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Professional Baseball New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan Oily California American League Easl W L Pel. 711 07 Gli 70 7(i 71 lit) 6 7 West 83 78 73 72 70 58 .538 -.528 IV .524 2 .497 G .'173 !)'/ AM 12 .508 .531 .503 .49:1 .480 .305 Cards Close In On Pirates Reefs Knock Oft Dodgers 6-3 11 12 2514 I'Mrtny's Games Baltimore 3-8, Cleveland 2-C; 2tid game 8 innings, suspended, to be completed Saturday Chicago 8-3, California 0-1 Minnesota 6, Kansas City 5; 10 innings Boston 8, Milwaukee 5; 10 innings Texas 3, Oakland 1 Saturday's Games Kansas City (Splittorff 13-11 and Brilcs 4-5) at Minnesota (Goltx 7-8 and Hughes 0-0), 2 New York (Dobson 16-14) at Detroit (Lolich 16-18) Boston (Tianl 20-11) at Milwaukee (Champion 10-3) Cleveland (Peterson 9-11) at Baltimore (McNally 14-10), N; also completion of Friday's suspended game Oakland (Blue 15-14) at Texas (Brown 11-12), N California (Tanana 11-10) at Chicago (Wood 20-17). N LOS ANGELES (AP) -' Sparky Anderson plays it cool when asked about, his Cincinnati Heels and their crucial scries against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he holly niain- ains his shortstop, Dave Con- ccncion, is the foosl in baseball. "No doubt in my mind that ie is the best at his position," Anderson said, after the 6-foot-2 stringbeati played the major ·ole in turning back Los Ange- cs 0-3 in the opener of their all- important three-game scries. In the other National League games, the St. Louis Cardinals )cat the Philadelphia Phillies 71 in 17 innings; the Montreal Expos nipped the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2; the Houslon Aslros edged the San Francisco Giants r -4; the Atlanta Braves routed .he San Diego Padres 9-0 and .he New York Mots beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in the first ,'ame of a doublehcadcr before losing the second 4-3 .in 11 innings. 'Who can do what he can do? Nobody," said Anderson. Anderson's soliloquy, with newsmen listening in, came after Conception walked, stole '.wo bases and scored ill the 'oniHi inning and then belted a three-run homer inlo Ihe Dodgers' bullpen in the eighth. The Dodgers had a crowd of 52.337 on hand for the opener. They have sellout crowds coming up today and Sunday. Concepcion's work, augmenting the pitching, of ex-Dodger Jack Billingham, cut the Los Angeles lead in the West to 2'/z games. Manager Waller Alston of the losing Dodgers had two pluses going into the second game. First, center fielder and star hitter Jimmy Wynn probably will be able to play after sitting out three games because of the flu. Second, relief . pitcher Jim Brewer, out since July 14, returned to action with a perfect ninth inning Friday night. Tony Perez put the Reds ahead in the second inning with his 26th homer of the year, this ,lme at the expense o[ starter Doug Ran. In the last half of the inning. Ron Cey evened the score with his 17th season home run with a blast off Billingham. Dan Drie.sscn's triple in the :hird set up the Reds' go ahead run as he scored on an infield out. Then, in the fourth Concepcion walked, stole second and then third before scoring on Cesar Geronitno's single. Joe Ferguson singled for the Dodgers with one out in the f i f t h , advanced on an infield out and then scored on newcomer Charlie Manuel's single. The Dodgers scored again in tiie eighth, but that was after Concepcion had hit his three-run homer. Anderson named Don Gullell (16-10) to pitch tonight against Geoff Zahn (3-4) of the Dodgers. That leaves the finale on Sunday up to Fred Norman (1111) for Cincinnati and Don Sutlon (15-9) for Los Angelos. AD 1 BEDS KNOCK 5-42 Cardinals 7, Phillies 3 Bake McBride singled home one run and later scored another as St. Louis rallied for five runs in a rain-delayed 17th in- ling to beat Philadelphia.. The marathon game broke a National League record for most players used, 51. The old record of GO was set just last Wednesday when the Cardinals went 25 innings with the New York Mets. In addition, the Phillies used 27 players to break the single club record set by the Cards against the Mets. Tiie Cardinals moved within half-game of the division- leading Pittsburgh Pirates iti the National League East. The Pirates were beaten earlier 3-2 by the Montreal Expos. Singles by Ted Simmons, Keith Hernandez and McBride gave the Cardinals their go ahead run against the Phillies. A bases-loaded walk to Luis Melendez scored the Cardinals second run of the rally and Jerry Davanon then knocked in McBride with a sacrifice