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Thursday, May 18, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven I

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From Wire Service Reports
DETROIT-Mickey Lolich scat-
tered four hits last night to gain
his seventh win of the season
and pull the Detroit Tigers to a
6-1 win over the Baltimore
Orioles that snapped a three
game Tiger losing spin. Lolich's
victory kept the Tigers within
only one game of the first-place
Cleveland Indians who nipped
New York, 2-1, on a run in the
last of the ninth.
Magic Number: 134
Yesterday's Tiger victory re-
duced their magic number of
wins and Cleveland losses needed
to clinch ihe pennant for De-
>>:.J:" troit to 134. The Daily will kept
.....this total up to date as it nears
a zero-.
.:.;c k... "''O ~ ~ w4 ~ Tom1 Haller's three-run homer
, "'? 7. " " '::'''' 'a ' ' '::::: :in the bottom of the eighth,
wrapped up the victory for the
-Assac ated Press veteran left-bander.
DENNY DOTLE'S LEGS, of the Philadelphia Phillies are tagged vtL l e-hae d m
out by Chicago Cub catcher Randy Hundley in yesterday's Cub- to Mark Belanger in the third
Phillie meeting. Doyle was trying to score from second on a single inning for the only Oriole dam-
by Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton. The Cubs edged the Phils, 3-2 age, then went on to hurl his
and handed Carlton his third loss against five wins. seventh complete game in a 7-1
NL ROUNDUP
Mets, Reds streak on

record.
He struck out six raising his
American League lead in the
category to 52. His only loss
was to Baltimore.
Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the
first on a single by Aurelio Rod-
riguez, a walk to Willie Horton,
and a single by Jim Northrup.
Northrup, batting .154 at game
tiie, began a two-run fourth
with a double off ex-Tiger Pat
Dobson, now 3-4, and came home
on a ground out by Tom Haler
following Dick McAuliffe's single.
McAuliffe was caught in a run-
down between third and home
when Ed Brinkman missed a
pitchout on a suicide squeeze
bunt play, but Oriole catcher
Andy Etchebarren hit McAuliffe
with a throw for an error allow-
ing the runner to score.
Tom McCraw opened the bot-
tom of the ninth inning with a
triple and then trotted home fol-
lowing three straight walks as
the Indians edged the Yankees
2-1.
McCraw's shot greeted. re-
liever Fred Beene, third Yankee
pitcher of the game. The Yankees
then intentionally walked Ray
Fosse and Buddy Bell, loading
the bases and setting up a force
play at any base.
But the strategy backfired
when rookie John Brohamer also
worked Beene for a walk, forc-
ing McCraw home with the de-
ciding run.
The victory went to rookie
Dick Tidrow, who threw a six-
hitter, raising his record to 4-2
with his first complete game.
The only run against him came
in the opening inning when
Bobby Murcer homered.

Danny Thompson's bases-load-
ed triple in the seventh inning
and Harmon Killebrew's two-run
homer in the first inning enabled
the Minnesota Twins to snap 'a
six-game Chicago victory streak
by defeating the White Sox 8-1.
Twins' starter Bert Blyleven,
now 5-2, struck out nine, includ-
ing Rich Allen with the bases
loaded in the third before he
left for a pinch-hitter in Min-
nesota's four-run seventh that
built the Twins lead to 7-1.
The loser was Tom Bradley,
4-2, who settled down after Min-
nesota's three-run first capped
by Killebrew's fourth homer. He
held the Twins to a harmless
fifth inning single by Eric Soder-
holm after that until he was
lifted for a pinch hitter in the
sixth.
George Scott's third home run
of the season and clutch rehVf
pitching by Ken Sanders carried
the Milwaukee Brewers to a, 4-1
victory over the Boston Red Sox
last night.
Scott's homer over the left
center field fence followed Bob
Heise's single and gave the
Brewers a 2-1 lead.
It came in the bottom of the
first after Jim Lonborg, 1-1,
yielded Boston's lone run in the
top of the inning when Tommy
Harper was hit by a pitch, took
third on Lois Aparicio's single
and scored on Reggie Smith's
sacrifice fly.
Lonborg scattered seven hits
before being removed in the
eighth after he loaded the bases
on a pair of singles and a. walk.
But Sanders came on to get
Doug Griffin on an inning-endir g
grounder.

