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MONDAY, JULY 8, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Cardinals Sweep Giants, Margin Now 10 Willis Saves Game For Larry Jaster By MIKE BRYSON Associated Press Sports Writer Seven days ago, the St. Louis Cardinals were sputtering through a spell of misfortune; their league-lead had been cut to 8% games, end there was a glimmer of hope that the National League race might not be such a drab affair after all. Forget It. A couple of veterans did everything that was needed Sunday in delivering St. Louis' seventh straight victory, a 2-0 conquest of San Franiisco. The triumph, coupled with Houston's 5-4 edging of Atlanta and Cincinnati's 6-5 loss at Los Angeles, boosted the Cardinals' lead to a very cozy 10 games heading Into the three-day break for the All-Star Game. But, while the Cards are riding roughshod on first, things are downright crowded the rest of the way down in the standings. Only 4% games separate second place Cincinnati from ninth-place Chicago. Elsewhere in the National League Sunday, Chicago used a pair of dramatic finishes to edge Pittsburgh 5-4 and 4-3 and the New York Mete whipped Philadelphia 4-2, after dropping the opener of a doubleheader 43. Lou Brock and Curt Flood personally provided all of the Cardinals' runs. A Brock triple and Flood's single in the sixth halted a scoreless duel between winner Larry Jaster and Gaylor Perry. Then in the eighth, the fleet Brock reached first on an error and swiped both second and third before coming in on Flood's sacrifice fly. Jaster, 6-4, yielded only a pair of hits before he loaded the bases in the seventh and required help from Ron Willis to quell the threat. Willis came into the game with the Cards ahead 1-0 in the seventh. Jaster allowed only his second hit of the game, an infield hit by Jim Hart. Then Jaster lost control and walked Dick Dietz and Bobby Bonds to load NATIONAL St. Louis Cincinnati Atlanta San Franclico PKtiburgti Philadelphia Lo« Angeles New York Chicago Houston LEAGUE W. L. Pet. M » 42 3» 43 42 42 42 40 41 38 40 41 -44 3» 43 39 43 U 48 O.B. JH8 18 JIB IB jsoo uv .4M 13 .487 12ft .40 IS .471 U| Ml I4| .42J 18 Saturday's Results New York II, Philadelphia • Chicago 6-10, Pittsburgh 1-2 Atlanta 5-2, Houston 0-1 St. Louts 3. Son Francisco • Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles 2 Sunday's Results . Philadelphia 4-2. New York 1-4 Chicago 5-4, Pittsburgh 4-8 Houston 8, Atlanta 4 . St. Louis 2, San Francisco • Lot Angeles •, Cincinnati 8 Today's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games All-Star game at Houston the bases. When he uncorked two straight balls to Jack Hiatt that was enough for manager Red Schoendienst. The redhead called in Willis. The side-arming righty flipped three strikes past Hiatt for the second out of the inning. Ty Cllne batted for loser Gaylord Perry (7-6) and popped out. „ That preserved the victory and he second shutout in as many games for the Cardinals. - Hank Aaron drove in all of At- anta's runs and smashed two lomers to up his career total to 499—just one shy of the plateau reached by only seven other major leaguers In history. But it wasn't enough to wer- come an early Houston uprising. The Astros exploded for four runs in the first when Norm Wilier had a leadoff homer and Rusty Staub poled a three-run shot. Hector Torres' singled in the decisive run in the fourth. The opening inning outburst stopped starter Milt Pappas' scoreless inning string at 21 2-3. Los Angeles spotted Cincinnati an early 3-0 lead, then had to rely on pinch-hitter Len Gabrielson's run-scoring single n the sixth to snap a six-game osing streak. Gabrielson's hit came after a xiple by Wes Parker, who ear- ier had singled and doubled in two runs. Chicago rookie Jose Arcia's first major league homer in the ninth Inning produced victory in the opener with Pittsburgh. The Cubs liked the script so much, they tried it in the nightcap when Don Kessinger's last-in ning single with two out scored the winning run. The Cubs were staked to a 4-0 first inning lead in the opener when Ernie Banks hit the llth grand slam of his career and his 13th homer of the