Page 16-Tuesday, August 1, 1978--The Michigan Daily
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - Greg Luzinski's
bases-loaded double keyed a four-run
sixth inning, and the Philadelphia
Phillies snapped a three-game losing
streak with a 6-1 victory over the New
York Mets last night.
The Phillies led 1-0 on Bob Boone's
fifth-inning homer off Mets loser Nino
Espinosa, 9-9, and then sent nine men to
the plate in the sixth for four hits and
four runs that broke the game open.
DICK RUTHVEN, 8-8, who missed a
start because of back stiffness, began
the Phillies' sixth with a single, taking
second when shortstop Tim Foli threw
wild for an error.
After Garry Maddox flied out, Larry
Bowa singled, and when right fielder
Joel Youngblood threw wild for an
TORONTO - Otto Velez parked his
fourth home run of the year in the bot-
tom of the 14th inning to give the Blue
Jays an 8-7 victory over the Detroit
Joe Coleman took the win in relief to
raise his record to 5-0. Bob Sykes was
saddled with the defeat.
The game was the longest in Toronto
history both in terms of length and time
- 3 hours 59 minutes.
error, the runners wound up at second
and third. Mike Schmidt was inten-
tionally walked to load the bases.
Luzinski, who had hit in 11 of the last
13 games. for a .426 average, doubled
past third into the left field corner,
scoring Ruthven and Bowa. Rich Heb-
ner was then purposely passed,
reloading the bases.
Ruthven, who has won six and lost
just two since coming to the Phillies
from Atlanta June 15, gave up five hits.
walked two and struck out four.
Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3
New York 6, Texas 1
Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 6;New York 1
Houston 4, San Francisco 1
Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 2
Striking it rich AP
THESE DAYS it's a rare occurrence to see the Detroit Express get scored on, but it actually happened Sunday night
when the Fort Lauderdale Strikers invaded the Pontiac Silverdome. Striker David Irving (left) knocks the ball by Ex-
press defender Eddie Colquhoun and into the net for the first of two Striker tallies. It wasn't enough, however, as the
Express turned up for their Aug. 9 playoff opener with a 4-2 victory.
Reds rally to nip Braves in 9th
By The AssociatedPress
ATLANTA - Pete Rose extended his
hitting streak to 44 games last night
with a sixth-inning single, tying the all-
time National League record, and the
Cincinnati Reds defeated Atlanta 3-2
before a crowd of 45,007, largest of the
season in Atlanta Stadium.
The Reds won the game in the ninth
on run-scoring singles by Cesar
Geronimo and pinch-hitter Joe Morgan.
Mike LaCross, 2-1, was the winner as
the Reds nullified a 10 strikeout per-
formance by Niekro.
The Reds took the lead in the second
when Johnny Bench led off with his 15th
homer of the season, a drive over the
fence in left. But the Braves tied the
score in the fifth when Gary Matthews
singled, moved to third on Jeff
Burrough's double and scored on a
sacrifice fly by Biff Pocoroba. Atlanta
scored another run in the ninth on
Burrough's bases-loaded grounder.
NEW YORK - Ed Figueroa fired a
four-hitter for his fourth consecutive
victory and Mickey Rivers hita lead-off
home run in New York's two-run first'
inning last night, carrying the Yankees
to a 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.
44 and still counting!
ATLANTA (AP) - Pete Rose of
the Cincinnati Reds tied the National
League's all-time consecutive game
hitting streak last night, hitting
safely for the 44th consecutive game
with a ground-ball single to right
field in the sixth inning.
Rose, who had walked and lined
out in two previous trips, took two
b.lls from knuckleballer Phil Niekro
of the Atlanta Braves before
smashing his hit just out of second
baseman Rod Gilbreath's reach.
The Cincinnati captain thus tied
Willie Keeler for the National
League record and stood only a
dozn shy of the all-ime mark of 56
set by Joe DiMaggio of the New
York Yankees in 1941.
A near-capacity crowd of 48,000,
largest of the year in Atlanta, gave
Rose a one-minute sta-iding ovation
after the ball went under the glove of
a diving Gilbreath.
The Braves dispatched one of their
usherettes on the field immediately
and presented Rose with a bouquet
of roses - 44 of them, one for each
game in the streak.
Both Rose and Niekro received
standing ovations at the start of the
game, Niekro as he strolled to the
mound and Rose moments later
when he went tothe plate to open the
garpe .. .'