THE MICHIGAN DAlItYt
Friday, August 5, 1 7?
S[re teI4] Rozema stifles Twins'
By The Associated Pras
Tigers promote hurler Taylor
DETR1Ii51T -Tb, Detroit Tigers have recalled relief pitcher
Bruce Taylor from their Evansville farm club. Taylor is best
known for his sidearm delivery style.
The 24-year-old Taylor has posted a 5 and 6 record in 40 ap-
pearances for he Triplets this season. iHe also chalked up five
saves and posted an earned run average of 2.40.
Taylor, a 6-loot, 175-pound righthander, started the 1976
season in Detroit but was optioned to Evansville before an-
pearing in a major leagne game.
He fills the roster spot left vacant by the departure of pitcher
Dave Roberts, who was sold to tste Chicago Cubs last Saturday.
Taylor is to report to l)etroit Friday in time for the Tigers,
scheduled twi-night double-header against Texas.
Cubs ace Sutter shelved
CIHICAGO - With the Chicago Cttbs battling to hang onto a
narrow lead in the National League East, premier reliever Bruce
Sutter has been placed en the 21 day-disabled list, the club an-
"It's not good," General Manager Bob Kennedy said. "We're
just going to have to find someone to pick up the slack."
Sutter, with 24 saves, five wins and a 106 earned run av-
erage, has been the main man in the Cubs bullpen this year.
Neither he nor Manager Iterman Franks were immediately
available for comment.
The Cubs made the announcement after Sutter was exam-
ined by l)r. Clinton Compere of Northwestern Memorial Iospi-
tal and found to have a recurrent strain of the right latissimus
A Cubs spokesman said 'the ;lub snosuld decide Friday about
a roster replacement Friday.
"There's no real way yot can replace the guy, though," a
team spokesman said. "This is the best relief pitcher in the major
leagues. It's going to hrt."
Blurry vision sidelines 0. J.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. - O. J. Simpson, the Buffalo Bills'
star running back will not ac-ompany the National Football
League club to Pittsburgh for an exhibition match Saturday, the
club has announced.
"It's strictly precautionary, because tere's been nothing
conclusive from the eye test," Bills spokesman Bud Thalman
Dr. Robert Shea examined Simpson on Wednesday after
the 30-year-old reported blurred vision in his left eye follow-
ing Tuesday morning's practice at the team's summer camp
at Niagara University. Simpson said his sight has blurred
occasionally since he was "popped over the eye last year."
"I just thought it was a good time to have it checked," said
Simpson, who has not participated in practice since Tuesday.
"There's nothing we can release on the eye test today,"
Thalman responded when asked if preliminary results were ready.
Thalsman said Simpson swuld cosult with Shea on Friday.
L A. Kings tab Stewart
LoS ANGELES -- Bon Stewart, who spent 21 years in the
National 1lockey League as a player, was named coach of the
ILos Angeles Kings yesterday.
Be replaces Bob Pulford, wha resigned to become coach and
general manager of the Chicago black Hawks.
Under Pulford last seasot, the Kings finished second in the
Norris Division with a 34-31-15 record and 13 points. They ad-
vanced to the quarter-finals of the Stanley 'Cup Playoffs before
losing to the Boston Bruins.
Stewart, wbho previously coached lwo season in the Kings'
farm system, comes to Los Angeles fron the New York
Rangers, where he served as director of player personnel.
During his career as a player, Stewart appeared in 1,352 NHI.
games, the ninth most for any individual in the league's history.
"I chose Rsn Stewart because of his sterling record in my
organization and his winning ways," said Jack Kent Cooke, the
King's owner. "He's a vinning coach and he'll win with the Los
Angeles Kings; of that, I'm posivtve. I like him and the Los An-
geles fans will like him."
"I'm thrilled to get an opporunity to coach again, and work
with Mr. Cooke and his fine organization," said Stewart.
Elder grabs early lead
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. - Lee Elder, capitalizing on a put-
ting tip from his wife, splashed 10 threes across his card on the
way to a seven-under-par 64 and a one-stroke lead yesterday in
the first round of the $210,000 Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford
Open Golf Tournament.
"Last week in Vail, Colo., I was on the putting green and she
noticed I was taking the club back outside the line," said Elder.
