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July 14, 1977 - Image 12

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rage Twelve


By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY-Sparked by a
four run sixth inning, the Kan-
sas City Royals came from be-
hind last night to clip the Tigers,
6-4 in the first of a two-game
series in Kansas City.
Tiger p it c her Fernando
Arroyo was rolling along with
a 3-1 lead, the Royals' only
run having come in the second
inning on a leadoff home run.
The Kansas City bats finally
came to life as they sent eight
batters to the plate and scored
four runs.
The Royals added another run
in the eighth off reliever John
Hiller and led 6-3 going into the
ninth. The Bengals loaded the
bases with only one out, but
could only manage to score once
as the Royals' centerfielder
Amos Otis ended all comeback
hopes when he went back to the
wall and leaped to grab Jason
Thompson's long line drive.
Bucs hop
MONTREAL - Dave Parker's
two-run double highlighted a
five-run seventh inning that pro-
pelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to
a 6-1 baseball victory over the
Montreal Expos last night.
Parker's hit greeted reliever
Will McEnaney after Rennie
Stennett and Phil Garner nick-
ed Expo starter Steve Rogers,
9-8, for run-scoring singles.
When Ed Ott followed with a
single, the 11th hit off Rogers,
McEnaney came in to surrender
Parker's blow and an RBI dou-
ble by Bill Robinson.
Pirate starter John Cande-

angies Tigers
laria, 9-3, limited the Expos to Toronto Blue Jays in the first
four hits before leaving with a game of yesterday's twinight
slight back strain after issuing doubleheader.
a one-out walk to Warren Cro- Chris Knapp, 8-4, was the
martie in the seventh. winner although he yielded
Kent Tekulve finished tip and seven hits and three runs in
earned his fourth save. 511 innings. B a r t Johnson
pitched the final 32 innings
Sox sock and gained his second save.
('ll(AGO - Oscar Gamble Orta's triple drove in the first
belted a pair of solo home runs, of four runs in the first inning
a d)ihle and s' single and Jorge off loser Bill Singer, 2-8, fol-
Orti slugged a run-scoring tri- louing a double by Ralph Garr.
ple to power the Chicago White Richie Zisk singled to score
Sox to a 6-3 victory ov'er the Orta.
1Iio League %t auuuhgige
W L Pet. G l East
Boston 48 36 .571 -
Battimore 49 38 .563 r W L Pet. GB
New York 49 38 .563 ? Chicago 52 32 .619 -
Cleveland 40 42 .488 7 Philadelphia 48 36 .571 4
Milwaukee 39 46 459 9±, Pittsburgh 47 39 .547 6
Detroit 39 47 .453 10 St. Louis 46 41 .529 714
Toronto 31 55 .360 18 Montreal 39 46 .459 13!!:
West New York 34 51 .400 18%
Chicatgo 51 34 .00 -
Kansas City 47 38 .553 4 West
Minnesota , 47 40 .540 5,
Texas 43 41 .512 7 Los Angeles 57 30 .635 -
California 41 42 .494 9 Cincinnati 46 38 .548 9 '
Oakland 37 48 .435 14 San Francisco 40 49 449 18
seattle /' 37 53 .411 16 Houston 39 49 .443 181
Yesterday's Results San Diego 39 52 .429 20
Kansas City 6, Detroit 4 Atlanta 31 55 .360 25'
Chieato 6, Toronto 3
Today's Games Yesterday's Results
Toronto (Garvin, 7-8) at Chicago Pittsburga t, Montreal
(Kravec, 5-2).
New York (Figueroa, 8-7) at Today's Games
Milwaukee (Augustine, 10-9).
Boston (Tiant, 5-7) at Cleveland Chicago (Renko, 0-1) at New
(Fitzmorris, 2-4) n. ,tYork (Espinosa, 4-6).
Baltimore (Griosley, 7-4) at St. Louis (Forsch, 11-4) at I'hila-
Texas (Perry, 8-7), n, delhia (Christensen, 7-5), n.
Detroit (Sykes, 1-2) at Kansas Atlanta (Easterly, 2-4) at Cin-
City (Colborn, 10-9), n. einnati (seaver, 9-5), a.
Seattle (Pole, 5-5) at California Los Angeles (John, 9-4) at
(Brett, 6-7), n. Houston (Andujar, 9-5), n.

