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By FRED McMANE , UPI Sports Writer tf "the Montreal Expos continue to play the kind of baseball they've been playing the kids in Canada may be trading their hockey sticks for baseball bats. The Expos, the hottest team in .the National League at present, made it six victories in a TOW Thursday night by whipping the San Diego Padres, 5-3, to strengthen their hold on second place in the East Division. Expos Hottest Team in Steve Renko and his battery* mate John Boccabeila shared the spotlight as the Expos handed the Padres their sixth straight loss. Renko went the distance, allowing only six hits, to record his fifth triumph in eight decisions while Boccabella drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. Gene Mauch, manager of the Expos, remains optimistic that his team can keep up the pace for the rest of the season. "I'm cocky about the fact that they know how to play and when you know how to play there are no surprises," said the Montreal skipper, In the only other NL game, Chicago held on firmly to first place in the NL East by edging Houston, 5-4. Baltimore topped Kansas City, 8-3, California beat Boston, 5-3, and Oakland blanked New York, 3-0, in the only American League action, Ferguson Jenkins pitched a Kegister-Mail SPORTS ii GaJestoung, IM June '15, 1073 Friday, Page 18 six-hitter and Billy Williams drove in three runs with a homer and a single to pace the Cubs' victory. Williams' homer was his second in two days and his 10th of the season. Tommy Helms had a two-run homer for the Astros, The Orioles needed a seven- run eighth inning to defeat the Royals. Paul Blair's bases- loaded triple highlighted the inning in which the Orioles collected six hits and two walks. Tommy Davis had a homer for Baltimore early in the game while John Maytoerry hit his 15th homer for Kansas City. Vatla Pinson and Frank Robinson, two old friends from their Cincinnati days now reunited at California, teamed to spark the Angels over the Red Sox. Pinson drilled a two- out single to score the tic- breaking run in the seventh Inning while Robinson hit his 533rd career homer, following, a single by Pinson, in the sixth. Carl Yastrzemski hit his third three-run homer in three nights for Boston.; Dave Hamilton, with last out relief help from Rollie Fingers, blanked the Yankees on seven singles in pitching the A's to victory. Hamilton' was relieved with two on and two out in the ninth and Fingers retired pinch hitter Rbh viBlomKerg,' the league's leading hitter, on a forceout to end the game. Sal Bando and Reggie Jackson hit back-lo-back homers in the sixth off George Medich to lead the A's', offense. Player Says Mara Work Paying Off • By FRANK BERKOPEC OAKMONT, Pa. (UPI) Gary Player says he's "a believer" and what he believes in, is sheer, back-breaking hard typ^k—the kind that blurs his mind, makes his hands bleed and puts him three strokes ahead in the U.S. Open after he felt only a miracle could p'dSsibly help him. "I .practiced as hard as it was possible for a human to 4«flctice," said Player after /irwg a near-record 67 over the P^mont Country Club course in-Thursday's opening round. Lurking behind Player was a "gerious" Leo Trevino who is giuming for his third Open title un — six years, former PGA 'champion Ray Floyd and Jim Colbert, a former Kansas State football player, all tied for Williams Stars As Chicago JBeats Astros HOUSTON, Tex. (UPI) Ferguson Jenkins pitched a Six-hitter and Billy Williams tMaVe in three runs with a; home run and a single to lead ifecj Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros jllhursclay night. Jenkins, 7-4, had a no-hitter uiiiil two out in the fifth when Tfommy Helms' broke it up with %;3Jome run. Helms scored behind Lee May, who reached second when rightfielder Jose Cardenal overran his pop-fly in 'to'Short right center for a two- Vaie error. "Williams, hitting his second home run in three days, cc-n- ;n%cted in the seventh off loser ^Jerry Reuss, now 7-5. It was a 4wo-nui blow, coming after a single by Glenn Beckert. ' Williams also drove in a run "in ,the fifth with a single to right. He knocked in Don Kessinger, who opened the inning ,W,ith a singje and moved to second on a sacrifice by Beckert! r The Cubs scored twice in the 'fourth on a walk to Jim Hick man, a double to Ron Santo, a sacrifice fly by Cardenal and a single by Randy Hundley. The