From Wire ServiceReports-
NEW YORK - The National
League's hottest teams kept win-
ning yesterday as the New York
Mets crashed the Montreal Ex-
pos, 12-2, to lengthen their lead
in the East Division to five
games, and the Cincinnati Reds
edged the slumping San Fran-
cisco Giants, 2-1.
The Reds still trail first place
Los Angeles by four games but
he win was their seventh
straight. The Dodgers met San
Diego in a late game. In other
finals Pittsburgh handed St.
McLain il
la in AA
By The Associated Press
OAKLAND - Denny McLain,
the $75,000 pitching hope of
the Oakland Athletics, an-
nounced yesterday he will re-
main in baseball and accept a
demotion to the club's Bir-
mingham farm team.
The 28-year-old right-hander,
who will be one of the highest
paid players in minor league
history will report to the dou-
ble-A club today in Montgom-
ery, Ala., a club spokesman
said.
In other baseball news the
Chicago Cubs announced yes-
terday the acquisition of right-
handed relief pitcher Jack Aker
from the New York Yankees.
Aker came to the Cubs through
a deal which sent outfielder
John Callison to the Yankees
last winter.

Louis its seventh straight set-
back, 12-0, Chicago nipped Phila-
delphia to move into fourth place
and Houston blanked Atlanta,
940.
Rookie John Milner, filling in
for injured veteran Cleon Jones,
knocked in five runs with- a
homer and double and Gary
Gentry pitched a four-hitter as
the torrid. Mets beat Montreal
12-2.
Milner capped a three-run first
inning with a two-run double
and delivered a three-run homer
as the Mets scored six times in
the third.
The rallies made it easy for
Gentry, who coasted to his third
victory in four decisions this
year.
The Mets' victory, their sixth
straight .and ninth in the last 10
games, boosted their lead to five
games over Philadelphia in the
National League East.
Joe Morgan's hoioerun pro-
vided the Reds with all the
scoring they needed to give San
Francisco its sixth loss in a row.
Juan Marichal hurled a four-
hit complete game for the Gi-
ants but his ill luck continued
and he suffered his seventh
consecutive loss as his mark
dropped to 1-7.
Pete Rose's two-out walk in
the third preceded Morgan's
375-foot homer, his fifth of the
season.
Ross Grimsley, 2-0,- had a
shutout until Jim Hart crashed
his first home runs since being
recalled from the minors in the
fifth. Clay Carroll saved the
win for Grimsley.
Cincinnati lost another run

in the fourth when the Giants
won an appeal, erasing an ap-
parent run-scoring single by
Dave Concepcion when Ted
Uhlaender failed to touch third
base.
Pittsburgh exploded for 15
hits, including home runs by
Vic Davalille and Manny San-
guillen, to wallop the Cardinals
12-0 for the highest score total
of the season for the world
champion Pirates.
Pittsburgh has now won eight
of its last 10 games following an
April slump.
Winning pitcher Steve Blass,
4-1, went the distande and help-
ed his own cause with a run-
scoring single in the fourth.
The Pirate assault began in.
the first when Dave Cash led
off with a single against loser
Reggie Cleveland and former
Cardinal Davalillo followed
with a home run to right.
Sanguillen cracked a solo
homer in the second to make it
3-0. Then the Pirates tagged
Cleveland for three more in the
fourth on two walks and three
hits, including a two-run single
by Jackie Hernandez.
Reliever Joe Grzenda surren-
dered three more runs in the
fifth on a four-hit barrage that
included doubles by Roberto
Clemente and Willie Stargell
and a triple by Richie Hebner.
Jose Cardenal's tie-breaking
single in the ninth inning boost-
ed the Cubs to their 3-2 victory
over the Phillies.
Billy Williams opened the in-
ning off Phils starter Steve
Carlton, 5-3, with a double and
took third on Jim Hickman's
bunt single.
Larry Dierker's four-hitter gave
the Astros their fourth straight
win, 9-0, over Atlanta.
The Astros bunched seven
runs in the last two innings with
Doug Rader's three-run homer
climaxing the attack in the
eighth.

