
rin home with a shot to short-
stop which Grich turned into a
force-out at second base. When
Ron Santo slammed into a
double play, it sent the game
into extra innings.
Rojas, who has hit only 39
home runs in 10 major league
seasons, stole the dramatie
thunder from Atlanta's Hank
Aaron with his eighth inning
homer. That shut, just over the
left field fence beyond Williams'
grasp, gave the Americans the
lead, wiping out a 2-1 edge pro-
vided by a sixth inning homer
by Aaron.
The Americans had picked up
a 'run in the third inning when
Bill Freehan of Detroit walked
on four straight pitches, moved
up on Jim Palmer's sacrifice
and scored on single by Rod
The score was still 1-0 with
two out in the sixth when Hous-
ton's Cesar Cedeno singled to

center against Cleveland pitch-
er Gaylord Perry.
That brought up Aaron before
his hometown fans and, with
the record crowd of 53,107 lean-
ing forward in anticipation, the
Atlanta slugger unloaded on
Perry's first pitch.
The ball zoomed towards the
left field fence, about 40 feet to
the right of the marker which
commemorates Aaron's 600th
career homer hit off Perry here
last year. As the shot cleared
the wall, the fans gave Aaron a
thunderous standing ovation.
"This has to be the most dra-
matic homer I ever hit," said
Aaron. "I haven't done well in
All-Sta: games and the one I
hit last year wasn't as dramatic
because we lost.
"I felt comfortable hitting
against Perry. The pitch I hit
off of him was a spitter. It
wasnt one of his best spitters,
but it was a spitter."
The 2-1 edge stood up until
the eighth when Rojas, a right-
handed pinch hitter swinging
for left-handed Carew against
right-hander Bill Stoneman, hit
his homer.
But the Nationais weren't
through yet and bounced back
for their victory.
- Morgan was voted the game's
Most Valuable Player.
"I was fortunate to receive
this award with so many fine
players on the field. It could
have gone to about 25 other
guys, the Cincinnati second
baseman said.

CINCINNATI'S JOE MORGAN (8) receives congratulations on his
game winning hit in yesterday's All-Star game from his National
League teammates. Nate Colbert (17) of San Diego scored the
winner in the tenth off Dave McNally.

Dem Ole Extra-inning Blues

Carew 2h
Bojos lb
Macere cf
Schnblum rf
R Jackson rf
D Allen lb
Cash lb
Ystrmski If
Rudi 1f
Grich so
B. Robinson 3b
Bando 3b
Freehan c
Fisk c
Palmer p
Lolich p
G. Perry p
R. Smith ph
Wood p
Piniella ph
McNally p

ab r h bi Morgan 2h
2 o 1 1 Mays el
1 1 1 2 Crdens cf
311 00 i. Aaron rf
1 0 0 0 A. Oliver rf
4 0 2 1 Stargelt ,if
300 0 B.nWliamslif
1 0 0 0 Bench e
3 0 0 0 Sanguillne
1 0 1 0 L. May lb
-4 0 0 0 Torre 3b
2 00 0 Santo 3b
2 0 0 0 Kessinger ss
1 1 0 0 Carlton p
2 1 1 0 Stoneman p
O 0 0 0 McGraw p
1 0 0 0 Colbert ph
0 0 0 0 Gibson p
1 0 0 0 niass p
o o o 0 neckert ph
1 0 0 0 Sutton p
0 0 0 0 Speier ss
33 3 6 3 Total

ab r b hbi
4 0 1
2 0 0 0
2 1 1 0
43 1 1 2
1 0 0 0
2 1 0 0
2 01 0 0
2 01 0
30 1 0 0
1 0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0
0 01 0 0
22 0 020
0 0 0 40
100 02
100 10
0 0104

Chess battle adjourned

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (MP) -
Bobby Fischer and Soviet title-
holder Boris Spassky adjourned
the seventh game of their world
championship chess match last
n i g h t after 40 hard - fought
moves. Play resumes today.
World chess champion Boris
Spassky, fighting to make up a
one-point deficit in his seventh
game with Bobby Fischer, start-
ed play last night with a king's
pawn opening. It was an unus-
ual move for the Soviet title-
holder and indicated he was out
for blood.
Fischer, leading 3%-21/2, re-
plied with ^an equally aggressive
move, pawn to queen's bishop 4,
moving into a Sicilian defense.
The American challenger ia
one of the world's most experi-
enced players in this defense,