Astros scored in the sev when Cesar Cedeno singled and scored all the way from , first on a double by May. •Their final run came in the 'eighth on a single by pinch hitter Jim Stewart and a triple by Roger Metzger. Major League Standings second place with one-under 70s. Jack Nicklaus was tied at 71 with five other players, including Arnold Palmer who lost to Jack here in 1962 in a playoff. Nicklaus' round was highlighted by an eagle two on the par- four, 322 yard 17th, an uphill dogleg left where the Ohio bomber cut his drive over the trees and onto the green, 12 feet from the pin. Bob Goalby, his playing partner, had called the shot "stupid" before Nicklaus hit his drive. When Trevino learned of Jack's gambling shot that paid off he said he wished Nicklaus would hit his driver there every day." Others bunched at 71 were Gene Littler, who won the Open in 1961 and whose battle with cancer kept him off the pro tour last year for six months; Bob Charles, the New Zealand lefthander; Ralph Johnston, a longshot, and blond Johnny Miller. Player, who underwent surgery last February to correct a bladder problem, said he prepared for the Open by playing "36 holes of golf" a day. In fact earlier this week he said he was so discouraged by his recent play he will quit the tour for a month after this weekend. He had only participated in three tournamentsj NEW YORK (UPI) - Three [Valuable Player a year ago.iwith 51,480 votes. Bobby Bonds during the last five months, one,members of the defending;has received more votes than of San Francisco and Cesar National League American Leagu e East East w. 1. pet. g.b. w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago .36 24 .600 - Milwaukee 30 27 .526 — Montreal 28 25 .528 Vk Detroit 30 27 .526 — St. Louis 28 29 .491 m New York 3t 28 .525 —. New York 25 29 .463 8 Baltimore 27 26 .509 1 Pittsburgh 24 29 .453 Vh Boston 27 28 .491 2 Philadelphia 24 34 .414 11 Cleveland 22 36 .379 m i West West w. 1. pet. g.b. w. 1. pet. g.b. San Francisco 39 . 25 .609 — Chicago 32 22 .593 — Los Angeles 37 24 .607 % Minnesota 30 25 .545 2ft Houston 34 29 .540 4V6 California 29 27 .518 4 Cincinnati 31 28 .525 5ft Oakland • 31 29 .517 4 Atlanta 26 34 .433 11 Kansas City 32 30 .516 4 San Diego 20 42 .323 18 Texas 19. 35 .352 13 Picked Off at First Angel first baseman Mike Epstine has the ball as he waits for Boston's Carl Yasirzemski to slide back into the tag in their game at Anaheim, Calif., Thursday. Yastrzemski was caught leaning the wrong way and was picked off on a throw from Angel pitcher Rudy May. California won 5-3. Three Red Players Leading In N.L. All-Star Balloting Thursday's Results 'Montreal 5 San Diego 3 Chicago 5 Houston 4 Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) "Los Angeles (Downing 5-3) at Montreal (McAnally 3-1), 8 p.m. San Diego (Arlin 2-3) at New York (iMatla.ck 3-8), 8 p.m. San .Francjsco (Bryant 10-3) at Philadelphia (Twitchell 5-2), 7:30 p.m. Chicago (Hooton 5-3) at Atlanta (Harrison 1-2), 8 p.m. Pittsburgh (Moose 5-5) at Cincinnati (Norman 1-7), 8 p.m. St. Louis (Foster 4-3) at Houston (Roberts 6-3), 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Los Angeles at Montreal Chi-at'.Atlanta, twilight Pittsburgh at Cirici, twilight San Diego at New York, night St. Louis at Houston', night San Francisco at Phila, night Thursday's Results Baltimore 8 Kansas City.3 Oakland 3 New York 0 California 5 Boston 3 Today's Probable Pitchers (AH times EDT) • 'Boston (Pattin 6-7) at Oakland-(Hunter. 8-3), 11 p.m. New; York (Stottlemyre 7-6) at California (Singer 10-3), 11 p.m. Milwaukee (Slaton 3-5) at Chicago (Wood 14-6), 9 p.m. Minnesota (Woodson 5-3) at Detroit (Perry 7-4), 8 p.m. Kansas City (Splittorff 9-3) at Cleveland (Tidrow 4-6), 7:30 p.m. Texas (Siebert 3-5) at Baltimore (Cuellar 2-6), 7:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Boston at Oakland Minnesota at Detroit New York at Calif, twilight Kan City at Cleve, twilight Milwaukee at Chicago, night Texas at Baltimore, night jor League Leaders Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. with help for your par, home, life and health insurance. See me. of them in Japan Thirty players shot rounds of 80 or over, including Charles Sifford, who had 83 on nines of 47-36 The field will be cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after today's 18 holes. Give Awards To Leading Sports Men CHICAGO (UPI) - Awards named for former