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&€ AJton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1972 Sizzler in the East; one separates four By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer One game separates four teams in the American League East today as Boston, Baltimore, New York an1 Detroit head for the homestretch in the best race the AL has had since 1967. The Red Sox are in front with the Yankees and Orioles one-half game behind and the Tigers one game off the pace. And that is tight. The Yankees and Tigers helped close things up even more Monday night. New York trimmed Boston 3-2 for its fourth straight victory while Detroit edged Baltimore 3-2. ending a four-game Oriole win streak. In the West, Oakland maintained its two-game lead over Chicago. The A's bounced from behind to whip Minnesota 7-4 while the White Sox were blanking Kansas City 60. In other AL action, Mil- wauke swept a doubleheader with Cleveland, winning the opener 4-3 and taking the eighth-inning nightcap 4-2, and Texas blanked California 3-0. It was clutch relief pitching by Sparky Lyle of the Yankees and John Killer of the Tigers that produced the key victories for New York and Detroit Lyle worked the last three innings for Fritz Peterson, protecting a one-run lead and picking up his 33rd save of the season Hiller pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth inning to preserve Woodie Fryman's triumph. It was his third save. The Red Sox kayoed Peterson with a two-run home Major League AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— Carew, Mtn, .318; Scheinblum, KC, .316. RUNS— Murcer. NY, 93; D.Allen, Chi, 84; Rudi, Oak. 84. RUNS BATTED IN— D.Allen, Chi. 106; Murcer, NY, 87. HITS— Rudi, Oak, 165; Plnlella, KC. 156. DOUBLES— Plnlella, KC, 30; Murcer, NY, 29. TRIPLES— Rudi, Oak, 9; Flsk, Bsn, 8. HOME RUNS— D.Allen, Chi, 35; Murcer, NY, 28. STOLEN BASES— D.Nelson, Tex, 41 ; Campanerls, Oak, 39. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Hunter, Oak, 19-7, .730, 2.10 Kline, NY. 16-6, .727, 2.01. STRIKEOUTS— N.Ryan, C a 1 , 275; Lollch, Del, 213. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— B.WUllams, Chi, .339; Cedeno, Htn, .327 RUNS— Morgan, Cln, 115; Bonds, SF. 103. RUNS BATTED IN— Stargell, by Ben Ogilvic in the seventh that brought Lyle on the run. Sparky, now one save shy of the American League record for saves set. by Ron Perranoski in 1970 and two away from (he major league mark established by Wayne Granger the same year, shut the door after that. Fryman carried a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning against Baltimore but the Orioles nicked him for a run and had the bases loaded when Hiller came on. He struck out pinch hitter Boog Powell and thon Paul Blair bounced into a game-ending force-out. Oakland maintained its two- game edge over the White Sox in the West, but not before Manager Dick Williams' tummy had done a few flip flops. Matty Alou drove in four runs for the A's and Darold Knowles hurled five innings of one-hit relief to nail down the victory. Knowles, whose bases-loaded walk had forced home Minnesota's winning run in the second game of Monday night's Twins' sweep, was experiencing control problems again in the sixth inning Tuesday. He had walked two men and was behind on the count to the third when Williams went to the mound. "I told him to throw some strikes," the manager said, ''because my stomach couldn't take it anymore." Knowles settled the manager's stomach after that and A'.ou kept it calm with a couple of clutch singles and a sacrifice fly. Harmon Killebrew had a throe-run homer for Minnesota. Dick Allen drilled a two-run homer in the first inning—his 35th of the year—starting the White Sox off to their victory over Kansas City. It was the second consecutive game in which Allen has delivered a two-inn shot in the first inning. Ed Herrmann also homered for the White Sox. Bill Oogolewski pitched 7 23 hitles.i innings before California's Billy Parker spoiled his no-hit bid with a double as Texas blanked the Angels Gogolewski, who had not won a game since May 19, outdueled Nolan Ryan, who surrendered just six hits and struck out 15. It was the 13th time this season that Ryan has fanned 10 or more in a game and it raised his AL-leading strikeout total to 274. George Scott's two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Milwaukee past Cleveland in the second game of their doubleheder