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Page 16-Wednesday. May 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Angels trim
tfielder Don Baylor.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers The Tigers got that run back in the
fought off Frank Tanana and a 5-2 bottom of the inning when John
deficit to tie the Angels only to see their Wockenfuss lofted his first round-
comeback hopes dashed 7-5 by two late tripper of the season just out of the
Angel runs. reach of Angel centerfielder Lyman
The 21,089 fans who welcomed the fir- Bostock in left center.
st-place Tigers back home were disap- california regained the lead with a
pointed by a Ron Fairly two-out single three-run outburst off the beleagured
in the eighth that broke a 5-5 tie, scoring Slaton in the top of the fifth. After one
Rick Miller from third. out Bostock doubled off the wall in left
Steve Foucault entered the game in center, taking third on the bobbled
the seventh, keeping the Tigers in the carom by Ron LeFlore. Ron Fairly then
game while the Bengals were battling singled him home and one out later
back off two Angel hurlers. came home himself on designated hit-
Miller reached base on a leadoff ter Tony Solatta's long home run to
walk, took second on a sacrifice and
third on a bounce out, before Fairly
drove him in.
The final nail in the Tigers' coffinr
came in the ninth when third baseman
Carney Lansford doubled and came0
around on a ground out and sacrifice
Jim Slaton started for the Tigers, and
once again was ruffed up for early runs.
After escaping disaster in the first
three innings the Bengal right-hander
gave up a monstrous home run into the
upper deck in left field to Angel lef-
Catfish looks"

Tigers, 7-5

The Tigers got one back in the bottom
of the inning when Mark Wagner's
triple over Bostock's head scored
LeFlore from first. The Tiger's leadoff
man had reached first on a throwing
error by Angel shortstop Dave Chalk.
Slaton's undoing came in the sixth
when he walked former Tiger Terry
Humphrey. Humprhey was forced at
second on a Miller bunt attempt, but
Miller later came home on a single by
Fairly after he stole second.
Slaton was replaced by Jim
Crawford, who was in turn replaced by

sharp in 3-1
Yankee win
NEW YORK (AP)-Catfish Hunter
allowed just one hit in six innings-a
leadoff single by Willie Norwood-for
his best outing in almost three years
and Graig Nettles and Reggie Jackson
homered as the New York Yankees
beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 last night.
THE 32-YEAR-OLD right-hander
walked two, struck out three and
retired the last 10 batters he faced
before giving way to Sparky Lyle after
throwing 87 pitches in six innings. Lyle
recorded his fifth save although he
yeilded a triple to Butch Wynegar and a
single by pinch-hitter Jose Morales.
Norwood poked a soft single to short
right field to start the game and moved
to second when Roy Smalley sacrificed.
Hunter walked Rod Carew but retired
Mike Cubbage on a fly ball and fanned
Dan Ford.
Carew's line drive to deep left field in
the fourth was the only ball the Twins
hit hard off Hunter.

The Tigers rallied to tie the score in
the bottom of the seventh. Hot-hitting
Auerilio Rodriguez doubled, took third
on a wild pitch by Tanana, the Angel
starter, and scored on LeFlore's single
to right.
LeFlore stole second as Dave
LeRoche, who relieved Tanana, threw
his first pitch to Rusty Staub. Staub
then singled on the next pitch, scoring
LeFlore and closing the margin to one.
The speed of Staub came into play
when Jason Thompson lined a LeRoche
curve ball up the gap in left field
moving the Tiger designated hitter
from first to a crawling slide at the
plate, tying the game.
The Tigers play Cincinnati in an
exhibition game tonight before they
conclude the two-game set with the
Angels Thursday evening. Tonight's
exhibition gameb'egins at 7p.m.
Habs blank
Leafs, head
to finals
TORONTO-Next victim, please.
The Montreal Canadiens, seeking a
third straigh Stanley Cup, cruised into
the finals by beating battered Toronto
2-0 last night and clinched the semifinal
series between the two teams by four
games to none.
THE RELENTLESS Canadiens have
now won eight of nine playoff contest
this year, their only defeat coming from
Detroit in quarterfinal play.
Toronto played a more cautious game
than it had in the first games of the
series, hoping they could overcome in-
juries to Borje Salming, Daryl Sittler,
and Dave (Tiger) Williams by forcing
Montreal into making mistakes.
The strategy slowed the defending
champions down, but didn't stop them.
In the first period, Jacques Lemaire
gathered in a pinpoint pass from
Rejean Houle three strides ahead of the
Maple Leaf defense and scored a
breakaway goal into the upper corner
of the net behind Mike Palmateer.
the second period, dropping a nifty
backhand pass to oule right in front.
But Houle chose to deke his man and
slipped a pass to Steve Shutt, who
drilled the puck past a hopelessly
supine Palmateer.
The Canadiens then turned up the
forechecking dial on their hockey
machine, and goalie Ken Dryden shut
the door completely to earn his second
shutout in post seson play this year
and the tenth of his career.
The Canadiens will rest briefly,
waiting to see whether Philadelphia or
Boston will survive the other semifinal.
the Bruins take a 3-1 lead into the fifth
game Thursday in Boston.
-Daily Sports
Toronto4, Oakland a
Boston 4, Kansas City
Cleveland5, Seatte4
Texas 4. Milakee 1
california Detroita
New York 3, Minnesota
National Leage
Houston&, Phllaelphia
StanleyCup Playoffs
Montreal 2,Torontoe

FLYER'S MEL BRIDGMAN takes it to Boston's Terry O'Reilly and knocks him
down in a skirmish that occurred in the second period of last night's game. Both
players made their way to the sin bin for five minute penalties following the fight.

Rice gets hit, then hits homer
as Red Sox nudge Royals, 4-3

BOSTON (AP) - Boston slugger Jim
Rice gave Kansas City's Jim Colborn a
verbal warning after being hit with a
pitch in the fifth inning, then belted a
two-run homer in the seventh last night
as the Red Sox extended their winning
streak to seven games with a 4-3 victory
over the Royals.
Rice was hit on the left arm by a pitch-
from Colborn with one out in the fifth.
He went to the mound and warned
Colborn but no punches were thrown,
even though both dugouts emptied.
After the Royals tied the score on
Amos Otis' two-run homer with two out
in the seventh, Jerry Remy led off the
Boston half with a triple.

Houston nails Phillv
pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11
as the Houston Astros used a four-run
outburst in the seventh inning to defeat
the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 last
night. Bake McBride, who hit his first
home run of the season in the sixth and
beat out an infield single in the-eighth,
had two of the Phillies' hits.
Richard, overpowered Philadelphia
batters with his fastball and a wicked
curve, and struck out the side in the fir-
st and third innings.

Vail avails
CLEVELAND - Mike Vail's
two-out single in the bottom of the ninth
inning drove in Larvell Blanks with the
winning run as the Cleveland Indians
nipped the Seattle Mariners 5-4 last
Blanks singled with one out in the nin-
th and went to second on a walk to pin-
ch-hitter Ron Pruitt. After pinch-hitter
Ted Cox flied deep to center for the
,second out, Vail, who had entered the
game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh
and doubled, laced a single down the
left field line to drive home Blanks.

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