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Pirates Aren’t Q uitting Cincinnati — Cincinnati nolds a 2-0 lead over Pfttsburgh Monday in the best-of-five National League playoff, but Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh says he isn’t ready to slit his throat and Reds skipper Sparky Anderson isn’t shouting for the champagne. Murtaugh, the doughty Pittsburgh boss, was shaving after the Pirates 2-1 loss to the Reds Sunday, the second straight defeat in their home stadium, when someone asked him if it was throat-slitting time. “No way,’’ retorted little Danny, careful to lower the razor as he spoke. “I thought this was three out of five,’’ he added. “We’ve won three in a row a lot of times. T know it’s tough, but you never give up until there are no chances left.” Anderson should have been supremely confident, needing one victory and with the rest of the series scheduled in River Front Stadium here. If he was, he managed to hide it. Sitting behind a desk in his visiting team office, the Reds’ pilot explained his uneasy feeling. “We were beat by San Diego three straight at San Diego, so why can’t Pittsburgh beat us three straight?” he asked. “I don’t think the odds were too good for Pittsburgh to lose two straight in Pittsburgh. I’m . happy to be leading 2-fl, but I can’t be plea.sed until we win three — I can’t be.” While Cincinnati has won the first two games in the series, the Reds didn’t do it in Big Red Machine style—with power. Instead they w'on with solid pitching and scratched for runs. Maybe this is why Anderson is apprehensive. Take the second game Sunday, for example. It wasn’t the big bats of National l<eague home run and RBI king Johnny Bench or the power of Tony Perez that turned the trick. U was a one-man show by Bobby Tolan, a St. Louis Cardinals di.scard two seasons ago. The slim, 170-pound Tolan, who led the major leagues in .-■tolen bases this .season, turned on hi.s s[)eed in the third to provide the Reds’ first run. He singled up the middle, stole .second and continued to third when Pittsburgh catcher .Manny Sanguillen threw the ball into center field. The rirates’ starter, lefty Luke Walker, was upset and he uncorked a wild pitch, Tolan scoring. Then, in the fifth, Tolan caught a fast ball, waist high and down the middle and slammed it over the right- {•cnterfield fence for a home run to make it 2-0. After the Pirates closed the gap 2-1, Tolan singled in the eighth and, with a burst of speed, scored all the way from first on Perez’ double. In addition to Tolan, the Reds’ hero list included 19-year- old Don (lullett, who still can’t believe he's pitching in a National Lcgue playoff when only last year he was a high school pitcher. “I had it in mind to be a big league pitcher,” said the baby- face, curly-haired teenager, “hut I figured it would take three or four years.” (lullett relieved in the sixth with one run home and the Pirates still threatening. There were two on base with power- hitting Willie Stargell coming to the plate. The left-hander from Lynn, Ky., threw his money pitch, a fast ball, and Stargell flied out. (lullett finished up 31/3 innings of relief without allowing a hit. Tolan slightly sprained his left ankle while scoring in the eighth, but continued in the game. He soaked the ankle in a dishpan full if ice after the game and said he’d be in the line-up Monday. “You have to stand a little pain in an important series like this,” he said. Puppy Slakes To Lincoln Dog Raymond — Hasty Beck, a female pointer handled by Lincoln’s Bill Roussan, won the open puppy stakes in the Husker Bird Dog Club’s 45th Semiannual field trial here Sun- • day. Super Speculator, a male pointer handled by Waltin Olson of Calamus, Iowa, was a double winner, taking the open and amateur shooting events. Ranger’s Royal Seymour, a male pointer handled by Herb Forsythe of Greentop, Mo., won