Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 25, 1977 · Page 48
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48 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wed.. May 25.1977 Ruess hurls Pirates past Mets, 5-2 ByGREGAlELLO DPI Sports Wrlttr Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher Jerry Ruess changed his tactics Tuesday night and literally threw the New York Mets a few curves, the sharp-breaking variety, to gain his first triumph in six decisions. "My curve and my slider were becoming the same as one another," Reuss said following the Pirates 5-2 victory over the Mets. "... I really have confidence in ths curve ball now, so I'll start throwing it more." Ruess gave up two runs, struck out six and walked two in 6 2-3 innings against the Mets, the weakest hitting team in the major leagues. Terry Forster checked a New York rally in the seventh and held the Mets scoreless the rest of the way to pick up his first save. Reuss also stroked a run- scoring single in the Pirates three-run fourth. Al Oliver, who began the three-run rally in the fourth with a single, belted his fifth homer, a solo shot, in the fifth (o give Pittsburgh a 5-1 lead. Elsewhere in the National League, Montreal edged Chicago, 5-1, in 13 innings, St. Louis beat Philadelphia, 8-5, San Diego downed Atlanta, 4-3, and Los Angeles defeated Houston, 4-2. Chris Speier doubled to open the 13th inning and scored the winning run on Jose Morales' pinch-hit single to win the game for Montreal. Btrry Poote's homer with two out In the eighth tied It for the Expos. CirdlniUS.PhiUlMS Heity Cruz slammed a two- run triple to highlight a five- run, fifth-inning rally, which carried the Cardinals' Bob Forsch to his seventh victory In eight decisions. Al Hrabosky relieved Forsch after the eighth in his first appearance for St. louis since his two-day suspension. Greg Luzinski belted a pair of two-run homers for the Phillies. Padre* 4, Braves 3 Doug Rader slammed a three-run triple to cap a four- run fourth inning and Rick Sawyer turned in four Innings of hltless relief pitching to pace San Diego. Sawyer, who took over with the bases loaded and the Padres ahead 4-2 with none out in the fifth, pitched out of that jam and then allowed only an unearned run in the sixth before leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth. Rollie Fingers finished up for his eighth save. Dodgers 4, Astros 2 Ron Cey doubled home a run for his 43rd RBI of the season and Rick Rhoden, with relief from tireless Charlie Hough, improved his record to 7-1. Cey, the major league's RBI leader, doubled in Teddy Martinez, to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning. Rhoden got 213 innings of relief from Hough. GETS 100th WIN -- California Angels' Nolan Ryan watches the delivery of his pitch as he warmed up for the first batter in Tuesday night's game with the Detroit Tigers. California won the game, 3-2, giving Ryan his 100th American League victory. Ryan set an AL record for most games striking out 10 or more batters and raised his current record to 7-4. The Tigers were held to three hits by Ryan as he outdueled Tigers' pitcher John Killer. (AP Wirephoto) Nolan Ryan sets AL record but wants to find strike zone National Little League opener A Little League colorguard goes to the pitching mound to start opening day ceremonies at the Elks Club Little League baseball fields Saturday as the Greeley-Evans National Little League season began. Greeley Mayor George Hall and league president Ken Graff t welcomed parents and players to the field and encouraged participants to clay their best, win or lose. (Tribune photo by Steve B*uv) Iowa Oaks explode past Bears, 16-3 By BILL MADDEN process broke another strikeout UPI Sports Writer record. In beating the Detroit One wonders if Nolan Ryan Tigers, 2-1,. for his 100th will find that elusive strike zone American League victory, he . before he sets all the strikeout struck out 12 batters and records. walked seven. Ryan, the California Angels' unpredictable fastball artist, The 12 strikeouts marked the pitched one of his typical 75th time in his career Ryan games Tuesday night and in the has struck out 10 or more Winnipeg trounces Nordiques by 12-3 BY The Associated Press The lowly Iowa Oaks, trailing 'WINNERS' in our recent drawing * included Phillip Gallegos Pierce l k BEEF, Zona Felderman Greeley StOO grocery gilt certificate Mary Dodge Greeley SIM grocery gift certificate