Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 10, 1975 · Page 9
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Freeport, Illinois
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Thursday, July 10, 1975
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By United Press International Hector Torres singled in Da vie Winfield with the winning run in the fourth inning Wednesday as the visiting San Diego Padres handed the Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss, 3-2. Detroit's Bill Freehan hit a three- run homer and Ray Bare threw an eight-hitter Wednesday night to give the Tigers their longest winning streak of the season at eight games with a 6-2 win over the visiting Chicago White Sox. Cubs' Manager Jim Marshall viewed Torres as a one-man demolition team. • "Everytime I look up, that guy is doing something io beat us," Marshall' said. "He never hit very much in this league but all of a sudden it looks as if he has found himself. He is the one guy 1 in the San Diego attack that always seems to get the big hit against us." Padres' manager John McNamara calls Torres "the most Underrated player on our team and the most pleasant surprise that I have had all season. Pacers Ink Roundfield INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) - The Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association said Wednesday they have signed their No. 1 draft pick, Dan Roundfield, a 6-foot-8 forward from Central Michigan. Terms of the contract were not announced. Roundfield was a second- round choice of Cleveland in the rival .National Basketball Association. He averaged 16.6 points and 13 rebounds a game during three season at Central Michigan, leading the Chippewas into the NCAA tourney this past season. "Hector has always been a'good glove man and has always played.sec- ohd and short but this year he has switched to third and has given us a better defensive infield." McNamara was equally pleased with southpaw Brent Strom who'went eight innings, 'giving up six 'hits and lowering his earned run average to 1.32. "Strom has been doing better than anyone had expected and he is the type of young pitcher who is going to make this club a contender by next season," McNamara said. In Detroit, Freehan and Rookie first baseman Jack Pierce accounted for all the power. Pierce complemented Freehan's three-run homer by. driving in thee runs himself to help pace the Tigers to their first eight-game win skein in two years. , Pierce, singled home two runs after two walks and a single by Freehan had loaded the bases with two but in the first inning against loser Jesse Jefferson. Dan Meyer and Willie Horton singled in the third inning and, one out later, Pierce forced Horton to get pinch- runner Mickey Stanley in from third base with the third Detroit run. Singles by Stanley and Horton in the fifth inning preceded Freehan's eighth home run of the season. Brian Downing hit his fifth home run of the season into the left field seats one out after Jerry Hairston singled to open the fifth inning for Chicago's runs. . , The Sox were off today. The Cubs hosted San Diego again, sending .Bill Bonham, (8-6), against the Padres' Dave Frejsleben, (3-8). DON KESSINGER of the Cubs puts the tag on San Diego Padres' Dick Sharon at third base in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. The play began when Hector Torres smacked the ball into left field and the throw went to the plate and then back to third. The umpire Is John McSherry. The Cubs lost the game 3-2.-UPI Photo. Cole Takes Open Lead CARNOUSTIE, Scotland South African Bobby Cole charged into the lead of the 104th British Open golf Championship today with a record shattering second round 66. Cole's 36-hole total of 138 gave him a one-stroke edge over Australian Graham Marsh who had already posted a record 67 and former U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin among the early finishers. The South African blitzed Carnous'tie for seven birdies in 12 holes en route to breaking the 22-year-old course record. On a day that seemed perfect for low scoring, Marsh fired nines of 33 and 34 on the par 72, 7,065-yard seaside course and was in the clubhouse when Irwin, third leading money winner on this year's U.S. professional tour, came in with a two-uhder-par 70 to go with his opening round 69. Drumming overnight rain gave way Boston Babies Keep Right (n The Game By United Press International The current youthful crop of Boston Red Sox -Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Cecil Cooper - probably don't remember their not-so-long- ago predecessors, the great Ted Williams-Vern Stephens-Johnny Pesky- Bobby Doerr teams of the 1940's and early 1950's. Then again, maybe it's just as well.. For as good as the Williams- Stephens-Pesky teams were, they won only one-pennant - 1946 -and blew a handful of others despite superior personnel. The 1975 Bosox outfit, however, is playing like a team that doesn't know the meaning of "fold." . Take Wednesday afternoon for example. Spotting the Minnesota Twins an early 7-Mead, the Red Sox came back to win 9-8 on four homers plus .Jim Rice's two-out run-scoring double in the ninth. The victory enabled Boston to move two games up on the losing New York Yankees in the American League East. Masters Sings Blues ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Jamie Masters, the highest-scoring defenseman in the Ontario Hockey Association last season, has signed his first professional