The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1966 · Page 7
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Blylhevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tueaday, Auguat», UK - fan, MM Nuxhall Knocks Off Cards with Three-Hitter Orioles Stumble Along Toward Pennant " By ORDON BEARD Associated Pren Sporta Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles, of late, are fomewhat akin to babies and inebriates. No matter how often they fall, they don't seem to get .hurt; : 'The Orioles keep losing, but somehow continued stumbling right along toward their first American Uague pennant./• After /games of Aug. 18. the Orioles were ahead of the pack with a 13%-game lead. Since -then,--they've dropped seven of 10 decisions.: but have only twa -games sliced off their comforta- • ble margin. :. : ,-• The runner-up Detroit Tigers downed: the Orioles 6-3 Monday night, and the way pitcher Den. ny; McLain struggled for his 16th victory only accentuated the ^apparently, hopeless task, confronting the Tigers. • ; McLauv probably earned . baseball's equivalent of the Congressional Medal of Honor . witlra tireless performance. • The Detroit right-hander threw 229; pitches, walking nine and striking-but ; lli The^Orioles had base/runners in every in- tung but left 13 stranded. 'Denny said he wanted to finish the game," Manager ^Frank Skaff said. "I told bun if he had MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE ,W. L. Pet. G.B. S. Francisco . 76 55 .580 Pittsburgh .. 76 55 .580 ~Los Angeles . 74 55 .574 1, Phite. •„.... 70 63 .526 7 : St Louis ... 67 64 .511 S -Cincinnati .. 66 65. .504 10 Atlanta ..... 62 67 .481 13 Houston ... 61 70 .466 15 New York ,-. 57 75- .432 19# Chicago .... 45 85 .346 30% Monday's Results New York 5, Los Angeles 3 Philadelphia 5, San Francis- co.1 Houston 2, Pitsburgh 0 Cincinnati :2, St. Louis 0 " _ Chicago J," Atlanta! 2, ;i4 innings Today's Games Los Angeles at New York, ,N San-Francisco at Philadelphia, N Houston at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Chicago at Atlanta, N Wednesday's Games San Francisco at New York, N Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at Cincinnati, N Atlanta at St. Louis, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore .. 82 48 .631 Detroit 70 59 .543 1B4 Minnesota ... 70 63 .526 13'A Chicago .... 69 64 .519 14te Cleveland .. 68 64 .515 15 California .. 66 65 .504 16% New York ... 60 72 .455 23 Washington ..61 74 .452 23V4 Boston 59 77 .434 26 Kansas City . 57 76 .429 26'/4 \ • Monday's Results Detroit 6, Baltimore 3 New -York 7, Kansas City 2 • Chicago 2, Cleveland 0 Minnesota 6, Washington 1 Boston 4, California 3 Today's Games Boston at California, N New York at Kansas City Washington at Minnesota Cleveland at Chicago, N Detroit at Baltimore, N Wednesday's Games New York at California, N . Washington at Kansas City, 2 ."iwi-night .. . Boston at Minnesota, N . Detroit at Chicago, 2 twi-night Baltimore at Cleveland, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS . 78 55 .586 Amarillo ... 72 59 .550 5 Albuquerque . 70 62 .530 7'/4 Austin 63 70 .474 15 El Paso: .... 57 75 .432 20% Dal-FW .... 56 75 .427 21 Monday's Results No Games Scheduled Today's Games Amarillo at Austin Dallas-Fort Worth at Albuquerque ARKANSAS at El Paso INTERNATIONAL Syracuse 2, Rochester 1 Richmond ,5, Toledo 4 Jacksonville 7, Columbus 0 Only games scheduled PACIFIC COAST Tulsa 3, Indianapolis 1 Oklahoma City 6, San Diego 5 Hawaii 6, Tacoma 2 Denver !, Phoenix 3, 13 innings :• .. : Seattle at Portland, rain that much guts, to gt ahead. But he wouldn't have pitched (o the winning run." In other words, McLain was within one more base runner of being replaced in the ninth inning when Brooks Robinson singled for Baltimore's eighth hit and Curt Blefary. walked with two outs. But McLain retired Woodie: Held. to end the. three- hour game. Willie Horton; hitless.in his previous: 17 trips, socked two homers and a single to drive in five Detroit runs.'The homers came off loser Dave McNaJly, who has been touched for five of Hbrton's 21 homers. The Orioles also continued their horrier streak against McLain when Frank Robinson hit his 41st roundtripper in, th'e opening inning with a man on base. That was the llth homer Baltimore socked off McLain in 25 innings this season. By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Al Kaline says it isn't over yet arid you couldn't prove any different by, Willie Horton. Kaline took exception recently to the suggestion that Baltimore, • • ahead of the rest of .the league for eons now, had the' American League 'pennant wrapped up. Basically, Kaline's thought was that if the Tigers could get a jump on the Birds in their current series, anything could happen. And Monday, Horton responded to Kaline's ! call. . He clubbed a pair of homers and a single that drove in five runs, giving Detroit a 6-3.victory. Baltimore's lead is still 11% games, though, 'arid looks as insurmountable as ever. The Orioles have lost seven of then- last 10 games, but have had just two games taken off their league lead. * * : * Horton/who now has 21 homers, hit his first of the evening* a solo job; in the second inning, then came back in the'sixth with a three-run'drive. Both came off loser Dave McNally who has yielded five homers to Willie this season. Bill Freehan also hit one for Detroit. Frank Robinson raised his league-leading homer mark to 41 and pulled into a tie with teammate Boog Powell for the RBI lead at 98. Elsewhere in the American League, Chicago shut out Cleveland 2-0, New York beat Kansas City 7-2, Minnesota dumped