Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 22, 1972 · Page 12
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 22, 1972
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AJfcfl Anpiisf 22, 'Different' Gibson shuts out LA LOS ANGELKS (AP) Bob Gibson says lie's pitching differently these days, bul the Los Angeles Dodgers aro.t' convinced. The St. Louis ace hurled ,1 seven-hit 4-0 shutout over the Dodgers Monday ni.ehi. the second time he's blanked them this season. "I us«l to blow the ball past guys." he said follow iiv. his 14th win and 54th career shutout, "but now I pitch a more heady game out there." He bats a more he.i'.k game, too. He tried switch- hilling Monday ni^lit for ;V first lime, went fl-for-:i fi-om I he left side and then, in the ninth, returned to his normal right side and doubled in llu- Cards' fourth run of ihc game. The Dodgers will Iry to square the three-game so'vrs tonight when Al Downing, r>-'i, opposes SI. Louis' Hick Wi:c 11-13. Bernie Carbo homei-ed and d o ii b 1 e d . and aftenvard c r e d i te d the Cardinals' general manager and Hall of Kamer. Stan Musial. with tli" sudden splurge. "I hadn't been hilling the ball well in our last series, so 1 asked Stan before the .mime," the former Cincinnati outfielder said, "lie told me a couple of things I was doing wrong." It certainly helped as Carbn helper! set up the Cards' f>,si run in the firs! inning with a lon.u fly ball, slugged his fourth home run of the year to lead off |he fourth, and then doubled off of loser Don Sulton, 13-8. in the sixth. "I like it a lot in St. Louis, ' he said. "Now I know I'm going to play when 1 come to the park. I didn't know that at Cincinnati." Carbo's first-Inning fly advanced Lou Brock to third base where he was able to score on Ted Simmons' sacrifice fly. His homer in the fourth made it 2-fl, and then Ted Slzcmorc singled home Brick in the eighth. The speedy C a r d i n a 1 outfielder ^ nnd doubled and stolen third", his 49th steal of the season. Gibson then doubled home Luis Melendcz with the Cards' fourth run in the ninth. Gibson struck out six and walked only one Dodger. He stayed free of trouble until the eighth, when the Dodgers' offered their only threat. They managed three of their seven hits off Gibson in the eighth yeyt still failed to score. A double play helped preserve the shutout. The loss dropped the Dodgers 11^ games behind the lleds in the National League West, their biggest deficit of the year. Curve ball sinks Carlton By BRl 11; LOWITT Associated Press Sports Writer "It was a curve ball that got me in trouble," sighed a disconsolate Steve Carlton. And it was two of (hem lhat gave .lim Bcauchamp "a pretty good birthday." C a r 11 o n , Philadelphia's phenomenal left-hander who had won IS consecutive games, finally lost his seventh of the baseball season—and his first since May 30—and it took Atlanta 11 innings lo doit. "Sometimes you just get bested," he said after Dusty Baker doubled and Mike Lum singled to give the Braves a 2-1 victory over the Phillies Monday night. Beauchamp, the New' York Mets' reserve first baseman, celebrated his 33rd birthday in high fashion against Houston, clubbing his first two home runs of the year, the latter a two-run shot with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that propelled the Mets to a 4-2 triumph over the Astros. Klsewhero in Ihe National League, Cincinnati beat Montreal 4-1. St. Louis shut out Los Angeles 4-0 and San Djego stunned the Chicago Cubs fi-n Pittsburgh and San Francisco were idle. On the abbreviate d A m e r i c a n League slate, Oakland whipped Detroit 5-1, Baltimore clipped California 3-1 and Cleveland bombed Minnesota 10-3. "You ought lo talk lo Phil Nickro," Carllon said after Ihe Braves' knuckleballcr had outduelcd him. "He's the guy who did a hell of a job—ii super job." Nickro gave up nine hits lo Carlton's seven with each pitcher striking out 10 baiters and walking three. Still, it was Ihe Phillies' 20-game winner who faced the waves of writers Carlton insisted at first that "I really hyadn't thought that much" about the winning streak. Then he shrugged and acknowledged: "I wish il had continued. It's a shame. 