Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 16, 1969 · Page 18
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Alex Johnson Powers Reds Past Giants ast time 1 was at bat," he said, but I told them in the dugout, Vm going to win this game :f I. et another chance." Each team scored tlirc'. 1 runs n the ninth and the Giants took 10-8 lead in the 10th on succes- pitcher Mike »v. UU ii...v.« -- Willie Mays. Jut Johnson's bases-loaded jround out and Lee May's sacri- ice fly pulled Cincinnati even again in the bottom of the 10t.h "It was a long. hard, tough one to lose." said Giants Manager Clyde King. "That's all you can say about this game." Kosco, traded to Los Angeles by the Yankees last winter. ~ B7 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ~ Alex Johnson tapped out a '"' . f»st tempo and Andy Kosco " picked up the beat. For San ". Francisco and San Diego, it was ^ the Birth of the Blues. ~ Johnson drove in five runs with two homers and a ground sive homers by ^ out, then tripled in the 12th in- McCormick and - ning and scored on Johnny ~ . Bench's single, sending the Cin- cinnati Reds past San Francisco 11-10 Tuesday night in a wild X »lugfest. 1 "Natural rhythm," the Reds outfielder replied when asked to ; account for his rampage. "The ball is jumping off a little better." Kosco, meanwhile, drummei out a grand slam homer and " two-run double as the Los Angeles Dodgers ruined Johnny ; Podres' h o m e c o m i n g and crushed the San Diego Padres 14-0 behind the three-hit pitch ; ing of Claude Osteen. Elsewhere in the Nationa League, the New York Met trimmed Philadelphia 6-3, snap ping a four-game losing string : Houston topped Atlanta 4-2 be hind rookie right-hander Tom Griffin. St. Louis edged Mont real 4-3 and Chicago beat Pitts burgh 7-4. The Reds came from behint three times to deadlock San Francisco before winning in th 12th. After Johnson led off wit a triple into the right field coi ner off Gaylord Perry, th Giants reliever filled the base on two intentional walks. Bench, who had fanned wit two on and two out in the 10th, | promptly broke up the game I with the Reds' 20th hit. I "I didn't deliver the next to matched the Dodgers' single game RBI mark since they went west in 1958 by tagging ex-Dodger ace Podres for his first grand slam in the majors and doubling in two runs against reliever Jack Baldschun. The bases-loaded blast keyed a six-run fifth-inning uprising against Podres, which broke up a scoreless duel. Tom Haller later swatted a three-run homer, helping Osteen breeze to his second full-route victory In the Dodgers' home opener. "Everyone on this club has more confidence and determination," said Osteen. who lost 18 of 30 decisions 1968. "Last year was the first sub .500 for me on this club and I didn't like i t . . . and I don't want to see it again." "1 was not too happy to be eighth, broke a 3-3 tie at Pflila de.'phia and Ed ' Kranepoo wrapped up the Mcts' victory with a two-run pinch double. Griffin. 21. allowed four hit:; 1 Was not luu nappy iu uc uimm. AI» «iiw««w iwwt im., traded by the Yankees since I'struck out 12 and nailed his firs was one of 15 they had protected | major league victory with nintl and thought I had a good year,";inning relief help from Jack said Kosco. "The Dodger; Billingham as the Astros won showed so much interest in me.their third in a row. that my unhappiness didn't lasti Dal Maxvill beat out a bunt in long." · j the ninth, took second on a sac "Our p i t c h i n g just went rifice and scored on Lou Brock's apart." muttered San Diego pi-|single, carrying the Cardinals lot Preston Gomez, a former Dodger coach, whose expansion club has dropped four in a row. Bud Harrelson's third hit. a bases-loaded infield single in the past the Expos at Montreal. Home runs by Billy Williams and rookie Don Young powered the Cubs to their seventh victory in eight starts. On Poor Shooting Night Beaty Rallies Hawks With 2nd Half Surge Against Lakers ALTANTA (AP) - ZelmoiNational Basketball Association] The series resumes here