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Thursday, July 5, 1973
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Astros, MSrams t'rovule Own "Fireworks By FRED McMANE VPl Sfxrtg Writer the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros staged their own Fourth of July "fireworks" display Wednesday night—with baseballs serving as skyrocket*. The Astros swept a holiday doubleheader from the Braves, 11*4 and 124, and in the process, the two teams banged out 56 hits, including 10 home runs, to highlight the day's National League activity. Houston collected 30 hits in the doubleheader-15 in each game—and got a pair of homers each from Doug ftarfef and Tommie Agee and a grand slam in the nightcap from Lee May. Rader had five RBl's in the doubleheader. The Braves got 12 hits in the first game, including homers by Frank Tepedino and Darrell Evans, and banged out 14 hits in the nightcap, including a pair of homers by Dave Johnson and a solo shot by Ralph Garf. A Lot Easier "I really like hitting hi Atlanta Stadium," said Rader, who echoes the sentiments of most NL batters. "It's a lot easier to hit one out of here than in the Astrodome." In other NL action, Montreal beat New York, 7 -5, San Diego downed Los Angeles, 44, St. Louis routed Pittsburgh. 114, Chicago topped Philadelphia, 32, in 10 innings" and San Francisco whipped Cincinnati, 6-2. In American League games, Boston took a doubleheader from New York, 24 and 4-0, Chicago beat Texas twice, 2-0 and 6-2, Baltimore won a suspended game ; from Milwaukee, 64, then- took the regularly scheduled contest, 10- Register -Mail - SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Thursday, July S, 1973 Page 39 7, Cleveland topped Detroit, 5-2, Kansas City edged Minnesota, 5-4, and California downed Oakland, 3-1. Montreal rallied for seven runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Mets for the third straight day. The Mets had a 5- 0 lead behind ace Tom Seaver when the Expos erupted for five hits against Seaver and reliever Buzz Capra, with pinch hitter Ron Woods deliver* ing the big blow—a three-run homer. Willie Mays, George Theodore and Duffy Dyer all homered for the Mets. Troedson Pitches Victory Rich Troedson, with ninth- inning relief help from Vicente Romo and Mike Caldwell, pitched San Diego to victory over Los Angeles and helped hand the Dodgers their fifth straight loss. Troedson blanked the Dodgers until one out in the ninth when two singles and a pair of errors spoiled his shutout and forced him out of the game. Dave Roberts had a homer for the Padres. Ted Sizemore and Ken Reitz each drove in three runs to spark the Cardinals' victory Over the Pirates. The Cards scored eight runs in the fourth inning to break the game open and provide Tom Murphy with his first victory of the year. Al Oliver had a homer for Pittsburgh. Ron Santo hit a two-run homer with one out in the last of the 10th inning to lift the Cubs to victory over the Phillies. Philadelphia had gone ahead, 2-1, in the top of the inning, but Glenn Beckert singled to open the Cubs' 10th and Santo followed with his 11th homer of the year. The Giants, trailing 24, alter six innings, erupted for four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Reds. The Giants collected five hits in the inning with Gary Thomasson delivering a run-scoring triple and Dave Rader singling home Thomasson with the go-ahead run. New York Loses Pair to Red Sox In a holiday doubleheader at Yankee Stadium Wednesday before 41,693 fans, the 1973 Yankees did something the old Yankees never used to do. They beat themselves. Suffering a pair of losses to the Boston Red Sox, by 2-1 and 1-0 margins, the Yankees had their Eastern Division lead over Baltimore shaved to two games while both Boston and Detroit are only four games out. The first game is the one the old Yankees would have never lost. Boston trailed, 1-0, with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning when Carlton Fisk rapped a hard grounder at third baseman Graig Nettles. It could have been a game-ending double play. Nettles fired to Bernie Allen at second for the second out but pinch-runner Tommy Harper barrelled into Allen whose relay ticked off the glove of first baseman Ron Blomberg as the tying run scored. Cart Yast- rzemski, who was on. second, never stopped running and headed for home. Blomberg retrieved the ball and could have thrown Yaz out at the plate but his throw was low and skipped past catcher Wurman Munson as Yaz scored