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Thursday, June 21, 1973
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Pirates Lose Despite Stargell s Two Homers By FRED McMANE VPt Sports Writer Willie Stargell, a slugging star for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the last nine years, hammered his 20th and 21st homers of the season Wednesday night, but once again they came in a losing effort as the Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs, 5-3, and tumbled into last place in the National League's East Division. "There's only one way we can go now. When there's a tomorrow you always have a chance," said Stargell. "It seems the Cubs are playng like we were last year, but this club (the Pirates) is definitely not a last place club and I feel we won't be at the end of the season." Stargell was about the only member of the Pirates who could solve the pitching of Chicago's Rick Reuschel Wednesday night. Reuschel combined with Jack Akcr and allowed the Pirates only eight hits as Reusehel notched his ninth victory. Pat Borque supported him with a homer. In other NL games, Los Angeles nipped Atlanta, 6-5, In 11 innings, Montreal downed St. Louis, 5-1, San Diego defeated Houston, 6 - 2, Philadelphia nipped New York, 4-3, and Cincinnati topped San Francisco, 7-5. California beat Chicago, 8-3, Cleveland nipped- Detroit, 7-6, Kansas City topped Oakland, 54, in 12 Innings, Texas blanked Register-Mail SPORTS Galcsburg, 111., Thursday, June 21, 1973 Page 29 Minnesota,' 3-0, Boston edged Milwaukee, 3-2, and New York defeated Baltimore, 2-1, in American League action. Third baseman Darrcll Evans booted a grounder by Steve Yeager with two out in the 11th inning, allowing Dave Lopes to score the winning run as the Dodgers edged the Braves. Willie Davis' two-run homer tied the score for Los Angeles in the 10th after Dave Johnson's two-run blast had given the Braves the lead in the top of the inning. Catcher Joe Ferguson broke the thumb on his right hand and will be lost to the team indefinitely. John Boccabella delivered a three-run homer to highlight a four-run third inning that gave the Expos a victory over the Cardinals. Ernie McAnally worked 6 2-3 innings to gain his fifth victory in six decisions. Steve Arlin ended San Diego's 10-game losing streak by stopping the Astros on nine hits. Clarence Gaston sparked the Padres' offense with two singles and a double. Doug Radcr had a homer for Houston. Greg Luzinski doubled home a run in the first inning and singled home the tie-breaking run in a three-run fifth as the Phillies posted their fifth straight triumph. Wayne Twitcholl went the distance, allowing only four hits, to record his sixth victory in eight decisions. Wayne Garrett had & homer for the Mets. Tony Perez hit a two-run homer and Hal King added a solo blast during a six -run fourth inning that enabled the Reds to hand the Giants their fourth straight loss. Bobby Bonds and Tito Fuentes, hom­ ered for San Francisco. Acosta Gets Trip to Plate In Sox Win By ED SAINSBURY UPI Stports Writer CHICAGO (UPI) - Using teammate Eddie Leon's bait and batting .'helmet, Chicago White Sox pitcher Cy Acosta Wednesday became the first American League huder to bat in a game in 1973. He struck out. Acosta, whose knowledge of the English language is so poor that he can't order a meal in a United States restaurant, got his instructions from Leon before he went to /the plate. "He doesn't have a bat, so I gave him mine," Leon said. "He had no batting' helmet, so I gave him mine. Then I told him, 'Get a hit. This is my nine game hitting streak bat, so get a hit, and I'll claim it to make my streak 10 games.' " "All the guys were pulling for him to get a hit," Leon added. "They were going to get the bat and frame it." Pitchers Don't Bat Pitchers don't bat this year . in the AL because of the designated hitter rule,,which permits each team to install a batter in the lineup charged only to bat, while the pitcher does nothing but pitch.' But Manager Chuck Tanner knowingly switched his designated hitter, Tony Muser, to