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.If Both Get into Playoffs' Royals—Yankees: Opinions Differ KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have had their way with the New York Yankees this season, but Billy Martin says it could be a different story when the American League playoffs roll around. Scoreboard EAST By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST Phila Pitts New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal W 73 60 57 51 46 38 L 36 50 56 62 62 68 Pet. .670 .545 .504 .451 .426 .358 GB — 13'A 18 24 26% 33M- Cincinnati Los Ang Houston San Diego Atlanta . San Fran W 73 59 57 55 51 49 L 39 52 58 59 61 66 Pet. .652 .532 .496 .482 .455 .426 GB — 13% 17% 19 •22 25% AMERICAN LEAGUE "There'll be a little different type of adrenalin going in the playoffs," said, Martin, the Yankees manager. "Maybe our luck will change. "So far we haven't had any luck. None whatsoever. Maybe it's better that they have the luck now." \ Martin's remarks came after the Royals battered New York hurlers for 12 hits in handing the Yankees their fourth straight setback, 8-2, in a nationally televised contest Monday night. It was the seventh Kansas City victory over the Yankees in 10 games this season, but neither Martin nor Kansas City Manager Whitey Herzog were too excited. "If it goes right down to it, the team that has the best pitching will win," said Martin. "I think we have an edge there." „ Herzog, whose squad Kansas City took a league-, boosted its advantage in the leading 3.16 earned run American League West to 10% average into the game, while the Yankees stood at 3.18, despite a recent streak in which they have lost 11 of 15 contests ' "If we're both fortunate enough to get in the playoffs, it will be nothing to nothing when we start," he said. "In "Catfish (Hunter), (Ken) Holtzman both fit that category, and so does (Ed) Figueroa," he said. "I don't think they can match us with three pitchers like that, not with (Steve) Busby out." games, has been playing down his team's playoff chances, but he did allow himself a cautious reference. But Martin said the Yankees had the Royals outnumbered when it came to clutch, "money" pitchers. all the.games we've played, we're 7-3 against them, but this was the first game that wasn't a barn-burner." Kansas City starter Dennis Leonard, who surrendered eight hits in claiming the win, was more optimistic. "If we beat them over the season, then we might have a psychological edge in the playoffs," admitted the right- hander, 14-4. The league's only other 14-game victors are Figueroa, Baltimore's Jim Palmer and the Royals' Al Fitzmorris. Leonard got all the support he needed in the first inning when AmoS'Otis doubled home a run, then Hal McRae horn- EAST New York Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit Milwkee 64 55 53 52 52 47 44 52 56 55 57 58 .593 .514 .486 .486 .477 .448 — 8% 11% 11% 12 '/a 15% Kan City Oakland Minnesota Texas Chicago California WEST 68 58 55 53 48 48 42 53 55 55 62 64 .618 .523 .500 .491 .436 .429 10% 13 14 20 21 Adult Slow-Pitch Final Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Results Cleveland 4, Chicago 2 Texas 8, Detroit 1 Kansas City 8, New York 2 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Texas (Blyleven 9-12 and Hargan 4-3) at Detroit (Roberts 4-3 and Crawford 0-3), 2, (tn) Minnesota (Goltz9-10) at Baltimore (Palmer 14-10), (n) New York (Ellis 11-6) at Kansas City (Hassler 1-7), (n) Boston (Jones 4-1) at California (Ross 6-13), (n) Milwaukee (Slaton 12-9) at Oakland (Mitchell 8-5), (n) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Baltimore, (n) Chicago at Cleveland, (n) Texas at Detroit, (n) New York at Kansas City, (n) Boston at California, (n) Milwaukee at Oakland, (n) NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Results Montreal 2, San Francisco 1 Houston 13, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 2, Los Angeles 0 