the open derby. Whitely Paleface, a male pointer handled by Joe Barksdale of Des Moines, Iowa, won the open all-age event. Broncos Crawl Out of Dungeon, Pull Rug From Under KC, 26-13 UPI TELEPHOTO Kansas Gity quarterback Len Dawson spent a lot of time in this position Sunday as the Super Bowl champion Chiefs were dumped in Denver, 26-13. By Associated Press The Denver Broncos, a dog-eared doormat in pro football dungeons for years, finally pulled the rug from under the Kansas City Chiefs ... and let the sun shine in. “This was a big win—probably the biggest since we came here,” chortled coach Lou Saban after his perennial lambs tamed into tigers and shelled the powerhouse Chiefs 26-13 in the National League Sunday. “The boys played well,” added the jubilant Saban, “it took a lot of people to get a victory like this. All you can say is that it was a great team effort. I know it’s a cliche ... but it’s about all you can say.” If Saban was caught with his quips down, it was no wonder. Sunday’s success was the first time since 1964 that the Broncos have beaten the Chiefs, last year’s Super Bowl champs. In fact, Denver has mastered Kansas City only twice in its history. The Broncos never have had a winning year since 1960 and the closest they’ve come was a 7-7 mark in 1962. Among 13 pastings they’ve taken from the Chiefs include scores of 59-7 and 52-21 in 1963, 56-10 in 1966 and 52-9 in 1967. PS: Sunday’s victory gave Denver a 3-0 mark this year. The Bronco buster paced a pattern of turnabouts on Black Sunday. Green Bay upset Minnesota 13-10, beating the Vikings for the first time at home since 1965; Buffalo derailed the highly-favored New York Jets 34-31 and St. Louis pulled off a 20-7 shocker over Dallas’ high-powered Cowboys. Los Angeles won as expected, rolling over San Diego 37-10; Washington stalled the Philadelphia Eagles 33-21; Atlanta slipped by San Francisco 21-20; New Orleans knocked off the New York Giants 14-10, the Baltimore Colts turned the tables on underdog Boston, grabbing a comeback 14 victory and Houston bullied Cincinnati 20-13. The Broncos’ manhunting defense played get-the- quarterback, and got to Kansas City ace Len Dawson seven times. Saban was obviously satisfied with the performance: “1 think we have shown in our three games so far that we can hang tough. To win in this league you have to be able to stop people, something this club hasn’t been able to do in the past.” Bob Howfield. Denver’s former soccer player from England, kicked four field goals, one for 47 yards. The ferocious Bronco defenders let the big rough Chiefs score only one touchdown — a 52->ard drive late in the third period. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, listed as a questionable starter because of injuries, played the entire game. He moved his team within field goal range for two three- pointers, and Dave Hampton provided the Pack with a 101-yard touchdown run on a kickoff in the fourth quarter. “It was a vicious defensive game,” said i?tarr, “it was very rough and if you can win one like this, you’ve got to be pleased. In this kind of game, neither side gets a better system generated. The breaks make the difference.” Dennis Shaw, cucumber-cool under fire in his rookie season, passed for two touchdowns for Buffalo. His last scoring strike was the clincher—a 25-yarder lo Marlin Briscoe with 7:20 left. Joe Namath also threw two TD passes for the Jets. “We’ve never really had a No. 1 quarterback,” said Shaw. “I’ve kind of worked my way up to this point, and I hope to stay.” Orioles Repeat in American League Baltimore — The streaking Baltimore Orioles charged into the 1970 World Series Monday, riding the seven-hit pitching of Jim Palmer to an easy 6-1 victory over Minnesota to complete a three-game sweep of the Twins in the American League championship playoff series. It marked the second straight