play first base lor the California Angels' eighfih and ninth; innings. The rule sbates that) when the DH enters the game, the pitcher must bat in the place of the player who comes out. Cy Acosta, who pitched the last 2 1-3 innings of the game, earning his second victory i against one defeat, had to bat Three Sign MONTREAL (UPI) - Montreal Canadiens of the National, Hockey League Wednesday announced the signings of left winger Bob Gainey, right winger Glenn Goldup, and goalie David Elenbass. in Richie Allen's place with two outs in the ninth. But the White Sox had an 8*2 lead at the time. "I figured that if we couldn't hold a six-run lead," Tanner J said, "we didn't deserve to win "H'lil'ii. I didn't know it was the first ||k|jj||i time the pitcher had batted this ta and I don't think Acostn *** It's That Tme Again TRUCK & TRAILER PLATES Fast License Service LUXMORE REALTY 400 N Henderson St. year knew either. He just had i big grin when Eddie (Leoi.) told him." Ended Losing Streak While Acosta's bat contributed ndhing, his pitching meant plenty in. ending a five - game ilosirg streak for the White Sox. He allowed only one hit and one unearned run in relief of Steve Stone, and the reliever got the win when the White Sox pushed across six runs in the seventh, highlighted by Pat Kelley's first homer of the season. Ed Herrmann started the inning, in which 11 men batted, with a double, and scored when both Bill Sharp and Luis Alvarado singled. Kelly then knocked in three runs with the homer and after a walk to Allan, a single by Carlo May, Mike Andrews' double and Herrman's sacrifice fly brought in two more runs. Angels' starter Nolan Ryan stopped Leon's hitting streak at nine games, but he allowed seven of the White Sox' eight runs and took his sixth loss against Chicago, whom he has beaten only once in his career, "Maybe we just get up for him," Tanner said. "A base ball team will get up for a good pitcher." Acosta might have been "up too, but he struck out against Rich Hand. Jockey Killed VALLEJO, Calif. (UPI) Veteran jockey Jack Robinson, 46, was killed Wednesday when he was spilled from his mount at the Solano County Fair. Stewards said Robinson, veteran of almost 30 years of racing and a resident of El Sobrante, Calif., was trampled by Deckarena when he fell from his horse, Chic Pleasure, just out of the gate in a 350 yard quarter horse sprint. Robinson was honored recently as the top appaloosa jockey of 1972. Major League Standings Chicago Montreal St. Louis New York Philadelphia Pittsburgh Santo Out at Third Sliding Ron Sarito (ilO) olf the Chicago Cubs is out alt third base ias iffhe Pirates' Richie Hebnier apples itlhe tag (in itheir game at Piitftsburgh Wednesday. Steurtto wta's caughlt attempt­ ing ito advance from 'first to itlh&rd on a single to right field. Cubs defeated (the Piralbes 5-3. UNIFAX Sparky Lyle Records 18th Save; Yankees Take Lead • • • • • • • • • • •i VOLKSWAGEN VACATION READY! Summer Oil Lube Valve Adjustment Tune Up Tires Exhaust System Body Work Service Dept. Open Mon. • • • 8 to 9 PM Tues, thru Frj. 8 to 5 Let John Turner and his factory trained mechanics help you have a pleasant vacation. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW (309) 343-5191 0ALE5BURG VOLKSWAGEN, INC. © «UIHUHI.'Cg DtALCa • • • • By VITO STELLINO UPI Sports Writer Relief pitcher Sparky Lyle picked up his 18th save Wednesday night and the New York Yankees vaulted into first place by half a game in the Eastern Division with a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees have won 11 games in June and Lyle has saved all 11. This kind of record naturally brings up the question of whether manager Ralph Houk is overworking Lyle and challenging the law of averages. "I don't recognize the law of averages," the optimistic major insists, "I just bring him in when we're ahead and he does the job." Lyle got the help of a diving stop by Graig Nettles to get his latest save. Houk called on him with the Yanks leading, 2-0 J Blair scored. But that was it for the Orioles. In other' AL games, Boston sneaked by Milwaukee 3-2, Chicago moved into first place] by a half game in the Western Division with an 8-3 victory over California. Minnesota was blanked by Texas, 3-0, and dropped into a second-place tie with Kansas City, which beat Oakland, 5-4, in 12 innings. Cleveland downed Detroit, 7-6 Cincinnati beat San Francisco, 7-5, Philadelphia edged New York, 4-3, Chicago downed Pittsburgh, 5-3, Montreal drubbed St. Louis, . 