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Yankees trip Rangers

NEW YORK - Mickey
Rivers and Fred Stanley hom-
ered and Graig Nettles drove in
two runs with a double and a
single, leading the New York
Yankees to a 5-1 victory over
the Texas Rangers last night.
The triumph was the Yan-
kees' sixth in the last seven
games and kept them 912 games
ahead of Baltimore in the
American League East. The
game was televised to most of
thecountry astAB("skMonday
night Game of the Week.
New York ripped Gaylord
Perry, 11-10, for 13 hits and
all their runs before he was
kayoed by Nettles' run-scor-
ing single with one nit in the
eighth. It was Nettles' third
hit of the game.
Thurman Munson and Chris
Chambliss also had three hits
apiece for the Yankees, who
raked Perry for two homers
and three doubles in the first
five innings.
Meanwhile, Catfish Hunter,
14-12, checked the Rangers on
seven hits and blanked them
until the ninth inning when they
pushed across a run on Mike
Hargrove's double, Jeff Bur-
roughs' single and Roy How-

ell's sacrifice fly.
The Yankees started the
scoring with one out in the
second inning on consecutive
doubles by Carlos May and
The Yankees increased their
lead to 3-0 in the third inning
with the help of the Texas out-

field. With one out, Rivers hit
a drive to the wall in right cen-
ter. Center fielder Juan Beni-
quez and right fielder Jeff Bur-
roughs converged on the ball,
but Burroughs backed off and
it glanced off Beniquez' glove
and rolled along the base of the
fence while Rivers circled the
bases with an inside-the-park
home run. It was his eighth
homer of the season.
The Yankees scored again
when Thurman singled with two
nit and Chambliss doubled him
Royals roll

Poquette followed Hal Mc-
Rae's single two outs later
with a shot into the right field
Kansas City has managed on-
ly 55 home runs all season but
eight have come in the last
seven games. Otis, who has 16,
has socked four in that stretch.

Reds rolled
CINCINNATI-Atlanta's Carl
Morton and Adrian Devine com-
bined on a five-hitter to hand
the Cincinnati Reds their third
straight loss, snapping Fred
Norman's five - game winning
streak with a 4-3 victory last
Morton, 3-0, allowed five hits
in 7211 innings, overcoming the
10-strikeout pitching of Norman,
11-3, whose lifetime record at
Riverfront Stadium dropped to
Trailing 4-1, the R e d s
knocked out Morton in the
eighth, scoringntvo runs as
Pete Rose ignited the rally
with his 2,700th career hit, a
bunt single.
Morton threw wild to first on
the play, allowing, Mike Lum,
who had walked, to reach third
while Rose ended up at second.
Ken Griffey's g r o u n d o u t
scored Lum and Rose scored on
Joe Morgan's sacrifice fly to
deep right field. Devine came on
after Morton gave up a two-out
triple to George Foster. He then
coaxed Tony Perez into ground-
ing out and-retired the Reds in
order in the ninth.

4Otis and Tom Poquette pow-
ered first inning home runs and
the Kansas City Royals went on
to whip the Cleveland Indians
6-1 last night.
Royals starter Marty Pattin,
5-10, surrendered a solo home
run to George Hendrick in the
second inning but allowed the
Indians only two other hits,
both singles.
Otis clipped Cleveland start-
er Jackie Brown, 7-8, with a
blast off the top of the left-
center field fence after a
McRae leadoff walk to Al Cowens.


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w L Pet. Gil
New York 70 45 .609 -
Baltimore 60 54 .526 9'
Cleveland 57 59 .491 13i>
Detroit 55 60 .478 15
Boston 54 60 .474 15'.
Milwaukee 51 61 .455 17'.
Kansas City 71 45 .612 -
Oakland 64 54 .542 8
Minnesota 57 60 .487 14'.
Texas 56 61 .479 15'1
California 50 68 .424 22
Chicago 49 67 .422 22
Yesterday's Games
NewYork 5, Texas 1
Baltimore 8, Minnesota 4
Milwaukee 4, Oakland 3
Kansas City 6, Cleveland I
Boston 12, Chicago 5
Only games scheduled
Today's Games
Texas Boggs 0-2 at New York
Alexander 7-8, n
California Tanana 14-8 at Detroit
Fidrych 13-4, n
Oakland Norris 4-3 at Milwaukee
Augustine 5-8, n
Cleveland Dobson 11-11 at Kan-
sas City Bird 10-5, n
Baltimore R. May 8-9 at Minne-
sota Bare 4-4, n
Boston Cleveland 6-6 at Chicago
Odom 2-1, n

w L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 75 40 .652 -
Pittsburgh 64 52 .552 11'.
New York 61 58 .513 16
Chicago 55 66 .455 23
St. Louis 49 65 .430 25!/
Montreal 41 71 .366 32'
Cincinnati 76 43 .639 -
Los Angeles 63 54 .538 12
San Diego 60 62 .492 17'.,
Houston 58 64 .475 19?.
Atlanta 55 64 .462 21
San Francisco 51 69 .425 25'.,
Yesterday's Games
Atlanta 4, Cincinnati 3
San Diego 11, St. Louis 7
Chicago 5, Houston 3
Only gamesscheduled
Today's Games
Montreal Fryman 10-8 at Philadel-
phia Underwood 7-3, n
Atlanta LaCorte 1-6 at Cincinnati
Alcala 10-3, n
San Diego Strom 10-12 or Freis-
leben 1-10 at St. Louis Denny 6-6,
Chicago Stone 3-4 at Houston
Richard 13-12, n
Pittsburgh Kison 9-7 at San
Francisco D'Asquisto 3-7, n
New York Matlack 12-6 at Los
Angeles Rhoden 10-1, n

Connors captures
clay championship
INDIANAPOLIS 01 - Jimmy Connors, scoring repeatedly
with his powerful two-fisted backhand shot, overwhelmed Poland's
Wojtek Fibak 6-2, 6-4 last night and won his second U. S. Clay
Court tennis Championship and a first prize of $25,000.
Connors, the tournament's No. 1 seed from Belleville, Ill., took
the lead in the opening game when he broke Fibak's serve. He was
never seriously challenged after that.
Fibak, losing his second tournament finale in two weeks,
won only the third and fifth games of the first set. Connors
won the sixth game, then broke Fibak again in the seventh
on a series of overhand smashes off lob shots from his strug-
gling opponent.
Connors, who won here in 1974, wrapped up the first set on
the next game, holding his own serve and forcing Fibak, as he
had done early in the match, repeatedly into the net.
The second set began like the first as Connors broke Fibak's
serve-this time at love. Both players the 'ld service the rest
the way.
Fibak came to the net more than in the opening set, but
still with little success. The Polish ace managed to win the third,
fifth, seventh and ninth, games, but not very easily. Two of the
games went to deuce before the 11th-seeded Fibak could capture
the winning point.

JIMMY CONNORS smashes a backhand against Poland's Wojtek in the finals of the U.S.
Clay Court tennis championship last night. Connors won, 6-2, 6-4.

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