The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 16, 1980-Page 15
By MARK MIHANOVIC
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Using a befuddling breaking ball, veteran Texas southpaw John
Matlack spaced out 13 Tiger base hits well enough to defeat the home towners 6-2,
last night at Tiger Stadium, improving his record to 8-6.
The Rangers pounded lefthander Pat Underwood (2-6) for six runs in as many
innings. After Mickey Rivers led off the game by bouncing out to shortstop Mark
Wagner, Bump Wills lined a shot to right center field. Centerfielder Rick Peters
got there in time to make a diving grab, but the ball popped loose, and Wills was on
with a single.
AL OLIVER FOLLOWED with a bouncing single over the bag at second, and
Buddy Bell scored Wills with a blooper that dropped safely into shallow center.
Richie Zisk's safety squeeze then brought Oliver across the plate.
Steve Kemp singled in Peters for his 62nd RBI in the bottom of the first to bring
Detroit to within a run, but the Rangers smacked Underwood for another pair in
the fourth. Third baseman Tom Brookens fielded a John Ellis grounder, but sailed
the throw over first baseman John Wockenfuss' head for a two-base error.
Texas marked up another deuce on the board in frame six. Underwood walked
Sundberg with two outs, shortstop Pepe Frias doubled to left center to move him on
to third, and Rivers lashed a grounder along the right field chalk to knock them
THE TIGERS APPEARED poised to make a run at the Rangers in the seven-
th. With one out, Stan Papi nailed a Matlack delivery for a two-bagger to the can-
vas in right center. Peters then rapped a single to score Papi and cut the margin to
6-2. Brookens then lined a single into right, and Peters held at second. Kemp ended
the fireworks, however, as he bounced weakly to Wills, and Wockenfuss went down
In the eighth, Jim Lentine tried to start a two-out rally with a bloop single in
front of Sample in right, but Matlack's curve stymied Wagner, who wa2 called out
Peters lined a one-out single in the ninth, but Brookens (who went three-for-
five on the night) smashed into a double play, and 30,247 fans went home disappoin-
The two teams square off again today and tomorrow, which is Al Kaline Day at
Tiger Stadium. Mark Fidrych is scheduled to start tomorrow's first game.
Brewers 4, Indians 1
CLEVELAND (AP)-Mike Caldwell scattered seven singles and Sixto
Lezcano land Dick Davis slugged consecutive seventh-inning solo home runs to
lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians last night.
Caldwell, 11-8, struck out seven and walked two as he recorded his eighth com-
plete game of the season. The left-hander snapped Cleveland's four-game winning
streak and saddled the Indians with only their sixth loss in the last 23 games.
MILWAUKEE'S PAUL MOLITOR led off the first inning against Ross Grim-
sley, 3-2, with a single and stole second. Cecil Cooper then gave the Brewers a 1-0
lead with an opposite-field bloop double to left.
Grimsley then handcuffed the Brewers until the seventh when Lexcano led off
with his 14th home run and Davis followed with his third, giving Milwaukee a 3-0
advantage. The Brewers added a run in the ninth on consecutive doubles by Davis
and Sal Bando.
Cleveland threatened several times, putting runnrs in scoring position in four
of the first six innings. The Indians finally scored in the seventh when Milwaukee
third baseman Bando made three errors on two plays.
With two out, Jerry Dybzinski grounded to Bando, who booted the ball. Miguel
Dilone also grounded to Bando, who again failed to filed the ball cleanly and then
threw into the dirt past first, enabling Dybzinski to move to third. Jorge Orta then
singled home the Indians' lone run.
Pirates 7, Expos 3
PITTSBURGH (AP)-Mike Easler and Dale Berra both homered and Jim
Bibby earned his 15th victory as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Montreal Expos 7-
3 last night to take possession of first place in the National League East.
It was Pittsburgh's eighth victory in 10 meetings this season with the Expos,
who began the night with a share of the division lead.
BIBBY, 15-2, GOT three innings of relief help from Kent Tekulve, who posted
his 18th save.
Montreal loaded the bases in the first inning but failed to score, and that set tne
tone, as the Expos stranded 11 runners over the first six innings.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
University of Michigan senior Ruth
Pickett has been named the winner of
the Broderick Award in synchronized
swimming for the 1979-80 season,
marking the second consecutive
Broderick Award for Pickett. She has
won the award the first two years it has -
The Broderick Award, now in its four-
th year overall, is given to the most out-
standing woman athlete in every
collegiate sport for individuals.
Pickett has earned All-American
honors all three years at Michigan. She
finished second in the-solo competition
in the AIAW National Championships
and led Michigan to a third place finish.
Pickett placed second in the solo com-
petition at the U.S. National tryouts and
was selected for the national team that
won the Spanish Open. Pickett was
second in the solo in Spain.
Reaves on waivers
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -
Quarterback John Reaves has left Min-
nesota for his Tampa, Fla., home after
being placed on waivers by the Min-
nesota Vikings, the National Football
League team announced.
Reaves was released yesterday from
the Hazelden Foundation near Center
City, Minn., where he had undergone'
treatment the past month for alcohol
and drug problems.
Although the decision to release
Reaves was made some time ago, the
Vikings said Reaves asked them to
delay putting him on waivers until he
had completed treatment at Hazelden.
"We wanted to put him on the 'not
able to play' list. We asked him to phone
us if he wanted to do otherwise. He
called us this week and told us that he
felt he was capable of playing and
asked us to put him on waivers," said
Coach Bud Grant.
Walton's worth less?
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Por-
tland Trail Blazers said yesterday the
revised award received from the San
Diego Clippers in compensation for Bill
Walton cannot be viewed as adequate
by "any knowledgeable basketball
National Basketball Association
Commissioner Larry O'Brien yester-
day returned to San Diego its 1982 first-
round draft pick and $350,00 which
originally had gone to Portland.
The final result is that the Portland
Trail Blazers received the contracts of
Kermit Washington, Kevin Kunnert
and a first-round draft choice," for the
loss of Walton.
t ryin ' time again AP Photo
Back-to-back home runs by Baltimore Orioles Rich Dauer and Ken Singleton
in the-seventh inning of Thursday night's game left New York Yankee pitcher
Ron Davis wiping tears from his eyes. Actually Davis was clearing fog from
his glasses, but he may have cried later, as the Orioles downed the Yankees, 6-1.