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Vodgers 1-0 in NL By JJriited Press international -Wjnitay night Los Angeles' nitler Don Sutton beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on a siifWtter. *i was the Dodgers' third smitoiit in their last five games. They have won nine of their lest 10 games, during which Dodger pitching has allowed a %a|, of 22 runs, and the Los Angeles staff has by far the bfcst earned run average in the Nfct tonal League. :,Sot, Manager Walt Alston talked about Dodger hitting when asked to explain the surge which has carried them tff*i 7%-game lead in the NL Western Division. "The club as a whole is hitting better," said Alston, "and that's why we have this streak going. For * while the club was tired after playing three doubteheaders in 10 days." Sutton and Willie Crawford, whose second*inniflg homer produced the game's only run, put the night's action into a somewhat different perspective. He Feels He's Better "1 fed as though I'm a better pitcher this year because I don't make the same mistakes on the hitters," said Sutton, who struck out nine in raising his season record to 12-5. "I guess the key word would be maturity." Cjalesbuig fegfster-MatI SPORTS • ••• OALESBURG, ILL, TUBS., JULY 17, 1973 PAGE 18 "Just say I was overdue," said Crawford, whose homer was his eighth but first away from home. "People have been reminding me that I hadn't hit any on the road all year." St. Louis beat San Francisco, 3-2, Atlanta defeated New York, 8*6, Houston shaded Montreal, 6*5, in 10 innings, and Cincinnati beat Philadelphia, 1-0, in other NL games. Nelson Briles, the Pirates' hard-luck pitcher, yielded only three hits, in eight innings but one was Crawford's homer and it was enough to tag him with his eighth loss against eight wins. Joe Torre singled home Lou Brock, who had singled and moved to second on a sacrifice, in the eighth inning to give the Cardinals' Bob Gibson his ninth victory and the 234th of his career. Gibson Is now tied with San Francisco's Juan Marknal for the most wins by an active pitcher, Jim Barr also ytekted a homer to Torre as he suffered his ninth loss against seven victories, The Big Blow Dusty Baker's two-run double, following a bases-filled walk to Hank Aaron, was the big blow of a five-run seventh- inning rally which enabled the Braves to hand the Mets' Jerry Koosman his ninth setback. Marty Perez singled home the first run of the inning and Sonny Jackson capped the rally with a sacrifice fly. Jim Panther, who allowed one hit in 1 1-3 innings, received credit rioles Beat Oakland A's >iiin • In AL Action » By United Press International Baltimore's young and not so young got a chance to show off last night and if optimism counts for anything, the Orioles maybe ready to make a run for first place. "I feel as if I'm going to do better in the stretch," said 36- year-old Brooks Robinson who IT—— efirVtld his way onto the American League All-Star starting te^nvby continuing his brilliant fielding at third base despite a lackluster .231 batting average. R <rb i n s o n's swing came around just fine on.one pitch lasj Qf night—a slider that slid right,, over the middle of the plate in the seventh inning. Rgbinson connected for a three- run^'homer and helped the Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Oakland A's. But Robinson's heroics on his election to his 17th All-Star game 1 were only part of Baltimore's victory. The other in\Wted a 23-year-old rookie who was nervous about pitching irt'hifr first big league game. Hood Shuts Out A's ©on Hood, up from Rochester aria" facing the world champions; said, "I couldn't think about: too many things, I was justs-loo nervous." But Hood didn'i show it. Instead he mixed fastballs and breaking pitches to shut out the A's on two hits through the final four innings to gain his ice-breaking vi'ctofy. "He'll have to be a starter," Oriole Manager Earl Weaver said,*-'but I don't know where we-'IMit him in as yet." Iff the only other American League games, Kansas City driiflbled Detroit, 10-2, Boston cl'SffltW Chicago, 9-8, in 11 Player of Week TO FRANCISCO (UPI) Willie Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named Player of the Week. Compiling a .440 average on an output of 11 hits in 25 at-bats, the Dodger outfielder hit safely in all six Los Angeles games during the innings, and Cleveland beat California, 9-8. In the National League, Los Angeles nipped Pittsburgh, 1-0, Atlanta downed New ; York, 8>6, Houston beat Montreal, 6-5, in 10 innings, Cincinnati edged Philadelphia, 