season. But the Pirates fought back and eventually tied it with a pair of two-out, run-scoring singles by Willie Stargell and Manny Jimenez in the ninth. Pittsburgh grabbed a 3-2 lead In the nightcap, but the Cubs set the stage for Kessinger's heroics when Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Banks tied it with consecutive singles in the eighth. New York ended a long period of frustration with a pair of eighth inning runs that beat Larry Jackson and the Phillies in the second game. It was only the second time in 22 decisions that the Mets had mastered their old nemesis. They did it when Ed Kranepool doubled in a run, then scored himself on an error. Richie Allen's three-run homer in the ninth gave the Phils the opener. AMERICAN Detroit Cleveland Baltimore Boston Minnesota California Oakland New York Washington LEAGUE W. L. Pet. O.B. S3 28 .663 — 47 » .547 " 43 S7 .588 42 38 JBS 39 42 .481 15 39 4S .476 I5> 19 43 .478 15! S< 43 .458 17 34 44 .458 18ft JO 47 J90JJ Saturday'* Reiulti Baltimore B, New York 1 Washington 8, Chicago 4 Oakland 4, Detroit 1 California I. Cleveland » Boston 4, Minnesota t Sunday'* Results New York 3-3, Baltimore 1-3 Boston 44, Minnesota 3-3 CleveJind 8-7. California a-8 Detroit 8-7, Oakland 44 Chicago 4. Washington 8, 11 Innings Today's Games N« games scheduled Tuesday's Games All-Star Game at Houston HE'LL MISS THE ALL-STAR GAME —Trainer Bill Cooper, left, checks the bandage on the hand of Cincinnati star Pete Rose in the dressing room Saturday night hi Los Angeles. Hose suffered a hairline fracture of his left thumb in the llth inning against the Dodgers on Friday night making a dive for Paul Popovich's double. Doctors say the injury will keep him out of the All-Star game on Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto) Williams Has Problem Picking AL Starter By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — The American League All-Stars got their fii'st look at the Astrodome's synthetic turf today but Manager Dick Williams probably was preoccupied surveying his somewhat overworked pitching staff. Every one of the AL's seven hurlers worked either Saturday or Sunday which means that whoever gets the starting nod against the Nationals in Tuesday's All-Star classic will be working with a maximum of two days rest. Detroit's Denny McLain, a 16-game winner and the logical starting choice, went the route beating Oakland Sunday and had disqualified himself before that, saying there was no way he could pitch Sunday and come back Tuesday. "My first responsibility." said McLain, "is to the Detroit. Tigers," a sentiment echoed by his manager, Mayo Smith, who happens to be one of Williams' coaches. Mel Stottlemyre of New York also pitched a complete game Sunday but did not rule himself out. "T could pitch an Inning or so on Tuesday." he said. Three other AL pitchers, Tommy John of Chicago, John Blue Moon" Odom of Oakland and Cleveland's Luis Tiant, also worked on Sunday and the remaining two members of the staff, Sam McDowell of the Indians and Boston's Gary Bell, both worked Saturday. Manager Red Schoendienst of the National League has a well- rested staff and was expected to name Don Drysdale. Los An- Detroit Just Won't Buckle Player ABRH Brock 4 Flood 8 Edwards B Cepeda B Tolaa S Shannon 4 Javier 4 Schofleld 4 Gibson 4 8, FRAN. Player Hunt S Schroeder 3 Mays 4 McCovey Hart Dleti Bond* Lanler Marshall F.Johnson 1 Marlchal 3 Cllne 1 Totals 88 310 Totals 33 8 6 Innlnj 12348878 » R H E CARDS 21009088 0—3 10 0 S. FRAN. 080000088-* 8 2 SUNDAY S. FRAN. (9) RH Player ABRH 2 > Hunt 1 Davenport CARDS (2) Player AB Brock 4 Flood 3 Edwards 3 Cepeda 4 Tolan Shannon Javier Schofleld Jaster WUlls • McCovey 1 Mays 1 Hait 0 Diets 2 Bonds 0 Lanler 1 Hiatt 0 Schroeder Perry Cllne Gibbon Marshall Totals 82 2 8 Totals 82 « 8 Innhig 123458788 R H E CARDS 000001 e 1 fr-a 8 S S. FRAN. OOOOOOOOO-* I 2 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Toledo IS, LoulsvUe 2 Buffalo 10. Columbus 7 Jacksonville II, Rochester • Richmond M, Syracuse 4-13 By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Snorts Writer QUESTION: When is a winner a loser? ANSWER: When he's trying to catch