year that the Orioles had wiped out the Twins in three straight playoff games and gave them 14 consecutive victories including the 11 straight they strung together at the end of the regular season. Palmer was overpowering, striking out 12 Twins and dominating the show. Some shoddy Minnesota fielding and timely Baltimore hitting pro- vided three a 5-0 lead in the innings and after first that, Palmer, 20-10 during the regular sea.son, just coasted. The Birdls, who took charge early in each game of this series, nicked Jim Kaat for a run in the first on singles by Don Buford and Boog Powell sandwiched around Paul Blair’s sacrifice. An inning later. Palmer lofted a short fly ball but there was a mixup between center fielder Ji-m Holt and second baseman Danny Thompson and the ball fell. Holt was charged with a t.wo-base error on the play. Buford rifled the next pitch off the lerft field wall for a double and a 2-0 Baltimore lead. double past third for another h bi r h bi run and then Buford’s sacrifice Tovar if 4120 sutord if 4122 ¡4 e A Cardenas ss 4 0 11 Blair cf 4 0 10 tiy maae U D-U. onva rf 4020 PRobinsn rf 3 0 0 0 , Killebrew 3b 3 0 0 0 JPowell lb 4 0 11 That was too much of an Holt cf 4 O O O BRobinsn 3b 4 i 3 o . , Ratliff c 4 0 10 DJohnson 2b 3 2 2 1 edge for the Twins to make up Reese p 3010 Etchebm c 4 0 0 0 Tiant pr 0 0 0 0 Belanger ss 4 10 0 against Palmer. The tall righthander did a masterful pitching job, using his strikeout LINCOLN, NEB., MONDAY, OCT. 5, 1970—P.M. PAGE 11 In the third, hot-hitting Brooks Robinson opened with a double into the left field corner. Robinson, who had three hits Monday, finished with seven in the series, matching his output in last year’s playoff against the Twins. Dave Johnson lined a single off Thompson’s glove and Robinson stopped at third. Bert Blyleven relieved Kaat and Andy Etchebarren bounced to short. Robinson broke for home and Leo Cardenas’ throw had him beat but catcher Paul Ratliff dropped tiie ball for an error and the Orioles had a 3-0 lead. One out later, Palmer laced a Quilici 2b Alyea ph Kaat p . . , . 1 I L Blyleven p pitch to escape any trouble he wanuei ph . ^ THall p ran into. Carew ph J Perry I The Twins managed their Renick ph him in the fifth Total Frank Thompsn 2b 1 0 0 0 Palmer Allison ph .10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 111 only run off when right Robinson lost 33 1 7 1 fielder Cesar Tovar’s Baltimore E-Hpit, Total 34 6 10 5 000 010 000—1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 X— 4 Ratliff. DP—Baltimore 1. R ER BB SO 4 12 1 two out fly ball in the sun and it ^Xrd"''B'^Rlbfnson, fell for a triple, hr —O.J ohnson (21. S—aialr. SF—Buford. Cardenas smacked the next pitch for an RBI-single and then Tony Oliva dropped a single in front of Buford in left. IP Kaaf (L,0-1) .......... 2 Blyleven ............ 2 T.Hall ................. 2 Reese ...................2 Palmer (W.1-0) ,..,9 T—2:29. A—27,608. Bob: We Won’t Look Past ML By 1K)N FORSYTHE Nebraska football coach Bc^ Devaney made one thing clear Monday. The Cornhuskers are thinking only about Missouri this week. “We’re pointing for this one,” he said at the weekly Extra Point Club luncheon. “If we don’t come out of this one we can’t say we were looking ahead toward Kansas.” “We’re read>’ to win, but it will take a real fine effort,” he added. “Missouri presents you with as tough a defense as any in the country. It is a difficult team to prepare for.” He reiminded that the Cornhuskers scored 42 points against Minnesota a year ago and only seven tihe next week at Missouri. But he observed that last week’s 35-10 win at Minnesota was over a better team than the Cornhuskers faced a year ago. “It was a pleasant game in that we had 21 points in the first quarter,” he said. PriT pMtbali; Standings . W.« American Eastern Division W L T Pet. Pts. Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 54 Miami .................. 2 1 0 .667 Boston .................. 1 ’ 0 .333 New York Jets ... 1 2 0 .333 Buffalo ................. 1 2 0 .333 Central Division Houston ............... 2 1 0 .667 Cleveland ............. 2 1 0 .667 Cincinnati ............ 1 2 0 .333 Pittsburgh . .. 0 3 0 .000 Western Division Denver .................. 3 0 0 1.00 Kansas City ........ 1 2 0 .333 Oakland ................ 0 2 1 .000 San Diego O 2 1 .000 OP 64 50 61 86 75 40 62 79 50 36 77 78 80 National Eastern Division wL T Pet. Pts. OP Dallas .................. 2 1 0 .667 52 37 St. Louis 2 1 0 .667 67 58 Washington ........ 1 2 0 .333 67 74 New York Giants . 0 3 0 .000 36 66 Philadelphia 0 3 0 .0004470 Central Diviston Detroit ................. 2 0 0 1.00078 3 Chicago ............. 2 0 0 1.0004432 Minnesota ........ 2 1 0 .6676323 Green Bay 2 1 0 .66740 74 Wistern Division Los Angeles 3 0 0 1.00090 23 San Francisco . 2 1 0 .66780 69 Attanfa ................. 2 1 0 .667 59 50 New Orleans 1 2 0 .33317 50 Saturday'sResults It was also a different sort of game for Nebraska. “In previous years our outside game had been good, but Minnesota took the wide game away from us this year. But Saturday we had one of our best days of running up inside.” Devaney had praise for the offensive line for doing an exceptional job of giving I-backs Jeff Kinney and Joe Orduna running room. They combined for 161 yards in 35 carries. Left tackle Bob Newton was nominated as the Cornhuskers’ lineman of the week and Devaney noted that the big senior could well add Big Eight lineman of the week honors, too. “We’re getting good effort from our squad,” Devaney said, noting that the back-up performers were giving the starters good competition. “If they continue along this vein we can be a pretty good football team. How good only time will tell,” he said. The (^rnhusker coach noted that the team came out of the game in good shape, but that linebacker Pat Morell and safety Bill Kosch were confined in the Student Health Center with flu attacks. Devaney said that he wished that there were some way to squeeze in more people for this week’s Missouri - game. “We may look into the possibility of getting a few more seats in the future,” he said. The possibility of enlarging Memorial Stadium is probably limited to adding more seats above the South stands. Top 20 Results Nebraska’s offensive line made things easy for the Cornhusker backs at Minnesota Saturday. Right guard Donnie McGhee and center Doug Dumler combine to force open a hole in the Gopher defense as McGhee straightens up Steve Thompson (70) and Dumler handles Mike Goldberg (72). By Associated Press Ohio State (2-0) defeated Duke, Cleveland 15, Pittsburgh 7 Miami 20, Oakland 13 Sunday's Results Buffalo 34, New York Jets 31 Baltimore 14, Boston 6 St. Louis 20, Cincinnati 13 Denver 26, Kansas City 13 Green Bay 13, Minnesota 10 Los Angeles 37, San Diego 10 Atlanta 21, San Francisco 20 Washington 33, Philadelphia 21 New Orleans 14, New York Giants JO Only games scheduled Monday's Oamcs Chicago at Detroit, night, national television Saturday's Game Miami at New York Jets, night Sunday's Games Atlanta at Dallas Baltimore at Houston Boston at Kansas City Buffalo at Pittsburgh Cincinnati at Cleveland Denver at Oakland Detroit at Washington Minnesota at Chicago New Orleans at St. Louis Philadelphia at New York Giants San Francisco at Los Angeles Only games scheduled Monday's Game Green Bay at San Diego, night, national television 1 . 