The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 3, 1971 · Page 52
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Ogden- Standard-Examiner, Sunday, October 3, American Loop Playoffs Delayed - - - .. . _. . , if; n l^ urilt 'ho in . UOftfi^ S . BALTIMORE, '.(UPI-). — long awaited confrontation, of Vida Blue against the • Baltimore Orioles was pushed back a day by a rainstorm Saturday and • shoved right nation's TV screens.. off the . Joe . Cronin, American League president, decided shortly 'after -10:30 a.m. Saturday to •postpone the first :game of the AL playoffs. between the Orioles and the Oakland A's to 2 p.m. EDT today because the tarp covered Memorial Stadium 'field was being pelted" "by remnants of Hurricane Ginger. Oakland at 3 p.m. Tuesday. FOURTH STARTER IMthe series goes; past three games—Baltimore has swept the Minnesota-:Twins in three straight the -past two .-playoffs- each manager would -need a fourth,-starter. ' - , "There's never been- a- fourth game," Baltimore manager Earl Weaver said,- "and I'm sure that neither Dick (Williams) or I are thinking m terms' of a fourth game." EDT outfield. I "Our grounds , crew permission to use the Co JCL iii-LOOlVli *»*' <•**•'*' —— -—-• tarps-and they also scrounged up a few around town so they've -got the entire -outfield covered," Williams pointed out. "Not one drop of rain in the last two days has fallen .on the playing field. I cantt say . the Cal Bombed By Buckeyes „,. „ „- . ;g^ t jj a f our th 'game is I COLUMBUS, Ohio. (UPI)— . The postponement forced the necessar y 7 Weaver will-' start | Sophomore Morris Bradshaw canceUation of the travel date fur ^ 2Q _ e winner p a t , toucMowns and for 'the -best-of-five series, but what it means for the nation s armchair fans is that today's game won't be shown on TV. A spokesman for NBC-TV said the network is already commited to pro football in the early afternoon on .today. Its baseball playoff telecasting will be limited to -the Pittsburgh-San Francisco contest at 4. p.m. EDT. HtUtiJOW..!. J j " — — ' . his fourth 20-game winner—Pat Dobson—who had-been slated for bullpen duty., Williams, the Oakland manager, said he would start either Chuck Dobson 1 or 'Diego Segui in the third game and the other pitcher in the fourth: "The big change for us is that "if we had been trailing 2-1 in the fourth game, I would scored two touchdowns and substitute quarterback Greg Hare, another sophomore, broke open a close game with a 40-yard touchdown run early in the final period Saturday to lead Ohio State to a 35-3 win over California.' I field will be in good- shape because the football games have torn it up, but it should be in average condition if the rain stops." Neither manager thinks the rain will be an advantage to his club. Blue will now have six days rest while' Oriole starter Dave McNally will go with four days rest McNally said, "You never know what kind of stuff you're going to have until you go out to the mound." CONTINUES POLICY Blue, the sensation of the baseball season with a 24-8 record including two wins over the Orioles, continues his policy of refusing to discuss the game. But Williams promised, 'I know some people think he's been rude, but he'll be gracious after the game, win or lose. He's concentrating very much on what's taking place." a.°ar~- •*_« s^zjs^is two times it had the ball, on could be off somewhat since »" in me iimiui 501^, * v , T two times it had the oaii, on tumu k/c W.L ou.^%..,--. - ; — »• have brought Blue back but I ™°times^t na ^^ hasn , t played since . can't do that now," Wilhams ™ s Don llnika a " d 12 -by Wednesday and. Baltimore ' m said. , Rrplhaw The final Buck hasn't worked out since Thurs- However, if it rains again saicL -today, the network will show! This is the 15th' postponed T3i,,ov cfai-t nn Mnndav since g ame this year in Baltimore. The Orioles wound up playing the a 158-game schedule because, four of the rainouts were never played, including a July 29th contest in which Blue was scheduled to go against Balti- £L IVI H" t~f 11 'MINI I j(-*H.y Lit? i"X CDAClCili* v wO vi vilill V*^o ' ' ; iflfgi £%?Z ^WK™=^ -sKra •: ^~ xrJIn w,-t£ r™r,ir, •& Pat Santaron'e,' Balti-• Tuesday : Blue's start on Monday since they will 1 televise both playoff series during the week. Cronin said the weather man informed, him .the forecast for today was "heavy rains in the morning, but then it will blow away.'