contract with the St. Louis Blues, it was announced Wednesday. Masters, the Blues' No. 2 draft choice, scored 26 goals and 69 assists last season for the Ottawa 67s. NBA Talks Stand Still NEW YORK (UPI) - The National Basketball Association, faced with what it considered recalcitrance on the part of the NBA Players Association to bargain in good faith, gave consideration Wednesday to the possibility of filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. After talks between the league and its players union were suspended shortly after they began, Alan Rpthen- berg, chairman of the labor negotiation committee of the NBA, said the talks were terminated as a result of what he termed the players' refusal to bargain in good faith about three of the items in the labor contract negotiations. The areas he specified were the college draft, the option clause and the matter of compensation to a team which loses a player after he plays out his option. "We believe that these practices have been largely responsible for the competitive attractiveness of NBA basketball and for the unprecedented economic benefits now enjoyed by NBA players," Rothenberg said in a statement. "In light of the players' previous objections, we are frankly dismayed by their unwillingness to discuss these matters today." ,1: After homers by Carlton Fisk, Evans, and Lynn had helped Boston close the margin to 8-7 into the ninth, Cooper tied the game with a solo pinch-hit homer. Doug Griffin then hit a one-out single and later came all the way home from first on Rice's double. Elsewhere in the American League, , Oakland topped Cleveland 3-1, Milwaukee put away Kansas City 6-4, Detroit upended Chicago 6-2, Texas whitewashed New York 4-0 and California edged Baltimore 3-2. Athletics 3, Indians 1 Dick Bosman, with relief help from Paul Lindblad and Rollie Fingers, beat his old Cleveland teammates for the third straight time, winning his sixth in seven decisions since coming over, to Oakland. Reggie Jackson and Joe, Rudi drove in runs during a two-rim A's first and Bill North singled home what proved to be the game-winner in the .fifth. Rangers 4, Yankees 0 Ferguson Jenkins (iO-9) limited the Yankees to just four singles and got batting support from Jim Sundberg's three-run homer in the sixth. Rudy. May, victim of Sundberg's homer and Tom Grieve's run-producing double in the first, took the loss for New York, his fourth straight. . Brewers 6, Royals 4 Don Money belted a pair of homers, driving in three runs, and Bobby Darwin also homered to ignite a four-run Brewers' second inning. Gorman Thomas and Robin Yount also drove home runs in the fourth with a double and a single respectively. Jim Colborri (4-7) went 5 1-3 innings for the win. Angels 3, Orioles 2 . Pinch-hitter Dave Collins tripled home two runs with one out in the bottom of eighth inning after Brooks Robinson, whose error paved the way for the winning rally, had put the Orioles .ahead with a two-run single in the top of the inning. Frank Tanana (7-5) struck out nine to gain the win, but needed ninth inning relief help from Don Kirkwood. NFL Ref Found Dead CHICAGO (UPI) - William E. Dpwnes Jr., a referee in the National Football;'. League for more than 30 years and a Chicago city employee since 1927, was found dead in his apartment Wednesday. He was 66. Police said Downes apparently died of natural causes in his sleep. Cook Put On Waivers CINCINNATI (UPI) - The Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday officially ended their long and often-times strange relationship with quarterback Greg Cook by waiving him to the Kansas City Chiefs for the standard waiver fee of $100. Cook, 28, a rookie sensation with the Bengals in 1969 but who has undergone , three operations since, is expected to join the Chiefs' training camp and try to make the squad. to overcast skies on a windless day, making conditions even better for the likes of leader Peter Oosterhuis favorite Jack Nicklaus, who was to tee off later in the day. Marsh had four birdies and an eagle on the par five 12th hole for a scorecard lined with fours and threes until he hit short with his approach on the par four 17th hole for his only bogey and only five of the day. Marsh had a first round 72, even par, on Wednesday and was four strokes off the Oosterhuis pace when he began his assault on Hogan's record, a 68-shot in 1953 and tied in 1968 by Billy Casper. Marsh, 31, is a relatively unknown entity on the American tour but has won 15 tournaments in Europe, and Asia since opening ^iis professional career in 1970. His best previous performance in the British Open was in 1970 when he tied for 25th. Those intrepid British bookies made Nicklaus a 5-2 favorite to win this tournament on the basis of his first round performance. With one of his five colleagues at 69, Hale Irwin, ranked 5-1, and Oosterhuis boosted to 7-1- despite his equalling the course record of Ben Hogan and Billy Casper. A smiling and confident Nicklaus said he was not happy with his swing until the sixth hole, but "I would think my swing pattern will settle a little more as the tournament goes on.... "I would expect it to be;better tomorrow as far as hitting the ball goes." , "I'm not unhappy," the 35-year-old slugger said. "It's a matter of getting settled, getting into the championship. "It takes a little while to get into something, to get yourself settled. If you can get in with a 69, it's a darn good place to be settled in at." The wind? It blew in the