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Page 16-Wednesday, June 14, 1978-The Michigan Daily
DETROIT PLUMMETS TO FIFTH PLACE, 7-2:
Brew crew zaps Tigers again

By LIZ MAC
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-The Tiger' pitching
failed again last night as the team lost
their second straight to the Milwaukee
Brewers, 7-2.
The Brewers tagged the Tigers for 13
hits, most of them coming off starter
Jim Slaton, before he was replaced by
Steve Foucault in the seventh.
Detroit could not pull its eight hits
together, as the team got only three hits
after the fourth inning.
The loss dropped the Tigers to fifth
place in the American League East, one
half game behind Milwaukee.
The Brewers opened the scoring in
the second inning. Ben Oglivie tripled
off the left-center field wall and scored
on a single hy Sixto Lezcano. With two
outa, Charlie Moore homered to left
field to put Milwaukee out in front, 3-0.
Milwaukee added one more in the
third and again in the sixth. Don Money
was hit by a pitch and advanced to
second on Sal Bando's walk. Money
then scored on a single by designated
hitter Larry Hisle.
In the sixth inning, Robin Yount led
off with a single and reached second on
a bunt by Gorman Thomas. He scored
on Moore's second hit, a single. Moore
had a total of three REBi's for the
evening.
By this time, Milwaukee batters were

having a feast on Slaton's pitching, and
added two more runs in the seventh.
After a two-out homer by Oglivie,
Foucault came in to finish up.
The closest thing to a Tiger rally
came in the third. Lou Whitaker and
Ron LeFlore opened the inning with
singles. Steve Kemp then singled,
scoring Whitaker, and LeFlore came

home when Rusty Staub hit into a
double play.
Mike Caldwell, now 7-3, went the
distance for Milwaukee. Brewer
manager George Bamberger wasn't
quite as durable, however. He was ejec-
ted in the fourth after a "discussion"
with the first base umpire over a balk
call.

Slaton was the loser, now 6-3.
The Tigers next travel to Kansas City
where Jack Billinghain (5-3) takes the
mound against Paul Splittorff (7-5)
tonight. This starts a seven-game road
trip which will then take the club to
Minnesota and Toronto.

MAJOR LEAGUE NOTES
Padres 'lack guts'-owner Kroc

By The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO-The San Diego Padres lack "pride or guts"
and he's fed up, says owner Ray Kroc,
In an interview yesterday in the San Diego Tribune, Kroc
said catcher-first baseman Gene Tenace "needs to go to an
eye doctor-he can't tell a strike from a ball. He hasn't
given this ballclub one thing since we got him."
"I'M SICK AND TIRED the way this ballclub has been
playing," said Kroc. "It's pitiful. I'm thoroughtly
disgusted. I don't think they've got any guts or pride ...
I'm not going to subsidize idiots.
"Whoever heard of (bleeps) being paid a major league
salary who can't hit? I don't know what these guys want.
You give them a private plane, a players lounge,
everything under the sun. And still they respond like
juveniles."
KROC SAID ONLY four players were "responding." He
named shortstop Ozzie Smith, infielder-outfielder Derrel
Thomas and pitchers Randy Jones and Gaylord Perry.
The others, said the 75-year-ol4 owner, "are demanind
major league salaries and playing like high school kids."
"I'm telling you, Tenace is the most overrated player on
this club-he's a disgrace," Kroc added. Several players
said later that the former Oakland A's standout is a good
player who tries his hardest.
.* * * *
Orioles 3, Mariners 2
BALTIMORE-The Baltimore Orioles, saved from the
brink of defeat by Eddie Murray's two-out 10th-inning
homer, won in the 11th on Larry Harlow's RBI single and
stretched their winning streak to 12 in a row with a 3-2 vic-
tory over the Seattle Mariners last night.
Pat Kelly, who knocked in Baltimore's first run, opened
the 11th with a walk, -stole second and took third on a bunt