the Detroit Tigers. EXPLANATION: Cleveland, second in the American League, has won eight of its last 11 games; Detroit has won nine of 11. Third-place Baltimore has won five of seven; Detroit has taken six of seven. Even the defending champion Boston Red Sox, currently on an eight-game winning streak that has vaulted them into fourth place, have managed to gain only one game in that stretch because'the Tigers have won seven of eight. Detroit used the long ball Sunday—three home runs, two tri pies and six doubles-to-sweep a doubleheader from Oakland 534 and 7-6. Going into the three-day All-Star break, the Tigers lead Cleveland by 9% games, Baltimore by 10% and Boston by 11%. The Indians beat California 83 but lost the nightcap 9-7. The Orioles rallied for a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees after dropping the first game 3-1. Boston swept slumping Minnesota 4-3 and 6-3. In the lone single game, the Chicago White Sox edged Washington 4-3 in 11 innings. In National League action, St. Louis blanked San Francisco 20, Los Angeles nipped Cincinnati 6-5, Houston topped Atlanta 5-4, the Chicago Cubs took two from Pittsburgh 5-4 and 4-3 and Phila delphia stopped the New York Mets 4-3 but lost the second game 4-2. It may be a little early for such things, but for the mathematically inclined Detroit's magic number for its first pea nant since 1945 is 71, with 79 games remaining. The Tigers settled Sunday for winning small. Willie Horton's 21st homer in the ninth inning won the opener from Oakland and made Denny McLain—16-2 —the winningest pitcher in the majors after he had blown a 4-0 lead. The long-balling continued in the nightcap,'including Al Kaline's two-run homer, but it took a seventh-inning single by rook ie shortstop Tom Matchick to bring home the run that was WITTELS 1 PIECI GLASS JOHNNY WALKER ROD »"••*» 2 COMPLETE LINE OP FISHING NEEDS BUENOS AIRES — Oscar BOna- vena, 2M, Argentina, outpointed Zora FoUey, 318, Chandler, Ariz, needed when the A's scored once in the eighth and three times in the ninth. Oakland's Sal Bando belted three homers in the twin bill and Reggie Jackson two but couldn't prevent the A's from losing for the ninth time in their last 10 starts. Duke Suns drove in four runs with a hornet and single as Cleveland took its opener from California behind Luis Tiant, who won his 14th. Don Mincher's two-run homer gave the Angels a 7-1 lead after seven innings of the nightcap but his two-run single in the ninth was the difference as the Indians rallied. Carl Yastrzemski socked a homer in each game as the Red Sox swept the Twins, who have lost six in a row and nine of 10. Joe Foy slammed a two-run homer in the nightcap. The Yankees clipped Baltimore in their opener on home runs by Roy White and Andy Kosco and Mel Stottlemyre's four-biting pitching. But a tie breaking ninth-inning homer by Fred Valentine gave the Orioles the nightcap. Elrod Hendricks homered in each game for Baltimore. Major League L coders•^•^s AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (ITS at bats) — Harrelson, Boston, 307; Yastrzemski, Boston, .302. Runs — McAulIHe, Detroit, 48; 3 tied with 45. Runs batted In — F. Howard Washington, 61; Harrelson, Boston, Hits — Ollva, Minnesota, 88; Uh- laender, Minnesota, 88. 'Doubles — R. Smith, Boston, 24; B. Robinson, Baltimore, IB. Triples — Fregosl, Calif., 8; Stroud, Washington, 8. Home runs — Frank Howard, Washington, 25; W. Horton, Detroit, Stolen bases — Campanerlc, Oak' land, 28, Cardenal, Cleveland, 17. Pitching (6 decisions)! — John, Chicago, 7-0; McLain, Detroit, 18' Strikeouts—McDoweU, Cleveland, 188; Tiant, Cleveland, 158. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (ITS at bats) — M. Alan, Pittsburgh, .344; Rose, On., .328... Runs •- Rose, Cin., 88; Santo, Chto., 50. Runs batted In — McCovey, San Francisco, 53; Perez, Cin., 52. Hits—Flood, St. Louis, 110; Rose, Cin., 108. . Doubles — Brock, St. Louts, 28; Staub, Houston, 22; Rose, Cin.. 22. Triples — Clemente, Pittsburgh, 7; B. Williams, Chic., 8; Brock, St. Louis, 8. Home runs — McCovey. San Francisco, 20i H. Aaron. Atlanta. 