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'Ready to Roll,' Says Rally We haven't been coining from behind this Char 1C * -May 30, 1976 Sadowski Absorbs 2-1 Loss MEMPHIS, Term. - Mike Stanton out- pitched hard-luck Jim Sadowski of the Charleston Charlies here Saturday night to the delight of the Memphis Blues' largest home crowd in two years. MempUi ended the pitehtt| doel with · ru In the bottom of tne ninth Innlnf U take a M victory In wkit wnt tcnednled at the kwen-unliig ·pener of n Piny Night douUeketder. The second game ended after preutinu. A turnout of approximately 5,000 in the 5,400-seat park saw Sadowski come within one strike of pitching a 1-0 victory in eight innings. The Charlies' pitcher finally yielded a two-out walk to Mark Rhea, who scotted home on Art Gardner's double. Rhea just fouled off a 3-2 pitch before drawing the walk, ending Sadowski's string of 12 straight batters retired. Charleston scored in the top of the eighth inning on Miguel Dilone's bunt single, a balk and a single by Craig Reynolds that was hobbled by rightfielder Jesus Delarosa. That allowed Dilone, who had stopped at third, to come home. In the Memphli ninth, Sadowiki walked Rich Chllei, who wat tacrlfleced to tec- ond by Delarou. Jerry Humphrey followed with a line drive tingle to left that wat ont of reach of DUone. . The two teams will play a split doubleheader today. The afternoon game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the night game at 9. Morgan As Reds CINCINNATI (AP) - "It seemed they were reading my mind," said Los Angeles reliever Mike Marshall, who was battered by the Cincinnati Reds for the second straight game Saturday. "Sometimes a hitter it better than you are no matter how good you are," Marshall said after the Reds rallied (or three runs in the bottom of the ninth to down the Dodgers 6-5 and move back into first place in the National League's West Division. Joe Morgan, despite an ailing back, drove in the winning run for the second straight day with a twoout single that put the Reds five percentage points in front of Los Angeles. "Just playing the Dodgers wakes me up " said Morgan, who had a three-run homer and a triple Friday night after a week's rest. "That was a great lift for us. .-' Charleston (1) 01 lone II Reynolds ss Moreno rf Macha 3b Page Ib Armas dh Gonzalez 2b Nlcocla c Augustine cl Titan Charttittfl MtmpMi 4 1 . 3 0 4 0 4 0 · 4 0 4 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 n i Memp Gardner dh ' ° Puhlcf ·2 0 cacek Ib 1 " Chllds If 5 ° Delarou rl ' J Humphrey c Taveras S3 .° . 0 Johnson 3b 1 0 Rhea 2b · 0' 0 Totals 5 o · . - · M ." ' ' * Memphis 12) NO Ml 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 o o 0 o o 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Q . O . 2 1 2 010 1 011 I NATIONAL LIACUf Sihrdiy'i Stmti Chicago I, Plllsburgh 1 Clnclnnitl 6, lot Angeles 5 Houilon 4, Allinti 3 Phllidelohla «. Montreal 1 St. Louis 3, New York J Sin FranclKO it Sin Diego Friday's Gamn . Cincinnati », Los Angeles 0 Philadelphia 10, Montreal 3 St. Louis 6, New York 0 ' San Franclico 5, San Diego 0 Pittsburgh at Chicago, ppd., rain . Houston at Allanla, pod., rain Bail · " .Philadelphia Jl ' 10 Pittsburgh 23 II New York 23 11 ·' Chicago ..:!» 22 . Montreal 16 22 St. Louis II : 25 · West Cincinnati -:...2» 1« Los Angeles U 17 SanDlago 21, Jl ' Houston l» 24 San Francisco " : 21 Atlanta '.la 27 Lilt (Him nt mtlixUd year. " "That's the way it used to be--and that's the way it will be," added the All-Star second baseman. "We're ready to roll We are getting our momentum together. "I had something to prove. I fell I needed to do something after going hitless at Los Angeles two weeks ago when my back first started bothering me." The Reds had roughed up Marshall for four runs in one inning Friday night and wasted no time in getting to him Saturday. "Any time he gets on the mound we do our best to beat him," said Ken Griffey, who tripled home the tying run and then scored on Morgan's single. "That's the way we feel about him. He does i lot of talking." The nationally televised triumph also lifted the Reds back into first place in the National League's West Division, five percentage points ahead.of the Dodgers, who have dropped four of their last five games. Los Angeles starter Rick Rhoden had settled down after falling behind 2-0 in the first inning but was 'relieved by Marshall, 3-2, after Dave Conception opened the ninth with a single, the 10th hit off Rhoden. Cesar Geronimo greeted Marshall with a single and pinch, hitter Ed Armbrister sacrificed. Conception