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Page 14-Wednesday May 19,482-The Michigan Daily
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Mariners sink Red Sox

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BOSTON (AP)- Floyd Bannister fired a three-
hitter and Bruce Bochte hit a solo home run to lead
the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Boston
Red Scx last night:
Bannister, 5-2, boosted his American League-
leading strikeout total to 58 by fanning nine. He
walked only one and never allowed more than one
runner in any inning in out-dueling Boston's Dennis
Eckersley, 4-3, who struck out six, walked two and
gave up seven hits. Eckersley's three losses have
been by scores of 2-0, 1-0, and 3-0.
BANNISTER WAS given all the support he needed
from the first two batters of the game. Bobby Brown
led off with a single, stole second, went to third when
catcher Gary Allenson's throw sailed into center field
and scored on Joe Simpson's groundout.
Bochte led off the fourth with his second homer of
the season and the Mariners got their final run in the
ninth on a triple by Todd Cruz and Manny Castillo's
sacrifice fly.
Tony Perez got Boston's first hit, a single leading
off the second inning. But after Carney Lansford
fouled out, Dave Stapleton grounded into a double
play.
Glenn Hoffman opened the Red Sox' third with a
walk but was thrown out trying to steal and Dwight
Evans was stranded at second after his one-out

double in the fourth. Bannister retired 15 batters in a
row until Reid Nichols singled with one out in the nin-
th.
Mets 7, Reds 4
NEW YORK (AP)- Gary Rajsich hit a three-run
homer, the first of his major league career in a four-
run fifth inning, as the New York Mets defeated the
Cincinnati Reds 7-4 last night.
Randy Jones, 5-2, was the winner with relief help in
the eighth from Neil Allen, who gained his 10th save.
Cincinnati starter Bruce Berenyi, 4-2, lasted five in-
nings and gave up all the Mets' runs. The right-
hander had allowed two runs or less in six of his last
seven starts.
JONES, 1-8 last season, walked to start the New
York fifth, and Mookie Wilson singled. Wally Back-
man beat out a bunt to load the bases. Rusty Staub's
sacrifice fly scored Jones to give the Mets a 4-1 lead
and Rajsich then hit Berenyi's first pitch over the left
field wall.
Cincinnati had taken a 1-0 lead in the first on Dave
Concepcion's RBI single. But the Mets came back
with three runs in the fourth, one on a double by
Hubie Brooks and two on Ron Hodges' double.
Johnny Bench's third homer of the season and 26th

of his career against the Mets made the score 7-2 in
the seventh. Cedeno singled home two Cincinnati
runs in the eighth before Allen came on to cool off the
Reds.
Indians 6, Blue Jays 5
CLEVELAND (AP) - Toby Harrah slammed a one
out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off
Dale Muray last night to give Cleveland a 6-5 victory
over the Toronto Blue Jays, snapping the Indians'
four-game losing streak.
Dan Spillner, 1-3, pitched 2 2-3 innings of relief and
earned the victory despite giving up the tying run in
the top of the ninth.
HARRAH'S SOLO shot, his eighth of the.season,
represented the first run against Murry, 2-2, who had
pitched 32-3 innings of two-hit scoreless relief.
The Blue Jays tied the game in the top of the ninth
when Lloyd Moseby tripled and, after Spillner retired
Ernie Whitt on a grounder, scored on Garth Iorg's
sacrifice fly.
That erased a 5-1 lead Cleveland built with the help
of Von Hayes' three-run homer in the first inning and
six strong innings by Rick Sutcliffe, who allowed four
singles and one run in his first start of the season.

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Strack resigns

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)- University of
Arizona Athletic Director Dave Strack
has submitted his resignation, effective
July1.
Strack, 58, and the Michigan basket-
ball coach during 1960-68, became
athletic director 10 years ago. He said
in a letter yesterday to outgoing
President John P. Schaefer he felt it
was "a most appropriate time for me to
step aside so that the new president, Dr.
Henry Koffler, can select whomever he
wishes to lead this most visible depar-
tment."
HE HAD come under fire as a result
of a 1980 scandal involving former head
football Coach Tony Mason, who faced
criminal charges of filing false claims
for travel expenses.
During a trial last year at which
Mason was acquitted by a Pima County
Superior Court jury, testimony
revealed a slush fund for use by mem-
bers of the athletic department had

existed during several years of Strack's
regime.
Fidrych promoted
BOSTON (AP) - Mark "The Bird"
Fidrych took another step forward in
his comeback effort yesterday when the
Boston Red Sox promoted him to their
International League team in
Pawtucket, R.I.
Fidrych, 27, who has been plagued by
arm problems after winning the
American League Rookie of the Year
award with Detroit in 1976, had signed a
minor league contract with Boston at
the start of spring training.
He did not pitch in any exhibition
games and has been working out in the
Florida Instructional Rookie League.
The right-hander pitched seven innings
there Saturday and is scheduled to start
for the Pawtucket Red Sox Saturday
night when they host Toledo.

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