R. McComb Greeley 5100 grocery gift certificate - --Thanks to All Who Helped -National Little League of Greeley, Inc.. WINNIPEG (AP) - Winnipeg Coach Bobby Kromm in'the American Association Denver starter Shane Rawley Benny Ayala accounted for East Division, scored eight took the loss, dropping to 1-4. another of the Pelican runs runs in the'ninth inning Tues- Rawley was replaced in the with a homer and Lance Parish played a hunch Tuesday night day to defeat West Division eighth inning by Dennis Blair, got one for the Triplets. that led to the key goal in the leader Denver, 16-3, on the who surrendered four runs. Dave Revering slammed two Jets 12-3 romp over the Quebec Nordiques that forced a seventh and deciding game in the World Hockey Association final play- Bears' home field. In other action, New Orleans defeated Evansville 10-7, Indianapolis downed Oklahoma City : 4-2 and Wichita beat Omaha 3-2. over Oklahoma City. In Wichita, Omaha pitcher Gary Lacce balked in the third off series. Kromm sent left wing Bobby Hull onto the ice alongside Bob- powered it over the left .field fence. Tom Carroll .yielded six runs homers ^ ^e ^ ^ee nms while retiring only one batter in -pyg^y ^g^ to - 5^ j^. the ninth, and Angel Torres gave up the final two tallies before ending the Iowa burst. In New Orleans, Mike Potter . . ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,^ vuyuwtMU - Leftfielder Jim Fuller knocked in three runs in the to score the game winning run b y Guindon and Fran Huck ear- cracked a two-run homer in the ninth inning for a game total of "r the Aeros. fourth inning for Iowa to ignite eignt to down Evansville. The a 17-hit offense. game was ti er j 7.7 wne n he The Oaks, leading 4-2 after seven innings, pushed across four runs in the eighth and exploded for eight more in the ninth off Denver's hapless relief pitching. Fuller drove in four runs in all, as did first baseman Mike Squires. Rightfielder Tommy Cruz had three RBIs. Ken Kravec, although need- ]y In the second period, and xhe teams' remain in their moments later Hull scored, giv- Tu^fey locations through ing Winnipeg a 5-3 margin. Thursday before traveling Fri- .The game had been close day. - ; . . until then, but the Jets took command, at that point and scored seven more goals. "No doubt that was the key goal," said both Kromm and Quebec Coach Marc Boileau. "I have -. these, .hunches.- at times," said Kromm. "I didn't know Hull was going to score, but then he's always dangerous when he's out there." The victory evened the best- of-seven series 3-3 and gave the Jets a chance to successfully defend their title Thursday night in Game Seven at Quebec. Scoreboard ing relief from Larry Anderson in the seventh, got the victory, boosting his record to 4-4. Mi|or L» United Pr National nnin S ») Ul RlSUltt ;i intirnitionii Ltigu'fl LADIES' SPORTSWEAR SKI, GOLF and SWIMMING Speedcffor'77 Any other racing suit is a drag! 100 010 no oooi-- sui Chicago 0027000000000--413 1 Stanhouse, Drown IS}, Atkinson (7). McEnaney (8), Kerrigan (11), Alcala (13) and Foote; R. Reuschel, Sutfer (7), P. Reuschel (10), G. Hernandez (12), Todd (13) and Swlsher. WP--Kerrigan M O ) . LP-G. Hernandez (0-1). HRs-Mon- t.-eal, foote (2); Chicago, R. Rcuscnel (1). New Yrk · 000100 100-- 2 8 0 Pttsbgn 010 310 O O X -- 5 1 0 0 Matlack, Baldwin (4), Myrlck (S), Apodaca (?) and steams, Grote (5), Hodges (7); Reusi, Tekutv* (7), Fontcr (7) and Dyer. WP-Riuss (1-5). LP-Mallack (3-4). HR-Plmourgh, Oliver (5). Nolan; Fingers Sawyer si. Houston Loi Ang Shirley, sawyir (9) and Ten ice. (3-3). UP--LiCorte (S), WP(1- M»[or Le By United Natio OOOOOI100-J 8 0 blto (7) an Hough (7) WP--Rhoden gello (1-4). Penti (7), Sam- Ferguson; Rhoden, and Dates, Yeager. (7-1). LP--Lemon- Chicago Sl . UU | S Pnlla Montreal N|W York e Standings ;i International League it W- L Pet. GB 26 1! .684 -23 14 .622 S'A ^23 16 .590 3'A 19 18 .514 6/i 15 21 .417 10 15 24 .335 llVi Houston , Ctncir.ndll San Olego t Los Ang, night at ' San Fran, night Baltimre" ' ' Boston New York Mllw* Mllw 000000010-1 7 1 Bait 001 OOOOlx--2 5 0 Augustine (55) and Moore; Palmer (6-3) end Dempsey, HRs--Baltimore, Singleton (4); Milwaukee, Money (6). Seattle 101030000--5101 Cltvlhd · ,011 003 02x-- 7 II 0 Pagan, Homo »),. KeKlch (8) · and stlnon; Dobwn, Walts (2), Kirn (!)' and Foise. KP-WaltJ (2-0). LP--Romo il-3). HR- Seaitli, Rupert Jones (7). Boston 301 101000-5 9 0 N-Y. ' ' 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 X -- 6 9 0 Tiint, Campbell (7) and Fisk; Holtimin, TIdrow (4} and Munson. WP--TIdrow (3-2). LP --Tlant (3-4). HRs--Boston, Scott (10); New York, Nettle) (9), May (1). Los Clncl San San Housti Atlanta Fran Olego W L'.. °ct. GB Detroit 31 10 .756 .