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TAKEN OUT Boston Red Sox second baseman Denny Doyle (5) was upset by Reggie Jackson of the Oakland A's after forcing Jackson at second base in Sunday's playoff game. Doyle completed the double play by getting Gene Tenace at first base. A facing elimination Red Sox hold 2-0 lead ; after 6-3 Sunday victory . BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox, playing as if they invented baseball, are just one game from the American League pennant, ready to end the hopes of the mighty Oakland As and owner Charles 0. Finley for a fourth consecutive World Series championship. 'The Red Sox, who laughed at pressure in ousting the Baltimore Orioles as East Division champs during the regular season, hold a 2-0 lead over the As in their best-of-five playoff for the pennant and a World Series berth. The Red Sox, who whipped the As 7-1 on Luis Tiants three-hit pitching Saturday, completed a sweep of the two games in Boston with a 6-3 comeback victory Sunday. -Partisan fans serenaded Finley with Goodbye, Charlie, and even the As had to wonder what was hitting them. Now the As are in a situation where they have to win three in a row as the series moves to Oakland for the third game Tuesday. fits do or die, Oakland Manager Alvin Dark said. "Thats it. No refunds after Tuesday if we dont win. fit still takes three to win this thing, Boston Manager Darrell Johnson cautioned. Well just go out there and do what we have to do. During the regular season, the Red Sox won only twd of six games with the As in Oakland, although most of them were close. And, equally important, Boston has lost three games in a row only twice since the first week in July. Dark and Johnson agreed that the Red Anderson stays calm By Associated Press Ken Anderson is what you might call your cool customer. .When Cincinnatis trailing, hes not a go-out-there-and-throw-the-bomb type of quarterback. Hes a sit-back-and-wait-because-this-game-isnt-over-yet and well-get-another-chance type. 'With Houston leading 17-7 in the fourth period Sunday, he sat back and waited and the Oilers eventually gave him the chance he needed to pass the Bengals to a 21-19 victory. I In Sundays other National Football League games it was Philadelphia 26, Washington 10; Buffalo 38, Denver 14; Pittsburgh 42, Cleveland 6; the New York Jets 36, New England 7; Atlanta 14, New Orleans 7; Miami 31, Green Bay tj San Francisco 20, Kansas City 3; Sox played virtually a perfect game in rallying to beat the As in the second meeting. Those fellows have done a great job, Dark said. They just outplayed us today. They did everything you need to do in the game of baseball to win. We played a game of baseball as well as it can be played, Johnson said. We played the game to perfection. Its not possible to play any better. The guys did a tremendous job on defense, everything. And, like all season long, it didnt bother us when we fell behind. Weve come from behind all year. The Red Sox will send 19-game winner Rick Wise to the mound in the third game. However, Dark planned to wait until after a late afternoon workout in Oakland today before naming his starter. It will be Stan Bahnsen, Dick Bosman, Ken Holtzman or possibly Vida Blue coming back, Dark said before flying to the west coast. Holtzman was knocked out in the seventh inning in the series opener. Blue was kayoed in a three-run fourth Sunday as Boston tied the score 3-3. Bahnsen and Bosman each were 0-1 against the Red Sox this season. Blue retired the Red Sox with ease in the first two innings. He got out of a jam in the third as the As pulled the first of their record four double plays. The As, who jumped to the lead on Reggie Jacksons two-run homer in the first inning, added another run in the Cont. On Page A-12, Col. 2 Houston lead overcome; Cincinnati remains unbeaten Minnesota 28, Chicago 3; St. Louis 26, the New York Giants 14; Los Angeles 24, Baltimore 13, and Oakland 6, San Diego 0. In tonights television game it is Dallas at Detroit. The one thing we didnt want to do was panic. We were only down by 10 and you can come back from that, Anderson said after doing just that keeping the Bengals unbeaten in three games and handing Houston its first defeat to put Cincinnati alone at the top of the American Conferences Central Division. Billy Johnson was almost the whole show for Houston, amassing 199 yards in punt and kick returns. Charger offense a no By DAVE HOFF T-A Sports Editor SAN DIEGO The game had ended more than 30 minutes earlier and the Charger locker room was virtually deserted when he emerged from a long, hot shower. The dirt and the sweat he was able to wash away. Other problems he could not. Perhaps as he stood there, eyes closed with the steaming water pounding his lean body, he imagined privacy