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August 18, 1976 - Image 12

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Hoge Twelve


Wednesday, August 18, 1976

Kimm 's homer nips Angels
Eighth-inning smash
wins for Bird, 3-2

By The Associated P'ess
D E T R O IT - Bruce Kimm
smashed Frank Tanana's first
pitch of the eighth inning into
the upper deck in left field for
his first major league home. run,
giving the Detroit Tigers and
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych a 3-2
victory over the California An-
gels last night.
Mitsi, who has heen the
catcher in every start hy rookie
sensation Fidrych, bounded
around the bases with his arms
raised, jumping for joy all the
way, even after crossing the
plate. Kimm originally was An-
gels property but Detroit ac-
quired him in a minor league
trade in 1973.'
The blast raised Fidrych's
record to 14-4 while dropping
Detroit native Tanana to 14-9
despite a four-hitter. Fidrych,
who allowed five hits, wound
up with his 16th complete
game in 19 starts. He went
into the game with a major
league-leading 1.97 earned run
Primarily because of the an-
ticipated matchup between the
two pitching stars, the game
drew a crowd of 51,822-largest
for a night game at Tiger Sta-
dium in six years and largest
for any game in Detroit in more
than three years.
California took a 2-0 lead off
Fidrych with a run in the fifth
inning and another in the sixth.
California's Ron Jackson
nailed a 1-2 pitch for a solo
homer with two out in the
fifth. An inning later, Dave
Collins led off with a single,

was sacrificed to second, took
third on a wild pitch and
s-ored on a sacrifice fly by
Bruce Bochte.
But the Tigers tied the score
with a pair of runs in the bottom
of the sixth. Kimm hogan the
rally with a one-out walk and
scored on a triple by Ron Le-
Flore. Alex Johnson sent Le-
Flore home with a sacrifice fly.
Detroit keptthe inning going
when Rusty Staub singled and
Willie Horton walked, but Jason
Thompson ended the uprising
by taking a third strike. Tanana
fanned six and Thompson was
the victim three times.
Doyle deals
NEW YORK-Craig Nettles
slammed his 19th home run of
the season on rookie Tommy
Boggs' first pitch in the bottom
of the ninth inning, giving the
New York Yankees a 2-1 victory
over the Texas Rangers last
night behind Doyle Alexander's
five-hit pitching.
Oscar Gamble's 12th home
run with two out in the bottom
of the fifth was the Yankees'
first hit off Boggs, 0-3, and the
game's only run until the
Rangers tied the score in the
top of the ninth.
Alexander, 8-8, walked Toby
Harrah, the first Texas batter,
and Mike Hargrove singled him
to third. Harrah scored the
tying run when Jeff Burroughs
grounded deep in the hole to
shortstop Fred Stnley, whose
only play was a forceout at

MARK "THE BIRD" FIDRYCH uncorks a pitch during a recent game at Tiger Stadium. Last
night, Fidrych pulled off his 14th win, a 3-2 decision.
PhillieS bomb Expos, 11-3;
Braves clip Cincinnati, 3-2

By The Assocatled ress
P 1I L A D E L P H I A -
Jay Johnstone ripped a double
and three singles and batted in
five runs while Greg Lttinski
collected a homer and four RBI
as the Philadelphia Phillies bat-
tered the ;Montreal Expos 11-3
last night.
Winner Tommy Underwood,
8-3, allowed just four hits,
striking ostt five and walking

fosur. One of the Montreal runs
was unearned.
The Phillies took a 1-0 lead
in the first inning off Steve
Rogers, 5-11, who had allowed
only two earned runs over his
last 25 2-3 innings. Dave Cash
started the game with the
first of his four singles and
Larry Bowa scored him with
a triple.
Rogers departed in the third

Major League Standings
East East
nw L Prt. GB w L Pt. Gi
New York 71 45 .612 - Philadelphia 76 40 .655 -
Baltimore 61 54 .534 '.. Pittsburgh 64 52 .552 12
Cleveland 57 59 .491 14 New fork 61 58 .513 16'.
Detroit 56 60 .483 15 Chicago 55 67 .451 24
Boston 54 61 .470 16. St. Louil 50 65 435 25',
Milwaukee S1 6' .451 18'. Montreal 41 72 .363 33'
west west
Kaisas City 11 45 .612 - Cincinnati ,6 44 .633 -
Oakland 65 54 .546 ' Los Angeles 63 54 .538 1 ti
Minnesota 57 61 .483 15 San Diego 60 63 .488 17
Texas 56 6 ? A75 16 oston 59 64 .480 18'
Chies;e 50 67, A- ,21l Atlanta 56 64 .467 20
Calito'nia 50 O6 C20 T'. San Vrancisco 51 69 425 25
Yesterday's Results late grmes not included
Chicago 2. oston 1, first game Yesterday's Results
New York C. Texas 1 Philadelphia 11, Montreal 3
Detroit 3. Calitornia Atlania 3. Cincinnati 2
Oakland 5, MIlwaukee 4 St. Louis 9, San Diego 4
Cleveland at Kansas City. i Botiston 0. Chicago I
Baltimore 10. Minnesota 3 Pittsburgh at San Francisco,U
Today's Games New York at Los Angeles, n
California (Iyan 9-15) at Dttroit
(Ruhle 7-9), 8 p.m. Today's Games
Texas (Umbarger 8-9) at New Nor ' Pittsburgh (Candelaria 11-4) at
(Holtzman 10-8), 8 p.m. San IFrancisco (Montefusco 13-9).
Oakland (Blue 11-10) at Milwau- Montreal (Rogers 5-10) at Phtla-
kee (Slaton 13-10), 8:30 p.m. delphia (Lonborg 12-8), n.
Cleveland (Eckersley 7-10) at Atlanta (Ruthven 13-10) at Cin-
Kansas City (Fitzmorris 14-8), 8:30 cinn.ll (Billingham 10-8), n.
p.m. San Diego (Jones 19-7) at S1.
Baltimore (Palmer 16-10) at Min- Louis (Falcone 9-11), 1-t
nesota (Gottz 9-12), 9 p.m. New York (Seaver 9-8) at Los
aoston (Jenkins 11-10) at Chicago Angeles (Jahn -9), a.
(F'orster 2-9). 9 pinm. Only games scelted

when the Phillies scored four
runs on five hits, including a
three-run double by Johnstone
and an RBI single by Luzinski.
The Phils added one run in the
fourth during a rundown play
and two more in the fifth on
Luzinski's 18th home run.
The Phillies scored three
more runs in the sixth on a
bases - loaded walk to Luzinski
and a two-run single by John-
Cincy slips
C I NCI NN AT I -Pinch-
hitter Tom Pacicrek's two-out,
eight inning single lifted the
Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory
over Cincinnati last night, ex-
tending the Reds' longest losing
streak of the season to four.
Jerry Royster drew a one
out walk from Manny Sarmi-
ento to start the rally, then
stole second off reliever Bill
McEnaney. Royster went on
to third on Rowland Office's
groundout and scored on Pa-
ciorek's single.
Adrian Devine, 2-3, got the
victory, bailing the Braves Out
of a bases - loaded jam in the
seventh. Sarmiento, 2-1, the
Reds' 20-year-old reliever, took
the loss.
Devine relieved starter Frank
LaCorte when the Reds loaded
the bases on a single by Pete
Rose and walks to Joe Morgan
and George Foster. Devine then
got Tony Perez to ground into
an inning ending double play.

being upended by Texas runner Gene Clines last .
ley's Yanks beat the Rangers, 2-1.

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