football Coach Frank Leahy were presented Thursday night to four pro athletes, two owners and posthumously to the late Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, Roberto Clemente. The award to Clemente was based on his humanitarianism. He was killed in a plane crash New Year's Eve while carrying relief supplies to earthquake stricken Nicaragua. Honored with an AH America award was Pittsburgh Steeters owner Art R o o n e y while Charles O. Finley, of the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Seals, was honored as owner of the year, Other awards went to Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears, Bob Love of the Chicago Bulls, Stiai. Mikita of the Chicago Black Hawks, and manager Chuck Tanner of the Chicago White Sox. The awards were inscribed shillelaghs. National League champion Cincinnati Reds are the top vole- gctlcrs at their respective positions in the early fan balloting for the 1973 National League All-Sbar squad, it was announced today. Catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan and outfielder Pete Rose are each leading at their positions in attempts to land berths on the starting team which will face the American League All-Stars at Kansas City on Tuesday night, July 24. Bench, the league's Most any other player, accumulating 89,314 of the 229,339 cast by fans from across the country. Bench has all but locked up the starting berth as he leads runner-up Manny Sanguillen of Pittsburgh by more than 74,000 votes. Sanguillen is listed on the ballot as a catcher, although he has played the outfield all season. Morgan has received 48,128 last starting third votes and holds a comfortable baseman m the midseason lead over Glenn Beckert of classic, is only 2,000 votes Chicago, who has 21,060, while behind Santo despite the fact he Rose tops all the outfielders has played most of this season Cedeno of Houston rank second and third among the outfielders with 38,248 and 38,023 votes, respectively. Henry Aaron of the Atlanta Braves has received the most votes at first base, Ohris Speier of San Francisco heads the shortstops and Ron Santo of Chicago is the leader at third base. Joe Torre of St. Louis, at first base. Aaron, though he has played almost exclusively in the outfield this year, is listed on the A\l-Star ballot at first base, a position he played in 1972. Billy Williams and Rick Monday of Chicago, Lou Brock of St. Louis, Bobby Tolan of Cincinnati, Garry Maddox of San Francisco and Al Oliver of Pittsburgh have all received substantial support for outfield positions. Balloting will end on July 8 and the starting All-Star squads- will be announced on July 16(17.. Stars in AA U Meet By JOE SARGIS UPI Sports Writer BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UPI) — World record holders Al Feuerbaoh and Rod Milburn defend their titles today in the national AAU track and field chanHpionships with berths on a European tour team the big prize. Both Feuerbach, who holds the shot put mark of 71-7, and Milburn, whoso record in the 120 high hurdles stands at 13.0, drew byes in the opening of the Stan Wright, head of the national AAU track and field committee, announced Thursday that as many as four men in each event may be taken on an extensive tour which starts in Toronto June 27 and winds up in Dakar, South Africa, Aug, 4. In between are istops in Munich on July 11-12, Italy on July 17-18 and Minsk on July 26 for a big .showdown against the Soviet Union. track at Bakersfield College ;Frenn the logical favorites for iTATf FARM INSURANCE * ; *• STATE FARM Insurance Companies Ho/rie otflces: BloomJngton, Illinois Gray Signs BOSTON (UPI) -The World Hockey Association champion New England Whalers have announced the signing of Gerry Gray, 25, a Brantford, Ont., goaltender who compiled a 4.42 goal mark against average with the New Haven Night Hawks of the American Hockey League. Coach Jack Kelley of the Whalers said the addition of Gray, along with Al Smith and Bruck Landon, will strengthen (heir goaJtending corps. Qualifying was scheduled in Nationals Thursday because of; JS OVO nts Thursday night hut a lack of athletes. oiffht of them wen; scratched There are seven finals in all;before an athlete stepped on the on today's program, which gets j underway at 6 p.m. PDT, and'r. . Disahlnl 13 more titles will be decided Htii IK'r A ?ifo., »• M during Saturday's windup show J ^ <" p > ~ Hight- The