-- Clevelnd 1 3 ' 2 0 .474 \}Vi Toronto 16 23 .410 14 IB 26 .409 14W . 16 34 .400 l4Vi Minn 15 37 .357 UW Chicago American League East \ ' W L Pet. 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Calif Pittsburgh 5, New York 2 Oakland 1? 31 .475 6'A St. Louis S, Philadelphia 5 Kan City 18 30 .474 ' Vfy San Diego t, Atlanta 3 Seattle 16 29 .356 11 Los Angeles 4, 'Houston '2 Tuesday's Results Todiy'i Probable Pitchers Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 1 {All Times EOT) Cleveland 7, Seattle 5 Montreal (Warthen 1-1) at New York 6, Boston 5 Chicago (Burrli -4), 3:30 p.m. California 2, Detroit 1 Philadelphia (Carlton s-3) at Today's Probable Pitchers St. Louis (Falcone 1-4), 8:35 (All Times EOT) p.m. . ' ' Kansas City (Colborn 5-4 and Atlanta (Leon M) at San . Spllttorff ' 2-4} at Baltimore Diego (Owchlnko 00), 10 p.m.. (Grimsley 4-2 and D. Marline; . Houston (Andujar 3-3) at Los Angeles (Rau 5-0), 10:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Hume 0-0} at San Francisco (McGIothen 2 - 4 ) , 10:35 p.m. Thurday's Games Montreal at Chicago 4-t - and New York Torrer 5-5), and Boston 0-0), ?, 2 2 ) , 2, 5:30 p.m. Texas (Blyleven Perry 3 - 4 ) at (Patterson 0-1 and 2, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota (Goltz Thormodsgard 2 - 2 ) (Stanley 3-0 and Psxti 6 p.m. Chicago (Knapp 5-1) Milwaukee (Haas 3 J), p.m. Oakland (Medkh 3-2) Toronto (Garvln 6-1), 7:30 California (Tanana 7-1) Detroit (Roberts 3-5), 6 p. Seattle (Montague 3 3 ) Cleveland (Eckersley 3-3), p.m. Thuriday's Games Chicago at Milwaukee NBA Playoffi By United Preis International Final Round (Bett ol Seven) Philadelphia vs. Portland (Philadelphia liadj, \. n May 22-Phlla 107, Portlnd 101 May 26-Porlland at Phlia May !9--Phlla at Portland' May 31-Phlta at Portland x-June 3-Portland at Phtla x-June s-Phlla x-June Portland 8-Portland at Phlla *·'( necessary WHA Playoff* By United Preti International Final Round ' {Best of Seven) Winnipeg vi. Quebec {Series lied, 3-3) May Il-Wlnnlp0 2, Que 1 May 15~Que 6, Wlnnlpg 1 May IB-WInnlpg 6, Que, 1 " May 10-Que 4, 'Winning I May 13-Que (, Wlnnlpg 3 Mav 24-Wlnnlpg 12, Que 3 May 26-Wlnnlpeg af Que batters in a . game -- an American League record. But it was the seven walks which concerned Ryan more. "Sooner or later, I'm going to find the strike zone if I don't burn myself out first," said Ryan. Singles by Joe Rudi, Bobby Bonds and Ron Jackson plus Bobby Grich's sacrifice fly gave Ryan his two runs in the second inning. A wild pitch by Ryan plus two singles and an infield groundout gave the Tigers their lone run in the fourth. · Elsewhere in the American League, Baltimore edged Milwaukee, 2-1, New York downed Boston, 6-5, and Cleveland put away Seattle, 7-5, in the only ·games scheduled. In the National League it was Montreal 5,- Chicago 4 in 15 innings; St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 5; Pittsburgh 5/ New York.2; San Diego 4, Atlanta 3, arid Los Angeles "4, Houston 2. Yankees 6, Ked Sox 5' . Thurman Munson singled home Mickey Rivers to cap a four-run, seventh-inning rally against Luis Tiant as the Yankees gained a. split in the two-game series with Boston. Graig Nettles and Carlos May started the rally with back-to- back homers: Dick Tidrow hurled 5 1-3 innings of three-hit relief for the win. , ' Orioles 2, Brewers 1 Jim Palmer fired.a seven- hitter and struck out 12 batters for his sixth victory and first since May 8. Ken Singleton had an eighth-inning solo homer and Lee May a third-inning sacrifice fly for the two Orioles' runs. Palmer was touched for a solo homer by Don Money in the eighth. Indians 7, Mariners 5 ~ The Indians, kept Manager Frank Robinson's shaky job safe for at least another day as they won their third straight with a two-run, eighth-inning rally that broke a 5-5 tie. Frank Duffy's bases-loaded squeeze bunt scored the go-ahead run and Duane Kuiper's infield hit brought in an insurance tally; SHOCK SPECIAL buy 3, get the 4th free Ken's Muffler Shops 10307th Ave., 351-0320 HANG TEN Men's Bib Overalls Button-front corduroy Sizes 25 to 36 Regularly $25 Now $15.99 bring this ad in and get an extra $2 off!!

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