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Aaron Hits er BY NEIL HfcRSHBERG DPI Sports Writer Hank Aaron datrns. he's undaunted by all the pressure surrounding his chase of Bab* Ruth's career home run record but the Atlanta slugger appears successful in unnerving a few opposing managers. Aaron slammed hid 699th career home run Friday night to move within 15 homers of Ruth's career mark as the Braves dropped a 6-4 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies. Bill Robinson leaped above the right field fence with two out in the ninth inning to rob Dusty Baker of a game-tying two-run homer Witfii* Aaron on first base after the Phillies had pitched carefully around Aaron. Aaron hit a three-run homer in ithe seventh inning to highlight a four-run rally. It wad the 26th homer of the season for Aaron, who bounced out and walked in his two previous achats. Hie 30-year old Aaron needs only one more homer to become the second player ever to reach the 700 figure. Phillies' manager Danny Ozark ordered reliever Mac Scarce to take no chances with Aaron at the plate in the final frame. After Aaron walked on a 3-2 pitch, Dick RuthVen was brought on to face Baker, the hottest hitter in the Atlanta lineup. Baker, lined a, deep fly that Robinson speared high above the fence with a perfectly timed leap. "It wag the greatest game' Major League Standings National League East Chicago St. Louis Pittsburgh Montreal Philadelphia New York w. 1. pet. g.b. 51 44 .537 521 ,478 ,473 ,457 ,440 55 42 Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco 54 43 52 48 49 45 44 48 44 49 43 51 40 51 West w. I. pet. g.b 63 35 .643 - 1% 5% 6 m 9 .567 1% .557 8% .520 12 45 54 .455 18% 33 63 .344 29 Houston Atlanta San Diego Friday 's Results San Fran 5 Chicago 4 Pittsbrg 5 S.D. 4, 1st Pittsbrg 7 S.D. 0, 2nd Phila 6 Atlanta 4 Cinci 4 Montreal 0 Houston 6 N.Y. 2 L.A. 4 St. Lou 3,15 inn. Today 's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT San Francisco (Barr 7-9) at Chicago (Gura 2-2),;,2;l5 p .m.,; San Diego (Arlih 6-6), at Pittsburgh (Briles 8-8), 2:15 .pim. X':[':?' "- '• Philadelphia (Brett 8-3) at Atlanta (Schueler 5^4) ,7 p .m. Montreal (Renko 9-5) at Cindnoaii: (BUnglbnt* 13-6), 7 p .m. New York (Koosman 7-9) at Houston (Forsch 8-8), 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles (Sutton 12-5) at St. Louis (Gibson 9-9), 8 p.m. American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. New York 56 43 .566 — Baltimore 49 4L .544 2% Boston 51 43 .543 IVz Detroit 49 46 .516 5 Milwaukee 47 47 .500 %Vi Cleveland 35 61 .365 19% West w. 1. pet. g.b. Oakland 54 42 .563 — Kansas City 53 46 .535 Minnesota 48 46 .511 5 California 48 46 .511 5 Chicago 48 48 .500 6 Texas 32 61 .344 20% Friday's Results N.Y. 12 Chi 2, 1st N.Y. 7 Chi 0, 2nd Boston 5 Minn 0 Texas 8 Detroit 6 KanC5ty6Milw 1 Oakland 6 Cleve 5 Calif 8 Bait 3 Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Cleveland (Wilcox 6-5) Oakland (Blue 8-5). Chicago (Bahnsen 12-9) New York (Ptrsn 7-10). Minnesota (Woodson 9-4) Boston (Pattin 9-12). Baltimore ^(McNally 8-11) California (Wright 8-12), night. Detroit (StraMer 3-3) at Texas (Clyde 1-3), night. Milwaukee (Slaton 7-7) at Kansas City (Wright 5-4), night at at at at Major League Leaders S ? National League I ! g. ab. r. h. pet. Mota,,LA 62 207 26 72 .348 Watsori,' H'100 371 69 122 .329 Maddx/SF U2 323 44 105 .325 Rose, Cin 96 389 65 126 .324 Unser, Phil 75 239 38 77 .322 Rbnsn, Phi 59 211 32 68 .322 Crdnl, Chi 89 318 53 102 .321 Mtthws, SF 87 301 43 96 .319 Gdson, SF 84 321 33 102 .318 Cedeno, Ho 79 297 56 94 .316 American League g. ab. r. b. pet. Blmbrg, NY 62 190 32 68 .358 Horton, Dt 59 211 29 75 .355 Carew, Mn 88 340 58 119 .350 May, Mil 93 377 60 122 .324 Davis, Bal 74 300 28 96 .320 D. Alln, Ch 69 245 39 76, .310 Murcr, NY 99 389 55 119 .306 Melton, Ch 90 329 50 100 .304 Bmbry, Bl 64 191 38 58 .304 Mybrry, KC 95 321 61 97 .302 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 27; Aaron and Evans, Atl 26; Bonds, SF 25; Johnson, Atl 22. American League: Jackson, Oak 21; Mayberry, ;KC • 20; Hendrick,' Cleve and Otis, KC 19; Fisk, Bos, Murcer, NY and Bando, Oak 18. