Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on May 25, 1978 · Page 26
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26 Santa Cruz Sentinel Thursday, May 25, 1978 o fe y Giants Win, 2-0 Harris Turns Boos To Cheers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several San Francisco Giants were in the running or goat-of-the-game honors. Going, Going Gone Home plate umpire Eric Gregg tells Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda to button up as he complained about the fifth inning ejection of catcher Steve Yeager in an argument over a called ball in Wednesday night's game in San Diego. Lasorda persisted in his argument and Gregg left no doubt about Lasorda's fate. The Padres won, 9-3. (AP Laserphoto) Giants Radio Friday: 7:30 p.m., KSFO (560) The Candlestick Park fans were booing Manager Joe Altobelli and also the pinch-hitter he sent to the plate, Vic Harris, in the sixth inning. You'd think the Giants had lost, rather than won, eight straight home games. Then Harris turned the boos to cheers, delivering a pinch-hit, two-run single that made pitcher John Montefusco and the Giants 2-0 winners over the Houston Astros Wednesday. No Major Changes Vows Bullets Coach Caldwell, You nt Kayo A's, 7-1 Bullets guard Kevin Grevey, who suffered a sprained left ankle late in Sunday's game but expects to play tonight, feels that playing before the expected capacity crowd of 19,035 at the Capital Centre should help Washington. "Their fans got behind them and got them fired up, which helped Seattle come back," Grevey said. "It should work the same way with our fans." Seattle Coach Lenny Wilkens, facing the next two games of the series on the road, understandably has tried to play down the home-court advantage. "The home fans are nice," he said. "But we're all professionals. We've proven we can win on the road or we . wouldn't have gotten this far." regular season, managed just three baskets in the second half in Sunday's 106-102 loss to Seattle in the opener of their best-of-seven playoff final. Part of the reason, say the Washington forwards, is that Seattle's 7-foot-l center Marvin Webster, was able to slough off Bullets' pivot man Wes Unseld and clog the middle. "It's nothing new," said Dandridge. "Other teams just leave Wes alone and have their center double-team us inside. If Wes can't be more of an offensive threat, we should use Mitch more. That would open up things inside." "They can't gang up on us when Mitch is in there," agreed Hayes. "When he has the ball at the top of the key, they have to respect him because he can hit that shot." But replacing Unseld, who excels at rebounding and setting picks but is a weak outside shooter, with Kupchak, who is more aggressive offensively, is not the answer according to Motta. "We won't try anything different," he said. "People have been playing us the same way all year. We didn't see anything new on Sunday. There were no surprises. In maybe 60 of our 82 games, teams played us that way fronting Hayes and Dandridge and dropping off on Unseld." Motta says the answer lies with the Bullets themselves. "We have the capability to counter the things Seattle did," he said. "I'm not worried about Seattle. When the Bullets play right, nobody can beat us. Half of the time, we're our own worst enemy." LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Washington Bullets Coach Dick Motta says he plans no major changes for tonight's second game of the National Basketball Association championship series against the Seattle SuperSonics, although two of his top players have offered a suggestion. NBA Playoffs TV Tonight: 6 p.m., Channel 5 (CBS) Forwards Elvin Hayes and Bobby Dandridge say a bigger role for reserve center Mitch Kupchak could be the key to unclogging the middle and opening ;p Seattle's defense. Hayes and Dandridge, the Bullets' top two scorers, who combined to average 39 points per game during the OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -Mike Caldwell pitched a six-hitter and Robin Yount drove in three runs as the Milwaukee Brewers stopped the faltering Oakland A's 7-1 Wednesday night and knocked them out of first place for the first time since April 25. A's Radio Friday: 5:30 p.m., KNEW (910) Caldwell, 4-3, gave up a double to Mitchell Page in the first inningand didn't allow another hituntil Glenn Burke singled and pinch-hitter Steve Staggs douled with one out in Canadiens One Game Away From Stanley Cup BOSTON (AP) - "It's like a chance again," he said Wednes "I love the fans. But I'd hate to think I had to do what they wanted after I've spent 30 years learning about this game," Altobelli said with a smile later. "I love my wife, but she doesn't know too much about baseball either." There