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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, August 6, l977
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By 'DAVE RENBARGER
Special sT IThe Dail
DETRtT - Even tnough it
took. them three hours on the
clock, and 11 innings on the
scoreboard to do it, the patient
Texas Rangers managed to de-
feat the Tigers last night 4-3 in
the opener of their twinight dou-
bleheader.
Two late inning Bengal hom-
ers sent the contest into extra
innings, and Tiger manager
Ralph Houk nsed all but two of
his non-pitchers in the effort,
bnt it wasn't enough to stop
the Rangers from taking the
first name of the for game set
at 'Tiger Stadim.
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even a brief rain delay. But
in the end, it was an error by
Tiger shortstop Chuck Scriv-
ener that decided the affair.
Instead of completing the dou-
ble play that would have ended
the Ranger eleventh, Scrive-
ner's relay to first sailed into
the Texas dugout, putting Ed
Kirkpatrick on second base.
Knrt Bevacqua promptly sing-
led to left, scoring Kirkpatrick
on a close play at the plate.
Oddly enough, the game sailed
right along through the first six
innings, with starting pitcher
Jack Morris and Gaylord Perry
in complete control.
The 22-year old Morris, in
only his second major league
start, was working on a no-
hitter with two outs in the
sixth. Bump Wills ended that

dream with a double j
side the third base
score Jim Mason, wh
walked.
The Texas tally tem
tied the game at one run
The Tigers had scored
first when Tito Fuentes
and Rusty Staub follow
a double.
After the rocky start,
19 years Morris' senior
his groove. He permitt
two hits over the n.
frames.

fust in- Morris, who whiffed three of the RBIs. Houk summoned
line to the first four men he faced, John Hiller to get the third out,
ha had mixed a lively fastball with his and Morris left the mound to a
tantalizing changeup to keep the rousing ovation.
porarily Rangers off .stride over the first Down by a 3-1 count in the
apiece. six innings. eighth, the Tigers muscled their
in the After a brief rain delay, way back into the game 'vith a
singled The Texans scored twice in pair of solo homers.
ed with the seventh, sending Morris Pinch hitter Ron LeFlore sent
out of the sprinkles and otm a line shot over the left field
Ferry, the showers. wall with two gone in the
, found Four Ranger singles, two of eighth. Leading off the ninth}
ed only the infield variety, did all the Rusty Staub lofted a high fly
ext six damage; with Kirkpatrick and into the right field upper deck
catcher Bill Fahey picking up knocking out Perry.
PARKER PASTES REDS

Take me out to the brawl game
CINCINNATI /', - A ninth-inning free-for-all erupted Friday
night between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds after
Pirate shortstop Frank Taveras was hit by a pitch. The incident
was preceded by a series of close pitches.
The brawl started with two out in the ninth when Frank Taver-
as, who had been brushed back from the plate twice by Dale Mur-
ray, was brushed back again by Joe Hoerner.
On the next pitch, Hoernor hit Taveras in the stomach and
Taveras hurled his bat past Hoernor. The Cincinnati left-hander
charged tovards the plate as Reds' catcher Hill Plummer held
Taveras. Home plate umpire Jim Quick jumped in front of the
plate to head off Hoernor while both benches emptied.
Both Hoerner and Taveras were ejected from the game after
the field was cleared.
Then Bill Robinson, who had been struck in the head in the
first inning, rushed onto the field and started shouting. However,
he was restrained by fellow players.
Robinson had just returned from a hospital where X rays indi-
cated he was not seriously injured.
US. preps for 1984 Olympic bid
NEW YORK (1' - The U. S. Olympic Site Selection Com-
mittee is planning to visit Los Angeles, New Orleans and New
York before September 15 to inspect potential Olympic Games'
venues for 1984, according. to committee chairman E. Newbold
Black, IV of New York. -
Other details of the presentations to be made by these cities to
the Executive Board of the U. S. Olympic Committee, September
25 at Colorado Springs, will also be discussed.
These three cities are the only ones which fulfilled the require-
ment of the USOC by completing questionaires by Jutly 31. Chicago
Mayor Michael A. Bilandic did not submit his questionnaire in ac-
cordance with the bid procedures established by the USOC.
Each city will be allotted a n'maximum of one hour to make
its presentation to the Executive Board on September 25. At the
conclusion of the presentations, the Executive board will decide
the city to be presented to the International Olympic Committee
at its Annual Session in Athens, May, 1978.
Solomon upsets Connors
NORTH C07iOWAY, N. H. (AM - Gutsy Harold Solomon, the No.
S seed, powered his way to an upset victory over Jimmy Connors,
beating the No. 1 seed 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a quarter - final match in a
$125,000 international tennis tournament.
Connors was outslugged and outplayed by the powerful Solo-
mon in a match that was interrupted by a rainstorm with
Connors up one set.
When the match resumed, Connors began missing easy shots,
hitting the ball into the net on numerous occasions.
In the second set, Solomon, of Silver Spring, Md., broke Con-
nors serve in the first and fifth game. Connors' game fe'l apart
in the third set as Solomon pulled off the big upset.
Tee time
ANN ARBOR - The state's largest best-ball golf jackpot,
worth $2,500 in prizes, will be on the line Aug. 20-21 when the Uni-
versity of Michigan holds its Fifth Annual Amateur Tournament.
Top prize of $500 goes to the winning two-man team with
payoffs scheduled for the first 15 teams, according to Tom Si-
moo, Michigan's golf professional and course manager. The
scratch, no-handicap tournament Is limited to 70 teams with a
$60 entry fee..
Entries are being accepted until Aug. 17 by writing Simon-at
-the Miehigan Athletic.Department or calling (313) 663-005.
- -DAILY. SPORTS.