Thursday, July 14,19
Two Cub hurlers head
Nt Starmoundsa
NEW YORK - Starter Rick Reutchel and rellevet
Bruce Sutter of the Chicago Cubs have been named to the
National League All-Star team by Manager Sparky Ander-
THE TWO CUB hurlers will be joined by Joaquin Andn.
jar of Houston, John Candelaria of Pittsburgh, Gary Lavelle
of San Francisco, Steve Carlton of Philadelphia, Tom Seaver
of Cincinnati and Don Sutton of Los Angeles when the Nt
takes on the American League Tuesday night at Yankee
Stadium in New York.
A big right-hander. Reuschel has posted a sparkling 12-2
record, best in the major leagues, while compiling a 208
earned run average. He was named NI. Pitcher of the Mouth
for June and has recorded a save in his only relief appear-
Sutter has been sensational in relief, winning five while
losing one and recording 23 saves, tops in the majors. The
trighthander also leads both leagues in ERA with 1.15 and
has appeared in 44 of Chicago's 84 games.
tIWHILE BoTH Reuschel and Sutter will be mzaki'tg their
first appearance in an All-Star game, Seaver has been
named to the NI. squad for the 10th time. Althoigh lie has
no record in seven previous appearances, Seaver has struck
out 13 batters in the 10 innings he has worked.
Seaver, 9-5, was traded to Cincinnati by the New York
Mets last month. He has struck out 106 batters in 138
innings while walking only 35.
Other newcomers to the All-Star team are Andujar,
Candelaria and Lavelle.
Andujar, the colorful righthander, has become a favor-
ite in Houston, where he has posted a 9-5 record As a
> rookie last year, Andujar defeated the World Chamulspion
I incinnati Reds three times in a row.
Candelaria, a New York City native, has a record of
eight victories in 11 decisions for Pittsburgh. The 6 foot 7 left-
hander holds several NL Championship Series strikeout

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By The Associated Press
ANAHEIM - Frank Robinson is just short of a couple of hit-
ting plateaus, and if the California Angels decide he still can
swing a bat effectively, the veteran slugger may reach both mile-
The 41-year-old Robinson, signed by the Angels as a bat-
ting coach this week, says he won't press the issue of being
activated. But he would play if that was what the club wanted.
Robinson, 14 l4ome runs shy of 600 and 57 hits short of 3,000,
was a designated hitter for two years as player-manager with
the Cleveland Indians. He had 12 homers and 35 RBI'sduring that
Ieriod, but had to undergo surgery for an injured shoulder during
the winter of 1975.
Cleveland decided it wanted him to end his playing career
this season, then he was fired as manager.
"I took some batting practice while I was still with Cleveland
this year," Robinson said, "and I was amazed at how well I hit
the ball. I think it would take only about a week . . . for me to
determine if I could help the club."
Bostock blasts Twins
ANAHEIM - Minnesota outfielder Lyman Bostock, outspoken
all season about his insistence to play out his option with the
Twins, called the team's fans "front-runners", and blasted the
club's hierarchy for not finding his wife a job during last season.
He also-criticized Manager Gene Mauch's decision to use
him in left field and platoon him against certain lefthanded
pitchers. Bostock said he is a proven hitter and that center
field is his natural position.
"They're playing with my mind," said Bostock in a news
paper report Tuesday.
"Cm tired of playing for a second-class organization," said
Bostock. "The money is no longer an object. Happiness is what
I'm looking for.
"It goes beyond even the club to the fans themselves. They're
ignorant about baseball. They know nothing about the sub-
tleties. It's really the organization's fault for not educating
He said the players were forced to stand on the team bus so
front office personnel could sit and he was upset his wife wasn't
found a job until this year by the team.
The 26-year-old Twins outfielder has also publicly ex-
pressed his desire to play on the West Coast next year in
many interviews with broadcasters and writers from Califor-
nia and Seattle.
His teammates were rreportedly infuriated by Bostock's latest
Twins' owner Calvin Griffith said in Minneapolis he was dis-
couraged by Bostock's charges and particularly concerned by the
vt'iinlotoo tha fmon

Beat ya!
Toronto Blue Jays' Bob Bailor steals third as Chicago White Sox third baseman Eric Soderho
reaches for the ball during the fifth inning of yesterday's game. The throw from catcher
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