the winning run. • "It was just a stupid play, a stupid play," Blomberg said. In the second game, Yaz singled in the only run of the contest and Rogelio Moret pitched his first complete game in nearly two years, to beat George Medich with a six- hitter, j In other AL games, Bal-| timore beat Milwaukee, 64, in 10 innings, in the completion of a suspended game and then beat the Brewers, 10-7, in the regular game, Chicago beat Texas twice, 2-0 and 6-2, California downed Oakland, 34, Kansas City edged Minnesota, 54, and Cleveland downed Detroit, 5-2. Elbe Hendricks' two - run homer in the 10th inning gave Baltimore the victory over Milwaukee in the completion of Tuesday night's suspended game. In the regularly scheduled game, Paul Blair's two- run single in the eighth lifted Baltimore to victory. Buddy Bradford's homer and a four-hit shutout by Jim Geddes and Cy Acosta gave. Chicago its victory over Texas in the first game. In the second game, Chicago's Bart Johnson and Terry Forster combined on a four-hitter to complete the doubleheader sweep. California took advantage of Sal Bando's throwing error to score three runs in the seventh and beat Oakland. Bill Singer got his 13th win with relief help from Dave Sells while Dave Hamilton took the loss. Cookie Rojas' two-out, bases- loaded single capped a four-run ninth and gave Kansas City the victory over Minnesota. Reliever Bill Hands threw two balls to complete a walk to Fred.Patek that forced in the tying run and Rojas followed with his two-run single. Leo Cardenas singled home two runs to help Cleveland beat Detroit. Milt Wilcox went 5 1-3 innings to get the win with relief help from Tom Hilgendorf while Mike Strahler took the loss. j Major League Standings 5% 8 9 National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 48 34 .585 — St. Louis 41 38 .519 Montreal 37 39 .481 Philadelphia 37 42 .474 Pittsburgh 36 41 .468 New York 33 43 .434 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 51 32 48 46 43 35 28 pet g.b. .561 - 36 38 38 49 53 .614 .571 .548 .531 .417 .346 5V4 7 Wk 22 Red Sox first baseman Carl Yastrzemski scores the winning run of two unearned runs in (the ninth inning as the throw to the plate puis Yankees calteher Thurmbh Munson (15) away from the play. Scoring took place as a bases-loaded Scores Winning Run double play ball was thrown into (the dirt to allow the runs to come in and give Boston the 24 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at New York Wednesday. UNIFAX Cubs iii Dramatic Finishes Cardinals Clobber Pirates; Murphy Is Winning Pitcher ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Tom Murphy pitched an 11-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, giving him his first win in the National League. Murphy, obtained from the Kansas City organization in May, has a 1-3 season record. He, along with Ted Sizemore, Joe Torre, Bernie Carbo and Ken Reitz, drove in runs in the Cardinals' biggest inning of the year. Carbo, the first of 12 batters in the St. Louis fourth, led off with a single but was out at second when Reitz was safe on a fielder's choice. Mike Tyson singled, Murphy doubled home, Lou Brock was intentionally walked and Sizemore singled home Tyson and Murphy. Torre then singled home Brock, and Ted Simmons was safe on Rich Zisk's fielding error to fill the bases before Jose Cruz struck out for the second out of the inning. Carbo singled home Sizemore and Torre, and Reitz singled home Simmons before Tyson struck out. Pittsburgh starter Bob Moose, whose record is now 6-8, left the game after. Torre's single. Tom Dettore relieved and finished the game. Brock stole his 22nd base of the season and 587th of his career. The total moved him ahead of Maury Wills and into a 14th place tie, with William Dahlen on the all-time base-, stealing list. '/i MILE MOTORCYCLE RACES KNOX COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS KNOXVILLE, ILL. Off of Interstate 74 SUNDAY, JULY 8 Practice: 11 A.M. Races: 2 P.M. A.M.A. Sanctioned Concession Stand Open on The Grounds SPONSORED BY Silver Rims Motorcycle Club GALiSBURG, IU. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL Chuck Prorher 309*343-9904 Ed Smith 3094094897 CHICAGO (UPI) - For dramatic finishes, Chicago Cub Manager Whitey Lockman does not have to take a back seat to his players. Lockman was pleased Wednesday after Ron Santb's two- run homer in the 10th inning beat Philadelphia 3-2. It was the seventh time in the last 11 victories the Cubs have come from behind. Lockman' recalled when he was with the 1954 New York Giants, who went on to beat Cleveland in four straight games in the World Series. "I had 16 home runs that year and I know 12 of them won ball games," he said. "As a matter of fact, it was the order of the day that year because we won so many games in the late innings. "And just like then this team "That was the pitch I thought would go for a home run. Wilson usually gets me out so I figured he'd try to catch a . ..corner. I was the most sur- has to struggle to win — but! . . . .. . ,. . , ° A , ... .jpnsed person in the ball park 41, „ . . '—rr«U,nrr ihn Irtk Anna " i r they're getting the job done. when the ball came down the Santo, who now has 11 homers, ... and leads the team in runs^ddle and I really swung j Rignthanded batted in with.47, was not thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning. "You know that a home run can win the game," he said. But I was thinking base hit. On the pitch before I hit the home run, which was a blazing fast ball by Billy Wilson, I uppercut the ball and it went foul. hard." Santo, a member of the 1969 Cubs, who were 5& games in front in September only to finish second, said he wasn't getting too worked up yet about a possible pennant. "I've been through this before so I refuse to get excited," he said. "The St. Louis Cardinals are Pearson Wins Firecracker 500 at Daytona Speedway starting to creep up and Phillies have improved 200 per cent. I don't think I'm kidding anyone when I say this is one hell of a division." Contract Purchased PITTSBURGH (UPI) pitcher John Lamb, whose promising career was nearly wrecked by a skull fracture in 1971, rejoiced in his double good fortune today. Pressed for pitching, the Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Lamb's contract Wednesday from their Charleston, W.Va., farm club in the International League and ordered him to report to St. Louis where the Pirates play the Cardinals tonight. The news came the day after Lamb's wife gave birth to their second child. ; Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego Wednesday's Results San Fran 6 Cincinnati, 2 St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 3 Phila 2, 10 inns Houston 11 Atlanta 4, 1st Houston 12 Atlanta 8. 2nd Montreal 7 New York 5 San Diego 4 Los Ang 2 Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT New York (Matlack 3-6 at Montreal (Torrez 4-6), 8 p.m. Philadelphia (Carlton 7-9 at Chicago (Reuschel 9.-4), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Briles 6-7) at St. Louis (Foster 5-5), 7 p.m. San Diego (Arlin 4-5) at Los Angeles (Osteen 10-3), 11 p.m. Houston (Wilson 6-8) at Atlanta (Harrison 3-2), 8 p.m. San Francisco (Bryant 13-5) at Cincinnati (Grimsley 7-5), 8 p.m. Friday's Games Hou at Montreal, 2, twi-night Atlanta at New York, night th Cincinnati at Phila, night 'Pittsburgh at Los Ang, night Chicago at San Diego, night St. Louis at San Fran, night .541 .513 .513 .494 .350 pet .549 .539 .538 .526 .524 .351. 2 4 4 5% 17 g-b. 1 1 2 2 15tt American League East w. I. New York 46 36 Baltimore 40 34 Detroit 41 39 Boston 39 37 9\4 j Milwaukee 39 40 12 | Cleveland 28 52 j West w. 1. Oakland 45 37 3 1 .4'Minnesota 41 35 Chi 42 36 California 41 37 Kansas City 44 40 Texas 27 50 Wednesday's Results Baltimore 6 Milwaukee 4 susp. game 7-3,10 inns Bait 10 Milw 7, reg. gm Boston 2 New York 1, 1st Boston 1 New York 0, 2nd Cleveland 5 Detroit 2 Chicago 2 Texas 0, 1st Chicago 6 Texas 2, 2nd Kan City 5 Minnesota 4 California 3 Oakland 1 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Chicago (Bahnsen 1 - 2 at Texas (Siebert 5-7) 8:30 p.m. Kansas City (Splittorff 10-5) at Minnesota (Decker 3-2), 9 p.m. Cleveland (Strom 1-9) at Detroit (Lolich 8-8), 8 p.m. Boston (Lee 9-3) at New York 2 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Friday's Games Detroit at Kan City, night N.Y. at Minn, 2, twi-night Texas at Milwaukee, night California at Clevc, night Oak at Baltimore, 2, twi-night Major League Leaders 56 71 84 Unser, Phil Mo La, LA Goodsn, SF Watsn, Hou Maddox, SF 70 Mathws, SF 74 Rbnsn, Phil 44 Santo, Chi 77 Crdnl, Chi 78 Cedeno, Ho 66 National League g. ab r. h. 63 197 32 68 188 24 64 267 28 90 308 59 103 278 37 90 252 36 81 150 24 48 232 44 90 279 47 89 255 47 80 By STANLEY W. DARDEN DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — His hair is now almost totally gray, the product of too many close brushes with concrete walls at 180 miles per hour and / too' many Jeft-hand