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NEW YORK (AP) - Pinch-hitter
John Lowenstein drove in two runs with
a bloop single in the eighth inning to
give the streaking Baltimore Orioles a
5-2 victory over the New York Yankees
last night.
The triumph, in the opener of the
three-game series between the
American League East's top two
aiid plan for
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specify the reason for the lengthy inter-
val between communications.
Sources said University ad-
ministrators, who had hoped the
program would be implemented, were
apparently puzzled by a Hoey-authored
memo that was sent to top officials ex-
plaining that the program would not be
Dean of the Rackham School of
Graduate Studies and former interim
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Alfred Sussman said he had "no sense
of why" the program was dropped from
consideration by the Athletic Depar-
tment. Sussman added that Hoey's
memo, which was sent out earlier in the
month, "was not very revealing."

teams, was the sixth in a row and 14th
in the last 16 games for the Orioles, who
now trail the first-place Yankees by 4%/
Eddie Murray's 19th homer of the
season with two out in the eighth inning
tied the score at 2-2. When Benny Ayala
followed with a single, acting Yankees
Manager Yogi Berra removed starting
pitcher Ron Guidry, 12-7, in favor of
relief ace Rich Gossage.
Doug DeCinces lifted a fly ball to
short left field on which Bobby Murcer
attempted to make a shoestring catch,
but third base umpire Durwood Merrill
ruled Murcer trapped the ball and it
went for a double, Ayala stopping at
third. Lowenstein then delivered his
game-winning hit.
Red Sox 4, White Sox 1
BOSTON (AP) - Skip Lockwood,
Bill Campbell and Bob Stanley, all
usually relief pitchers, hurled three in-
nings each and combined for an eight-
hitter last night as the Boston Red Sox
rode a two-run first inning to a 4-1 vic-
tory over the Chicago White Sox.
With Chuck Rainey and John Tudor
nursing arm problems, the Red Sox
went to their bullpen for a starter and
came up with Lockwood, who opened a
game for the first time since 1974 when
he was with California. He allowed five
hits but only one run over the first three
Campbell, plagued by arm trouble
since 1978, pitched the middle three in-
nings, striking out two and walking two
and earning the victory, his first since
July 22, 1979.
Stanley, who hurled two innings
against Milwaukee Thursday night,

finished up and collected his second
save within 24 hours and his fifth of the
The Red Sox jumped on Chicago star-
ter Rich Dotson, 8-7, for two runs in the
first inning on singles by Rick Burleson,
Dave Stapleton and Fred Lynn and a
double play grounder by Tony Perez.
Reds 8, Dodgers 5
CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Bench
greeted Los Angeles reliever Don

Stanhouse with his 10th career grand
slam with two out in the eighth inning
last night, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to
an 8-5 victory over the Dodgers.
Bench's homer, his 17th of the season,
came on an 0-2 pitch from Stanhouse.
The Reds started the rally off reliever
Bob Castillo, 3-6, when Ray Knight
walked with one out, moved to third on
Ken Griffey's single and then was out
trying to score on George Foster's
grounder to third.

The Sport *ing iews
DH for Nationals?.
... Detroit vote next week
The Atlanta Journal reported on Wednesday that the National League
will vote during their meeting in Detroit next week on whether or not to
adopt the designated hitter rule.
Should they vote to adopt the rule, it would finally pull the National
Leaguers into the modern world.
The antiquated concept of making a pitcher bat for himself is currently
in use only in the Central League in Japan, in addition to the National
League. Frank Cashen, general manager of the New York Mets, is a firm
supporter of the designated hitter rule. "We get pitchers coming up to the
major leagues now who have never swung a bat from American Legion ball
on," said Cashen. "And we're saying to them, 'Here's a bat. Go hit the ball
with it.' It's ridiculous."
Indeed it is. The whole idea behind professional athletics is to have
athletes doing what they do best. A baseball pitcher excels in throwing a
baseball. He does not usually excel at hitting one.
Making a pitcher bat for himself - something that he is not well-suited
to do - is like having an offensive lineman play quarterback. The fan comes
to the ball park to see professional athletes doing what they do best. He is
being cheated when the teams are forced to make their pitchers bat. Sure,
it's funny sometimes to see a pitcher try to hit the ball, but it definitely isn't
Sparky dislikes DH
Detroit Tiger manager Sparky Anderson is an opponent of the
designated hitter rule. Following the incident in Chicago on June 20, when
Tiger rightfielder Al Cowens attacked White Sox pitcher Ed Farmer in
retaliation for being hit in the jaw by a pitch a year before, Anderson insisted
that there was only one way to keep a pitcher from throwing beanballs.
"Make him stroll to the plate," insisted the Tiger skipper. "We always
had a rule on my team that when their pitcher threw at one of us, then we
threw at him. That's an eye for an eye. That's justice." -
That's also the reason that the designated hitter rule works. It prevents
people like Anderson from having everyone throwing intentional
Baseball is at its best when the only people who step up to the plate are
the ones who have been trained specifically to hit the ball. The designated
hitter rule makes this possible.
But the stubbornness of the National League and their desire to keep
baseball in its original form have thrown a kink in all of this. That's one
reason they always win the All-Star game. Whenever the two leagues play
each other, in the All-Star game or the World Series, the N.L.'s way of doing
things prevails. So the Americans are at a disadvantage because their pit-
chers, who haven't batted all year, are suddenly thrown in the batter's box.
The average baseball fan would much rather see a George Brett at the
plate than a Jim Palmer. The American League realized this several years
ago. So did the colleges, the high schools and most everyone else.
For the sake of baseball, let's hope the National League realizes it next

AP Photo
CHICAGO CUBS Lenny Randle, left, exchanges words with Montreal Expos
second baseman Rodney Scott after Randle collided with Scott while trying
to advance on a base hit in the seventh inning of their game yesterday in
Chicago. The Expos won, 5-2.

Detroit8, Texas 0
Kansascity 9-7, Toronto 0.4
Milwaukee 4, cleveland i
Atlanta7, San Francisco3
chicagos-2, Montreal4-5
New York 3, St. Louis 2


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