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Cincinnati (Nolan 10-6) at Chicago (Burris 8-11) Los Angeles (Sutton 12-9) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 10-6), (n) Atlanta (Niekro 11-8) at vitational tournaments were Philadelphia (Christenson 10-5), held. In addition, many local Final standing have been compiled for all five adult slow-pitch softball leagues here for the summer. Included are ' three men's softball leagues and two for women. About 700 adults played this summer on the 44 different teams. The women's program had 18 teams and about 300 women. Some 400 men took part on 26 squads. Numerous local and m- (n) San Francisco (Dressier 2-8) at Montreal (Carrithers 5-7) San Diego (Jones 18-6) at New York (Koosman 13-7), (n) Houston (McLaughlin 1-1) at St. Louis (McGlothen 9-11), (n) Wednesday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Los Angeles at Pittsburgh Atlanta at Philadelphia, (n) San Francisco at Montreal San Diego at New York, (n) Houston at St. Louis, (n) squads competed in tournaments in other towns and states. None of the 44 teams completed its league season without a loss. Two champions, however, did "survive" with just one league loss each. Final 1976 summer standings for the adult slow-pitch softball leagues: Women's Division A-League—Deines Rebels 12-2. Garden City Bullets 11-3. Western State Bank 10-4. Golden Plains Credit Union • and Ansel's Angels of Lakin, both 8-6. Peerless Plastics 5-9. Goodtime Communications 311. Deerfield 0-14. B-League—Audiophile Sound Shop 17-1. L&R Repair of Holcomb 13-5. Rookies, Alfred Miller Tractor, and Garden City Farm Equipment, all 12-6. Hapes Trucking 8-10. Garden National Bank 7- 11. Turquoise Shop 5-13. Norris Drugstore and Master Feeders both 2-16. Men's Division AA League—Master Feeders II, 13-1. Motor Electric 10-4. Garden City Farm Center 8-6. Quint Automotive 7-7. Peerless Plastics and Oswalt Division, both 5-9. Dart-In and Santa Fe Motors of Deerfield, both 4-10. A League—Bell Creek Trucking 15-3. Garst-Thomas 13-5. Craig Construction 12-6. Bob's 83 Restaurant 11-7. El Rancho Chuck's of Holcomb 10-8. Ehresman Packing 9-9. L&R Repair of Holcomb 7-11. Garden City Co-op 6-12. Pizza Inn 4-14. Sprinko Irrigation 3-, 15. B League —Dank ' s Wrecking Crew 12-2. Farmland Foods 10-4. T&R Construction 9-5. Regan Trenching 8-6. Ward's Garden Center 7-7. Don's Mill and Elevator 5-9. Road Gang 4-10. 01' Soak Weed 0-14. ered tojeft off loser Ken Holtzman, 9-8. Otis who leads the league in doubles, got his 30th two-base Taurus Girls Take Crown It's the Taurus team that's wearing the championship crown in the annual post- seaon tournament for Zodiac Leaguers. Zodiac play was slow-pitch softball for girls of ages 9 and 10. Six teams competed in the double-elimination tourney. Only one game was necessary at the YMCA Field Saturday evening to complete the tourney. It saw Taurus score 11-5 over Leo, finishing the meet with a perfect record. Runner-up Leo had come out of the losers bracket to challenge Taurus in the showdown game. Third place in the six-team meet went to Aries, with Libra taking fourth. Pro Football By The Associated Press NFL Exhibitions Monday's Games New York Giants at New York Jets, ppd, hurricane Pittsburgh 14, Philadelphia 7 Page? Garden City Telegram Tuesday, Aug. 10,1976 hit in the fourth after hitting home run No. 13 an inning earlier. "Man, I needed that," said the Kansas City centerfielder,* who had not homered since June 15. "The only way I'd left the park in a long time was by car." McRae, who had two runs batted in, also singled to raise his league-pacing average to .356,10 points ahead of teammate George Brett. The Yankees were paced by Thurman Munson, who hit his. 12th home run of the year in the fourth, and Carlos May, who doubled home a run in the sixth. * * * NEW YORK KANSAS CITV «b t h W ab r h bi Rivera cf 5 0 o 0 Wohlfard If 4231 RWhite II 4 I 2 0 Oils cf Munson c 4111 