Major League Leaders
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
iBatting Top Ten Batting Top Ten
Basedon50atBats Basedon50atBats
Player, Club G AB R H Pet.
Berry, Cal. 17 53 5 19 .358 Player, Club G AB R H Pet.
Braun, Min. 18 68 8 24 .353 Russell, LA 23 58 5 23 .397
P. Kelly, Chi. 20 71511 25 .32 Torre, StL - 16 01 12 40 .396
McCraw, Cit. 23 72 50 35 .347 Stennett, Pgh. 17 55 10 21 .382
Piniella, KC 26 96 14 32 .333 Monday, Chi. 24 72 17 28 .375
Pinson, Cal. 23 86 10 28 .326 sanguillen, Pgh. 25 103 10 38 .369
Munson, NY 23 77 10 25 .325 Lee, SD 21 71 11 26 .366
Cash, Det. 23 78 12 25 .321 Tolan, Cin. 28 108 22 39 .361
Freehan, Det. 21 82 13 26 .317 Cedeno, Htn. 3 97 17 35 .361
D. Allen, Chi. 25 9 15 30 .313 A. Oliver, Pgh. 25 108 14 38 .352
Home Runs L. May, Htn. 22 89 16 31 .348
Cash, Detroit, 6; Darwin, Minne-
sota, 6; D. Allen, Chicago, 5; Duncan,
Oakland, 5. Colbert, San Diego, 9; Wynn, Hous-
Eons Salted In ton, 7; Kingman, San Francisco, 7;
Darwin, Minnesota, 21; D. Allen, Luzinski, Philadeiphia, 6; Sargl,
Chicago, 20; Freelan, Detroit, s ; Pittsburgh, 6; H. Aaron, Atlanta, 6;
A.rohnson, Clevand, 16; h, O- T. Perz, Cincinnati, 6; L. May, Hous-
roit, lot Carew, Minnesota, 16; Rule- T o,6
brew, Minnesota, 16; Duncan, Oak tO 6.
land, 16. Runs Batted In
Pitching (3 Decisions) Loek Kingman, San Francisco, 26; Tolan0
Oakland, 3nnes0a,0; ,Loici Detroit Cincinnati, 23; Wynn, Houston, 27'.
6-1, .857; G. Perry, Cleveland, 6-2, .750; Peerez, Cincinnati, 22; Colbert, San
wood, Chicago, 6-2, .750; Burgmeier, Diego, 21.
Kansas City, 3-1, .750; R. Woodson, Pitching (3 Decisions)
Minnesota, 3-1, .750. J. Ray, Houston, 6-0, 1.000; Sutton,
Runs Los Angeles, 5-0, 1.000; McDowell,
Tovar, Bin, 1S Ape, Hsn, 18, San Francisco, 5-0, 1.000; Matlack,
D. Nelion, Tex, 16; 0. Allen, Chi, 15 New York, 4-0, 1.000; Marshall, Mon-
A. Rodriguez, Det, 14; Piniella, KC, treal, 3-0, 1.000; Seaver, New York, 6-1,
4. Hits .857.
Piniella, KC, 32; Pinson, Cal, 28;
D. Allen, Chi, 28; Carew, Min, 28;
Tovar, Min, 28; D. Nelson, Tex, 28.
D. Johnson, Sal, 7B. Robinson,
Bat, 7; Aparicio, Bsn, 7; Harper, Bsn,
7; Thompson, Min, 7.
Triples
McCraw, Cle, 3; Kaline, Det, 2; Theatre Phone 668-6416
Michael, NY, 2; J. Kelly, Chi, 2;
Patek, KC, 2; Brye, Min, 2; Bando, WINNER OF 5
Oak, 2.
Stolen Hoses A A E YA A D
D. Nelson, Tex, 10; McCraw, Cie, 7; ACADEMY AWARDS
P. Kelly, Chi, 7; C May, Chi, 6; Patek, INCLUDING
KC, 6.
Wood, Cii, st keouts "BEST
Wod h,40; G. Perey, Cle, 43;
Lolich, Det, 47; Coleman, Det, 43
Wilcox, Cle, 37; N. Ryan, Cal 37.
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Professional League Standings
American League National League
East East

Cleveland .
Detroit
Baltimore
Boston
New York
Milwaukee

W L Pet. GB
15 9 .625 -
14 10 .583 1
13 12 .520 1%
9 13 .409 5
9 15 .375 6
7 15 .328 7

Minnesota 17 7 .708 -
Oakland 14 8 .636 2
Chicago 15 10 .600 2/2
KansasCity 11 15 .423 7
California 10 15 .400 7'/
Texas 10 15 .400 71/2
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 8, Chicago 1
Cleveland 2, New York 1
Milwaukee 4, Uoston 1
Texas at Kansis City, (tied after 15)
Detroit 6, Baltimore 1
Oakland at California, inc.

W L Pet. G1
New York 20 7 .741 -
Philadelphia 15 12 .533 5
Pittsburgh 14 12 .538 52
Chicago 13 13 .500 6t,
Montreal . 13 14 .481 7
St. Louis 10 19 .345 11
West
Los Angeles 18 10 .643 -
Houston 16 10 .615 1
Cincinnati 15 13 .536 4
san Diego 12 16 .429 6
Atlanta 10 17 .370 71>
San Francisco 9 22 .290 10
Yesterday's Results
Cincinnati 2, San Francisco 1
Chicago 3, Philadelphia 2
New York 12, Montreal 2
Pittsburgh 12, St. Louis 0
Houston 9, Atlanta 0
Los Angeles at San Diego, inc.

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