morning Wednesday but gave way to those showers that pelted Nicklaus and the other challengers in the afternoon. Oosterhuis, one of the biggest men on the tour'at 6-5, came through it in style, but relied more on his chipping and putting than his wind cheating driver. He is the first Briton in contention since Tony Jacklin won this tournament in 1969. The 27-year-old circuit regular holed putts of four, three, 12, 15, 12 and 15 feet, plus chipping in from 30 for his opening round score. "Is the course record 68?" he asked when told he had tied it. "Then I've tied it, but there are three more rounds to go." FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD SPOR TS Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Thursday, j u | y 10, 1975 Page 9 Reds Lay Low, Strike In The Late Innings By United Press International Once upon a time it was known'as "Five o'clock lightning." Those were the days when the tyrannical New York Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig toyed with their opponents for five or six innings after 3:15 p.m. starting times and then blew them out of the park with late-inning fireworks. Now it's known as "Ten o'clock lightning" -that time when Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan & Company of the Cincinnati Reds decide it's time-to unload on their opponents. The figures speak for themselves. The Reds, now 9 1-2 games ahead in the National League's Western Division race, have come from behind no fewer than 27 times to win. They did it again Wednesday night when they rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7. The victory, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, suggests that the NL Western race is, to all intents and purposes, over. Johnny Bench touchefl off the winning five-run eighth inning rally with his 18th homer and the Rods added five more hits off three Philadelphia pitchers to take a 9-5 lead. Pedro Borbon was the beneficiary of the rally, raising his record to 5-1 although he needed help from Rollie Eastwick in the ninth inning. The New York Mots defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in 10 innings, the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 32, the Houston Astros shaded the Mon- i treal Expos 4-3 in 10 innings, and the * St. Louis Cardinals romped over the San Francisco Giants 9-0, in the other National League games. Mcts 2 Braves 1 Tom Seaver went the distance for the Mets, winning his 13lh game against four losses, when Rusty Staub homered with two out in the top of the 10th to snap a 1-1 tie. Ralph Garr singled and scored all the way from first on a single by Darroll Evans to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Mets tied the score in the fourth when Staub led off with a single, went to second on Bruce Dal Canton's wild pitch and scored on a single by Del Unser. Bench Leads Voting NEW YORK (UPI) - For the third consecutive year, Cincinnati catcher Johnny Bench was the leading vote- getter for the National League All-Star team, which is dominated by the Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers. In being chosen to the team for a record-tying eighth consecutive year, Bench drew 2,930,147 votes, almost 400,000 more than the runner-up in the fans' balloting, Joe Morgan, a Cincinnati teammate. Baseball Standings Bv UNITED PUKSS INTERNATIONAL HALE IRWIN BEATS his way out of a bunker near the 18th green Wednesday during the opening round of the British open Golf Championship. He bogied this hole and finished with a 69 for the day .-UPI Photo. National League East w. I. pet. g.b. Pittsburgh 51 32 .614 — Philadelphia 47 39 .547 5% New York 43 38 .531 7 St. Louis ' 40 43 .482 11 Chicago 39 47 .453 13% Montreal 34 45 .430 15 West w. I. pet. g.b. Cincinnati 57 29 .663 — Los Angeles 48 39 .552 9% San Francisco 40 45 .471 16% San Diego 40 45 .471 16% Atlanta 36 48 .429 20 Houston 32 57 .360 26% Wednesday's Results San Diego 3 Chicago 2 Pittsburgh 3 Los Angeles 2, night New York 2 Atlanta 1,10 innings, night Cincinnati 9 Philadelphia 7, night St. Louis 9 San Francisco 0, night Houston 4 Montreal 3; 10 innigs, night Today's Games San Diego (Freshen 3-8) at Chicago (Burris 7-6) Montreal (Fryman 6-6) at Atlanta (Niekro 8-7) N Los Angeles (Hooton 6-8) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 7-6) N Friday's Games San Francisco at Chicago Los Angeles at St. Louis, night Montreal at Atlanta, night Philadelphia at Houston, night San Diego at Pittsburgh, 2, twinight New York at Cincinnati, 2, twinight American League East w. I. pet. g.b. Boston . 46 37 .554 — New York 44 39 .530 2 Milwaukee 45 40 .529 2 Baltimore 39 42 .481 6 Cleveland . 37 46 .446 9 • Detroit 36 46 .439 9% West w. I. pet. g.b. Oakland . 53 31 .631 — Kansas City 46 38 .548 7 Texas 41 45 .477 13 Chicago 38 44 .463 14 California 40 47 .460 14% Minnesota _ 37 47 .440 16 Wednesday's Results Boston 9 Minnesota 8 Oakland 3 Cleveland 1 Texas 4 New York 0, night Detroit 6 Chicago 2, night • Milwaukee 6 Kansas City 4, night California 3 Baltimore 2, night Today's Games Texas (Perry 7-13) at Boston (Barr 0-1) N Minnesota (Corbin 4-6) at New York (Dobson 9-7) N Detroit (Ruhle 7-5) at Kansas City (Busby 11-6) N Baltimore (Cuellar C-6) at California (Figueroa 7-4) N Friday's Games Minnesota at New York, 2, twinight Detroit at Kansas City, night Chicago at Milwaukee, night . Texas at Boston, night Baltimore at Oakland, night Cleveland at California, night

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