scored on Pete Rose's infield out but Griffey tripled off - the wall in rightcenter and scored on Mor- 1 gan's single to center. Tony Perez started Cincinnati's comeback with a solo homer In the eighth that made it a 5-3 ballgame. Bill Russell's bases-loaded single helped the Dodgers erase Cincinnati's early, lead with three runs in the second inning. Old Bricks Workman Frank Myales sweeps loose cement from between the bricks at the finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday in preparation for today's 500-mile race. The bricks at the finish line are the only original ones of the original track that was entirely paved with bricks when the track was built in 1909. Story on Page 2C. (AP Wirephoto,: .737 .561 .523 .443 .421 -.411 .all' .614 .500 .422 "3.7t .372 6V . I IOV4 . 12 ' 5 IV* lOVi 10V) E-Rhw, Nlcocla, Page, Dtiirou. LOB-Cliarleston 6, Memphlii.- -. ' , - - ·/ : ··· 2B-Moreno,'Cicek, Nlcocli, Gardner. SB-Gardntr. Ssc- CMIarosa . IP H R ER BB SO Sadowski (LO-J) Stanlon (3-3) 11/3 WP-Sadowski: Balk-sianton-1. PB-Humphfey. : :2:B. A-S.OOO ..· - . ' ' . · Brief Home Stand Awaits Charlies After a rainy and unprecedented week-, long stay in Memphis, the Charleston . Charlies return home Monday to take on the Rochester Red Wings in the beginning of a three-game :series. . ' It's one of the .briefest home stands the Charlies have had in years, the Wings being here for single games on Monday, Tuesday and'Wednesday nights (game time on each night is 7:45). ' Following these games, the Charlies take to the road again for seven days, playing four games in Toledo and then four in Rochester : in three days. Beginning June 10, the longest home stand so far this season begins with Toledo, here for five four days, Rhode Island for four and Syracuse for four. The Rochester club, here Monday, is loading up with new players, among them being Terry Crowley, former outfielder- first baseman with the Cincinnati Reds who previously played for Rochester in 1969. International Standings Cam* Los Anlelei (John 2-3 and Hooton Ml 1 it Cincinnati (Alcala 4-0 and Nolan 3-3), ' Houston' 1 "! Richard ^ and Rondcn 0-1) at Atlanta (Meisersmlfh 2-4 and Morion Mont'reil (Klrby 0-2) at Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-0), 1:35 p.m: St Loufc (McGlolhen S-3) at New York ISaavt Ml,. 2:05 p.m. · Pittsburgh (Rtuu 5-3 or Rooker 5-1) at Chicago (R. Reuschel M). 2:15 p.m. San Francisco (Barr 2-4) at Sin Diego (Jones 9-3), 4 p.m. . . . .' AMERICAN LEAGUE · " ' iiturttyi 0»m«s . Detroit 4, New York 1 . Minnesota 5, Teias 1. ' Cleveland 6, Milwaukee 0 . · Oakland i Chicago 0 Baltimore 7, Boston 2 " · ·· California 3, Karisas ; Clty 2 . ... FrMir'l Ginwt . Baltimore' t, Boston 1 New York 9, Detroit 5 ' · - ' . . Cleveland it. Milwaukee, ppd., run Texas-4, Minnesota 0 . · · . · Kmsa City 3, California 0 Oakland 11, Chicago 0. ' flit -New York ·.Baltimore. Cleveland . Boston · Milwaukee Detroit W Writ L _ 15 21 II 19 20 18 20 15 'W 16 22 Pet. .615 .531 .417 .474 . .441 .421 -Kansas City V 14 .632 : Texas 24 16 .590 1 Cnicago · · 19 Jl .514 4U Minnesota 20 .20 .500 5 . dkland ' · 1' 74 .442 7Vj California - 16''29 .354 ll'A Night giRMi not Included · Sunday's Cim*i . N e w York (Pagan 04) at Detroit (Lax-ton-0-3), 1:30 p.m. . Baltimore (Alexander 3-1) at Boston (Tiant 6-2), 2 p.m. Texas'(Birr 1-3) al Minnesota (Goltj 42), 2:15 p.m. Cleveland (Dobson 4-5) at. Milwaukee (Slaton 7-1), 2:30 p.m, Kansas City (Leonard 4-1) at California (Kirkwood !·!), 4 p.m. Chicago (Vuckovich 2-1) at Oakland (Mitchell 1-3). 4 p.m. Philadelphia I, Mntretl 1-Dick Allen's two-run homer capped a four-run seventh inning while Larry Christenson. and Gene Garber combined on a seven-hitter as the Phillies increased their lead in the National league East to six-and-a-half games. Baltimore 7, Bctton I-Reggie Jackson and Mark Belanger collected three singles apiece and Cy Young Award-winner Jim ; Palmer notched his sixth victory for the Orioles. · .. . Honiton 4, Atlaita 3-Houston pitcher Joe Niekro smashed a home run off his brother, Phil as the Astros edged the ·:,-· Braves. ; ; ' "'·":'·· : -'''. '. · .' . '·· · ' It wasn't known whether it was the first ·time a major leaguer had homered off his brother; ; but it was the first home'run of ; Joe Niekitfs' career. Oakland t, Chicago 0-Lefhander Vida Blue pitched a five-hitter as the Oakland A's defeated the Chicago White Sox for their fifth victory in six games. Blue 5-5, struck out four and walked one. Cleveland I, MUwaikee I - Duane Kuiper slapped a two-run bloop single and Rick Manning blasted a grand slam in a six-run 10th inning, propelling the Indians past the Brewers. MioBetbta Si Texu 1 -- Minnesota's Jim : Hughes stopped Texas on two hits to snap a personal six-game losing streak. Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankeei 1 - Dave Roberts fired a three-hitter and Jason Thompson and John Wockenfuss slammed home runs. . Chicago Cnbi 4, Pltltbirgh 1 - Rick ' : Monday's tie-breaking three-run homer . with two out in the seventh sparked Chicago. Bruce Kisori, 3-4, was the loser as Chi- cago won its third straight! After two were out in the seventh, Mick Kelleher and pinch hitter Champ Summers singled before Monday unloaded his ninth home run of the season into the left field bleachers. NO CHURCH Phoenix Ministers Angered By Playoff at 10:30A.M. PHOENIX (AP) - It's a game that Phoenix' rabid basketball fans have been waiting two weeks for, but it's one that has drawn the wrath of city church-goers and ministers because of its starting time--10: 30 a.m. The focal point of attention is Sunday's third game of the National Basketball Association championship series between the Phoenix Suns .and the Boston Celtics at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Celtics, 12-time NBA titlehplders and leading 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, are seeking to become only the fourth club in league history to complete a fourgame sweep. Game 4 will be at Phoenix Wednesday night. The early starting time for Game 3 was forced upon the teams by CBS, which is televising the entire series nationally. "If CBS says that's'when we play, then that's when we'll play," Boston's JoJo White said. "We'll just have to make sure we get a good night's sleep and are ready to play." While White was not disturbed by the early start, many Phoenix fans have been put in a dilemna--whether to choose church or basketball. One minister wrote the Suns asking for a public statement which would express regret and assure that such scheduling be avoided in the future. He said he expected church attendance to drop Sunday. RellgkMi Community Another minister said he was disappointed that CBS was not more sensitive to the religious community of Phoenix. Meanwhile, the Suns have put the blame squarely on CBS. They said the network wanted the game played on May 30th at 10:30 a.m., even though the Suns had not offered Sunday as one of the days they preferred to play. "It's the kind of thing you don't like to admit, but TV controls basketball. And when you're paying the kind of money they (CBS) pay, you can dictate," said Bob Machen, Suns business manager. CBS, despite low ratings of NBA games this season, strengthened its position last week, by signing a new, lucrative two-year contract, plus a two-year option, with the league: Despite the morning start, Phoenix fans were expected to fill to capacity the 13,036-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum. They have been waiting since May 16-tbe date the Suns clinched their first Western Conference championship by beating defending champion Golden State in the semifinals- for the game, the Suns' first in the final round at'home in the club's eight-year history. That night, when the team arrived home for Oakland, it was greeted by an estimated crowd of 10,000 wildly cheering fans-several thousand more were turned away-at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. MottAnuiiBg "It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen," Suns General Manager Jerry Colangelo said enthusiastically. "They greeted us like we were returning war heroes. I still can't get over it. The reception was just fantastic and something we never expected." ; er expected." A couple of days later, after the Suns' season ticket holders were permitted to buy their tickets (or the final series, tome 5,000 other seats for each of the three games scheduled at Phoenix, were ptaced on public sale. They were snapped ap in about one hour. ' And even after the Suns were beaten and somewhat humiliated in the first two games at Boston-by scores of 9WT and 105-90-a City Rouncil resolution *as pasted, changing the name of Phoenix to "Suns City" for one week, and some 1,000 fans showed up to greet the team at a pep rally at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.. Pretmre Defeue "We knew that going to Boston and playing there wasn't going to be easy,",sald Phoenix Coach John MacLeod, "They had the crowd behind them, but more important they played pressure defense and we played into their hands. . ' - · "However, I don't think that playing