1-0, and St. Louis beat San Francisco, 3-2. Reggie Smith's second homer of the game with two out in the Uth inning gave the Red Sox their victory over the White Sox and enabled Boston to pull within a half-game of the idle New York Yankees in the AL East. Baltimore is another half- game back. His Sixth Home Run Paul Schaal hammered his sixth home run two outs after Ed Kirkpatrlck Walked to start the second inning, in the Royals' victory over the Tigers. Amos Otis hit his 17th homer with two out in the third and also singled home two runs in the eighth and Schaal added his third RBI when he forced Lou Pinlella in the ninth with a man on third. Fred Patek stole three bases. Dick Drago pitched a six-hitter for the win. John Lowenstein and John Ellis each hit two-run homers to lead Cleveland over the Angels, who committed five errors. The Indians thwarted Bill Singer's attempt to gain his 15th victory, getting 10 hits and; six runs off him in. 6 1-3 innings. Singer committed the first error in the first inning,! permitting the Indians to get a 2-0 edge. ! The first of two errors by Angel shortstop Rudi Meoli gave Cleveland a third unearned run in the fourth and Cleveland scored three more runs in the ninth, two of them on Ellis' homer. Frank Robinson hit a two-run homer in the ninlh for California. Look Toward First San Francisco Giants' Bobby Bonds (25) assumes an awkward position but snares equal interest with Cardinals' Ted Sizcmorc as they both look toward first base during the third inning of play at St. Louis Monday. Sizemorc put Bonds out and then threw to first for the force out on Tito Fuentes, who hit to the Cards' Mike Tyson for the double play. St. Louis beat the Giants 3-2. UNIFAX for his second wm of the year. Tommy Helms' sacrifice fly scored Bob W*tson With the winning ran for the Astros after Ken Singleton's three-run ninth Inning homer tied the score for the Expos and sent the game into extra innings. Doug Radar's twtmm double keyed a four-run sixth inning which enabled the Astros to take a 5-2 lead. Fred Norman pitched a six hitter and struck out seven to win his sixth game since the Reds acquired him from San Diego on June 13. Doubles by Bill Plummer and Pete Rose in the sixth inning produced the game's only run off Ken Brett. Cards, Giants Clash Tonight At St Louis ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Just about every way you look at it, the Sah Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are even-steven going into tonight's battle. When Bob Gibson outpitched Jim Barr Monday night in a 3-2 squeaker, it evened Gibson this year with the Giants in general and Ban* in particular at two wins apiece. All have been tough one-run verdicts.. It also gave Gibson 234 major league victories, tying him again with the Giants' Juan Marichal, who may have rer joined the Giants' starting rotation by tossing a shutout Sunday over Pittsburgh. lit also evened the two teams at five wins apiece moving into tonight's battle with Tom Brad ley (9-7), trying to push the Giants out in front of the Redbirds again. And maybe catcher Dave Ra der got a little even, too. Gibson took umbrage at a Rader remark in the two teams' last meeting at Candlestick Park and took a pitch on the batting helmet in return. Rader got two of his team's five hits Monday. But Gibson took, only 1:49 to shove the Giants into third place eight games behind high-flying Los Angeles. St. Louis, which has a slightly worse over-all record than the Giants, closed to within IV2 games of Chicago in the National League East since the Cubs are not setting near as scorching a pace as the Dodgers. Major League Standings National League east w.l. pct.g.b. 50 41 M9 Chicago St. Louis Montreal Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York 42 41 41 38 West 42 4? 47 SO 50 .472 •488 .481 .432 1 7% 11 Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego 88 52 52 51 45 31 w. I. pet* g>b 34 .838 .558 .553 .528 ABA .TOW .341 41 42 46 51 8 10*4 16 27% Monday's Results Los Angeles 1 Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 8 New York 6 Houston 6 Montreal 5 Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 3 San Francisco 2 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) San Diego (Arlin 5-6) at Chicago (Pappas 5-7), 2:30 p.m. Los Angeles (Messersmith 86) at Pittsburgh (Walker 5-7), 8 p.m. New York (Parker 6-2) at Atlanta (Morton 8-6), 8 p.m. MontreaV (Stoneman 4-5) at Houston (Wilson 6-10), 8:30 p.m. ' Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-7) at Cincinnati (Billingham 13-5), 8 p.m. San Francisco (Bradley 9-7) at St. Louis (Folkers 2-1), 9 p.m. Wednesday's Games San Diego at Chicago Loa Ang at Pittsburgh, night San Fran at St. Louis, night New York at Atlanta, night Philadelphia at Cinci, night Montreal at Houston, night American League East w. !