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The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 8, 1984 - Page 15
'Jones leadsTigers past Toronto

DETROIT (AP) - Ruppert Jones
made his first curtain call yesterday af-
ternoon. He hopes it won't be his last.
Jones, recalled only two days earlier
from the minor leagues, keyed a four-
run Detroit sixth inning with a three-
run homer and Jack Morris pitched a
seven-hitter as the Tigers beat the
Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 to gain a split of
their four-game series.
"I WOULD have to say this is a big
thrill," Jones said. "This homer would
have to rank with any I've ever hit. It
was an important hit; it helped us win a
The entire team was up on the dugout
step to greet Jones after the blast. Af-
ter he ducked inside, the 40,879 fans in
Tiger Stadium continued to stand and
cheer, demanding a curtain call, and
Jones stepped back out to doff his cap.
"The guys told me to go back out and
wave, which is something I've never
done before - but I did it," Jones said.
"It was pretty exciting."
MORRIS, WHO walked one and
struck out four, improved his major
league-leading record to 11-2. It was
Morris' eighth complete game, tying him
with Boston's Bruce Hurst for the
American League lead.
"We hit Morris as hard as we're
going to hit him," Toronto Manager
Bobby Cox said. "When you do that, you
can't feel too badly."
Lance Parrish started the Detroit six-
th with a single, Darrell Evans walked,
and both rode home when Jones
crashed a 1-0 pitch off Jim Clancy into
the upper deck in right field. Howard
Johnson then singled, stole second and
scored on a single by Lou Whitaker,
chasing Clancy, 4-6.
The victory improved the Tigers'
record to 40-13, best in the majors, and
enabled them to regain their 4 -game
lead over Toronto in the AL East.
Jones, 29, an all-star with the San
Diego Padres two years ago, went to

spring training with the Pittsburgh
Pirates but was released. The Tigers
signed him April18 and assigned him to
Evansville of the American
Twins 5, Rangers 4
bek's seventh-inning single drove in
Tim Teufel with the tie-breaking run
yesterday, lifting the Minnesota Twins
to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.
With the Twins trailing 4-3, Kirby
Puckett singled with one out in the
seventh and scored the tying run on
Teufel's double. Hrbek then singled
home Teufel with the winning run.
Ron Davis worked the final three in-
nings to raise his record to 3-4. Davis
came on in the seventh with none out
and a 3-1 lead after starter Ken Schrom
loaded the bases on three singles. Davis
struck out Billy Sample, but Mickey
Rivers singled in two runs and Buddy
Bell hit a sacrifice fly to send Texas
ahead 4-3.
Brewers 6 Red Sox 3
BOSTON (AP) - Bob McClure, a
regular reliever forced into his second
start of the season because of injuries,
allowed only one unearned run for six
innings and the Milwaukee Brewers
unleashed a 19-hit attack last night,
rolling to a 6-3 victory over the Boston
Red Sox.
McClure, 1-1, scattered five hits in six
innings before giving way to Peter
Ladd, who yielded a two-run home run
to Mike Easler, his ninth of the season,
in the eighth inning. Easler drove in all
three Boston runs.
ROLLIE Fingers worked the ninth to
pick up his 10th save.
Red Sox rookie starter Roger
Clemens was tagged for 13 hits in
taking his first major league defeat af-
ter two victories. He was relieved by
Steve Crawford in the sixth inning.

Associated Press
Detroit's Darrell Evans (center) congratulates teammate Rupert Jones
after Jones hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning of yesterday's game
against Toronto. Lance Parris (right) also scored on the homer.
Its official: Wisconsin
wins Bi Ten track

Wisconsin was formally declared win-
ner of the men's Big Ten track cham-
pionships yesterday - three weeks af-
ter the event - overturning an original
decision that held Indiana the winner.
The Big Ten directors of athletics
ruled Wisconsin's Al Toon jumped long
enough in the long jump to finish third
and give Wisconsin rather than Indiana
the title at the league's track cham-
pionships last month.
"THEY MADE a mistake but they
couldn't undo it," said Wisconsin Coach
Ed Nuttycombe. "I've been worried,
but it would have been embarrassing to
change after three weeks."
Directors reached their decision
during a conference call Wednesday
following a "thorough and comprehen-.
sive review" of the entire matter ac-
cording to the league.
Officials said numerous national
track officials outside of the conference
were consulted for their input in the
"unprecedented" occurence.
THE DISPUTE arose over the
measurement system used in scoring
the long jump competition on May 19.
The long jump was to have been
measured first imperially - in feet and
inches - and then metrically in order
to submit outstanding jumps for Olym-
pic trials' consideration.
However, long jump judges inadver-

tantly measured and recorded distan-
ces metrically first, then measured im-
The problem that resulted was that
the individual order of finishers - and
eventual team champion - was dif-
ferent depending on which measuring
system was used.
Indiana, which would have been
declared team champion had the im-
perial measurements been allowed in
scoring the long jump competition,
protested the scoring system at the
conclusion of the meet. The final result
had Wisconsin winning as team winner
with 111 points with the Hoosiers second
with 110.
Nuggets trade Vandeweghe
DENVER (AP) - The Denver
Nuggets yesterday traded high-scoring
forward Kiki Vandeweghe, an
emerging superstar in the National
Basketball Association, to the Portland
Trail Blazers for three players and two
draft choices in a deal both teams ap-
The Nuggets will receive forward
Calvin Natt, guard Lafayette Lever and
center Wayne Cooper, in addition to
Portland's second-round draft choice
this year and the Blazers' first-round
pick in 1985.

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