other finals today are in! hander Gentrv > acc l uired in an offseason trade with the New York Mets, was placed on the 21-day disabled list Thurs- iday by the Atlanta Braves. Gentry, who had a 4-6 record with a 3.53 earned run average, injured his right elbow against Montreal on June 5. The 26- BUD NELSON *<*1139 929 N. Henderson) Soxes and badgers. the hammer, long jump, 100 dash, 440 intermediate hurdles and the six-mile. Midwest League By United Press International Midwest League Quad Cities 13 Quincy 4 ,, ,, . . .. , . Decatur 1 Waterloo 0 (]st ^ear-old Gentry has pitched game; 2nd game ppd rain) j onIy tw0 innin ^ s,nce Clinton 6 Wis. Rapids 2 (1st! To replace Gentry, the game.) ; Braves called up lefthander Wis. Rapids-3 Clinton 2 (2nd'Jimmy Freeman from their game) !Richmond learn in the interna- ;Cedar Rapids 6 Danville 4 ilional League. iApploton 10 Burlington 8 (1st The burrowing owl Jives in; game; J>urk hawks have been known ; holes vacated by prairie dogs,; Burlington 4 Apple ton 2 (2nd to fly between 170 and 200 miles game; lun hour. Stadium and a night event—the pole vault—was wiped out after an hour of competition when a brisk wind made it impossible to continue Steve Williams, iwho shares the world 100-yard dash mark of 9.1 with five others, easily qualified for both the 100 and 220 yard semifinals by winning his respective heat. Williams took his heat in the 100 in 0.4 and the 220 in 21.2. Other 100 heat winners were Ivory Crockett, Willie Deckard and Herb Washington, all in 9.6, while the other 220 heat winners were Mark Lutz (21.0), Deckard (21.0) and Chuck Smith (21.3). The hammer qualifying saw 10 Americans and one Canadian — Murray Keating — top 200 feet with veteran Tom Gage the leader at 212-10. The first 12 advanced to the final with Gage, Al Hall and George the first three places. The mile and three-mile qualifying completed Thurs day's card. Chuck LaBenz won the first heat of the mile in 4:04.0 and Len Hilton took the second in 4:00.5. Marty Liquori, in his fifth meet since starting his come back, was an easy third in the second heat in 4:02.0 Steve Prefontaine, the American record holder in the three and six-mile, withdrew from the mile at the last minute and easily won his heat in the three- mile in 13:17.8. The other heat winner was Mario Perez of Mexico in 13:22.3 By United Press International National League g. ab r. h. pet. Maddox, SF 50 192 22 66 .344 Mota, LA. 39 135 17 46 .341 Bonds, SF 64 262 63 87 .332 Goodsn, SF 53 196 18 65 .332 Lopes, LA 50 175 28 58 .331 Torre, St.L 49 172 25 57 '.331 Unser, Phil 44 129 17 42 .326 Rbnsn, Phil 3fi 120 19 39 .325 Fairly, Mtl 47 142 22 46 .324 Watsn, Hou 63 226 38 72 .319 American League g. ab. r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 41 119 21 48 .403 Horton, Det 30 111 17 41 .369 D.Allen, Chi 54 196 36 67 .342 Carew, Min 54 209 39 71 .340 Krkptk, KC 49 180 30 61 .339 Suarez, Tex 34 100 14 33 .330 Kelly, Chi 43 171 28 56 .327 Hndrsn, Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Fisk, Bos 52 195 30 60 .308 May, Mil 57 232 33 71 .306 Home Runs National League; Stargell, Pitt 17; Aaron, Atl 16; Bonds, SF 15; Evans, Atl and Monday, Chi 14. American League: D. Allen, Chi and Mayberry, KC 15; Fisk, Bos and Spikes, Clev 13; Bando, Oak 12. Runs Batted In • National League: Bench, Cin 50; Ferguson, LA 47; Stargell, Pitt and Bonds, SF 43; Williams, Chi and Oliver, Pitt 40. American League: Mayberry, KC 57; Jackson, Oak 50; Melton, Chi 44; Yiastrzemski, Bos 40; D. Allen, Chi and Murcer, NY 39. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 10-3; Billingham, Cin and Wise, St.L 8-3; Seaver, NY and Sutton, LA 8-4. American League: Wood, Chi 14-6; Holtzman, Oak 11-4; Singer, Oal 10-3; Coleman, Dot 10-5; Splittorff, KC 9-3. KNOX COUNTY DEMOLITION DERBY FRIDAY, JUNE 15 - 9 P.M. KNOX COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Mail Entries to PO Box 217 Knoxville Limit 60 Cars 3 HEATS PLUS GRAND F1NAIE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 542-0185 SUPPORT Altono Little League Ball Assoc. WHOLE HOG BAR-B-QUE SUPPER SAT., JUNE 16 6 PM to 8:30 PM ALTON A BAIL DIAMOND Tickets at the Door Adults $2.00 Children 12 & Under $1.00 See The Nation's Greatest Thrill Spectacular IOCAL DRIVERS COMPETE FOR PRIZE MONEY and TROPHIES Gates Open 7:00 P.M. General Admission at Front Gate Grandstand and Parking Free Refreshments Will He Served. \ i.