< pct» i.b. New York 52 42 .m Boston 49 40 .851 'i Baltimore 47 39 .547 1 Detroit 48 44 .522 3 Milwaukee 44 48 Cleveland 34 59 West w* I. Oakland 52 41* Kansas City 51 45 Minnesota 46 43 California 46 44 Chicago 46 45 Texas 31 58 .388 -im pctf.b. .559 — J% 4 Vh 5 19 .531 .517 .511 .505 ,348 at at 11 at Monday's Resitts Kan City 10 Detroit 2 Boston 9 Chicago 8,11 inns . Cleveland 9 California 8 Baltimore 7 Oakland 5 . (only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Baltimore (McNally 840) Oakland (Blue 7-5), 11 p.m. Cleveland (Strom 1*9) California (Wright 7-12), p.m. Kansas City (Gather 8-6) Detroit (Lolich 9-8), 9 p.m. Chicago (Wood 17-12 and Bahnsen 11-9) at Boston (Pattin 9-11 and Culp 2-4) 2, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee (Slaton 8-7) at Texas (Clyde 1-2), 8:30 p.m. Minnesota (Woodson 94 and Bane 0-1) at New York (Peterson 7-10 and Dobson 5-3), 2, 5 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota at New York Chicago at Boston Baltimore at Oak, night Cleveland at Calif, night Milwaukee at Texas, night Kan City at Detroit, night jor League Leaders Reds ' Bench Tops All-Star Voting NEW YORK (UPI) - Johnny Bench, perhaps the most popular player in baseball today, led a parade of three Cincinnati Reds to the starting lineup of the National League All-Star team after a record 4,011,237 ballots were counted. Bench, who was named to the starting catcher position for the fifth straight year, garnered 1,738,557 votes', more than any other player in either league Joining Bench from the Reds will be second baseman Joe Morgan and outfielder Pete Rose. Hank Aaron, hot on the trail of Babe Ruth's career home run record, received the second highest vote in the majors with 1,362,447 to place him at first base in the NL's starting lineup. Aaron has been selected to the starting All-Star squad nine straight years and 15 l times throughout his brilliant ! career. The Chicago Cubs saw two of their players selected to the starting lineup: Third baseman Ron Santo and outfielder.Billy Williams. Williams, with 889,559 votes, led a tight race for the second and third outfield spots behind Rose. Houston's Cesar Cedeno drew the third outfield position with 860,575 votes, narrowly defeating San Francisco's Bobby Bonds, who had 855,344 votes. Chris Speier of the Giants easily nailed down the shortstop position with 930,353 votes, almost 400,000 more than his nearest competitor, Dave Conception of the Reds. Opposing the NL squad at the 44th mid-summer classic at Kansas City's new Royal Stadium July 24 will be an American League team dominated by sluggers—Dick Allen of Chicago, Reggie Jackson of Oakland, Bobby Murcer of New York, Carlton Fisk of Boston and Amos Otis of Kansas City. Allen, last year's Most National League g. ab r. h. pet. Mota, LA 61. 204 25 71 .348 Watsn, Hou 97 360 68120 .333 Unser, Phil 72 229 38 76 .332 Maddox, SF 79 309 42101 .327 Rbnsn, Phil 56 196 28 64 .323 Goodsn, SF 81 307 32 99 .322 Mathws, SF 84 289 41 93 .322 Rose, Cin 92 373 62119 .319 Grubb, SD 63 233 33 74 .318 Crdnl, Chi 85 303 51 96 .317 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 61 184 31 68 .359 Horton, Det 57 208 27 73 .351 Carew, Min 83 320 54112 .350 May, Mil 89 363 56115 .317 Murcer, NY 94 371 52 116 .313 Bumbry, Bl 62 180 37 56 .311 D.Allen, Chi 69 245 39 76 .310 Davis, Bal 76 283 26 87 .307 Blair, Bal 82 277 44 85 .307 Maybry, KC 94 317 59 95 ,300 Home Runs National League: Evans, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 26; Bonds, SF 25; Aaron, Atl 24; Johnson, Atl and Monday, Chi 21. American League: Mayberry, KC and Jackson, Oak 20; tfennrick, Clev 19; Murcer, NY and Banno, Oak 18. Runs Batted In National League:, Bench, Cin 71; Stargell, Pitt 67; Evans, Atl 65; Bonds, SF 63; Watson.Hou and Luzinski, Phil 61. American League: Mayberry, KC 80; Jackson, Oak 74; Murcer, NY 65; Melton, Chi 58; Darwin, Minn 57. Pitching National League: Billingham, Cin 13-5; Bryant, SF 13-7; Sutton, LA 12-5; Wise, St.L 114; Osteen, LA 1.1-5; Reuss, Hou 11-7. American League: Wdod, Chi 17-12; Hunter, Oak 14-3; Singer, Cal 14-5; Coleman, Det and Holtzman, Oak 14-8. Midwest League Wis. Rapids 3 Decatur 2 Burlington 2 Quincy 0 Cedar Rapids 4 Quad Cities 3 (10 innings) * Clinton 9 Waterloo 6 Danville 9 Appleton 8 13 innings' FOR