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Page Twelve


Wednesday, June 16, 1971

Untimely bash drops Tigers


From Wire Service Reports
Joe Horlen celebrated his
anniversary a little early last
night. Saturday was to have
been the first anniversary of
Horlen's last major league vic-
tory, but Horlen couldn't wait
that long to get another.
So last night the White Sox
hurler stopped the Detroit Ti-
gers on eight hits, while benefit-
ing from three homers, as Chi-
cago won, 6-i.
Bill Melton smacked his sec-
ond grand slam and fourth
homer of the year and Mike
Hershberger and Rich McKin-
ney added round trippers, as
Mike Kilkenny pitched accord-
ing to form. .
Actually, Horlen, a former
American League earned run
average champion, and Kilken-
ny were locked in tight duel for
five innings.
All was not bleak for the
Bengals, however. Gates Brown
tripled in the eighth to become
the greatest pinch-hitter in AL
history, passing former Tiger
Bob Fothergill, with 77. He now
ranks seventh on the major
league list.
The Tigers didn't lose any
ground on first-place Balti-
more, who got nipped by a
ninth inning home run by
clutch-hitter John Briggs of
Milwaukee, 6-5.
The Orioles, who didn't use
to lose 'em this way, had a 4-0
lead in the first. It was only
their second loss in 12 games.
Conversely, it was Milwaukee's
second win in 11.
A homer apiece by the Rob-
by's were wasted, but a two-
run shot by Tommy Harper off
Jim Palmer wasn't.
In the tight National League
East, Pittsburgh stretched its
lead to 31i2 games over New
York, which fell into a virtual
tie with St. Louis.
The R e dib i r d s' surprising
rookie, Reggie Cleveland, threw
Utah tries to
40 0
from signing
Sharman is no longer their coach,1
for the Los Angeles Lakers, eith
Mullaney, the dismissed Laker cos
The Stars announced they ha
Lakers of the National Basketba
Manager Fred Schaus and ownei
attempt to sign Sharman, the Lal
Schaus said in Los Angeles the
"I can't make any comment until
"I am disappointed they are c
sidering last week's court decisiot
in Spokane where he was attendin
He referred to a Utah district
he would be free to sign with the
of any further legal actions.

a three-hitter past Cincinnati, cracked homers to lead Minne-
and Ted Sizemore, Jose Car- sota past Cleveland, 3-1. Roy
denal and Jim Beauchamp add- Foster slammed a homer for
ed homers to hand Jim Merritt the Tribe, who knocked out
his eighth loss without a vic- starter Bert Blyleven with a
two-run eighth-inning rally.
Marvin Miller thinks Bowie A three-hitter by Bill Hands
Kuhn cheated four Indians and Joe Pepitone's first inning
(Page 11), and the athletic bases loaded single led the Chi-
director of F 1 o r i d a A&M eago Cubs past Atlanta, 3-1.
thinks the NFL is trying to The win brought to the .500
cheat him (Page 9). Also, mark the Cubs, who show signs
other brilliant stuff. of shaking off the doldrums.
A ninth-inning rally marked
tory, 6-1. It snapped a seven by pinch-hitter Larry Stahl's
game losing streak. RBI double gave San Diego a
Pittsburgh a l s o got sterling 3-1 victory over Montreal.
hurling, a six-hitter by Steve In a couple of late games,
Blass, in knocking off Larry Mike E p ste i n slammed two
Dierker, one of the hottest Na- homers to pace Oakland past
tional League pitchers, and the Washington, 8-2, and Boston led
Houston Astros, 3-0. California, 4-3, after eight in-
A homer by Al Oliver in the
seventh, only the third hit off ugs.
Dierker, who then left for a
pinch-hitter, was the difference. elimin
The Mets were the victim of
great pitching, a five-hit shut-
out by Los Angeles's Al Down- Pan Amin 25th
ing, and Nolan Ryan's nine
strikeouts" served none but a 1
statistical purpose, as the Dod- C *e S r
gers won 3-0, on Maury Wills'
two-run single. OMAHA, Neb. W) - Southern
LA's win didn't help much in Illinois battered out a series-
the NL West, since first-place high 18 hits here last night to
San Francisco got four - hit oust second-ranked Pan 4neri-
pitching and a rare hit by Alan can 8-t from the 25th nuu
Gallagher to beat the Phillies, College World Series. .
Kansas City had its six-game Southern Illinois, which came
winning streak br o k e n by to the eight-team, double-elimina-
Yankee Steve Kline's five-hit tion tournament ranked third,
pitching and B o b b y Murcer's struck for two runs in the first,
two-run homer, 2-1. The loss four in the third and led 7-0 be-
was only the second in the last fore Pan American, 44-9, scored.
14 games for the team from KC, Pan American rallied for five
whose mayor has declared'Fri-
day, "All-Star Day," during
which all good citizens are to BULLETIN
flood the ballot boxes for Cookie OMAHA, Neb. P)- Two
Roas, Amos Otis and other fifth inning dropped fly bails
legendary Royals. led to four Southern California
Tony Oliva, Rich Reese and runs Tuesday night and let the
pinch-hitter, Brant Alyea all Trojans down Tulsa 8-4 in the
25th annual College World Series.
e p Southern California, now needs
wins in the next two nights to
gain its eighth title and third in
s the last four years. The Trojans
with Laiiers came into the tournament top-
3 ranked.
Utah Stars said yesterday Bill runs in the fourth on five hits-
but they don't want him coaching its first of the game. Reggie
ier. They have interviewed Joe Tredaway tripled in one run, Al
ach, for the ABA job. Pierece singled in another, one
ve sent a certified letter to the scored on a walk and pinch hit-
J1 Association, warning General ter Tommy Simpson singled in
r Jack Kent Cooke that if they the final two.
kers will face legal action. Dave Radison knocked in three
letter had not been received and of SIUs first six runs. The four-
I see the letter.''" I is ixrn.Tefu-
1 I ee te leter.run Saluki third featured five
ontinuing legal harrassment con-
n," Sharman said in an interview singles and a double.
g a prep coaches' seminar. Larry Calufetti singled home
t court ruling last Saturday that what proved to be the winning
Lakers Tuesday in the absence run in the fifth after a walk and
Jim Dyer's single.