Kinm
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Dave Kingman, a
last-minute line-up replacement,
hit two home runs including a
grand slam and drove in seven
runs yesterday to lead the San
Diego Padres to an 11-8 victory
over the Chicago Cubs.
Kingman smashed a three-run
homer off starter and loser, Ray
Burris, 10-11, b e fo r e Burris
could retire a man in the first
inning. He clubbed his fifth ca-
reer grand slam off reliever
Paul Reuschel to cap a six-run
sixth inning, giving him 17
homers on the season.
THE CUBS scored a pair in
the first inning on a double by
Bill Buckner and run-scoring
singles by Jerry ,Morales and
Steve Ontiveros. They added
two more runs in the third on
doubles by Larry Bittner and
Buckner and an infield out by
Bobby Murcer.
G e o r g e Hendrick launched
San Diego's sixth with his 14th
homer. Singles by Gene Tenace
and Tucker Ashford and a pair
of walks forced is one run as
Harris departed. Reuschel took
over and fanned Mike Ivie be-
fore Kingman blasted his homer.
RedS rejeCted
- CINCINNATI -Dave Parker

smashed two home runs and homered since July 9, blasted a
knocked in five runs last night three-run homer into the top
to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to deck in the right field stands,
a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati the first time any player had
Reds in the first game of a hit one there in the seven-year
doubleheader. history of Riverfront Stadium.
The Pirates broke the game The Pirates scored four runs
open with six runs in the second in the third inning and added
inning, chasing starter Fred two more on Parker's second
Norman, 9-9, and reliever Man- home run, a line drive blast tc
ny Sarmiento. - right in the fifth inning, It ws
P A R K E R, WHO had not his 16th homer of the season.
Major ieague Standinigs

AMEIRICAN LE+"AGUCE
East
'' L Pet. Gn
B~asics 61 43 o.58 -
Baltimore 61 44,555
New York 59 47 .557 3
Detroit 47 -57 .452 14
Cleveland 46 57 .447 14
Milwaukee 47 60 .439 15'.
Toronto 36 68 .346 25
'est
Chicago / 63 4l .606 -
Minnesoia 62 47 .569 3
Kansas City 58 45 .063 4',
Texas 58 46 .558 5
California 49 54 .476 13'.
Beattle 40 63 .42?. 19'.,
Oakland 42 62 -.4440?.i
Late games not included
Yesterday's Games
Texas 4, Detroit 3, ist game. 1 inn,,

NATIoNAL l.EAGtE
W L Pt. i1
Chicatgo 6l 44 851 -
Phiiadeilphi, 61 44 ,. --
Pittsburgh 61 46 .570 l
St. Louis 59 48 .551 :
Mlontreai 50 56 .472 11 :
New York 45. 59 43 I
Los Antele-. 67 40 .671,i--
tinvixl,,ai 53 5 3 ,011 1:
list~n O 50 5.463F1,ies
San Franeisecr 48 6SO.44 5'
San iego 47 64 .423
Atlanta 3 i .38nfi' f
lair tames sat incluided
Yesterday's Games
San Diego 1, Chicago8
Pittsburgh 12, Cincinxati 1, 1st .ame

THE LONG ARM of the law are attached to the body of Cincinnati third baseman Champ SWI-
mers, who restrains Frank Taveras and Fernando Gonalez of Pittsburgh urig. a fight in the
. ninth inning of yesterday's 12-1 Pirate victory. The fight (see Sports of tiy Daily) started whes
Reds pitcher Joe IHoerner hit Taveras with a pitch. In .late action last night, Philadelpii bat
Los Angeles s-3 to take over first place in the Nia East. -

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