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Indians make triple play Goltz, Twins win 7-2 CLEVELAND I API-Butch Wynegar says it isn't embarrassing hilling into a triple play...especially when you whack a two-run homer the r.ext time up. The rookie catcher shook off the first triple killing in the major league's this season to help the Minnesota Twins to a 72 victory over the Cleveland Indians Monday night. It «as their fourth triumph in five games and Cleveland's fifth loss in six contests. The teams meet again tonight. Righlficlrjer Dan Ford drove in the first Minnesota run, in Metzger joins FF hockey camp staff It has been announced that Mick Metzer. head coach at Crookston Cathedral High School, will be on the coaching staff of the hockey dav camp in Fergus Falls Aug. 1-J4. Motor's forte in high sctiool and college hockey was stick handling. He starred for Greenway of CoSeraine and wa s o n the Minnesota State High School League championship team of 1967. He was chosen center on the WCCO All-To-jrnament and All-State teams. He was a teammate of Olter head coach Wayne Horgen at Concordia, Mcorhead and became head coach at Red Lake Falls after graduation. He has also taught in two summer hockey camps at Austin. the third, and singled ahead of Wynegar's homer in the eighth. He also had the embarrassment of having Rick Manning's solo homer bo unce over Ihe fence of f his glove in the third and of being part of the triple play. That occurred after Minnesota scored three runs in the fifth on a single by Steve Brye, a run-scoring double by Jerry Terrell, a single and stolen base by Rod Carew and larry Hisle's two-run single. Ford then walked and Wynegar followed with a line shot to pitcher Stan Thomas, who threw to shortstop Frank Duffy to double of! Hisle at second. Duffy then threw to Doug Howard at first, retiring Ford. "I never remember hitting into a triple play before," ffyr.egar said. "I was a little mad at myself because he jammed i»ewitbacurvearxJl went for it. It turned my back on the play and I didn't really think he'd turn it into a triple play. "I heard the crowd yell and I was really surprised to see he'd gotten Danny Ford at first," he added. "The next time up f really wasn't thinking about it. 1 just aanted lo get the ball and hit it somewhere. "To hit into a triple play, you've got to hit the ball hard...so I'm not embarrassed. But I'd rather remember the home run," Wynegar said with a smile. Cleveland Manager Frank Robinson wasn't smiling in the other dressing room. "Everything that's going wrong for us boils down to a lack of offense," he said. "If you're hitting, scoring runs, the pitching is better and you can make different moves. It's damn tough to pitch when you're not making any runs — you can't maike a mistake." Minnesota's Dave Golti 5-2 outpitchedthe Cleveland duo of *** WINNfcSOTA CLEVELAND B-TCCl 1 I ; C BBe:i3t> 4 0 ? 3 Terrt.Hi S I 1 1 Kl. PH 70 4 0 C 1 Cj-r^lb 3110 .Va~TJ-.g cl starter Hick Waits, CM, and 'flwmas. The winner gave up nine hits, while the Indians' pitchers allowed 11, seven off Wails in his first start this season. "1 expecledhim i Waits) to be a little sharper," Robinson said. "But he didn't look too bad. The only thing that can make me happy, though, is for somebody to drive in some runs. "When people are not hilling with men on base, it means they're not being selective on pitches and they're tightening up more than they would with nobody on base," liobmson said. "I don't know what I'll do about it." Minnesota Manager Gene Mauch called Coltz' effort "a professional type baltgame," andadded,"He'sjust found his rhythm and put everything together." Mauch was happy about the hitting attack, which also included a sole homer by Craig Kusick after Wynegar's blast. But, o! the triple play, he said, "That's a freak. You see one a year someplace." From bullpen to starter Lucchesi makes right move; Umbarger is 6-4 Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Joornal Tu«,Jim«8,1976 Pirates win home run contest 5-4 Monday Fergus Horseshoe League Results Tysver's Vac Service over The Spot 2-1 National Bushing over Western Minnesota Savings 2-1 Eide's Pioneers over Northern Aire Lanes 2-1 I/es' Tire Sen-ice over Lakes Sport Shop 2-1 Four High Ringers LeRoy Rude 42 percent. Carl Hexum 42 percent, Maurice Strom 40 percent, Erv Zimmerman 40 percent. j 9 0 c j o o e J 3 0 C 1 a 1 3 Sc ktt-l ] c i 0 Diii*u C 3 0 C OGsmpi ' I i \ c 1510 c 3 0 C C 5 0 0 Tol*' is ? 