18, Stolen bases — Wills, Pittsburgh, 28; W. Davis, Los Angeles, 15. Pitching (8 decisions) ~ Aber- ithy. Cm,, frit Kltae, Pitt., 5-1. Strikeouts — Jenkins, Chle., 128; Singer, Los Angeles, 128; Marlcbal, San Francisco, 128, NEW SUMMER STORE HOUR*: Mffliiitay'W»due«d»y'F'ld»y 9 «.m, to 9 p.w. BUO p.ro- WHY NOT GO? TAKE THAT DREAM VACATION Borrow I 230,05-P«ym«nti$ 13,00-26 Moi, Borrows 575,93 - Payminti $ 23,00-38Mot. Borrow $ 800,00 - Paymtnts $ 30,63 - 36 Mot. Borrow $1163.94 — Payminli $ 43,00 - 39 Mot. Borrow $1661,17 - Piyminti $ 81.00 - 38 Mot. Borrow $2057,20 - Payment, $ 76,00 - 38 Mot. Borrow $2706,84 - Payminti $100.00 - 38 Mot. <O W /V COLLEGE — UPPEfi ALTON 'V ; .'j eles' record-setting right-hand- r, as his starting pitcher. Drysdale, who pitched 58 2-3 coreless innings breaking Waier Johnson's record earlier this eason, last worked Friday light and will have his standard iree-days of rest if Schoen- ienst chooses to use him Tues- ay- Injuries have forced two hanges on the National League quad and will make a starter ut of San Francisco's great Villie Mays. Pete Rose of Cincinnati, cho- en to start in the outfield, suf- ered a broken thumb over the weekend and will be out of ac- ion for a month. Schoendienst named Chicago's Billy Williams o fill Rose's spot but figures to give the starting nod to Mays, who was the fourth highest vote-getter among the NL's out- lelclers. Cincinnati's Leo Cardenas was chosen to replace Gene Al ey of Pittsburgh, who is nurs- SOCCER HURDLE — Asher Welch (12) of the Baltimore Bays tries to knock in the ball with his head and straddle Joe Fuhrman's leg (13) as the Bay tried to score against the St. Louis Stars of the North American Soccer League. Welch didn't make it and the Stars won 1-0 Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) Granatellfs Turbines Fail CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) Andy Granatelli-designed Lotus turbines made their road racing debut here Sunday. Despite the cheering of 17,500 fans—the largest crowd ever to witness a motor racing event in Colorado —the sleek red whistlers provided another disappointment for their owners and drivers. A flock of fast Fords, paced by A.J. Foyt's winning Coyote, swept the first four places in the Rocky Mountain 150 at Continental Divide Raceways, one of the U.S. Auto Club's National Championship series. For turbine drivers Art Pollard of Medford, Ore., and Joe Leonard of San Jose, Calif., the race was the beginning of an education which—they hope—will culminate in a racing victory. Pit crews on the turbine cars worked into the early morning hours Sunday on brake systems after the qualifying round Saturday. The four-wheel drive turbines have no engine braking, and the drivers punished the brakes on ht leO-turn 2.60 mile course. Trisco Camp Closed Down By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was no activity today, and no announced plans for future negotiations between owners and players in the troubled National Football League. The San Francisco 49ers training camp, which was to have opened Sunday, was closed down. Club personnel were on hand to feed and house any rookies who showed up—but the club's president said no workouts will be held until the current dispute is solved. The National Football League Players Association is seeking a greater participation by the owners in their pension plan. This the owners say they cannot do. The players threatened a strike. Saturday, NFL President Ar. thur Modell of Cleveland ordered all training camps to postpone their openings until the dispute is settled. Later that day, in Los An* geles, a spokesman for the Players Association said tfo players were willing to mee with the owners .and hoped sue? meeting could be held in three days. Sunday night Modell said h knew of no plans for any sue! meeting. The Detroit Lions originallj were scheduled to open thei raining camp Tuesda.y wit Dallas, Green Bay and New Or leans opening on Wednesday. For LEASE HIGH- VOLUME MOBIL STATION • Excellent opportunity f) Will help finance. 