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Healthy Don Gullett Boosts Reds 9 Chances By VW© STELLTNO UPI sports Writer Don Gullett is healthy again and that means the Cincinnati Reds could be in the fight condition for a late season surge. Gullett, the Rods' opening' day pitcher who was shipped to the bullpen last month because he didn't seem to have enough stamina alter last year's bout with hepatitis, seems to be fully recoverea. The Reds' lefthander reeled off his second straight complete game Tuesday night on a two- hitter to give the Reds a 1-0 victory over the Chieags^ubs. the win kept (he ReUt four games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National, League Western Division. The Reds are still in contention for their third division crown in the last four seasons. The only hits oft Gullett were a scratch single by Don Kessingcr of! the glove of third baseman Dan Driessen in the fourth inning and a seventh inning single by Jose Cardenal. One of the Reasons Resides being healthy, Gullett said one of the reasons for his improvement is hit development of (he fork bell. "I've been experimenting with, it for a long time, even back in American Legion," he says, "and I've finally got it downright." •foe Morgan gave Gullett all the help he needed with a homer in ithe eeveMh inning off Rick fteusehri, who is now 12-9. Morgan's homer was his 17th of the season and tied the club reooru tor seen HI naseman set by Alex Kampouris. tn other NL games, New York edged St. Louis, 6-5, Houston blanked Pittsburgh, 2- 0, Log Angeie* dowiwd San Diego, M, and Montreal nipped lfcglster-Mail SPORTS Galesburg, HI., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1973 Page 35 San Francisco, 2-1. Atlanta and Philadelphia were idle. In the American League, Kansas City nipped Boston, 14, in 11 innings, California edged Milwaukee, te, in lo innings, Chicago beat Cleveland, (J-5, in 12 innings, Texas edged New York, 2-1, but lost the second game, 3-1, Oakland beat Detroit* 8-4, then lost the second game, 2-0, and Minnesota beat Baltimore, 4-2, and lost the second game, KM. Montreal Moves Into Tie Surprising Montreal moved into a virtual second-place tie with Chicago in the Eastern Division, five games behind St. Louis. Steve Renko pitched a three-hitter and Bob Bailey snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with his 21st homer to give (he expos the win over San Francisco's Tom Bradley. Don Wilson pitched a four- hitter to lift Houston to its victory over Pittsburgh. Roger Metzger doubled in the fourth end Cesar Cedeno singled him home to give Wilson the only run he needed as he bested Nelson Briles. Don Sutton pitched two-hit ball for seven innings but then retired with a stiff right shoulder as the Dodgers downed San Diego. Doug Rau replaced Sutton and allowed five hits and a run in 1 1-3 innings before Jim Brewer came in with the bases loaded in the ninth and retired the final two batters for his 15th save. Relievers Buzz Capra end Tug McGraw stopped St. Louis on one run over the final 6 2-3 innings to give New York its victory over the Cardinals. The Cards routed Ray Sadecki for four runs in 2 2-3 innings before the relievers stopped them The Mets jumped on loser Tom Murphy for five runs while knocking him out in the third. Kansas City Tops Boston; Bird Winner By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer The Kansas City Royals—'the first-place Kansas City, Royals, that is—are literally giving American League rivals and experts the bird. The Kansas City bird is a 6- foot, 4-inch, 23-year-old right­ hander named Doug Bird, who has played a major role in the Royals' surprising rise to first place in the American League's Western Division. ' Bird, who has a 3-3 record and eight saves since joining Kansas City in May, shut out the Boston Red Sox on two hits for the last five innings Tuesday night as the Royals moved into first place with a 76 victory in 11 innings. The Royals have won eight of their last nine games, 10 of 12, 15 of 19 and 23 of 32. ' "He gets better every time out," said Manager Jack McKeon. '.'He's learning every time he goes out there and he's done a terrific job for us." -'The Royals took over first place when the Oakland A's split a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, winning the opener, 8-4, but dropping the second game, 2-0. Nolan Ryan tied his own AL Billy Martin Has Answer For Penalty DETROIT (UPI) -Detroit manager Billy Martin had the perfect penalty for being ejected from a ball game after it was over. Oakland's Sal Bando took a third strike from John Hiller in the second game of Tuesday's twi-night doubleheader between the A's and Tigers and was "kicked