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Hues' 'Candy' Doesn't Melt In 100° Heat By Norm Clarke The Auociatfd Preit Pittsburgh's John Candelaria, failing to wilt in 100-degree heat, took the steam out the Cincinnati Reds seven-game winning streak Saturday with a six-hit, 7-1 victory before a national television audience. .Making his first start against the Reds since a 14-strikeout effort in the National League playoffs in October, the hard- throwing 22-year-old left-hander stuck to the simplest of game plans. "They're t fastball-hitting tetm and I'm a faitball pitcher. I Just challenge 'em. I Juit give 'em my belt and say here it Ii," uid Candelarta, who had a no-Utter until the fourth when Joe Morgan tingled with two out. "The secret against Cincinnati is keeping their first three guys off base," he said. This time it worked. Last October, he had a one-hitter through seven in the third game of the playoffs, only to have Pete Rose tie it in the eighth with a home run and eventually win in 10 innings. Staked to a 6-0 lead after two innings, he kept the Reds in check by spacing two hits .through six innings and walking none. "A lead makes me want to work harder," said Candelaria, who notched his fourth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road. He struck out six and walked none to up his record to 8-4. "He's not afraid of anybody," said Al Oliver, who keyed a five-run second inning with a two-run triple that kayoed starter Jack Billingham. "He doesn't pick away at the corners of the plate like some pitchers. He just goes right at 'em." Candelaria saw the victory as a boost for the Pirates. "We've got to start play-" John Candelaria Challenges Reds See baieball boxtcom on Pagt 60. ing 'catch Philly' if we're going to catch them," he said, referring to Philadelphia's gaping lead in the National League East. Chicago White Sox 4, New York Yankees 1-Ken Brett pitched a six-hitter and Jack Brohamer blasted a home run to lead the White Sox to their first win over the Yan-' kees in nine games this season. Chris Chambliss of the Yankees hit his llth home run to give him 56 RBI. NEW York Mets 4, Atlanta t-Major league leader Dave Kingman smashed his 29th and 30th homers of the season to power the Mets. St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 3-Mike Tyson hammered a two-run triple to spark the Cardinals' win. Tyson's triple was. his ninth of the season. Philadelphia 5-4, San Diego 0-Z-The Phils swept the Padres behind Steve Carlton's seven-hit shutout in the first game and Bob Boone's three-RBI performance in the nightcap. Carlton recorded his 2,- 000th career strikeout during the 5-0 firs game in which he fanned seven. Boone collected an inside-the-park home run and a double in the 4-2 second-game victory. Houston 4, Montreal 2-J. R. Richard and Ken Forsch combined on a six-hitter to lead the Astros. Oakland 7, Cleveland 3--The A's ran wild, stealing eight bases, including two by Bert Campaneris, who drove in one run and scored another. Bill North had two stolen bases and Don Baylor, Claudell Washington, Phil Garner and Larry Lintz one apiece. Minnesota 4, Boston 2--The Twins pounded Boston ace Luis Tiant for 11 hits and he also contributed to his demise by giving up five walks. Craig Kusick snapped a 2-2 tie with his eighth home run on Tiant's first pitch in the eighth inning. Later in the inning, Butch Wynegar singled across another Minnesota run. Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 6--Manny Trillo drove in four runs with a homer, triple and a double to pace the Cubs. Bill Madlock's 10th homer in the eighth inning snapped a 6-6 tie. Bobby Murcer drove in four San Francisco runs, three with his 10th homer. Kansas City 7, Detroit 1-Hal McRae celebrated his 30th birthday by driving in four runs for the Royals. McRae, the American League's second leading hitter, slammed a two-run homer and a two-run double. Milwaukee 3, Texas 1-Don Money led the Brewers' seventh win in the last 10 games with his 10th homer and a single to drive in two runs. Bill Travers pitched eight strong innings to raise his record to 10-6. -V^j^pri': """"' ?y£.