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Boccabella's Homers Lead Expos Only 18th Player Montreal's John Boccabella tied a major league record by hitting two home runs — including a grand slam — in one inning as the Expos downed Houston 12-8 Friday night. Boccabella is only the 18th player in major league history to smack two homers in the same inning. Major League Standings By United Press International National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. 49 35 .583 — 42 39 .519 39 40 .494 Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York 40 38 43 37 42 .468 .436 5% 7% 12 34 44 West w. 1. pet. g.b. Los Angeles 52 33 .612 — San Frncsc 48 38 .558 2»/ z Houston 46 41 .529 7 Cincinnati 45 38 .542 6 Atlanta 37 49 .430 15% San Diego 29 54 .349 22 Friday's Results Montreal 12 Houston 8,. 1st Montreal 14 Houston 6, 2nd . Cincinnati 8 Phila 2 Atlanta 2 New York 0 Chicago 8 San Diego 5 Los Ang 3 Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3 San Fran 2 Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) Atlanta (Morton 7-6) at New York (Sadecki 0-0), 2:15 p.m St. Louis (Gibson 7-8) at San Francisco (Barr 6-7), 4 p.m. Houston (Roberts 7-6) at Montreal (Renko 7-5), 8 p.m. Cincinnati (Billingham 11-5) at Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-6), 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (Rooker 2-2). at Los Angeles (Messersmith 7-6), 11p.m. Chicago (Pappas 5-6) at San Diego (Greif 4-12), 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Houston at Montreal Atlanta at New York Cincinnati at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chicago at San Diego St. Louis at San Francisco American League East 1. pet. g.b. New York Baltimore Boston Detroit Milwaukee Cleveland w. 47 37 41 35 41 37 42 40 ,560 .539 .526 .512 .488 .354 3 4 6 17 Oakland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago California Texas 39 41 29 53 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 46 38 .548 46 40 .535 1 41 37 .526 2 42 38 .525 2 41 38 .519 IVz 29 50 .367 Wk Friday's Results Kansas City 12 Detroit 1 New York 5 Minnesota 2 Boston 5 Chicago 2 Texas $ .Milwaukee 2 ;• Cleve 8 Calif f, li inns Oakland 7 Bait 5, 1st Bait 5 Oakland 3, 2nd Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) Boston (Curtis 6-7) at Chicago (Bahnsen 10-7), 2:15 p.m. Texas (Clyde 1-0) at Mil waukee (Slaton 5-6), 2:15 p.m.' New York (McDowell 3-1 and Peterson 6-9) at Minnesota (Woodson 8-4 and Blyleven 10 8), 2, 12 & 7 p.m. California (Ryan 9-10) at Cleveland (G. Perry 8-11), 6 p.m. Detroit (J. Perry 8-7) at Kansas City (Littell 1-2), 8:30 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 12-8) at Baltimore (Alexander 6-4), 7:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Detroit at Kansas City New York at Minnesota Boston at Chicago, 2 Texas at Milwaukee, 2 California at Cleveland, 2 Oak at Baltimore, twilight Major League Leaders By United Press International Leading Batters National League g. ab r. h. pet. Unser, Phil 64 202 33 69 .342 Mota, LA 57 197 24 65 .339 Watsn, Hou 87 321 63 106 .336 Goodsn, SF 73 275 28 90 .327 Mathews, SF 76 260 36 84 .323 Santo, Chi 79 291 45 93 .320 Crdnl, Chi 78 279 47 89 .319 Maddox, SF 72 286 37 91 .318 Hutitn, Phil 56 158 25 50 .316 Fairly, Mtl 70 197 34 62 .315 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blombrg, NY 52 152 28 59 .388 Horton, Det 50 185 24 64 .346 Carew, Min 75 287 52 99 .345 Blair, Bal 72 237 34 75 .316 Bumbry, Bal 54 156 34 49 .314 Murcr, NY 84 330 48 103 .312 D.Allen, Chi 69 245 39 76 .310 May, Mil 79 319 47 98 .307 - Notice WARNING! Persons Caught Steal* ing Golf Balls at the Holiday Inn GOLF RANGE Will Be PROSECUTED to the Fullest Extent of the law. Braun, Min 70 245 35 74 .302 Maybry, KC 84 290 55 87 .300 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt and Bonds, SF 24; Evans, Atl 23; Aaron, Atl and Monday, Chi 21. American League: May berry, KC 20; Fisk, Bos 17; D. Allen, Chi land Jackson, Oak 16; Hendrick and Spikes, Clev, Murcer, NY and Bando, Oak 15. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 62; Stargell, Pitt 61; Bonds, SF 60; Evans, Atl and Watson, Hou 57. American League: Mayberry, KC 78; Jackson, Oak 63; Murcer, NY 58; Melton, Chi 54; Darwin, Minn 52. Pitching National League; Bryant, SF 13-5; Billingham, Cin 11-5; Osteen, LA and Wise, St.L 10-4; Reuss, Hou and Sutton, LA 10-5. American League: Wood, Chi 15-12; Hunter, Oak 13-3; Singer, Cal 13-4; Coleman, Det and Holtzman, Oak 12-8. By FRED McMANE UPI Sports Writer John Boccabella, an unknown catcher of modest talents for the Montreal Expos, Friday night became the 18th player in big league history to hit two home runs in one inning when he blasted a pair, including a grand slammer, in the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Expos to a 12-8 victory over the Houston Astros. Boccabella. who has never hit more than five homers in a season, unloaded his third of the season of reliever Jim Ray with the bases empty to trigger an eight-run rally and capped the inning with his first career grand slam off reliever Jim Crawford. The Expos also overpowered the Astros in the nightcap, 14-6, White Sox Beaten 5-2 By Red Sox CHICAGO (UPI)-Chuck Tanner thought his Chicago White Sox had a win assured over the Boston Red Sox Friday night when Bill Melton walked to fill the bases with none out in the eighth inning. Instead, the White Sox failed to cash in on the opportunity and the Red Sox held on for a 5-2 victory. "I couldn't have Melton bunt because it was a cinch double play," Tanner said. "He's got about a leg and a half and he can't run. So when he got the walk I said, 'Lord, you've done it for us."' But Ken Henderson fouled oul and Edd Herrmann grounded into a double play and the White Sox lost their chance. "I was sure we'd win," Tanner said. "If we tie it up, Cy Acosta replaces Wilbur Wood and maybe they don't get tha; last run." Acosta did replace Wood, who took his 12th defeat and his seventh in the last eight decisions, as Carlton Fisk homered with one out in the ninth for the last Red Sox run. Luis Tiant pitched seven innings for the Red Sox before he left the game with a groin injury and Bob Veale took over to get his ninth save and preserve Tiant's 10th win. Veale almost lost it in the eighth when Tony Muser singled and Carlos May and Melton walked to give Tanner hope. Reggie Smith was the leader of the Red Sox offense, getting two singles and a double including his 1,000th major league hit. He also scored once and batted in a run. Fisk hit his 17th homer. It was the Red Sox' fourth straight win and sixth in the last seven games and Manager Eddie Kasko said, "Other teams have had their streaks and now maybe we're starting ours. "We've been playing good ball with good hitting and good defense." with Ron Fairly hitting a pair of homers for Montreal. "It was just one of those things," said Boccabella in reference to his unusual feat. "I was kind of punchy and forgot that I had hit them both in the same inning. I'm more relaxed this year, but it comes easy when everyone on the team is hot." Almost Upstaged Boccabella's achievement came very close to being upstaged in the National League by 25-year-old Ron Schueler, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Schueler pitched a no-hitter against the New York Mets for eight innings only to lose it in the ninth inning when rookie Ron Hodges led off with a single off the glove of second baseman Dave Johnson. Felix Millan Kegisler-Mail SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Saturday, July 7, 1973 Page 13 also singled in the inning and Schueler settled or a two-hitter as the Braves beat the Mets, 20, on a two-run homer by Dick Dietz. Schueler, however, remained philosophic at missing a chance to be listed in the record book. "I'm only in my second year as a major leaguer. I may get it yet." In other NL games, Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh, 3-2, St. Louis edged San Francisco, 3-2, Chicago whipped San Diego, 8- 5, and Cincinnati routed Philadelphia, 8-2. Kansas City walloped Detroit, 12-1, New York topped Min* nesota, 5-2, Boston defeated Chicago, 5-2, Texas beat Milwaukee, 5-2, Cleveland edged California, 8-7, in 11 innings, and Oakland downed Baltimore, 7-5, before losing, 5-3, in American League action. Losing Streak Snapped Don Sutton tossed a seven- hitter and Willie Davis drove in a pair of runs as the Dodgers snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over the Pirates. A crowd of 28,011 attended the game, putting the Dodgers over the one million mark in attendance this season. Bob Gibson won the 233rd game of his major league career to tie Juan Marichal of the Giants as the major league's winning pitcher in the 1 2 Mile Motorcycle Races Knox County Fairgrounds Knoxville, 111. SUNDAY/ JULY 8 Practice 11 A.M. Races 2 P.M. Concession Stand On Grounds Sponsored by SILVER RIMS MOTORCYCLE CLUB A.M.A. Sanctioned College All-Stars Work Out College All-Stars Joe Ferguson, left, of Arkansas and Bert Jones, right, of Louisiana State talk with coach John McKay of Southern California during workout at Northwestern's Dyche Stadium in Evanston Friday. The College All-Stars meet the champion Miami Dolphins in the All-Star game at Chicago's Soldier Field July 27th. UNIFAX Cardinals' triumph over San Francisco. A two-fun double by Jose Cruz in the seventh inning " proved to be the decisive blow for St. Louis. Bernie Carbo also homered for the Cardinals. Rick Monday drove in six runs with a two-run single and a grand slam homer in leading ,the Cubs over the Padres.