out" by home plate umpire Lamry McCoy for arguing after the game had ended. "What's the penalty in that situation?" the Detroit manager was asked. "He's not allowed to take a shower," Martin quipped. record by striking out eight consecutive batters as the California Angels defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-5, in 10 innings, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins, 10-4, after a 4-2 loss, the New York Yankees scored a 3-1 triumph after losing to the Texas Rangers, 2-1, and the Chicago White Sox downed the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, in 12 innings in other AL games. The Royals, who trailed, 6-1, after the Red Sox scored five runs in the fourth inning, won the game in the 11th on Lou Piniella's two-out double following singles by Rick Reichardt and Hal McRae. They had tied the score at 6-6 in the sixth on Fred Patek's homer, Cookie Rojas' single and a triple by Reichardt. A crowd of 42,007 at Detroit saw Sal Bando's triple spark a three-run eighth and his double account for two runs in the ninth as the A's won the first game for Vida, Blue's 11th victory. The Tigers earned the split when Jim Perry and John Hiller combined on a five- hitter. Aurelio Rodriguez gled in the Tigers' first run and an error by Mike Andrews permitted the second to score. Berry Scores Winning Run Ryan equalled his own AL record, set July 9, 1972, against Boston by striking out consecutive batters in the middle innings after yielding four runs to the Brewers in the first inning. Ken Berry singled and eventually scored the winning run on Bob Oliver's short fly to left field caught by shortstop Tim Johnson. Ryan wound up with 13 strikeouts and evened his "record at 13-13 with the 10th inning relief help of Aurelio Monteagudo. Jim Holt's two-run double was the big blow of a four-run Minnesota rally which gave Joe Deceker his seventh win. Merv Rettenmund had three hits, scored four runs and drove in two runs and Dave McNally went 5 2-3 innings for his 10th win for Baltimore in the nightcap. Major League Standings National League East w. I. pet. g.b. St. Louis 61 52 .540 — Chicago 56 57 .496 5 Montreal 55 56 .495 5 Pittsburgh 54 56 .491 5V4 Philadelphia 52 60 .464 8MJ New York 50 60 .455 West w. I. pet. g.b. 71 63 61 59 52 37 American League East Detroit Baltimore New York Boston Milwaukee Cleveland 1. 42 47 50 57 64 75 pet. .623 .591 .550 .509 .448 .330 4 9 13V4 20Mi 33^ Going For Too Much Yankees' Matty Alou is out at second base trying *tQ stretch game of the doubleheader at New York 2-1 to send the Yanks a center field hit into a double as Texas Rangers second base- reeling to their 10th loss in 12 games. Umpire George Maman Dave Nelson makes the tag.The Rangers won the first loney makes the call. UNIFAX Miller Advises Pros Los Angelsc Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego Tuesday's Results New York 6 St. Louis 5 Houston 2 Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 1 Chicago 0 Los Angeles 6 San Diego 1 Montreal 2 San Fran 1 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EOT) Montreal (Rogers 3-0) at San Francisco (Bryant 15-8), 3:15 p.m. Houston (Roberts 11-6) at Pittsburgh (Rookcr 4-4), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (Schueler 6-6) at St. Louis (Folkers 3-3), 9 p.m w. 1. pet. gb. 61 51 .545 — 59 50 .541 % 62 54 .534 1 59 52 .532 1% 52 58 .473 8 43 71 .377 19 West w. 1. pet. gb. 65 49 .570 —i 64 49 .566 56 54 .509 7 56 57 .496 m 52 57 .477 10^ 42 69 .378 21% By MIKE HUGHES UPI Executive Sports Editor CLEVELAND (UPI) - Johnny Miller has a "message for his fellow touring pros: "Treat golf like a game and don't get uptight when you play badly." ' Miller, the U.S. Open champion who now plays out of Sea Pines, S.C 0 plans to "have fun" when he tees off here Thursday in the 55th Professional Golfers' Association Championship. "That does not mean I will not play seriously and be trying eight i* 01 " the title," the 26-year-old San Francisco native added. "But I'll have fun and won't jump off the bridge if I don't do well." Asked whether he considered himself a serious contender at Canterbury, Miller said: "I'm very tired; my game is off and I want a rest. But I'll be mentally ready by Thursday and if I can put together three regulation rounds and one 'super' round, then I'll have a chance." But Miller, who has banked $118,238 on the tour to date to stand sixth in earnings behind Australia's Bruce Crampton, does not expect to produce a round of 63 as he did at Oakmont to win the Open. "I'll settle for three 70s and a f" " he said. Canterbury has a par 71 fori its 6,852-yard length and most players figure 280 would be a good score for the 72 