*5 X^Sp^^»^«-r*^ Knees Bent and Eyes on the Ball, Jimmy Lane Reaches to Hit a Forehand His Match Was One of 96 As Public Courts Tennis Opened Saturday --Staff Photo by David Vick Sun Mighty Mite White Right Size for Tennis BLITZ Miller Shoots 66, Wins by 6 Over Nicklaus and Spaniard By John Radosta A'e«' \ork Time* Service SOUTHPORT, England-Johnny Miller made up a three-stroke deficit Saturday and, with a final-round 66, blitzed his way into the British Open championship, winning by six shots. His 72-hole aggregate was 279, nine under par for the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, a seaside links course that suggests a moonscape. The joint r-nners-up, at 285, were Severiano Ballesteros, the 19-year-old Spanish professional who gave this open some unaccustomed excitement by leading the first three days, falling behind, and then fighting back, and Jack Nicklaus, a'two- time winner whose last-round 69 was gallant but late. Nicklaus took second place on the 17th hole of the closing round Saturday, and Ballesteros tied him with a birdie on the 18th. Raymond Floyd, winner of this year's masters, who had been tied for second until the 17th, finished fourth at 286. * * * ONCE MILLER took the lead after'the sixth hole, there was no way anyone could catch him--he just took off. "I'm a heck of a front-runner," said Miller, a Mormon whose strongest word is "heck." "If you put me in the lead, I play 'way over my head." That's the way he played, with a closing round of five birdies, one eagle and only one bogey--six under par. This was Miller's second victory in the "Grand Slam" of professional golf, his first being the U.S. Open of 1973, when he shot a record 63 in the final round to win. It gratified him enormously because he has long been fed up with talk about "the majors." He feels it is more important to win many tournaments, the way his hero Sam Snead has done. "I want to be like Sam Snead. He won ISO tournaments, not just the big ones," Miller said. "I want to win a lot of tournaments and as long as I do that, the majors are bound to come with them." Miller enthused: "This makes my year for me, As .Lee Trevino says, 'A lot of people have won one major championship, but not many have won two.'" Nicklaus paid tribute to Miller's consistency. 'fl..never could put any pressure on him," -Nicklaus said. "I think he'll win quite a few more tournaments. He's young, he's strong and he's going to win." 72-W-73-M-27* .M4t-73.74.2U 74-70-72-49-MS ByS.J.Easterling For the first time in his life Bobby White has found a sport that fits his size. The mighty mite from Charleston's west side tried it all when'he was a student at Stonewall Jackson High School. He was a 123-pound split end in football, a good performing guard in basketball and a better than average baseball player.He, time and again, had to conquer his lack of size with ability and determination. · See Public Count tennis results and schedule on Page 2D. Although White was good in all sports, his size kept him from playing college competition. But, at last, he's found a sport that a little fella can play and be respected on ability and not size. White's new found sport is tennis, a game he took up only a year ago. He's playing in his first tournament this week In the Public Courts and be posted a first- round victory Saturday. Saturday's opening day was devoted to the men's singles with 96 matches scheduled over a 15-hour period. All matches are being played at the Watt Powell annex. "I was just too little to play football and basketball, so I took up tennis," White said after defeating E.J. Deel 6-0,6-2 in his opening round match. "This is my first time in a tournament and I was really nervous out there. I was just scared to death. "It's not like the other sports I've played where you have teammates to help you. In tennis you're on your own and it's a little Bobby White First Tournament scarey out there by yourself," White added. White, who says he's "ballooned" to 133 pounds, hopes to have better luck against opponents in the Public Courts than he has playing against his girl friend. " I date Sherry Shores and she's been the state high school singles champion for three years," White said. "I'm no problem for her, she beats me pretty bad every time we play." » » » WHITE'S THEORY that the little guy has a place in tennis held true in several matches Saturday. Little Jimmy Layne, who couldn't weigh more than 90 pounds, went three hours and finally wore down Joey Stevens 5-7,6-1,6-3 in his first round match. John Simms had a busy morning. He defeated Larry Terhune 6-0,6-1 at 9 a.m. then turned around and defeated Jim