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2Page 12-Thursday, July 20, 1978-The Michigan Doily
Pistons fill PR post
by raiding U-D again
DETROIT (AP) - Coach Dick Vitale responsibilities as manager in charge
once again dipped into his old Univer- of office personnel.
ity of Detroit home to bolster the Also, Doyle reported, part-owner of
operations of his Detroit Pistons of the the Pistons, Ted Ewald, will become a
:NBA. business consultant for the team.
Bill Kreifelt, sports information Ewald also is a part-owner of the
director at Detroit, says he has accep- Detroit Express of the North American
ied a job as public relations director for Soccer League.
the Pistons and would give the univer-
sity his resignation notice today. Vitale had previously "raided" the
No formal announcement was made, University of Detroit to get Mike
but Kreifelt confirmed the move by Brunker as a Pistons assistant coach.
Rphone from his parents' home in Brunker was an assistant under both
Arizona after Detroit sportscaster Vin- Vitale and Dave Gaines With the Titans.
ce Doyle of WWJ radio broadcast the The Pistons' first two draft choices
news yesterday. this year were Detroit stars Terry

ose's bunt in 9th
keeps streak alive
PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Pete Rose extended his hitting streak to 32
games with . two-out bunt single in the ninth inning last night after Ken
Henderson's three-run homer in the seventh and George Foster's grand
slam iA the eighth carried the Cincinnati 'Reds to a 7-2 victory over
Philadelphia.
Cincinnati's victory, which moved the Reds within two games of first-
place San Francisco in the National League West, prevented Steve Carlton,
8-9, from recording his 200th career victory.
Rose, five games shy of Tommy Holmes' NL record of 37 straight games
with a hit, had walked, grounded out twice, and struck out before he bunted
safely toward third.
The Phillies led 2-0 with two out in the seventh before Carlton gave up
singles to Johnny Bench and Dave Concepction before Henderson's home
run over the left field bullpen.
In the eighth Rose walked, Ken Griffey singled, Joe Morgan was inten-
tionally walked, and Foster slammed his league-leading 23rd home run off
reliever Ron Reed.

Doyle said Brian Hitsky, director of
public relations and marketing for the
Pistons, would continue in his
marketing job and be given new

Tyler and John Long. Other former
Titans were invited to a tryout camp,
including Dennis Boyd, Owen Wells,
Kevin Kaseta and ex-Piston Terry
Thomas.

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GETS TENTH WIN
Slaton six-hifts A's,
kKLAND (UPI)-Jason Thompson's two-run seventh- DETROIT
single off second baseman Mike Edwards' glove a r h hi
day drove in two runs and carried Jim Slaton and the whtaker .b 10 1
t Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland A's. Staubdh3........... 5 o 0 F
ve Revering's two-run homer in the sixth put the A's JThomson 1b ...... 4 1 2 F
3-2, but in the seventh, Phil Mankowski doubled with Kemp If ........... 4 0 0 0 F
to start Detroit's winning rally. rcranr 1 0
FTER A walk to Alan Trammell, Ron LeFlore hit into a Mankowski 3b ..... 2 1 2 0
ut. But an infield single by Lou Whitaker scored one ARodriqueza3b.....1 1 o
d Rusty Staub walked to load the bases for Thompson, Trammellss.......2 0 0 1 E
- '. .- .- . 1 Total .............. 32 S 6 5 S

5-4
OAKLAND
ab r
Wallis cf . 3 0
Tl~uncan 3b...2 0
Page If ........... 3 0
Horton dh ......... 3 i
Revering ib....... 4 1
Guerrero ss ..... 3 0
Newman c ... ...... 4 0

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Edwards 2b....... 4 2 2 1
Burke ri ........... 3 0 2 0
)Murphy ph ....... 1 0 0 0
otal............... 30 4 6 4

whose grounder deflected off Edwards' glove and into right
field.
Slaton, 10-6, scattered six hits, walked four and picked up
his sixth complete game. Matt Keough, 6-6, touched for five
hits and all five Tiger runs in 6% innings, took the loss.
'aylor Duncan's sacrifice fly in the third gave the A's a
1-0 lead, but Detroit countered with two runs in the fifth on a
fielder's choice grounder by Trammell and Flore's
sacrifice fly. Edwards' first homer in the ninth left Oakland
one run short.

Detroit......... 4100.020.300-....... 020 0--
Oakland... . . . ..0........001 0 0 2 0 0 1-4
E-Guerrero. LOS-Detroit 7, Oakland 5. 2B-Mankowski. HR-Revering
(12), Edwards (t). SS-Burke, LeFlore. S-TrammeN, wais. SF-TDuncan,
LeFlore. IP H ER BB sO
Detroit
satonw ,10-................. .. 4 4 4 5
Oakland
Keough L,6-6..............................6% 5 5 3 4 3
Lacey........Is 1 0 0 0 1
Heaverlo... . . ..1 0 0 0 0 0

s
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Boston ................ 61 28 .685 -
Milwaukee ............ 53 36 .596 8.
Baltimore......... 50 42 .543 12%
New York .......... ..47 42 .528 14
Detroit ............... 46 45 .505 16
Cleveland............ 43 48 .473 19
Toronto ............... 33 58 .363 29
WEST
Kansas City ........... 48 41 .539 -
California ............. 49 43 .533 %
Oakland ............... 48 46 .510 2%
Texas ............... 46 44 .511 2%
Minnesota ............. 39 48 .448 8
Chicago ............39 51 .433 9/2
Seattle.............. 32 62 .340 18
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 5, Oakland 4
Today's Games
Boston (Lee, 10-3) at Milwaukee (Replogle, 4-2), n.
Baltimore (D. Martinez, 7-7) at Chicago (Stone,
7-7), n.
New York (Guidry, 13-1) at Minnesota (Jackson,
2-2), n.
Texas (Alexander, 6-5) at Kansas City (Leonard;
10-11), n.
Only games scheduled

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