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Professional Baseball By TW Auoclatod Press Nattoul Leane East .W L Pel. GB 25 20 .556 20 Philaphia Montreal St. Louis New York Chicago Pittsburgh 23 20 17 16 West Los Angeles 33 14 Cincinnati 24 19 Atlanta San Fran Houston San Diego .541 1 .535 1 .444 5 .425 5! -3B1 71 .702 .558 24 22 .522 25 24 .510 23 24 .489 18 34 .346 7 8tt 9 10 17V4 Sunday's Games Montreal 5. Philadelphia 1 New York 5, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 7, Chicago 1 Houston at Atlanta, ppd., rain Cincinnati 4, San Diego 1 Los Angeles 9, San Francisco Monday's Results Pittsburgh 68. San Diego 0-7 St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 2 Chicago 12, San Francisco 4 Atlanta 9. Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 4, New York 2 Houston at Montreal, ppd., rain .Tuesday's Games Philadelphia (Lonborg 4-4) at Atlanta (Capra 3-2), N Mew York (Stone 2-3) at Cincinnati (Kirby 2-3), N Houston (Osteen 5-4) at Montreal (McAnally 3 4 ) , N Los Angeles (Sutton 6-4) at St. Louis (Foster 1-4), N Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games San Francisco at Chicago Philadelphia at Atlanta, N San Diego at Pittsburgh. N New York at Cincinnati. N Houston at Montreal, N Los Angeles at St. Louis, K American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 24 20 .545 Baltimore 21 22 .488 2',i Detroit 21 22 .488 2V4 Cleveland 21 23 .477 3 New York 22 26 .458 4 ing West double Oakland 25 20 .556 -Chicago 21 20 .512 2 Texas 22 23 .489 3 California 22 24 .478 31 Minnesota 18 22 .450 414 Sunday's Games New York 6-7, Baltimore 5-5 Detroit 2, Cleveland 1 Boston 4, Milwaukee 1 Minnesota 6, Texas 1 Kansas City 4, Chicago 1 Oakland 6, California 5 Monday's Results Chicago 5, New York 3 Boston 3, Minnesota 2, 10 innings Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Oakland 12, Detroit 2 Texas 6, Cleveland 0 Milwaukee 2. California 0 Tuesday's Games Minnesota (Blyleven 4-6) at Boston (Drago 4-1), N Chicago (Bahnsen 5-4) at New York (Stottlemyre 5-6), N Baltimore (McNally 4-3) at Kansas City (Splittorft 5-4), N Cleveland (G. Perry 7-1) at Texas (Clyde 3-1), N Milwaukee (Slaton 5-5) at California (Lange 1-0), N Detroit (Fryman 0-3) at Oakland (Hunter''7-4). N Wednesday's Games Chicago at New York Minnesota at Boston, N Baltimore at Kansas City, N Cleveland at Texas, N Milwaukee at California, N Detroit at Oakland, N Cards Hit 3 HRs For Him Northw** ArVaniat TIMB, Tu«*., M«y U, U74 , AKKAKSA* · 7 Curtis Shuts Down Dodgers ST. LOUIS (AP) -- "1 just know down deep iniide nobody wants to win more than I do," the St. Louis Cardinals' John Curtis maintained. The 6 foot-2 Curtis, shrugging off a poor season's start, Mon day manifested his desire by stopping the Los Angeles Dodg crs on seven hits through 7 1-3 innings in St. Louis' 7-2 victory. It boosted his record to 3-3 following two straight failures and saved him relegation to the National pen. "If I could have been faulted in anything it could have been for trying too hard," reflected the dark-haired Curtis, a left League team's buD h»nder acquired by the Cards 1 in December from the Boston Red Sox. "It's not concentration on the things you should," he explained. "Things started backing up on me. I felt I was trying to get to midseason form by April." ONLY TWO OTHERS The only successes of the 26- year-old Curtis prior to Monday were a 6-5 victory April 14 over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a 2-0 triumph May 8 over the Cincinnati Reds. Then came a 6-4 loss May 16 to the New York Mets in which he was shelled after four in- ru'ngs and a 4-2 defeat five days ater against the Philadelphia Phillies. "I was beaten down by that game," Curtis conceded in ref- ;rence to the Mets. "I was just really beaten bad. It's like der if you're a rookie. You wonder if you're good enough." "You .lust throw it out the window." he added, however. "You just come to the realization that you've got to forget what happened and battle back." The comeback by Curtis, who started with a 4.87 earned run average, was spotted by Dave Lopes' first-inning single and walks to Tom Paciorek and Steve Garvey. Wlrephoto) THEN CAME TROUBLE . . .Si. Louis Cardinals Bake McBride manages to get back to first base safely during the first inning Monday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers as Steve Garvey tries to put on the tag. After several throws in an attempt to get the speedy runner, pitcher Andy Messer- smiih threw the ball wad to third base. McBride went to third base. McBride scored later in what turned out to be a 7-2 win oxter the Dodgers McKeon Orders Double Play Pitch, Dal Canton Obliges For TV Victory Drivers Agree