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Page 14-Saturday, June 6, 1981-The Michigan Daily
MORRIS GETS EIGHTH WIN

Tigers I
By MARK BOROWSKI
Special tothe Daily
DETROIT - TIger pitching ace Jack Morris con-
tinued his flurry of strong performances as he held
the Minnesota Twins to three hits in Detroit's 2-0
shutout triumph last night at Tiger Stadium.
It was the seventh ' consecutive vctory for the
righthander, who improved his record to 8-3 on the
season. The victory puts Morris well ahead of the
pace he set lart season when he won 16 games for
Detroit.
OVER 23,000 FANS showed up for Polish-American
Night, and besides witnessing plenty of pre-game
festivities, they saw Morris send seven Twins back to
the dugout on strikes.
Minnesota's Brad Havens, a Royal Oak Kimball
graduate making his debut in the major league, suf-
fered the loss after giving up only two hits, leaving his
record at 0-1.

lank Twins, 2-0

Detroit opened the scoring in the sixth when shor-
tstop Alan Trammell cracked a two-out line shot into
the lower deck in left field. It was the first round trip-
per of the season for Trammell and all Detroit needed
to post its 26th victory of the season, moving them one
game over the .500 makr.
THE BENGALS SCORED again in the seventh, as
both Lance Parrish and Al Cowens drew walks from
pitcher Don Cooper, who took over for Havens after
the latter developed a blister on his, finger..
Designated hitter Kirk Gibson then followed with a
two-out single up the middle to bring Parrish in from
second and move Cowens to third. But then Lou
Whitaker ended the inning by grounding out.
Neither team was able to get anything going in the
early innings. The Tigers' only hit through five
frames was a single by Trammell in the first inning.
It was a routine ground ball to Minnesota shortstop
Pete Mackanin that he just dropped - but the official

scorer ruled ita hit.
The Twins' only threat was started by designated
hitter Hoskin Powell, who opened the fourth with a
double off the wall in the right field corner. One out
later, centerfielder Mickey Hatcher was safe at first
on a Tom Brookins error, but Morris got Butch
Wynegar to strike out and Ron Jackson to ground out
to end the inning.
AFTER THE FOURTH, Morris only allowed two
singles, one to Wynegar in the seventh and another to
Mackanin in the eighth, with neither runner advan-
cing.
Morris' seven consecutive victories is the longest
streak by a Tiger pitcher since Jack Billingham won
nine in a row in 1978.
The last-place Twins will return to Tiger Stadium
today at 2:15. Dan Petry (2-5) faces Pete Redfern (3-
5).

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Brewers
belt
Kansas
City,
6-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)-Robin
Yount's leadoff triple and a two-run
double by Ben Oglivie keyed a four-run
eighth inning as the Milwaukee
Brewers defeated the Kansas City
Royals, 6-2, last night behind the six-hit
pitching of Moose Haas.
The victory was the seventh in 11
games for the Brewers, who entered the
contest one game behind New York and
Baltimore in the American League
East.
This would have been their sixth
already this season, but Willie. Aikens
walked with one out in the Kansas City
eighth and Amos Otis hit a two-run
homer to spoil the shutout bid of Haas,
5-3.
THE BREWERS were leading, 2-0, on
Don Money's sacrifice fly in the second
and Yount's home run in the third when
Yount tripled leading off the eighth.
One out later, Gorman Thomas groun-
ded to George Brett at third, with Yount
scoring when Brett's throw to the plate
struck him in the back. Ted Simmons
was hit by a pitch from Larry Gura, 4-5,
and Oglivie doubled both runners home

and scored on a single by Money.
The Royals stranded eight runners.
While winning the American League
pennant last year, the Royals were
blanked only five times all year.
Cubs 4, Dodgers 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Ken Reitz' two-
run double capped a three-run fourth
inning yesterday, enabling the Chicago
Cubs to snap a four-game losing streak
with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles
Dodgers.
RICK REUSCHEL, 3-7, yielded 10
hits but was aided by three double
plays. Reuschel left the game in the
eighth in favor of Dick Tidrow, who
earned his fourth save, although he
gave up Reggie Smith's two-run pinch
homer in the ninth. Jerry Reuss, 4-2,
took the loss, the Dodgers' third
straight.
Steve Dillard opened the fourth with a
double and held second when center-
fielder Ken Landreaux nearly caught
Bill Buckner's single. Jerry Morales
forced Buckner at second, but Hector
Cruz singled to score Dillard, and Reitz

followed with his double.
Astros 3, Mets 0
HOUSTON (AP)-R.ighthander
Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros set a
major league record for career.walks
last night, but also struck out 11 and
allowed but five singles en route to a 3-0
decision over the New York Mets.
Ryan's fourth-inning pass to Lee
Mazzilli gave the Houston hurler 1,776
walks in his career, one more than
Early Wynn. Ryan walked Frank
Taveras in the first inning to tie the
record.
RYAN RAISED his record to 5-3
while recording his 46th career shutout.
Ryan extended his own major league
record with his 134th game with 10
strikeouts or more.
It was walks that got the Mets in
trouble. Art Howe drew a second-inning
walk from loser Randy Jones, 1-6,
moved to third on Gary Woods' hit-and-
run single and scored on Louis Pujols'
base hit to left field.
Reds 6, Expos 3
CINCINNATI (AP) - Dave Concep-
cion slammed a pair of home runs, the
second one snapping a 3-3 tie in the six-
th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds went
on to defeat the Montreal Expos, 6-3,
last night.
Cincinnati's Mario Soto, 5-6, gained
his fourth victory in his last five
decisions by scattering -five hits in his
fifth complete game.
Concepcion, trailing teammate
George Foster by one RBI for the
National League lead at gametime,
knocked in three runs with his second
two-homer game of the season, giving
him 43 RBI. The shortstop led off the
Reds' sixth with a solo homer, his four-
th of the season, after the Expos tied the
game, 3-3, in the top of the inning.
SCORES
Aterican League
Detroit 2, Minnesota 0
Milwaukee 6, Kansas City 2
National League .
Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3
Cincinnati6, Montreal 3
Houston 3, New York 0
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 1

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AP Photo
MONTREAL EXPO base runner Willie Montanez nimbly eludes the desperate tag attempt made of Cincinnati Reds'
catcher Joe Nolan to score his team's first run in action last night at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium. The efforts-of the
fleet-of-foot Montanez proved to be in vain, however, as the Reds prevailed, 6-3. The winning pitcher for Cincinnati was
Mario Soto (5-6), who allowed but five hits en route to his fourth victoiy-in the last five decisions.

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