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Carew steals two bases Blyleven, Campbell hurl Twins to 3-1 win By JAMES WILSON Associated Press Writer BLOOM1NGTON, Minn. (AP) - Bert Blyleven hurled eight innings of near spectacular baseball Tuesday and got help again from Bill Campbell as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago \\Tiite Sox 3-1 in an American league game. Blyleven' allowed seven hits and struck out 10 batters before weakening in the ninth inning . Tom Burgmeier and Campbell came to (he rescue to help the 23-year-old righthander to his first victory of the season. "I was tired," said Blyleven. "1 told Frank (Quilici) 1 was tired and he knew it." Said the Twins manager: "Bert was coming out when 1 left the dugout. He had been in some tough spots and he was just too tired to go on." Blyleven gave up successive sharp singles Jorge Orta and Ron Santo to open the ninth inning and Quilici called for Burgmeier, a 30-year old lef- thander who spent most of last season at Omaha. Burgmeier got one out with a fly ball before walking Bucky Dent to load the bases. Quilici then went to Campbell, a 25-year-old righthander who was 3-3 with the Twins last year. Campbell walked to the mound from the centerfield bullpen. Most relievers ride. "I don't know why I did it, I just decided to walk in," Campbell said. "What did I think about while I was walking? Nothing. 1 just kept looking at those loaded bases." He struck out Pat Kelly to relieve some of the tension among the 10,409 fans who turned out in 50-degree weather for the Twins' home debut. Then he turned to Ken Henderson, worked the count to 3-2 and got the White Sox centerfielder to beat the ball into the ground for the third out. "I was really surprised I got the call," Campbell said. "I thought we'd stay with Burg- nieier." However, Quilici said he decided to go with Campbell "because I think he's our best relief pitcher." Chicago Manager Chuck Tanner acknowledged the difference between the teams was in the pitching. "Blyleven pitched a great game and Wilbur (Wood) pitched a good game. That was the difference." Another difference was the baserunning of Minnesota second baseman Rod Carew. He singled in each of his first two CHICAGO MINNESOTA ab r h bi ab r h bi PKeilyrf 5000 Ferrer*t 4010 Keiwrsncl SOIOCarewTO J}?0 O AH en in i 0 } 1 Hislec! 1111 Melton* 4000 Darwlnrf 4021 CMayll 1000 Killebjewdn 3001 Santoon 4010 Brazil 3000 0>M3t> * 0 2 0 L;sH> 3010 Hrrmaonc 3 0 1 0 Hi.ndleyc 3000 Bradlofdp* 1000 TefreM3t> 3010 C*ni« 3120 Blytevenp 0000 Woodp 0000 Bvrqmlerp 0000 BCmpfcellp 0000 Total 3M 9 I Total 30 3 I 3 Chicago MIHQOOO—.1 Mimusola IOIOOt*flx— 3 E-Herrmar.n. Carew 2. Melton. DP— Chicago I. Minnesota 1. LOB—Cnicago 10, Minnesota 5. 26—D.Allen. Darwin. 3B— Dem. HR-Hisle ID. SB-C«e* 2. SF— Killebrew. IP H R ER BB SO Wood(L.02> Blvleven (W.l-0) I Burgmeiw BCarnpMI Save—BCampbell 10.W9. 3 3 1 9110 13000 1 3-3000 0 111. T-2:14. , Flyers win opening NHL playoff game times at bat, stole second on both occasions and rode home on long drives, including a sacrifice fly by Harmon Killebrew and a two-out double by Bob Darwin. "I've never really had the opportunity to run like I have this year," Carew said. "We have always had long ball hitters and we got the signal when we could steal. Now we're going for speed and I have the green light to go any time. I can decide when I have the right lead or can get the jump. That's a lot different from having to wait for permission." Chicago got its run in the third inning when Dent hit a liner to right which Darwin misjudged and then chased to Fergus tennis team defeated at Wahpeton WAHPETON-Coach J. Arthur Johnson's young Fergus Falls High School tennis team opened its 1974 net season with a 5-0 loss to Wahpeton High School Tuesday afternoon. The next Otter net meet is Tuesday, April 16 at Glenwood at 4:30 p.m. The Otters' first home dual meet is Thursday, April 18, on the local courts at 4:15 p.m. against Breckenridge. Wahpeton 5 Fergus 0 Singles 1. Rob Haskell (W) defeated Paul Sanderson (FF) 7-6.6-1.2. Bill Peterson (W) defeated Steve Anderson (FF) 6-0,6-1. 3. Brent Muehberg (W) defeated Joel Stalberg (FF) 6-1, 5-2. Doubles 1. Steve Little and Mark Steffans (W) defeated Dean Johnson and Tim Kaphahn (FF) 7-6, 5-2. 