- Ferguson Jenkins went the route for the Cubs to beat the Padres for the 13th straight time. Nate Colbert had a three- run homer for the Padres. Dave Concepcion doubled v home two runs in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and pave the way for the Reds' triumph over the Phillies. ' Bobby Tolan also drove in two runs for the Reds with a solo homer and a single and Tony Perez added a solo homer. Mike Schmidt homered for the Phillies. Donohue Has Pole Position For Carling GAINESVILLE, Ga. (UPI) Mark Donohue whirled his Sunoco Porsche around the Road Atlanta track at a record pace of 124.42 miles per hour Friday, winning the pole position role for this weekend's Carling Can-Am. Donohue said everything went right for him on the course as he took nearly four seconds off the old course mark set by Peter Rcvson. : Donohue led a group of 20 racers in early qualifying for the season's second Can-Am race. Jody Schcckter was the second fastest qualifier, turning in a 118.57 lap mark hi his Pollak Porsche. Jackie Oliver took the third starting spot after averaging 117.96 m.p.h. in his UOP Shadow. Two racing favoritics', Mario Andretti and George Fpllmer, also qualified for the *race despite engine troubles. Andretti took the 10th spot with a 111.58 clocking but had to head back to the pits early when a small fire erupted' from his engine. Follmer qualified for the sixth starting position despite blowing an engine during the qualifying laps. Hurley Haywood and-'David Hobbs won the fourth and fifth starting positions, with both drivers timed in 117.50 for the 2.5 mile course. Cardinals, Gibson Beat Giants 3-2 SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Bob Gibson has avenged a couple of recent defeats by the San Francisco Giants, but apparently has launched another war against them. Things got rough Friday night as Gibson plunked Dave Rader in the head in the eighth inning on the way to hurling St. Louis [to a 3-2 win over the Giants. Gibson bested Jim Banr, who pitched brilliantly, after losing two close decisions to Barr earlier this year. It was a big win for Gibson since it gave him 233 for his long career, tying him with Juan Marichal for the lead among active Major League hurlera Since Marichal is out of the Giants' starting rotation, Gibson figures soon to move in front of him. Gibson said after the contest, "I never set any goals. I enjoy winning every game. The only thing I like to do every year is win 20 games. You know if you have enough of those (20-game seasons), you'll get 200. When you join a guy like Marichal, that's pretty good company." Tough on Curves Gibson said, "Candlestick Park is usually tough on curve balls. You have to do things differently, compensate. I had control of all my pitches to, night." That last comment was taken more or less as an admission that the pitch that hit Rader was no accident. The big hurler said. "Rader can say what he wants. It's OK with mc. I'm not going to discuss it. This is like a family feud. You don't talk to outsiders about it." As Rader tells it, Gibson hit ia pop-up in the top of the eight and Rader said, "It's straight up." "He walked by the plate and called me a wise guy," Rader said. I said, 'No, sir, I'm not that kind of guy.' " But when Rader came up, he told the umpires what he thought might happen. Rader was tagged on the batting helmet and Gibson was warned by the umpire, which means an automatic fine. Could Be Dead "Three inches lower and I Could be dead. He doesn't have to do that," said Rader later. 'When Chris Speier walked in the ninth, he began riding Gibson from first and was seen making the traditional choke gesture to the throat. The game ended tensely. Gibson spaced seven hits, walked two and struck out eight in evening his record to 8-8 while Barr, now 6-8, retired the first 15 men he faced and then Yanks Snap Losing Streak gave up a Bernie Carbo homer in the sixth. The Giants got that one back .on singles by Rader and Bobby Bonds sandwiched around Barr's sacrifice. The Cardinals pushed two across in the seventh on a two - run double by Jose Cruz that followed the Giants* blow-, ing of what should hava'.been an inning - ending twin killing. Rader's free ticket, Jim Ho- wai'th's pinch single and two infield outs brought home the second Giant run in the eighth, but Gibson was too tough from there on. Feelings could still be a bit high this afternoon as Reggie Cleveland (9-5) of the