were earlier boos for Mike Ivie, who dropped a fly ball in left field, and catcher Mike Sadek who dropped two foul popups. "It's nice to have days when things like that don't hurt you," said Astros Manager Bill Vir-don whose third baseman, Enos Cabell, made a fatal error in the sixth. "That's when you know you're going well." Montefusco, 4-2, had allowed only three hits and had struck out seven batters through six innings. The critical fans didn't know he was bothered slightly by a pulled back muscle. "It's just a strain in the lower back, I'll be all right for the Dodgers," Montefusco said. "But when the time came to pinch hit, I could understand the move. And it was good to see Vic get the game-winning hit." Gary Lavelle pitched the final three innings to record his seventh save. Houston's starting pitcher, Floyd Bannister, left after five innings because of tightness in his arm, but said later, "I feel fine now. I think I just threw a few too many pitches in my last inning. I don't know if I can blame it on cold weather. I've never pitched in Candlestick before." Runners were on first and second base, through an error and a walk, went Harris went to the plate, with one hit in his previous 33 at-bats, to face reliever Ken Forsch, 1-2. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, Harris looped a single to center. "It was a big lift for me because I felt I hadn't been contributing offensively," said utility player Harris. "I was in a slump because I was pressing a lot." With their ninth straight victory at Candlestick, the Giants protected their one-game lead in the National League West. The three-game series with the Astros ends today, and the Los Angeles Dodgers come in Friday night for a weekend series expected to attract more than 100,000 fans. have contained the powerful ferent, "explained Montreal de-Montreal attack and have won fenseman Larry Robinson, who all seven playoff games that scored the first goal in Tuesday have been. held this season. The night's 4-1 Montreal triumph. Canadiens' advantage is "The first game was fairly mnmpntnnv thpv have won wide open, the second saw consecutive titles and want to the sixth. Caldwell struck out Page and got Mario Guerrero o a grouner to end the threat He lost his shutout when Page homered in the ninth. Oakland's defeat, couple with California's 4-1 victory over Chicago, dropped the surprising A's into second place in the American League West, five percentage points behind the Angels. It was the A's 12th setback in the last 17 games and their second in a row since Bobby Winkles quit as manager Tuesday and was replaced by Jack McKeon. The Brewers took advantage of three Oakland errors to score five runs against starter Pete Broberg. An error in the first inning gave Milwaukee a run and the Brewers scored four more in the third with the aid of two more Oakland errors. Sixto Lezcano drove in two of the runs with a double and another scored when Yount reached on an error by short-,stop Guerrero. The Brewers scored their final two runs off Rick Langford in the fifth inning. Yount singled to score SalBan-do, who had walked, and Lezcano, who singled. . The loss was Oakland's 12th in 15 games against left-handed starting pitchers. Caldwell, who pitched his fourth complete game of the season, struck out five and walked only one. Page had two of the Oakland hits and two others were by pinch hitters. Milwaukee sent nine batters to the plate in its four-run third innning. Charlie Moore led off with a double a Paul Molitor reached on an error that scored Moore. Cecil Cooper singled and Sal Bando walked to load the bases. Ben Oglivie popped out but Lezcao doubled to score two runs and Dave May was given an intentional walk to reload the bases. Langford replaced Broberg and Yount reached on an error that allowed Bando to score. Don Money then hit into a double play to end the inning. Cashman, no worry about the calls referee Andy Van Hellemond might make during the game. "It's either go out and play and win or get out the golf clubs," said Cashman, who added, "If we win this game, it all comes down to a one-game series for the Stanley Cup." The advantage for the Bruins is that the game will be played at Boston Garden, where they A Boston victory would send the series back to Montreal for a decisive seventh game Saturday night. i "But without tomorrow, there won't be no Saturday," said Bruins right wing Rick Middleton, who went on to explain the significance of a Canadian youngster having his name etched on the historic Stanley Cup. "You might never get the tug of war," said Montreal left wing Steve Shutt. "It's getting near the end, now, and everyone's got to dig down a little deeper." Shutt's" Canadiens need only to dig for one