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Glines Paces Buc By FRED DOWN UP! Sp6rt Writer Dock Ellis, orie of the most outspoken men in baseball, knew when it was appropriate to sidestep a question, The question was whether the Pittsburgh Pirates' "Great Experiment" of the spring- switching catcher Manny San- guillcn to the outfield and making Milt May the team's regular catcher—was a failure. Sanguillen was the Pirates' catcher and Gene Clines was in right field Monday night when Pittsburgh beat the Chicago Cubs, 3-1. It was only the Pirates' third victory in 15 games and marked one of the few times this season that they have had good pitching and enough offense in the same game. "What do you want me to say?" asked Ellis. "No, it's the qalesbutg Register-Mail SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., TUES., JUNE 19, 1973 § • i PAGE 29 same no matter who the catcher is." "I've said all along I could help this team if they'd only play me," said Clines, who helped the team with four hits Monday night. "They know what I can do. I feel it's a matter of time now and that this home stand will start us on our climb." The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mcts, 96, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos, 1-0, and the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Atlanta Braves, 133, in other National League games. American League scores were Texas 7 Minnesota 4, Detroit 5 Cleveland 1, Milwaukee 8 Boston 3, California 9 Chicago 2, and Oakland 9 Kansas City 5. Clines went 4-for-4 in the leadoff spot and Rich Hcbner and Bob Robertson homered for the Pirates, who dealt Ferguson Jenkins his fifth loss against seven wins. Ellis, bothered by a cold, struck out eight and walked none. Ken Brett hit his third homer of the season and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly as the Phillies snapped the Mets' five - game winning streak. Mike Schmidt also homered for the Phillies while Rusty Staufe hit a three-run homer for the Mets. Jim McAndrew suffered his fifth defeat. Mike Tyson's , third-inning homer was the decisive blow for the Cardinals over the Expos in a game halted by fain in the sixth inning. The homer came off Balor Moore and skipped off the top of the left field wall as it left the playing field. Rick Wise allowed two hits in 5 1-3 innings to raise his record to 9-3. Bill Russell drove in five runs on four singles, stretching his hitting streak to 11 games for the Dodgers. Andy Messersmith pitched a seven-hitter and struck out eight to raise his record to 7-5. Darrell Evans hit his 16th homer for the Braves and Dave Johnson his 13th for the Braves. Ellis Decked Former heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis crumples to the canvas following hard shot by Ernie Shavers in the first round of their bout at Madison Squ'are Garden Monday. A ' right uppercut ended the fight at 2:39 of the first round as Shavers became the third heavyweight to knock out Ellis. Major League Standings National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 38 27 .585 — Montreal 29 28 .509 5 St. Louis 30 31 .492 6 New York 28 30 .483 6% Pittsburgh 26 32 .448 8& Philadelphia 27 35 .435 9% West w, 40 40 36 34 I. 25 27 30 29 g.b. pet. .615 .597 .545 .540 .431 12 .308 20 Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta 28 37 San Diego 20 45 Monday's Games Philadelphia 9 New York 6 Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 1 St. Louis 1 Mtl 0, 5 inn., rain Los Angeles 13 Atlanta 3 (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games New York at Phila, night Chicago at Pitts, night Montreal at St. Louis, night Atlanta at Los Ang, night Houston at San Diego, night Cincinnati at San Fran, night 1 4% 5 pet. .557 .536 .525 .524 '.475 American League East w. I. Milwaukee 34 27 Baltimore 30 26 Detroit 32 29 New York 33 30 Boston 28 31 Cleveland 22 41 West •"' w. I. pet. g.b. Chicago 32 26 .552 — Minnesota 32 27 .542 V* Kansas City ' 36 31 .537 % Oakland 34 30 .531 California 32 29 .525 Texas 20 38 .345 g.b. iy 2 2 2 5 .349 13 Mike Tyson Hits Homer; Cards Win l 1% 12 Monday's Results Texas 7 Minnesota 4 Detroit 5 Cleveland 1 Milwaukee 8 Boston 3 California 9 Chicago 2 Oakland 9 Kan City 5 (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games. Oakland at Kan City, night Texas at Minnesota, night California at Chicago Boston at Milwaukee, night Detroit at Cleveland Baltimore at New York, night Major League Leaders Leading Batters National League g, ab r. Mota, LA 41 137 17 Maddox, SF 53 205 24 Torre, St.L 53 184 29 Goodsn, SF Bonds, SF Lopes, LA Watsn, Hou Unser, Phil Fairly, Mtl h. 47 69 62 55 204 18 68 67 272 65 90 54 189 31 62 66 239 43 78 48 142 22 46 51 148 22 47 Matihws, SF 59 192 26 60 American League g. ab r. h. Blmbrg, NY 44 127 23 51 Horton, Det 34 126 19 45 Carew, Min 58 226 42 76 Kkptk, KC 54 196 32 65 D.Allen, Chi 58 209 37 69 Kelly, Chi 46 182 31 60 Hndrsn, Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Leon, Chi 56 183 18 56 .306 Berry, Cal 55 165 22 50 Fisk, Bos 56 212 32 64 Vlntne, Cal 32 126 12 38 pet. .343 .337 .337 .333 .331 .328 .326 .324 .318 .313 pet. .402 .357 .336 .332 .330 .330 .303 .302 .302 Home Runs National League: Aaron, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 18; Bonds, SF 17; Evans, Atl 16; Monday, Chi 14. American League: Mayberry, KC 17; D. Allen, Chi 15; Fisk, Bos 14; Spikes, Clev and Jackson, Oak 13. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 53; Ferguson, LA 49; Bonds, SF 45; Stargell, Pitt 44; Williams, Chi 42. American League: Mayberry, KC 62; Jackson, Oak 55; Melton, Chi 46; Murcer, NY and Darwin, Minn 41. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 11-3; Billingihaim, Cin and Wise, St.L 9-3; Osfceen, LA 8-3; Reuischel, Chi, Sutton, LA and Seaver, NY 8-4. American League: Wood, Chi 14-7; Holtzman, Oak 11-5; Singer, Cal and Splittorff, KC ,10-3; Coleman, Det 10-6. ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Mike Tyson and the weather combined Monday night to defea the Montreal Expos, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 1-0 victory in a game called after five innings because of rain. Tyson had two hits' including his first major league home run to provide all of the game's scoring. The victory boosted Rick. Wise's season . mark to 9-3, best on the St. Louis staff Balor Moore got the loss, dropping his record to 4-6. A high wind had been blowing through Busch Memorial Stadium throughout the game and with one out in the top of the sixth the rain began to fall. Umpire Ken Burkhart waited a full hour with no letup in the steady downpour before calling off the game. Wise gave up only two hits in the 5 1-3 innings he pitched. The Expos and their manager, Gene Mauch, tried a favorite tactic before the game was declared official when they attempted to stall. With one out in the top of the fifth, before the minimum 4Va innings were played, Tim Foli hesitated in the batter's box, going back to the dugout to get a new bat and trying other delaying tactics. • After grounding out he had words with Burkhart and was ejected. The ensuing argument between Burkhart and Mauch delayed the game even further but not long enough. The Cards start Tom Murphy against Montreal's Steve Renko tonight in another effort to reach the .500 mark for the first time this year. Shavers' KO Of Ellis Is Controversial By MIKE HUGHES NEW YORK (UPI) - Controversy, surrounded Ernie Shavers' entry into the big time Monday night when he knocked out former heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis in the first round at Madison Square Garden. Referee Harold Valan, who called the knockout at 2:39 of the scheduled 12-rounder, was adamant he had tolled 10 after picking up the count from timekeeper Joe Sentarpia, but the Ellis camp thought otherwise. "I heard seven and got up," a surprisingly cheerful Ellis, of Louisville, Ky., said in his dressing room. "My brain was clear and I was- ready to continue." Angelo Dundee, the fifth- ranked Ellis'. trainer-manager, said: "I never heard 10. Jimmy appeared in trouble because he fell on his arm and was unable to get it out of the way as he tried to regain his feet." The 27-year-old Shavers, who came in at 206 ] /4 pounds against the 199% of Ellis, said, "I don't know about the count. I was just watching Ellis try to get up." Valan said he had signalled the finish and then grabbed Ellis by the arms to make sure he knew it was all over. Despite the controversial ending, there was no denying the unranked Shavers' punching power. Even had Ellis beaten the count, it is questionable whether he would have lasted the distance against the powerhouse punching of the man from Warren, Ohio. The end came dramatically and suddenly. Ellis had Shavers in a neutral corner and was belting him with right crosses o the head after having opened him up with a left hook. He stepped back momentarily and hat was it ... a right uppercut ripped through his guard and caught him on the head. Ellis went down as though pole-axed and made two unsuccessful attempts to regain his feet. Shavers thus followed former champions. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier to knock Ellis out. t was his 44th victory by the short route in 47 bouts. He has wo losses. In his crowded dressing •oom, where Shavers' wife LeVerne led the victory celebration, Garden matchmaker Teddy Brenner announced Shavers' next opponent will be Jerry Quarry. No date was announced. Pair of Errors Braves shortstop Marty Perez, right, and first baseman Mike Lum each pick up.one of Atlanta's,six errors in their 13-3 loss to the Dodgers in play at Los Angeles Monda#£$f the Dodgers' 13 runs, only five were earned. UNIFAX Angels Get to White Sox or 9-2 By VITO STELLINO UPI Sports Writer The Chicago White Sox' pitching broke down Monday night and the California Angels exploded for four' runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth en route to a 9-2 victory behind the 10-hit pitching of Rudy May; Eddie Fisher was knocked out in (the fourth inning and Steve Kealey and Jim Geddes also were victimized. The loss left Chicago's lead in the Western Division at just onenHalf game and five teams are now separated by just lVfe games. It's a real scramble, mainly because the Chicago pitching staff has broken down Chicago has given up 24 runs in its last two games. The Angels were beaming over the win. "This was a big game," said May. "You know, the first one on the road is always important and when you win, it motivates the team for tlhe next game." 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In ; . other, games, Texas beat Minnesota', 7-4, Detroit topped Cleveland, 5-1, Milwaukee beat Boston, 8-3, and Oakland beat Kansas City, 9-5. The amazing Milwaukee Brewers continued their torrid streak with their 15th win in their last 16 games as George Scott, hit two homers and Jim Colborn pitched a six-hitter to beat Boston. Milwaukee leads the East by W2 games. Joe Rudi drove in four runs with a pair of doubles to lift Oakland past Kansas City. Oakland scored four runs in the first against 20-year-old rookie Mark Liittell and coasted to the win. Kansas City is one-telf game back of Chicago and Oakland is one game behind. Dave Nelson collected three singles and scored three rung and Jim Mason hit his first major league homer to lead a 15-hit attack to pace Texas past Minnesota. Pete Broberg pitched 6 2-3 innings to get-the victory. A twenrun homer by Aurelio Rodriguez and solo sihotsv.by Dick Sharon and Bill Freehan paced Detroit to its victory over Cleveland. READ THE WANT-ADS! 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