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Detroit trims Royals, 3-2
From Wire service Reports
KANSAS CITY - Consecu-
tive doubles by Tom Veryzer
and John Dockenfess with two
out in the seventh inning pro-
pelled the Detroit Tigers to a
3-2 victory over the Kansas
City Royals last night.
Kansas City starter Al Fitz-
morris, 14-8, and Detroit's Vera
Ruble, 7-9, both pitched score-
less baseball through the first
Chuck Scrive-er led off the
Tiger sixth with a walk, and
sped to third on Ron LeFlore's
single, the first Detroit hit. Ben
Oglivie's sacrifice fly scored
Scrivener to give the Tigers a
The Royals tagged Ruhle
for three hits and stole three
bases in the sixth, but man-
aged just one run, with Fred
Patek scoring on a ground
ball by Al Cowens.
After Wockenfiss' donble
broke the 1-1 tie, the Tigers
added a rnn in the secenth ooi
Rusts St'ob's RI3 sin le It
proved to he the wining ron
when the povats cored in the
bottom of the ninth on a do hie
by (eor, , reP t and a simle
by John 'sta-herrv off reliever
The Royals threatened in the
eighth, placing two men on
base with two out, but left field-
er Oglivie's diving catch of an
Amos Otis line drove cooled the
Fitzmorris, a sinker - ball
veteran sporting a 2.80 earn-
ed run average prior to the
game, tops among Royal start-
ers, did not allow a hit and
struck out four through the
first five innings.
Before Ron LeFlore chopped
a single under the glove of
shortstop Fred Patek in the
sixth, Fitvmorris had permitted
onl three baserunners.
Willie Horton reached base
leading off the second on Pa-
tek's throwing error, Jason
Thompson walked in the fifth
and Scrivener walked leading
off the sixth.
Thompson, the muscular
rookie first baseman whose 17
home rns rank fifth in the
American League, then stole
second base, his first steal of
'W ytOK -George Foster
drove in four runs and Dave
Concepcion knocked in three
more with two homers to lead
the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 vic-
tory last night over the New
Foster, who boosted his
m a j o r league - leading RBI
count to 106, and Concepcion
each belted two-run homers in
the sixth inning against Mickey
Lolich, 7-11, to give Cincin-
nati a 5-2 lead. It was Fos-
ter's 27th homer of the year.
Concepcion hit his first homer
of the night in third to open the
scoring, but the Mets pushed
across two runs in the fifth to
take the lead on a run-scoring
error by Concepcion and a sac-
rifice fly by Mike Vail.
Foster drove in two more
runs in the seventh with a bases
loaded single after Joe Morgan
was given an intentional pass
Lolich. Jack Billinghamn picked
up his 10th win against eight
losses with relief help from Will
McEnaney and Rawly Eastwick.
tefusco fired a six-hitter and
Darrell Evans hit his ninth
home run to direct the San
Francisco Giants to a 3-0 vic-
tory last night over the Phila-
After allowing a double to
Dae Cash and a bunt single to
Larry Bowa to open the game,
Montefusco struck out the side
and went on to record his fourth
straight s h ut o u t and fourth
straight victory in upping his
record to 13-9. He struck out
nine and walked only one.
BLOOMINGTON, M i n n. -
Graig Nettles drove in fivet runs
with his 16th and 17th home
runs of the season and Ed Fi-
gueroa won his sixth straight
game and 15th of the year as
the New York Yankees beat the
Minnesota Twins 9-3 last night.
Nettles, a product of the Min-
nesota farm system, capped a
five-run first inning with a
three-run homer and then slam-
med a two-run shot in the eighth
off reliever Bill Campbell. The
31-year-old Yankee third base-
man narrowly missed a third
home run in the sixth inning
when a long blast went foul at
the last moment.
Figueroa, 15-6, won his first
game in two weeks with late
relief help from Sparky Lyle
and tied Baltimore's Jim Pal-
mer for the most victories in
the American League.