9 3 C01 3JOC33- 7 Wl MO tx- : -kli. Tflfil CP- ve'a-J I LOB ft-n ck. Spk«. Terdl g Ul, Vryresar IJ V . K R fcR BB SO H3P-D/ G iMcKayl. br V.VIs PB -fi By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds put on a home run hitting contest before a regional television audience Monday night and the early reviews were mixed. The Pirates came out on top 5-1, so the 16,001 fans at Three Rivers Stadium loved it. So did Richie Zisk because his pinch homer in the eighth, the seventh solo home run of the night, wss the decisive blow. "ft looked like a driving range," said Zisk. "It was spectacular, an exciting game." Pirate starter Bruce Kison enjoyed some of it, "It was really fun when we were doing it to them," said Kison. "But it wasn't so much fun when they reversed it on me." And Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson didn't like it at all. ••It was dull," grumbled Anderson. "They're all dull when you lose." Elsewhere in the National league, Philadelphia (rimmed Us Angeles M, San Diego dumped the New York Mets 5-1 and St. Louis edged Houston 76. Pittsburgh didn't get a hit Monday night until the fifth inning and Cincinnati didn't get one until the sixth. The Pirates stole a run in the sixth when Frank Taveras singled, stole second and came all the way home on throwing errors by Reds' catcher Bill Plummer and center fielder Cesar Geronimo. Then balls started jumping into the seats. Joe Morgan ended Ki son's no-h liter w ilh a lead- olf homer in the seventh. The Pirates countered on round- trippers by Al Oliver, Willie StargeU and Bill Robinson off Jack Billingham in their half of the seventh logo ahead 4-1. Not to be outdone, Cincinnati struck back in the eighth to lie it 44. Morgan clouted his second homer of the night, Pete Rose hit one and the Reds picked up another run »hen Tony Perez scored from first base as Pittsburgh right fielder Dave Parker misplayed George Foster's single. Then Zisk settled matters with his drive off Reds' reliever Will McEnaney in the eighth. The seven home runs tied the major league record for most solo homers in a nine-inning game. Padres 5, Mets 1 Dave Winfield's three-run homer, his ninth of the season, and Alan Foster's four-hit pitching carried San Diego to its third straight victory. It was Foster's first win since last June. Craig Swan, 2-S, took the loss. Cardinals 7, Astros ( St. Ijouis battered Houston knuckleballer Joe Niekro for five runs in Ibe first inning and held on behind a clutch relief performance by Al Hrabosky for the victory. Singles by Lou Brock, Willie Crawford and Mike Tyson, a double by Hector Cruz and an error by Niekro accounted for the Cards' outburst. Cliff Johnson hit a two- run homer for Houston. BALTIMORE (AP) - When Frank IjKcnesi replaced Billy Afartin as manager of (he stumbling Texas Rangers last July 21, he was able to experiment while evaluating the dub for the remainder of the season. The Rangers, expected to challenge Oakland in the American League's Western Division, had a 44-51 record when Martin departed, f.ucdiesi had little to lose by making changes. One of the moves was to take rookie pitcher Jim Umbarger out of the bullpen and make him a starter. Lucchesi's reasoning may not have come from the managerial handbook, but so far it's worked. Ujnbarger relieved 44 limes last season, but his last eight appearances were starts and he won the last four to finish at £-7. This year, Umbarger has been strictly a starter, and he is 6-4 aftei beating the Baltimore Orioles (M Monday night with ninth-inning relief help from Steve Foucaull. In the only other American League games played, the Kansas City Royals blanked the De- troil Tigers 1M and the Minnesota Twins trimmed the Cleveland Indians 7-2. In his last four starts, the Major league] STANDINGS is ;* iv> e i it 11 11 633 O csgo '.' rn«c:a C-5-.'inc 17 ?3 V K XX Astros expect to draft Bannister in first round NBA draft has effect on U.S. Olympic trials NEW YORK (AP) - Today's National Basketball Association draft had a great effect on last week's United States Olympic basketball trials. Robert Parish of Centenary and Ijxn Douglas of Alabama, both certain first-round choices in the -VBA draft, pulled out of the trials because they feared da ma Jung their chances at pro contracts. They felt an injury or bad showing dar ing the trials or Games could have been devastating. But two other sure first-round picks. All Americans Scott May of Indiana and Adrian Danlley of Nc'je Dame, tried out and made the Olympic team with no concewi about the dralt. "1m not here to impress the pros." said May, college basketball's player of the year. "My value won't change. What does (.he Olympics decide compared to what I've done for the last four years?" Dant.'ey, who d:d not withdraw his najr.e from the hardship draft list, agreed. "I know a lot of guys dropped out because they didn't want to gel hurt." he