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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 31, 1978-Page 15
TIGERS END TAILSPIN
Baker ags Birds, 5-2
SEATTLE (AP - Guards Charles Baltimore bats on three hits through lead and then made two fine defensive
Johnson and Tom Henderson scored six By PAUL CAMPBELL seven innings, and is now the proud lays andthenwadengwonin eee
points each in overtime before a record Specialto the Daily owner of a 1.000 major league winning plays in the waning innings to keep the
crowd of 39,457 at the Kingdome Orioles at hay (Chesapeake).
Tuesday night,4 givin the Waingone DETROIT-Everytime Ralph Houk percentage. But Houk waited until the eighth for
Tuesday night, givicg the Washingtot steps out of the Tiger dugout, he is con- Houk started his lefty lineup against his coup de gras. After Ron LeFlore
Bullets a t20-116 victory over the Seat- fronted by a vocal opposition which Nelson Briles and the Tigers racked the misp egra roner
tie SuperSonics and a2-2 tie in the NBA wonders out loud about the ability of the veteran for eight hits and three/runs in run scaring triple, Houk weathered the
championship playoff series. field boss to make the right decisions. four innings. Phil Mankowski had two rm of boos and brought in John iller
The Bullets erased:a la-point, third- LAST NIGHT was no different, but of those hits, but when Baltimore to replace Baker.
quater Befit, ted -p th id the Major must have given his critics manager Earl Weaver turned to lefty Sure enough, Hiller retired six men in
through the fourth period, and led 1 some second' thoughts. You see, Tippy Martinez in the fourth, Houk a row and picked up his fifth sve.
104 after Bohhy Dandridge hit a three- everything he did last night turned to yanked Mankowski in favor of Aurelio Baker picked up his first win without
point awt B 20 sends t go h- gold as the Tigers beat Baltimore, 5-2, Rodriguez. the benefit of his curveball which failed
point play with 20 seconds to go. to snap their seven game losing streak. SURE ENOUGH, Rodriguez made to break consistently all night and led to
Houk's first decision of the night was Houk's platooning look good. He blasted four walks. The rookie relied on a lively
But Seattle's Fred Brown sent the to start young Steve Baker, who was a two-run homer into the lower deck in fastball and a baffling change to total
game into overtime by sinking a jump impressive in his major league debut left in the sixth to give the Bengals a 5-1 six strikeouts and move his stingy

shot from the right corner with 14
seconds on the clock.

last week against the same Orioles but
came away without a decision.
Sure enough, Baker stumped the

sports of the DAILY
Lions sign Walton again
PONTIAC-The Detroit Lions said Tuesday they have re-signed former
wide receiver Larry Walton.
Walton, one of the top 10 all-time Lion receivers, sat out the last National
Football League season after the Lions released him Sept. 12 in the final
squad cut.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Walton played for Detroit from 1969 through 1976,
catching 169 passes for 2,623 yards and 26 touchdowns. He averaged better
than 15 yards per catch for his career.
During the 1976 season, he caught 20 passes for -293 yards and three
touchdowns while playing in every game.
Tigers dump Arroyo again
DETROIT-The Detroit Tigers optioned righthander Fernando Arroyo
back to their farm club at Evansville, Ind., in the American Association
Tuesday.
Arroyo appeared in just two games for the Tigers since being reinstated
from the disabled list May 3 following knee surgery in February. On May 24,
he was removed from the active list and designated for assignment pending
clearing of waivers.
Those waivers were cleared Monday and he was optioned to Evansville.
Summer basketball is booming
SEATTLE-The largest crowd ever to watch a single professional
basketball game, 39, 457, was on hand last night at the Kingdome for the
fourth game of the NBA playoff final between the Washington Bullets and
Seattle SuperSonics.
It was the first basketball game ever played in the Kingdome, which
normally is used for baseball, football and soccer. The Sonics regular home
arena, the Seattle Center coliseum, was being used by a mobile home show.
The previous largest playoff crowd had been the 26,564-at the Cleveland
Cavaliers' home arena in Richfield, Ohio on May 19, 1976.The laygest single-
game crowd had been 35,077 at the Louisiana Superdome for a game on Nov.
30, 1977.
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season marks to three earned runs in
13 innings.
THE TIGERS took an early lead with
to runs in the second on sharp singles by
Steve Kemp, Milt May, Mankowski,
and a scarifice fly off Tim Corcoran's
bat,
But LeFlore's bufoonry in the field
aided the Orioles cause in the following
half inning. After Baker walked the fir-
st two men, LeFlore came up with one
of his pattened dropped-fly-balls-after-
a-long-run to load the bases. Harlow
followed with a deep drive to cente.
LeFlore caught this one, but had no
chance to stoprDoug DeCinces from
scoring from third.
The Tigers others run came in a
somewhat similar fashion in the fourth
inning. Corcoran and Mankowski
singled back to back and Alan Trammel
pushed a ball to the left side of the in-
field which Oriole shortstop Mark
Belanger failed to make the play on.
The current Tiger homestand con-
tinues tonight as the Milwaukee
Brewers come to Detroit. Milt Wilcox
and Bill Travers will beon the mound.
MARC HAS MOVED
(Medieval and Renaissance Collegium)
to
206 Tyler East Quad
Phone: 763-2066

Aurelio Rodriguez
-HR ices it
SCORES

American League
Boston 4, Toronto 0
Deroit 5, Baltimore 2
Cleveland 5, New York 1
Miwaukee 2, Oakland 1
Chiago 6,Califrnia 2
Minneota2, Texas 0
National League
Montreal 7,Chicaga4
Philadlphia a, Pittsburgh, 1
Atlanta 4, Cincinnati3
St. Louis8, NewYork 2
San Francisco1, Houston0

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