2. Craig Aldrich and Kevin Anderson (W) defeated Greg Randall and Dan Sperling (FF) 54, 6-2. the fence. Dent reached third and was still there two outs later when Richie Allen ripped a double off the left field wall. It was the only real White Sox threat until the ninth. I,arry Hisle hit his first home run of the season in the sixth inning off Wood, 0-2. Wood, who finished last season with a 24-20 record, scattered eight hits and struck out two batters. The teams meet again today. Dodgers shell Braves 9-2 Padres' owner blasts team during 9-5 loss Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Wed., April 10,1974 g By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer The San Diego Padres are leaving a spur taste in the mouth of their new owner that even some of his own garnished hamburgers can't erase. Ray Kroc, the McDonald's burger tycoon, is finding out that he may be the king of baseball's hamburgers rather than the hamburger king and he sounded off publicly while his Padres were being chewed up by the Houston Astros in Yankees streak to fourth straight win By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer The people in Tiger Stadium seem to have the impression that streaking is something you do with your clothes off. The New York Yankees have a different idea. While one nude man was swinging from the Scoreboard in center field and another scampered across the outfield without his pants, the Yankees were extending a streak of their own with a 3-0 victory over the Tigers Tuesday afternoon. The victory was the fourth in as many contests for New York, marking the first time since 1SM5 the team has gone unbeaten in the baseball season's opening four games. Elsewhere in the American League, the Minnesota Twins tripped the Chicago White Sox 3-1, the Oakland A's clipped the Kansas City Royals 6-4, and the Texas Rangers bombed the California Angels 10-2, The Milwaukee-Cleveland and Baltimore-Boston games were postponed by bad weather. Yankee pitchers Steve Kline, Fred Beene and Sparky Lyle held-the Tigers to eight hits, handed pitching ace Mickey 1-olich his second loss in two starts this season, and ruined the home opener in chilly Detroit before a crowd of 44,047. Lou Pinielja's first-inning single drove in two runs, and New York added a run in the seventh on Roy White's double and Elliott Maddox' single. Twins 3, White Sox 1 Rod Carew backed a strong pitching performance by Bert Blyleven with two singles, two stolen bases and two runs Scientists using wolf recordings By RALPH BERNSTEIN AP Sports Writer. PHII,ADELPHIA( AP)-The Philadelphia Flyers delivered a message to the Atlanta Flames Tuesday night—to win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs you have to attack as well as defend. "They didn't challenge us," said Philadelphia Coach Fred Shero after his team posted a 4-' 1 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven first round National Hockey League playoff series. Atlanta played the Flyers to a 2-2-2 standstill during the regular season, but they were never a threat in the nationally- televised game. The Flames at times appeared to be sleepwalking, unable to get the puck out of their own zone. Gophers rally to defeat Mankato State MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota baseball Gophers entertain St. Olaf in a doubleheader today after come-from-behind victories over Mankato Stale Tuesday. Freshman outfielder Tom Mee knocked in four runs with two hits as the Gophers rallied twice to take a doubleheader from Mankato Stale, 10-2 and 74. In the first game, Minnesota was behind 2-0 before a five-run rally in the fifth inning put them ahead. In the second game, the Gophers scored five runs in the third inning to overcome a 4-0 deficit. The victories raised Minnesota's season record to 4-6. Mankato fell to 7-6. As the Flyers' Barry Ashbee put it, "the one goal they (Atlanta) scored was a fluke." It came with the score 3-fl, on a 50- footer by Bob Murray. In World Hockey League playoff action, the Toronto Toros edged the Cleveland Crusaders 4-3 and the Chicago Cougars beat the New England Whalers 8-6. Shero's Flyers had won the West Division title with aggressive offensive play, backed up by superior goaltending from Bernie Parent The Flames wound up fourth in the West, playing a defensive style that featured sitting on the puck until they got a scoring break. Veteran Gary Dornhoefer scored the first goal of the game with four seconds remaining in the first period. Tom Bladon made it 2-fl at 13:36 of the second, and the first of Orest Kindrachuk's two third- period goals boosted it to 3-0. After Murray scored for Atlanta, Kindrachuk soloed in for the final score of the game. Cougars 8, Whalers 6 Chicago exploded for five goals in the first period against Whaler goalie Al Smith. Bob Liddington finished the night with two goals for Chicago which now leads the WHA playoff series 2-1. Mike Byers