34.10 2. Texas (3-0) def. UCLA, 20-17 3. Stanford (3-1) lost to Purdue, 26-14 4. Notre Dame (3-0) def. Michigan State, 29-0 5. Southern California (3-0-1) def. Oregon State, 45-13 6. Nebraska (3-0-1) def. Minnesota, 35-iO 7. Mississippi (3-0) def. Alabama, 48-23 8. Colorado (2-1) lost to Kansas State, 21-20 9. Michigan (3-0) def. Texas A&M, 14-10 10. Air Force (4-0) def. Colorado State, 49-22 11. Arkansas (3-1) def. TCU, 49-14 12. Auburn (3-0) def. Kentucky, 33-15 13. UCLA (3-1) lost to Texas, 20-17 14. West Virginia (4-0) def. Indiana, 16-iD 15. Georgia Tech (4-0) def. Clemson, 28-7 16. Penn State (1-2) lost to Wisconsin, 29-16 17. Alabama (2-2) lost to Mississippi, 48-23 18. Arizona State (3-0) del. Wyoming, 52-3 19. North Carolina (4-0) def. Vanderbilt, 10-7 20. Missouri (3-1) def. Oklahoma State, 40-20 Tuesday Cornhusker Highlights — 6:30 p.m. (12). College Grid Highlights — Iowa State V. Utah, 11:25 p.m. (7). Baseball The Los Angeles Dodger.s have traded 1969 Rookie of the Year, Ted Sizemore, an infielder, and catcher, Bob Stinson to the St. Louis Cardinals for slugger Richie Allen, who this season batted .279, hit 34 homers and batted in 101 runs. Allen Aulo Racing Two-time Indianapolis 500 runnerup, Dan Gurney, 39, has retired from auto racing io form a racing subsidiary and lo write a book. Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi, 23, has steered one of Colin Chapman’s Lotus- Fords to the championship in the U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y. ParnelU Jones wheeled .a Ford Mustang to win the Mission Bell UK) at Riverside International Raceway. Other Sports New York Jets’ leading rusher Matt Snell has ruptured his Achilles tendon and will be out for the rest of the football season. Frenchman Jean Garaialdc has won the $40,000 Volvo Open Invitational golf tournament in Stockholm, Sweden, by one stroke over Jack Nicklaus. A member of speedboat racing’s Hall of Fame, Lou Brummett, has died after his boat crashed in a race at Lake Elsinore, Calif. Omahan Don Hammer is the new president of the Nebraska Rifle and Pistol Association. Jim Baisch of GJendive, Mont., has been named the all- around cowboy at Ak-Sar-Ben’s 43rd annual rodeo in Omaha. Atokad Entries Tuesday’s Entries POST TIME 2:30 P.M. First race, purse $900, 3-ycar.»tci«f maiden allowance, 1 mile and 70 yards. Count Jim Tonga Music Izzy's Rose Towns Town Legal Lark Dressing Wing Miss Perfect Pay Wakecoll Toots Boy Fritze Lynn Also: Ramblin Bush, Belle's Corker, Erdas On and On, Grace Blue. Second race, purs« $900, 3-vear olds claiming $5,000, SV] furlongs. Irish Nova Wisner Clipper Gifted Lark Palona Bay Rusty Gray Anne &. Var Divines Vindicator Sabedrengen Also: Champagne Jo, Happy and Fast, Mr. L.S., Stewardess Tommie. Third race, purse $900, 4-year-olds and up, Nebraska bred, claiming $1,200, furlongs. Little Blue Lady Ott's Izzy Lucky Skip Rancher Jack Rolling Zeke Sour Note Jr. Miss Lea Kem Jeff H. A. Fourth race, purse $900, Nebraska bred 4-year-olds and up, claiming $1,600, 4 furlongs. Hidden Page El Shaddi Hiplock Holt County County Fleet Mike Sun and Sand Plain Bess Fifth race, purse $*00,4-y#ar-olds and up, claiming $1,600, 6 furlongs. Kentucky Brother Lonesome Eddie Rator Marble Royal Rule Haydns Secret Dowd Mygypsey Colonel A. OK Squad Tactics Also: Mr. Bill Dale, Sacemup, Chuck s Will. Dakota Pilot. Sixth race, purse $1,000, 4-year-old$ and up, claiming $2,000, 5Vi furlongs. Amber Sultaness Dee's College Girl Mrs. Jack Atomic George Open Flight Magic Missile Cabifs Abbey Seventh race, purse $900, 4-year-otds and up, claiming $2.000, furlongs. College Truckle Stick Shift Daring Ballad Bing Boom Boot Nose Bold Rage King Velvet Grand Cash Also: Bold Purple. Eigth race, purse $900, tour and tive- year-olds, claiming $1,600, 1 mile and 70 yards. Prince Samaural Quick Doc Davey Dunit All The Same Sum One's Pride Also: Kay Toes. Freedom Leave Valley's Girl Cheryl Col# Cali Me Nat Tassa Hoot When fullback Dan Schneiss (22) leads l*back Jeff Kinney into the hole he can’t find anybody to block. Gopher Mike Perfetti finally stopped Kinney after a 12-yard gain. Monday Pro Football — Chicago v. Detroit. 8 D.m. (7). ( I

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