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Bench's Homers Pace Cincinnati in 9-7 Win By VlTO STELLINO UP! SpOfts writer Even when he was hitting .178 last week, Johnny Bench wasri't worried that his lung surgery in the off-season had tarnished any of his great baseball skills. "Maybe this will remove some ddubts in other people's minds but I didn't have any doubts," Bench said Wednesday night after he hit three homers in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phils. Since he had homered in his last at bat Tuesday night, he tied the major league record with four homers in four consecutive at bats. Bench finally ended his homer streak when he ground* ed out in the ninth inning. Me now has nine homers and is leading the National League with 26 RBIs. the three Bench homers drove in seven runs and all came off Steve Carlton. And, despite the Bench homers, Dave Concepcion got the game' winning blow when he tagged loser Barry Lersch for a two- run homer in the ninth to snap a 7*7 tie. Pete Rose, who scored in front of.-him* quipped, "my hands are sore from patting guys on the back at the plale." Even though he gave up the three homers, Manager Danny Ozark said that Carlton pitched well. "He made only one bad pitch on the first Bench homer," he,.said, "the others were good pitches and you fegfster-Mail SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Thursday, May 10, 1973 Page 33 can't blame a pitcher for that." In the other National League games, New York routed Atlanta, 8*1, St. Louis edged San Francisco, 3-1, Chicago beat San Diego, 9-2, and Los Angeles downed Pittsburgh 8-5. The Houston at Montreal game was rained out. In the American League, New York blanked Minnesota, 2-0, Detroit edged Kansas City, 4-1, Milwaukee beat Texas, 5-1, Cleveland routed California 103, and Oakland nipped Baltimore, 4-3, in 10 innings. Jerry Koosman boosted his record to 5-0 with a five-hitter as the Mets topped the Braves. Rusty Staub hit his fourth homer. Koosman blanked Hank Aaron, who was 0-for-4. Aaron has just 17 hits this season but eight have been homers. Ken Reitz' first big league homer, a two-run blast in the sixth inning, boosted St. Louis past San Francisco. The win snapped a four-game Card losing streak. Reggie Cleveland went 8 2-3 innings for his second win and Diego Segui got the save. Homers by Billy Williams, Randy Hundley and Rick Monday powered Chicago ovef San Diego. Burt Hooton pitched a six-hitter for the victory. Glenn Beckert stretched his hitting streak to 19 games. Los Angeles picked up five runs on just two hits in the fifth inning to beat Pittsburgh. Willie Crawford's two-run double was the key hit of the rally that included three walks. Manny Sanguillen and Bob Robertson hit two-run homers for the losers. Major League Standings National League East Chicago Pittsburgh New York Montreal Philadelphia St. LoUis w. I. pet. g.b. 16 13 .552 12 11 .522 1 14 14 .500 m 12 13 .480 2 11 15 .423 3% 6 20 .231 m West w. I. pet. g.b. San Francisco 23 10 .697 — Houston 20 11 .645 2 Cincinnati 18 11 .621 IVi Los Angeles 17 14 .548 5 Atlanta 10 18 .357 Wk San Diego 11 20 .355 11 Wednesday's Results St. Louis 3 San Francisco 1 Houston at Montreal, ppd., rain New York 8 Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 9 Phila 7 Los Ang 8 Pittsburgh 5, night Chicago 9 San Diego 2 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times E^T) St. Louis (Wise 3-1) at San Francisco (McDowell 0-0), 3:15 p.m. (Only game scheduled) Friday's Games. New York at Pitts, night Philadelphia at Chicago Montreal at St. Louis, night San Diego at Atlanta, night Cincinnati at Houston, night Los Angeles at San Fran,! night American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Detroit 13 14 .481 Milwaukee 12 13 .480 Cleveland 13 15 .464 % Baltimore 12 14 .462 % New York 12 14 .462 % Boston 10 14 .417 Vh West w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 16 6 .727 — Kansas City 17 11 .607 2 California 13 11 .542 4 Oakland 14 14 .500 5 Minnesota 11 12 .478 5'/ 2 Texas 9 14 .391 m Wednesday's Games Cleveland 10 California 3 New York 2 Minnesota 0 Detroit 4 Kansas City 1 y Milwaukee 5 Texas 1 Oakland 4 Baltimore 3 (Only games scheduled) Thursday's Games (All Times EDT) Chicago (Wood 7-2) at California (Singer 5-1), 