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 171;. Stargell, Pitt 68; Evans, Atl 65; Bonds, SF 63; May, Hou and Luzinski, Phil 62. American League: Mayberry, KC 80; Jackson, Oak 76; Murcer, NY 67; Darwin, Minn 61; Melton, Chi 60. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 14-7; Billingham, Cin 13-6; Sutton, LA 12-5; Osteon, LA and Wise, St.L 11-5; Reuss, Hou 117. • American League: Wood, Chi 18-14; Hunter, Oak 15-3; Singer, Cal 15-5; Coleman, Det 15-8; Holtzman, Oak 14-9. ending catch I've ever seen," said Braves' Coach Connie Ryan. Boos From Faai .Ozark's decision to give Aaron nothing good to hit was greeted with boos by the 9,031 fans at the game. Aaron's ninth inning at-bat provided the first opportunity for fans to try and catch his* 70foh homer. Many fans ran into the left field stands in the hope of retrieving the ball and collecting the $700 reward the club is offering. In other National League action,' Cincinnati topped Mont* real 4-0, Houston stopped New York 6-2,' San Francisco edged Chicago 5-4, Pittsburgh won 5-4 in 10 and 7-0 over San Diego and Los Angetles nipped St. Louis in 15 4-3. Bobby Bonds doubled twice and scored twice and Dave Rader hit his seventh homer' to lift San Francisco over Chicago. Bonds doubled to open the game, advanced on a fielder's choice and scored on Garry Maddox's single. Bonds also doubled in the fifth, advanced on an infield out and scored on Muiddox 's single. Rader hom­ ered with two outs in the eighth. Bobby Tolan 's two-run single in the seventh inning keyed Cincinnati's triumph over Montreal. Singles by Pete Rose and Dan Driessen and a wild pitch preceded Tolan's two-run single in the seventh. Doug Rader drove in three runs with two homers to lead Houston past New York. Rader gave the Astros a 1-0 lead with a homer in the second inning and capped a three-run rally in the sixth with-his 15m homer, a two-run blast that put Houston ahead 4-2. Cesar Cedeno accounted for Houston's final runs with a two-run homer in the eighth. Rennie Stennett collected seven hits and drove in four runs in the doubleheader, including a 10th inning game- winning homer in the opener, as Pittsburgh swept San Diego. Manny Sarguillen singled home a Pirate run in the third inning of the nightcap before Stennett hit his seventh homier. In the opener, Willie Stargell blasted a two-run homer—his 28th—and Al Oliver drove in two runs. Stennett hit the game-winning homer with one out in the 10th. off Mike Caldwell to decide the game! Steve Garvey drove in two runs, including the game- Ayinner with a 15th inning double, to push Los Angeles past the Cardinals. Garvey doubled to score Willie Crawford from first base after Crawford singled with one out.' Houle Signs Contract QUEBEC CITY (UPI) — Rejeah Houle of the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens Friday signed a three year contract with the! Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association. No details of the contract were released but Houle reportedly will be paid more than $150,000 a season. The signing marked the third time this season that the Stanley Cup champion Canadi­ ens have lost a player to the WHA. Earlier Marc Tardif signed with the Los Angeles Sharks and defenseman Dale Hoganson signed with the .Nordiques. r *#' Si 1 *' tffi ft lil'i T -•"IT Holding Lead j > In Rich Open tifi&P' ^" "IS; ?A Aaron Gets 699th Braves' Hank Aaron watches his 699th home needs only 15 more to tie Babe Ruth's mark run start its climb over th* left field fence of 714 career homers. Phillies won 6-4 despite during, the seventh inning of the game with Aaron's blast. UNIFAX y Philadelphia at Atlanta