RJones cf Chamblls Ib 4 0 1 0 GBrett 3b CMay dh 4011 McRae dh GNeltlcs 3b 3010 DNelson dh 0000 Gamble rf 4000 Mayberry Ib 4 0 0 0 Alomar 2b 4 o .0 Coweni r(.. .3.1.1.0 Mason ss .3010 FWhite 2b 3010 Holtzman p 0000 Patek ss GJacksonp 0000 JMrtlnezc Tidrow p 0000 Leonard p Lyle p 4233 0000 4000 4122 4111 4111 0000 Total 35 2 8 2 Total 34 8 12 8 New York 000 101 OW— 2 Kamai City 301 4M Ml— II LOB-New York B, Kansas City 4. ZB— Oils 2. J.Martinez, C.May. HR-McRae 17). Otis 113), Munson 112). SB-Palek. S-P.Whlle. IP H RERBBSO Holtzman (L.9-8) O.Jackson Tidrow Lyle Leonard (W, 14-41 32-3 9 21-3 1 1 I 1 1 9 B WP— Holtzman. T— 2:10. A'-40,43S. Candelaria Pitches No-Hitter 'Candy Night' Turns into an Unexpecfed Treat for Team PITTSBURGH CAP) was "Candy Night" at Three Rivers Stadium and Pittsburgh Pirate left-hander John Candelaria gave everyone a treat. The first 10,000 fans entering the stadium Monday night received a free candy bar in honor of the occasion and Candelaria followed that up by pitching a 2-0, no-hitter over the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I've been dreaming about this since I was five years old," said the 22-year-old pitcher known as "The Candy Man" to Pirate fans. "I don't know if I'll come down. It's going to take a while to realize what's happened." Only in his second major Cal Farley Rodeo Set AMARILLO—It will soon be rodeo time at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch where 370 boys have been getting ready' for their 32nd nationally-known contest between pint-size cowboys and bucking stock. It is a Labor Day weekend celebration and approximately 10,000 people are expected to drive to the Ranch over the two-day period, September 5 and September 6. Nearly 150 boys will be riding the calves, steers, Brahma bulls and broncs in the Boys Ranch Rodeo Arena, competing for trophies and belt buckles. Even the 3-to-6-year- olds will be awarded prizes for riding their stick horses around the barrels. Older boys will be riding professional rodeo stock under R. C. A. rules. The rodeo is also a homecoming for the approximately 3,000 boys who have lived at the Ranch since it was started by Cal Farley in 1939. They are members of the Boys Ranch Alumni Association and some travel long distances to watch a kind of rodeo in which they, too, were once contestants. An added attraction will be Texas-size bar-be-que beef plates that will be prepared and sold by the boys for only $1.50. Reserve box seat tickets at $2.50 are on sale at the Boys Ranch Office, 600 West llth Street in Amarillo. General admission will be $1.50 for adults and 75c for children under 12-years-old. Performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. each afternoon. league season, Candelaria, 114, became the first Pirate pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh since Nick Maddox accomplished the feat at old Exposition Park in 1907. He extended Los Angeles' losing streak to six games as he walked one batter and struck out seven. With the exception of the third inning, Candelaria retired the Dodgers in order. A walk to Steve Yeager and two Pirate errors loaded the bases before Candelaria got Bill Russell to ground out to end the inning. In the first inning, Al Oliver made a running grab of Davy Lopes' fly ball and Dave Parker made a shoestring catch of Ted Sizemore's sinking liner to snuff out possible hits. Frank Taveras caught a line drive off Sizemore's bat in the sixth and Oliver ranged far to his left to make a running catch of Ron Cey's fly ball an .inning later. The last out in the ninth was also the last threat to the no- hitter. Russell blooped a fly to center that Oliver gloved after nearly colliding with Taveras at shortstop. "I looked out and thought, 'That's a heck of a way to lose it,' " Candelaria said. When Oliver made the catch, Candelaria jumped into the air and the celebration began. His teammates made a path of white towels extending