fy. Lou Brock hit another sacri Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sat., Sept. T4, 1974 · FAYETTEVILUE, ARKANSAS ice fly and Ted Sizemore then singled in the Cardinals' fifth run of the inning. Expos 3, Pirates Z Barry Foote tripled home a uii in the ninth inning, giving vlonlrcal its victory over Pittsburgh. The blow made a winner of Steve Rogers, 13-20, for the 'irsl time since Aug. 10. He had lost six straight decisions. Aslros 5, Giants 2 Cesar Cedeno's two-run single in the ninth inning paced Hous- .on over San Fransisco. A single by Skip JuUe, an error and a sacrifice put runners in scoring position for Cedeno, Braves 9, Padres 0 Mike Lum drove in five runs, four with a grand slam home run, and Buzz Capra pitched a six-hitler to lead Atlanta over San Francisco. Mcls 6-3, Culis 0-4 Tom Seaver pitched a four- hitter to pace New York's first- game victory over Chicago. The Cubs won the second game on Ron Dunn's homer leading oft the llth inning. Davidson Impressed After Viewing ASU Indians On Film JONESI30RO, A r k . (AP) Coach Bill Davidson said he was "really impressed" after viewing his Arkansas Slate University football (cam in a 60- minutc filmed scrimmage. "It was the host practice we've had this fall." Davidson said. His No. 1 defensive u n i t , which has yielded no points in waetico this fall, again battled the No. 1 offense to a standoff. "Our quarterbacks (Steve Burks and James Flynn) had a pretty good day throwing and the defense looked as stingy as ever." he said. The No. 1 defense has yet to he scored on in fall practice. "Stan Winfrey (fullback) looked good running the ball and Ken Jones (offensive guard) was just super out there," the coach said. Davidson also praised the work of tight end Jaime Clipsch, tailbacks Willie Harr md Lyle Lattimore. fullback Tommy Foulks, nose guard Bill Uuziki,. linebackers Mike Mai- iam and Jerry Muckenslurm, and defensive backs Roy Parnit cr and Doyle Cross. '' Two defensive bacsks suffered 'njurics. They were cornerba'ck Joe Ilollimon, who suffered^ a bruised back, and monster man Eddy Peters, who suffered* a twisted knee. Davidson said" it was not known how seriously they were-hurl. The Indians, ^yho open Sspt. 28 against Louisiana Tech, will lake the weekend off. EVEREST JENNIN6S:- WHEELCHAIRS FOLDS ro 10" RENTALS t SALES FayeHevillt Druf ' E, Side Square 442.7J4S · National League Easl Pittsburgh St. Louis Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego W 77 67 77 68 73 66 66 58 86 West 91 53 89 56 79 67 72 72 66 53 Pet. .535 .531 .503 .462 .462 .403 .632 .614 .541 .son .455 .363 GB 10V4 10V4 19 2'/2 13 10 25V4 39 Friday's Games New York 6-3, Chicago 0-4 St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 3. 17 innings Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 0. San Diego 0 Cincinnati 6, Los Angeles 3 Houston 5, San,Francisco 4 Saturday's Games Chicago (Hoolen 4-11) at New York (Sadccki 8-7) Pittsburgh (Demery 6-5) at Montreal (Blair 8-7) Houston (Roberts fl-11) at San '·Ynnciseo (Brvant 3-14) St. Louts (Curtis 8-1) at ·'l.iladelphia (Foster 7-10), N Cincinnati (Gullett 10-10) at '.os Angeles (Sutton 15-9), N Atlanta (Morton 14-10) at San "liego (Freisleben D-ll), N Rice's Conover Worried About Houston Game HOUSTON (AP) - There's ikely no way yet devised to eep a college football coach from worrying and Rice's Al Conover is a good example. Conover will take his youthful Owls against IQth-ranked Houston in their fourth annual crosstown rivalry tonight with only one player out of the game with an injury. And Conover says THAT worries him. "That could mean we haven't worked hard enough," Conover said, "It's ben mostly two- handed touch for us getting ready for this game." The Owls, who won their last four games last year to finish third in the Southwest Conference, hope to have more offensive clout this year despite a young offense that will contain eight sophomores and three juniors. Sophomore quarterback Tom- League Leaders Kramer, who earned 1 job as a freshman AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (365 at bats) Carew, Min, 1'ex, .332. .361; Hargrove, RUNS -- Ystrzmski, Bsn, 87; D.Allen, Chi, 84. RUNS BATTED IN -- Burroughs, Tex, 14; Bando, Oak, Carew, Min. 197; 161; KHenderson, 100. HITS Money, Mil, Chi, 161. DOUBLES -- KHenderson, Chi, 35; McRae, KC, 35; Rudi, Oak, 35. TRIPLES -- Rivers, Cal, 11; Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS - D.Allen, Chi, 32- R.Jackson, Oak, 28. STOLEN BASES -- North, Oak, 50; Carew, Min, 35. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (365 at bats) -32-1 RUNS -- Schmidt Phi 10-1 Morgan, Cin, 100; Rose, Cin, 100. RUNS- BATTED IN -- Bench, Cin. 115; Schmidt, Phi. 113. HITS -- Garr, All, 204; D.Cash, Phi, 188; Garvey, LA, 188. DOUBLES -- Rose, Cin, 40; Stargell, Pgh, 35. . TRIPLES -- Garr, All, 16; D.Cash, Phi, H; A.Oliver, Pgh, HOME RUNS -- Schmidt-, Phi, 36; Bench, Cin, 30; Wynn, LA. 30. STOLEN BASES -- Brock, 'IL, 106; Morgan, Cin, 58. HunisviSIe Trips Prairie Grove HUNTSVILLE -- Prairie Grove spent a dormant first half of play before returning in the second half to play Huntsville on dead even terms before falling 21-6 at the buzzer. missed the last six games with a shoulder injury, will lead the Owls. SOPHS RETURN Sophomore running backs Ardie Segars, James Sykds am Eddy Collins will team with returning regulars Gary · Fergu son and John Coleman to bol ster Rice's ground game. Conover could find more to worry about than injuries jusi by looking at the Cougars. Ranked llth in the nation In The Associated Press preseasoi poll, the Cougars were beaten 30-9 in their opener against Ari zona Slate last week. Houston Coach Bill Yeoman said tin Cougs were physically read; but not mentally ready to play the Sun Devils. "It's one of the lessons to learn in college athletics," Yeo man said. While learning that lesson the Cougars still hail 378 yard in total offense against Arizon State and had Donnie McGra\ with 101 yards runing and Mar shall Johnson with SB. Conover also could hav headaches over the Cougars defense in the second hal together in the second ha! against the Sun Devils. Houston leads the series 2- wilh viclories in 1971 and 197 aflcr nice won Ihe 1072 gam 14-13 with the Cougars on th Owl goal line as lime ran out. Conover would he happy t worry about a similar endin tonight. Bentonville Clips Alma BENTONVILLE Fullbac Huntsville touchdowns hunched three in the first half with 224 yards in rushing offense to thoroughly disorient Prairie Grove. The Eagles did Just about everything right completing two long passes and converting a 60 yard drive. Prairie grove turned the tables and won the second half 6-0. Ryan McDonald capped a 65 yard Prairie Grove drive with a 15 yard run. The extra point failed to finish the scoring at 21-(i. In the second half Huntsville picked up only 94 yards after a big first half. McDonald was the leadinig rusher for Prairie Grove with 83 yards while Marty Casey to tight end Chuck up 67 yards. Jackie Hiilelt led the defense with eight tackles and nine assists, including a blocked field goal tray and a fumblo recovery. Next week Prairie Grove u , , takes on Lincoln at Lincoln. |sic. Scott Bailey scored on two Ion touchdown plays to lead 11 Bcnlonville Tigers to a 21-1 non-conference victory ove Alma's Airdales here last nigh Bentonville scored first on ")-yard pass from qnarlerbac Marty Caey to tight end Chuc Worgan late in the first quarte Monty 'Stiers accounted for tl extra point for the Tigers. Midway into the second qua ter. Bailey sprang loose on 15-yard fouchclovm jaunt, aga 'ollowed by a Stiers extra poin The Tigers picked up the final touchdown early in tl third quarter in a 45-yard scree pass frm Casey to Bailey, wil Sfiers accounting for the exti point. Alma scored on a S5 - yar punt return and on a 55-yai touchdown drive, both in tl third quarter, running for tl two point conversion after eac Bailey was the leading rush for Bentonville with 137 yard followed by Allen Dean with ! The Tigers had 265 yards rus ing and 77 passing. N e x t week Bentonvi 1 launches its Region 1-AA leagi schedule with a road conte against Siloam Springs. The gers are now 1-1 on the seaso Rain Halts Play CEDAR GROVE, N.J. -- R mania's Hie Naslase was lea ing fi-3, 0-1 when rain hailed malch against Ray Rnffcls Australia in the qnarler-fina of the $50,000 Perspectus Cla Rangers Jump Into Thick Of AL Race With Victory Over Oakland THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Texas Rangers as pen- nt ccotUencIcrs 1 ; It sounds ·ange, but consider this: ex- pt for the world champion akland A's, the Rangers have e best record in the American eague. Friday night's 3-1 victory r er Oakland boosted Texas' cord to 78-68--10 games over e 500 mark and one - half ame better than the New York ankees, who are in first place in the American League Bast.. What's more, the victory behind the seven-hit, 10-strikeout pitching" of Ferguson Jenkins lifted the Rangers to within five games of the front-running Oakland A's, who seemed to have the AL West all to themselves a while ago. Elsewhere in the American League, Detroit beat New York 6-3. 