Friday. Aaron now ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Ailing Gene Littler, complaining about his stomach but not his golf game, held a one stroke lead today going into the third round of the $210,000 St. Louis Golf Classic. "I was going so well toward the end that I was surprised when I missed a 40-footer on the 17th," quipped Littler, who birdied six of the last seven holes Friday for his second four-undcr-par and a two-round total of 132. At the end of his first round Thursday. Littler complained of abdominal pains and was taken to a doctor. "I guess I have some kind of bug," he said, "I feel a little weak." Littler, who underwent surgery for cancer of the lymph glands a year ago, said the early rains followed by high temperature and humidity added to his discomfort. Littler cannot afford to take it easy today with defending champion Lee Trevino, local favorite Bob Goalby and young pro John Schrocder only one stroke behind. Trevino picked up six strokes Friday with a six-undcr par 64. "I kind of predicted that I was going to have a good round like this," Trevino said. "I've got it going now because the only thing I have to do is concentrate on my golf. I've slacked up on some of my other activities, like exhibitions." Trcvino's two-round score of 133 is the same as his two Register-Mail SPORTS Galesburg, 111., July 21, 1973 sat, Page 13 J round score of last year when he was two strokes behind leader Deane Beman. Beman didn't fare as well this year—he missed the cut with a 145. Goalby was nine under par going into the 15th hole Friday but his drivers failed and he bogeyed that hole and the - next.: Young Rik Masscngale, who was tied for the lead with Goalby after the first-round, was tied for fifth today With Jim Ferriell. One stroke behind was Don Bies, who offset two (bogeys with four birdies and an eagle Friday for a 66. Also shooting 66, in addition to Littler and Bics, Were DoW Finsterwald, who missed the cut with 144, and Bruce JCrampton, the pro golf tour's leading money winner. The lowest round of the day (was Tom Shaw's 63, giving Jiim a two-round total of 136;; With the exception of the 12th"hole, Shaw birdied the ninth through the 15th, including a 60-foot putt on the 15th. Shaw, at 29 already a 10-year veteran ot the PGA tour, said, "It's the lowest competitive (round I've had since I became a pro. ,..„.. In Am Meet HOUSTON (UPI) - Ben Crenshaw needed something to improve his disposition after he had knocked his tee shot in the water at the eighth hole Friday, so he turned right around and made an eagle! ' That brightened his day considerably. Crenshaw's 18-foot eagle putt on the par-5 , ninth at the _.._ rv .ions: Golf Club ignited him'•••to a> foiir-under-par 67 and WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (UPI) the driving in the pole car on England are in the third qualifying for Sunday's Can-Am — The Ferrari team went after the basis of Cevert's top Ferrari erttry at the No. 5 post race. The old record of 1:39.19 the slim Matra lead todlay in qualifying time of one minute, on the grid. was set by Peter Revson during the World Manufactuers Cham- 42.273 seconds Wednesday. Boibby Fisher of Layafette, last year's qualifying round, pionship Six-Hour Endurance Henri Pesoarolo and Gerard Calif., and John Buffum of Donohue's record was estab- race. Larrousse, who accounted for Shelborac, Vt., have the bestj| jsne( j in a backUD ^QCQ Matra, leading Ferrari 104-97 all the Matra wins this year, position for Americans as they VnmB . „.„ ' 1 . . . nine of itfie 11 ]ine U P alongside their blue lined up in eighth place with a mscte 917 a »e r he had A—M •wii . M j.