Page 12 Tuesday, June 18, 1985
The Michigan Daily
Late Red Sox rally
downs Detroit, 3-2
By ADAM MARTIN
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The Boston Red Sox
proved why they're the hottest team
in baseball last night at Tiger
Kept in the game by the superb pit-
ching of second-year starter Al Nip-
per, Boston rallied in the eighth and
ninth innings, scoring three runs to.
take sole possession of second place in
the AL East with a 3-2 victory over the
DETROIT starter Dan Petry made
the Red Sox look like dead sox through
eight innings before Tiger manager
Sparky Anderson called for Rolaids
relief ace Willie Hernandez with two
out and Glenn Hoffman on second in
However, Hernandez looked
anything but sharp, walking Steve
Lyons and giving Wade Boggs a line
single to left that scored Hoffman.
After walking Jim Rice, Hernandez
retired the side, but the Boston wave
returned in the ninth. Mike Easler
knocked a leadoff single and right-
fielder Dwight Evans carved a Her-
nandez fastball over the fence in
rightfield, giving Boston a 3-2 lead.
The Tigers went quietly in the ninth.
Detroit made the game look like a
noisy homecoming in the first when
Sweet Lou Whitaker smacked a Nip-
per fastball into the upper deck to 4
open the contest.
Hot hitting Darrell Evans made it 2-
0 in the fourth, scoring on a Nelson
Simmons single after Evans had
singled to open the inning. But Detroit
looked puzzled throughout. Lance
Parrish fanned four times while Her-
nandez proved mediocre in his one
and one-third innning stint.
Detroit shortstop Alan Trammell prepares to tag out a sliding Marty Barrett in action from last night's Tigers-
Red Sox game. The Tigers led Boston 2-0 at the time but lost 3-2 when Dwight Evans hita two-run homer in the
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THE SPORTING VIEWS 85th U.S. Open...
... a rough LOOK
By JOE DEVYAK
Here are some personal observations from the
85th U.S. Open at Oakland Hills.
Detroit's national image, which was so deeply
scarred by last year's World Series celebration, got
a much needed shot in the arm. The people of the
Birmingham area and the members of the country
club bent over backwards to put on a good show.
Never acting impatient or snobbish, which
could've been expected, they were helpful to all
that came to the event. You could see the pride in
As long as I'm on the subject of snobs, I might as
well expose the real ones. There were many
people in the gallery that had obtained free passes
from one member or another and who seemed to
think they they were somehow better than anyone
else. Many had chips on their shoulders and nine
times out of ten the person you heard com-
plaining behind you was someone who had gotten
in on a freebie.
Watching Tze-Chung Chen self-destruct on the bunch of no-names. Nicklaus, Watson, and Lee
fifth hole was like watching a once great building Trevino couldn't tame "The Monster" and all
being demolished. You really had to feel for the went home after the second round. Because of
slight man from Taiwan that had led the tour- this, the tournament seemed to lack the glitter
nament for the first three rounds - but some that it usually enjoys.
didn't. Comments such as "I didn't want a 3. Poor play was the norm and not the exception
foreigner to win," or "It's about time" punctuated on Sunday. Let's be realistic, Andy North won the
the cool air. And although these people claimed tournament because he made fewer mistakes than
that they only wanted to see a close finish, one has anyone else, not because he played a brilliant
to wonder if they would've felt the same way if it round of golf.
was Tom Watson or Jack Nicklaus that was run-
ning away with the tournament. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to sound
Overall, the 85th Open has to be considered a negative. This tournament was BIG and it was
success. I'll be the first to admit this, but I also handled flawlessly and with a great deal of class
think there were three areas that were lacking: by all those involved. I just wanted to shed some
1. The weather was terrible on Saturday as lighton a couple of things that ABC-TV couldn't.
30,000 fans were forced to sit through driving rain All in all, the U.S. Open was a most pleasant ex-
and chilling winds. Even on Sunday, when the perience. As time goes by, I'll only remember the
weather improved, it wasn't all that nice as the good things like the smile on Andy North's face
sun never showed itself until the winner's trophy and the enthusiasm of the gallery. Visions of rain
was presented to Andy North. and wind will fade and seem as distant as the look
2. The tournament seemed to be dominated by a on Tze-Chung Chen's face.