Beaty says he still isn't shootii game. convincing the Los Angeles Lak- (i ow n ID rebounds while Bill ers that he's off target. Bridges had 13 as the Hawks Beaty poured in 17 points in I nearly matched the taller Lak- l l a l l o n a " | Thursday night and moves to well, but"he may have difficulty j n addition. Beaty pulled j[ l()s Angeles Sunday afternoon 1 '""' "'" ' "" ' '"'" ·"'"'" "'"jfor a Fifth game, which will be , h .,,i oy Abu. the second half Tuesday night after being held to five in the first 24 minutes. j bounds. With Beaty's potent scoring. The victory left Atlanta trail- the Atlanta Hawks drubbed thCjing 2-1 in the best-of-7 series for Lakers 99-86 in the night's only the Western Division crown. neanv maicneu me lanei unix-, crs off the backboards. Los An-| In the battle for supremacy in geles held a 50-47 edge in re- ' I he East. Boston hosts York Friday. The Celtics that bcst-of-7 series 3-2. New lead Atlanta Coach Richie Guerin said Beaty "didn't lose his con- Bobby Murcer Supplies Bats For New Yanks NEW YORK (AP) -- At first glance nothing had changed. There were the sports writers gathered around Mickey Mantle's locker, talking to the player with the Oklahoma twang. Only, the player was Bobby Murcer. Mickey M a n 11 e 's locker doesn't make Bobby Murcer a slugger and Bobby Richardson's old No. 1 on the back of his uniform doesn't make him an outstanding fielder. But the new Yankee star, the 22-year-old third baseman could be. He looked the part Tuesday in the Yanks' 8-2 home-opening Tour Golf Professionals Add New Strokes To Complain About Conditions Of Courses RAN'CHO LA ACOSTA. C a l i f . | I couldn't be sure. He wasn'tlgonna do. I'm never going to again play in one of the world's most famous tournaments -- the Masters. And the other 27 professionals who have gathered for the $150,000 Tournament oF Champions, simply are swearing -- at the deep, clinging rough of the 7.200-yard, par-72 La Costa Country Club course. "I hit a couple of balls in the rough." Trevino said after a practice round over the water- dotted course, "and flushed out a couple of tigers. There may lave been a giraffe there, but victory over Senators. Murcer drove the Washington , - in four runs with a homer, single and double and fielded his position, a change from shortstop, flawlessly But it was the hitting that had the fan's cheers and have the Yankees' hopes behind him. "I get rid of Mantle, and what do I get. Murcer next to me,' Tom Tresh kidded from the next there , Maris,' 'AP) -- Laughing Lee Trevino.'tall enoui;h to get his head over play that course again. I drill ..,_. _ _ : j u~-,i ,,!,,,, rtrtir, . .. Hio hull at tnf* nnlp nit. It. low. vho once said he'd play golfing fr rass ·· n a gravel pit if the price vas right, swears he'll never Then the swarthy character from the desolate Texas border the ball at the hole, hit it low. high. got I don't hit it high and there just ain't no point in me ever Connie Hawkins Plays Minnesota Pipers Into ABA Series Deadlock By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota had some trouble keeping up Indiana and locker. "Who's in *..-.- . piped Joe Pepitone From the outside edge of the sports writ ers crowded around Murcer. "There ain't nobody gonna be us great as Mickey Mantle, said Murcer. whose homer soared into Mantle country- the upper deck in right field. The homer was the third of the season for the kid from Oklahoma City, who has hit jsfeiy in all seven games so far and has a .438 average, with 14 for 32. IF there is any undue pressure felt by Murcer, who was up with the Yankees in 1966 and spent the next two years in the Army, he doesn't show it. He can't remember the longest hitting streak he's ever had, he didn't even know his homer had gone into the upper deck. But he could recall how he got the loc-ker and number. "I thought they were kidding me (about getting Mantle's locker). But then in Florida. "Mickey said 'do you want the locker'.'And I said 'darn tootm I want the locker.' " Dallas, but they all stood even today