11 p.m. Oakland (Odom 0-5) at Texas (Paul 3-1), 8:30 p.m. Detroit (Coleman 6-1) at Kansas City (Simpson 2-2), 8:30 p.m. Cleveland (Tidrow 3-4) at Boston (Lee 2-0), 7:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Major League Leaders National League g. ab r. h. pet. 79 12 31 .392 57 12 22 Maddx, SF :22 Farly, Mtl 22 Watsn, Hou 31 Snguiln, Pit 24 Santo, Chi 27 Strgel, Pit 20. Cncpcn, Cin 24 Cardenl, Ch 28 Szmre, St.L 15 386 ffr 9 22 .373 111 22 41 .369 106 18 37 .349 98 15 34 .347 81 23 28 .346 94 19 32 .340 105 23 35 .333 54 6 18 .333 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Kelly, Chi 14 50 13 23 .460 Krkptrk, KC 21 76 19 29 .382 Holt, Min 18 58 5 22 .379 Vlntne, Cal 24 97 11 34 .351 Munsn, NY 26 94 14 33 .351 Hortn, Det 18 69 11 24 .348 AHL Standings (Finals) (Best of Seven) w. I. gf ga Cincinnati 3 0 17 9 Nova Scotia 0 3 9 17 Wednesday's Result Cincinnati .3 Nova Scotia 0 Thursday's Game (No game scheduled) Freehn, Det 22 87 9 30 .345 Johnsn, Tex 23 90 7 29 .322 Hndrsn, Chi 22 84 13 27 .321 Blmbrg, NY 16 47 7 15 .318 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 10; Bench, Cin 9; Aaron, Atl, Wynn, Hou and Bonds, SF 8. American League: Mayberry, KC and Tenace, Oak 8; May, Mil 7; Cepeda, Fisk and Petrocelli, Bos, Melton, Chi, Spikes, Clev and Bando, Oak 6. Runs Bqtted In National League: Bench, Cin 26; Watson, Hou and Bonds, SF 25; Oliver, Pitt 24; Evans, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 22. American League: Mayberry, KC 28; Melton, Chi 23; Tenace, Oak 21; Cepeda, Bos, May, Mil and Jackson, Oak 18. Pitching National League: Koosman, NY 5-0; Billingham, Cin 5-1; Sosa, SF 4-0; Grimsley, Cin and Reuss, Hou 4-1; Hooton, Chi, Barr and Marichal, SF 4-2; Carlton, Phil 4-4. American League: Wood, Chi 7-2; Coleman, Det 6-1; Singer, Cal and Splittorff, KC 5-1; Holtzman, Oak 5-2. Pat Kelly Swings Hot Bat For Sox Bench Has Good Night After hitting his third home run of the night Philadelphia Tuesday night. Bench had a off Phils' pitcher Steve Carlton, Cincinnati's good night against Carlton with seven RBIs Johnny Bench, right, is met at home plate besides the homers as the Reds won 9-7. by teammate Pete Rose in their game at UNIFAX Colborn Throws 1-Hitter As Brewers Triumph 5-1 PRO LINE CLOSE-OUTS MEN'S & BOYS TWO TONE GOLF SHOES 2 PAIR $25 00 TITLEIST ALUMINUM 3 WOODS S1CA00 9 IRONS IOU X31 JOB SETS 9 IRONS $ BRAND NAME Ladies Wear Ladies PGA Short Clubs Aluminum (Special) 3 Woods — 8 Irons NEW and USED CLUBS INCLUDING BAG $2500 to $]QO°° Also Available Junior - Senior Clubs Both Left and Right Handed. CLUBS MADE TO ORDER BUNKER LINKS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - PHONE 343-8818 ©OIF COURSE By FRED McMANE Jim Colborn, a 25-year-old right-hander for the Milwaukee Brewers, was given his first start since opening day Wednesday night and tossed a one-hitter at the Texas Rangers as Milwaukee posted a 5-1 victory. Colborn had been banished to him both a no-hitter and a led his grounder and threw shutout. That came in the fifth inning when he grooved a fastball to Jeff Burroughs on a 3-1 pitch and the 22-yearlold outfielder clobbered it for his fifth homer of the year. In the only other American League games, Oakland edged Baltimore, 4-3, in 10 innings, the bullpen after his disastrous Detroit topped Kansas City, 4-1, wildly past first. He moved to third on a sacrifice and scored on Rudi's two-out smash off the right-centerfield fence. Jim Hunter went 9 2-3 innings for the A's to get his third win in four decisions. He was tagged for solo homers in the ninth by Al Bumbry and Rich Coggins. Norm Cash sparked the opening day performance when New York blanked Minnesota,!Tigers' victory over the Royals he allowed Baltimore six runs in five innings, and he felt the stint as a reliever was very beneficial. "It helps you to be in the bullpen. You learn how to pitch because when you come in you have to have it right away," Colborn said. "I knew I was gonna start this afternoon and I was so nervous today I couldn't believe it. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark to relax." Colborn made only one mistake in the game and it cost 2-0, and Cleveland trimmed California, 10-3. Dave May supported Colborn's pitching with a pair of home runs and designated hitter Bob Coluccio also hom­ ered as the Brewers tagged Dick Bosman with his fifth loss in seven decisions. Joe Rudi doubled home,Bill North with the winning run in the 10th to give the A's a victory over the Orioles. North reached second base when third baseman Brooks Robinson field- Norm Van Lier Acquitted On Two of Three Charges BEAVER, Pa. (UPI) — iresisting arrest, a conviction Norm Van Lier, a guard with;which carries a maximum the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association, was convicted Wednesday night of resisting arrest but acquitted on two other charges stemming from a fracas with police last summer. penalty of one year imprisonment and a $400 fine. Defense attorneys said they would appeal the conviction with a single, homer and sacrifice fly as Detroit gained revenge against Steve Busby, who had no-hitted the Tigers only 12 days ago. Jim Perry worked eight innings for Detroit to post his fourth victory in six decisions. A near free-for-all occurred in the seventh inning when both benches emptied onto the field following lan exchange between Perry and Kansas City's Lou Piniella. Perry decked Piniella with a pitch and on his next delivery Piniella let his bat fly in the direction of the mound. Ike Brown raced to second base and broke Piniella's bat on the artificial turf while players milled around. No one was ejected. New York's Fritz Peterson and Sparky Lyle combined to stop the Twins, with Lyle striking out three in two hitless innings of relief. Designated hitter Jim Ray Hart and Gene Michael drove in the Yankee By ED SA1NSBURY UPI Sports Writer CHICAGO (UPI) - It is amazing, Pat Kelly said, how much better he can see, swing the bat and observe the strike zone now that he is leading the American League in hitting. "I'm not doing a thing different than I did before," he said, "and I've gotten off to good starts before, but never this good." Kelly went on the road with the Chicago White Sox, leading the American League's Western Division, with a .460 batting average, far ahead of his nearest challenger and 199 points higher than his 1972 season performance. But he was inclined to discount the average since nothing has changed, except luck maybe. "I'm not hitting the ball at people," he said. Not Hitting Better "Last year I'd hit the ball as well, but it would be right Cubs Bomb Padres 9-2; Grab Lead By United Press International The Chicago Cubs were in undisputed possession of first place in the Eastern Division of the National League today- thanks to a six-hitter by Burt Hooten that carried them to a 9-2 victory over the San Diego Padres Wednesday night. The White Sox, with a day off Wednesday, held onto first place in the American League West. The Cubs, in a virtual first place tie with Pittsburgh going into Wednesday's action blasted three home runs on the way to victory. Billy Williams, Randy Hundley and Rick Monday each connected. The Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the first on Williams' third homer of the season, added two more in the fourth on Hundley's blast, and picked up three in the sixth and one each in the seventh and ninth innings. San Diego scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Cubs had the day off today, while the White Sox were to send Wilbur Wood (7-2) against California's Bill Singer (5-1) tonight. READ THE WANT ADS! at somebody. This year they're falling in, and I hope it keeps up. I'm seeing the ball good, I'm swinging good, but no better than I did before." Kelly, a lefthanded batter, has worked chiefly against right- handed pitchers, with John Jeter facing the southpaws. But Manager Chuck Tanner said he would have no hestitancy in starting Kelly against lefthand­ ers. "He hits lefthanders pretty well," Tanner said, "and he's started against some. I wouldn't be afraid to use him as a pinch hitter against lefthanders. But he's very valuable to me on the bench. He's got legs and I can use him as a pinch runner, or as a pinch hitter, or put him in for defense, and I would." Tanner believed that platoon- ing Kelly and Jeter was a benefit to both players too. "It gives them some rest, and I think maybe that's helped Kelly. He's better because of experience. He's drawn nine walks in 13 games and that shows he's watching the strike zone better." Agreed