One out when winning run scored. G. Perry 2 3
American 001 000 020 0--3 Wood 2 2
National 000 002 001 1--4 McNally L, 0-1 ' 1
DP-American 2, National 2. LOB- Gibson 2 1
American 3, National 5. 2B-R. Jack- Blass 1 1
son, Rudi. HR-H. Aaron 1, Rojas , Sutton 2
SB- J. Morgan, S-Palmer, Speier. Carlton 1 0
iphrerbbs Stoneman 2 2
Palmer3 5 0 0 012 McGraw, W, 1-0 2 1
Lolichr2 1V 0 0 1 T-2:26. A-53,107

which seldom results in a draw.
Spassky arrived on time. As
soon as referee Lothar Schmid
started the time clock, he made
his first move using the white
pieces which allowed him to
open the game and gave him a
slight edge.
Fischer, arriving four minutes
late, sat for a few minutes con-
sidering Spassky's opening-a
favorite of the lanky American.
By the seventh move, the game
developed into the Najdorf vari-
ation, one extremely familiar to
Fischer. Spassky again showed
his mettle by inviting a pawn
sacrifice, hoping to gain and
open attack file. At the eighth
move, Fischer took the pawn.
This cost him at least three
moves, as white soon developed
four powerful pieces-his two
knights and two bishops.
At this point Nikolai Krogius,
Spassky's second, was all smiles.
"It's good for Spassky," he
grinned. "He's come out kick-
ing." However, the American
camp noted Fischer was one
pawn up and had yet to de-
velop his pieces. They said he
had played the Najdorf varia-
tion repeatedly as a teen-age
prodigy, usually winning. "But
he wasn't playing Spassky in
th o se days," a Chicago buff
There were no cameras in the
huge auditorium. Lawyer Paul
Marshall, who flew in from New
York at Fischer's request, said
the American was not yet satis-
fied with the setup.
Experts were divided over
whether Fischer's pawn grab at
the eighth move was a wise de-
"All my life I have had a feel-
ing it should not be played," said
Danish master Jens Evevoldsen.
"Fischer so far has pulled it
off, but maybe the Russians
have made something in prepar-
Fischer pulled another bomb-
shell out of the bag at the 12th
nmove, with pawn to king's rook
Argentine Grandmaster Mi-
guel Najdorf said this was a
"beautiful" move.
Spassky though for 36 min-

utes. His second, Efim Geller,
said he must be taken aback.
The champion had to choose
between taking Fischer's knight
with his bishop and weakening
his own kingside attack or with-
drawing his bishop, offering a
second pawn sacrifice to justify
this sacrifice.
"Spassky's pawns are now ka-
put," said an American chess
official. But in one sense he has
more room to develop." Un-
daunted, at the 14th move, Spas-
sky offered a pawn sacrifice.
Fischer jumped at it.
. The champion had opened
up the entire board, going for a
direct attack on black's king,
with hope of winning his queen.
At the 15th move, Spassky
took a black bishop, evening the
score on that count.
Destinaticon: Draw?
(me Seven: Spassky white, Fisch-
1. P-i4 P-Qu4
2. N-Ki3 P-Q3
3. P-Q4 PxP
4. NxP N-RiB
N QB3P-qR3
6. B-KN5 P-K3
7. P-104 Q-N3
8. Q-Q2 QxP
1 O-0P-R3
1'. B-R4 NxP
13. NxN Bx13
14. P-135 Px1'
16. Nxs'r K-B
7. N>il N-B3
18 N( ;R-Q
Elapsed time: Spassky, 99 miinuates;
ischer, 0 m1utes.
'0. Q- 11 -1;0 NI I
'. 1'-Ni i'-NI
22. Q-().-4 1 -iceh
23. K-Ri i 1
26. ((s NxQi
27. R-K2 K-N?
"0 N-I''
"9. N-44N.-014
30 N -4!its 1-1
31. N-No om(1100
V.. P-111N-K
34. Px-003N
35) R-Q3 P-k;4
36. P-113 N_0 a
37. N N7-Q6xN
40. N-K8ch K-N3
Elapsed time: Spassky, 148 minutes;
Fischer, 122 minutes.

Willie takes it sitting down

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