Cards battles Don Carrithers (1-1) of the hosts. By NEIL HERSHBERG UPI Sports Writer Manager Ralph Houk's confidence in pitcher Fred Beene's ability has finally paid off. Beene, who won only one game for New York in his rookie season last year, went 8 1-3 innings Friday night for his fifth consecutive win, as the Yankees rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to down the Minnesota Twins, 5-2. Jim Ray Hart's three-run homer capped the uprising as the Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak. "I'm really thrilled to have won five games for the Yankees," the 30 - year-old Beene said. "I got up to the majors late but I'm glad I finally had the opportunity to help." Midwest League By United Press International Cedar Rapids 8 Appleton 6 Quincy 3 Wis. Rapids 2 Quad Cities 5 Danville 2 Burlington 14 Waterloo 4 Clinton 7 Decatur 2 Beene, whose 1.65 ERA is the best on the club, needed ninth inning relief help from Sparky Lyle, who earned his 22nd save of the season. The victory lifted the Yankees to two full games in front of the second-place Baltimore Orioles. In other American League action, Boston defeated Chicago, 5-2, Kansas City routed Detroit, 12-1, Cleveland edged California, 8-7, in 11 innings, Oakland won, 5-3, ater bowing, 7-5, to Baltimore in the opener, and Texas trimmed Milwaukee, 5-2. In the National League, Montreal trounced Houston in a doubleheader, 12-8 and 14-6, Cincinnati ripped Philadelphia, 8-2, Atlanta blanked New York, 2-0, Chicago downed San Diego, 8-5, Los Angeles edged Pittsburgh, 3-2, and St. Louis nipped San Francisco. 3-2. Reggie Smith collected his 1,000th major league hit, scored ,'once and batted in a run and I Carlton Fisk hit his 17th homer 'to lead the Red Sox over Wilbur Wood and the slumping Chicago White Sox. Jeff Burroughs and Bill Sudakis hit home runs to lead the Rangers over Milwaukee. Sudakis hit a solo homer in the ithird, his third of the season, and Burroughs' homer was a two-run shot in the fourth. Merv Rettenmund's two-run homer sparked Baltimore's victory in the nightcap after Dick Green keyed the A's attack in the opener with four runs batted in. In the second game, the Orioles erased a 3-2 Oakland lead in the seventh inning when Brooks Robinson doubled and Rettenmund knocked in his second home run of the year. Rookie Enos Cabell followed with his first major league home run. Green highlighted a four-run second inning of the opener with a two-run double. Green also cracked a two-run single in the sixth inning as Jim Hunter hiked his record to 13-3. Amos Otis scortd four hits, including a two-run homer, and John Mayberry clouted his 20th homer of the season as Kansas City routed Detroit. Otis and Mayberry hit their homers back-to-back in the sixth inning to pace a four-run sixth inning. With two out in the sixth, Cookie Rojas singled and Otis followed with his 14th homer. Mayberry then orbited his 20th roundtripper, driving in his 78th run of the season. Charlie Spikes singled with [one out in the 11th inning to score Buddy Bell from third base with the winning run as Cleveland edged California. Bell opened the 11th with a single, Walt Williams bunted and Bell was safe at second on the fielder's choice as Williams In Good Condition NEW YORK (UPI) - Sham, runner-up to Triple Crown champion Secretariat in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, was reported in good condition today following surgery to repair a fractured cannon bone on his right front leg. Sham finished last in the Belmcnt Stakes. reached first. A sacrifice moved both runners up and John Ellis was given an intentional pass to fill the bases bnfore Spikes followed with a lino smash off the leftfiuld fence. Hurdleg Record ZURICH, Switzerland (UPI) — Rod Milburn of Southern University clipped one-tenth of a second off the established 110|meter hurdles record Friday night when he was clocked in 13.1 seconds during the Zurich International Athletic meet. Milburn shared the old record with Martin Lauer of West Germany and U.S. track stars Lee Calhoun, Earl McCullough and Willie Davenport. Hannah Signed FOXBORO, Mass. (UPI) John Hannah, a University of Alabama guard, was signed Friday by the New England Patriots for the 1973 National Football League season. Hannah, 6-2, 271 pounds, was the Patriots' No. 1 draft choice. GALESBURG LINCOLN-MERCURY • Rental Cars Has More Kinds of: • Rental Plans • Payment Plant For More Kinds of People • Comet • Monte rey< • Montego Rent Hourly . . . Daily , . , Weekly . . . Monthly . , . Annually THEY NOW HONOR The following Credit Cards I For Your Convenience 120 N. Brood 342-4121

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