That Binford Did Good Job INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Of all the changes made this year 'or the Indianapolis 500. drivers were unanimous after the race about which one was their fa vorite--Tom Binford. "They ought to put that man on a pedestal," said driver Salt Walther placed Kengler of the man who re- controversial Harlan as chief steward. Wa/ton Contract To Have Impact On Other Teams NEW YORK (AP) -- The im-,would be able to pit one league By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bruce Dal Canton has two "out" pitches in his repertoire---the knuckleball and the double play ball. The knuckler he's been work- on for some time. The play ball he learned about from his manager Mon day night. Faced with a tough ninth-inning situation. Jack McKeon advised his pitcher to "throw the double play ball to Brooks Robinson." He did and the aKn- sas City Royals took a 9-1 deci- sion from the Baltimore Orioles. "It wasn't my best night with the knuckle ball," Dal Canton said after pitching a five-hitter "n the nationally televised still don't have the game. Rutherford Gets Of Record Indy 500 Purse League Leaders INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A record purse for the 1974 Indianapolis 500-mile race was awarded Monday with Johnny Rutherford taking a check for $245,031.52 as the winner's share. . Under the normal split between drivers and car owners, Rutherford's split will amount to approximately $98,012.60. The checks were presented at the annual awards banquet from a total purse of $1,015.686. The over-all prize money was $4,000 more than the 1971 race--the first million-dollar payoff in the history of auto racing: "This is a dream come true.' the 37-year-old Fort Worth Tex., winner told the banquel audience at the Indianapolis Convention-Exposition Center. "I've got a lot of people to thank." he added. "Naturally. I have to give my biggest thanks to Team McLaren and all the people involved. "It's just har to describe my feelings for these people." Mark Donohue, 1972 Ind; winner, presented the 501 championship ring to Ruther ford. "I think it means a lot in tra dition," Donohue told the new champion. "It will mean a lo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National Leagn* BATTING (100 at hats)-Garr All, .389; R.Smilh, StL, .364. ,RUNS--Bonds, SF. 41: Wvnn, LA. 39. RUNS BATTED IN--Garvey, LA, 43: Wynn. LA. 41. HITS--Garr, All, 77; Maddo*. SF, 66. DOUBLES--Garvey, LA. 14; Marldox. SF, 14; Rose, Cin, 13. TRIPLES--Garr. Atl. 6; A.Olivcr. Pgh, 5. HOME RUNS-Wynn. LA. 14; Garvey. LA, I I . STOLEN BASES--Brock. StL, - 30; Cedeno. Htn, 26. PITCHING (5 Decisions)-Sosa. SF, 50, 1.000, 2.14 Jotin. LA, 7-1, .875. 2.88. American BATTING (1IW at bats)-- R.Jackson, Oak. .404; Carew, Min, .399. RUNS--Campaneris. Oak, 33; Mayberry. KC, 30: R.Jackson, Oak, 30. RUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs, Tex, 40; R.Jackson. Oak, 39. HITS--Carew, Min. 65; Burroughs, Tex, 59. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 17; Burroughs. Tex. 14. TRIPLES--Campaneris, Oak, 5; D.Evans. Bsn. 4; R,White NY, 4; Rivers, Cal, 4; Otis, KC, 4; Wohlford, KC. 4. H O M E RUNS--R.Jackson, Oak. 13; W. Horton, Det. 12. STOLEN BASES -- North, Oak, 19; Patek. KC. 15; Camp- aneris, Oak, 15. PITCHING (5 Decisions)-G Perry Cle, 7-1, .875, 1.55 Fin gers. Oak, 5-1. .833, 2.66. Dennis, IGA Post BR Wins Action continued at a wild pace in the Babe Ruth Leagui Monday night, as Dennis Honv Furnishings drubbed Collie Drug 9-3 in the first game an IGA clobbered First Federal 21 0 in the second. Mike Curtsinger got the voc ory in the opener and Dara Johnson took the loss. Fo )ennis, Calvin Tackett tripled Alark Worsham doubled, )rew Phillips, Bruun White lead, Curtsinger and Tacke added s i n g l e s . For Col [ier's, Eddie Osburn and G i 3ibson doubled and Duan Gary Bowen and Gibson go singles. Rick Allred was the winnin pitcher and Terry Fraley th loser in the nightcap. Allre gave up only a triple by Rand Drake in hurling his shutou For IGA, Darrell Stung tripled. Mike Mitchell doublet and nine players collectec singles: Robert Lettond, Ore Gebhard, David Murphy, Bryc Keegan, Larry Johnson, Ki Wiles, Billy Hodnett. Strang and Allred. r you to look back on . It's great thrill for me to come p here and make this presen- tion." UNSER SECOND Second-place money totaling 39,503.57 was awarded to Bob- v Unser. It was more than he eceived for winning the race 1968. Unser. Albuquerque, N,M., so congratulated the McLaren earn. "I think we probably re- lize what a nice job they did ecause we ran a good race nd I really couldn't catch ohnny." For Rutherford it was his rst Indy victory in 11 tries. He nished 21 seconds ahead of nser. Rutherford's winning share. Iso a Speedway record, includ- d $69.663.25 in accessory prizes nd $18,300 in lap prizes for eadinfl 122 laps at $150 per lap. Jnser's total included $900 for eading six laps. Fresno. Calif., driver Bil Vu- ovich. who finished second in 973. got $63,311.43 for his third- l a c e showing. Defending hampion Gordon Johncock of "·hoenix. Ariz., r e c e i v e d M,328.57 for fourth. Three-time Inriy winner A.J. Foyt, who started the race on he pole finished 15th but was ifth in winnings at $35,674.42. 