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Reds Beat Giants Twice, Take Over First tPl ^Sports Wfltef Jo6 Morgan Sunday l^d the National Leagtf« champion Cin* cinnati R«ds into first place in the West Division, by hitting two home runs, driving in tour runs, scoring three times and stealing five bases for an 114), 7*3 doubleheadef sweep .over the San Francisco Giants. "If we never see him again," said Giants' Manager Charlie Fox of Morgan, "it will be too soon." The Giants, though they lost their lead in the NL West, were lucky in one respect. They don't have to face the Reds and Morgan again until mid*June. Elsewhere, San Diego mpt a doubleheadef from Houston, ' 4 -0 and S-1, Los Angeles topped Atlanta, 6-2, Pittsburgh downed Montreal, 8-3, New York edged Philadelphia 2-1, and Oiicago outlasted St. Louis, 8-6. In American League action, Cleveland blanked Detroit, 7 -0, New York topped Boston, 6-2, Kansas City routed Chicago, 122, and Milwaukee edged Baltimore, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader before losing the nightcap, 5-4. Oakland at Minnesota was postponed be­ cause of rain and a doublefwad' er between California! and Texas also was washed out. The Reds beat Juan Marichal in the opener, chasing the veteran right-hander with a lour-run fourth, and Cincinnati went on to rough up four relievers, including slugger Dave Kingman, who in his two- inning debut as a pitcher, was touched for two runs as he walked four and gave up one hit. Don Gullett held the Giants to four hits in the opener and Jim McOlothlin, Pedro Borbon and •SPORTS Gatesburg, 111. April 16, 1973 Mon., Page IS Clay Carroll combined on an^ eight-hitter for the Reds in the nightcap. Mike Corkins pitched a four- hitter in the opener and Bill Greif turned in a two-hitter in the nightcap as the Padres swept a doubleheader from the Astros., Jerry Mwales and Fred Kendall hit homers for the Padres in the opener and Morales also contriboted a run- scoring plnch4iit double in the nightcap. Al Downing turned in a four- hitter and Von Joshua slammed a three-run homer as the Dodgers beat the Braves. One of the hits off Downing was a home run by Hank Aaron, his third this season and the 676th of his career. Joshua's homer highlighted a six-run, seventh- inning rally that tagged Gary Gentry with his first loss of the season. The Pirates collected 14 hits in downing the Expos, with Bob Robertson and Willie Stargell each collecting three. Stargell and Gene Alley contributed home runs to the attack in helping Dock Ellis to his second victory of the year. John Milner's two-run homer in the first inning and the clutch relief pitching of Tug McGraw enabled the Mets to edge the Phillies. Milner's third homer of the year came after a single by Felix Millan and tagged Jim Lonborg with his second loss of the year. McGraw saved rookie Harry Parker's first victory as a Met by aUowing the PhUIies only one hit over the final 1 1-3 innings. Joe Pepitone knocked in five runs with a single, homer and a double as the Cubs tagged the Cardinals with their seventh loss in eight games. Glenn Beckert also contributed a three-run double to Chicago's 13-hit attack. Ted Sizemore drove in four runs for the Cardinals with three hits. Blancas Holds On in Cold For Victory By DAVID MOFFIT UPI Sports Writer PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI) Homero Blancas' insistence that he can't play golf in cool weather almost proved his undoing. Blancas won the $150,000 Monsanto Open golf tournament Sunday, but only after he failed in his many attempts to give the victory to Frank Beard. The 33-yearrold Texan had five bogeys and only one birdie in a final-day 75 that should have bounced him out of winning here. But the somber Beard was just as generous, missing a short putt on the final green that would have forced a sudden death playoff. Blancas finished at 277 while Beard had a 72—278. "I knew I was in trouble before I started the round," the rotund Blancas moaned, when I saw how brisk it had turned off, it made me kind of nervous to begin with and I stayed nervous throughout the round." Blancas earned $80,000 here to move into 10th place on tliis year's money list - while Beard got $17,100, almost as much as he had earned previously this year. ^ "Of course, I was disappointed," said Beard. "But, considering how I had been playing the past six months, my showing here should help my confidence." Crampton needed a third- place finish here to move into the top place on this year's money list but finished well back in the pack when he skied to a 77-285 in the final round. Young Andy North wound up third with a 72-279. Two strokes farther back were Miller Barber, Bob Charles and Da\o Hill. Doug Sanders, who won hero twice before and might havo won again in 1966 if he had not forgotten to sign his scorecard, was tied for seventh place at 1- under-par 283 with