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TIGERS SNAP LOSING STREAK

Roberts downs

Tribe, 3-1

By The Asso ilted Prs
DETROIT - Dave Roberts
pitched a seven-hitter while
Rusty Staub, Ron lIeFlore and
Auerilio Rodriguez each drove
in runs as Detroit snapped a
five-game losing streak last
night with a 3-1 victors er the
Cleveland Indians.
Roberts, 11-11, was working
on his fourth shutost of the sea-
son when Cleveland scored an
unearned run in the eighth in-
ning on a two-out bases-loaded
error by second baseman Pedro
Garcia.
Staub had staked Roberts
to a 1-0 lead off Jackie Brown,
7-7, with a leadoff homer in
the fourth. Detroit added a

run in the seventh when Tom
Veryzer singled, stole second
and came home on a single
by LeFlore.
ID.troit added an insurance
rin in the eighth when Thomp-
on walked with two ants and
Scored on a doable by Rodei-
giez.
The Indians managed just
three scattered singles until the
eighth when singles by Buddy
Bell, Charlie Spikes and Ray
Fosse, plus a forceout filled the
bases. Then Roberts struck out
Duane Kuiper and got Larvell
Blanks to hit an easy grounder
to Garcia But Garcia's throw
to Jason Thompson at first was
in the dirt and Thompson bob-

bled it as the run scored.
Sox squeak by
BOSTON - Carl Yastrzemski
looped a single to score Denny
Dtoyle from second in the eighth
inning and lead the Boston Red
Sox to a 2-1 victory over the
Milwankee Brewers last night.
Yastrzemski's hit broke a 1-1
deadlock and came with two
outs and two men on, giving
Tom Murphy, 3-5, the victory
in relief of Rick Wise.
Earlier in the inning, after
Rick Burleson and Doyle had
singled, Fred Lynn attempted
a squeeze play to try to score
Burleson from third. However,

Brewer catcher Darrell Porter
fielded the bunt and nailed
Burleson at the plate.
Milwaukee tied the game in
the seventh inning. George Scott
walked and Wise was immedi-
ately lifted by Manager Don
Zimmer, who brought in Mur-
phy. Mike Hegan sacrificed
Scott to second and then Porter
smacked an RBI single to right.
The Red Sox scored their first
run in the fourth inning on do"-
bles by Lynn and Yastrzemski
off Milwaukee starter and loser
Jim Colborn, 7-12.
Cards stack
ST. LOUIS-Willie Crawford's
sacrifice fly snapped a 1-1 tie
in the sixth inning and the St.
Ilis Cardinals - aided by a
Philadelnhia error--scored three
nor' rns in the se-enth to beat
'h? Phillies 6-' last night.
The victory was only the
- Is fifth in' their last 16
iia meis.
Crawford's double and Keith
Hernandez' single off the leg
of losing pitcher Jim Lonhorg,
12-7, gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead
in the second inning.
The Phillies tied the score 1-1
in the third when Larry Bowa
bunted safely, raced to third on
pitcher J o h n Denny's wild
throw and scored on Garry Mad-
dox' RBI grounder.
-MAJOR LEAGU
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
w L Pct. Gil
Philadelphia 72 35 .673 -
Pittsburgh 58 48 .547 13'-.
New York 55 55 .500 18-
Chicago 48 61 .440 25
St. Louis 45 60 .434 26
Montreal 36 65 .356 33
West
Cincinnati 70 39 .642 -
Los Angeles 59 48 .551 10
Houston 56 .55 .505 15
San Diego 52 59 .468 19
Atlanta 49 60 .450 21
San Francisco 48 63 .432 23
Lat games not included
Yesterday's Games
Chicago 6. Montreal 5, first game.
13 innings
Atlanta 7, San Francisco 0
New York at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain
St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 2
Houston at San Diego, n
Cincinnati at Los Angeles, n
Today's Games -
Philadelphia (Kaat 10-6) at St.
Louis (Falcone 7-11), 2:15 p.m.
San Francisco (D'Aquisto 3-6) at
Atlanta (Messersmith 11-9), 6 p.m.
New York (Seaver 9-6 and Es-
pinosa 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Medich
5-10 and Kison 8-7), 2, 6:05 p.m.
Chicago (R. Reuschel 10-8 and
Zamora 5-2) at Montreal (Rogers
4-10 and Dunning 1-4), 2, 6:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Zachry 9-3) at Los
Angeles (John 6-7), no p.m.
Houston (Dierker 11-9) at San
Diego (Spinlner 2-11), 10 p.m.

