Wednesday, July ;i, 191
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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REUSCHEL BAGS 14th
CHICAGO (A)-Rick Reuschel
tilenced slumping Cincinnati on
five hits to become the first 14-
game winner in the National
'eague as the Chicago Cubs
banked the Reds 3-0,yesterday.
Jose Cardenal cracked a
home run and a double, scor-
ing two runs, to back Reu-
schel, who never has won
more than 14 games in five
previous seasons with the
Reuschel, 14-3, hurled his sec-
nd straight shutout and stretch-
ed his string of shutout innings
at home to 343.
The world champion Reds,
who didn't get a runner past
first base until the sixth inning,
dropped their eighth straight
game and are just one game
above .500 at 48-47.
The Cubs struck early
against loser Fred Norman,
9-7. Cardenal started the first
with a double and scored on
Larry Biittner's triple down
the right field line.
Cardenal hammered his sec-
and home run of the season and
first since April 27 in the fifth.
After Cincinnati put runners
on second and third with two
outs in the sixth but failed to
score, the Cubs scratched out a
run in their half of the inning.
Jerry Morales lifted a pop
fly that fell among three Reds
in short right. He slid under
the tag for a double. Morales
moved up on a sacrifice bunt
by Steve Ontiveros and scored
when George Mitterwald leg-
ged out a grounder to deep
Reuschel, who is 9-0 at home
this season and has won eight
of his last nine decisions, tossed
his fourth complete game shut-
out of the season. He has shared
two others with relievers.
Reuschel became the second
major league pitcher to win 14
games this season. Nolan Ryan
of the California Angels won his
14th game Monday night in be-
coming the f i r a t American
Leaguer to accomplish the feat.
Except for the sixth inning,
the Reds couldn't touch Reu-
schel, who struck out six and
Norman struck out and Pete
Rose flied to left in the sixth
before Ken Griffey, who had
singled in the first, lashed a
double to left. Joe Morgan then
hit a bouncer behind second
ta, 22; 8
vey, Los A
y Trillo raced over to then stole second without a«
e ball from going into throw. The threat died when
field and prevent the Dan Driessen flied to right.
m scoring but could not Cincinnati put men on base
rgan at first. Morgan in only four other innings.
Griffey was cut down trying to
1 e steal after his first inning sin-
leades gle, Foster was forced at sec-
NATIONAL LEAGUE ond after a one-out single in
G An a Pet. the second, Driessen reached
th 96 396 68 534 .33 on an error by Reuschel in the
Pci 93 35743 S1S .331 fourth and Mike Lum stroked
StL 90 318 51 105 .330 a pinch single with tw out In
Phi 85 321 54 105 .327 the ninth. ,
Sn 93 367 72 115 .322
StL 9 379 62 121 .312 The Cubs appeared ready to
. 384 67 120 .313 break the game open in the
ePgh 27 263 37 82 .312
rStL s 231 41 72 .312 first. Cardenal had scored, Biitt-
Home Euns ner was on third and Morales
, Cincinnati, 31; Schmidt, was on first with a walk with
lia, 27; Burroughs, Atlan- one out. But Ontiveros bounced
each, Cincinnati. 22; Gar-
Anelces, 22. to Morgan for an easy double
Runs Batted fin play.
, Cincinnati, 93; Garvey, Chicago put runners on second
les, 81; cey, Los Angeles, in both the third and fourth in-
skDiego, 7dpha, 7; win- ings, when Norman uncorked
itching (9 Decisions) wild pitches, but failed to score.
e, Pittsburgh, 8-1, .889; Rau, Reuschel was asked his
eles, 11-2, .846; RReschel, thoughts about being the Na-
14-3n d24Dna,Pittstrg, s1-3, tional League's first 14-game
rsch, St. Louis, 12-3, .750; winner after the game.
Philadelphia, 13-5, .722;
Angeles, 10-4, .714. "None," the portly, poker-
faced right - hander responded
without a hint of emotion in his
Reuschel's victory tied his
previous season-high for vic-
tories, but he didn't'seem im-
pressed with his 14-3 won-lost
record or his role as stopper for
a faltering Cubs' pitching staff.
"I just go out when it's my
turn and try to de the best
job I can," he said after fir-
ing his second shutout in five
days. "My objective is to play
in the World Series, at least
in the playoffs."
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fatal somersault coming off a hurdle during the Victorian
Steeplechase at Melbourne's Moonee Valley Racetrack in Aus-
tlla. The horse, a favorite in the race, broke his neck in the
i and died instantly. The jockey? He was uninjured.