.' With the travel • date' now eliminated, the clubs . are scheduled to play .the first two games ' here today and Monay and the series will shift to Bradshaw. The tinai OUCK »«» <. " u ""-r_" „* t " np V,. touchdown came on a one-yard day. But one of tne AS Dlunee by Pat Eggers. sluggers. Sal Bandp said It more. COVERED OUTFIELD The Oriole ground crew has not only covered the infield with a tarp but also the plunge by Pat Eggers. Calfornia'got its only'score with 7:20 left -in the second period on a 47-yard field goal by Ray Wersching.- Lamka, who suffered a severely bruised, right shoulder, was taken from the game early iJJLiJ-j^Wi M) M — •- '^ ~ 7 ' all evens out. We've had a long season and it's good to have some rest." Williams said "Playoffs haven't hurt us in the past. Our players will be keyed up. Once that first pitch is thrown we'll IH U1IS.CI1 11U111 uic £01111- \.«..*j —— ,. the second quarter and Hare, be ready- , . d on fte lifld 3DTJG3r6cL very little in -out* ii* win u^^^m-i vn. /* ^ first two games, replaced weatherman now, when that -firct nirrn IS him. ' first pitch is thrown. Giants Defeat Pirates in Opener J£f .STS, "-: - « ~±T TitTWntes. who -didn't,i ma J or home run champ with 48. twice ^ the *ird on_an mfield ? . exception of Juan Man- and Tito Faentes, who hit two-run homers to give struggling Gaylord Perry the help he needed Saturday as the Giants defeated the Pirates 5-4 in the opening game of the National League Championship Playoffs. •Fuentes, who hit only „ _„ four homers during the regular campaign, hit a towering shot that just did get over the right field fence after Chris Speier had singled for the second time in the fifth inning. The 'blow apparently unsettled Pittsburgh! starter Steve Bless, who had! struck out a Playoff record nine batters in the first four innings. -Blass walked Willie Mays] after serving up Fuentes •homer and McCovey, whose, season was cut nearly in half] because of a knee injury and a cut hand, hit one of those homers he FIRST SINCE 1962 The Giants, in their first postseason play since 1962, beat the Pirates, easy winners of the N.L. East, nine of 12 times during the regular campaign, including five of six " in Candlestick Park. A sun-drenched 'crowd of 40,977, largest of the year, in - -- - - on every pitch by Perry in the seventh take the lead. The Pirates, who had scored twice in the third on an infield hit, a misjudged fly ball by rookie Dave Kingman in right, and' an error by McCovey, loaded the'bases on Perry in the seventh on singles by Gene Alley .and Dave Cash and a walk to Clemente. 1 Perry, winner of 16 games during the regular season, retired Stargell on a foul popup to third but Al Oliver ripped a single to right which scored two b threatened to tie the esrand rowed San Fran score or! Cisco's lead to a run at 5-4. Will White Sox Replace Washington Senators? BALTIMORE best noted tor a «c (UPI)-Only in same pattern continues then the only in the white Sox will replace Washing- -^—d iM_LO.i^i *»-"• *-" — v I WarT^nr) far drive over 'the American League can the city. t - ^ Eastern Division 5S fi& See tot rasgonejof.Washington be replaced byj^ DalIas . Fort - Worth W iU be the minute his bat ™^'Chicago. ,. „__ m .. t — TV,,:-,-™,-" ,,*,* the deci- the matter has been of League. " no official almost any other of his pitches with the exception of Juan Marichal didn't even bother to come out to the mound after. Oliver's hit and Ms faith was justified when Pe-rry retired Bob Robertson on a fly to left. ONE WAY TRY The Pirates, who reached Perry for nine hits, made one more try in the ninth when Richie Hebner singled after one out. With two relievers cranked up and ready in the San Francisco bullpen, Perry bowed his neck to get Clemente on a liner to right and Stargell on a tap to first. The Pirates, however, dominated the'early part of the game behind starter Steve Blass, who struck out nine batters .in" the first four innings to break the National Xeague playoff single game record of seven strikeouts set by -Nolan Ryan of the New " "" :ts in 1969. j ie Pirate offense, withj „ help from the Giant defense, produced two runs in And a little . - T cc . .