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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 23, 1980-Page 15
Rangers handcuff Red Sox, 4-3;
San Francisco 'splits with Cubs

BOSTON (AP) - Buddy Bell led off
the ninth inning with his third con-
secutive single, was sacrificed to
second, and scored on Pat Putnam's
single last night, lifting the Texas
Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Boston
Red Sox.
Danny Darwin, who relieved starter
Gaylord Perry in the seventh inning
and gave up the tying run in the eighth,
picked up his ninth win in 10 decisions
as Bell extended a career-long hot bat
against Boston.
Bell started the ninth by linin g:a hit to
left and took second on a sacrifice by
Rusty Staub, who drove in the first
three Texas runs, two on a homer. Put-
nam then extended his hitting streak to
nine games by grounding a sharp single
to right, scoring Bell.
Mike Torrez, 5-11, was the loser,
' although the Red Sox turned five double
plays behind him.
Staub drilled a two-run homer, his
fourth, after Bell beat ou an infield hit
with one out in the fourth inning. Staub
collected another RBI in the sixth on a
grounder which the Red Sox failed to
turn into a double play.
Perry blanked Boston on three hits
for five innings before giving up two
runs, one unearned, on singles by Dave
Stapleton and Fred Lynn, an error by
center fielder Mickey Rivers, and a
ground-rule double by Tony Perez.
Giants 2-1, Cubs 0-3
CHICAGO (AP) - Mike Vail's two-
run double and a run-scoring single by
Steve Dillard featured a three-run four-
th inning, giving Dennis Lamp and the
Chicago Cubs a 3-1 victory over the San
Francisco Giants yesterday.
Earlier in the day, Larry Herndon's
two-run homer in the top of the 15th in-
ning powered the Giants to a 2-0 victory
in the completion of a suspended game
that was halted by darkness after the
12th inning on Monday.
Lenny Randle and Bill Buckner
opened the fourth inning of the
regularly scheduled game with singles,
and one out later, Barry Foote reached
on Darrell Evans' error.
Vail followed with a double off loser
Bill Bordley, 2-1. Larry Bittner then
bounced to second jaseman Rennie
Stennett, who threw Foote out at the
plate, but Dillard followed with a single
to score Vail.
The two teams played two more
scoreless innings in the resumption of
Monday's game, but Bill North drew a
walk to open the San Francisco 15th.
North was forced at second when Joe
Strain attempted to sacrifice, but Her-
ndon followed with his fifth homer off
loser Bill Caudill, 1-2. Gary Lavelle, 3-5,
was the winner.
SCORES
American League
Texan4. oston 3
National League
SanFrancisco2-1, Chicagoo-02
(first game was continuation of
previously-scheduled game)
AtAapta 7. Montreal s
St. Louis3. Los Ange 2
Clcaia3. Philadelphia 2

Braves 7, Expos 5
ATLANTA (AP) - Bob Horner drove
in four runs with two homers, and
Glenn Hubbard broke an eighth-inning
tie with a two-run single that gave the
Atlanta Braves a 7-5 victory over the
Montreal Expos last night.
Jeff Burroughs started the eighth off
Stan Bahnsen, 6-4, with a single and
raced to second when the ball got by

Ron LeFlore for an error. Pinch-hitter
Biff Pocoroba walked, Bruce Benedict
sacrificed, then Woodie Fryman came
in to strike out pinch-hitter Charlie
Spikes before Hubbard got his game-
winning hit up the middle.
The winner was Phil Niekro, 8-12,
who yielded nine hits and struck out six
in eight innings. Rick Camp chalked up

his ninth save.
The Expos tied it in the top of the
eighth on Warren Cromartie's ninth
homer of the season and a run-scoring
double by pinch-hitter Rowland Office.
Office's hit drove in Gary Carter, who
reached third on his infield grounder
when the Braves had two errors on the
play.

SAN FRANCISCO'S Darrell Evans beats the throw to Chicago shortstop Ivan DeJesus to steal second base yesterda
in the 15th inning of a continuation of Monday's game. The Giants won the marathion, 2-0.
Fansdrive Pittsburgs
P arker toI demand trade.

SANDIEGO (AP)-Angered by continuing fan abuse
in Pittsburgh, slugger Dave Parker demanded yester-'
day that the world-champion Pirates trade him, saying:
"I've reached the point of no return."
Parker, the National League's Most Valuable Player
in 1978, said his decision was triggered by an incident
Sunday in Pittsburgh when a fan threw a radio battery,
narrowly missing him.
THE 6-FOOT-5, 230-pound outfielder picked up the
thrown object, stalked off the field, sat out the final in-
ning of the game, and did not play the second game of
the doubleheader against Los Angeles.
"It is in the best interests of both parties-the city of
Pittsburgh and myself-to complete my career without
bodily harm," said Parker,.the league batting champion
in 1977 and 1978. "Whoever feels that strongly about
Dave Parker, we can eliminate that problem."
Pirates' Manager Chuck Tanner said Parker has
become the target of "a sick person."
PARKER, 29, SAID he's informed the Pirates' front
office that they "have to get me out of town, period."
If traded, terms of his contract confine the list to nine
teams, including Cincinnati, his hometown. Other teams
he identified yesterday are Los Angeles, the California
Angels and the Atlanta Braves.
"I was hit in the back of the head with a gas valve from
a pellet gun last year. Sunday it was a battery. Earlier
this year somebody tossed a sock full of nuts and bolts

that weighed five pounds. A couple of years ago it was a
bat," Parker said.
"MAYBE IT'S THE money. But everybody else in
baseball respects me. It hasn't happened all year except
in Pittsburgh, and I find that hard to digest because
that's where I live.
"Chuck Tanner knows what I'm going through," said
Parker, who is batting .285 with 52 runs batted in and 12
homers. a
"HE'S RIGHT IN everything, he says about the
abuse," said Tanner. "But, for every one that tries to do
something to him, there's 100 that love him. I sure don't
want to see him leave. He's the best player in the game.
He's the guy that makes the wheel go around for the
Pirates."
Harding Peterson, Pittsburgh's executive vice
president, said in Pittsburgh yesterday that he has not
spoken to Parker or his agent Tom Reich about the trade
talk.
Peterson said he is "sorry to hear Dave feels that way.
He has said that in the past ... I just hope he'll feel dif-
ferently about being traded in the future."
He said other players have experienced the same
problem, but "it seems to happen more to Dave than
other players.
"Dave is the kind of person that wants to be liked by
everybody. I think it's a handful of nuts, so to speak, who
throw things."

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