of the Whalers opened the wild second period by scoring and after a Chicago goal, New England ran off a string of three straight goals to close the gap to 6-4. Toros 4, Crusaders 3 Toronto right winger Tom Martin scored three goals for the Crusaders, who finished the night with a 2-0 advantage in their playoff series. Center Wayne Carleton scored the other goal for Toronto which was behind 3-1 going into the final period. STARUTE LEAGUE Leading Team: Frostic a 5 high bowlers: D. Moen 520 F. Nelson 516 L. Moen(ZOl) 511 M. Glorvigen 505 P. Budke 504 ROLLING PIN LEAGUE Leading Team: Lcitch Construction Don's 10 to 10 5 high bowlers: M. Gebhart 502 C. Bernard 491 V. Anderson 490 A. Glawe 466 M. Lundmark 465 By W. DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Government scientists are using the eerie sounds of tape-recorded howls to hunt wolves in Wyoming, in the hope of proving that a once-numerous species thought to he extinct still survives. "Wolves love a howl," says a 1S58 study cited by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife' Service. So, in their effort to lure the northern Rocky Mountain wolf into view, biologists of the federal agency enlisted the howl of a near relative, the eastern timber wolf of northern Minnesota. For the past two winters, biologists Fred Christensen and Dennis Goyn have criss-crossed Wyoming's Shoshone National Forest in low-flying aircraft searching for wolf prints in the snow. They repeatedly spotted tracks, but when the trail led into the high timber it blurred. No wolves were ever found. As their next step, they obtained recordings made by an- other Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, David Mech, who has been studying eastern timber wolves. Both species are gray wolves. Experts believe their howls are similar enough that the scattered wolves of the Shoshone Forest, east of Yellowstone National Park, should respond to the recordings. The remnant population of northern Rocky Mountain wolves in the area is believed to number about 20. At one time the species ranged over wide areas of the West, but poisoning, trapping, hunting and land development Brought about decline of the wolves, the Fish and Wildlife Service said. The experiment with recordings will continue through next month's thaw. If a pack is spotted it will be photographed and studied in an effort to determine its territory. Authorities have reported that in addition to recorded howls, wolves will respond to human imitations and even fire scored in Minnesota's victory over Chicago. In eight innings, Blyleven scattered seven hits and struck out 10, but tired in the ninth and gave way to reliever Bill Campbell. Carew built Twins runs in the first and second innings by singling and stealing second. He scored first on a sacrifice fly by Harmon Killebrew and later on a double by Bobby Darwin. A's 6, Royals 4 Joe Rudi's third double of the game came with two outs in the ninth inning, driving in two runs and giving Oakland its triumph over Kansas City. With the bases loaded, Rudi hit the first pitch from reliever Lindy McDaniel to right field. Sal Bando's first home run of the season had given the A's a 43 lead in the top of the sixth, but Kansas City came back to tie in its half of the inning. Rangers 10, Angels 2 California's Nolan Ryan, who issued 10 walks over eight innings in his first start, continued to have control trouble and ended up on the short end of a 10-2 score Tuesday. Ryan walked the first three batters in the second inning. Then Joe Lovitto scored two with a double and Rich Billings walked before Dave Nelson and Toby Harrah delivered run- scoring singles to knock out Ryan. Reliever Skip Lockwood managed to strike out Alex Johnson, but Jeff Burroughs powered a grand slam home over the fence in left-center field to highlight the nine-run Texas outburst. 1-ee Stanton homered for the Angels. their home opener Tuesday night. Kroc grabbed the public address system with the Padres trailing 9-2 in the eighth inning. "I-adies and gentlemen, I suffer with you," he told a crowd of 39,083, second largest in San Diego's history. "I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life." He was interrupted when a naked man jumped out of the stands and dashed across the field. The winless Padres woke up long enough to score three runs in the eighth, but lost 9-5, their fourth straight defeat. Elsewhere in the National league, the Atlanta Braves, minus Hank Aaron, were shelled by the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2; the Cincinnati Reds defeated the previously unbeaten San Francisco