'he Houston veteran's total in- consistency I'd like to have with it." Subdued for the greater part of eight innings, the Orioles ooked as if they would knock Dal Canton out of the game in :he ninth with two singles and a lit ' batsman that loaded the bases with one out. The jaunty McKeon then bounced out of the dugout for a conference with his pitcher. "I just came out here to get on national television, McKeon said jokingly before giving Dal Canton the advice about the double play pitch. In the other American League games, the Boston Red Sox nipped the Minnesota Twins 3-2 in 10 innings; the Chi- "With my experiences here last year. I had some things on my mind and Tom took time to meet privately with me to get things straightened out. "I know he did he same thing with ottier drivers and it was very much appreciated," added Walther, who has recovered from a near-fatal accident at Indy in 1973. Many others shared Walther's feelings. Even race winner J o h n n y Rutherford, who had a disagreement earlier in the month with Binford, was complimentary. "It was just super, especially the changes he made to make sure of a safe start," Rutherford said. "That was as good a start as you'll have here." DECISION FORGOTTEN Binford made an unpopular decision that Rutherford could not run for the pole position because his car was being repaired when it should have been ready for qualifying. Rutherford ultimately started the race 25th. despite the second-fastest cago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-3; the Oakland A's routed the Detroit Tigers 12-2; the Texas Rangers )lanked the Cleveland Indians 6-0 and the Milwaukee Brewers shut out (he California Angels 2-0. iluded $10,500 for aps of the race. leading 70 pact of Bill Walton's lucrative, pact of Bill Walton's lucrative, far - ranging contract with the Portland Trail Blazers was to be felt today by the other National Basketball Association teams as they began the job of trying to sign their collegiate draft choices. The Trail Bkzers, the team with the worst record in the NBA's Western Conference last season, gained the shot at the league's No. 1 draft selection in a coin flip with the Phdla delphia 76ers, the club with the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Then, even before today*. draft, the ambitious Trail Blaz ers went out and signed Walton to a five-year contract esti mated between $2 million am $3 million. M o n e y , however was not the only factor in Wai ton's signing with Portland. "There were clauses we wer capable of getting for Bill tha perhaps we couldn't get for an other player," said Sam Gi' bert, Walton's business adviser These included Walton's ap proval of any trade to anothe team and his right to say wha he feels and not what someon Pearson Wins World 600 Race CARLOTTTF,, N. C. (AP) -'he World 600 stock car race Sunday developed into a three- way battle of veterans and at he end, pole sitter David Pearson won by six-tenths of a second over Richard Petts*. The · other major contender. ale Yarborough, spun out with 25 miles left when he and Pearson, both fighting for second behind Petty, tangled briefly after Pearson hit an oil slick. Yarborough spun into a guard rail of the high-banked 1'/4-mile Charlotte Motor Speed way. escaping injury but heavily damaging his Chevrolet. Pearson, driving a Mercury led 162 laps for what became his 26th super speedway victory. He collected $31.250. including $9,200 in lap money, from the $183,00* purse. Petyt, driving a Dodge, won $18,200 and Bobby Allison, whose Chevrolet was 23rd the starting field of 40, finished third and won $9,975. Darrell Waltrip was fourth and Canadian rookie Earl Ross was fifth. Both drove Chevrolets. RED SOX 3, TWINS Z Bernie Carbo, who had horn ered for two runs in the fourth nning, stroked a two-out single n the 10th to give Boston its victory over Minnesota in a game which featured a brilliant litching duel between Boston's -.liis Tiant and Minnesota's Ray Corbin. WHITE SOX 5, YANKS 3 Skip Pitlock scattered five hits ini i6 2-3 innings in his first American League start and Chicago, helped by Pat Kelly's two-run singlo hrft New