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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, August 9, 1977

THOMPSON, VERYZER GET 3 HITS
Crawford sinks Brewers, 6-1

By GARY KICINSKI
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-The S.'S. Crawford set sail on its maiden
voyage at Tiger Stadium last night, and although it
wasn't exactly smooth sailing all the way, the cruise
can be termed nothing but a success, as the Tigers
sunk Mijwaukee, 6-1.
Jim Crawford, given his first starting assignment of
the seasons, ran a tight ship and bottled the Brewers
on ten hits. His mates helped out by swabbing the
deck with four sparkling double plays and several
fielding gems.
CRAWFORD LASTED 7 1/3 INNINGS, striking out
four and walking one to raise his record to 4-4.
His counterpart, Mike Caldwell, never survived the
second inning, as the Tigers torpedoed the Brewers for
five runs.
The Tigers scored all five runs after two were out.
Catcher John Wockenfuss doubled with one away and
went to third on a round out. He then scored on Tom
Veryzers infield c opper that Robin Yount couldn't
come up with.

THEN, AFTER RON LEFLORE and Tito Fuentes After Jim Wohlford flied out, Yount singled in Moore
walked; Rusty Staub snuck a bouncer between Yount for the lone Brewer run.
and Sal Bando to score the second and third Tiger Manager Ralph Houk then protected a leak in the
runs. ship and yanked Srawford in favor of portly Steve
With men still at first and third, and two out, Steve Foucault, despite a threatened mutiny from the crowd
Kemp surprised everyone by dragging a perfect bunt But the move paid off as Foucault got Jimmy Wynn
to the right side, scoring Fuentes. and left fielder Don Money to bounce into force outs.
Jason Thompson continued the assault by slicing a LeFlore hauled in Von Joshua's pinch hit blast at the
ground-rule double into the leftfield' stands, scoring fence in deep right field to preserve the victory in the
Staub. ninth.
Ellie Podriguez was brought in to pitch to Mickey THE TIGERS SPARKLED defensively, turning dou-
Stanley, but the Mick drew a walk to reload the bases. ble plays in the first, second, third, and fifth innings
But Rodriguez knocked down a cannon-blast by to get Crawford out of jams.
Wockenfuss and threw him out to avoid further scor- Jason Thompson and Tom Veryzer paced the Tiger
ing. twelve-hit attack with three-for-four outings. Thomp-
THOMPSON COLLECTED HIS THIRD hit in the sev- son collected his 76th and 77th RBI's of the season.
enth inning, when he.launched a Rodriguez fastball off Robin Yount and Sal Bando also had three hits apiece
the facing of the third deck in-right for his 19th cir- for the Brewers.
cuit clout of the season. Tonight, the Tigers take on the Brewers again in a
The Brewers finally got to Crawford in the eighth. twi-night matchup, with Dave Rozema (11-4) and Bob
Charley Moore led off' with a one-hop liner off Aure- Sykes (2-4) to take the hill against Jim Slaton (8-10)
lio Rodriguez' forearm that went for a two-bagger. and Bill Travers (3-5).

Horton leads Texas past Oakland

By The Associated Press
ARLINGTON - Bump Wills
and Willie Horton each knocked
in two runs to back righthander
Bert Blyleven's pitching and
pace the Texas Rangers to a
braw marred 5-2 victorv over
Oakland in the first game of a
doubleheader Monday.
Rangers third baseman Toby
Harrah was ejected from the
game in the third after decking
loser Jim Umbarger, a former
Ranger. Both benches emptied
after Harrah was hit by a pitch
for the second time, but order
was restored quickly. Umbar-
ger suffered a slight cut on the
forehead.
Umbarger, making his first
appearance since being re-
called from San Jose Aug. 4,
dropped to 1-3 as the A's
dropped a club - record 10th
game in a row-
Blyleven, 11-10, gave up an
unearned run in the first and

rooki,- Jerry Tabb's first major
league home in the sixth.
Horton doubled in a rup in
the first and singled in a run in
the third. Wills also delivered a
two-run single in the first.
Express rolls
KANSAS CITY - The Cali-
fornia Angels jumped on Andy
Hassler for four runs in the
second inning and went on to
defeat the Kansas City Royals,
6-4, in the first game of a dou-
bleheader.
The victory was Califor-
nia's fifth in a row, a season
high. Nolan Ryan became
the major league's second 16-
game winner but struggled
with his control. He walked
seven through S 1-3 innings
and needed relief help from
Dave LaRoche.
Ryan, 16-10, held the Royals
hitless, but not scoreless, un-

til Darrell Porter lined an RBI
single in the sixth to score Al
Cowens, who reached base on
an error.
The Royals picked up a run
in the fifth when Ryan walked
the bases loaded and hit Hal
McRae to force in a run.
Singles by Ron Jackson,
Mario Guerreo, Rance Mulli-
niks, Terry Humphrey and Gil
Flores produced California's
four-run second inning off
Hassler, 6-S.
Tommy terrorizes
LOS ANGELES - Tommy
John hurled a two - hitter and
slugged his first National
League home run as the Los
Angeles Dodgers defeated the
Cincinnati Reds 4-0 Monday
night.
Reggie Smith also his his
20th homer as the Dodgers
widened their lead to 12%

games over the Reds in the inning by George Foster and a
NL West. two-base hit in the third by Ken
John, 13-4, won his seventh Griffey. The Los Angeles left-
straight decision, allowing only hander retired the final 16 bat-
an infield single in the second ters in a row.
M~ajora Leag4sie St&Inudinlg%
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL iEAGUE
East East
w L Gn I t . 1
Boston 64 43 - Pliadelt'hia 64 44
Baltimore 61 47 3?- Chicago 63 45 1
New York 60 49 5 Pittsburgh 62 48 3
Detroit 48 59 16 St. Louis 62 5 4
Milwaukee 49 62 17 Montreat 5 580
Clevelnd 46 60 17i New York 46 62 i s
Toronto 38 70 36'.
West west
Chicago 63 45 - Los Angeles 68 43 -
Minnesota 6s 47 ' Cincinnati 55 55
Kansas City 61 46 2)!, Houston 52 60) It
Tesas 61" 47 3 Sac Franeisc,' 50 6i1 It'.
California 53 54 10 S an Diego 48 67 t
Seattle 48 65 i0 Atlanta 40 69 61
Oakiand 42 St 221r
Yesterday's Games Yesterday's Games
California 6, Kansas City 4
Chicago ,, Seattie 4 Montreai 6, San Diets 5
Teass5,Ooatindc2dLoydst.nles 4, Cinecinat
late tames not incittded St. Lotris 4, Nrw York 2

He swings . .. a solid hit
TEXAS THIRD BASEMAN TOBY HARRAH shows his displeasure with Oakland pitcher Jim Umbarger, who had just hit him with a pitch. The punch Harrah is thrOW
ing in the picture on the left opened a cut over Umbarger's left eye and sent the pitcher tumbling to the ground. In the photo on the right, Texas manager Billy HuntW
hustles on the field to break up the melee. Harrah was ejected, but the Rangers still won 5-2.

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