Chuck Courtney and Lou Graham. That made a total of only nine golfers able to break par for 72 holes over the Pensacola Country Club course which usually produces a rash of low! scores. This year's scoring was blamed on Ixigh winds and hard, slick greens that refused to hold approach shots. PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI) — Final scores and moneywinnings In the $150,000 Monsanto Open Golf Tournament; Blancas Beard North Barber Charles Hill Courtney Graham Sanders Elder Irwin Kallam Marti Watson Wiechers $30,000 17,000 10,650: 6,200 6.200 6,200 4,424 4,425 4.425 3,075 3,075 3,075 3,075 3,075 3,075 67-69-66-75—277 72-66-68-7^—278 72-68^67-72—279 73-67r70-71—281 69-71-66-75—281 75-69-68-69—281 69-72-72-70—283 71-70-70-72—283 68-71-71-73—283 73-70-71-70—284 72-71-73-78—284 70-72-73-69—284 71-70-70-73—284 71-72-72-69-^284 72-60-73-70—284 lIlHii St. Louis Cardinal Luis Melendez dives back into second base head first as the Chicago Cubs' Don Kessinger takes the late throw from catcher Randy Hundley on a pickoff Pickoff Attempt Fails attempt in the sixth inning of their game at St. Louis Sunday. The Cubs defeated the Cards 8-6. UNIFAX Lakers Trip Bulls For Playoff Crown By IRA MILLER UPI Sports Writer The Los Angeles Lakers were on the verge of elimination Sunday night in the seventh game of their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series with the Chicago Bulls. They trailed, 92-91, in the last half-minute, and Chicago had the ball. Then Wilt Chamberlain blocked a shot by Norm Van Lier, threw a full-court pass to Gail Goodrich, who scored, and the Lakers had the lead for the first time in the second half. Jerry West added two foul shots with two seconds to go, Los Angeles won, 95-92, and moved into the Western finals beginning Tuesday night against Golden State. "I was just going after the man who had the ball," said Chamberlain, wiu> scored 21 points and grabbed 28 rebounds For your car your home your life CUH\ your health State Farm is all you need to know about insurance. See me. in the game. "The block and the pass were just reactions." While Los Angeles was just getting by, the Boston Celtics, Whose regular-season record was the best in the league, slaughtered the New York Knicks in the first game of the Eastern finals. The Celtics handed New York its worst defeat of the year, 134-108, but John Havlicek insisted the lopsided score "doesn't mean anytliing" because "they just got a bad one out of their system." West scored 27 points and Goodrich 22 to lead the Los Angeles offense but game honors went to Van Lier, who dumped In 28 before misfiring on his most important shot. Los Angeles will be heavily favored over Golden State, which fmished a distant second to the Lakers in its division but scored a stunning, six-game, first-round upset of the Milwaukee Bucks. The New York-Boston game simply was no contest and even Celtics Coach Tom Heinsohn said he was "surprised." "But," cautioned Heinsolui, "the same thmg could happen to us in New York," where the series resumes Wednesday night. Jo Jo White scored 30 points and Havlicek 26 for the Celtics By United Press International The Chicago Cubs outslugged the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday for a hard-earned 8-6 win at St. Louis, but the Chicago White Sox, for the third day in a row, had no luck at all at home against the red-hot Kansas City Royals, losing 12-5 in a game that saw the Sox down 9-0 after three innings. For the Cubs, Glenn Beckert doubled home tiiree runs in the seventh inning after Joe Pepitone knocked in five runs with a single, homer and a double. The Cubs went into the Major League Standings By United Press Internatioinal National League East Pittsburgh New York Chicago Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis w. 5 5 4 3 3 1 West w. I. 1 2 3 4 4 7 pet. .833 .714 .571 .429 .429 .125 pet. .700 .636 .455 .455 .400 .333 g.b. % 1% 2M! 5 g.b. 2^ 3 31 /4 Cincinnati 7 3 San Francisco 7 4 Houston 5 6 San Diego 5 6 Los Angeles 4 6 AtlanU 3 6 Saturd^'s Results Chicinnati 3 San Fran 0 Montreal 6 Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 4 St. Louis 1 Houston 8 San Diego 5 Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 1 Phila 7 New York 3 Sunday's Results New York 2 Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 8 Montreal 3 Chicago 8 St. Louis 6 Los Ajigeles 6 Atlanta 2 San Diego 5 Hous 1, 1st San Diego 4 Hous 0, 2nd Cinci 11 San Fran 0, 1st Cinci 7 San Fran 3, 2nd Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EST) Houston (Forsch 1-1) at Los Angeles (Sutton 0-2), 11 p.m. Cincinnati (Billingham l-O) at San Diego (Kirby 1-1), 10:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled) "Faesday's Games Philadelphia at Montreal Chicago at New Yoric Pitts at St. Louis, night Houston at Los Ang. night Cinci at San Diego, night Atla at San Fran, 2, twi-nite American League East Boston . Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee Cleveland New York Kansas City Minnesota California Chicago Texas Oakland w. 1. 4 1 pet. 6 3 2 3 3 West w. I. pet. 7 2 .778 2 4 4 5 5 .750 .429 .333 .375 .375 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 5 .571 .500 .333 .400 .286 g.b. 3 3 3 g.b. 2 2% 3^ 3 4 Saturday's Results Boston 3 New York 1 Oakland 2 Minnesota 1 Kansas City 3 Chicago 0 Baltimore 5 Milwaukee 1 Detroit 8 Cleveland 2 Calif at Texas, ppd, rain Sunday's Results Cleveland 7 Detroit 0 Milw 3 Baltimore 2, 1st Baltimore 5 Milw 4, 2nd New York 6 Boston 2 Kansas City 12 Chicago 2 Oakland at Minn., ppd, rain ' Calif, at Tex., 2, ppd, rain Today's Probable Pitchers (AU Times EST) Detroit (Lolich 0-2) at Boston (Pattin 1-0), 11 a.m. (Only game scheduled) Tuesday's Games Oakland at Kan City, night California at Minnesota Texas at Chicago Milw at Cleve, twilight New York at Bait, night Detroit at Boston seventh trailing 5-4. With one I out, Jose Cardenal singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Billy Williams walked, and Pepitone's double followed to tie the score. Paul Popovich was walked intentionally to load the bases and Beckert promptly cleared them with a double into the left-field corner off relief pitcher Wayne Granger. The Cubs totaled 13 hits for the afternoon, their biggest offense so far in 1973. Pepitone's fifth-inning, three - run homer was the first by a Cub this season. Bill Bonhan pitched 4 1-3 m- nings in relief of Burt Hooton to get the win for Chicago. John Andrews, who faced three batters in the top of the seventh before Granger replaced him and gave up Beckert's big hit, took the loss. The White Sox were the victims of four Royal homers, including an upper deck job by the shortest man in the major leagues, Freddie Patek, to open the game. Bill Melton came up with his first round-tripper of the year for the Sox, but it wasn't quite enough to offset a Kansas City barrage that totaled 14 hits. Mickey Wright Wins Meet 13 By JOE ST. AMANT PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (UPI) - Mickey Wright is a legend in women's golf—she even had a tournament named after her—and the legend came alive Sunday. Alive and kicking. The old pro came from five strokes off the pace in the final round of the richest ladies' tournament to date — the $135,000 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle—and shot a four-under-par 68 to win the $25,000 first prize. _ , . „ , "Just think," she said after-Wright won an additional $l,000four'16th hole. wards, "in 1962 I won tournaments and a total of $18,000. Women's golf has come a long way." Her 72-hole total was 284, four under par, at windswept Mission Hills Country Club. Joyce Kazmierski won $15,000 for second place with her 75— 286. She was the last to qualify for this tournament when she placed second in the Sears Classic and won $10,000, then her biggest paycheck. This tournament had all kinds for her 68, which was the low round of the day Sunday. Mary Mills, Handsboro, Mass., won a new car for her shot 10 inches from the pin on the par-three Uth hole. Altrea Gibson Darden, East Orange, N.J., won a car Saturday for her shot which was three feet, one inch from the pin at No. 17. Carol Mann, Towson, Md., who won the Sears Classic, was in contention with the top two in the final nine but she took a Joining Patek in the Royals' home run parade were Hal McRae, Ed Kirkpatrick and John Mayberry. Patek had three hits and three RBIs for the afternoon. The Sox came to life with four runs in the seventh innuig off winning pitcher Steve Busby. Melton's homer, the first since last June 17th for the 1971 American League home run king, keyed the rally. But it wasn't nearly enough to scare the Royals, who had already amassed their 12 runs by the time the home team first dented the scoreboard. Sharks Face Elimination In WHA Division Playoffs of goodies for the ladies. Miss triple bogey seven on the par- Starting and losing pitcher Stan Bahnsen was shelled for five runs in the inning and a third he worked. He was relieved by Rich Gossage, who didn't fare any better yielding a total of four runs in one inning pitched. Steve Stone, Cy Acosta and Terry Forster also saw action on the mound for the Sox. The Kansas City win capped a three - game sweep of tlieir weekend series with the Sox. Both the White Sox and the Cubs had today off to prepare for Tuesday's games, which will pit the Texas Rangers against the Sox at Sox Park and send the Cubs to Shea Stadium to take on the New York Mets. By United Press International The Los Angeles Sharks return home today facing elimination at the hands of the Houston Aeros, who hold a 3-2 edge in the West Division playoffs of the World Hockey Association. series Rangers In 5-4 who shot 57 per cent from the i themselves tied, 1-1, with their By United Press International