-l Matra * eam ca r- .Chevron B23. Mark Donohuc of suspension races, could clinch | Ferrari nas fchfi through scheduled the title with a victory over the .3.4-mile Watkins Glen Grand Prix course. The French team got the jump in qualifying and won the pole and the No. 2 position for next three positions. Carlos Pace of Brazil and Arturo Meirzario of Italy man the No. 3 post, Carlos Retuemann of Argentina and Tim Schenken of Australia had the fourth best time qualifying and''Jackie Ickx iUlll li; a 1UUI 'UilUWl pui wi MUM | ! _ ^ sent him. saUing past slumping today's race. Francois Cevertj, „ Mik £'!KUlian''into the lead after and Jean Pierre' Beltoise share Belgium and Brian Redman of. speed 54 'holes of the Southern Amateur golf tournament. Crenshaw, , the 21-year-old University of Texas junior, has a five-stroke lead.over Gary Koch going into today's final round. Koch, of the University of Florida,,fired a two-under 69 in the third round . trouble Newtown, ' Pa. and George lake's first line Follmer of Arcadia, Calif. ' qualified their Porsche Carrera into the No. 10 position. Donahue, the 1972 Indianapo- , lis winner, turned in a record', in'track time of 1:38.85 as he fw a double in a of covered the lap at an average' Porsche when the cf 122.989 m.p.h ' " 1 Clark Graebner Posts Win In U.S. Pro Tennis Meet BROOKLINE, Mass. (UPI )-| "It's true," Graebner said [204 and Kock at 209 while Klllian, who had held a two- stroke lead starting play Friday, shot 75 and fell to third place at 210. Klllian was tied with, John Bodin of Atlanta, who put together a 69 in the third round. Keith Fergus of Houston was in fifth place at 211. Crenshaw had knocked his tee shot in the lake at the par-3 eighth hole for a subsequent double bogey. But at the ninth he reached:the green in two ; and ran in an 18-foot putt for his eagle. Ashe, because he was a "parttime" tennis player. But he proved Ashe wrong and won his quarterfinal match Friday. Graebner, 29, of New York defeated fourth -seeded John Alexander of Australia, 7-5, 6-4, in the 10th Annual $60,000 U.S. ! Professional Tennis Champion-1 •. FF ship at Longwood Cricket Club p 0 a parttime tennis player. I am also a business man. I only play on the curcuit 20 weeks while the other players play 35. I'm in better shape than a lot of the 'players thought I would be in. I've been trying to get in shape, I've been practicing, exercising a lot and I here. Ashe, who is second-seeded in the tournament, said he "picked Alexander to win [because Graebner is a part- time tennis player," The well-conditioned Graebner said he used the heat (90 degrees) to his advantage to defeat his opponent. "John's moves quite well, he's a fine tennis player, there's no doubt about that. But ! tried to make him move [around out there a lot more than usual because it was so hot. I guess that paid off too." Graebner plays Ashe in the [semifinal round scheduled for today. Ashe overcame three match points and the heat Friday and -. (.squeezed by seventh-seeded guess it Roscoe Tanner, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Ashe, playing his third match in less than 24 hours, fought Tanner, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., for two hours and 13 minutes. Despite the heat and the tough schedule, Ashe said he was not tired. with Roger car. Rain interrupted qualifying, which will resume today, but Donohue appairently has itthe pole poisitioh won.. Follmer also will by trying a double in a RC Cola in fagged off Sunday. Herfhad a time cf 1:39.89 Friday. The champion and the challenger were matched for the first time in today's six-hour endurance classic with Jacky Stewart of Scotland a two-time driving champion, and 23-year- oJd newcomer Jody Scheckter cf South Africa team up in a German-built Ford Capri. They placed 12tb on the grid, i Yankees Hand Wood Two Setbacks By United Press International It sounded like a good idea. Even the New York Yankees weren't surprised. "I toW Bobby (Murcer) we shouldnt WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITTS PHONE bl2-0185 have treated him so rough," admitted Roy White. "I figured if they knocked him out early, we'd