0) Choice location. MAPLE OIL CO. Hi; 259445! (NITES 446-1645) ng a shoulder injury. The only American League re- )lacement was Bell, who filled eammate Jose Santiago's spot. Santiago hasbeen toubled by tendonities in his shoulder. Mays was O-for-4 in last year's 15-innlng marathon won by the Nationals 24. But Willie still sports an impressive .355 average for the 18 games in which he has appeared. He holds the records for most hits (22), runs (19, triples (3), stolen bases (fi) and putouts 50. He will play center field. St. Louis' Curt Flood asked Schoendienst if he could be switched to left so Willie could play center and Schoendienst complied. Mays is captaining the National League squad and will exchange lineups at home plate with Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees, captain of the Americans. The Nationals hold a 20-17 edge and have taken the last five games in a row. Mrs. King Wins Crown Again WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Mrs. Billie Jean King, Wimbledon queen for the third time, had the last word Monday as jrofessional and amateur tennis stars left the scene of the first open All-England championships. "The British are right," said the professional star from Long Beach, Calif. "They call us all players, merely players, com peting here for money prizse. Yet in pther^ places, some are still called amateurs and play in the Davis Cup. "We are all in the same boat We all make our living by play ing tennis. Open tennis has proved itself, and I hope the whole world will come to follow Britain's example and call all competitors players." The British told all Wimbledon competitors they woulc compete for prize money or jusl expenses, just as they liked. But they were all termed players, and the words pros and amateurs did not appear in the Wim bledon programs. Of the $63,600 prize money at stake, roughly half was not paid out because most of the amateurs didn't ask for it. They had not been given permission by their national associations to play for money. Professionals took some tumbles as the amateurs raised their game and scored upsets. But in the end the pros dominated every title except the mixed doubles. The organizers paid out the full prize money for the men's singles final—$4,800 to the winner, Rod Laver, and $3,120 to his fellow Australian pro, Tony Roche, the runner-up. Laver won the final 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Mrs. King picked up the women's first prize of $1,800 after her 9-7, 7-5 victory over Australian amateur Judy Tegart. Miss Tegart had chosen to play for GREAT FISHING! MINIATURE GOLF! Get In on the fun for Cash And Trophies at Town & Country Lakes «oute 140 at Meadowbrook expenses only, so the second >rize of $1,080 went back into he pot. Two Australian pros, John Newcombe and Roche, won the men's doubles and split a first >rize of $1,920. They defeated ellow Australians Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle 3-6, 8-6, 5-7, 1412, 6-3. Mrs. King and her professional colleague, Rosemary Casals of San Francisco, shared $1,200 by winning the women's doubles title for the second straight year. They won the title with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 decision over profession- and Francoise Durr of France. Ken Fletcher and Mrs. Margaret Court of Australia, mixed doubles champions for the fourth time in six years, were the only amateurs to win a title. But both were playing for prize money and shared $1,080. They won with a 6-1,12-14 decision over Alexander Melreveli and Olga Morozova, the first Russians ever to appear in a Wimbledon final. MIDWEST LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Decatur 7 1 .875—*— Dubuque 5 3 .625 2 Clinton 8 3 .625 2 Fox Cities 4 3 .371 2U Wisconsin Rapids 3 4 .429 3ft Appleton 3 5 .373 4 Qufncy 3 5 .375 4 Waterloo 35 .375 4 Cedar Rapids 3 5 .375 4 Burlington 3 5 .375 4 MIDWEST LEAGUE Burlington 8. Qulncy 5 Decatur 9, Waterloo 2 Clfnton 6, Appleton 2 Dubuque 7, Cedar Rapids 8 Wisconsin Rapids at Quad Cities, postponed, wet grounds WEEKEND FIGHTS SAN FRANCISCO — Sonny Lls- ton, 219, Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Henry Clark, 216, San Francisco, LONS - LE - SAUNIER, France — Jean Josselin, 149V&, France, stop- K d Jesse Green, 148%, St. Paul, innesota, 7. 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