holes. Crampton, acknowledged as one of the fittest men on the tour, also complained about being tired. "I've only taken six weeks off, but if I don't get tired I guess I have as good a chance as anyone. My swing is under control and I'm generally satisfied with my game," he said. The ever-popular Arnold Pal-| mer, who spent almost three years of his Navy career playing at Canterbury, seemed in a happy mood with his short game but he was still dissatisfied with his putting. "I guess you can say I putted reasonably well. As a matter of fact, if I'd putted like this all year I would have won more money," he said. Palmer won the Bob Hope Desert Classic back in February but has fallen away since and stands 21st in the money list with winnings 0 $71,373. Lanny Wadkins, winner of the Byron Nelson Classic and fifth in earnings with $137,006 said Palmer "putted super." Wadkins made no comment about the 65 he shot, but Palmer said: "It was one of the most amazing rounds I've ever seen He had nine putts on the back nine which looked like none." RENSSELAER, Ind. (UPI)-to gain 1,000 yards," Most running backs in professional football would be satisfied to gain 1,000 yards on the ground. Not Carl Garrett, newly acquired by the Chicago Bears. His personal goal this year is to gain 1,000 yards rushing and add another 1,000 on pass receptions I've been in the game four years and 1,000 yards has eluded me. My goal is not only to gain 1,000 rushing but also to caltich enough balls to have 1,000 too. I think I'll be satisfied with that." Rose Cin 114 Cdeno, Hou 95 Crdnl, Chi 105 Watsn, Ho 116 _ Uniser, Phil 93 he said, lieved his goal was well within because both of us coming out G £? dsn ' J?! 93 Carl Garrett Has Big Goal Chicago (Jenkins 10-10) Cincinnati (Nelson 3-2), 8:05 p.m. New York (Matlack 8-14) at Los Angeles (Messersmith 116), 11 p.m. Philadelphia (Carlton 10-12) at San Diego (Greif 6-12), 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Atlanta at St. Louis, night New York at Los Ang, night Phila at San Diego, night Montreal at San Francisco (Only games scheduled) Kansas City Oakland Minnesota Chicago California Texas Tuesday's Results Texas 2 New York 1, 1st New York 3 Texas 1, 2nd Oakland 8 Detroit 4, 1st Detroit 2 Oakland 0, 2nd Minn 4 Baltimore'2,1st Baltimore 10 Minn 4, 2nd Kan City 7 Boston 6, 11 inns California 6 Milw 5\ 10 inns Chicago 6 Clevc 5, 12 inns Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Texas (Mcrritt 4-6) at New York (Peterson 8-11), 2 p.m. Boston (Tiant 14-6) at Kansas City (Splittorff 14-5), 8:30 p.m. Baltimore (Palmer 14-6) at at I Minnesota (Woodson 10-6), 9 p.m. Cleveland (Tidrow 8-11) at Chicago (Bahnsen 15-11), 9 p.m. California (Singer 15-8) at Milwaukee (Colborn 14-7), 8:30 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 17-9) Detroit (Fryman 3-7), 8 p.m Thursday's Games California at Milwaukee Boston at Kan City, night. Baltimore at Minn, night. Chicago at Detroit, night. (Only games scheduled) at Major League Leaders By United Press International reason. "I've definitely got a chance to do both in this offense," he said. "Just as long as we have a quarterback and two backs, our offense will move. The swing and screen passes are set up equally for the fullback and Garrett, who was a third myself, so a team can't over- of the backfield can catch it."! 8 * 1 ^' ™ l l 7 . Garrett could be the answer to the Bears' season-long problem of 1972, lack of a tested long gainer. His long gain both rushing and passing with New England was 80 yards and he boasted a long gain of 63 yards Leading Batters National League g. ab r. b. 471' 85160 354 62115 380 60122 433 76 137 301 48 94 347 35 106 285 43 88 Crwfrd, LA 104 332 56 102 Grubb, SD 83 297 41 91 Hunt, Mil 108 390 60119 American League g. ab r. h. Carw, Min 103 398 66139 Hortn, Det 75 84; Evans, Atl 80; Stargell, Pitt 79; Perez, Cin 75; Bonds, SF 73. American League: Mayberry, pet. KC 87; Jackson, Oak 86; .340 Murcer, NY 76; Otis, KC 71; .325 Melton, Chi 66. .321 Pitching .316 National League: Billingham, .312 Cin and Bryant, SF 15-8; .311 Suitton, LA 14-7; Seaver, NY .309 .307 .306 .305 on kickoff returns and 62 on May, Mil 109 round draft choice of the New stack to one side or the other I punt returns, thereby adding to Murcr, NY 115 "I guess every runner wants England Patriots in 1969, be- to try to shut off the pass his versatility for the Bears. Steve Blass Has Problems This Year iD.AUn, Chi Otis, KC Davs, Bal M.Alo, NY Scott, Mil Nthrp, Det By MILTON RICHMAN UPI.Sports Editor NEW YORK (UPI) - Steve Blass had that good warm feeling inside. He hadn't experienced it in CARL'S IOWUNG SUPPLY NORTHGATE LANES Open 1>5 Mon.