The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1968 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 3, 1968
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Caidinals Like /£ 7*oo New Month Juan By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer ,A new page in the calendar hasn't changed Juan Marichal's habits, but Willie Stargell and the St. Louis Cardinals are busting out all over. jMarichal became the first nine-game winner in the majors Sunday, shackling Los Angeles «jh three hits for his fifth straight victory since May 7 as the San Francisco Giants cuffed the Dodgers 5-1. Stargell, notorious for his June batting rampages, belted six hits, including a pair of homers, and knocked in six runs as Pittsburgh divided a doubleheader with Atlanta, winning the opener 8-4 before bowing 108. The Cardinals, meanwhile, soared back into the National League lead after 11 days, off the pace by sweeping a twin bill from the New York Mets 6-3 and 3-2. Cincinnati trimmed Philadelphia 5-3 and the Chicago Cubs took Houston 3-2 in 12 innings in ether National League games. Marichal, 9-2, turned in his strongest performance of tha year on the way to his fifth complete game triumph since Houston beat him 7-1 nearly a month ago. The Giants' ace blanked the Dodgers on two scattered hits until Wes Parker homered m the ninth. Jim Hart and Dick Dietz each drove in two runs as the Giants punished loser Don Button and ithree relievers with a 13-hit at- itack. -; StargeU hiked his batting average 23 points to .302 and grabbed the league lead in ho- ;mers, with 10, and RBI, with 30, : while wearing out Atlanta pitch- ijng. The big outfielder, who has ; homered in four consecutive : games, delivered four runs in : the first game with two singles, :a double and a homer, i His two-run homer and a : bases-empty shot by Roberto • Clemente gave the Pirates a 3-0 first inning lead in the nightcap, !but the Braves, led by Deron •Johnson and Felip Alpu, re; bounded behind a 17-hit barrage ; to gain the split. ; Johnson cracked four singles , and drove in two runs in a five- rrun seventh inning flurry that 'sent the Braves ahead to stay. ;Alou, who had four hits in the '• first game, contributed three more singles. He drove in the tying run and scored the go• ahead run in the seventh and • singled again in the eighth to : start a three-run insurance Jpurst. 5- Roger Maris scored the winging run from first base on Or- ~lando Cepeda's pop fly single in "the seventh inning of the second ^game at New York, enabling the ^Cardinals to run their whining ^String to five games and move rone-half length ahead of the ;J»iants. Atlanta is one game be•hind in third place. .S Dick Simpson's two-run hom- ,";er and two-run singles by Mike boy, who, of course, helped the Sox beat him. • • . In other American League action Oakland defeated California 5-2, Detroit split with New York, losing'4-3 before .winning 8-1, Cleveland split with Washington, winning 10-5 and then losing 11-3, and Baltimore best-': ed Boston 4-3 in a game ended by rain after 5% innings. Now, for Ermer and the ball fc°y- . •'•.:'. Tommy Davis, who had opened the fourth inning of the first game with a-double,was on second and Gerry MeNertney on first with two out when'-Tim CuUen doubled down, the -left field line. Both runners scored as shortstop Cesar Tovar and. left fielder Rich Reese stumbled around the youngster, who is stationed in the corner to retrieve foul balls.. The Twins protested but Umpire John Rice ruled the. boy hadn't interfered intentionally and the runs scored. Rollins singled home's run in the eighth that' snapped: a 23-inning scoreless string for Minnesota. But McNertney's suicide squeeze brought in another run for the Sox in the bottom half and gave them enough to stand off a last- gasp ' Minnesota rally ,in, the ninth. McNertney then s^napped^a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning of the nightcap with a single-that secured the sweep. Earlier, •• Tony Oliva, who.h'ad six straight hits, lagged his second homer of the game,, tying it for Minnesota. 31iva and Harmon Killebrew lad consecutive homers in the second inning and Cullen had a two-run shot for Chicago. ' '•". Jim Haniian allowed a double and .homer. tp^th<2 first.two. bat-, tershe faced, .then mowed down 26 Indians in a row before allowing : two more hits," and hurled Washington to its second game victory ..over . Clevelarid. Bill Bryan tagged a three-run homer that touched off a seven-run rally for the Senators,..'. Joe Azcue tagged, five straight singles and Larry Brown had four -singles as- Cleveland romped to the victory. . Chic.0 Salmon's three-run honier.helped .the Indians to -an 8-0 lead after two innings; Jim Nash pitched Oakland's sixth consecutive complete COURIER NEWS Shannon and Tim McCarver backed Bob Gibson's strong pitching in the opener. Jim Maloney stopped Philadelphia on five hits and the Reds wiped out a 3-2 deficit with three fifth inning runs. Vada Pinson. doubled home the tying run with two out in the fifth and scored on Alex Johnson's single before Lee May capped the rally with a run-scoring pinch single. Ron Santo smacked a game- tying homer in the eighth inning at Houston and delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th after Billy Williams' one-out triple. The victory left the Cubs in fourth place, just two games off the 33C6. By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer If Cal Ermer was the first man on Minnesota's plane out of Chicago, he could hardly be blamed. Those White Sox can drive any manager to distraction and Ermer certainly had his fill of them over the weekend. .The Sox completed a four- game sweep from the Twins Sunday with 3-2 and 4-3 victories that boosted then- total runs for the series to 10. Ten runs and they swept? After losing 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night and 1-0 despite 81-3 hitless innings pitched by Dean Chance Satuday, Ermer should have been ready for anything Sunday. And he was too, except, perhaps, for the ball . PAGE EIGHT Monday, June 3, 1963 MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS National League , W. L. Pet. G.B. St. Louis ... 