said. "But you To loin NBA don't play the same here as you do during the season. There's much more of a learn concept." Others expected to go early in the draft but missing from the Olympic trials were UCLA teammates Richard Washington and Marques Johnson, both hardship cases, and guard John Lucas of Maryland/ The hardship players had until o p.m. EOT Monday to withdraw their names from draft consideration. Among those who pulled back and decided to remain in college were Bo Ellis of Marqaette, Bernard King of Tennessee, Tree Rollins of Clemson, and Rickey Green of Michigan. Houston owned the first choice in today's draft, acquiring it from Atlanta Monday along with center Dwight Jones in exchange for center Joe Meriweather, guard Gus Bailey and the Rockets' first-round pick. Until that deal was made, Atlanta had been expected to go for Parish to solve the team's proWem at center. But the snitch of draft slots with the Rockets left the Hawks with the ninth choice in (he opening round and it was unlikely that Parish, a can't-mjss prospect, would last that long. Houston said it would take Lucas as the No. I pick in the drafts Ucas scored a school record 2,015 points in his four- year collegiate career, averaging 18.3 points a game. After Houston opened the draft, Chicago picked r.ext. The Bulls were followed in order by- Kansas City, Detroit, Portland, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Golden State, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington, which had two consecutive first-round picks, Cleveland, Boston and Golden State. Three learns. New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York, went inlo the draft without first- round choices unless last- minute deals were made. New Orleans and I«s Angeles had traded their choices away previously and New York's was taken away by the NBA as punishment for the attempted illegal signing of George McGinnis last year. The 18 NBA teams were to draft for 10 rounds. NEW YORK (AP) _ One of the fastest ways to burst (he bubble of a blue-chip professional baseball prospect is to send him directly to the major leagues.'At least, that's what a brief trip through the record books seems to show. The Houston Astros, who lead off the 12th annual summer free agent draft today, were expected to select Floyd Bannister, a hard-throwing left- hander with an 18-1 record this season for Arizona State University. The Astros say their philosophy is not to allow a hot prospect to bypass the minor leagues and jump directly to a major league roster, contending that the move could damage a young man's confidence and career. Since the free agent draft was instituted in 1965, six players have been immediately fitted for a big league uniform. None has seemed to profit from the experience. One of those players, pitcher Eddie Bane, was whisked from Arizona State to the Minnesota Twins. The sudden promotion went against the wishes of Jim Brock, his college coach. "I never thought he should go right up," said Brock of his curveballing ace in 1973. "He had to use cunning and finesse because his fastball was more than just a little bit short. It worked in college but then he had to do (he same thing there (major leagues), and it dodn't work right away. "But Floyd is a different case," Brock said. "I'm sure he NHL Scouts may fold MONTREAL <AP) - While National Hockey league President Clarence Campbell held onto the thinnest thread of hope for the Kansas City Scouts, there was every indication that the tottering 2-year-old franchise would be folded today by the league's Board of Governors. Kansas City was not represented Monday at either the session of the rules committee which produced some stringent penalties against fighting, or at the meeting of the league's finance committee, which met twice to prepare a suggestion for the board w hich meets here (oday. It was expected that the suggestion would be to fold the franchise which is J5 million in debt — $1.7s million of which is owed directly to the league. can handle that (major league elevation) right now. "He's had tremendous pressure here in Arizona with the constant press attention and all the agents who have called him. "My advice to the club that drafts him would be to take him right up. Not as the top man, but as No. 6 or 7 man on a ID- man staff." Bannister, a junior from Seattle who will be 21 Thursday - the last scheduled day of the draft — started 20 games, completed 15 and had a 1.35 eamed- run average in 167 innings this season. He chalked up 195 strikeouts this season, tops in the nation, and will be on the mound Saturday night when Arizona State begins play in the College World Series. "He's got great