before a home crowd makes that much, difference," added MacLeod. "Of course, our fans give us a tremendous boost But the main thing is that we have to execute properly and we haven't been doing .that so far. We haven't been as aggressive or as physical, either, as we need to be in an NBA championship series. "They've got us all out of whack." Scrambling Maltbie Takes 2-Shot Lead Saturday's Games Memphis 2, CHARLESTON 1, Itt game (i Innings) CHARLESTON at Memphli, second game (n) Toledo 5, Rochetter Z Syracuse at Robde bland 3 Richmond at Tidewater, ppd. rain Friday's Games CHARLESTON at Memphis, rala. Tidewater 4, Richmond 3 Rochester 18, Toledo 6. Syacuse U, Rhode Island ». GB 3 4H 6 The Standings art W L Pet. Rhode Island 28 16 .636 Syracuse 23 17 .575 Toledo 8 M ·* Memphis W 18 .5« Richmond 2* 21 M Tidewater 17 2» ·*» Rochetter 15 2i ·*» CHARLESTON 12 24 .333 Suday's Games CHARLESTON at MempWt * gunes it 3:31 and 9 p.m.) Rochester at Toledo Syncise at Rhode bland Tidewater at Rldunond DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Roger Maltbie had bogeyed three in a row. He'd seen his once-commanding five-shot lead dwindle to two strokes. He'd tip-toed barefoot through weeds and water to a minor miracle of a par on the 18th hole. "Any time you ever gel to thinking you're a better player than it is a golf course, it's gonna jump up and grab you," he said. "All you can do is keep plugging away at it and hope you get out alive." With that in mind. Maltbie placed little faith in his twostroke lead going into Sunday's final round o( the new, $200,000 Memorial Golf Tournament. Humbling Courie hole. But he came right back with a birdie on the 17th then contrived a bare-foot par on the 18th. His tee shot got into knee-deep weeds in the creek. He shed shoes and socks, went after it on tip-toes, played his next down the fairway, chipped on and dropped a 10-foot putt (or par that left him in command. Don Bies managed a one-under-par 71 that left him in second at 214. Funseth was the only other man in subpar figures after 54 holes of this tournament that seems destined to become one of golf's classic events. He had a wildly erratic 72 that included four birdies, an eagle, four bogeys, a double bogey and eight pars. He was one under at 215. Monday's Games Rocietter at CHARLESTON p.n.) Syranse at Richmond RMe bland at TUewiter Ttlefe at Meaftb (7:45 Reds' Dave Conception Harries to Beat Tag First Basemjp Steve Garvey of Dodgers Late With Pickof f "It is such a humbling course 1 might go out there and shoot 87," he said. "1 don't expect it, but it could happen. "I'll just hang on to one end of the golf club and swing it and see what happens," said the chipper young man after his varied escapades that included one whistle- producing barefoot jaunt into a weed- choked creek. Maltbie, a 23-year-old tour sophomore, survived the menacing monster that is Muirfield despite his intimate acquaintance with the woods and water, traps and trees that characterize the 7.072 yards of Ohio countryside that Jack Nicklaus designed and constructed into the Muirfield Village Golf Gub course. The mustachioed Maltbie. a two-time winner as the 1975 rookie of the year, broke into a happy-, high-stepping victory dance after his minor miracle of a par on the tough 18th hole put him through three rounds with a 212 total, four under par on what has proved to be the most difficult, most treacherous course the touring pros encounter all year. It wasn't easy. Seed Sboes, Socks He had it four under par for the day at one point-then bogeyed three in a row. He lost three shots to" Rod Fanseth on the 15lh r Don Bid Rod Fun«1il Jerry WtGee tlaM Taoit Ed Sn«d Gibty Jerry Pale Tom KHf Lou G-'efcurn Hale irwin Jack H.cKia'J". HuS»rl Grttn BcO Wynn Gil Wofjai B*rt Ocnihaw Tori W'.lVw! Bob V'jrBhr Fr«; Ma'li B'uce L*nk.e Si-i Ro^en Cixn» Cor/dy Gay S'**f Bat 7!-7l-70-2il H-7S-71-JU 14^7-72-115 71-7J-77-J!* 74-71-71 -31S 71-71-n-JI7 70-75-72-317 71-75-73-717 74-74-70-3I! 7?-74-n-2H 71-74-71-31? 71-75-73-3H 69-72-79 -m 73-77-75-3S -fr7!-74-7;i 71-7J-73-J3: 77-71- re -ni n-H-n-Tn 74-D-74-J77 7J-7S-6J-H2 M-74-72-372 71-H-7S -ra 77-:«-70-773 76-74. 7m 77-72-75-r.* 76-7773-335 Bnrftlndt Takei Lead BALTIMORE iAPi - Betty Burfeindt. the third-leading money winner of 1976 who has not scored a tournament victory in three years, shot a par 73 under miserable playing conditions and look the third- round lead Saturday in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship. ,f vtff.vf ?'-rs-7j-7'ii

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