27 21 .563 San Fran. .; 27 22 ...551 % Atlanta ..... 26 22 .541 1 Chicago .... 25 23 .521 2 Phila'phia . 22 "\ .512 2^4 Cincinnati .. 23 23 .500 3 Los Angeles 25 26 .490 3% Houston .... 21 26 .447 5& Pittsburgh . 19 24 .442 5Mi New York .. 20 27 .426 8% Saturday's Results St. Louis 6, New York 5, 10 innings Atlanta at Pittsburgh, rain Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati 0 Chicago 3, Houston 1 Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 3 Sunday's Results St. Louis 6-3, New York 3-2 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 8-5, Atlanta 4-10 Chicago 3, Houston 2, 12 innings San Fran. 5, Los Angeles 1 Today's Games St. Louis at Houston, N Philadelphia at San Francisco Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York at Chicago Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Philadelphia at San Fran., N St. Louis at Houston, N. Detroit .. Baltimore Cleveland Minnesota Boston ... Oakland . New York Chicago .. California Wash'n. .. American League W. L. Pet. G.B. 30 17 .638 27 20 .574 22 27 .551 24 24 ,500 23 24 .489 23 24 .489 22 26 .458 21 25 .457 8Vfe 22 27 .449 9 19 29 .396 11% Saturday's Results Detroit 5, New York 4 Boston 5, Baltimore 1 Chicago 1, Minnesota 0 Washington 6, Cleveland 2 Oakland 4, California 0 Sunday's Results New York 4-1, Detroit 3-8 Oakland 5, California 2 Chicago 3-4, Minnesota 2-3 Cleveland 10-3, Wash'ton 5-11 Baltimore 4, Boston 3, 5 innings, rain Today's Games Chicago at Cleveland, N Detroit at Boston, N Minnesota at New York, N California at Baltimore, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Cleveland, N Oakland at Washington, N California at Baltimore, N Minnesota at New York, N. Detroit at Boston, 2, twilight Braves Inch Closer Topping Travs vV. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) ••The Shreveport Braves moved Ho within one-half game of first '•.place in the Texas League ^'Eastern Division Sunday by -tripping (he division-leading Ar- •JKansas Travelers 2-1. S Arkansas could muster only Seix hits off the combined tal- rents of Jay Carden and Monte ^Sharp. The Travelers got to SQarden for their only run in -.ithe second on singles by Bill ".tourphy and Gary Stone. £?. The Braves knotted the score Sfc the second when Walt Hrin- jifak drilled a single to right rJfcoring Ralph Garr. sr-Garr also scored the winning Finn in the sixth when he sin- : ;gled, advanced to third as the Ji-Braves loaded the bases and ."{hen scored on Al Cambero's spne-base blow to right. £ : ~ Dallas-Fort Worth beat Mem- ijihis 2-1 before 14,016 fane at ^Arlington. The, Spurs got both iruns in the first when Rafael '-Batista delivered • two-out, •zbases-loaded single. £§ The Blues got only three hits agff Bob Watkins, who hurled a ?-|o-hitUf at Memphis in his pr«-, vious outing against them. In other games, El Paso beat San Antonio 5-3 and Albuquerque stopped Amariilo in a doubleheader 8-2 and 2-0. * •*• * Arkansas . 010 000 000-1 6 2 S'port .... 010 001 OOx-28 1 Knuckles, Hilgendorf (6) and Stone; Carden, Sharp (7) and Hriniak. W - Carden (2-3). L— Knuckles (-2). By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP)-Bob Lunn, the 23-year-old Californian who won his first pro title a week ago at the Memphis Open, fired a finishing 69 for an eight-under-par 28C and scored a three- stroke triumph nver Lee Trevino in the Atlanta Classic Golf Tournament Sunday. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vfl- lanova's Dave Patrick won the IC4A mile in 3:56.8, breaking the Eastern mile record of 3:58.6 set by Jim Ryun of Kansas in 1966 and smashing the meet record of 4:04.9 as all five frontrunners finished in tinder four minutes Sunday. Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Arkansas .. 22 21 .512 Shreveport 23 23 .500 % Memphis .. 20 24 .455 2% Dal-FW ....21,27 .438- 3tt Western Division W L. Pet. G.B. Albu'que .. 29 14 .674 El Paso .. 27 19 .587 3^4 San Antonio 18 24 .429 10% Amariilo ..1725 .405 11% Sunday's Results Albuquerque 8-2, Amariilo 0-0 Shreveport 2, Arkansas 1 Dallas-Fort Worth 2, Memphis 1 El Paso S, San Antonio Today's Games Albuquerque at Amariilo El Paso at San Antonio Arkansas at Shreveport Memphis at Dallas • Fort Worth Ctanton, del. (AP)-Birthday Card, $19.20, crossed the finish ine 1% lengths ahead of Spoon Bait at Delaware Park and won he $30,600 Brandywlne Turf handicap Sunday. Mr. Farmer: WE HAVE LEE & DAVIS SOYBEANS CALL OR SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY ELLIS GIN CO. ING. BARFIELD PH. PO 3-6614 Biythevill* Business College FARMERS BANK BLDd. Summer Sessions June 10- July 19 Air Cond. claisroomi Special Summer Rates Per Subject Subject!! lypinl. 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