command of three pitches," said Brock. "His fastball is overpowering, and he only goes to it now when he has to. His curveball is very good and his changeup is awesome. "He's very intelligent and works harder than any kid I've ever had." But hard work hasn't seemed to help the six players immediately elevated lo the major leagues, all of whom worked their way dorni to the minor leagues soon thereafter. Four ABA teams will pay price N'KW YORK .APi-Owners of four American Basketball Association franchises say they are Milling lo pay the price, steep thr/jgh it may be, to join the National Basketball Association and end the often heated, nine-jear-old rivalry of the two pro leagues. Heads of the ABA's Denver. New Vwk. Indiana and San Antonio franchises have decided that if they get the opportunity, they «,-IJ agree to ar. illation fee of S4.5 million apiece lo join the NBA But that SI.5 million is just the beginnine. High ABA sources estimate thai it rould cost a franchise anywhere from $6.5 million to $3 million to get into the NBA. And for the- Now Yfirk Nits, whn wnuM .V.iii»v. ctrtrffnK 1,'d-,L'ti- p-i* << t'i"i(.>- : -' .••'k-i,.:.m to tin New York Knicks, it could run as high as S12 million. For the owners of the two oiher ABA franchises. Kentucky and St. lyyjis. those figures wore simply too high. Those two clubs have agreed to bow out of the picture on one condition — that the remaining four ABA teams buy out their franchises. It was rtot clear whether the other clubs had agreed tn do soal their meeting in Chicago which ended Monday, although if that were the only thing holding up a merger they undoubtedly willed Such action would remove une major Mumbling block In rnrisnlidaliun of Ihe rival leagues Though nn formal offer was made, the NBA's ex- pan.snvr, (•Mtur.HU'e. at an intcr- lea,!ui: meeting May '2%, laid tl.c groundwork for future negotiation by suggesting that the senior circuit might be willing to accept four ABA teams at W.5 million per. The immediate problem was that the ABA had six clubs what to do about the other two? That has apparently been resolved by the cost factor. The reason Kentucky — and the owners of the St. 1 -ouis club, which had been slated to be moved to L'tah — declined is money. John Y. Brown, outspoken president r>! the ABA and husband of Kllic, owner of the Colonels, said the price for joining Ihe NBA "was totally un- realislir. They priced Imisvjllc out of the market. SMin'tthcre in pro sports, r^lmn.1! reason is going to have t'. Idki- its place." The money is also a big windfall, it you look at it from the other side. The j<.5 million initiation fee for the four incoming teams breaks down to an even !l million for each of the existing 18 NBA dubs. Then there's the TV money. \Vhen Ihe NBA signed a new four-year contract with CBS last month, the network agreed to pay the league a total of $43 million, plus an additional (4.9 million should the league add four more teams — thus creating extra television markets and making the NBA a more attractive proposition for advertisers. Sources indicate thai one provision of the consolidation would be that the ex-ABA teams would nol share in television revenue for the first few vears. Rent Tools From Your American Parts Store Reasonable Rates • Big Selection Save On Car Repair '"' PARTS HOUSE PHONE 73S6W1 2!7Wes1 Washington .MP.BTS Fetps Fals, Minn. slender Umbarger has allowed three earned runs in 33 1-3 innings. He pitched two shutouts, one shortened to five innings by rain, and lost 1-0 in 11 innings. Against HieOri&les, he look a 5-2 lead inlo the ninth inning after scattering seven hits including a solo home run by Bobby Grich in the eighth. But after Baltimore loaded the bases on a fielding error by Texas shortstop Toby Harrah, a single by Ken Singleton and a walk, Umbarger was replaced by Foucault, an old nemesis of the Orioles. Pinch hitter Tony Muser fouled out on the first pitch and then after Mark Belanger singled for two unearned runs, Grich fanned while bidding for his fourth hit and the slumping Orioles lost (or the seventh time in nine starts. Texas rapped out 12 hits off Ross Grimsley, 1-f, and Mike Cuellar, who made his first relief appearance in eight years with Baltimore. Gene Clines, who opened the game with a triple and scored on Lenny Handle's single, also singled home two runs in the second. During a three-run sixth, Tom Grieve drove in his llth run in 12 games. Baltimore's Reggie Jackson, who left the game after reinjur- ing his right wrist while striking oat in the eighth. was hill ess in three trips. With two hits in liis last 26 at bats, Jackson is batting .205. 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