8-5 Milwaukee tripped Boston in 10 innings, Minnesota Cal Brings Big uestion To LR John McKay, speaking for ervous football coaches every- here, once said: "I'd rather not play a first ime. I'd rather start with the icond game." The reason is obvious. There always a treiiipndous amount uncertainty before a first ame, because each year's am is new. But tonight, when the Trojans pen the season against 19th- mked Arkansas in Little Rock, lere will be even more unans- ered question that McKay ad anticipated.. When the Trojans take the eld in War Memorial Stadium, ;hich seats 53,555 they'll begin itli an offensive line that was ddled with nagging injuries in ill drills. USC went inlo fall practice rith McKay flatly saying, "We an win the national title," and early polls agreed w i I h im. RANKED HIGH The Trojans are ranked four h by UPI and f i f t h by AP, nd two of the teams they hope 3 play are ahead of them- otre Dame (on the schedule) nd Ohio Stale (a team they'd ke to play in the Rose Bowl.) McKay based his optimism on 4 returning starters and the olential for an explosive of- ense and quick, aggressive de- ense. "I don't like to sound pessi rustic," McKay says now, "but feel we have a lot less chance o win our opening game, be ;ause our offensive line is desti ute with injuries. Many of oui tarters have missed severa lays of practice, and how can ·oil have a great team if you .on't practice? "I can't tell how the rest o! he offense is doing if no one s rushing the passer and we lon't scrimmage. I'm by nature n optimist, but there's no way o determine the success of a earn unable to practice. "Our offensive line has nevei lad as many injuries in thi 5 years since I've been here J'm not a miracle man. I can' iractice people who can't run : don't know enough about foot all for that." All of the injured player: might play, against Arkansas nd most of them probably will But McKay is most concernec about their lack of Conditioning and timing. 'HAVE TO RUN' "You have to run a lot t je in shape to play football,' ie says. The most doubtful partic: pants are slarting guard Jo Davis (strained calf muscle and starting tackle Steve Knu son (strained thigh). Also miss ing workouts have been startin tackle Marv Powell (mild-con cussion), starting center Bo McCaffrey (bruised shoulde and thigh), slarting tight en J i m Obradovich '(strains thigh) and No. 2 center Je' Flood (strained thigh). RESPECTS BROYLES "I have a lot of respect fo Frank Broyles of Arkansas, says McKay. "I think his lean should be even better this yea They played us to a standsti in our hometown last year (7 after three quarters) when the were very young." The Razorbaeks lost only foi starters from l a s t year's 5-5 team, although one was la back Dickey Morion, the Sotill west Conference's career rusl ing leader. B u t 43 letterme are back, 33 who were soph mores and freshmen in 1973. Tn fact three members of 111 offensive line, guards Gre Koch and R.C. Thcilcmann tackle Gerald Skinner startc most of the games as freshmc Two juniors went Into Ih week still fighting It out at' uarterback, Scott Bull, w h o as No. 1 last fall, then had knee operation a n d missed 2 season; and Mark Miller, ho completed 6 to 13 passes a 1973 reserve. Last year's .starter, Mike irkland (75 of- 151 passes. 990 ards) missed spring practice aying baseball, then hurt his rist this fall and has fallen ehind. FORTE WILL START The starting halfbacks will be 2 Ail-American Ike Forte, who ained 1,175 yards at Tyler JC ast year, and sophomon arnabas White, a 9.5 sprinlci ho averaged five yards on J arries as a JV. At fullback w o - y e a r letterman Mars! /hite and Alan Watson, wni arted tile last eight games in 973 as a freshman are fighting or No. 1. Watson rushed for 269 ards and-averaged 4.3.a carry IJSC's starting backfield con dins no surprises, with quar erback Pal Hadcn, tailback nthony Davis, fullback Kennj ray and flanker Shellon Diggs eady to roll. USC will face another wish- one team when they meet Ark- nsas but they have been very uccessful against that offensive ttack. USC has allowed only 0 points in six games against rishbone offenses in the last ivo and a half years. edged Kansas City 6-5 in 10 in- ings, Chicago swept California -0 and 3-1 and Baltimore beat Cleveland 3-2 in the opener and was leading 8-6 when their second game was halted by curlew. Jenkins has been a mainstay of the Rangers' staff. Friday night he outdueled Oakland's Catfish Hunter to raise his record to 23-11 and lie Hunter, also 23-11, for most viclories in ,he majors. Orioles 