Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 13, 1973 · Page 34
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Frl., April 13, 1873 GREELEY (Ctto.) TRIBUNE HEAD OVER HEELS -- Cleveland Indians' Charley Spikes (24) is forced out '.at second base by New York Yankees' Horace Clarke (20) Thursday at New York's Yankee Giants top Astros, 9-3 Stadium. The action was part of a double play in the seventh inning which also caught Dave Duncan out on his grounder. Yanks won 5-0. (AP Wirephoto) McCovey slams two homers in eight-run fourth Inning r . . By KEN KAPPOPORT Associated Press Snorts Writer j ' When Willie McCovey speaks, ·; everyone listens respectfully. ' When he hits, everyone watches admiringly. ' The biggest Giant of them all · gave the crowd something to 1 watch Thursday with two home 1 " runs in one inning that carried 1 ' San Francisco to a 9-3 victory over the Houston Astros. After carrying his big stick, · the 6-foot-4, 230-pound first baseman spoke softly as report' ers listened respectfully in the '·'· clubhouse. ' ·' "It 'didn't even occur to me ; that I was coming up again in ' r the same inning," said the quiet, unassuming McCovey. ,^ . McCovey's two shots, his · -' 'third and fourth of the season, drove in four runs and highlighted an eight-run fourth inning that sewed up the game. In the National League's other games, the Montreal Expos " trimmed the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3; the Pittsburgh Pirates turned back the Chicago Cubs 6-0; the New York Mets nipped the St. Louis Cardinals ** 2-1; the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 and "iMhe Cincinnati Reds trimmed the Los Angeles Ddogers 5-2. , In the American League, the *~New York Yankees trimmed the Cleveland Indians 5-0; the · 'Chicago White Sox topped the ·' ' Oakland A's 6-3; the Baltimore ' Orioles blanked the Detroit 11 tigers 1-0 in 10 innings and the Texas Rangers turned back the Kansas City Royals 4-0. Bad weather postponed Boston at ' ' Milwaukee. McCovey's feast on Houston pitching marked the first time ' "in 24 years of baseball that a National Leaguer has hit two "homers in one inning. Sid Gor' ''don did it July 31, 1949, when Gabriel may play for LA, . or maybe not LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) . Roman Gabriel's attorney says he has reached a tentative ' agreement for the unhappy Los Angeles Rams quarterback to play with a minor league club '' next season, despite threats he ''"' could be dropped from major .. league football. " But there were indications ' Gabriel was using the proposed contract with (he Las Vegas : Casinos lo force a trade to : ' some other National Football League club. Gabriel's attorney, Ed Masry, declined to comment on the matter after arriving here Thursday night. Masry later met with owners of the Casinos and in a joint, statement said the tentative agreement called for Ihe 6-foot- 4 signal caller lo be paid $100,000 for an eight-game summer season with the team and be free lo report lo an NFL lenm by mid-August. the Giants were in New York. California's rick Reichardt was the last man to do it in the Amiercan League, in 1966. McCovey's power show made it easy for starter Tom Bradley, to secure his first National League victory. Houston's Ken Forsch, victim of McCovey's first clout of the inning, was the losing pitcher. Jorge Roque's first major league grand slam homer keyed a five-run first inning that carried Montreal past Philadelphia. Roque's smash spoiled Jim Lonborg's debut before the Phillies', home fans and saddled the former American Leaguer with his first National League loss. Home runs by Milt May and Manny Sanguillen and the four- hit pitching of Bob · Moose helped Pittsburgh maintain its perfect record with a victory over Chicago. The Pirates' fourth straight victory was fashioned in near-freezing temperatures at Three Rivers Stadium before a sparse crowd of 3,764. The New York Mets tagged Bob Gibson for two runs in the first inning and Tom Seaver and reliever Phil Hennigan made them stand up for their victory over the Cardinals. John Milner singled'home Bud Harrelson with the first run and Cleon Jones later drove in the winning run with a sacrifice ny. · Hank Aaron broke a tie with a solo home run in the sixth inning to lead Atlanta over San Diego. The blast was his second of the year and 675th of his career, moving him 39 behind Babe Ruth's all-time career record of 714. Stars take series opener, clobber Pacers, 124-107 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Superstitious? Three National Basketball Association teams facing playoff elimination, better not be. Chicago, Milwaukee and Atlanta all trail their best-of-7 postseason series 3-2 with Game 0 scheduled for tonight, Friday the 13th. In the only pro basketball playoff action Thursday night, the Utah Stars defeated the Indiana Pacers 124-107 lo take the opening game of the American Basketball Association's Western Division finals. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers will try to finish off the Chicago Bulls, Golden State goes for the wrapup victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston tries to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks in tonight's NBA action. There are no ABA playoff games scheduled for tonight. Chicago and Atlanta will at least have the home court advantage going for them and in the series between the Bulls and Los Angeles, that advantage has been a factor so far. _ In the first five games of that series, the home team has won each time. "Our fans really helped," said Los Angeles Coach Bill Sharman of Tuesday night's victory which gave the Lakers the edge. "They were behind us every step of the way. In a playoff situation when the games get more physical, fans can really pick you up." Boston, which dominated the first two games of its series against Atlanta only to drop the next two, staged a second half comeback to take Game 5. Golden State has been doing just that at Milwaukee's expense, winning two straight to go ahead in the series. The Warriors would love to finish the Bucks off at home and avoid a return trip to snowbound Madison, Wise. It was in Madison Tuesday night that Milwaukee, denied a delay in the series requested because the storm had prevented them from reaching the arena for a practice, dropped the pivotal fifth game. There has been no snow in Oakland and presumably both learns will have had their full quotas of workouts before tonight's Friday the 13th showdown. At Salt Lake City, Utah's Willie Wise and Zelmo Beatty supplied most of the offensive damage in the final period when Ihe Stars outscored the Pacers 35-23 to open up a previously tight game. Wise scored 29 points and Beatty added 21 while Indiana's George McGinnis led all scorers with 31. 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In other American League games, the Chicago White Sox came from behind to beat Oakland 6-3, the New York Yankees stopped Cleveland 5-0, Texas defeated Kansas City 4-0 and Boston's game at Milwaukee was postponed due to snow and cold weather. In the National League, the New York Mets edged St. Louis 2-1, San Francisco whipped Houston 9-3, Pittsburgh topped the Chicago Cubs 6-0, Montreal defeated Philadelphia 5-3, Atlanta nipped San Diego 3-2 and Cincinnati turned back Los Angeles 5-2. The unbeaten Orioles got their fourth victory of the season when Mark Belanger led off the 10th with a single and stole second. After Merv Ret- tenmund walked, Bobby Grich bunted. Lolich fielded the ball and tried for a forceout at third, but his throw was wild and Belanger came around to score. "I'm throwing the ball better now than in the past couple years," said McNally, who handcuffed the Tigers over the first nine innings, when the only Tiger hit was a routine fly ball by shortstop Ed Brinkman, which Baltimore right fielder Rettenmund lost in the sun. It bounced off Rettenmund's right elbow for a triple. Ken Henderson hit a grand slam home run in the eighth inning to lift the White Sox over Oakland. The A's, who got a two-run homer from Gene Tenace in the second inning, had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth when Chicago relief pitcher Terry Forster walked Sal Bando with the bases loaded. But the White Sox came back in the bottom half of the inning, loading the bases on a single by Pat Kelly and walks to Carlos May and Bill Melton. Then Henderson, acquired from San Francisco in a major off-season trade, delivered his bases- loaded blast off Rollie Fingers. The Yankees' Steve Kline blanked Cleveland on a pair of singles, by Jack Brohamer in the fifth inning and George Hendrick in the sixth. Kline's performance came on the heels of a two-hit shutout hurled by the Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre against the Indians Wednesday. "That's the way it should be done,"noted Stottlemyre, approvingly. Dick Bosman limited the Royals to one hit over seven innings and finished with a three- hitter as Texas snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. paired today in Cleveland CLEVELAND (AP) -- Top- seeded Marty Rienen took twin victories Thursday in the Cleveland Tennis Classic, and two other tour veterans moved into position for a head-on battle this evening. Both Arthur Ashe of New York City and Australian Ken Rosewall had little trouble with their opponents in Thursday's matches, but the two may have more trouble with each other. And no matter who wins that match, the two will be back across the nets from each other about an hour later in the final doubles competition of Friday's sessions. Kiessen, of Amelia Island Plantation, Fla., defeated Australian Ross Case in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 in other singles play. Baseball at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League East W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore 4 o l.MO -Boston 3 0 1.000 Vi Cleveland 2 3 .400 m* New York 2 4 .333 3 Detroit 1 3 .250 3 Milwaukee 0 2 .000 3 West Kansas City 4 2 .667 -Chicago 2 1 .667 "A California 3 2 .600 Vi Minnesota 3 2 .600 Vfc Texas 1 3 .250 2 Oakland 1 4 .200 2'/z Thursday's Games New York 5, Cleveland 0 Chicago 6, Oakland 3 Boston at Milwaukee, ppd Baltimore 1, Detroit 0, 10 innings Texas 4, Kansas City 0 Friday's Games California (Wright 0-1) at Texas (Paul 0-0), N. Oakland (Odom 0-1) at Minnesota (Kaat 1-0) Kansas City (Drago 1-0) at Chicago (Fisher 0-0) Baltimore (Cuellar 0-0) at Milwaukee (Parsons 0-0) Cleveland (Strom 1-0) at Detroit (Coleman 1-0) Only games scheduled Saturday's Games California at Texas, N. Oakland at Minnesota Kansas City at Chicago Baltimore at Milwaukee Cleveland at Detroit Boston at New York National League East W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 4 0 1.000 -Pittsburgh 4 0 1.000 -Chicago 2 2 .500 2 Montreal 2 3 .400 2te Philadelphia 1 3 .250 3 St. Louis 0 5 .000 4/z West San Francisco 6 1 .857 -Cincinnati 4 2 .667 llz Houston 4 3 .571 2 Atlanta 3 3 .500 2',i San Diego 2 5 .286 4 Los Angeles 1 6 .143 5 Thursday's Games New York 2, St. Louisl San Francisco 9, Houston 3 Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 0 Atlanta 3, San Diego 2 Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles 2 Friday's Games Pittsburgh (Blass 0-0) at Montreal (McAnally 1-0) New York (Matlack 1-0) at Philadelphia (Christenson 0-0). N. 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