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Page 16-Thursday, July 6, 1978-The Michigan Daily
BILLINGHAM WINS SEVENTH
Tigers wake up, pulverize Tribe
and went to second when rightfielder bases with his eleventh homer of the scoring two runs on a bases-loade
By iltRiCDaiNlPaul Dade lost the ball between his year into the empty upper deck seats in Thompson single to make it 10-2.
5pec~ii~hcaiiyleg. r~t.THREE MORE Tiger runs scored ii
Maybe the Cleveland Indians figured Dade answered calls for an encore rghe Tigers made it 8-2 in the fourth on the eighth, two coming home on Kemp's
that if they couldn't be good, they might and did his Pele imitation by bouncing Whitaker's first of three hits, scoring single.
as well be funny. Ron LeFlore's soft liner off his left knee LeFlore with his league-leading 59th Billingham scattered ten Indian hit
The Indians pulled more bone-headed for his second error of the inning. run of the year. LeFlore later scored his (four of which never got out of the in
maneuvers than you'd see inr thethe eighth inning on a wild field) and allowed a Gary Alexander
average father-and-son game last A SACRIFICE fly by Lou Whitaker pitch. homer in the eighth but threw strikes
night, as the Tigers walked away with a brought Trammell home with the fifth In the sixth the Tigers were aided by most of the way with his large lead.
13-3 laugher at Tiger Stadium. Tiger run, and Rusty Staub cleaned the more comical Indian infield play, The win put some breathing room
between the fifth-place Tigers and the

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TIGER STARTER Jack Billingham
withstood some shakey fielding in the
first two innings to notch his seventh
win against five defeats.
After the second inning, the center-
field scoreboard read more like yester-
day's winning lottery number than the
line score. The Tigers had tallied seven
runs on just four hits, while the Tribe
had committed three errors to com-
plement its two runs and four hits.
Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the
second, Tiger Jason Thompson led off
with a high hopper down the first base
line that bounced off Andre Thornton's
chest and continued on its merry way
into the right field corner. Thompson
legged it out for what was charitably
ruled a double.
AFTER STEVE Kemp walked, Milt
May singled Thompson home to make
the score 2-1. With runners at first and
second and still nobody out, Indian
hurler Rick Wise (6-11) fielded Phil
Mankowski's bunt and fired the ball in-
to the left field corner trying to force
Kemp at third. Two runs scored and
Mankowski went to second.
After Tim Corcoran flied out, Alan
Trammell lined an RBI single to right

F7(Lj4V League Slaxdixg6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Boston ................53 24 .688 -
Milwaukee...........45 34 .570 9
New York............45 34 .570 9
Baltimore.............44 36 .544 10%/
Detroit ................ 39 41 .488 15%
Cleveland............37 43 .463 17%
Toronto-...............29 51 .363 25i
WEST
California-.............42 38 .525 -
Oakland...............42 39 .519 /2
Texas--------------....40 38 .513 5
Kansas City - 40 39 .506 41a
Chicago...............37 42 .468 4i/2
Minnesota.............34 42 .447 6
Seattle-................28 54 .341 15
Yesterday'sGames
Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 (first game>)
Detroit13, Clev.eland3
MilwaukeeatMinnesotan
California at Kansas City, n
New York at Texas, n
Oakland at Seattle, "n

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia .......... 43 32 .573 -
Chicago ............... 40 37 .519 4
Pittsburgh.............38 39 .494 6
Montreal .............. 39 42 .481 7
New York ............. 34 47 .420 12
St. Louis ............... 32 50 .390 14i/2
WEST
San Francisco. 9..44 32 .605 -
Los Angeles.......46 34 .575 2
Cincinnati ............. 47 35 .573 2/2
San Diego ............ 41 41 .500 8%
Houston ............... 35 43 .449 12%/
Atlanta................33 45 .423 14
Yesterday's Games
San Francisco5, San Diego4
Philadephiat NewYork.n
Chicago at St. Louis, n
Atlanta at Los Angeles, n
Late games not included

sixth-place Indians, who are now
separated by two full games. Tiger Jim
Slaton (8-5) will match up against Rick
Waits (6-8) tonight in the second and
final game of the two-game series.
Horton
headed
west
OAKLAND (AP)-Veteran outfielder
Willie Horton has been signed by the
Oakland A's, owner Charles O. Finley
said yesterday.
Horton, 34, recently was placed on
waivers by the Cleveland Indians, and
Finley will take over his contract,
which runs through next year, said
Charlie Dye, Horton's agent.
"He'll serve as a designated hitter,
occasionally as-an outfielder and oc-
casionally as a pinch hitter," Finley
said. "I think that he'll be a great help
to the club."

NL All-Stars named,
7 starters return
NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Greg Luzinski, with some 3.5 million votes,
and infielder Larry Bowa, both of the Philadelphia Phillies, topped the National
League balloting for the 49th All-Star Game to be played Tuesday in San Diego.
Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced yesterday.
Luzinski, whose 18 home runs equalled George Foster's as the best in the
league through games of Tuesday, will start for the third consecutive year.
Foster, of the Cincinnati Reds, also a starter, leads the league with 61 runs batted
in.
Bowa, who trailed through most of the balloting by fans, will start at shortstop
for the second time. He was elected to start in 1974, and was an All-Star in 1975 and
1976.
Luzinski, Bowa, and Foster will be joined in the starting lineup by Cincinnati
catcher Johnny Bench, Los Angeles first baseman Steve Garvey, Cincinnati
second baseman Joe Morgan, Reds third baseman Pete Rose, and Los Angeles out-
fielder Rick Monday.
Luzinski, Garvey, Bench, Morgan and Foster all. started last year. Rose, who
reached the 3,000-hit mark earlier this season is starting for the seventh time,
while Monday is making his premier appearance.
Meanwhile, Dave Parker, the Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder who was selected as
a reserve on the NL squad, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list following
realignment of a cheekbone fractured in a home plate collision, the Pittsburgh
Pirates said yesterday.
The American League starters, announced Tuesday, included Boston catcher
Carlton Fisk, Minnesota first baseman Rod Carew, Milwaukee second baseman
Don Money, Kansas City shortstop Fred Patek, Royals third baseman George
Brett, and outfielders Jim Rice of Boston, Richie Zisk of Texas and Reggie
Jackson of New York.
The NL pitching staff, announced Tuesday, features Cincinnati's Tom Seaver,
San Francisco's Vida Blue, Montreal's Ross Grimsley and Steve Rogers,
Chicago's Bruce Sutter, San Diego's Rollie Fingers, New York's Pat Zachry, Los
Angeles' Tommy John and Atlanta's Phil Niekro.
The AL pitchers include New York's Rich Gossage and Ron Guidry,
Baltimore's Jim Palmer and Mike Flanagan, California's Frank Tanana,
Oakland's Matt Keough and Cleveland's Jim Kern.

STEVE KEMP slides under Cleveland third baseman Buddy Bell in the second
inning at Tiger Stadium last night. A throwing error on the play allowed Kemp
and Milt May to score.

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