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Cars Ready for Indy '• INDIANAPOLIS, tod. (UPI) — It was quiet even in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday night. The racing fraternity deserted the Speedway for the annual mechanics banquet, the final social event before the 33-car field rolls down the starting line Monday in the $l-million Indianapolis 500-mile race. Since George Snider became the final qualifier for the Memorial Day classic last Sunday, the 2V&-mile oval has been closed for practice except for a three-hour carburetion test period Thursday. Mechanics have devoted the week to cleaning the highly sophisticated vehicles that compose the fastest field in the history of the Speedway. Engines have been scrutinized (jalesburg fegfster-Mail SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., SAT., MAY 28, 1973 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 to eliminate mechanical failures that would force the cars out of the 57th annual race. Although some of the cars touched the track Thursday in excess of 190 miles per hour with full fuel loads, several observers contend the race speeds will be considerably slower in an effort to conserve fuel and the attrition rate of the engines and cars. Last year, several cars nan out of fuel before the race ended. Defending champion Mark Donohue, starting on the outside of the front row where he joins pole sitter Johnny Rutherford and 1968 winner Bobby Unser, is the 9-5 favorite. If Donohue falters, two of his Roger Perteke racing teammates, Gary Bettenhausen and Nascar ace Bobby Allison, are expected to take up the chase for the checkered flag. Larger teams are becoming more frequent among the top competitors at the Speedway as owners and entrants attempt to increase their chances of winning. Unser, driving for former driving ace Dan Gurney, has Jerry Grant and Watly Dallenbach as stablemates, all in Gurney-built Eagles fit is Donohue. USAC defending driving champ Joe Leonard, 1969 winner Mario Andretti and Al Unser, winner in 1970 and 1971, are teammates in the VEL- Pairnelli Jones stable. Despite fuel concerns and the strain placed on the drivers and their machines, the race Monday could be the fastest in history, perhaps the first run under three hours. Last year, the race average was just under 163 mp.p.h,, as Donohue took the checkered flag in 3 hours, 4 minutes and 5 seconds. Nicklaus in 4-Stroke Lead Harrelson Wins Race Bud Harrelson (3) of the New York Mets wins race to first base as Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Claude Osteen (23) misses the tag during the game at Los Angeles Friday. Al- Major League Standings National League By United Press International East w. 1. pet. g .b. Chicago 25 17 .595 New York 20 18 .526 3 Montreal 17 19 .472 5 Pittsburgh 16 19 .457 5% Philadelphia 16 24 .400 8 St. Louis 14 24 .368 9 West w. 1. pet. g .b. Houston 27 18 .600 — San Francisco 28 19 .596 — Cincinnati 25 17 .595 Los Angeles 25 19 .568 2 Atlanta ,17 24 .415 8% San Diego 16 28 .364 10 <2 Friday's Results Houston 7 Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 4 Atlanta 1 Chicago 7 Cincinnati 2 Los Angeles 6 New York 4 Phila 8 San Diego 1 Montreal 5 San Fran 2 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Houston (Forsch 4-4) at Pittsburgh (Briles 1-4), 8 p.m. Atlanta (Niekro 3-1) at St. Louis (Gibson 2-5), 9 p.m. Chicago (Pappas 1-3) at Cincinnati (Grimsley 4-3), 2:15 p.m. New York (Parker 4-0) at Los Angeles (Dawning 5-1), 11 p.m. Philadelphia (Lonborg 2-5) at San Diego (Caldwell 2-5), 6 p.m. Montreal (Moore 3-2) at San Francisco (Bryant 6-3), 3:15 p.m. Sunday's Games Houston at Pittsburgh Atlanta at St. Louis Chicago at Cincinnati New York at Los Angeles Phila at San Diego, 2 Montreal at San Francisco American League East w. 1. pet. gb. Detroit 22 20 .524 — New York 21 21 .500 1 Baltimore 17 19 .472 2 Boston 17 20 .459 IVi Cleveland" 19 23 .452 3 Milwaukee 13 22 .450 3 West w. 1. net. g.b. Chicago 24 14 .632 — California 22 17 .564 2% Kansas City 24 20 545 3 Minnesota 21 18 .538 3% Oakland 23 20 .535 3% Texas 12 26 .316 12 Friday's Games New York 9 Texas 7 Detroit 1 Oak 0,13 inns California 5 Milwaukee 3 Kan City 5 Minn 4, 10 inns Cleveland 8 Chicago 3 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Boston (Tiant 5-4) at Kansas City (Garber 3-1), 8:30 p.m. Baltimore (Cuellar 1-5) at Minnesota (Woodson 3-2), 9 p.m. Cleveland (Tidrow 4-5) at Cliicago (Bahnsen 6-3), 9 p.m. California (May 4-4) at Milwaukee (Colborn 4-1), 2:30 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 9-2) at Detroit (Fryman 24), 1:30 p.m. Texas (Stanhouse 04) at New York (Stottlemyre 64), 2 p.m. Sunday's Games Boston at Kansas City