alter adding three more games to the American Basketball Association playoffs. The Pipers had to break a 96- all tie with two minutes left before beating visiting Miami 105100 Tuesday night to even their best-of-7 Eastern Division semifinal series- Indiana and Dallas, however, easily pulled abreast of Kentucky and New Orleans in tlieir best-of-7 division semis. The Pacers muted Kentucky 107-89 at Louisville and the Chaparrels the country turned dead serious. fjoing there again. Next year "Don't talk to me about lheji' m going to take a vacation Masters." he said. "I'm never | on Masters week." going to play there again. It's just not my kind of course. 1 can't play it. There just ain't no way. "They can invite me all they want, but I'm not going bac-l;." Gary Player of South Africa suggested that Trevino. the reigning U.S. Open champion, must be joking. "I'm not kidding," he said. I'm gonna do what I said I'm Connie Hawkins, who scored | 15 points, broke the Minnesota jsccoi.. ^^ deadlock with a basket that put c | 10L j ccs a t 4-1. clobbered New Orleans at Dallas. 136-118 t put the Pipers ahead to stay. His three-point play later helped to clinch the victory after Miami had overcome a 60-47 halftime deficit. Indiana took a 59-48 lend and never let up as Roger Brown scored 25 points and Fred Lewis 22 while holding Kentucky's Da- rcl Carrier to 11. Louie Dampier had 27 for the Colonels. Dallas, hitting 64 per cent from the field, surged into a 613 lead i' the first half, which vas marked by a fight that resulted in the ejection of Dallas' Ron Boonc. Ron Franz of New The Masters, one of world's four major tests, was won by George Archer last Sunday, finishing with a 281, seven under par. Trevino. who had a final round 80 in his first Masters a year ago. finished Lhe 72 holes over the rolling hills of the Augusta National Course in Georgia in a two-over- par 290. nine strokes back of winner George Archer. The other players, meanwhile, were moaning about the rough. "It's the worst I've ever seen, worse even than a U.S. Open," said Tom Weiskopf. . "It's tough," Player admitted. In Las Vegas. Nev.. the bookmakers made Billy Casper, who finished in a three-way tie for second in the masters, and pow-" " the co fidence" in a first half where he nade only one of seven field goal attempts. "But his teammates stuck with him and he began shooting well later," Guerin said. Beaty had eight points in the final quarter as the Hawks surged to a commanding lead in the final four minutes, outscoring the Lakers in that span 15-5 Johnny Egan paced the Lak ers with 19 points. Wilt Cham berlain finished with 17 points after being held to seven for the first three periods, and pulled down 22 rebounds. But Jerry West of Los Angeles was limited to 13. Walt Hazzard contributed 1 points to the Hawks' attack. Guerin praised the perform ances of both teams saying "This is the way a playof should be." He said the Hawk: received "good help from ou: bench again." particularly fron Paul Silas, who scored 13 point; the field. Bill van Breda Koff. the Lak ers' coach, said his team has t start shooting better. "You can't get 86 points in the NBA and win." Do-Or-Die Relief Performance Gives Twins One-Run Decision Over Oakland Athletics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fornia were .not scheduled. i four-bagger for the Red Sox. Travelers Blank San Antonio With 3 Hitter Minnesota Manager Billy Martin went out of his way not to talk to Ron Perranoski and Minnesota got homers from Rich Reese, Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva but a ninth-in- Jie ace reliever responded with!ning run-scoring single by Oliva a silent treatment of his own. The Twins managed to hang on to a 5-4 victory over Oakland Tuesday but not before the A's rallied for two ninth-inning runs and had runners at first and second with two men out. Perranoski was summoned in 'rom the bullpen and the count on Ted Kubiak readied 3-1 when Martin, angered by plate um- ire Jerry Neudecker's calls, raced to the mound as if to