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Chicago's Wilbur Wood Posts 16th Victory of Year ' Wilbur Wood, the ace knuckle* Jt»»ller of the Chicago White ?Sftc, defeated the New York Yankees Monday night when .his teammates rallied for two trtfis in the ninth inning against "relief specialist Sparky Lyle to .score a 4-3 victory. jPhe Yankees, who scored • three runs in the second inning ijagainst their old nemesis, took ,,a[JM lead into the ninth and left jn the hands of Lyle, who already has recorded 22 saves fthis season. But this time. r Sparky didn't have it. Lyle, who took over from George Medich in the eighth inning, surrendered a pinch single to Luis Alvarado to open the ninth and Buddy Bradford followed with another single, sending Alvarado to third. The next batter, Jorge Orta, hit a grounder to second baseman Horace Clarke, who instead of going for the double play, threw to the plate too late to get the speedy Alvarado. Bradford moved to second on the play at home, and after Eddie Leon struck out, Pat Kelly singled in Bradford with the winning run. "We were lucky," admitted Chicago Manager Chuck Tanner. "Kelly's game-winning hit just went by Gene Michael and Alvarado's hit just went by an infielder. But we were due for a game like that. We haven't had one like that for a long time." In the only other American League action, Boston blanked Minnesota, 2*0, Baltimore topped California, 5-3, Texas nipped Detroit, 0-7, in 12 innings and Kansas City routed &gfster-Mail SPORTS it Galesburg, 111, July 10, 1973 Tuesday, Page 16 Milwaukee, 134. New York edged Houston, 2-1, in 12 innings, Cincinnati walloped Montreal, 11*0, and Atlanta topped Philadelphia, 83, in 10 innings, in the only scheduled National League activity. Bill Lee pitched a seven* hitter and Rico Petrocelli hit a two-run homer as the Red Sox moved to within one game of the first-place Yankees in the AL East. The victory was Boston's seventh in its last eight games. The Orioles took advantage of an error by rightfielder Richie Scheinblum to score three unearned runs in the fifth en route to victory over the Angels. Scheinblum dropped a line drive off the bat of Bobby Grich, allowing two runs to score, and Tommy Davis capped the rally with a run* scoring single. Dave McNally went six innings to gain his eighth victory. Jim Mason hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning to lead the Rangers over the Tigers. Texas collected 18 hits, including five by Vic Harris, who set a club record for most hits in a game. Jim Northrup, Gates Brown and Willie Horton all homered tor Detroit while Bin Sudakis connected for Texas. Kurt Bcvacqua, a fifth-inning replacement for Paul Schaal, drove in six runs with a grand slam homer and a bases-loaded single to spark the Royals' triumph over the Brewers. Bevacqua's homer was only his second of the year. Paul Splittorff benefitted from Bevacqua's lusty hitting to record his 12th victory in 17 decisions. Atlanta Rallies to Defeat Phillies in Extra Innings •MM f vJ By UPI ri flank Aaron's chronic back ailment was troubling him Monday night so Atlanta Braves Manager Eddie Mathews told the sfoar slugger that he'would use him "only as a last resort." Aaron suited up but Mathews was as good as his word, passing over Hank four times when he used pinch Jhittiers in a 6-3, 10-inning victory over the Philadelphia •Phillies. Mathews appeared to have reached a "last resort" when the Braves had a runner on base with two out in the ninth and trailed, 3-1. Everyone in th?, ball park expected to see No. 44 come out of the dugout to try and hit a game-tying homer but Mathews' selection was Paul Casanova, who had a total of zero homers in 1973. So, Casanova hit a two-run homer, tying the score at 3-3 and setting the stage for pinch hitters Frank Tepedino to walk and Norm Miller to double home the tie4>reaking run in the 10th as the Braves rallied with three runs for the victory. "My back hurts right at the base of my butt," explained Aaron. "It's bothered me off and on all season. I may feel fine Tuesday night. Sometimes I can hurt just by the way I sleep in bed." The New York Mcts defeated the Houston Astros, 2-1, in 12 innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Montreal Expos, 11-6, in a nationally televised game in the other National League action. Steve Carlton had a 3-1 lead going into the ninth but Casanova's homer tied the score and the Braves won the game in the 10th when Miller came through with his double. Ralph Garr's infield hit and Marty Perez' sacrifice fly delivered two more runs and gave reliever Tom House his- first win. Willie Montanez and Bill Robinson homered for the Phillies. Hal King's pinch-hit grand slam homer was the big blow of a seven-run sixth-inning rally which carried the Reds over the Expos. Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench homered for Cincinnati in a wild game during which Montreal and Cincinnati pitchers combined to walk a National League record 25 batters The teams used a total of 10 pitchers and left a total of 26 runners on base—all before a national TV audience which must have been wishing they had turned on a rerun of King Kong. Felix Millan's two-out single in the 12th inning drove in the winning run for the Mets, who tied the score against Don Wilson in the ninth on Jim Beauchamp's-. run-scoring single. Lee May had given the Astros a 1-0 lead when he hit his 13th homer in the seventh inning. Major League Standings \ National League East w. 1. pet g.b. Chicago , 49 37 .570 St. Louis 43 40 .518 4tt Montreal 40 42 .488 7 Pittsburgh 37 44 .457 Ms Philadelphia 38 46 .452 10 New York 35 46 .432 iltt West w. I. pet. g.b. 54 33 .62L 48 49 47 40 31 38 39 43 49 54 .558 .557 .522 .448 .365 5tt 5tt 8tt 15 22 Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego Monday's Results Cincinnati 11 Montreal 6 New York 2 Hou, 1,12 inns Atlanta 6 Phila 3,10 inns (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) Cincinnati (Grimsley 7-5) at Montreal (Torrez 5-6), 8 p.m. Houston (Reuss 11-5) at New York (Matlack 6-10), 8 p.m. Atlanta (Schueler 4-4) at Philadelphia (Brett 7-2), 7:30 p.m. St. Louis (Murphy 1-3) at Los Angeles (Osteen 10-4), 11 p.m. Pittsburgh (Moose 6-8) at San Diego (Troedson 4-0), 10:30 p.m. Chicago (Reuschel 9-5) at San Francisco (Bryant 13-5), 11 p.m. American League East New York Boston Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee Cleveland Oakland Kansas City California Minnesota Chicago Texas w. I. pet. g.b. 48 40 .546 44 38 .537 42 37 .532. 43 42 .506 42 42 .500 29 56 .341 West w. I. pet. g.b. 48 38 .558 - 1 1% 3% 4 17% 48 44 43 44 30 41 39 39 40 53 .539 .530 .524 .524 .381 2Vz 3 3 16% Monday's Results Baltimore 5 California 3 Texas 9 Detroit 7,12 inns Kan City 13 Milwaukee 6 Chicago 4 New York 3 Boston 2 Minnesota 0 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) Boston (Tiant 10-8) at Minnesota (Kaat 9-7), 9 p.m. New York (McDowell 3-1) at Chicago (Bahnsen 10-8), 9 p.m. Kansas City (Busby 5-9) at Milwaukee (Colborn 11-4), 9 p.m. Texas (Siebert 6-7) at Detroit (Coleman 12-8), 9 p.m. California (May 6*6) at Baltimore (Palmer 8-6), 7:30 p.m. Oakland (Odom 2-9) at Cleveland (Tidrow 5-9), 6 p.m. Sixkiller Tries Out Major League Leaders Among those who turned out for the first day of the Los Angeles Rams 1973 training camp was Sonny Sixkiller, former University of Washington star quarterback. Here he throws a pass as wide receiver Lance Rentzel watches. Sixkiller, of American Indian descent, is trying out for the team as a free agent. UNIFAX Don't Blame the Coach' Poor Bullpen Reason For Mets 9 Nosedive: McGraw Mota, LA Watsn, Hou 90 UnSer, Phil 67 Goodsn, SF 75 Maddox, SF 74 Mathws, SF 78 Rbnsn, Phil 49 Cedeno, Ho 72 Rose, Cin 85 Crdnl, Chi 80 National League ab r. h. pet 196 24 67 .342 g. 58 334 65112 214 34 71 284 28 92 .335 .332 .324 For Yankees' Jim Ray White Sox shortstop late for the double to win 4-3. UNIFAX ced at Second Hart (43), is forced out at second by Eddie Leon. The relay to first was too play. The White Sox came from behind Tip From Teammate Helped CHICAGO (UPI) -A tip from a iteammate to get on top turned Chicago White Sox knuckleballer Wilbur Wood SrBtinici. m Wood, who early in the,sca­ up straight instead of getting on top," Wood said. "You've got to go at the hitter and I wasn't, and he told me about it." 'If you're going at the hitter, By MILTON RICH MAN UPI Sports Editor NEW YORK (UPI) - "Don't blame him, blame me! IJ's not his fault, it's mine." Tug McGraw, the New York Mets' lefty reliever, isn't trying to be a martyr. Nor is he trying to "protect" his seemingly snakebit manager, Yogi Berra. All stand-up Tug McGraw is trying to do, as bast he can, is convey his honest deep down feelings about the underlying reason for the Mets' dizzy nosedive into the cellar. Not many ballplayers around today would voluntarily finger themselves as the cause of their ball club's backslide, particularly with such a convenient target available as the manager, but then not many ballplayers have as much son apparently was heading for it doesn't change the speed 0 f dacKDonc as Jl)g Ma,law a minimum of 30 victories, had the pitch but id's going down-j He isn't terrified by the truth. found ill fortune instead, and ward and it's harder to hit was apparently heading for his I don't know whether that's the eighth loss in the last nine'whole thing or not," Wood games Monday night. jadded. "I'm going to try it The Yankees clouted him for and who knows, maybe some- three hits and three rung and tiling else will go wrong." a 3-0 lead