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Page 16-Saturday, June 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Billingiam'leads Tigers over K
By GARY KICINSKI as McRae grounded out to second.
ByecGalYotheKilyThe Tigers came back with a pair of runs in the second inning. Jason
5pedalto the Daily Thompson slapped one to the left side that third baseman Brett bobbled as he
DETROIT-Veteran pitcher Jack Billingham threw his best game as a tried to cut it off for an error.
Tiger and got strong relief help from John Hiller last night in leading the Tigers That brought up Aurelio Rodriguez, batting in the fifth slot in manager
to a 3-2 victory over Kansas City. Ralph Houk's revamped lineup. On a 3-2 pitch Rodriguez lined a Paul Splittorff
The 35 year old Billingham fired a three-hitter for eight innings before fastball over the scoreboard in left, giving Detroit a 2-1 lead on the third
yielding to Hiller in the ninth, baseman's fifth home run of the year.
Billingham gave up an unearned run in the first and retired ten Royals in a The Bengals added a singled run in the fourth as Parrish walked, went to
row in the middle innings while gaining his fifth win against three defeats. third on a hit and run single by John Wockenfuss and scored on a liner to right
Hiller came on in the ninth with the Tigers up 3-1, pitching to George Brett by Trammell.
with men at first and third and nobody out. Hiller induced Brett to pop to shor- Meanwhile, Billinlgham flushed out the Royals, utilizing a tough slider and
tstop Alan Trammell for the first out. a baffling slow curve while keeping his pitches low. After allowing singles in the
Right fielder Al Cowans then smashed a two-strike pitch to Steve Kemp in first and third innings, Billingham mowed down 18 consecutive hitters without
left for the second out, as Hal McRae scored from third to narrow the margin to allowing a hit.
3-2. Houk pulled the former Red after Billingham had walked McRae to lead off
Hiller then reared back and blew three strikes past pinch hitter Amos Otis the ninth and had given up a single to rookie Clint Hurdle.
for the third out, to the cheers of the 32,309 fans on Polish American night. Royal starter Splittorff pitched a tough ballgame in his own right, permit-
The Royals scored a run off Billingham in the first inning, without the aid of ting just six Tiger hits, but allowing three walks in addition to Rodriguez's two
a hit. Leadoff batter Willie Wilson dropped a bunt near the mound which run blow.
Billingham bobbled for a one-base error. The win moved the Tigers to within five games of first place Boston who,
Wilson then proceeded to move to third when catcher Lance Parrish rifled along with second place New York, was playing a late starting game on the
the ball on one hop to centerfielder Ron Leflore. Wilson scored on the next play West Coast.
b Holmes wins hal o
title in spit decision
LAS VEGAS (AP)-Lasrry Holmes year-old Norton, who was defending the
almost knocked down Ken Norton twice title for the first time after he got it
in the late rounds of a split decision when the WBC stripped Leon Spinks of
fight to win the World Boxing Council championship recogntion.
heavyweight championship last night For Holmes, the victory was his 28th
With Norton, who stalked Homles straight i a career marked by
throughout, seemingly in control of the frustation. It took several years for the
fight, Holmes came back and had the talented Holmes to gain recognition,
defending champion in deep trouble. and when he lost his big chance, he
Then, after Norton came back in the didn't let it slip through his fingers.
14th, Holmes almost put down the Judges Harold Buck and Joe Swessel
Californian again in the final three scored it 143-142 for Holmes, while
minutes, marked by one, long toe-to-toe judge Lou Tabot voted 143-142 Norton.
exchange. The Associated Press scored it 143-
IT WAS A bitter defeat for the 32- 142 for Norton.

Ken Norton receives a glancing blow from new Heavyweight Champion Larry
Holmes during their championship bout last night in Las Vegas. Holmes won a
split decision over Norton, who earned the WBC title after the council stripped
Leon Spinks of his title.
Lamp lights up Cubs
CHICAGO (AP)-Dennis Lamp pitched a one-hitter and Dave Kingman
blasted a two-run homer in the first inning yesterday to lead the Chicago
Cubs to a 5-0 victory.
Lamp; gaining only his second victory against five losses, helped his own
cause with a pair of run-scoring singles as the first-place Cubs captured their
seventh victory in their last eight starts.
Lamp, a 25-year-old right-hander, had a no-hitter going until Gene
Richards singled with two out in the sixth inning. The only other baserunner
for the San Diego Padres was Gene Tenace, who walked in both the second
and seventh innings.,
Kingman, the National League's home run leader, walloped his 13th of
the season after Gene Clines had doubled off loser Bob Owchinko, 3-6.
Lamp singled home a run in the second inning and Clines followed with a
run-scoring double to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead.
Chicago picked up another run in the sixth when Kingman beat out a
bunt single and came around to score on an infield single by Lamp.
Lamp retired the first four Padres on ground balls before Gene Tenace
walked with one out in the second. Tucker Ashford hit into a force play but
reached second when Manny Trillo's-relay wentinto the-dugout for an error,
but Lamp got Dave Roberts to fly out to end the inning.

sport s of the DAILY
By The Associated Press
Make room for Simons
MEMPHIS-Jim Simons, a recent winner of the Memorial tourna-
ment, putted his way to a 4-under-par 68 and a one-stroke lead yesterday in
the second round of the $250,000 Danny Thomas Memphis Golf Classic.
"Basically, I didn't make many mistakes," the baby-faced Simons said,
"and I putted the ball very well."
He did, indeed. he scored four times from the 12 to 15 foot range and
dropped two others from about 25 feet.
The strong.effort in hot, sunny weather gave him a 36-hole total of 136, 8
shots under par on th4 7,249 yard Colonial Country Club course which was
still wet from a series of thunderstorms.
Americans win in Paris
PARIS-Americans Hank Pfister and dene Mayer won the French
Open men's doubles title yesterday with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over the
Spanish team of Jose Higueras and Manuel Orantes.
Pfister, 24, and Mayer, 22, played crisp, aggressive tennis to gain the
$18,000 title and to uphold a bit of Ameican honor here at Roland Garros
Dick Stockton of the United States faces defending champion Guillermo
Vilas in the men's semifinals today, but no other Americans are left in the
final rounds of clay court play.
Baseball NaionaiLeague
American League chicago5, SanDiego0
cleveland 7, Minnesota 3 Philadelphia 0. Atlanta i
Detroit3.Kansas city 2 New York 3, San Francisco 2
chicago 4,Texas3 Montreal58, Los Angeles 9
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