--i-iin the Western Division." said contact with the ball. ! American League officials c ^ president - " Perrv had plenty of .strug-will meet Friday, .either.here or| JUH -iSfvetto go, but that gave in Oakland, depending W^P: him a "£2 lead that he managed} the World Series ^pens •^Q uiciiiitciin tiiG rsst of "tnc wsy. o3.turu<ij» iu uc 1 - ... ^ irnttut; 'vei. uui/ nc i.^^**? H.JM.U -^ uuu. QJ.\JH.^ umi.* <-*. -*-—^ —-— The second game of the best-of- shall replace Washington in me,,. ^ white Sox in theiCash followed with a double to five series is here Sunday. American • Leagues -Eastern Easter&n Division it-will prevent right. Perrv who won two of hislDivision and right now it , .,..,. — n: . t _ „,,„,. +hal „,-„ yet but he feels that by > , the third inning. Jackie Hernandez s t a r t e'.d the rally by beating but a high chopper to third. Blass moved him-along with a sacrifice and last four starts to -•— r —i- v . Giants win the N.L. West by a j \Vhite single game over Los Angeles, gave up nine hits and was in trouble four different times but he made big pitches when he needed them, especially against JLaiLcM, 11 j_/i vioivti IL H'AJ >•* ~ • •"-- 11151.11,. schedule conflicts with the| Cash's o of his ivision an ^ schedule conf ii c ts with e help thejappears it will be the Chicago chicago Cubs . In ot her words, b a White Sox. • Sox movin FOLLOWED PATTERN liwh w began division play - ' e 5 -— ^n..../j 1 with from the the White West Sox moving to the East difficult — ----- -Division, they will be on the len we uesaii uivioivu M* a .y ^*i»i^i«.., *--- j - -—- — . vears ago we followed a road while the Cubs are playing •aphical pattern and if that at home and vice versa. blow chance was not a by Kingman, playing in place of the injured | Bobby Bonds, first turned the. wrong way and then was unable, to find the ball, which hit-; the- artificial turf and bpuriced-byer- the fence. -for a -'ground-rule double. •:.-''-• ' Perry inducted Hebner to hit the bail on the ground toward second. Fuentes picked it. up on the third bounce and threw across his body to McCovey at irst but "Big Stretch," one of the best fielding first basemen n baseball, simply dropped-the hrow as Cash,.scored. -:-;:-: DIDN'T WILT Perry didn't' wilt. He struck out Clemente and hit Stargell, but retired Oliver on a fly to right to get out-of the inning. Spier's first single, a sacrifice by Perry and a double by Ken Henderson in the bottom of the third fetched across the Giants' first run and Blass 'held, on until the fifth when Euentes-. and McCovey combined'to ruin " s day.. -.':""..•. '.Dock Ellis (19-9), the starting pitcher in this year's All-Star rame, will try to get the Pirates even today opposing Lefty John Cumberland (9-6). of the. Giants. Monday will be an off day in the series, which moves to Pittsburgh- for the third -game, and possibly fourth Wednesday and fifth Thursday. Pittsburgh San Francisco as r h bi ab r h bi Cash 2b 522 1 Hcndrson if •< 0 2 1_ Hobner 3b 5010 Fuc-ntcs 2b Clemente- rf -( 0 0 0 .Mays cf. Stargell if -too 0-MCovcy Ib Oliver cf •* 0 1 2 Kingman rl BRobrtsn Ib 4020 Bonds rf Sanguillen c « 0 1:0 Dletz c ., „ - . Hcrnandi ss 2110 Gallagher 3b 2 0 0 0 Davallllo ph 1000 Uanlor 3b 1000 2110 3112 3000 1000 4000 Moose p May ph Glusti p Blass p Alloy ss ~ Totals Pittsburgh , San Francisco E-McCovcy, Spier v PTTTSBURGH PIRATES' outfielder Rob.erto Clemente jiimps high ''in the air, noub as he oes, for San Francisco Giants' Tito Fuentes two- PTTTSB . but not high enougb, as he goes, for San Francisco, Giants' Tito Fuentes two™n homer m the 5th inning of Saturday's National league .playoff game on San JSSo Wm£ TMcCovey llso hit a 2-run homer in the 5th, to give the Giants a '5-2 lead in that inning. The Giants won the game, 5-4. _ : 0000 Spclor ss 3-2 : 2.0 1000 Perry p .1000 oooo . -".' •• 1000 ' '. • 2110 37493 Totals 23575 002 000 200— 4 001 040 OOx— S DP-Plttsburgh 1. LOB-'pittsburgh Y, "San Francisco 4. 2B-Cash, Henderson, Mays. HRS- Fuentes, M=Cove Blass L Moose Glusti Perry S 6 5 S ? 200 0 0 0 1 .'I 0 0 1, 994315 HBP-By Perry (storgell). T— 2:44. Att— 40,977. 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