Baltimore at Minnesota Cleveland at Chicago California at Milwaukee Oakland at Detroit Texas at New York though Harrelson scored later in the inning, the Dodgers went on to win 64. UNIFAX Bob Locker Saves Game For Reuschel ATLANTA (UPI) - Jack Nicklaus appears to have a commanding lead in the Atlanta Golf Classic, but runner-up Tom Weiskopf insists "he can be beaten.'' However, Weiskopf is quick to add, "It's going to take a couple of super rounds by myself or someone close to me to do it." Nicklaus, gunning for his fourth victory of '73 in just 10 tournament appearances, went into today's third round of this $150,000 outing four strokes ahead of Weiskopf, a former Ohio State schoolmate—and six ahead of his next nearest pursuers. Hitting every fairway and every green with robot-like precision, Nicklaus shot a 6- under-par 66 in Friday's second round and reached the halfway mark of the Classic at 11-under- par 133, tying a record Weiskopf set here three years ago. Weiskopf, who admitted to being stunned "when I saw that 11 under on the board before I started," said he "figured that if I went out and shot a real good score, I might make it interesting." He shot 67-137 and let it be. known he doesn't figure Nicklaus has locked up that $30,000 check he needs to regain first place on this year's money list from absent Bruce Crampton. "1 don't think I'm out of it or some of the guys behind me either," said Weiskopf. "Don't forget, Jack had a 134 in the first two rounds here last year and then shot 75-76. Major League Leaders By United Press International Leading Batters National League g. ab r. h. pet. Lopes, LA 33 110 18 40 .364 Rbnsn, Phil 29 92 16 33 .359 Maddox, SF 34 125 15 44 .352 Santo, Chi 39 141 22 49 .348 Watsn, Hou 45 159 34 54 .340 Mathws, SF 39 118 15 40 .338 Mota, LA 29 104 12 35 .337 Cash, Pit 27 116 20 39 .336 Goodsn, SF 36 123 14 41 .333 Grubb, SD 36 120 19 40 .333 Torre, St.L 34 120 15 40 .333 American League g. ab r. ta. pet. Blmbrg, NY 28 82 14 31 .378 c W Where I is I" YOU ALL I COME" Kkptk, KC 35 129 27 45 .349 Hart, NY 25 88 12 30 .341 Kelly, Chi 27 100 20 33 .330 Fisk, Bas 35 126 17 40 .317 D.Allen, Chi 38 136 25 43 .316 Skns, Det 24 76 11 24 .316 Munsn, NY 41 147 21 46 .313 Carew, Min 38 142 26 44 .310 Holt, Min 32 100 11 31 .310 Home Runs National League: Aaron, Atl and Stairgell, Pitt 12; Evans, Atl and Bench, Cin 11; Wynn, Hou and Bonds, SF 10. American League: Mayberry, KC 13; Duncan, Clev and May, Mil 10; D. Allen, Chi and Spikes, Clev 9. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 36; Ferguson, LA 34; Watson, Hou and Speiier, SF 30; Oliver, Pitt and Bonds, SF 29. American League: Mayberry, KC 42; Melton, Chi and Jackson, Oak 32; Spikes, Clev and Murcer, NY 27. Pitching National League: Bilingham, Cin 7-1; Reuss, Hou 6-1; Bryant, SF 6-3; eight pitchers tied with 5 victories. American League: Wood, Chi 11-3; Holtzman, Oak 9-2; Coleman, Det 8-3; Singer, Cal and Splittorff, KC 7-2. CINCINNATI (UPI) - Bob Locker pitched only a third of an inning against the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series last October when he was a member of the Oakland A's. "Just about all I did," said Locker Friday night, "was cheer lead." Locker now is a member of the^Chicago Cubs and he's hoping he'll get another crack at the Reds this October. This would be in the playoffs for the National League pennant. Friday night, as the Cubs beat the Beds 7-2 in the opener of a four-game series at Riverfront Stadium, Locker pitched the last four innings to preserve Rick Reuschel's fourth victory against three losses. Reuschel was forced from the game by a blister oh the index finger of his pitching hand after five innings^ His last pitch was a third strike oast Johnny Bench, who was batting with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. It appears the Cubs have some sort of hex over the Reds. "I don't know how it was before I arrived," said Reds' manager Sparky Anderson, "but I do know that during the three years I've managed here we haven't won a season series from them." It was suggested to Anderson that this might give him cause for a little' worry if the Reds and Cubs should wind up in the playoffs next October. "Now that I 'wouldn't mind," replied Anderson. "In fact, I'll be more than happy to see us take our changes against them if we both meet next October. "That's one big improvement I've noticed in the Cubs... their relief pitching," Anderson commented. Last year the Cubs had Jack Afcer, period., This year Aker has more helping arms —those of Locker, BUI Bonham, Larry Gura and Dave LaRoche. And, as statistics indicate, Whitey Lockman, the Cubs rookie manager, hasn't hesitated to call upon his relief