The New York Rangers were unable to get out of their own way Sunday. As a result, they find 3-0 lead, needed a goal by Dick Aid Opponents^ Scoring Plf^yt>ff Loss to Hawks The best-of-seven resumes Tuesday. Two power-play goals in the first period by Frank Hughes carried the Aeros to a 6-3 win over Los Angeles in Houston Sunday night. Hughes opened the scoring at \M, with assists by Larry Lund and Poul Popiel, and then scored again on assists from the same players. Popiel slapped a shot in unassisted from 15 feet at 9:18 while Houston was a player Fight Scheduled NEW YORK (UPI) - Third- ranked middleweight Rodrigo Valdes of Colombia, South America, takes on Kim Booker of Oakland, Calif., in a 10-round feature fight Monday night at New York's Felt Forum. short to close out the Aero's period scoring. Gary Veneruzzo hit the nets at 16:27 and Earl Heiskala at 10:02 to supply the Shark scores. Houston then tallied with one goal each in the remaining periods, while Los Angeles could only come up with one to preserve the win. In the only other WHA playoff activity Sunday, Norm Beaudin scored three goals and assisted on four others as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Fighting Saints, 8-5, and won their World Hockey Association first-round playoff series 4 games to 1. Bill Sutherland, filling in at center on Winnipeg's No. 1 line for the injured Chris Bordeleau, scored two goals and had four assists and- playing • coach Bobby Hull had four assists to spark the Jets' offense. Bob Ash, Ab McDonald and Joe Zanussi also scored goals for Winnipeg. Mel Pearson scored two goals, Keith Christiansen, Mike Antonovich and Ted Hampson one apiece for Minnesota. Dennis Hull and defenseman Pat Stapleton accounted for two goals each for Chicago but the Hawks, after blowing an early sometimes they don't," the straight-faced Stapleton said of his two first-period goals. STATE FARM Insurance Companies Mom« Offices: Bloominoton, Illinois BUD NELSON field. M3-UM m N. Henitersto For A Special Occasion Noed a Special Car? RENT ONE FROM US! • Easy % Economical # Quick Daily . . Weekly . . Monthly GAIESBURG UNCOIN • MERCURY 120 N. Bread 343-4121 I Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Chicago Black Hawks shifting to New York for game No. 3 Tuesday night. In contrast to the Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to be in the right place at the right time go one-up on tlie Canadiens, thanks to Rick MacLeish 's goal after 2:56 of overtime. "Our coach Fred Shero Rod Gilbert scored twice advised me if I got close Redmond late in the second^ while Jean Ratelle and Bill enough to (Montreal goalie period to insure their victory injFairbairn also talhed for the,Ken Dryden) 1 should just shoot ^ 'Rangers, who outsliot the|the puck high and it worked Hawks for the game, 32-29. The Jets were trailing, 3-2, I early in the second period when A victory for Valdes, who has;they struck for four decisive won his last 14 fights over a three year period, would move the 27-year old contender one step closer to a title match with champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina. Valdes, who has 27 KO's to his credit, carries a 444-2 record into the ring against Booker. goals. Mild TOMORROW Time to bnilate WHITE'S PRONE 34^«1IS the nationally televised contest. Stapleton scored his goals in the opening period and both came of shots from the point deflected by Ranger defense- men Jim Neilson and Brad Park. Stapleton also help set up the game-winner when his shot Saturday night when "they upset!from the point was deflected by all 10 Ranger shots in the final the Montreal Canadiens, 5-1, in Redmond past Ranger goalie session. Gil'^rt's second goal with less than three minitfes remaining m the middle period enabled New York to close within 5-4, but Hawks' goalie Tony Esposito managed to turn aside overtime, to win the opening Gilles Villemure who game of the other semifinal ireplaced Ed Giacorain in the because I saw him come out of his net a iitUe," said MacUisb. "I wasn't prepared wfaen MacLeish took that shot at ma in overtime," said Dryden. "He suprised me with that shot but he is a great opportunist. I guess I was too tired iMit I'll be ;well rested for the next game. had The Flyers, who set a regular i There's no excuse for that playoff. The second game will be played Tuesday night in MontreaL nets for New York after the first period. "Sometunes they go in axtd season team record for penalty minutes, were on their best behavior and took only five penalties, but «tiU maM«ed to overtime goal against JPB . I guess you have to told U to tb« Flyers becau$» tb$^ took advantage o( linl gpfMitUB^." NEED SIDING? We Inbfall All Kinds Vinyl, Steel and Alunninum Guaranteed to Meet or Beor All Pncei EVEN THOSE SPEC­ IAL PRICES Cull Ui, Wc W/ll Not Call You Phone 309-342-5758

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