1 really wish 1 could have won it for the fans—the record and the streak " There were !)2,fiR2 fans on hand and they cheered as if their Phillies were in the seventh game of the World Series, rather than Ihe team with the worst record in the majors. Beauchamp was looking forward lo a long and unproductive night after making out in the second inning on a fly ball that Cesar Cedeno flagged down with a leaping catch at the 390-foot sign in left-center field. "T thought, 'Here we go again. That'll be my best shot of the night'," Beauchamp said. "I had a good cut at a fastball on that one. I'm known primarily as a fast ball hitler, so I decided to look for breaking pitches after lhat." FBI investigating charge Riva Ridge was drugged SARATOGA SPRINGS. N.Y. (AP) —The FBI is investigating charges by the owner of Riva Ridge, considered by many to be the best 3-year-old race horse in the country, that the colt was drugged when he finished fourth in the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap on Aug. 5. Mrs. John Tweedy made public her charges involving the winner of the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Hollywood Derby, here Monday. She directs the operation of the Meadow Stable for her ailing father, C. T. Chenery in whose silks IJiva Hidge runs. Mrs. Tweedy said that a blood test and a urine sample, taken after the return of Hiva Uidge to Saratoga from Moomouth Park at Oceanport, N.J., both showed traces of phenothiazine "or w h a t. amounted to a tranquilizer." The tests of the samples were made by D a 1 a r e Associates in Philadelphia. "It was a great shock. I wouldn't have believed it possible," said Mrs. Tweedy. Phil Iselin, president of M o n m o u t h Park, said "nothing can be said until the investigation is completed." After all that trouble Houston Astro Kojjrr .Mi-l/.^.'r i-, out ;il honu- during lirst iniiini; action .Moiula.v, in a game aj-ainst tin- NVu York Alt-ts in Sbca Stadium. He tried to M-OIV on a sacrifice ll\, but \\u-. ui^cd out by Mt-ts catclicr Duliv J)\.T. Mrls \\oii, !-•; (.\1' \\n. Houston starter Jerry Reuss served him a curve In the seventh inning and Bcauchamp promptly parked it in the Mets' bullpen in left, giving them a 2-1 lead. But Cedeno, whose Iftth homer of the season had produced the Astros' first run, lied il again with a double in the eighth off winner Jon Matlack. Jim Kay was on the mound for Houston in the ninth and he had the misfortune of issuing a two-out walk to John M i 1 n e r , bringing up Beauchamp again. Beauchamp proceeded to plant Ray's curve ball even deeper into the bullpen. And as he trotted around the bases, drinking in the cheers of the 24,242 Mets fans, "I was just thinking: That's a pretty good birthday'!" Joe Morgan hit his 15th homer of the season and backup catcher Bill Plummet- smacked a two-run single to lead the attack that enabled the Reds lo open a 7^-game lead over the second-place Astros in- the West. Jim McGlothlin scattered eight Montreal hits, including Mike Jorgensen's homer that wrecked his shutout bid in the ninth inning. Bob Gibson, recording his 14th victory and fourth shutout of the season, stymied Los Angeles on seven hits, struck out six batters and chipped in wilh a run- producing double. Bernie Carbo homered for Ihe Cards. In a wild, see-saw affair in San Diego, Joe Pepitone and Ron Santo hit fourth-inning homers for the Cubs, Clarence Gaston tied it wjth a two-run double in the seventh, Billy Williams hit his 25th homer to give Chicago a 5-2 lead, in the top of the ninth, then John Jeter capped a four-run rally in the boltom of the inning with a three-run v game- winning blast — before a Won column important in American By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer You are, no doubt, familiar from past pennant races with the infamous "all-important loss column" in the daily baseball standings. Welcome to 1972 and the all-important win column. In pennant races past, the best indicator of a team's chances has always been the games lost column. That's because once you've lost a game, you can't recover it. Games that haven't been NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Anyeles Atlanta San Francisco San Diego East W T> (it) lil 5li 5:t •13 West 72 tits 60 53 52 45 L 42 53 5(i 58 61 72 43 52 54 KB 66 70 Pet .632 .531 .521 .491 .465 .374 .U26 .559 .526 .445 .441 .391 GB mi 12',i 16 19 29 Ii __ 7Vi 1 1 Ii 21 21 ',2 27 Monday's Kesulls Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1, 11 innings Cincinnati 4, Montreal I New York 4, Houston 2 San Diego 6. Chicago 5 St. Louis 4. Los Angeles U Other clubs not scheduled Tuesday's Games Atlanta (Reed 12-12) at Philadelphia (Brandon 5-5). N Cincinnati (Grimsley 10-ti) at Montreal (Morton 5-10). N Houston (Roberts 10-5) at New York (Seaver 14-9), N Chicago (Jenkins 17-10) al ban Diejjo (Arlln 8-15). N St. Louis (Wise 11-13) al Los- Angeles (Downing 6-6). N Pittsburgh (Briles 11-5) at San l-'rancisco (Mark-rial 15-13), N Wednesday's Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at Montreal. N Houston at New York Chicago at San Diego, N St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Pittsburgh at San Francisco