5-1, San Diego trimmed Houston, 6-2, and Los Angeles nipped Atlanta, 6-5, in 11 innings. Pat Kelly's first homer of the season—a three-runn blast- highlighted a six-run seventh inning and paced the White Sox past California. Cy Acosta In the National League, pitched 2 1-3 innings for the win Schlee Would Rather Win American Than U. S. Open By GENE CADDES AKRON, Ohio (UPI) - John Schlee isn't knocking the U.S. Open or Oakmont Country Club, but he says winning the American Golf Classic which opened today on the Firestone Country Club course "profession- after Paul Blair worked starter| alise - would be more reward . Mel Stottlemyrc for a walk, Bobby Grich singled and Brooks Robinson sacrificed the runners along. Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver sent Don Baylor up to face Lyle and Nettles, the Yankees' third baseman, made diving stop on Baylor's grounder and threw him out as GALESBURG SOAP BOX DERBY RACE DAY Sunday, June 24 1 P.M. South Academy it Knox Street Galogburg, Illinois Tor Information Call 342-3655 ing. "Don't get me wrong," said the 34-year-old Schlee, who finished second to Johnny Miller in last week's Open at Oakmont. "I'm not knocking the tournament or the course What I'm saying is that Firestone is a more demanding course than Oakmont and to win here you know you really played well. Prestige - wise, you'd have to take the Open." Miller also is in the field in the $160,000 AGC—which has a first prize of $32,000—along with such other notables as Jack Nicklaus, always among the favorites; Arnold Palmer, a two-time winner of the event; HEY! BOWLERS Don't Forget This Friday Night The Popular Summer Combination SWEEPSTAKES TOURNAMENT For MEN and WOMEN Bring Your Partner and Join In The Fun! K0RTHGATE IANES OPEN BOWLING DAILY Starts at 1:U0 P.M. 1576 N. Henderson St. Gale«feurg, III. Bruce Crampton and Tom Weiskopf, the hottest golfer on the tour during the past several weeks Miller, who has been hounded by interviewers since his final round eight - under - par 63 brought him his Open win, admits he is having trouble keeping his mind on his game. After a one-ovcr-par 71 in Wednesday's Pro-Am, he said, "All I want to do is just play good golf. The only reason I'm here is because this is one of my favorite courses. You don't have to burn it up to stay in contention." Palmer and Nicklaus are among the former Classic champions in the field of 100, trimmed by three by the withdrawals of Gardner Dickinson, Dan Sikcs and Ray Floyd, a former champion. Last year's winner, Bert Yancey, who won in a playoff, was forced to withdraw from the Pro-Am because of an eye infection but hoped to be able to defend his title. Other former champions in the field included Ken Venturi, Al Geiberger, Johnny Pott, Frank Beard and Jerry Heard. Among the top six money winners on the tour this year, only No. 4, Lee Trevino is missing. Trevino rarely plays the long 7,180-yard Firestone layout, saying he is not at his best when required to use the long irons needed on such a course. and became the first American League pitcher to bat this season. He struck out. Nolan Ryan, 8-8, took the loss. Sonny Siebert pitched a six- hitter and Vic Harris smashed two triples, including a two-run j triple in the second inning, to give Texas the victory over Minnesota. Dick Woodson took the loss. Kurt Bevacqua's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Fran Healy from third base and lifted Kansas City over Oakland. The A's tied the games with two runs in the ninth on a run-scoring double by Gene Tenace and Joe Rudi's sacrifice fly. Rick Miller and Reggie Smith opened the game with back-to* back homers and Carlton Fisk drove in the winning run with a fourth inning single to pace Boston over Milwaukee. Bill Lee pitched. a nine-hitter to boost his record to 8-2. George Hendrick singled in Buddy Bell in the ninth inning to give Cleveland the victory over Detroit. It was the second straight game in which Hendrick drove in the winning run and he hit his 14th homer of the season in the seventh inning. 