in the second inning and Wood, disgusted, asked another Sox knuckleballer, Eddie Fisher, to "watch me." But after Fisher's tip, Wood retired 17 consecutive batters, walked none and struck out five, giving up only two hits "He told me I was standing;in the last six innings. Baseball Excursion Thurs., July 12 - 2J >M . WHITE SOX vs. BALTIMORE Bus, Beer, Ticket 5 12.00 Downtown Lounge 65 S. Cherry "When all the injuries began piling up, our offense and defense naturally weakened," McGraw say.s, "That created a situation where our relief pitching became all the more important. By that I mean our relief pitching had to bej stronger than ever, and Ij wasn't. This is the reason we're! I in last place, not because 1 Yogi's doing a poor job." Notice the Oiiange? Notice how Tug McGraw i changes from first person' plural to first person singular! there. * i Notice how he says "our": relief pitching had to be stronger, and how he then says "1" wasn't. There's your lipolf on Tug McGraw. The Mets' bullpen has been so bad lately, it's been a joke. To illustrate more vividly, during the past six weeks the Mets have lost 18 ball games in which they led as late as the seventh, eighth or ninth innings. Had they won little more than half these games, say 12, they'd be in first place now in '.ha National League East. When you talk about the Mets' bullpen, it also includes Ray Sadecki, Jim McAndrew, Phil Hennigan, George Stone and Buzz Capra, but the one you're really talking about is Tug McGraw. Was the Best Reliever The determined ex-Marine, with that square chin of his always thrust forward, was the best reliever in the league the past two years. His screwball was so good, it moved him up into the $75,000 salary range. Last year and the i Foli on List MONTREAL (UPI) - Shortstop Tim Foli of the Montreal Expos has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as of Sunday, July 8, the club announced Monday. Foli fractured his jaw in a collision with Houston's Bob Watson during the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon's game at Jarry Park. He wiil be released from Royal Victoria Hospital Tuesday. Foli was replaced by infielder Larry Lintz, from the International League's Peninsula Whips. year before his ERA was 1.70; now it's 6.24 and rising. His over-all V>g the last two years was 19-10; now it's 0-4. Last year he was an All-Star; now he's a no-star. Practically every time he goes out lately, he gets shellacked. "The toughest part of the relief pitcher's job is that people get to rely on him so much," says McGraw, who set a club record by saving 27 games last year for the Mets." They relied on me quite a bit the past four years, and now I'm letting them down. That hurts. I guess that's really what hurts most of all. The only consolation is you know everybody feels you're trying to do your best." That, Tug McGraw is doing. It Worked Last Week He finally decided to simply go out and throw the ball the same way he did when lie was pitching for St. Vincent's High in Vallejo, Calif., and it worked last waek against Montreal. But he was hammered, hammered hard by the Atlanta Braves Saturday, when they ripped him for three hits and three runs in one-third of an inning. There is a soft compassionate sida to Yogi Berra few people javer see. Here he's in deep I grease himself, fighting to keep his job, and who do you think he's deeply concerned about? Tug McGraw. Berra is concerned because he knows how hard his gritty reliever always tries. "Whadd'ya tryin' to do," he kidded McGraw the other day, "get me fired?" M c G r a w's face became flushed when he heard the remark. There were no tears, but suddenly there was suspicious mist around his eyes. "I knew Yogi was joking, trying to make me feel good," says Tug McGraw, "but I knew how much it was hurting him, too." Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. 291 38 94 .323 267 36 86 322 171 27 55 .322 277 52 88 .318 344 59 109 .317 284 48 90 .317 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 55 161 29 61 .379 Horton, Det 53 197 26 69 .350 Carew, Min 76 289 52 99 .343 May, Mil 83 338 53 106 .314 Murcr, NY 88 346 49108 .312 D.Allen, Chi 69 245 39 76 310 Blair, Bal 75 249 36 77 .309 Braun, Min 74 255 35 78 .306 Krkptk, KC 72 249 43 76 .305 Maybry, KC 87 299 57 91 .304 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt and Bonds, SF 24; Aaron and Evans, Atl 23; Johnson, Atl and Monday, Chi 21. American League: Mayberry, KC 20; Fisk, Bos and Jackson, Oak 17; D. Allen, Chi and Bando, Oak 16. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 68; Stargell, Pitt 61; Bonds, SF 60; Watson, Hou 59; Perez, Cin 58. American League: Mayberry, KC 80; Jackson, Oak 65; Murcer, NY 58; Darwin, Minn 56; Melton, Chi 54. 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