talk LO his pitcher. "I wanted to go out and talk to the umpire." said Martin. "I Figured if I pretended to talk to Perranoski " T wouldn't thrown out of the game." get "Neudecker said 'Are you taking him (Perranoski) out?' and I said no. He told me to leave. So I asked him how his family was and left," Martin said. Kubiak then walked to load the bases but Perranoski got Campy Campaneris to hit a game-ending forceout grounder and the Twins had their second straight victory after four loss... other American League games, Cleveland won its first game after five consecutive defeats, 3-2 over Detroit in 10 innings. New York slammed Washington 8-2 and Baltimore dropped Boston 105. Chicago es. In proved the winner. Killebrew's blast was the 399th ot his career. Jose Cardenal's sacrifice fly scored Max Alvis in the 10th inning for the Indians' first victo- ·y. Alvis singled with one out ind moved to third on pinchhil- .er Cap Peterson's hit before Cardenal lifted his fly to right. Willie Horton had a homer for the Tigers and Jose Azcue ·apped one for Cleveland. Bohby Murcer cracked a sin?le, double and home run, driving in four runs as the Yankees overpowered Washington in New York's home opener before a crowd of 13,889. Rookie centcrfielder Jerry Kenney put the Yanks ahead to stay 3-2 with a run-scoring single in the sixth and then clinched the victory with a five- run seventh as Joe Pepitone slammed a two-run clout. Don Buford's third straight single broke a 5-5 tie and Frank Robinson followed with a three- run homer as the Orioles exploded for five runs in the eighth inning. Buford's two other singles knocked in runs and Robinson who has hit in all eight Oriole games, added a triple and dou hie in addition to his fourth cir urOPPeCl BOSlOn I U i J . UllltdSU UIU i l l ,." · ·" . « - - - · · Kansas City, Seattle and Cali- cuit clout. Mike Andrews had a LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Rege Cleveland scattered six hits shut out San Antonio here uesday night and help give e Arkansas Travelers a 30 exas League baseball victory. The Travelers, took a two-run ad in the first inning and San ntonio never really was in the all game. . Louis Melndez tripled to right the first with two away and cored on Danny Napoleon's ngle. Napoleon went to third n an error and a passed ball nd scored on a single by Boh uindon, a pitcher playing first ase. Arkansas got another score the sixth inning on singles Guindon and Chip Coulter nd a sacrifice fly. Batteries VAUGHN BATTERY So. 71 Highway Archer was listed at 6-1 for Lhe tournament that starts Thursday. Arnold Palmer wa: listed at 7-1 while Julius Boros he 49-year-old PGA champion and Gene Little, the season's leading money winner, were at Before the three Ret a chance to win their sets. Oakland and Denver, also tied 3-3. will decide their Western Division semi tonight at Oakland. On Thursday night. Indiana will host Kentucky to decide their East Series and Dallas travels to New Orleans for their West seventh game. Minnesota and Miami must wait until Saturday night at Mi ami. Orleans loor in the haltlr nnd Boone needed Four si itches to take care oF a cut left hand. Glenn Combs led Dallas with 40 points. Griffin Signs Pact DENVER (AP) -- ver Broncos of the The Den- American Football League said Tuesday they have signed their seventh round draft choice. Al Griffin of Auburn University. G r i l f i n . G-foot-3 and 22!) pounds, will be given a trial at tight end with the Broncos. Denver now has signed eight of its 17 draft choices. FIGHTS liv T11K ASSOCIATED PRESS 'LONDON--Mark Rowe. 157-li. Britain, stopped Bob Harring .on, 158, St. Louis. 7. NEW YORK--Danny Perez. 161. Puerto Rico, stopped Prince Nikta Tar Hocker, 161. Biafra. 6. SEOUL. Korea--Clio Dong-Ki. 112- 1 -; South Korea, outpointed Rudy Billiones. 113. Philippines. SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Bill McMurray. 210, Sacramento, knockr-d mil Pat Staplcton. 19ft, Ireland. 1. Akron Begins Tour SAO PAULO. 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