Dave Roberts

Kon Lel-lore

E STANDINGS -
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
w . Pct. Gi
New York 64 41 .610 -
Baltimore 53 52 .505 11
Cleveland 52 53 .495 12
Roston 51 55 .481 13'.
Detroit 49 56 .467 15
Milwaukee 47 57 .451 16 :
west
Kansas City 66 40 .625 -
Oakland 55 52 .514 111.
Minnesota 54 54 .500 13
Texas 51 54 .485 14',
California 47 61 .435 20
Chicago 46 60 .434 20
Yesterday's Results
Kansas City 9-8, Chicago 3-2
Boston 2, Milwaukee 1
Detroit 3, Cleveland 1
Baltimore at New York, rain
Texas 6, Minnesota0
California at Oakland, n.
Today's Games
Baltimore (Grimsley 4-5) at New
York (Tidrow 4-2), 2 p.m.
Milwaukee (Rodriguez 4-7) at
Boston (Tiant 10-10), 2 p.m.
Cleveland (Dobson 11-10) at De-
troit (Fidryeh 11-4), 2:15 p.m..
Kansas City (Gura 1-0) at Chi-
cago (arrios 2-4), 2:15 p.m.
California (Hartzell 3-2) at Oak-
land (Torrez 7-tO), 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota (Hughes 5-10) at Tex-
as (Umbarger 7-9), 9 p.m.

Exhibition gain
Washington Redskins running back Mike Thomas scampers through the Baltimore Colts' de-
fensive line in an exhibition game last night in Baltimore. The Colts prevailed, 20-3.

U.S leads Soviets in track meet

By The Associated Press
,'OLLEGE PARK, Maryland - Steve
Riddick upset Valeriy Borzov and an-
chored a 400-meter relay team to vic-
tory yesterday as the United States
men's track team took a 59-46 lead over
the Soviet Union's best in the 14th re-
newal of the dual track meet.
Riddick, the 6-foot-3 former Norfolk
State flash who failed to make the final
of the Olympics' 100, got a great start
and held off the 1972 Olympic champion.
Riddick was clocked in 10.15 seconds
with Borzov second at 10.20 and Ameri-
can Harvey Glance third at 10.23.
THE TWO-DAY meet was marred on
the humid, overcast day by the non-
appearance of at least eight women per-
formers who had made the U.S. Olym-
pic team. The Soviet women led the
United States 53-20 after the first day

R'i ddilck beats Borzov

and the cumulative total showed the
Soviets ahead 99-79 after 17 events.
Nine meet records fell, six of them to
Rossian athletes, including a 4:00.3 time
by Patyana Kazankina in the women's
1,500-meter run. Miss Kazankinda, who
won both the 800 and 1,500 in the Olym-
pics, ran the fastest ''metric mile" ever
run on American soil.
Dave Roberts, the Gainsville, Fla.,
medical student who lost his battle to the
rain at Montreal, captured the pole vault
with a meet record leap of 18-0%, but he
missed three tries at a world record
height of 18-9.
ROBERTS WAS favored to win the

vault in Montreal, but a rain storm late
in the day caused him to miss andallow
Poland's Tadeusz Slusarski to win.
Meet records also fell in the men's
and women's 400-meter relays. The So-
viet women were clocked in 42.93 sec-
onds, one of the fastest times ever re-
corded, and the American men-Charles
Foster, Glance, Millard Hampton and
Riddick-were timed in 38.56"
Mike Durkin, who was only third in
the U.S. Olympic trials, captured the
men's 1,500 in 3:38.4-also a meet mark
-and Craig Virgin, who had suffered
from the flu during the Olympics, re-
covered to win the 10,000 in 28:35.2.
THE AMERICAN women's team 'was

weakened by home-sickness, said Mar-
tha Watson, the long jumper who was
pressed into service as a sprinter.
"The girls just wanted to get home,"
said the 29-year-old Miss Watson, refer-
ring to those who failed to show.
"They've been away from home since
July 1 and were homesick."
This meet has been scored on a 5-3-2-1
basis since it was initiated in 1958 and
the United States has won the cumula-
tive scoring on just two occasions in the
13 previous competitions. The teams tied
in 1971.
Today's final day includes the men's
long jump, men's 5,000, men's high jump
and discuss and the men's 200, all of
which the United States is expected to
win. If the meet is close the United
States' 1,600-meter relay team, which
won the gold medal in Montreal, is heav-
ily favored to win the final event.

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