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Page 16-Thursday, July 27, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Rose reaches 39, Clark stopped

Pete aims for Cobb;
faces Carlton Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Rose
extended his modern National League
record consecutive game hitting streak
to 39 games with a fifth inning double,
but the New York Mets overwhelmbed
Cincinnati 12-3 on former Red Joel
Youngblood's bases-loaded triple and
two-run homer.
Rose doubled uo the alley in right-
center field on a 2-2 pitch from Mets
starter Nino Espinosa, 9p8.
ROSE GROUNDED out and walked
on four pitches in the third before
leading a fifth with his double.
C.J. Kupec, the 6 foot 8 three
year veteran from the Univer-
sity of Michigan, has been
traded by the Houston Rockets
to the Milwaukee Bucks for the
Bucks fourth round draft choice
in the 1979 draft.
Kupec, who averaged four
points and 1.9 rebounds per
game for the Rockets last year,
is joining his third team. He
was originally drafted and
signed by the Los Angeles
Rose's streak has centered the atten-
tion of all baseball fans on him, and has
brought the trivia nuts out of the wood-
work. One has brought up a copule of
scoring situations which could confuse
the average fan.
How would you score them?
1. LET'S SAY Rose comes to the
plate five times in a game. He draws
two walks, gets hit by a pitch once,;
reaches base once on catcher's inter-
ference and delivers one sacrifice bunt.
Is his consecutive game hitting streak
still alive or it is over?
2. Change the sacrifice bunt to a
sacrifice fly-what does that do to
Rose's streak?

According to the baseball rule book,
in the first instance rose's streak would
still be alive but in the second it would
be over.
The situation is covered by the
Baseball Rules, 1978 edition, headlined
Guidelines for Cumulative Performan-
ce Records.
"A consecutive-game hitting streak
shall not be terminated if all the players
appearances result in a base on balls,
hit batsman, defensive interference or
a sacrifice bunt. The streak shall ter-
minate if the player gets no sacrifice
except for a fly.
The difference between the two forms
of sacrifice is because in many cases a
sacrifice fly comes about by accident.
The player may be swinging away for a
base hit, but if he flies out and a runner
scores, he is credited with a sacrifice
and not charged with a time at bat.
In the case of a bunt it is clearly the
player's intention to sacrifice, unless he
is bunting for a base hit. In that case the
official scorer is supposed to charge
him for a time at bat even if the play
results in the advancement of a

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--"I'd rather
see it end in a winning game for us, but
we didn't give up any ground. That's
good," a philosophical Jack Clark said
yesterday after his 26-game hitting
streak came to an end in Silvio Mar-
tinez' two-hitter that carried St. Louis
past San Francisco 2-1.
Despite the loss, the Giants remained
two games ahead of Cincinnati in the
National League West. The Reds, with
Pete Rose extending his streak to 39
games, were routed 12-3 in New York.
"I would have liked to make it longer,
but I got the club record." His 25th
game broke the Giants' mark shared by
fred Lindsmith, Don Moeller and Willie
McCovey. "I'll have other batting
streaks. Maybe later this year or some
other season I can do better."
Said Martinez: "My strategy against
Clark was to throw on the outside cor-
ner all day. Other than that, I didn't pit-
ch him any differently than anybody
Clark's streak ended before a crowd
of 18,769, which pushed San Francisco's
.home attendance over the one million
mark for the first time since 1971. Clark
was 0-4 although he hit the ball well in
two at bats.

Lous Brock singled in a run in the
eighth to break a 1-1 tie, makinga loser
of Ed Halici, 5-4, who allowed only 14
hits. Oberkfell reached base on an error

Jack Clark

by second baseman Bill Madlock and
was sacrificed to second by Martinez
before Brock singled sharply to left.

Bengals slip pcist0's

Editor's note: Due to a rain-delay,
the Tigers game started late. What
follows is Daily reporter's Al Fanger's
account of the first eight innings, after
which the Tigers were leading 9-6. The
headline indicates the winner of the
game. Thanks.

I fct~ ea~gue Sladixg6

W L Pct. GB
Boston............63 34 .644 -.
Milwaukee............57 39 .594 5%
Baltimore .......... . 55 43 .561 8%
New York.........5343 .552 9%
Detroit ................ 51 47 .520 12%
Cleveland ............. 46 50 .479 16%/
Toronto ............... 35 64 .354 29
Kansas City . ......... 54 42 .563 -
California............53 47 .530 3
Oakland ............... 50 50 .500 6
Texas ................. 46 51 .474 8%
Minnesota ............. 42 53 .442 11%
Chicago ............... 41 55 .427 13
Seattle ............... 36 64 .360 20-
late games not included

W L Pet. GB
Philadelphia .......... 53 41 .564 -
Chicago ............... 49 47 .510 5
Pittsburgh ............ 47 47 .500 6
Montreal .............. 47 54 .465 9%
New York.........45 58 .437 12
St. Louis ..........4061 .396 16
San Francisco ..... 60 40 .600 -
Cincinnati ............. 58 42 .580 2
Los Angeles ...........58 42 .580 2
San Diego ............. 48 52 .480 12
Atlanta ................ 45 53 .459 14
Houston ............... 43 56 .434 16%
Yesterday's Results.
New York 12, Cincinnati 3
St. Louis 2, San Francisco 1
Atlanta at Philadelphia, n
Montreal at Houston, n
Pittsburgh at San Diego, n
Chicago at Los Angeles, n

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - The Birds stop here.
The Baltimore Orioles, winners of ten
of their last thirteen outings, roared in-
to Tiger Stadium with southpaw sen-
satin Mike Flanagan on the hill and
were promptly roared right back out by
a well-oiled Tiger machine last night.
Perhaps it was the deluge which
delayed the game at its start for one
hour, or the sizzling Tiger timber, or
the clutch pitching of Detroit starter
Jack Billingham.
Regardless of cause, the effect was
The Bengals, chewed, clawed, and
bit the O's to score three runs in the fir-
st and five more in the third. By that
time Earl Weaver and company were
wishing the rain had lasted a while
The Bengals wasted no time getting
their act together, as Ron LeFlore led
off with a single, was bunted to second
by Lou Whitaker, and scored on major
league RBI leader Rusty Stabu's vic-
tory. Enter Jason Thompson, who
sliced a Flanagan curve into the left
field seats for his 21st round tripper of
1978, and before you could blink it was
The Birds sponsored their own home
run derby in the second, as Lee May
and Dough DeCinces poked back-to-

back shots into the upper deck, but
that's the closest the Birds ever came.
If the Tiger first saw burning bats,
then the third was pure flame throwing.
Flanagan yielded two singles and two
walks before he was yanked in favor of
righty Teddy Martinez, who was given
similar treatment.
Manager Ralph Houk counted by pin-
ch hitting red-hot Ted Corcoran, who
singled home another run. Add a
sacrifice fly by Alan trammel and the
Bengals had what appeared to be an in-
surmountable 8-3 advantage.
The Birds would not play dead,
however, as they tallied a run in the six-
th and two in the seventh to move with a
pair at 8-6. It was again DeCinces who
proved the Bengal nemesis, as he
socked his second homer of the game.
The Tigers, who have now won six of
eight contest during their current stay
at Michigan and Trumbull, face
Baltimore again tonight before enter-
taining Seattle for three games over the
New Yoerk 3,Cleveland i
Texas2, Boston0
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 2
Houston 5,.Montreal 0

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