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Page 16--Thursday, June 29, 1978-The Michigan Daily
BUT TRIBE TAKES NIGHTCAP
Slaton notches 8th win in opener

By PAUL CAMPBELL
Special to The Dally
CLEVELAND - Everybody loves a
winner. Jim Slaton's counting on that.
Slaton, who hopes to join the ranks of
baseball's monied elite through free
agency at year's end, chalked up
another unimpressive win last night as
the Tigers hung on to nip Cleveland, 4-3,
in the opener of a twi-night
doubleheader.
However, Mike Paxton hurled a fine
seven-hitter and got a good relief job
from Sid Monge to defeat Detroit 2-1 in
the nightcap. The Tigers wasted an out-
standing performance by Milt Wilcox
who limited the Tribe to just three hits.
The 28-year-old Slaton leads the
Detroit staff with an 8-4 record, though
his contribution to the Tigers' win in the
opener was marginal.
Slaton pitched 5% innings, giving up
five hits and four walks. But the Bengal
infield turned four double plays to
minimize the damage done by Slaton's
sloppiness, preserving Detroit's 4-0
lead.
One of the twin killings came in the
fifth inning after the Indians Rick Man-
ning led off with a single. But Slaton
issued back-to-back walks to Andre
Thorton and Bernie Carbo. Gary
Alexander then barely cleared the left
field wall to bring Cleveland back
within one run.
It was Alexander's 14th home run of
the year and his second three-run job
against the Tigers in three games.
Slaton left the game after the gopher
ball, taking with him an ERA of 4.80.
That sad figure takes considerable
luster off his respectable record.
John Hiller saved the game for
Detroit, the eighth time he has done so
this year. He struck out four and
wriggled his way out of jams in the last
two innings when the Indians put the
winning runsin second base.
While Slaton has been pitching poorly
and winning, Cleveland starter Rick
Waits has been pitching well and losing.
Though he wasn't up to his standard
last night, it took a bit of bad luck to
open the door for a three-run Tiger rally
in the third.
After Mark Wagner reached first

when third baseman Ted Cox dropped
his high bouncer, singles by Steve
Dillard and Ron LeFlore brought him
around. Steve Kemp's sacrifice fly and
Aurelio Rodriguez's two-out single ac-
counted for the other RBI's.
It was the same story in the fourth
inning when Detroit scored the winning
run. Wagner singled, was sacrificed to
second, and came home whdhLeFlore
Hill er-ifi

punched a single to center. But the Indians countered in the bot-
Rodriguez led the Tigers' eight-hit at- tom of the same inning on an RBI single
tack with two singles and a ground-rule by Thornton to round out the scoring. In
double, while Jason Thonspson went 0- all, the game took just over two hours to
for-5, ending his 12-game hitting streak. complete.
In the second game Cleveland scored The split keeps Detroit's record at
first in the third inning on an RBI single .500 (36-36). The Tigers and Indians
by Manning. play the rubber game of their five-
The game zipped along and it wasn't game series at noon today.
until the sixth inning before the Tigers The starting pitchers for today's
got on the scoreboard. Rusty Staub game will be David Clyde (4-3) for
singled home LeFlore to momentarily Cleveland, and Bob Sykes (3-4) for
even things up. Detroit.
Bird's wing stretched
i nN.Y.; joitn s Tig ers

First Game
DETROIT
ab
LeFlore cf .......... 4
Kempif......... 3
Staub dh........... 3
J. Thompsonlb. .. 5
A. Rodriguez3b.......... 4
m. Stanley rf .............. 3
Parrishc............. 3
M. May c...........
Wagaer ss ... 4
Dillard 2b .............. 5... 0
Whittaker 2b.......... 0
Total ..... ............... 32

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1
0
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0
0
a

CLEVELAND
ab r
Daderf.............. . 5 0
Manningc.........2 0
Gruabb i .......... 3 0
Thontnlb....3 1
Carboa.dh. ......2 1
Pruitt ph.. .......1 0
G.Alexander. . 3
Kuiper 2b.......... 3 0
Blanks ph.. . .....1 0
Cox 3b... .....3 0
Veryzer ss.,.. . ..... 3 0
Total .....29 3
Detroit . . . 003 10........003 100
Clev'eland ........0 00 0 03

h bi
2 2
1 0
3 1
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
8 4
0 0
1 0
1 0
1 0
l 3
000 o-4
000 o-3