1 National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. 40 28 .588 — 31 28 . 525 4 ] / 2 30 33 .476 7'/ 2 28 32 .467 8 29 35 .453 9 27 34 .443 9V 2 West w. I. pet. g.b. Los Angeles 42 25 .627 — [San Francisco 40 29 .580 3 Cincinnati 36 29 .554 5 [Houston 37 31/.544 5Vz Atlanta 28 39 .418 14 [San Diego 21 46 .313 21 Wednesday's Games Cincinnati 7 San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 4 New York 3 Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 3 Montreal 5 St. Louis 1 San Diego 6 Houston 2 Los Ang 6 Atla 5,11 inns Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) New York (Koosman 6-5) at Pittsburgh (Walker 2-5), 8 p.m. Montreal (Stoneman 1-3) at St. Louis (Gibson 6-6), 1:30 p.m. Atlanta (Morton 6-5) at Los Angeles (Osteen 8-3), 11 p.m. Houston (Wilson 5-6) at San Diego (Greif 4-9), 4 p.m. Cincinnati (Billingham 9-3> at San Francisco (Bradley 5-5), 3:15 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Friday's Games Phila at Montreal, night New York at Pitts, night Chicago at St. Louis, night Cincinnati at Los Ang, night Atlanta at San Diego, night Houston at San Fran, night New York Milwaukee Baltimore Detroit Boston Cleveland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Oakland California Texas 30 30 28 31 31 41 pet. .538 .531 .517 .508 .500 .369' pet. .550, .541 .536 .530 .524 .350 g.b. % 1% 2 11 g.b. % 1 V/z 12 American League East w. 1 35 34 30 32 31 24 West w. I. 33 27 33 28 37 32 35 31 33 30 21 39 Wednesday's Results. Chicago 8 California 3 Cleveland 7 Detroit 6 Kan City 5 Oak 4,12 inn9' Texas 3 Minnesota 0 Boston 3 Milwaukee 2 New York 2 Baltimore It.. ' Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) California (Wright 5-8)'* at Minnesota (Blyleven 8-7), 9 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 11-5) at Chicago (Bahnsen 7-C), 9 p;m. Cleveland (Kekich 1-2) at Milwaukee (BelJ 7-6), 2:30 p.m. Detroit (Lolich 7-6) at New York (Dobson 1-1), 7:30 p.m. Baltimore (Palmer 7-4) Boston. (Only games scheduled) Friday's Games Texas at Kan City, night" California at Minn, night Oakland at Chicago, night Cleveland at Milw, night Detroit at New York, night Baltimore at Boston, night" at Major League Leaders Leading Batters National League 55 56 69 68 Mota, LA Torre, St.L Goodsn, SF Bonds, SF Watsn, Hou Maddox, SF 55 Unser, Phil 49 Fairly, Mtl 53 Lopes, LA 55 Crdnl, Chi 65 g ab r. b. pet. 41 137 17 47 .343 192 29 65 .339 205 18 68 .332 280 66 92 .329 247 44 81 .328 213 24 69 .324 145 22 47 .324 152 25 49 .322 197 32 62 .315 236 41 74 .314 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 44 127 23 51 .402 Horton, Det 36 135 20 50 .370 Carew, Min 60 232 42 77 .332 Kelly, Chi 48 191 33 62 .325 D.Allen, Chi 60 216 38 70 .324 Kkptk, KC 56 203 34 65 .320 Maybry, KC 68 238 47 75 .315 Borry, Cal 57 173 24 54 .312 Hndrsn. Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Leon, Chi 58 188 19 58 .309 Home Runs National League: Stargell, I Pitt 21; Aaron, Atl andJ3dnds, SF 18; Evans, Atl and Monday, Chi 16. American League: Mayberry, KC 18; Fisk, Bos and D. Allen, Chi 15; Hendrick and Spikes, Clev and Bando, Oak 14. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 53; Ferguson, LA 49; Stargell, Pitt 47; Bonds, SF 46; Williams, Chi 44. American League: Mayberryj KC 64; Jackson, Oak 56; Melton, Chi 46; Darwin, Minn . 42; Yastrzemski, Bos* and Murcer, NY 41. [ Pitching National League: Bryanty SF 11-4; Billinghiaim, Cin and Wise, St.L 9-3; Reuschel, Chj 9-4; Osteen, LA 8-3; Sutton, LA and Seaver, NY 8-4; Reuss, Hou 8-5. American League: Wood,(Chi 14-8; Singer, Cal 11-3; :Holtzman, Oak 11-5; Splittorffv'KC 10-3; Coleman, Det 10-6. READ THE WANT ADS! 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