Page 16-Thursday, June 1, 1978-The Michigan Daily
RODRIGUEZ HOMER IS ENOUGH:
Wilcox Tigers blank Brewers 3-0
By GEOFF LARCOM
Special tothe Daily
DETROIT-The Detroit Tigers,
courtesy of another gutsy pitching per-
formance by Milt Wilcox, clawed to
within six games of the Boston Red Sox
in the American League East division
by shutting out the red-hot Milwaukee
Brewers 3-0 here last night.
For the Tigers, it was the second win
in a row following a disasterous seven
game losing streak which saw them
slide from first place to seven games
The loss kept the Brewers entrenched
in fourth place, 22 games behind the
Tigers and812 behind Boston.
In raising his record to 4-2, starter
and finisher Wilcox handcuffed the
Brewers, fanning eight beermen while
scattering eight hits and walking only
For the second straight night, third-
sacker Auerilio Rodriguez was the of-
fensive hero for the Tigers.
PONTIAC (UPI) - Goals from Keith
Furphy, David Bradford and Steve
David gave Detroit a 3-0 victory last
night over the Philadelphia Fury that
put the Express into first place in the
Central Division of the North American
THE VICTORY was Detroit's second
straight at home and gave the Express
Braves to Dallas
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo
Braves will vanish this summer and
reappear as the Dallas Expres if the
Buffalo owners and the NBA agree with
Club President Norm Sonju.
"I've taken a hard, hard look at this
question," Sonju said yesterday. "With
the numbers, the growth projections
and the civic enthusiasm of Dallas, it
looks to me like that's the decision."
Sonju said owners John Y. Brown and
Harry Mangurian still must order him
to set the wheels in motion, and the
NBA's Board of Governors would have
to approve during its June meeting.
He said he expected approval from
He likes the name Express, the same
as Detroit's soccer team, he said,
"because the new Special Events Cen-
ter will be built on the site of a rail cen-
ter. On something like this, I don't think
we'd have time to run a contest for the
public to picka name."
The Braves broke their lease May 8
on Memorial Auditorium over the
Common Council's refusal to approve
Sonju's request for 30 extra days to
study basketball markets, including
Other spots studied intensively in-
cluded Hollywood, Fla., Birmingham,
Ala., and Louisville, Ky., Brown's
With two gone in the second,
Rodriguez gashed Milwaukee starter
Bill Travers' first serve off the facing of
the upper deck in left, for his fourth
round-tripper of the year.
Then in the fifth, the strong-armed
Mexican shota single to right, bringing
home Lance Parrish, who had singled
and advanced to second on leftfielder
The Tigers picked up their final run,
again courtesy of Oglivie as Jason
Thompson made it to second an another
of the former Tiger's miscues, and then
following Steve Kemp's ground out
busted home on another Brewer error,
this one by second baseman Paul
Milwaukee, -7-2 in its last nine, turned
charitable last night with five errors,
while the Tiger defeense was airtight.
While the Tigers were pecking away
at the butterfingered Brewers Wilcox
was equal to every blue shirt threat.
Back to back singles in the second, by
n in first
a 7-6 mark as Steve Hardwick picked up
his fourth shutout of the season.
Philadelphia dropped to 5-7 and
remained in the Eastern Division
David, last year's NASL scoring
champion, set up Bradford's goal by
getting tripped for a penalty kick and
scored the third goal late in the second
half to ice the game for the Express.
Furphy scored his sixth goal of the
season and his fifth game-winner while
British superstar Trevor Francis con-
nected for two assists.
Tigers gain on first
as Jays beat Bosox
BOSTON (AP) - Jim Clancy, staked
to a six-run first-inning lead, fashioned
his second consecutive victory with an
eight-strikeout effort last night as the
Toronto Blue Jays breezed to a 6-2 vic-
tory over Boston, snapping the Red Sox'
eight-game winning streak.
Clancy, 4-4, a 22-year-old right-
hander less than one year out of Class
AA ball, allowed nine hits and walked
four batters in 7%innings.
Veteran left-hander Bill Lee, 7-2,
failed to survive the first inning. He
retired the first batter before Bob
Bailor lined a double off the top of the
scoreboard in left. Roy Howell walked
and Otto Velez followed with a two-run
double off the wall in center. John
Mayberry then scored Velez with a line
double to right. A walk, an infield out
and two more walks accounted for a
fourth run and finished Lee.
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designated hitter Sal Bando and Oglivie
put men on first and second. But Wilcox
busted three strikes past rightfielder
Sixto Lezcano'-and centerfielder Gor-
The only other Milwaukee threat
came in the fifth, when with two gone
singles by Thomas, catchereCharlie
Moore and Molitor loaded the bases,
Wilcox worked the count to 3-2 and then
got Brewer belter Cecil Cooper to boun-
ce to Rodriguez.
In addition to the heroics of Wilcox
and Rodriguez, the fans were treated to
gestures and theatrics of first base um-
pire Ron Luciano, the American
League's answer to comedian Steve
Starting against Jim Slaton (4-2)
tonight will be former Wolverine hurler
Lary Sorenson (6-3). The game begins
at 8 p.m.
Bjorn again AP Photo
Bjorn Borg returns a shot to France's Eric Deblicker in the first round of the
$400,000 French Open Tennis tournament in Paris yesterday. Borg whipped
Deblicker 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to round two.
The IM department is offering two special clinics this week. Today at
the North Campus Recreation Building in the exercise room at 6 p.m. two
films will be shown. The first film is "Orienteering" (hoe to use a compass
and map), followed by "What Makes Them Run?".
Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. in the same.place there will be an orien-
teering workshop. Appropriate dress for such activity is recommended.
JUNE 5 IS THE deadline for men's and women's racquetball singles,
table tennis singles and co-rec tennis.
There are three workshops this weekend concerning "New Games."
"New Games" are non-competitive group games. Friday the workshop
meets from 7-10 p.m. at the Coliseum, Saturday from 9:30 to 4 also at the
Coliseum and Sunday from noon to 4 at Fuller Field. There is a $10
registration fee. For information and registration contact RochelleBast at
Spring/summer building hours are as follows:
" CENTRAL CAMPUS M-F: 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 9 am-Sp.m.
a INTRAMURAL BUILDING (until 6-25) M and F: 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
T, Wand Th: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat and Sun: Closed
From 6-26 to 8-6:
M-F: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun: Closed
" NORTH CAMPUS M-F: 7 a.m.-9p.m.
Sat: 9a.m.-9 p.m.