Giants 6-3 and the Chicago Cubs finally opened their season by blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Bad weather postponed the Montreal-Pittsburgh and St. Louis-New York games. Cesar Cedeno drove in four runs and Larry Dierker, battling back from arm and shoulder problems, held San Diego to six hits and two runs in seven innings. Dodgers 9, Braves 2 Aaron didn't play any baseball Tuesday night... and his 13 Atlanta teammates who got in the lineup didn't play much, either. With the game's all-time home run king and his record-breaking bat sitting it out following Monday night's historic 715th home run, the Braves were no match for Ix>s Angeles. The 40-year-old Aaron was held out because of cold weather. Rookie Rowland Office took his place in the Atlanta outfield and managed a single in four trips against Don Sutton and Mike Marshall, who held the Braves to reven hits, including Dave Johnson's first home run of the season. Reds 6, Giants 3 Joe Morgan's tie-breaking, run-scoring single with two out in th« sixth inning helped Cincinnati beat San Francisco. Cesar Geronimo opened the decisive inning with a triple off Tom Bradley but Cincinnati pitcher Jack Billingham and Pete Rose struck out before Morgan came through with his single. Geronimo drove in one of two insurance runs in the ninth with a sacrifice fly and a bunt single by relief pitcher Pedro Borbon brought home the other one. Tony Perez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his third of the young season. Cubs 2, Phillies 0 After having their first two scheduled games postponed in Montreal, the Cubs came home and defeated the Phillies behind Bill Bonham's four-hit, nine-strikeout pitching, his first major league shutout. Bonham held the Phils hitless until pitcher Ron Schueler's one-out scratch single in the sixth. Bonham became a key man in Chicago's pitching rotation when the Cubs traded Ferguson Jenkins last winter. The American League scores were: New York 3, Detroit 0; Minnesota 3, Chicago 1; Oak- Iand6, Kansas City 4; Texas 10, California 2. The Milwaukee- Cleveland game was snowed out and the Baltimore-Boston game was rained out. Major league! STANDINGS Mew York Ballirrwe Boston Milwaukee Del roil Cleveland Oakland California Minnesota Texas KdnsasCily Chicago American Lvagu* EAST W L Pet. OB 1 0 1.000 • 1 J .5002 .500 2 .500 2 .400 r.i WEST 2 2 2 1 2 0 3 .000 3'i . .500 1 .333 II j .000 2'. I SI. Louis CrUcago New York Philadelphia Pittsburgh Montreal Los Angeles San. Fran. Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Diego L PCt. GB 2 0 1.000 . I 0 1.000 '/j 1 1 .MO 1 1 ! .33} 111 9 1 .000 J .100 .900 .«» 1 I .400 3Vj .250 2>fi .000 3l'j 0 4 RESULTS New York 3. Detroit 0 Minnesota 3. Chicago 1 Oakland 6. Kansas City i Texas 10. California 2 Milwaukee at Cleveland, postponed Baltimore at Boston, postponed RESULTS St. Louis at New York, postponed Chicago 3. puilaaelptiia 0 Los Angeles 9, Atlanta 2 Hoirslori 9. San Diego 5 Cincinnati 6. San Francisco 3 Montreal al Pittsburgh, postponed National League scores Tuesday: Chicago Cubs 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0; Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Atlanta Braves 2; Houston Astros 9, San Diego Padres 5, and Cincinnati Reds 6, San Francisco Giants 3. The Montreal-Pittsburgh and St. Louis-New York games were postponed by rain. Chiefs' coach Sfram offered WFL team signs Hawaiians By ANDY L1PPMAN AP Sports Writer National Football League players, already yielding to the call of the World Football 1 .eague in the sometimes frozen North, are now signing on for the WFL's franchise in the balmy Pacific—Hawaii. "How can anyone turn all this down?" asked Mike Giddings coach of the Hawaiians, glancing around Tuesday at the dramatic setting provided by Diamond Head and Honolulu as he announced the signing of Dallas Cowboy running back Calvin Hill to a WFL contract. The Hawaiians made a whole day out of. making announcements, also breaking the news that New York Giants quarterback Randy Johnson and Jim Sniadecki, San Francisco 49er linebacker since 1969. would join Hawaii after playing out their options in 1874. The signings were part of the NKI.exoduswhichhas included Miami Dolphin stars I-arry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield to Toronto, Ted Kwalick to the Hawaiians and Ken Stabler to the Birgmingham franchise. "We view this as a chance of a lifetime," said Hill, who will play out his option with the Cowboys in 1974. "It was a question of what was better for me and my family." There were indications that Dallas Coach Tom I.andry might be