pitchers. Locker's save Friday night was his fourth of the season. He has a 4-1 won-loss record to go with the saves. Bonham is 3-0 with two saves. Gura is 1-1 and LaRoche is 1-0 with one save and coming off a sore arm. Aksr's 1-3 but he has eight saves. Ron Santo rapped out three hits, two of them doubles, and Jose Cardenal socked his fifth homer as the Cubs tagged Don Gullett with the loss. Four runs in the eighth inning off Tom Hall wrapped up the victory. The Cubs will try to make it two in a row as they meet the Reds in today's nationally televised game. Not That Bad It's really not that bad as Jack Nicklaus, left, just brushes the hair out of his eyes and Tom Weiskopf scratches his head over a missed short putt in the second round of the Atlanta Classic at Atlanta, Ga., Friday. Nicklaus shot 6-under par 66 to retain his lead in the tourney, while Weiskopf had a 67. Jerry Reuss, Former Card, Notches Sixth Victory of Season for Houston BY NEIL HERSHBERG , UPI Sports Writer Jerry Reuss, traded to the Houston Astros by St. Louis Cardinals' owner Gussie Busch two years back in a fit of anger, recorded his sixth victory in seven decisions Friday night as Houston ripped the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2. Busch has the reputation of being one of the most conservative club owners in the major leagues and Reuss' current success hasn't made the St. Louis beer baron too popular with his many critics who point to the Cardinals' hold on last place in the NL Eastern division. Lee May's two home runs highlighted an U-hit attack by the Astros. May snapped a scoreless tie with a solo homer in the fifth inning over the 410- foot mark in center field, then slugged another in the same area in the sixth with Bob Watson aboard. Watson's double earlier in the inning scored Jim Wynn from third. Wynn singled'in the seventh to score Reuss, who got to first on a forceout, and Tommie Agee, who had singled. In other games Chicago downed Cincinnati, 7-2, St. Louis beat Atlanta, 4-1, Philadelphia ripped San Diego, 8-1, Los Angeles topped New York, 64, and Montreal defeated San Francisco, 5-2. In the American League, it was New York 9, Texas 7; Detroit 1, Oakland 0, in 13 innings; California 5, Milwaukee 3; in 10 innings Kansas City 5-4 over Minnesota, and Cleveland 8 Chicago 3. Ron Santo slammed a pair of doubles and Jose Cardenal hit his fifth homer of the season to lead Chicago over the Reds. Rick Reuschel, who left the game after five innings when he developed a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand, and Bob Locker teamed up to restrict the Reds to three hits. Don Gullett was the loser. Jose Cruz and Mike Tyson broke up a pitcher's duel with run-scoring hits in the eighth inning to carry St. Louis and righthander Alan Foster past the Braves. Going into the eighth, Ron Reed of the Braves and Foster were locked in a 1-1 game. The three-run outburst by St. Louis tagged Reed with the loss. Ken Brett pitched a four- hitter and Bill Robinson drove in four runs with a pair of home runs as the Phillies trimmed San Diego. Willie Crawford smashed his first grand slam homer ever in the fifth inning to erase a 3-0 New York lead, and the Dodgers went on to defeat the Mets. An error by Bud Harrelson and singles by Manny Mota and Ron Cey loaded the bases for Crawford with no one out. Los Angeles, in snapping a two-game losing streak, added what proved to be the whining run in the bottom of the sixth. Bill Buckner opened with a double, took third on a passed ball and came home on Joe Ferguson's sacrifice fly to center. Ron Hunt's ninth inning single and a double by Ron Woods were the key blows in a three-run ninth inning rally that carried Montreal past the Giants. Tim Foli, whose seventh-inning single tied the score 2-2, opened the ninth with another single, went to second on a sacrifice and scored the winning run on Hunt's single. Woods delivered Hunt with his double and scored himself on a pair of wild pitches by San Francisco reliever Randy Mof- Three For One PHILADELPHIA (UPI) The Philadelphia Flyers Friday acquired leftwinger Bruce Cowick from the San Diego Gulls of the Western Hockey League! in exchange for three players. | Assigned to San Diego in return for Cowick were centers j Tom Trevelyan and Jim Stan-! field and leftwinger Bob Hurl -j burst. Cowick, 6-1, 200, scored 17 1 goals and 13 assists last season. | GALESBURG LINCOLN-MERCURY 1JO N. BROAD ST. — 342-4121 DOES IT AGAIN! They Have — RENTAL CARS More — RENTAL PLANS Kinds of . ,, — PAYMENT PLANS For More Kinds of People THEY NOW HONOR r mmm rOULYRUTlC .SYSTEM, CLUB Carle Blanche For Your Convenience Read the Want Ads

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