Close Call With a Fastball Almost Leads to a Fight on the Field.
Wrigley Field nearly become* boxing ring lor Cubs, Pirates By IRA KAUFMAN UP1 Sports Writer Pittsburgh's Pascual Perez is making making a name for himself as a major- league pitcher, but he was ready Wednesday to convert the Wrigley Field mound Into a boxing ring. Perez raised his record to 2-0 by hurling hurling a complete game as the Pirates rallied to defeat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2. The victory, however, provided at least one scary moment for Perez. In the third inning, with runners oh second and third, Perez brushed back Cubs' first baseman Bill Buckner with' a blazing fastball that nearly struck him in the head. Buckner to come and get me if he wanted." Buckner exacted his revenge the best way he knows how — by lining a two- run single for the Cubs' only runs of the game. When Chicago pitcher Rick Reuschel plunked Pirates' third baseman Bill Madlock in the back the following inning, inning, umpire-in-chief John Kibler acted quickly to avoid a beanball war. Perez scattered nine hits and struck out six, but it took timely hitting by fellow Dominican Tony Pena — to secure the victory. Reuschel, 2 -6, issued his only walk of the game to Easier in the ninth,. Matt New York Houston blanked Cincinnati nipped EXPOS 4, Chris Speier drove in 1-1 tie and help their three-game BRAVES Terry Harper in the bottom Braves. Rick METS Pat Zachry, 5-5, drove in a run his ninth homer