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SPORTS

Page 16 Sunday, J
Yanks down Birds;
Blue Jays zip Bosox

une 17, 1984

The Michigan Daily

NEW YORK (AP) - Lou Piniella,
playing his last game, knocked in the go
ahead run with a groundout and Butch
Wynegar drilled three hits, including a
two-run single thaf keyed New York's
three-run fourth inning; as the Yankees
downed the Baltimore Orioles 8-3.
yesterday.
Jay Howell, 2-4, making his first start
this season after 23 relief appearances,
allowed seven hits and one run over five
innings. He struck out six and walked
three before getting relief help from
Ray Fontenot and Mike Armstrong, who
gave up a two-run homer to Cal Ripken
in the ninth before closing out the vic-
tory.
THE ORIOLES, who collected 14 hits,
had at least one runner reach base in
every inning and stranded 12. The
Yankees also collected 14 hits and had
at least one runer on base in every in-
ning but the seventh.
After Baltimore took a 1-0 lead in the
second inning on Rick Dempsey's two-
out RBI single, New York went ahead 2-
1 in the third against Scott McGregor, 8-
6.
Bobby Meacham led off with a
ground-rule double and took third on
Willie Randolph's bunt single. Wynegar
struck out, but Don Baylor beat out a
roller to third for one run and the 40-
year-old Piniella grounded to shortstop

for a forceout, delivering the second
run.

Blue Jags 7, Red Sox (
TORONTO (AP) - Luis Leal stopped
Boston on two hits and Buck Martinez
drilled a two-run homer and singled
home another run to pace the Toronto
Blue Jays to a 7-0 victory over the Red
Sox yesterday.
It was the fourth consecutive victory
for the Blue Jays and the fourth
straight loss for the Red Sox.
LEAL, 7-1, was touched for a single
by Rick Miller in the second inning and
then set down the following 13 batters
before Jim Rice doubled to lead off the
seventh. Overall, Leal struck out nine,
which tied a career high, and walked
one as he notched his second shutout of
the season.
Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the third in-
ning when Damaso Garcia doubled,
stole third 'and scored on Lloyd
Moseby's grounder.
Martinez connected for his first
homer of the season with Jesse Barfield
aboard with two out in the fourth off
Bruce Hurst, 8-5, to pad the Blue Jays'
lead to 3-0.
Martinez also singled home a run in a
four run eighth inning that capped the
day's scoring.

Brew chew dsssocia ed Press
Detroit second baseman Lou Whitaker leaps over Jim Gantuer of the
Brewers to complete a double play in action last night. The Tigers blanked
Milwaukee 6-0
Irwin leads Open by
one after 3rd round
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bale Norman whose sun-bleached white
Irwin outlasted Fuzzy Zoeller down the hair helped win him the nickname "the
stretch and, with a 1-under-par 69, Great White Shark," had a third-round
retained a 1-shot lead yesterday after 69 and was third alone at 207.
the third round of the 14th U.S. Open "THEY MIGHT get into a 1-on-i
Golf Championship. situation,". Norman said in a look ahead
Irwin, grinding away with the inten- to the final round. "Anything can hap-
sity and concentration that have helped pen on a course like this, a 2-shot swing
him acquire 56 PGA tour titles in a 17- on the first hole, anything."
year career, finished 54 holes over dif- Thorpe, 25, not yet a winner in seven
ficult Winged Foot in 205, five shots un: years of PGA tour activity, had five
der-par. birdies and as many bogeys on his way
ZOE LLER, LOOSE and easy, joking to a par 70 and a 209 total, one under par
with the gallery despite the pain of a and four strokes behind Irwin.
chronic back condition, also had a 69 "I think I'll have to shoot four or five
and, just as he was at the start of the under to have a chance to win," Thorpe
day's play, remained one shot back at said. "I'll have to make some birdies
206 going into today's final round of the and theyl have to fall off."
chase for the American national ch- TIM SIMPSON, who played well in
ampionship. front of the other contenders, was next
The two leaders, who played together at 68-211.
in the final twosome on the course, were Old foes Jack Nicklaus and Lee
never separated by more than one stroke Trevino, each aged 44, kept alive their
as they engaged in something ap- hopes of adding still another major
proaching match play. piece of silverware to their crowded
They were tied for the lead on four trophyrooms. They were tied at 212.
separate occasions. Irwin led twice. Nicklaus, seeking a record fifth U.S.
And Zoeller had the lead alone four dif- Open title, matched par 70 despite a
ferent times. bogey-6 on the 13th hole, which he
IN TH E END, however, Zoeller called the turning point of the round.
bogeyed the final two holes from Despite his position seven strokes
bunkers, handing the lead back to Ir- back, he remained hopeful.
win. "I can't control anything anyone else
The only others under par after three does," he said. "It's up to me to shoot a
trips through the towering trees and good round. If I can get it to three or
deep traps of this old layout in the nor- four under par, I've got a chance."
therm suburbs of New York were the Trevino, twice the winner of this title,
Australian shark-shooter Greg Norman had a 69 in themild, sunny weather
and Jim Thorpe, a one-time running Also at 212 were Johnny Miller, who
back at Morgan State. had a 70, and Morris Hatalsky, a 69.

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Associated Press
Jack Nicklaus crouches in front of his son Jack Jr. while lining up a putt on
the first green during yesterday's third round of the U.S. Open in
Mamaroneck, N.Y. Nicklaus finished the day two-over par.

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