with Tanner Kelly agreed with that point. I'm swinging at more strikes," he said, "and maybe I'm seeing the ball better." • The hitting, and the White Sox success so far, has helped Kelly in the field too, he said. "I've never let hitting confuse my fielding," he said. "I've thought if I wasn't hitting, I'd make up for it in the field." Work, Tanner said, has made Kelly a good defensive right- fielder. "He's worked on his own," he said, "30 or 35 minutes extra day after day. He had some fielding problems when we got him, but we showed him how to do things and he's worked at it himself. "Now he's a defensive asset." Over-all* he's an asset too. Russians Defeat U. S. In Final Game of Series BALTIMORE (UPI) - The traveling basketball series between the U.S. and Russia wound up Wednesday night before a packed crowd in a brawling muscle match much like the other five games. Nine players fouled out and another was thrown out. Several players suffered bloody noses, cuts and scratches as the international rules under which the series was played allowed a much more violent game than the Americans normally play. The U.S. won the series four games to two but dropped Wednesday night's game, 72-64, in what Coach Bob Cousy called the "worst game we've played in the series." The Americans shot only 32 per cent from the floor and were edged in rebounds by a deceptive 34 to 31 margin. The aggressive Russians seemed to dominate the boards most of the night. The only statistical edge the) Americans had was in the number of turnovers, 15 to 25 for the U.S.S.R. The Russians ran up a 55-42 lead in the third quarter but Ernie DiGregorio, the game's j high scorer with 21 points, sparked an American rally that had closed the gap to 69-62 when the Providence guard fouled out. "By far this was the worst of our six games," Cousy said after the game. "This is the first time I thought we played bad. Maybe I should say they outbattled us. "They worked defense tougher tonight, which is wha't won four games, almost fivj, for us," he said. "The New: York game (won by the Americans in overtime Monday) was such an emotional game it took a lot out of us." Cousy said he wouldn't" play in another series witlw a European team unless half the games were played under NCAA rules. "In the Olympics you don't' have any choice but I wouldn't do it again in a series. Unless we send our best team to the next Olympics they'll beat us again because of their familiarity with the international rules," he said. Cousy and DiGregorio praised the Russians and seemed to accept the brawling, between the teams as part of the game. READ THE WANT ADS! Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 A Beaver County jury of i assault and battery and acquit- eight men and four women | ted of charges of rioting deliberated hours before returning the verdict against Van Lier's cousin, Thomas j runs with singles. Van Lier, 21, and James Oliver) Designated hitter Charlie Jr., 22, were convicted of j Spikes and Buddy Bell each drove in three runs for Cleveland as the Indians Van Lier and six co-defendants The jury acquitted Van Lier of riot and assault and battery charges but, found him guilty of Four other defendants—Van i spoiled Rudy May's bid for a Lier's brothers, David, 24, and fourth straight shutout. Spikes Gregory, 22, Oliver's brother, j collected a two-run double Tyrone, 18, and Joseph Wil- during a four-run first inning liams, 28—were acquitted of and Bell had a two-run single in riot charges. ! a four-run fifth. FALSTAFP 6 PK NR. 95c SCHLITZ 6 PK NR $1.09 HAMMS 12 Pk-Cons $2.38 BARTONS QT. 5th $3.99 BARCLAYS Qt $4.29 VERY OLD BARTON 5th $3.79 SEAGRAMS 7 5th $4.29 BACARDI RUM Qt $5.19 Ad Good Thru SAT., MAY 12, 1973 OPEN SUNDAY 1 P.M. - 6 P.M. BUDWEISER 6 Pk NR $1.00 BLUE RIBBON OLD STYLE 12 Pk Cons $2.19 MILLERS 12PkCons$2.19 KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN 5th $3.19 ANTIQUE 5th $3.99 MICHELOB 6 pk $1.59 WINDSOR CANADIAN Qt, $5.09 H. W. SCHNAPPS 5th $3.49 BUSCH 6 Pk Cons $1.00 DREWRYS OLD MILWAUKEE 6 Cons $1.05 BUD 12 Pk Cons $2.38 TEN HIGH IMPERIAL 5th $3.29 VODKA — GIN 5th $2.99 J. W. RED SCOTCH . 5th $6.19 J & B SCOTCH Vx Go). $14.95 VODKA Vi Gol. $7.99 MAIN LIQUOR 612 W. Main MART Ph. 343*4218 4

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