3IisoE Ieavfl24e Sias vaioags%
W L pct. GH
New York 68 44 .608 -
Baltimore 56 54 .510 it
Cleveland 55 57 .491 13
Detroit 55 58 .486 131
Boston 53 57 .482 14
Milwankee 47 61 .435 19
Kansas City 68 45 .603 -
Oakland 61 53 .535 7 i
Minnesota 56 57 .496 12
Texas 55 58 .489 13
Chicago 49 63 .436 181
California 50 65 .435 19
Late games not included
New York 9, Minnesota 3
Detroit 3, Kansas City 2
Texas 2, Clevelandi1
Chicago 5, Baltimore 2
Boston at Oakland, n
Milwaukee at California, n
Texas (Briles 8-8) at Cleveland
New York (Holtzman 9-8) at
Minnesota (Goltz 9-11)
Boston (Jenkins 11-9) at Oak-
land (Buie 10-10)
Chicago (Barrios 3-5 and Brett
6-7) at Baltimore (Palmer 15-10 and
(Fanatan 0-3, 2 t-n
(etroit (Lemanzyck 4-4) at Kan-
sas City (Leonard 14-4) n
Milwaukee (Slaton 12-10) at
California (Kirkwood 4-9), n
W L Pc( . GRt
Philadet'hia 74 39 .657 -
Pittsbitrh 61 52 .540 13
New Ytrk 59 58 .505 17
chieIgo 53 65 .449 231.
st. Itu 48 6 vs.431 25
Mlontreal 41 69 .371 313
Cincinnati 76 40 .656 -
ios Angeles 62 53 .539 13'..
ltontit 58 60 .492 19
San Diego 57 62 .480 201/,
Atlanta 53 63 .457 23
Sat Francisco 50 69 .423 27
Pittitrgh 8. Houston 5
Cincinnati 7, New York 3
Montreal 6-3, San Diego 0-4
san Francisco 3, Philadelphia 0
Chicago 3-7, Los Angeles 2-8
St. Louis 8, Atlanta 0
Cincinnati (Zachry 11-3) at New
York (Espinosa 1-2), 2:15 p.m.
Los Angeles (Rau 10-9) at Chi-
cago (Burris 9-11), 2:15 p.m.
.Pittsburgh (Medieh 5-11) at
Houston (Andujar 6-8), 3:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Barr 10-8) at
Philadelphia (Carlton 13-4), 7:35
St. Louis (Rasmussen 3-9) at At-
lanta (Messersmith 11-9), 7:35 p.m.
San Diego (Jones 18-7) at Mon-
treal (Stanhouse 8-5), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago Cub's Bill Madlock, right, may soon find himself eradled in the arms of Los Angeles
Dodger Bill Russell if he isn't careful. When it was all over, Madlock found himself out in a run-
down between first and second. There was a bright side when Madlock tallied his 12th homer,
as the Cubs split a doubleheader with the Dodg ers yesterday.
Archie sides with his old coach
WILMINGTON, Ohio (A) - Two-time Heisman
Trophy winner Archie Griffin, siding with his
former Coach Woody Hayes, said he knows sev-
eral Ohio State players who received illegal re-
cruiting gifts from Michigan State University.
The Cincinnati Bengals' first round draft pick
said yesterday "I know several players on our
team (Ohio State) who got stuff or were of-
fered stuff from Michigan State. They got things
like clothing but they gave it back."
Declining to name the players, he said he was
never approached with any illegal enticements.
"THE ONLY thing I was promised by other
schools, is that I would be a starter." He said
a niunber of coaches, "mostly from Mid-Ameri-
can schools," discouraged him from attending
Ohio State. "They said I was too small to play
in the Big Ten."
Hayes has become embroiled in a bitter con-
troversy since admitting he turned Michigan
State into the NCAA for recruiting violations
that led to probation for the East Lansing school.
The Michigan State News, a campus newspa-
per, has charged that Hayes has practiced illegal
recruiting, including offering a football prospect
a $50 bill to "have a good time."
GRIFFIN said that if Michigan State is suc-
cessful in having a counter investigation launch-
ed against Ohio State "They (the NCAA) won't
find anything like what happened at Michigan
"I don't know any players who got any money
from Coach Hayes or anybody at Ohio State,"
Two other former Buckeyes joined Griffin in
Ken Kuhn, a starting linebacker for the Buck-
eyes in their last three Rose Bowl appearances,
called Hayes "an honest man who I can re-
spect: I'll say this, if anything was going on at
Ohio State, Woody Hayes would not know about
it. He would stop it if he found out ab'out it."
Jim Hetikko, an offensive line standout for the
Buckeyes in the 1950s, described Hayes as a
"Simon Pure." He said Hayes is honest . - .
and he keeps everyone else who may be con-
nected with recruiting honest."