Hughey at noon 6-3,6-3. Two other good opening round matches had Mike Travers defeating Steve Greenhouse 7-6.7-5 and Randy Clark going well over two hours to trim M a r k Slone 5-7,6-3,6-2. A REAL SLEEPER for the men's singles crown could very well be Dee Whitlock, unseeded in the field. Whitlock captured seven West Virginia Conference tennis titles while playing at Morris Harvey, three in singles and four in doubles. "I played tennis four weeks ago for about 20 minutes, but it got too hot and I quit," Whitlock said. "Before that, the last time I played was in April of 1975." Still, Whitlock could pull off some surprises in the tournament. "I really think I can hold my own," he said. " I hope to play enough in the tournament to get my interest back up in tennis." Whitlock, who worked until 6 p.m. Saturday, said he planned on going home for a sandwich and glass of kool-aid then going to the Horace Mann Junior High School courts for a little practice before his 8:15 p.m. match. "I'll hit 100 serves and the I hope I'm ready for my match." The women's seeds are: l-Kim Thomas, 2-Suzanne Fisher, 3-Robyn Hamb, 4--Antoinette Morrison, 5--Laura Robson, 6-Linda Saunby. 7-Kim Tyree, 8--Carol Skees. Sadowski's 7-Hitter Paces Charlies Over Memphis, 8-1 (APWIrephoto) Johnny Miller 'Punches' the Ball In for Eagle He Wins British Open Title by Six Strokes · * · - · . I Johnny Miller Severlano Ballesteros Jack Nicklaus. Ray Floyd. Christy O'Connor Tom Kite.. · Tommy Horfon Mark James Hubert Green. Vicente Fernandez George Burns III Norlo Suzuki. Peter Butler. Brian Barnes: Eamonn Darcy John Foorte, G.B. Wolttenholme. Graham Marsh Jack Newton Jr. Tom Welskopf. David Grahim. Steward Sinn. Alan Taplt. Chl-San Hiu. Simon Hobday.. Robert Shearer David Hulsh. Nell Coles.. N.A. Fa Wo. Doug Sanders. Gary Player. Gene Littler Guy Hunt... 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Sadowski finished with a splendid seven- hitter, walking only two batters and allowing just three hits through the final seven Innings for his third win against six losses. Sadowski, in fact, permitted only two batters to reach second base during those final seven innings. THE CHARLIES scored five times in the third inning, in which eight consecutive batters reached base, six of them on singles, one on a walk and another on an error. Later, Fernando Gonzalez, a defensive replacement for Miguel Dilone, homered in the sixth inning. "I've thrown this well before," said Sadowski, who entered the fame with an unsightly S.2I earned na average. "Bat I've always had one bid Inning. If I coiW knock off that one bad inning, I'd be all Macha right. It's a matter of consistency. "I think I'm becoming more of a pitcher," he added. "I'm moving the ball around more and making them hit the ball." The Blues, indeed, were swinging eagerly at Sadowski's deliveries, and the game ended in a quick 2:07. Sadowski struck only two.. With one out in the Charlies' third inning, consecutive singles by Dave Augustine, Dilone, Craig Reynolds and Tommy Thomas produced two runs. Following an intentional walk to Mitchell Page to load the bases, Ken Macha foiled the strategy by singling home two more runs, giving the Charlies a 4-1 lead. Tony Armas added another single for the final mn of the Inning, prompting the removal of Memphis starter Dan Larson, whose record slipped to 7-4. Ron Selak pitched the remainder of the game. Macha also added an RBI single in the fourth, scoring Reynolds from second, to finish the night with throe runs batted in. The Charlies scored their final run in the eighth as Gonzalez delivered Steve Nicosia from third on an infield single. The win gives the Charlies a 3-2 record on the home stand and 1-1 mark with Memphis in the series. CHARLIE CHATTER: Today's game will begin at a new Sunday starting time-6 p.m.--with Tim Jones (5-5, 4.75) opposing Memphis' JoeSambito (2-0, 5.48). . .In a preliminary game, the Charleston Bullitts will face the Kanawha Valley Independent League All-Stars at 3:30 p.m.. .Omar Moreno, who injured his back sliding head-first into second base, says h e ' l l be r e a d y to p l a y Monday.. .Odell Jones will be examined in Pittsburgh Monday by Pirate team physician Dr. Albert Ferguson. Jones was relieved in the first inning of Friday's game, unable to pitch because of muscle tears in his shoulder. 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