from the clubhouse door to Candelaria's locker and added a few candy bars along the way to keep up the spirit of "Candy Night." Candelaria sat down, opened a can of beer and promised it wouldn't be his last. "I'm gonna drink beer all night," he said .with a broad grin. "I don't think anyone can blame me." In other National League games, the Houston Astros routed the St. Louis Cardinals 13-4 and the Montreal Expos nipped the San Francisco Giants 2-1, In the American League, the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-2; the Texas Rangers crushed the Detroit Tigers 8-1 and the Cleveland Indians turned back the Chicago White Sox 4-2. Astros 13, Cardinals 4 Cesar Cedeno drilled a home run, triple, double and single and knocked in five runs to help Houston beat St. Louis. Three of Cedeno's RBI came on a double in the seventh inning and snapped a 2-2 tie. Expos 2, Giants 1 Jose Morales' pinch-hit, ground-rule double with two out in the bottom of the ninth drove in pinch-runner Jerry White from third base to give Montreal its victory over San Francisco; Royals, 8, Yankees 2 Amos Otis cracked a home run and two doubles while Dennis Leonard coasted to his 14th victory as Kansas City clubbed New York. The Royals pounded New York starter Ken Holtzman, 9-^ for all their runs and nine hits in the first four innings before Grant Jackson, Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle came on in relief. Rangers 8, Tigers 1 Juan Beniquez and Gene Clines each drove in two runs' while Nelson Briles scattered eight hits as Texas crushed Detroit. Briles won his first game in more than a month to even his record at 8-8. Indians 4, White Sox 2 Jim Bibby and Dave LaRoche combined on a .seven- hitter and George Hendrick drove in two runs to lead Cleveland over Chicago. Towns Wins Dighton Shoe-Toss DIGHTON—Harry Towns of Dighton won Class A for men in the recent annual horseshoe-pitching tournament of the Lane County Fair. Twenty-eight contestants took part, pitching in four classes. Within each class, competition was on a round- robin basis. Each tosher played one game against each foe in his class. Earl Pearce of Garden City was runner-up in Class A, with Dale Powell, also of Garden City, taking second. Results of the other classes: Class B—Emalene Pearce of Garden City first. Mary Clark of Garden City second. Bob Bush of Dighton third. Class C—Tom Zerr of Gove first. Ray Stevens of Bazine second. Bill Herman of Dighton third. Class D—A. J. Heier of Gove first. Jim Randecker of Dighton second. V,B, Narey of Bazine third. YOUR MOVE There's a fabulous choice of automobile makes, models, options, features and prices today. ' And car buyers are shopping around as never before. The Newspaper Advertising Bureau has a 1976 study of nearly 1,000 men who bought a car new in the past three years.' More than half of them said they will not buy the same kind of car next time. Partly this reflects a natural desire to upgrade. Partly it is because of changing economics. Partly it results from the rise of the personal car and the multi-car household, so the next car bought may not be a direct replacement for the last car bought. In a volatile market, prospective new car buyers need plenty of hard, factual information to buy intelligently. Daily newspapers have always been the automotive marketplace, thefirststeptoward the showroom. Today's automobile ads are more factual and useful than ever before, and in the 1976 Bureau survey, 76% of the men had read a newspaper "yesterday." If you're shopping for a new car the place to do it is in the pages of the daily newspaper, even before you visit a showroom. And if you're selling automobiles, the best way to reach prospects with useful, factual information about your product is through daily newspapers—the information medium. The Garden City Telegram 310 North Seventh 275-7105 Garden City, Kansas

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