LOOK CLOSELY. Orlando Cepeda lifted his foot off the base and
Don Kessinger was ruled safe in a controversial call on this play in
yesterday's 3-1 Chicago victory over Atlanta. The scorer ruled the
grounder to shortstop a hit.
Rice Trinity lead tennis

SOUTH BEND (A)--Southwest
powers Rice and Trinity, Tex.,
managed several upsets to sneak
ahead of defending champion
UCLA and Southern California
yesterday in the second day of
the 87th annual NCAA tennis
Michigan's number one sin-
gles, Joel Ross and number one
doubles team of Ross and Dick
Ravreby, were-eliminated in the
Ross, the Big Ten singles
champ, lost to Stanford's Ros-
coe Tanner, the No. 4 seeded
player, and Ross and Ravreby
lost to Harold Solomon and
Zan Guerry of Rice.
The two Texas schools head
into today's action tied for the
lead with 20 points. Both teams
tied for the runner-up position
last year. The tournament ends
UCLA, suffering a crucial set-
back when 16th-seeded Eio Al-
varez lost to Trinity's Brian

Johnson mates deny gun incident

Gottfried, is close behind with
19 points.
Rice and Trinity both have
four singles players and two
doubles teams remaining. UCLA
has three singles players in con-
tention, i n c 1 u di n g defending
champion and top-seeded Jeff
Borowiak, and both doubles
Major League
W L Pet. GB
Baitimore 36 21 .632 --
Boston 34 26 .567 3%f
Dletroit 34 27 .557 4
Cleveland 28 31 .45 9
New York 28 33 .459 t0
Washington 21 37 .360 152
Oaklandt 40 2 1 5 -
Kansas City 32 24 .571 51/2
Minnesota 30 32 .484 10%
California 28 35 .444 13
Chicago 22 34 .393 15%
Milwaukee 22 34 .393 151/2
Yesterday's Results
Boston 5, California 4
New York 2, Kansas City 1
Washington 8, Oakland 6
Chicago 6, Detroit 1
Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3
Milwaukee 6, Baltimore5s
Tonight's Games
Washington at Oakland
Boston at California
New York at Kansas City
Chicago at Detroit
Minnesota at Cleveland
Milwaukee at Baltimore
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh 39 24 .019 -
New York 33 25 .569 31/
St. Louis 36 28 .563 3i/2
Chicago 31 3i .500 7Y
Moatreal 24 32 .429 li'x
Philadelphia 24 36 .400 13%
San Francisco 41 24 .631 -
Los Angeles 35 18 .550 5
Hlouston 31 31 .492 9
Atlanta 29 36 .446 12
Cincinnati 26 36 .419 13%
San Diego 23 40 .365 17
Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 3, Houston 0
Chicago 3, Atlanta 1
St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1
Los Angeles 2, New York 0
San Diego 3, Montreal1
San Francisco 0, Philadelphia 0
Today's Games
San Diego at Montreal, night
Los Angeles at New York
San Francisco at Philadelphia, night



ANAHEIM (P) - Three California An
clubhouse when a gun incident was s
have taken place didn't see the inci
Walsh, the general manager said yeste
"No one has ever come forward to c
the story of Alex Johnson, the Americ
batting champion, that teammate C
pulled a handgun on him," Walsh said
Ruiz dismisses Johnson's- charge ac
Walsh said he has been unable to
stadium usher or security guard to who
said he reported the incident.
Six players were in the clubhouse
son said the incident took place and n
three he has talked to has corroborated
version, Walsh said.
Johnson, who has been feuding with
last year, claims Ruiz brandisheda
and then returned it to his pocket whi
were in the clubhouse.

gels in the Ironically, the two players, who present a con-
upposed to trast in temperament, were once close friends.
dent, Dick In fact, Ruiz is the godfather of Johnson's 18-
rday. month old daughter, Jennifer.
orroborate For reasons still obscure, Johnson and Ruiz
an League started feuding last year. Once in Cleveland they
hico Ruiz started pushing each other.
Everything was forgotten for the moment in the
s "prepos- glow of Johnson's batting title. That was what
the Angels were after when they obtained him
and Ruiz before last season from Cincinnati,
locate the where Johnson hit over .300 for two straight sea-
m Johnson sn.
But this year his average is only .255 and the
when John- moods, outbursts and ground balls not run out
one of the are more frequent and less forgiven.
Johnson's Though teammates Eddie Fisher and Tony
Conigliago. among others, say Johnson is wreck-
Ruiz since ing team morale and he has been benched several
a handgun times this year, he is back in the lineup now.
le the two "I don't care how hard he hits, it still does not
undo the things he has done," manager Lefty
e time and Phillips said. "But it doesn't make sense keeping


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