called by rain after eight innings. The rain washed out a three-run rally by the Indians in the top of the ninth. In the opener, the Brewers rallied for two runs in the eighth to win it. Ollie Brown's sacrifice fly delivered the deciding run. Owns Cards Bill Bidwill, gets ready to celebrate following his announcement that he is now the sole owner and president of flie St. Louis Football Cardinals. Bill bought out his brother Charles Bidwill of Chicago for a sum reported to be $0-5 million. Before the purchase, he was vice president while brother Charles was president. (AP Wirephoto) GOOD/YEAR Power Pen, 110; Bench, Cin, 106. HITS —Rose, Cin, 179; B.WllUams, Chi, 175. DOUBLES—Montanez, Phi, 34; Cedeno, Htn, 34; B.WIlllams, Chi, 31: Simmons, StL, 31. TRIPLES—Bowa. Phi, 1;2 Rose, Cin, 10. HOME RUNS—Colbert, SD, 37) Stargell, Pgh, 33. STOLEN BASES—Brock, StL, 57; Morgan, Cin, 50; Cedeno, Htn, 50. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Blass, Pgh, 17-6, .739, 2.38 Mar- shaU, Mon, 14-5, .736, 1.67 Nolan, Cln. 14-5, .736. 2.05. STRIKEOUTS—Carlton, Phi, 277; Seaver, NY, 206. Save $ 27to $ 60aset... depending on size... blackwalls Blackwall lubeless plus $2.15 to $2.78 Fed. Ex. Tax per tire (depending on size) No trade needed. CHUCK DIERING DOING'S CORNER Q. What is the record for the largest amount of blood donated by a human being? 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The catcher-outfielder now has 32 homers and 106 runs batted in and the Reds have a fat 7^-game lead in the West over the Houston Astros, who were idle Tuesday. Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Pirates clouted the Chicago Cubs 7-0 and rocketed to a 13-gaime advantage in the East; the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings; tha Montreal Expos turned back the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 and the New York Mets trimmed the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3. Bench's grand slam in the first inning — the second of his career —staked Wayne Michigan State confronts Illinois with the wishbone CHAMPAIGN - For the a first time in history, University of Illinois football team will have to defense the Wishbone-T offense when Michigan State invades Memorial Stadium Saturday in the season opener for both teams. "The keys to the Wishbone offense are speed at the halfback spots and a fire-out type of line," Anderson said. "We anticipate a lot of trouble from the Wishbone. Coach (Duffy) Daugherty has gone on record as saying he would not trade his offensive line for any in the country, and it is a good one. "At the skill positions, which are critical in the Wishbone, Michigan State has a fine tight end in Billy Joe Dupree. He could be the best not only in the conference but perhaps in the country. He has speed and he can catch the ball. Their quarterback George Mihaiu is an excellent runmng quarterback. He likes to keep the ball and he's very durable. In halfbacks Mike Holt and Jesse Williams, the Spartans have an overabundance of speed, and we'll face problems unless we can get them stopped before they start." Defensively, the Spart are led by All-American safely candidate Brad VanPelt, who Anderson called one of the most outstanding all-around athletes in intercollegiate athletics. "Coach Daugherty always has a sound defense and we assume this year's group will be just as good as last, year's," Anderson noted. "You'd have to say their offense is vastly improved and if they have assimilated their complicated offense at this early date they'll be in good shape for the rest of the season. On the basis of the results of their scrimmage last Saturday (the regulars beat the reserves and freshmen 69-7) one would think they've got the gears meshed on offense." A record 2,D79,93B spectators watched 45 home games in the Big Eight in 1971, and early signs indicate the mark will be broken in 1972. Simpson to a 4-0 lead. But Simpson and reliever Pedro Borbon couldn't hold the advantage as the Braves rallied to tie the game with four runs in the fifth inning. The Reds needed Cesar Geronomo's home run and Bench's RBI bouncer in a three-run ninth to pull it out. Roberto Clemente, Richie Hcbner and Rennie Stennett each cracked three hits to lead the Pirates over the second-place Cubs. Hebner drove in three runs as Dock Ellis and Dave Guisti combined on an eight-hitter for the Pirates. 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