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Indians drop

The Michigan Daily-Saturday,
Tigers from

September 19, 1981-Page 9
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By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Special to the Daily
CLEVELAND- The Detroit Tigers'
pennant drive continued in reverse
gear last night, their losing streak
reaching five games after an 8-4 defeat
to Cleveland. The loss, in which starter
Dan Schatzeder (6-8) and a pair of
relievers were tagged for 11 hits,
knocked the Tigers out of first place as
a result of the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1
victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Reeling from their four-game fiasco
in Boston, the Tigers (22-16 in the
second half of the season) hoped to
recoup their losses at the expense of the
Indians. Prior to last night's meeting,
Detroit had won 13 of its last 16 games
againstea team which annually finishes
at, or near, the bottom of the American
League East.
IN REVERSING the two-year trend,
Cleveland (18-20) snapped its own five-
game losing skien.
Cleveland manager Dave Garcia,
who accused counterpart Sparky An-
derson of "showing us up" last weekend
in Detroit (the Tigers swept the three-
game series),, was beaming wifh
satisfaction. One gets the feeling that
Garcia would like nothing more than to
watch his Indians seriously damage the
Tigers' title chances..
Sehatzeder, who turned in six innings
of one-hit relief pitching against

Cleveland last Friday, was far from
being in top form. The left-hander, who
has pitched only twice since August 29,
was nailed for two runs in the second
inning on a Bo Diaz home run.
- DETROIT CUT the margin in half
against John Denny, 9-4, who notched
his sixth straight victory with relief
help from Rick Waits and Dan Spillner.
In the Tiger third, Lou Whitaker walked
and moved to second on a Ricky Peters
single. After Whitaker stole third, Alan
Trammell hammered a drive heading
for the gap in right center. Jorge Orta
made an outstanding diving catch,
Whitaker scoring on the play.
Orta's effort took on added
significance when the Tigers loaded the
bases later in the inning. Denny
squeezed out of the jam when pinch hit-
ter Ron Jackson grounded to short, en-

ding the threat.
Cleveland struck right back with two
runs on three hits, the key blow being
Orta's triple. He subsequently scored
on an Andre Thornton single.
Anderson reroved Schatzeder in the
fifth after the southpaw walked Tom
Veryzer to open the frame and walked
Mike Hargrove with two out. With the
right-handed Thornton approaching the
plate, the Tigers' skipper summoned
rookie right-handed reliever Larry
Rothschild; who was greeted by a pair
of run-scoring singles.
The Tigers made things interesting in
the sixth, drawing the count to 6-3 on
hits by Steve Kemp, Jackson and Lance
Parrish. But in the Cleveland sixth,
Rothschild and his successor, Kevin
Saucier, were hit for another pair of
runs.

Schatzeder
... knocked out of box

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Slipping and Sliding
Baltimore Oriole rightfielder Jim Dwyer slides on the outfield grass while
trying to come up with a blooper off the bat of Paul Molitor of the Milwaukee
Brewers in the second inning of their game last pight. Dwyer could not come
up with the catch, allowing Mark Brouhard to score from second base on the
play.

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NEW YORK (AP)- Muhammad Ali,
in one of his vintage performances, said
he would win the heavyweight title a
record fourth time, after it was an-
nounced yesterday that he would fight
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Women reporters excluded
BALTIMORE (AP)- The Baltimore
Colts have voted to bar women repor-
ters from their dressing room but that
may not be the end of the issue.
A female reporter representing the
Baltimore News American was denied
access to the National Football League
team's locker room last Sunday
following the Colts' loss to the Buffalo
.Bills.
SColts General Manager Dick
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locker room to women because ''the
players and the players' wives objected
to the-inclusion of women in the locker
room.
BILLBOARD
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team will be held Sunday, September 20
at Fisher Stadium, starting at 1:00 p.m.
All students are eligible to try out for
the squad.

The NFL Players Association holds Minnesota Viking coach Bud Grant said
that "everybody or . . . nobody" yesterday he stilldidn't know who the
representing the media should be ad- starting-quarterback would be for
mitted to the locker room but individual tomorrow's game against Detroit.
clubs can formulate their own policy The Vikings, (0-2), are facing critical
regarding locker room accessibility. injury problems in the quarterbacking
Vikin ' doubt . corps. StarterTommyKramer is listed
ING as doubtful for the game, while back-up
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -. Steve Dils is out.

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