more victory over the Boston Bruins. A triumph in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series tonight would bring Montreal its 20th National Hockey League championship. day. "This is my first real chance at it, since last year we went out in four straight. It would be so nice for guys like Jean Ratelle, guys who have been around for a while. And for the rookies, it's a nice way to start off. We'll get it if we deserve it." There will be no need for inspirational charges from Coach Don Cherry, no rah-rah speeches from captain Wayne become the first NHL team since the 1962-64 Toronto Maple Leafs to win three in a row. But no one is predicting what form the game will take, "All the games have been dif- Official Scoring Error Brings About Changes That's both good news and more hitting, in the third there was a lot of body contact, and more in the fourth. But in the fifth, nothing really got started until the third period." That was when the final three fights broke out with 21 seconds remaining, resulting in the last 30 of the 106 penalty minutes assessed by referee Dave Newell. The officiating provoked much protest from the Bruins, who received 62 minutes of punishment. "But there's been enough said about it," said Boston right wing Bobby Schmautz. "There's nothing you can do. The people that paid $18 didn't come to see Newell stand there and call penalties, but they beat us 4-1 and now we have to win." In some spare room at Boston Garden, the Stanley Cup will be removed from its protective packaging and. made ready for presentation to the Canadiens. It will return to Montreal Friday, either to await the seventh game or to be the central figure in a championship parade. timing and scoring crew. Prior to this year's race, it was announced that the chief of that division, Dick Sauer, was also being replaced. No reasons were given. The net result is a wider role this year for regular timing and scoring officials of the U.S. Auto Club, the sanctioning body for racing at Indianapolis. more than three the scoring pylon showed Foyt one lap down. Some confusion followed; the scoreboard was finally adjusted, putting Foyt back up with the leaders. The reason for the change was not announced. No error was acknowledged. However, personnel changes resulted immediately in the. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -A.J. Foyt wouldn't be going for his fifth victory in the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday if someone hadn't caught an official scoring error made last year while he was going for No.4. At one point during his drive to the unprecedented victory no other driver in the 61-year history of the race has won are 1, 7 and 71. "If they're all running together out on the track, no one is ever gonna be able to tell who's who,"- moaned an official of ABC, which is taping the race for a same-day delayed telecast. Andy Granatelli to this day claims Jimmy Clark won the 1966 Indy 500 for him. He said in his autobiography that Al Un-ser, driving an identical team car, was given credit for one of Clark's laps. He also claims officials admitted the error to him but prevailed on him not to protest the finish "for the good of the event." New England Tea Men Outkick SJ Earthquakes J bad news for some members of the racing community. The regular crew should help in identification problems; it's harder to read the numbers on cars going by at 220 mph if you're unfamiliar. with the cars in the first place. Identification is expected to be more of a problem this year because there are so many cars that look alike and are painted similarly (dark colors and blues are very popular). The regular crew also scores two other 500-milers during the year, as well as a variety of other races. It's a regular business with them. But there have been complaints about USAC scoring this season. In fact, results of three of the four Indianapolis car, races so far in 1978 have been disputed. Protesters include the Penske team and In-terscope Racing, whose cars comprise the front row for Sunday's $1 million race. Two-car or three-car teams seem to cause the most problems. Foyt and teammate George Snider have almost identical orange Coyotes. Spike Gehlhausen and John Mahler start side by side in twin blue and yellow team cars. The worst are the three Penske cars. All matching red, white and blue, their numbers The intelligent alternative. Before buying BMW, Audi, Volvo, Saab, Peugeot, or Porsche .. . Come Test Drive A Lancia Beta Cosmos. The Rogues .had lost nine straight matches before picking up their first victory last Saturday. Vanco Balevski scored two goals as the Toronto Metros Croatia defeated the Seattle Sounders 3-1. Mike Stojanovic and Pat Ercoli powered Rochester