turns in the high-banked speedways across the South. But David Gene Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C., proved himself the master of NASCAR Grand National auto racing Wednesday with a convincing victory in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway.. . . » , . . Pearson, 38, made his comeback complete by outpacing superstar Richard Petty in a magnificent head-to-head duel that brought 5,000 racing fans screaming to their feet at the venerable old speedway. Petty's nemesis seems to be the mid-summer Firecracker classic. The Randleman, N.C., driver has won the richer, more prestigious Daytona 500 four book I know to stay in front of-turn. Yarborough suffered only a minor bruise on his forehead, but the front end of his oar was Richard," said Pearson. One trick was some shrewd drafting that placed : Pearson 's .Wood Brothers Mercury behind other cars,* using their speed, to stay m; fcootvwlute'Peuyfa, Doj^j labored alone or in Brief bfle- car drafts. "The only reason I was ahead was because I had five cars to draft behind and Petty only had one—me," said Pearson: He also said Petty was hurt by having behind him Gordon Johncock, the 1973 Indianapolis 500 winner. Johncock finished fourth in his 1973 Chevrolet^ over the west turn behind the third place Buddy * Baker in a 1973 Dodge. Pearson's average speed in winning the 1973 Firecracker was a slow 158.468 m.p.h. All times for the 1973; Firecracker were slower thani usual because of new NASCAR! regulations which reduce the' size of throttle bore openings in I totally'djernollshed. Bobby' Allison "blew an engine in front of the grandstand on the 124th lap. ; ^ea|s»'s' iv i«Hn wis' werto $15,150 out of the total purse of $115,000, richest haul for a 400- miler in NASCAR history. The race was slowed by two caution flags covering a total of 48 miles. The first flag came qn Yarborough's collision and the second came when Allison blew his engine, compounded by a brief rain shower which sealed Blmbrg, NY 52 Horton, Det 48 Carew, Min 73 Blair, Bal 70 D.AUen, Chi 69 May, Mil 78 i Bumbry, Bl 53 To make room for Lamb on; Murcer, NY 82 the roster, the Pirates asked j Kelly, Chi 64 waivers on reserve catcher Gerry McNertney, obtained from Oakland last month. American League g. ab r. h. 152 176 279 228 245 315 153 322 258 235 Braun, Min 68 Home Runs National League: 59 62 95 71 76 97 47 98 78 71 ! Pitt 24; Bonds, SF 23; Evans, pet. All 22; Aaron, Ail 21; Monday, .345 Chi 20. .340 American League: Mayberry, .337 KC 19; Fisk, Bos, D. Allen, Chi .334 and Jackson 16, Hendrick .324 and Spikes, Clev, Murcer, NY .321 and Bando, Oak 15. .320 j Runs Batted In .319) National League: Bench, Cin .319 62; Stargell, Pitt 61; Watson, .314 Hou and Bonds, SF 57; Evans, Atl 56. pet. American League: Mayberry, .388 KC 74; Jackson, Oak 63; .352 Murcer, NY 56; Melton, Chi 54; .341 Darwin, Minn 50. .311 Pitching .310 National League: Bryant, SF .308 13-5; Billingham, Cin 11-5; .307^ Osteen, LA 10-3; Wise, St.L 10.304:4; Reuss, Hou 10-5. .302 j American League: Wood, Chi .301 15-11; Singer, Cal 13-4; Hunter, Oak 12-3; Coleman, Det 12-7; Stargell,'Holtzman, Oak 12-8. • Notice • WARNING! times, but has never managed'the big hemisphere-shaped en- to finish better than second in'gwes and the small wedge- jj the Firecracker. j shaped engines. The restrie- "I tried every trick in the| tions were clamped on to lower] -i the speeds of the big stock cars and make the NASCAR races more competitive. Cale Yarborough blew a tire j on the 66th lap and had to dive 1 for the infield when his Chevrolet Malibu slammed into the wall leading into the first WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE MWI185 Persons Caught Stealing Golf Balls at the Holiday Inn GOLF RANGE Will Be PROSECUTED to the Fullest Extent of the Law. FALSTAFF 12 pac cant $2.09 OLDMILWAUKEE 12 pk cans $2.09 STAG - DREWRYS 6 cans $1.09 SEAGRAMS W 0*1. $9.9» v $9,29 5th $4,29 FOUR ROSES HONEY-GO'LITE NORTHERN LITE OLD CROW LITE SCHENLEY XL 5th $3.59 MILLERS - BUSCH 12 pk cans $2.19 12 SCHLITZ pk cans $2.43 MICHELOB 6 pk $1.69 Seagrams Gin '2 $029 Gallon O HOUSE Of STUART SCOTCH 5th $3.99 CUTTY SARK 5th $6.29 VERY OLD BARTON 5th $3.99 COLD DUCK $1.89 12 BLUE RIBBON OLD STYLE pk cans $2.19 12 HAMMS pk cans $2.29 WINDSOR CANADIAN 5th $3.99 TEN HIGH IMPERIAL 5th $3.49 BARTONS QT 5th $3.69 GIN or VODKA 5th $2.99 BURGUNDY WINE 5th 89c PAUL JONES Qt. $4.49 MAIN LIQUOR MART 612 W. 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