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Page Twelve


Thursday, May 26, 1971

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Tanana tames Tigers, 4-0

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - For the sec-
ond night in a row, the Detroit
Tigers found out that good
pitching beats good hitting.
And, when it comes to good
pitching, the California Angels
have one of the best one-two

punches around. and upped his season mark
After being stopped on four to a spectacular 8-1, best in
hits by Nolan Ryan on Tues- the major leagues.
day the Tigers found southpaw Tanana was tough all night,
Frank Tanana just as baffling mixing his pitches well, and
last night, as they dropped a constantly keeping the Bengal
4-0 decision. batsmen off balance. The south-
Tanana fired a brilliant paw, a graduate of Detroit
three-hitter at the Bengals Catholic Central, struck out 11

men while walking only two.
He was so much in command
that not a single Tiger runner
reached second base in the en-
tire nine innings. It was Tan-
ana's fourth shutout of the
year, and lowered his ERA to
a sparkling 2.07.
Shortstop Bobby Grich gave
Tanana the only run he needed
in the second inning when he
drilled a Dave Robert's curve-
ball deep into the leftfield up-
per deck, staking the Angels
to a 1-0 lead.
The Californians added an-
other tally in the third when
Dave Chalk doubled and Joe
Rudi singled him home.
Rudi's RBI upped his league-
leading season total to 39.
The free agent leftfielder had
delivered 20 of the RBI's with
Tanana on the mound.
In the seventh, the Angels
sent Roberts to the showers.
Rudi lead off with a double to
left and Bobby Bonds followed
with his ninth round - tripper
of the year to give California
its winning 'margin.
Bonds' homer extended his
current hitting streak to 10
games - tieing him with Jerry

Remy for the Angel's longest
of the season.
Steve Grilli came in to fin-
ish the last two innings for
Roberts, whose record drop-
ped to 3*.
Ron LeFlore, Phil Mankow.
ski, and Tito Fuentes got the
only safeties for the Tigers.
In the two game series, De.
troit managed only seven hits
against the combined talents of
Tanana and Ryan. They struck
out 23 times, and failed to re-
cord an extra base hit.
This was after the Tigers had
racked up 24 runs and 39 hits
in a three game weekend sweep
of Chicago.
The two losses dropped the
Detroit record back to 17-22
while the charging Cherubs
have won 1t of their last 15
games to pull even at 21-21.
The Tigers will rest tomor-
row before entertaining the
Seattle Mariners Friday night
in the opening of a three gate
Mark Fidrych will take the
mound for Detroit in hi- se .
son debut against Glen Abbo
(1-4) tomorrow.

Duffy ducks in
A high throw from Seattle Mariners' catcher Bob Stinson to second baseman Larry Milbourne
allows Cleveland Indians' shortstop Frank Duffy to slide safely into second in last night's Ameri-
can League contest. Looking on is shortstop Craig Reynolds.
'The Bird' balks at free talks

By The Associated Press "FROM NOW on if a maga-
DETROIT-Mark "The Bird" zine wants to do an article on
Fidrych may be pulling a Rich- me, its $100," Fidrych said yes-
ard Nixon. terday.
Just as the former president "They can donate it to the
was paid for his television in- March- of Dimes or, something.
terviews with David Frost, De- I ain't doin' nothing for free
troit Tiger pitcher Fidrych says anymore. People have talken
he is going to demand payment advantage of me for too long."
for interviews. F i d r y c h, the American
Major League Standings

W L Pet. GB
Baltimore 22 16 .578 -
New York 23 18 .560 2
Boston 2118t .538 11,
Mlaukee itt 22 ,40 315
Detroit 17 21 .447 5
Cleveland 15 21 .417 6
Toronto 17 24 .415 6%
Minnesota 26 14 .650 -
Chicago 22 15 .595 2
Texas 19 17 .527 4i
Calitornia 20 21 .488 6:
Oakland 19 21 475 7
Kansas City 17 20 .459 7
Seattle 16 29 .356 121.,
Yesterday's results
Kansas City 4, Baltimore 1,
2nd game incomplete
New York 3, Texas 2,
2nd game incomplete
Minnesota 13, Boston 5,
2nd game incomplete
Late games not included
Today's game
Chicago (Stone, 4-3) at Milwaukee
(Rodriguez, 1-0)