3-8, Indians Z-6 Paul Blair's two-run homer and Boog Powell's solo shot, the 300th .home run of his career, powered the Orioles to victory in the opener. Mike Cuellar, 19-10, scattered six hits for the victory. The second game was a rain- delayed affair which was suspended after eight innings by ;he AL curfew which forbids any inning from starting after 1 a.m. local time. It will be resumed from the point of sus pension before tonight's regu- iarly scheduled game. Tigers 6, Yankees 3 Ben Oglivie drove in four runs, three of them on a fifth inning homerun, to lead the last-place Tigers to their llth victory in 15 games against the Yankees, the front-runners the AL East. The loss cut New York's lead to l'/4 games ovei Boston. Red Sox 8, Brewers 5 Rico Petrocelli smacked i tie-breaking double and Bo Montgomery delivered a two run single in the 10th inning fo the Red Sox' victory. Darrell Evans led off the lot with a single and Petrocel' doubled to left, scoring Evans Mario Guerrero singled, Petro celli stopping at third am Guerrero taking second on th' throw to home plate, thei Montgomery came throug! with his single to left. While Snx 4-3, Angels 0-1 Jim Kaat shut out Californi, on four hits in the opener an Bart Johnson and Terry For ster combined on a seven-hitte in the nightcap. Twins 6, Royals 5 Rod Carew's leadoff horn run in the 10th inning gave th Twins a 6-5 victory. It was hi third home run of the season. Hogs, Baylor Underdogs In Openers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baylor and Arkansas face Ihe most awesome of assignment isked of Southwest Conference ootball teams in Saturday's in- ersectional openers. Baylor had an afternoon date with the probation-stained Okla- loma Sooners who have vowed to lake out their frustrations by running up the score as high as they can. The oddsmakers rated Baylor five' to six touchdown underdog if you could find one who vas interested. 'We won't back off from hem .. . we'll fight," said Bayor Coach Grant Teaff bravely. 'But I want everyone to know I didn't schedule 'em." Arkansas was a solid underdog to fifth-rankea USC. Trojan Coach John McKay said "I have a lot of respect for Trank Broyles of Arkansas. I ,hink his team should be even letter this year. They played us to a standstill in our hometown last year when they were very young." The rest of the SWC clubs are favored. Texas, the defending SWC champion, was a 17-point pick over Boston College in a night game in New England. SMU was a 10-point nod over neighboring North Texas State. Mean Green Coach Haydcn Fry would dearly love to defeat the school that fired him two years ago. Texas Christian, under new Coach Jim Shofner, unveils its pro-style offense against hapless Texas Arlington in a iiightj tussle at Amon Carter Stadium.' The Horn Frogs are prohibitive favorites. Texas Tech, facing what! Coach Jim Carlen considers the toughest opener he has had at Red Raider-land, was a five- point pick over Big Eight toughie Iowa Stale. Tech unwraps heralded rcdshirt quarterback Tommy Duniven in this one. If you can afford to feed your family at a drive-in, you can afford to take them to Bonanza. Like drive-ins, Bonanza isn't expensive. But unlike drive-ins, Bonanza is a haven for fathers. First, you don't eat at Bonanza. You dine here. You have your food at a table, like a decent human being. Not in a car like a sardine. Second you eat what you want. Not what your kids want. You can choose from all kinds of steak, shrimp, and fish dinners. : , And because your kids are entitled to a choice, too, they "can have Hamburger, French fries and a soft drink, or a special kiddy-sized dinner. Finally, Bonanza has nice little rules. For example, there's no tipping. And you can drink as many cups of coffee as you like and pay for only one cup. Now, if Bonanza can give you all this in a restaurant, at drive-in prices, why eat at a drive-in? even The family restaurant father could love. Highway 71 Carry Out Available Phona 521-3565 WOW! LOOK AT ABC NOWt Tonight on KODE-TV Channel 12 KODIAK NEW TONIGHT! Cal "Kodiak" McKay tracks a murderer through the untamed wilderness of Alaska! Clint Walker stars. 6:3O NEW TONIGHT! A courageous Scandinavian family of the 1850's-their struggles and triumphs in sharing the American dream. Starring Bonnie Bedelia, and Scott Thomas as Christian. KUNGFU NEW SEASON! In a special two-hour episode, Caine f iglits off a secret Chinese society that has been formed for one purpose -- to destroy him! David Carradine stars. TONIGHT

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