"I had my stance a little apen, so I naturally was taking
the club to the outside. I squared up my stance and the club
got back on line"
As a result, he one-putted nine times in establishing a one-
stroke advantage over a group of six players tied at 65. They in-
cluded Terry Dliehl, the first round leader at Philadelphia a week
ago, Jim Simons,'Kermit Zarley and Curtis Strange, who had to
hole a 25-foot par-saving putt on the final hole,
Id I, U IyJiS Wll, '1L
BLOOMINGTON (1P) -Rookie
right hander Dave Rozema
won his 11th game with a six
hitter as the IDetroit Tigers
beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2
Redfern retired nine straight
batters after Fuentes' triple be-
fore Rusty Staub slammed his
13th homer of the season in the
sixth, a 385-foot solo shot to
right, to give Detroit a- 3-1
Detroit took a 4-1 lead in the
seventh on an RBI single by
Tito Fuentes. The Twins
trimmed the lead to 4-2 in their
half of the seventh when Dan
Ford was hit by a pitch, and
scored from first on Bob Ran-
R'yals blat Jays
KANSAS CITY - Fred Pa-
tek knocked in four runs with
a home run and two sacrifice
flies as the Kansas City Royals
took advantage of wildness bf
Toronto pitchers and downed
the Blue Jays 8-0 last night.
Larry Gura, 6-5, scattered
nine hits and went the dis-
tance to gain the victory.
Patek, the smallest man in
the major leagues at S foot 4,
lashed a two run homer off
Jesse Jefferson, 6-12, in the
second inning and George Brett
made it 3-0 with an RBI single
The Royals, posting their 1tlh
straight home victory, scored
twice in the third without a hit.
Rozema, 11-4 who turns 21
F r i d a y, pitched his sixth
straight complete game. Min-
nesota starter Pete Redfern
hurled 6 2-3 innings and suf-
ferec his seventh loss in 11 de-
Steve Kemp's two-out bunt
single scored Ron LeFlore to
give Detroit a 1-0 lead in the
first inning. Minnesota tied the
score in the second on Roy.
Smalley's RBI single.
The Tigers went back in
front in the third when Tito Fu-
entes tripled to left center and
scored on Rusty Staub's ground-
iMajor Leaguae Staunad ungs
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
w L Pet, Ott w LP Pet tn
Boston 60 43 .583 - Chicago 61 43 .587 -
Battimore 61 44 .581 - Philadelphia 61 44 .581
New Y srks 59 47 .5 7 2 > Pittsburgh 600 46 .566
Oeteoit 47 56 .456 s13 St. Louis 59 40 .551 , '..
Cleveland 46 57 .447 14 Montreal 505 .47 #
Milwaukee 47 60 .439 15 New ork 45 59 .433 55
Toronto 36 68 .349 24'., west
West Lats Anseles 67 40 .026
Chicago . 62 41 .602 - Cineinnati 5 .2 .sOs15 :
Miawessla 62 47 .568 3 tloostnn 50 50 .40;3 7'
Kansas Cita 58 45 .563 4 San Francisco 40 60 .444 1'
Texas 57 45 .559 4 San Diego 46 64 .410 2" _
Caiforn-a 49 54 .476 13 Atlanta 3868 60 .so825
Seattle 46 63 .422 19
Oakland 42 62 .404 20 . Yesterday's Results
Yesterday's Results Philadelpha 2, Los Angeles 1
Kansas City , Toronto0 (10iinolngs)
Detrctit 4, Minnesota 2 . Atlanta 5, Montreal .2
Texas (Belles, 4-4 asodPerrs.9-8) Today's Ganmes
at Deteait (Sykes2- and Mtrris, San Diego (wehrmeiste r1-3) at
0-0t, 2, t-n.Chicago (Burris, 50-10).
Cleveland (Fitzmwrris. 3-6) at Pittsburgh (Reuss, 6-10 and Ior-
Minnesota (Sekheler, 4-30, n. ster, 3-3) at Cincinnati (Norman,
Chicago (Knapp, 9-5) at Kansas 9-8sand Capilla, 3-3), 2, t-n.
City (Leonard, 10-9), n. Montreal (Twitchell, 2-7) at At
Tornto (yrd, 1-4) at Milwaukee lanta (Capra, 2-8), n.
(Slatan, 7-9), n. san Francisco (McClathen, 2-8 at
Boslton (Tiant, 7-7) at Oakland New Yurk (Matlack, 6-12 at Sewn,
(Culeman, 2-3), n. 7-6), n.
Baltimore (Grimsley, 0-6) at Cali- Los Angeles (Rhoden, 1.2-7) at
tornia (Tanana, 12-7), n. Philadelphia (Lanorg, a-;), n.
New Yerk (Figueroa, 10-7) at ft. Louis (Denny, 7-2) at Hlatustcn
Seattle (Pole, 6-7), n. (Rischaard, 9-9), n.
Blue Jay Hamms it up
The beer was really flowing at Royals Stadium last night, and Toronto Blue Jay Doug Rader can
attest to that. Actually, all the cases were empties, and Rader's hijinks were just a part of a pre-
game case-stacking contest between the two teams. Maybe Rader and his teamlates did have a
few too many, as they went an to lose, 8-0.