when he reached his dressing stall. No questions, no conversation, just silence. He could dress quickly and depart the scene of one of his longest afternoons. But Dan Fouts knew better. He is the son of a sportscaster and works in the same field himself during the offseason. There would be plenty of questions for him. As the quarterback in a 6-0 loss to Oakland, Dan Fouts had attempted just 13 passes and, worse, completed only Reds steal their way past Bucs CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds are within one game of a sweep in the National League playoffs, but Sparky Anderson said it was still nip-and-tuck in the pit of his ulcer-ridden stomach. "They are very capable of annihilating us in three ball games, the Reds manager said after Cincinnati burned a trail around the basepaths and beat Pittsburgh 6-1 Sunday. Nevertheless, the Reds dominated the Pirates in the first two games and the best-of-five series could end Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. We are capable of playing this game as well as any team can ever play, admitted the white-haired Anderson, who swills milk to appease his stomach lining. Indeed, the Reds set a championship playoff record with seven stolen bases Sunday with a running display on synthetic turf that would have looked more at home on a cinder running track or a football field. Theyve also limited the Bucs to a total of 13 hits in the first two games. Pittsburgh managed just five hits Sunday off Fred Norman and Rawly Eastwick. But we are also capable of being very shabby for three games, so Ill stay very low key, said Anderson. Pirates Manager Danny Murtaugh, whose only key is low key, was stonefaced after the lost weekend, which included an 8-3 setback Saturday. This is a five-game series. You dont win a five-game series in two games, Murtaugh reminded. Tony Perez gave the Reds all the runs they needed Sunday when he stroked a first-inning pitch from Jim Rooker over the leftfield wall for a two-run homer. The Reds added four more runs with the help of a running game that included three stolen bases by Ken Griffey, two by Dave Concepcion and one' each by George Foster and Joe Morgan. That total of seven surpassed the previous playoff record of four in one game, set by the New York Mets in 1969. Morgan, who had three swipes on Saturday, set a record with four steals in one series. The Reds two-game total of 10 is also a record. Both managers absolved Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen from total blame for the romp on the basepaths, which included a fourth-inning double swipe by Concepcion and Griffey. I am not perfect. Only Christ was perfect, Sanguillen said with a faint smile. Three or four times today, there was no way Manny had a chance, said Anderson. Anderson also noted that the Reds were successful on a remarkable .823 percentage of their theft attempts in the regular season. The success weve had is no reflection on the Pirates. We did it against the whole league, he said. (Box Score, Page A-12) Fred Willis scored on a one-yard plunge after Johnsons 62-yard kickoff return, Skip Butler kicked a 37-yard field goal after Johnson returned a punt 30 yards, then Johnson scored a touchdown on a weaving 63-yard punt return to give Houston a 17-7 third-quarter lead. Thats when Anderson went to work. He had hit Lenvil Elliott with a first-quarter 10-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring He cut Houstons edge to three points just 10 seconds into the fourth period with a 16-yard touchdown pass to running back Stan Fritts. Then came the chance Anderson had been waiting for. When Houston got the ball, quarter three His team finished with minus 22 yards passing as he was sacked five times for 51 yards It appeared as though somebody had kidnaped the Charger offense and is still waiting to make a deal to send it back. Fouts was booed by a Sunday afternoon crowd of 33,097, and things got worse from there. San Diego attempted just two passes AN EARLY WARNING - Oakland Raider defensive backs Jack Tatum (32) and Neal Colzie (45) broke up a pass from San Diego Charger quarterback Dan Fouts to wide receiver Dwight McDonald (80) on the third play of Sunday's National Football League Harris hears boos Spurt carries Rams LOS ANGELES (AP) Quarterback James Harris heard the boos of the hometown fans as his Los Angeles Rams left the field at halftime trailing Baltimore 13-7 He remembered them after spearheading a second half comeback for a 24-13 National Football League victory with the two touchdowns coming on plays he called at the line of scrimmage, changing those sent in by Coach Chuck Knox. Naturally, I heard them, Harris said of the boos I guess you have to expect boos when we play like we did in the first half. The 28-year-old field