Washington 6-1 and Balimore took California 4-3. * * * Denny McLain picked up his 16th victory for the Tigers and he did it the hard way. In all, he threw 229 pitches, walked nine, struck out 11 and had to contend with baserunners in every inning. Tommy John threw a five-hitter at Cleveland and Tommie Agee drove in both of Chicago's runs with a homer in the sixth inning. It was John's fifth shutout of the season and made his record 13-8. - ; Dooley Womack and Steve Hamilton gave the Yankees 6 13 innings of spotless relief pitching and they erupted for six runs in the last two innings. Lou Clinton hit a two-run homer. Hamilton retired the Athleics in order in the last two innings. * * * Bernie Allen celebrated .his first appearance in the Minnesota starting line-up in two weeks by hitting a three-run homer that broke a tie in he fourth inning. Jim Perry set the Senators down on five hits. Jose Tartabull's pinch-hit single in the ninth snatched victory away from California after the Angels had moved ahead in the seventh on Bobby Knoop's 16th homer. George Scott his his 25th homer: Jose Santiago went the first eight innings .for the Sox and gave up just four hits. pitching the New York Mets to a i-3 victory. Koufax is scheduled to pitch tonight against the Mets. San Francisco and Pittsburgh remained in a first-place tie, with Los Angeles a game back. In. other NL action Monday night* Cincinnati downed St. Louis 2-0 and the Chicago Cubs outlasted Atlanta 4-2 in 14 innings. . ..Giants Manager Herman franks had little trouble in explaining Bunriing's mastery wer his club. "Because he's a good pitcher, that's why," Frank fumed. 'Why the hell do you think? ie's good." Buhning allowed two hits in the first inning, one of them Willie Mays' riuiTScoring double, and then didn't allow another until the ninth when the Giants got two harmless singles. The Phillies gave Bunning all 'he help he needed by scoring four runs in the third—two of By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer Jim Bunning played Jack and the Beanstalk against the Giants again, Mike Cuellar turned in a first against the Pirates, and Bob Shaw got a one- day jump en the Dodgers. • So, nothing's changed as far as the top three teams in the National League are concerned. . Bunning killed the Giants for the 10th time in 12 decisions against them as Philadelphia beat San Francisco 5-1 Monday night. Cuellar notched his first major league shutout, blanking the heavy-hitting Pirates 2-0 at Pittsburgh. Shaw, who hid lost twice to Los Angeles this season, both times to Sandy Koufax, turned the tables on the Dodgers by them on Johnny CalUacn'i double. . N " ' Cuellar struck out 11 and allowed just five hits in outdueltng Pirate southpaw we Bob Veale for Houston's sixth straight victory. Houston roOKie-iRon. Davis said many inside pitches He thought were balls were being called strikes so "I thought I'd better start swinging at them." He did with two out in he fifth and tripled home Dave Nicholson, who had walked, and .Bob Lillis, who had reached | base on an error. Shaw was staked to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings—two in the first on Jim Hickman's error and two in the second as a result of third baseman Nate Oliver's throwing error, : ; Deron Johnson hit two homers and veteran Joe Nuxhall pitched a three-hitter in Cincinnati's victory over St. Louis. It was the Reds' sixth straight 1 triumph. .. .. . . •.•. -.. Trow H«V«, lt*«- Well, Almost By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The'Arkansas Travelers, making their first appearance this season In the 75-year-old Texas League, have about clinched the championship^ Arkansas has a five game lead over second-place Amarillo with seven playing • dates remaining. The Travelers open the final week tonight with three games at El Paso, ihen go, to Albuquerque .'or a pair and return home to meet Austin twice. • Amarillo, because of postponements, has nine games to squeeze into the last week. The Sonics, six games behind Arkansas in the won column, play six games on the road at Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth/The last six games of the season are with Dallas-Fort Worth, in last place with an outside chance of gaining the four-team post-season : playoffs. Third-place Albuquerque, which meets Dallas-Fort Worth at home tonight, is 7% games behind 'Arkansas with eight games to play. • Pro Wrestling Here Tonight •"'' Y ••<*.- - .-..., i * i t ' ' t Gang Fight at the Arena There were *> many professional Wrestlers in' the ring illegally at Legion Arena last week, they decided to make it legal tonight. It was a tag team event last Tuesday night but toward the end the tag didn't mean a thing. The main event tonight is billed simply as a team match (all four wrestlers permitted in the ring at the same time) and winner- take-all! , Participants, same as last week when nearly 1,500 fans crowded in the Arena, are Herb Welch and Rowdy Red Roberts vs. Tojo Yamamolo and Tamaya Soto. It's listed for one hour or less, best-of-three. "Call it a grudge match," said -Herb, who also serves as promoter in Blytheville. Both teams won a fall last time out but the third fall turned into a royal battle. Frank Leahy Has Resigned, Reports Son PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The son o£ Frank Leahy said today that Leahy has resigned as chairman of the corporation that was to have launched the U.S. Football League. Leahy, former Notre Dame coach, was en route from Atlanta to St. Louis and could not be reached for comment. 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