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Saturday, August 12, 1972


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By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Steve Dunning cut down Detroit with a
seven-hitter as the Cleveland Indians took a 5-1- baseball
victory and dropped the Tigers out of first place in the
American League East.
Dunning (2-1) pitched shutout ball until the ninth
when Mickey Stanley spoiled it with his 12th homer of the
year. John Hiller, making his first "start since his return
from a heart attack after the 1970 season, was the loser

in his first decision this
The Tigers, who had sole pos-
session of first place since July
II, lost- their ninth game in the
last 12 starts. The Baltimore
Orioles took over the top spot
by a half-game by beating the
Boston Red Sox 2-1.
The Indians scored three runs
in the first inning as a result of
a muffed line drive by Detroit
left fielder Gates Brown.
Buddy Bell and John Brohamer
had singled in the first before
the next two batters flied out.
Then Ray Fosse's hard sinking
liner was dropped by Brown to
score Bell. Graig Nettles fol-
lowed with a two-run single.
Nettles added a run-scoring
single in the eighth off Fred
Scherman after a single by Roy
Foster and a walk to Fosse, Tom
- McCraw then hit a sacrifice fly.
Birds tops
BALTIMORE - B o b b y
Grich led off the ninth inning
with a home run, powering the
Baltimore Orioles and Mike
Cuellar to a 2-1 triumph over
the Boston Red Sot last night.
Grich broke up the tense
American League battle with
his ninth homer of the year, a
towering blast into the left field
bleachers off reliever Don New-
hauser, 3-2.
Cuellar, who recorded 13
strikeouts, improved his record
to 12-9. The lefthander struck
out the side in the third inning
and worked out of a bases-
loaded jam in the sixth before
giving up the tying run on three
straight singles in the eighth.
The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in
the second inning on Terry

Magic Number: 50
The end of the world is at
hand. All life has ceased. A
great stillness now fills the
universal void and a vast
nothingness prevails every-
where. Death, war, famine,
and pestilence have taken
over . . . The Tigers are in
Crowley's home run, his sev-
enth of the year.
Cuellar held Boston without
a run until the eighth, when
the Red Sox tied the game 1-1
on singles by Luis Aparicio, Carl
Yastrzemski and Rico Petro-
Yankees stopped
NEW YORK - G e o r ge
Scott drove in two runs with a
triple and a homer to lead the
Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2
victory over the New York
Yankees last night.
The Yanks, in the midst of
the scramble for supremacy in
baseball's American L e a g u e
East, gave up a pair of costly
unearned runs in the first in-
Rick Auerbach was safe when
first baseman Ron Blomberg
bobbled his grounder. S c ott
then tripled to right center field
and he scored when Ollie
Brown singled.
New York got a run back in
the second as Roy White sin-
gled, stole second, took third on
a grounder. and scored when
center fielder Dave May drop-
ped Celerino Sanchez' fly ball.
But Scott made it 3-1 in the
sixth with his 13th homer. The
Yanks cut the margin to one

GENE CLINES (15) of the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to stretch a single into a double last night aga
St. Louis and might have made it if the ball hadn't preceded him to second base. Dal Maxvill, Ca
nal shortstop, calmly waits at the bag with the baseball for Clines' arrival.

run in the bottom of the inn- Otis ad
ing on Thurman Munson's sin- the yea
gle, a stolen base and White's reliever
The Brewers knocked out
starter Mike Kekich, 10-11,
when they scored their final Pirate
run in the seventh on Mike P I T
Ferraro's single, a sacrifice and P IeT
Auerbach's single. Skip Lock- ieandeb
wood, 6-9, with ninth-inning an G
relief help from Frank Linzy' s wuks
got the victory. ' spark a
the Put
AL West dinalsh
The v
A'S hold first New Yo
OAKLAD ., cago, b
OAKLAND - Joe Rudi's in bas
15th home run of the baseball East to
season in the 19th inning pow- Pitto
ered Oakland to a 5-3 victory Oliverc
over the Chicago White Sox a first-
last night in the conclusion of gig Cle
a suspended game that kept nec fo
the A's atop the American homer
League West. over th
The game, halted by curfew his 14th
with the score tied 3-3 after 17 Nelso
innings, preceded last night's 7-0 leas
regularly scheduled contest. when t
Bert Campaneris' bunt set up the ma
Rudi's homer off Stan Bahnsen
(15-12) that gave the victory to lets C
Jim "Catfish" Hunter (15-5) C H
and enabled Oakland to widen pas bac
its lead over Chicago to two ing byc
games. a doubl
Chicago scored twice in the the Chi
second inning, with Luis Alva- York M
rado singling for one run and Pappe
Tom Bradley squeeze - bunting the Na
across the other. Oakland
knotted it in the eighth on
George Hendrick's pinch-single,
Rudi's triple and a wild pitch. P1
In the top of the 13th, Pat
Kelly tripled and raced home
on a wild pitch to put the
White Sox up .3-2, but the A's
came right back in the bottom Berloit
of the inning on Angel Mang- New York
ual's double and Gene Tenace's Boston
pinch single. Cleveland
~ Milwaukee
Royals wiu Chicago
ARLINGTON - Roger Nelson Minnesota
pitched a three-hitter and Richie Kansas Ci
Scheinblum and Amos Otis hit Calioenia
home runs last night as the
Kansas City Royals defeated Milwaukee
Texas 2-0 in an American League Baltimore
baseball game. Kansas Ci
Nelson, raising his record to Cleveland
Oakland 5,
5-4 with his fourth shutout of the Chicago at
season, surrendered a fourth-in- Minnesota
ning single to Larry Biittner,
then retired 13 straight Ranger York (Pe
batters before Vic Harris and Baltimore
pinch-hitter Frank Howard sin- ander, 5
gled in the eighth. Nelson struck Kansas Cit
Texas (P
out four without issuing a walk. Cleveland
Scheinblum gave him he only (Lolich,I
run he needed with his eighth Chicago (
homer, leading off the fourth in- Mionesota
ning against Rich Hand (9-8). Californi