York. A's 12, TIGERS Z Reggie Jackson stroked three hits to raise his batting average to .404, knocked in two runs and scored two in just four innings, leading Oakland over Detroit. RANGERS C, INDIANS 0 Jim Bibby broke a five-game losing streak with a sparkling three-hitter and Jeff Burroughs continued his RBI rampage with two to lead Texas over Cleveland. BREWERS 2, ANGELS 0 Rookie Kevin Kobel out- pitched strikeout king Nolan Ryan with a six-hitter and Don Money slammed a two-run homer, leading Milwaukee to a 2-0 victory over California. qualifying time. "That," Rutherford said of the dispute, "is forgotten." "For a change. I felt like the speedway officials were really on our side," said one driver. "Usually they bend over backwards to make it tougher on us." With some of the disputes during the month before the race, including the legal challenge to ending qualifications bpfore some had a first try, Binford at times hardly seemed a popular figure. Bur. when the checkered flag fell Sunday on one of the safest Indy 500s ever, Binford was accorded the tributes. Juco Baseball Tourney Begins GRAND JUNCTION. Colo. (AP) -- Meramec Community College takes on San Jacinto, Tex., and Anne Arundel of Maryland meets Miami Dade North of Florida in today's round of the National Junior College baseball tournament. Both teams scored wins Monday to remain in the tourney, although Meramec, with a 3-0 tourney record, is the only unbeaten team. Meramec of St. Louis, Mo., downed Miami Dade 5-3, while San Jacinto beat Mitchell, N.C., 13-10 and Anne Arundel defeated Mesa College 4-2. The losses, the second for both Mitchell and Mesa, eliminated the two teams. else instructs him to say durin an interview, Gilbert said. The adviser said ihat the 6 foot 11, 220-pound Walton als made a number of other quests, but declined to discus them. BY FAR THE BEST No player picked in today draft had the reputation or'j th credentials of the UCLA center Walton was the Associate Press' College Player., of th year as a'sophomore and a jun ior, and was runner-up as senior to David Thompson North Carolina State. He 1 UCLA to its sixth and sevcnl consecutive NCAA champion ships in 1972 and 1973 and t third place in this year's tou ney. He set an NCAA career fie! goal shooting mark with a .6! percentage, breaking the mar of .639, held by Lew Alcindo now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, fo merly of UCLA, and he be tered. Alcindor's school r bounding record with a total 1,370. But many players selected the 10 rounds of drafting by t 18 NBA clubs had outstandin collegiate careers and like would demand tremendous co tract*. Of the group, the t players also were taken by tl American Basketball Asso ation in its recent draft--ai ainst the other as a lever in ntract negotiations. Among those expected to gh in the NBA draft were All mericans Marvin Barnes o rovidence. John Shumate o otre Dame and Keith Wilkc UCLA. Also, 7-foot-4 To: urfeson of North Carolin ate. Len Elmore and T o cMillen of Maryland, Camp ussell of Michigan, Tom Hen arson of Hawaii, Brian Win :rs of South Carolina and Ke in Stacom of Providence. But a double play kept UM )odgers scoreless and Jo* orre's two-run homer capped three-run Cards bail of UM ming. St. Louis made it 4-0 in th« .econri against Andy Messersm- h. 4-1, then drove the Dodger ght-hander from the mound Ith homers by Reggie Sm\th nd Ted Simmons in the fifth. Curtis, meanwhile, permitted walk and single in the second nd boasted a three-hit. 7-0 lead ntil four hits produced the Lo» ngeles runs in the eighth. "The thing was that I went ut there with the bad attitude, emembering that last bad out- ng," acknowledged Curtis in eference to his early woes. "It's not like riding a bike. omething that once you learn ou don't forget," he cautioned, owever. "I was letting my ontrol get to me. You just ave to keep working at it." ENJOY! KING EDWARD one or a handful engine tune-up To moke yoor cor ran buHm'»ai "msfofl new spark plugs, points and aw . denser · set dwsfl and "die speed« timing · tighten loose belts ...and your sensible driving habits will help stretch your gas mileage. B.E Goodrich wete the other guys 125 W. Mountain Fayetteville, Ark. Rent a New Piano On Our Rent-or-Buy Plan For Begnn«r Student RUPTURE USER *****^^- He has the Muscle We Need There's another but there's Tennessee only one Sour Mash Whisky, George Dickel. t It hurts to be as well-loved p s ? as the other Tennessee "' Sour Mash Whisky and not as well-known. After all, we've been around since 1870 . . . doing some things they don't. Like letting the mash sit a day longer and cooling at we charcoal filter. 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