w L Pet. GB
Pittsburgh 26 12 .684 -
Chicago 24 14 .631 2
St. Louis 23 10 .590. 31
Philadelphia 10 18 .514 6
Montreal 15 22 405 10'
New York 15 24 .385 1111
Los Angeles 31 10 .756 -
Cincinnati 18 20 474 11t.
San Francisco 16 23 410 14
San Diego 18 26 409 144
Houston 16 24 400 14:
Atlanta 15 27 .357 16'
Yesterday's results
Chicago 7, Montreal 3
Late games not included
Today's cames
Philadelphia (Lerch, 5-2) at St.
Louis (Denny, 6-0)
Montreal (Rogers, 5-3) at Chicago
Krukow, 3-2)
Atlanta (Messersmith, 3-1) at San
Diego (D'Aquisto, 0-1)
Houston (Richard, 3-4) at Los
Angeles (Mooton, 4-1), n.
Cincinnati (Nolan, 3-0) at San
Francisco (Montefuso, 2-7), n.

League's 1976 Rookie of the
Year, was taken off the dis-
abled list Tuesday and is sched-
uled to make his first start of
the season in Detroit Friday
night against Seattle.
"Look what I have to go
through," The Bird complained.
"A person writes an article and
my another calls me to find out
about it"
HE SAID his mother called
recently from his home in
Northboro, Mass., to talk to
him about an article in Rolling
Stone magazine.
The story included an item
about Fidrych's unorthodox
method of celebrating his mak-
ing the Tiger team during
spring training.
But Fidrych insisted that
"nothing" in particular got him
upset at the magazine inter-
view rs.
"IF I'M going to spend my
time doing something, why not
get something for it?" he ask-
ed. "Why not donate it to Mus-
cular Dystrophy)"
Late Baseball
California 4, Detroit 0
Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1
Cleveland 2, Seattle 1
Milwaukee 7, Chicago 4
Texas 1, New York 0

By The Associated Press
3 NBA teams swap
DENVER-The Denver Nuggets acquired guard Brian 1 l i
from Kansas City, guard-forward Bobby Wilkerson from S
and two 1977 draft choices yesterday in the first major trade prii
to the 1977-78 National Basketball Association season.
In a complicated three-team deal, Denver sent center Miin it
Webster and veteran forwards Paul Silas and Willie Wise to Setii
for the Sonics' Wilkerson, center Tom Burleson and Seattles sec
ond-round draft choice.
The Nuggets then sent Burleson to Kansas City in ex-
change for Taylor and the Kings' No. 9 choice in the first round
of the draft, scheduled for next month.
A three-time American Basketball Association defensive selec
tion, Taylor played on two ABA championship teams with the New
York Nets in 1974 and 1975. In his fifth pro season last year with
Kansas City, he averaged 17.0 points a game and finished second
in the league in steals.
"We believe Wilkerson will be an excellent forward for us,"
said Brown of the 6-foot-6% member of Indiana's 1976 NCAA
,championship team. Wilkerson, Seattle's first-round choice in
last year's draft, played at both forward and guard for the
Sonics, averaging 6.7 points a game.
Webster, 25, known as "The Human Eraser" in college because
of his shot-blocking and defensive work, missed most of his rookie
season with a kidney ailment. Last season he played in 80 games
and averaged 6.7 points.
Silas, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons, mostly with Boston, was a
spot starter in his only Denver season, averaging 7.2 points and
7.5 rebounds.
Wise, an ABA veteran, was Denver's fifth leading scorer lasi
year with an 82 average.
Prep star King decides
NEW YORK-Albert King, one of the nation's top high s
basketball stars, has decided to attend Arizona State University
the New York Post reported yesterday.
King, 6-foot-6 from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn
will make his decision known tonight, the newspaper said.
He is the brother of Bernard King, University of Tennessee star
Ford inducted
DETROIT-Former President Gerald Ford, a football playe
during his college days at Michigan, was inducted into the Michigan
Hall of Fame last night.
Ford was a center on the Michigan varsity for three sea"
sons in the 19304. He spent- two of those years playing behind
Charles Bernard, an All-American.
Inducted along with Ford were Dave DeBusschere, the formel
University of Detroit and Detroit Pistons basketball star; Ae0
Delvecchio, who starred for the National Hockey League's Detroi
Red Wings for many years; the late Sam Bishop, the longtime Stll
letic director at Detroit Northwestern High School, and the la
Ann Marsten, a renowned archer from Wyandotte.

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