ded his eighth homer of
r in the ninth inning off
Horacio Pina.
NL East
s pummel
T S B U R G H-Rich-
er belted two home runs
ne Clines drove in three
ith a pair of singles to
16-hit attack that gave
ttsburgh Pirates a 10-5
over the St. Louis Car-
ast night
victory, coupled with the
rk Mets' 7-2 loss in Chi-
oosted the Pirates' lead
eball's National League
9/2 games.
urgh never trailed as Al
opened the assault with
inning single off Reg-
veland (12-8) and Heb-
llowed with his 13th
of the season, a shot
e wall in right. He hit
h in the eighth inning.
o Briles (11-5) had a
d until the sixth inning
he Cardinals narrowed
rgin to 7-4.
IC A G 0 - Milt Pap-
ked his four-hit pitch-
driving in five runs with
e, homer and single as
cago Cubs beat the New
:ets 7-2 yesterday.
as' homer, his first of
tional League baseball

season, drove in Glenn Beckert
in the sixth inning and broke a
2-2 tie. The homer was off
rookie Jon Matlack, 10-6, as
was Pappas' RBI double that
gave Chicago a 2-1 lead in the
NL West
Braves bomb
ATLANTA - Jim Breazeale
hit a three-run homer to high-
light a five-run eighth inning
that carriedathe Atlanta Braves
to a 7-5 National League ver-
dict over the Cincinnati Reds
last night.
Breazeale's blast came on a
first-pitch offering from Cin-
cinnati's star relief pitcher,
Clay Carroll, and tied the con-
test at 5-5.
Ralph Garr then singled,
Hank Aaron walked and Earl
Williams came through with a
run-scoring base hit to drive in
Garr with the go-ahead run.
Dusty Baker capped the rally
with another RBI single. The
outburst wiped out a 5-2 Cin-
cinnati lead.
(iants smashed
H O U S T O N-The Hous-
ton Astros used a five-run sec-
ond inning and Jim Wynn's
19th run of the baseball season
to defeat the San Francisco
Giants 6-3 last night.

rofessional League Stondings
American League National League
East East
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. GB
58 48 .547 - Pittsburgl 66 39 .629 --
58 49 .542 ( New York 56 48 .538 9(V
55 50 .524 21,2 Chicago 57 51 .528 10!2
53 51 .510 4 St. Louis 51 53 .490 141,
49 57 .462 9 Montreal 47 57 .452 18/
43 64 .402 15?/ Philadelphia 40 65 .381 26
West West
63 44 .589 - Cincinnati 64 41 .610 -
60 45 .571 2 Houston 60 48 .556 5
54 49 .524 7 Los Angeles 54 50 .519 9/2
ity 51 54 .486 11 Atlanta 50 59 .459 16
48 58 .453 14% San Francisco 48 61 .440 8
42 65 .393 21 San Diego 42 63 .400 22
Yesterday's Results Yesterday's Results
4, New York 2 Chicago 7, New York 2
2, Boston 1 Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1
ty 2, Texas 0Pittsburgh 10, St. Louis 5
5, Detroit 1 Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 5
, Chicago 3, 1st, 19innings Houston 6, San Francisco 3
Oakland, 2nd, inc. Los Angeles at San Diego, inc.
at California, inc.
Today's Games Today's Games
(Lonborg, 10-6) at New New York (Seaver, 12-9) at Chicago
eterson, 12-11) (Jenkins, 15-10)
(Dobson, 13-11 and Alex- Montreal (Morton, 5-10) at Philadel-
-6), 2, twinight phia (Reynolds, 0-8)
ty (Splittorff, 9-8) at St. Louis (Gibson, 12-6) at Pittsburgh
'aul, 4-4) night (Moose, 8-6)
(Tidrow, 9-10) at Detroit Cincinnati (McGlothlin, 5-5) at At-
18-8) lanta (Reed, 9-11), night
Wood, 19-11) at Oakland San Francisco (Barr, 4-5) at Houston
9-4) (Wilson, 7-I), night
(Blyleven, 10-14) at Los Angeles (John, 9-5) at San Diego
da (Messersmith, 2-6) night (Arlin, 8-13), night

A FINE TAG IS applied by Chicago's Don Kessinger on New
York Mets' Wayne Garrett (11) but Garrett was safe as the
ball, above, sailed past the Cub shortstop into centerfield. A
New York run scored on this play, but the Cubs won the ball

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