-Fri. Ui* North Entrance of Building to Pro Shop During Resurfacing Period some time, but he recognized what it was immediately. Plain old-fashioned pride. Steve Blass hasn't been able to get our little sister out lately. He has all he can do to get the ball anywhere near home plate and his future is clouded by the fact nobody really knows how to help him. But walking through Baseball's Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., Monday morning, Pittsburgh's troubled righthander suddenly felt a deeper appreciation for the profession he is in. He was looking at the exhibit showing articles having to do with Sandy Koufax' four no- hitters. NEED SIDING? We install all kinds, vinyl, steel & aluminum. Guaranteed to meet or beat all prices. EVEN THOSE SPECIAL PRICES. Call us, we will not call you. PREMIUM 30 DISTRIBUTOR: J ft J CONSTRUCTION P.O. Box 329 Galesburg Phone 343-5759 There were baseballs, one of the gloves Koufax had used and other such tools of the trade. Shortly thereafter, the Pirates were to meet the Texas Rangers only a few hundred yards away in the annual Hall of Fame game played on compact, country-like little Doubleday Field. Blass to Start Steve Blass was going to start for Pittsburgh. Manager Bill Virdon figured this was an exhibition game that didn't mean anything and maybe Blass somehow might use it to find himself. One look at his log lately and you can readily see this isn't the same Steve Blass who pitched Pittsburgh to a world championship two years ago, won 19 games last year and finished second in the Cy Young voting. Blass hasn't won a game now in more than two months. The last time anyone checked his earned run average it was 10.40, higher than any other pitcher in the National League, and rising. In his last start against the i Mets on Aug. 1, Blass couldn't get past the second inning. He wasn't able to get the ball over and looked disorganized. Before that, his last start was July 3 in a game with the Cardinals and he was gone by the third inning. On June 22 he didn't get past the second inning against the Mets and the time before mat, he started against the Braves on June 11 and was chased in the fourth. So you could say things have been going from worse 10 even more so lor Steve Blass. One Thing He suited up for Monday's contest against the Rangers, and one thing he wasn't was nervous. "I'm gonna pitch five innings or hit four batters, whichever comes first," he kidded Virdon. Steve Blass never made it to the fifth inning. Or the fourth. He lasted only 22-3 innings, and in that brief time he gave up four runs, two hits and five walks. He also hit a batter and a 24 - year - old righthander, brought up from Sherbrooke of the Eastern League solely for this game, and Blass took that long walk again that winds up with an early shower. Oh, those bases on ball #5! Frankie Frisch could never take them. A lot of other people can't either. Lefty Grove, one of the Hall of Famers on hand for Monday's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown, went out to see the Rangers-Pirates ball game but didn't stay for the finish. He was There "Were you out to the ball park?" someone asked him after he returned to the hotel. "Yeh," said Grove. "Did you see Blass pitch?" "Yup, and he's sure having his troubles." Steve Blass wishes he knew what the trouble was, but he has a pretty good idea. "I haven't changed the basic mechanics of the way I pitch," says the slender 31-year-old But now I imagine it has become a mental block with me. I've lost my rhythm, but I've got confidence in myself. What it probably amounts to is getting my head straightened out. It's gonna take a coupla outings." Through his entire ordeal, Blass hasn't gone around cursing his luck, blaming anyone else or trying to alibi in any way. He has shown tremendous character. Maybe Steve Blass hasn't been a pitcher these past couple months, but the one thing he has been is a man. That's really a whole lot more important in the long run. 72 109 92 104 106 75 275 442 442 250 432 370 414 405 263 33 90 66 142 59 140 39 79 74 132 34 113 53 125 67122 38 78 and Wise, St.L 13-6; Gullett, Cin 13-8. American League: Wood, Chi 20-16; Coleman, Det 18-8; Holtzman, Oak 17-9; Hunter, Oak 1&3; Singer, Cal 15-8; Bahnsen, Chi 15-11. Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 32; Evans, Atl 31; Bonds, SF 30; Johnson, Atl 29; Aaron, Atl 28. American League: Jackson, Oak 24; Mayberry, KC 22; Hendrick, Clev and Otis, KC 21; Fisk, Bos and Spikes, Clev 20. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin pet. .349 .327 .321 Midwest Lcuguc •317 By United Press International •316 Clinton 7 Applaton 6 .306! cedar Rapids 13 Wis. 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