general, who became the starter after the sixth game of 1974, continued. I cant let them bother me any more than Ive let the letters that Ive been receiving get to me or the comments back Dan Pastorim fumbled it and A1 Beauchamp recovered it at the Oilers 41. That gave Anderson the chance to flip the winning TD pass, a six-yarder to Isaac Curtis They had a good defense, Anderson said of the Oilers. They do different things and make it tough on you. We should have won the game, said Johnson. Its a team sport . . . The team either wins together or loses together Eagles 26, Redskins 10 Roman Gabriels touchdown run of one yard and his scoring bombs of 62 yards to Harold Carmichael and 27 yards to Charlie Smith carried the previously winless Eagles to heir upset in the second half, both incomplete The Chargers' total output for the afternoon was 93 yards Their deepest penetration in the first half was to the Raiders 37 on a 32-yard run by Fouts after a busted pass play In the second half, they could move no further than the Oakland 43, and that was set up by a Raider fumble of a punt Out of 17 first-down situations, the from people who come up to me and say things about the way Ive been playing " The 6-foot-4 Harris started the regular season miserably, hitting only one pass for five yards in an 18-7 loss to Dallas After two quarters in San Francisco last week, Los Angeles trailed 14-3 before coming back to win 23-14 Los Angeles players awarded two game balls after the Baltimore game one to halfback and kick returner Cullen Bryant and the other to Harris This is the second week m a row he brought us back in the second half after we were on the brink of defeat," Coach Chuck Knox declared He showed poise when it was needed Knox sends in the plays to Harris but gives the quarterback the option of changing them at the line of scrimmage victory over the previously unbeaten Redskins A lot of people did some soul-searching last week Mr Mike McCormack put across his point very emphatically and we accepted what he said as constructive criticism, middle linebacker Bill Bergey said of the Eagles coach, who had charged his team with lacking a killer instinct Bergey led a charged-up defense that recovered three Washington fumbles and intercepted three passes Bills 38, Broncos 14 Buffalos O J Simpson piled up 138 yards and scored a touchdown against Denver That was no surprise The surprise was that Jim Braxton also went - show Chargers threw the ball on only four occasions three were completed. The, offense was as predictable as the, sunset. Sooner or later, they both go down. , Q Do you think the pass is more effective when used on first down? Fouts I think the pass is always more effective when you throw on first down, or whenever it is least expected. Q Do the Chargers throw often enough when it is not expected? Fouts No, I dont think so. Q Is that all the variety there is to the Charger offense Fouts Now youre getting into an area that I dont want to talk about. I know where you're heading. Thats a good question Q Do you know what some of the problems might be? Cont. On Page A-10, Col. I t , " I r Staff Photo by Larry Llttlafiald 1 game in San Diego Stadium. It was an indication of -things to come as Fouts completed only 3 of 13 passes against the Raiders, who struggled to a 6-0 victory. It was the third straight NFL loss for the Chargers. Harris did that twice in the fourth . quarter, and both times there were ' touchdowns first on a 25-yard run by Lawrence McCutcheon and second on his own 21-yard pass to Ron Jessie. McCutcheon was supposed to run to ; the strong side, but when 1 saw the defense, I audiblized and he went to the weak side," the quarterback said. On the Jessie touchdown, I was supposed to go around end But I saw the way they were defending, so I changed it. Against Baltimore, Harris threw 22 passes completed 16 for 294 yards and . two went for touchdowns the Rams, opening score on a 37-yard pass to Harold Jackson and the finale on the ; throw to Jessie Baltimore quarterback Bert Jones had put his club ahead with two touchdown passes (Summary, Page A-10) over the 100-yard mark with 102 and " scored three touchdowns on runs of three, 19 and four yards While Simpson got his yardage with his swivel-hipped bursts, Braxton piled 1 up his by bowling over safeties on charges up the middle Its the only way I can get my yards, Braxton said. "I m not that fast Steelers 42, Browns 6 We were bombed right out of our minds, Cleveland Coach Forrest Gregg groaned Terry Bradshaw and , Joe Gilliam did the bombing for Pitt- sburgh, combining for three touchdown passes m a 367-yard aerial assault against the winless Browns Jets 36, Patriots ? The Jets Joe Namath threw four;; Cont. On Page A-10, Col. 1

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