DETROIT (AP) - Ailing Detroit
Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych was to
rejoin the team Wednesday in
Cleveland after getting treatment from
the New York Yankees' team
physician.
The Tigers said they sought out Dr.
Maurice Cowen because of his success
in treating a similar ailment of Yankee
pitcher Don Gullett.
Fidrych received what the Tigers
termed "vigorous treatment" from
Cowen, an orthopedic specialist at New
York's Lenox Hill Hospital.
"I agree with previous diagnoses of
tendonitis in Mark's shoulder," Cowen
said. "I found that repeated episodes of
inflammation resulted in tightening of
the right shoulder, limiting complete
movement of the arm.
"In an attempt to get Mark pitching
again, under a general anesthetic, I
manipulated the shoulder, stretching
the scarred tendons, muscles and
ligaments so he could get his arm into a
cocking position, which he had not been
able to do before."
Cowen said the treatment was
similar to those he gave Yankee pit-
chers Gullett and Jim Hunter, who have
been suffering similar ailments.
Fidrych has been on the disabled list
since May 1 and has not pitched since
April 17.
He was leaving New York im-
mediately for Cleveland, where the
Tigers played the Indians last night.
Tiger officials said he would resume
an exercise program which included
light throwing.
It was Gullett's performance against
the Tigers on Sunday that prompted

E-Cox, veryzer. DP-Detroit 4. Cleveland 2.
LOB-Detroit 9, Cleveland 7. 2B--A. Rodrigues.
HR-G. Alexander (14). S-Dillard, LeFlore, Cox.
SF-Kemp.
IP H R ER BB SO
Detroit
Slat W, 8-4. 5% 5 3 3 5 1
Hiller .. ..... 3 2 0 0 2 4
Cleveland
Waits L,5-8........ 7h 8 0 4 2 3 2
Spillner. 1 0 0 0 1 1
Monge........2 0 0 0 1 1
Save-Hiller8. WP- Hiller T-2:33.
Jim Slaton
. 8th win

club officials to seek Cowen's help.
Fidrych had planned to consult Dr.
Frank Jobe in Los Angeles who treated
him last month. But the Tigers said
their team physician, Dr. Clarence
Livingood of Henry Ford Hospital,
made arrangements for him to see Dr.
Cowen.
"Dr. Jobe feels Gullett's ailment was
somewhat similar in location to
Mark's," explained Tiger General
Manager Jim Campbell. "And since
Dr. Cowen had such good results with
Gullett, we decided to send Mark to see
him."
Fidrych's trouble has been diagnosed
as tendonitis in the right shoulder. Rest
and controlled exercise were
prescribed. He spent a month in the
Florida sunshine but threw no better on
his return June 21 than he had before.
Fidrych was 19-9 and the American
League Rookie of the Year in 1976. Last
year he was 6-4 before his arm gave out.
This year he was 2-0 when he was
sidelined April21.

Wfftjt~' League Sta~ug

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L
Boston .................... 51 22
New York .................42 30
Milwaukee ... ... 41 31
Baltimore ................ 40 33
Detroit ................ 36 35
Cleveland ................. 32 39
Toronto...................25 47
WEST
Texas ..................... 39 32
Kansas City ............... 38 33
California ................37 36
'Oaklad . . 35 30
Chagoa. .... 33 39
Minnesota................. 30 41
Seattle. . .. .26 49
Laegames nottincluded

Pot.
.599
.583
.569
.548
.505
.457
.347
.549
.535
.507
.479
.458
.423
.347

GB
_
8t/2
9a/2
11
14
181/2
25/
1
3'

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
W L
Philadelphia .............. 37 30
Chicago .:.................37 33
Montreal .................. 37 36
Pittsburgh ............... 34 36
New York .................32 44
St.Louis............. 28 47
WEST
SanFrancisco......... 46 26
Cincinnati .................44 29
Los Angeles ............ 40 32
San Diego .................35 38
Houston. . ........31 38
lout.... .31 30
Atlanta ....... . .. 29 41
Late gamesnotincluded

Pct.
.552
.529
.507
.486
.421
.373
.639
.603
.556
.479
.449 13
.449
-.44

GB
11
3
4
9
112
13
21
11 11
131
16

John Hiller ...
. 8th savea

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