in for more bad news. A Houston radio station, KPRC, reported that Craig Morton, discontent in the past over his status as the jno. 2 Dallas quarterback, has signed with the WKL Houston Texans. The Texans had earlier Tuesday acquired the WFL rights to negotiate with Morton from Birmingham. Johnson, the No. 2 signal caller for the Giants, became the fourth Giant to announce his intentions to migrate to Hawaii following John Douglas, Richmond Flowers and Vin Clements. The Giants' tight end Bob Tucker also was being lured to move to the new league. Team sources on the Philadelphia Bell said Tuesday that Tucker had been offered a three-year $500,000 contract. Even the coaching ranks were not out of reach for the fledgling football league. Kansas City Chiefs Coach Hank Stram said he had been approached about becoming the coach of the Houston Texans. There were reports that the Texans had offered Stram a $2 million deal, with part ownership included in a 10-year package. The New York Stars announced the signing of Don Gault, a former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and two other ex-NFL players, Tom Sherman, formerly with New England, and Dick Hart, a former guard for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Stars also said they had signed Don Abbey, a running back for Penn State in the late 1960s. Meanwhile, there was some good news in Miami. Tight end Jim Mandich and safety Jake Scott signed three-year contracts for an estimated combined price of $650,000. Mandich, who earned $25,000 last year. 79 golfers to test Augusta S C O T T S fffc family A A A J • a:.:.r.. ~i T r. L. v o«>, center T.C. fc Y. Slot.i (oi 130 WEST CAVOUR EASTER WEEK STORE HOURS OPEN ALL DAY GOOD FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. OPEN ALL DAY EASTER SATURDAY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY International cast set for Masters By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) There's Johnny Miller and the youth threat. There's Gary Player and the foreigners. There's Tom Weiskopf and defending champion Tommy Aaron. There's Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead. Eut ever and above them all looms the awesome figure of Jack Nicklaus, the domineering character in the international cast assembled for the 38th Masters Golf Tournament. The 72-hole tee, generally ac- knowledged as one of the world's premier sports events, gets underway Thursday on flower-bedecked Augusta National Golf Course. An elite field of 79 of the world's best shotmakers—in- cluding 13 foreign players, 11 American amateurs and 55 U.S. professionals—are primed to test the 7,020-yard par-72 layout. The powerful Nicklaus, considered by many to be the finest player the game has ever seen, has won this tournament four times, a record he shares with Arnold Palmer. And in his last three starts here he's been second, first and third, in that order. "My goals are always the same." said the Golden Bear, who had collected a record 14 major championship titles. "They're the big four tournaments (the Masters, U.S. and British Opens and the PGA.l" Miller, 26, who won the U.S. Open last year, has dominated the regular tour this year. He scored a record sweep of the first three titles of the year and is the year's leading money winner with almost $150,000—a record for this stage of the season. Among the other young stars are: —Jerry Heard, golf's whistling man. who won the Citrus Open, then finished second and third in his next two starts; —Hubert Green, a two-time winner this year; —John Mahaffey, who hasn't won this season but has finished second twice, third and fourth once: —Ixinny W.idkins. who set money-winning records in each of his first two seasons on the tour and is one of the game's most fiercely competitive players, and —Ren Crenshaw, the young Texan who has finished second twice this year and hit the tour with more impact than any rookie since Nicklaus. Player of South African is one of only four men to win all the world^s major titles. He heads a strong foreign field including Australian Bruce Crampton, Tony Jacklin and Peter Oosterhuis of England and Bob Charles of New Zealand. Tommy Aaron has been bother eil by an ailing back most of the tinie since his surprise victory here a year ago. And Tom Weiskopf, the British Open champion, is still troubled by a mysterious and painful thumb ailment. 4POB1IM6 SSSSi — In the Mini-Mall — City Center Shopping Center 122 West Cavour, Fergus Falls Shop here for Balls, Bats, Gloves, Uniforms by MacGregor— Spalding — Wilson

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