SALE 35 -FT. HOUSEBOAT Fully Equipped 185 HP Inboard Outboard Phone 343-4330 SEE THE BOAT- MAKE AN OFFER (Continued on Page 19) urgery Saves Player's Career J^fy MILTON RIOHMAN *ef» UPI Sports Editor m YORK (UPI) - He was another patient being ed into the hospital, 27, married. t from the fact that he r d like an athlete but d his leg when he there was little to uish him from most ambulatory patients his gntered Sherman Hospital in, 111., on Monday, June surgery was, performed on his back the next day. Fmri days later, he strolled oufco* the hospital "feeling as god&~as new—even better" with oniya* band-aid on his back. "It's unbelievable," says Norm Miller, who was the patient and is now back with the Atlanta Braves. "Six weeks ago I thought I was all through. I was in bad shape. How bad? My wife, Vicki, was eight months' pregnant, she couldn't Sox home run-hitting third baseman, had undergone a revolutionary type of back surgery. It had stuck in Miller's mind. '<I didn't know Bill Melton," says the Braves' outfielder, who had been dealt to Atlanta get out of bed and neither could The doctors in Atlanta said it:by Houston the first week of the "I had never met him, but I called him on June 3. We were on the phone 30 minutes. Bill talked about his symptoms, and I found they were the same as mine. He told me about this fantastic operation that had been performed on him by a Dr. Lyman Smith of Elgin, 111., and how great he felt now. I was inevitable I'd have to have season back surgery." If that was so, Norm Miller knew he might have to forget all about playing anymore baseball, But he had this sudden brainstorm. It Stuck in His Mind Somewhere he had where Bill Melton, the and when I walked, I dragged my left leg. "Instead of removing the disc by the usual back surgery, an enzyme was injected into the center of my fourth and fifth lumbar discs. The enzyme comes from papaya leaves and shrinks the discs, thereby relieving pressure from the nerves. The procedure is called chemonucleolysis." Sounds Like Encyclopedia Norm Miller sounds like a medical encyclopedia. What's more important, he not only ! walks normally now, but he can run, and he looks like a read That was all Norm Miller had legitimate big leaguer White to hear. He thanked Bill Melton; By his own count, Dr. Smith, Need A Car! SEE 1 ..Block East of K««x College Corner South & Prairie 342-8418 OPEN DAILY 9 AM - 6 PM ED SOLOMON for the information and figured; 60, says Miller was the 7,563rd what did he have to lose? He hadn't played an inning all year. All his statistics were the same—.000. So he got in touch with Dr. Lyman Smith patient on whom he performed his procedure, which has yet to be passed on by the Food and Drug Administration. He's kidding about the figure, of course, but there is no kidding about "Dr. Smith invented the the fact he has met success procedure he used on me," with approximately 90 per cent says Miller. "I think the man's of those he operated on. ! a genius. His theory is to make: That's why his phone is the whole thing as simple as always jumping off the hook, humanly possible and he does. I \ Everyone with a back problem ; had what they call a herniated lis sure good old Doc Smith can disc. I couldn't straighten up cure him. Miller, being young, ! strong and otherwise healthy, was the ideal patient. "I started to run eight days after the operation," he says. "It was the first time I could run since April 14." Until July 7, Miller had pinch hit three times without success. He met the ball each time, which was a trick in itself, but failed to get on. On July 7 though, Manager Eddie Mathews sent, him up again with the bases loaded against the Mets. Harry Parker walked Miller, forcing in what proved to be the winning run for the Braves. "You finally got your first statistic, and here it is only July," teammate Dave Johnson congratulated him. Two nights later, with the score tied in the 10th and two men on in Philadelphia, Miller ripped a double which gave Atlanta the go-ahead run in a 63 victory. WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE M2-0185 Thoroughbred Racing June 16 to Sept 3 Elegant dining from 6:30 PM, for reservations phone 309/792-2026 Exciting Thoroughbred Racing Tuesday thru Saturday Post Time 8PM (rain or shine} South of I-80 on 2 and 92 For Information Phone 309/792-0202 Mutuelly Exciting East Moline Downs EAST MOLINE DOWsB Before You Have A Fire SEE A PRO If this picture gives you a momentary feeling of alarm — think a minute. 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