see him again in the second game." The man they were referring to is Wilbur Wood, the Chicago White Sox' rubber-armed knuckerballer. Since Wood was knocked out in the first inning of a first game of a doubleheader by the Yankees, Manager Chuck Tan- Si Got a SUNBURN?? Tired of the HEAT? ? Like to SWIM? ? Beat the heat at the Galesburg Municipal Pool. Located off of North Seminary and Carl Sandburg Drive. Open: 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Wetfne«day thru Sunday Adults: 70c Children: 35c ner came back with him as the second game starter. "He asked me if he could start the second game," Tanner said. "I wanted him to but I wouldn't have asked him to. It may seem unusual to start him in both games but he was the best pitcher I had." So the scheduled starter, Bart Johnson, who has a 2-2 record, was sidetracked and Wood went out to face the Yankees again. Two Unearned Runs But it didn't work out the way the White Sox hoped. It just took a little longer for the Yankees to get to him this time as they rolled to a 7-0 rain- shortened victory after scoring a 12-2 triumph in the opener. The two losses left Wood with an 18-14 record in his last appearance before next Thursday. He got permission to skip the All-Star game because his seven-year-old son is having a minor operation. Tanner said, "The first game he was just beaten. He was getting the ball up and the Yankees jumped all over him. The second game our defense let him down and then he started getting the ball up again." The Yanks got two unearned runs in the fourth inning of the second game and then White hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to knock Wood out. Whjte had a Wood was one of four AU-Star pitchers in action Friday night Minnesota's Bert Blyleven was beaten while Oakland's Jim Hunter and California's Bill Singer both won but were both touched for U hits. Harper Hits Homer Hunter, Singer, Blyleven and California's Nolan Ryan, who pitched Thursday night, will all be well rested for the All-Star game. Oakland Manager Dick two-run double off Wood in the|Williams will name Hunter as eight-run first inning of the|his starter although the fans " probably home run and a single as the opener when he only faced six men before leaving. The second game was then called by rain in the last of the sixth- Wood, who beat Cleveland twice on June 28 although the first game was actually the completion of, a suspended game, is believed to be the first pitcher to start and lost two games in one day Cincinnati's Fred Toney in 1918. would probably like to Ryan. In other American League games, Boston blanked Minnesota 5-0, Kansas City whipped Milwaukee 6-1, Texas out- slugged Detroit 8-6, Oakland beat Cleveland 6-5 and California tripped Baltimore 8-3 Tommy Harper drove Red Sox whipped Minnesota behind the five-hit pitching of John Curtis. Blyleven gave up nine hits in 5 2-3 innings and took the loss. Hal McRae's two-run single started a three-run second inning to lead Kansas City over the Brewers behind the six-hit pitching of Dick Drago and Joe Hoerner. Drago allowed six hits in 71-3 innings and Hoerner finished up. A two-run double by Jim see | Mason and a two-run single by | Ken Suarez highlighted a six- run first inning as Texas broke a five-game losing streak in defeating the Tigers. The six runs in the first equalled the best one inning production of the year for Texas. It was the biggest inning against the in Tigers this season. drilled as California scored six runs in the third inning en route to a victory over Baltimore. Singer boosted his record to 15-5 while being touched for 11 hits. Reggie Jackson hit his 21st homer and Oakland pushed across two runs in the sixth to snap a 44 tie and beat Cleveland. Hunter survived John Lowenstein's three-run homer to boost his record to 153. Gaylord Perry took the loss. 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