to its second shutout in a row as the Lancers whipped Tulsa 3-0. David Irving's first half goal was all Fort Lauderdale needed in a hard-fought defensive game as the Strikers defeated the California Surf 1-0. Carl Heinz Graitza banged home a direct kick for his second goal of the game a 2-1 victory for the Chicago Sting over Detroit. Chico Hamilton, Ron Futcher and Alan Willey scored goals as the Minnesota Kicks defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-2 in a match before 10,591 at Tampa Stadium. Tony Bellinger scored the final goal in a tiebreaker shootout to give the Dallas Tornado a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Aztecs. Goalie Mick Poole blocked three Washington attempts in a shootout as the Portland Timbers downed the Washington Diplomats 2-1 for their fifth straight victory. By The Associated Press When Mike Flangan starts something, he finishes it. That's precisely what the North American Soccer League's leading soccer did Wednesday night while guiding the New England Tea Men to another victory. ' Set up by Keith Weller and Brian Alderson, Flanagan scored his 11th goal of the season with the match just 51 seconds old. Then he nailed down the 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes with another goal on an assist by Dennis Wit at 89:40. Roger Gibbons, set up by Weller and Wit, gave New England a 2-0 lead at 36:19 and the Tea Men went on to their seventh victory in nine decisions. New England leads the American Conference's Eastern Division with 59 points in the team's first year. San Jose averted a shutout on Paul Child's goal at 74:05. x The game was one of nine in the NASL Wedesday night. In other action, Tony Fields' goal at 39:31 of the first half led the Memphis Rogues to a 1-0 shutout over the defending NASL champion Stompers Name Interim Coach OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Stompers named Ken Bracewell, 41, interim head coach Wednesday. He replaces Mirko Sto-janovic, fired by the North American Soccer League team on May 16. Bracewell played several seasons in the NASL and has coached teams in Atlanta and Denver. Bracewell, who has been living in Great Britain, is expected to coach the Stompers at least through the rest of this season. And General Manager Dick Berg said, "We may well have found the right man that coold serve in our organization for 10 years." Lancia Sedan THE UNUA BETA SEDAN Wadkins Is Seeking Turn Around 49ers Sign Draft Picks SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -The San Francisco 49ers have signed Bruce Threadgill, a quarterback-defensive back candidate from Mississippi State, and defensive tackle Archie Reese of Clemson to National Football League contracts, General Manager Joe Thomas announced Wednesday. Both were fifth-round choices in this year's NFL draft. LEASE J158iff Purchase for $7865.10 or lease on 48 month lease at $158.36 per mo. with total cash prepayment of only $294.00. Total of payments $7601.28. Estimated value at termination of lease $3290.77. I.D. 82PCB6504672. Sale ends May 31, 1978 Quality Automotive one of only eight players with more than $100,000 in earnings this season, is one of the top contenders for the $40,000 first prize. Irwin won this event in 1975 and 1977. There was no Atlanta Classic two years ago. Other strong challengers include Jack Nicklaus, Masters champion Gary Player, U.S. Open winner Hubert Green and Tom Watson, this year's leading money winner who is seeking his fourth victory of the season. Player also has won three titles this year, all Irwin set the tournament scoring record in 1975'with a 17-under-par 271 on the hilly, 6,883-yard Atlanta Country Gub course. Nicklaus also owns consecutive Atlanta Classic victories in 1973 and 1974 and he won on the this course in 1976 in the first Tournament Players Championship, Nicklaus lost this title in a playoff with veteran Gardner Dickinson in 1971, so it is a course on which the game's top player has enjoyed considerable success. Irwin is confident. "You like to feel you can win any ournament you play," he said ATLANTA (AP) - "It doesn't take but two or three good ones and you are back in business," says Lanny Wadkins, the 1977 PGA champion. "I guess you have to be patient," he added. "I'm just not playing well. The only consolation is there is plenty of the year left." Wadkins, who ranks only 63rd on this year's PGA money list with $23,702, hopes to turn around his game today against an elite field which began today jn the 200,000 Atlanta Golf Clas-sic Hale Irwin, winless this year but MINI-STORAGE 318 RIVER ST. S.C. 425-7700 Service 427-2323 Sales 908 Ocean St. LANCIA "Th Dealer That Sarvk. Built" a row.

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