AMERICAN l.KAGUK i:asi W L. Pel GB 63 54 .538 — 02 M .534 (ill 54 521; 5S Detroit Baltimore Aevi Vorl Boston Cle\ elaiul Milw auke 5") 01 70 .509 .474 Hi 31,, 17 45 West O.ikliiml (>S -IS .586 — Chicago b7 48 .583 >,. Minnesota HO 53 .331 liU Kansas City 55 58 -487 ll',a California ' 51 U5 440 17 Texas 41) til) .401) 21V, Monday's Kesulls Balliniine 3. California I Cleveland 10. Minnesota 3 Oakland 5. Detroit 1 Other clulis scheduled luvsday's Games laliloima (Ryan 12-1-') al Ballh llloie tMcNully 12-111. N Minne.soia (Woodsun ll-lui at Cleveland I Perry 1S-12). N I'exas (Bosnian ti-8) at Milwaukee (Parsons il-ll). N Bcislim tPattin 11-12) al Kansas Cit> (lU-dlund 45), N Oakland (Odolll 10 U) al Detroit I l.nlii II 1!)-(M. N New York (Peterson 1312) at i hicayo iBahnsen lii-i:i). N Wednesday's Games c'alnuinia at Baltimore. N Minnesoia at Cleveland N le.xas at Milwaukee. N lii.-.ton at Kansas City N Oakland at Detroit. N Nt W York at Chuaiju played yet can always be , won, but games you've lost are gone. That, of course, assumes that all teams play the same number of games. But they won't this year. Because of the player strike last April and the decision not to make up games canceled during the walkout, it is the games won column that becomes Important. In the American League East, for example, Detroit will play 156 games this season, one more than both New York and Boston and two •more than Baltimore. That's extra opportunities to win games and ultimately the pennant. The unjmportant loss column is all even among the first three teams today after Detroit lost 5-1 to Oakland Monday night and Baltimore topped California 3-1. That cut the Tigers' lead to one-half game over the Orioles and IVi over idle New York. The margin is all in th games won column. Detroit has one more victory than Baltimore and three more than New York. Boston, also idle Tuesday, moved within 3^ games of the leaders. In the only other AL game scheduled Monday, Cleveland whacked Minnesota 10-3. Oakland's victory moved the A's one-half game ahead of idle Chicago in the West race. In that division too, the unimportant loss column is all even. The A's have the ultimate games played edge with a 155 game schedule to 154 for the White Sox. Oakland jumped Woodie Fryman for three runs in the first inning with Ben Cam- paneris' double staining the rally. Angel Mangual and Joe Kudi singled for one run and Mike Epstein doubled two more home. Hudi had four hits in the game, boosting his batting average to .320, tops in the AL. Boog Powell was the hero for the Orioles, snapping a filth-inning tie with a two-run homer to back Pat Dobson's t h r e c - h i t pitching. Vada Pinson homered for the Angels. Cleveland used the long ball with homers by Jack Brohamer, Buddy Bell. Alex Johnson and Graig Nettles to batter Minnesota. The 12-hit attack helped Milt Wilcox -to his first \ietory since June Id. Colt gain by Mitchell LydeJl Mitchell (26) of the Baltimore ter of the gune with ihe Kansas City Colts, after taking a screen pass from Chiefs. Moving in at left <o drop Mitchell quarterback Marty Doinres, goes out is Kansas City's Willie Lanier. (AP wide for a first down in the first quar- Wireplioto) Stram is humiliated as Colts win 23-17 KANSAS CITY (AP) Kansas City Coach Hank Stram hung his head in humiliation. "I am disappointed and ashamed," Stram said after his previously undefeated Chiefs had been soundly beaten by the hitherto winless Baltimore Colts, 23-17, in Monday night's only National Football League exhibition game. "I can't remember, when we've played a lousier football game," Stram continued. "Thank God, it's a preseason game." The Colts clobbered the Chiefs without Johnny Unitas, their 39-year-old quarterback, who received a neck injury on Baltimore's second play from scrimmage and was taken to a hospital. X-rays proved negative but Unitas did not return to action. The Colts, with Marty Domres at the controls, couldn't do much on offense the first half, but the Baltimore defense was superb. Safety Rick Volk intercepted a Len Dawson pass in the first period and returned il 29 yards to the Kansas City 9, Becker's 200 is women's greatest LOIH BECKER VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — "This was just one of those things," Lois Becker said Monday as she walked back from the firing line at the 73rd annual Grand American Trapshooting Tournament. The slim, 40-year-old secretary from Godfrey, 111., had shattered 200 straight targets to become the first woman ever to record that perfect score in Grand Ame'rican shooting. "I've never even had 100 straight before," she said. "Everything just seemed to fall into place." The Illinois