single by Billy Smith. After Rich Dauer walked to load the
bases, Kiko Garcia hit into a force at the plate. Harlow then
lined a single off the glove of first baseman Dan Meyer to
score Kelly.
MIKE FLANAGAN, 5-4, pitched a five-hitter, winning his
fourth consecutive game and the eighth in his last nine
decisions.
The Orioles have now won 20 of their last 25 and the
Mariners have lost six ina row.
A home run by Leon Roberts, only the fourth hit off
Flanagan, gave Seattle a 2-1 lead in the loth, but the Orioles
tied it in the bottom of the inning on Murray's homer.
Ken Singleton then singled, chasing Seattle starter Glenn
Abbott, and Enrique Romo, 3-2, came in to retire Lee May
on a foul pop.
Reds 1, Cubs 0
CINCINNATI-Starter Fred Norman fired no-hit ball for
4113 innings and combined with Doug Bair on a four-hitter as
the Cii.rnnati Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Dan
Werner'. fourth-inning sacrifice fly.
The unearned run came after a three-base error by Cubs
right fielder Gene Cline, who dropped a leadoff line drive by
George Foster.
NORMAN, 7-3, lost his no-hit bid when Steve Ontiveros
singled over short with one out in the fifth inning. Only three
Cubs reached second base as Norman boosted his lifetime
record at Riverfront Stadium to 44-11.
Werner was starting his 17th straight game since a back
injury sidelined All-Star catcher Johnny Bench.
Loser Dennis Lamp, 2-6, gave up four hits in 51%3 innings.
Willie Hernandez replaced Lamp after Joe Morgan singled
with one out in the sixth.
Baseball's Top Ten

AMERICAN LEAGUE
G AB
Carew Min ........... 51 193
RoJacksti Cl .............. 43 144
Reynolds Sea .............. 57 194
MolitorMil............... 58 199
Sundberg Tex ............. 52 182
Lynn Bsn. . . .......53 198
Rice Bsn: .................. 55 246
Cooper Mil ................ 51 195
Pinieila NY........... 41 148
Singleton Bal .............. 49 163

RH
30 69
20 51
17 63
35 64
18 58
26 63
44 78
32 61
18 46
17 50

Pet.
.358
.354
.325
.322
.313
.318
.317
.313
.311
.307

NATIONAL LEAGUE
G AB
Griffey Cin ......... 60 245
Buckner Chi ............... 38 235
Monday LA ................ 47 148
FosterCin...............60 241
Burroughs Atl ............56 185
Simmons StL .............. 60 206
Puhl Htn ..................52 213
RSmith LA ................53 195
MadlockSF............... 46 179
Clark SF ..................56 213

R H
38 80
14 44
29 48
41 77
25 59
34 65
25 67
36 61
27 56
34 66

Pct.
.327
.326
.324
.320
.319
.316
.315
.313
.313
.310

Home Runs
Rice, Boston, 19; Baylor, California, 15; Evans ,
Boston, 14; JThompsn, Detroit 14; LMay, Baltimore,
12; GThomas, Milwaukee, 12.
Runs Batted In
Rice, Boston, 54; Staub, Detroit, 44; AOliper,
Texas, 39; Zisk, Texas, 39; LMay, Baltimore, 38;
JThompsn, Detroit 38; Baylor, California, 38.
Pitching (6 Decisions)
Guidry. New York, 10-0, 1.000; Kern, Cleveland,
5-1, .833; Gale, Kansas City, 5-1, .833; Torrez, Boston,
AP Photo 5-2, .818; Tanana, California, 9-3, .750; Eckersley,
Boston,-6-2, .750; Slaton, Detroit, 4-2, .750: 2 Tied
with .714.

Home Runs
Kingman, Chicago, 14; Luzinski, Philadelphia, 14;
Foster, Cincinnati, 14; Monday, Los Angeles, 12;
RSmith, Los Angeles, 11.
Runs BattedIn
Foster, Cincinnati, 48; Montanez, New York, 42;
Cey, Los Angeles, 41; RSmith, Los Angeles, 41;
McCovey, San Francisco, 41.
Pitching (6ODecisions)
Bonham, Cincinnati, 7-1, .875; Hrnandz, Chicago.
5-1, .833; Zachry, New York, 7-2, .778; Grimsley,
Montreal, 10-3, .769; Rau, Los Angeles, 6-2, .750;
Perr'yYSan Diego; 5-2, .714; Moffitt, San Francisco,
5-2,.714;Montefusco,SanFrancisco, 5-2, .714.

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