state women's champion is no novice at the game, however, since receiving training from her husband, Cecil, four years ago. As state champion, she also competed in the 100-target extra event for state champions only. In that competition, she broke 97 of 100. She also had to pick out her clay targets from among a flight of night hawks who picked a poor place to feed as the nation's best trapshooters were going about their sport. "The birds didn't bother me," Mrs. Becker said. "I'd just had it for the day." A shooter who seemed to never have had it for the day was Ray Stafford of Thornton, Colo., who broke 40U straight targets during his shooting Monday. Stafford was one of 20 to record scores of 200, juid in a shootoff for the Class AA title, he broke 1(TO more before a curfew forced him and four others to the sidelines. Stafford, a former member of the U.S. Army shooting team, also broke 100 straight in the men's race for state champions. Tied with him in the 200 target event was Phillip Wright of Hudson, N.H.; Dan Bonillas of San Jose, Calif.; Hugh Driggs of Palmyra, Mich., and Raymond Fryman of Ewing, Ky. * Jeter's homer jolts Cubs SAN DIEGO (AP) - Wild John Jeter was playing winter . hall in South America last January. He went for a horse ride, fell off. and broke his left arm. The Chicago Cubs almost fell off their bench Monday night when slump-ridden Jeter hit a homer with two on to climax a four-run, 9ih- iiining rally as the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak 6-5. "I was dumbfounded—when he rounded third base, I wanted to pick him up, kiss him and carry him to home plate," said San Die.^o Manager Don Zimmer, wiso had been booed loudly in ihf top of the ninth. That's when Zimmer Lancers play tonight in Class B softball Alton's Lancers will meet Ace Oxygen of Springfield at Danville Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. in the Illinois State Class B Softball Tournament instead of the Wood Hiver Marks, as previously reported. The Lancers defeated Midway Duck Inn, 9-3, to advance in the single elimination meet The Telegraph Regrets the error. brought in left-hander Murk Schaeffer to pitch to Billy Williams, who smashed a three-run homer to give the Cubs a 5-2 lead and an apparent victory. But Jeter turned the jeevs lo cheers with his sixth homer of the year and his first sii'ce May 27. "All I was trying to do was keep from striking out," said Jeter. "The home run was a shock, but I always feel that way when 1 hit one." This has been a season ef frustration for the 28-year-old r i g h t • h a, n d hitting, cent e r f i e 1 d e r who entered Monday night's series opener with a .223 average. '•I know I'm no .223 hitter," said the 6-foot-l-inch, l'!6 pounder, whose skills were di minished by his accident in January. setting up a 12-yard field goal for Jim O'Brien. O'Brien shortly thereafter booted another three-pointer from the 38-yard line. With 39 seconds left in the half, Jan Stenerud kicked a 27-yard field goal for the Chiefs. The Colts struck for 10 points in 47 seconds of the third quarter, getting three on Boris Shlapak's 27-yard field goal, and a touchdown—their first of the season—on lien- backer Ray May's 16-yard run with a recovered Wendell Hayes fumble. a 42-yard pass from Domres to Don McCauley gave Baltimore a first down on the Kansas City four, putting the Colts in position for their last score. On third down, Norm Bulaich swept left end for two yards and the touchdown. John Huarte, who rarely gets into a game, took over at quarterback for the Chiefs late in the third quarter, and guided them to two touchdowns in the final 3:52. He flipped a 52-yard pass to rookie running back Jeff Kinney of Nebraska for one score, and passed the Chiefs 68 yards in 11 plays, with Jim Otis going over from the one with one second remaining. Elsewhere, running back Lee Bouggess of the Philadelphia Eagles sprained his right knee in a practice scrimmage and will be out two weeks. Running back Calvin Hill and tight end Billy Truax of the Dallas Cowboys sat out Monday's practice with bruises, but are expected to play against the New York Jets Saturday. Quarterback Fran Tarkenton will be back running the Minnesota attack against Cleveland this weekend. And Lynn Dickey, instead of Dan Pastorini, will direct the Houston Oilers in their Thursday night game against St. Louis. _ DUQGER SWIMMING POOLS, INC. AND SPORTING GOODS 338 W. BETHALTQ DR. BCTHALTO. ILL. 63010 HWY. MO 61B/377-B237 FOR SALE CAR STARTER BEAR PORTA ALIGNMENT MACHINE STAR BRAKE SHOP & LININGS KING SCOPE with CABINET FESSIER CONOCO ELM & ALBY ALTON, ILL. Phone 465-8034

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