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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Professional Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. GB Expos Nip Cards On Jorgensen HR Baltimore New York Boston · Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 90 88 84 76 76 72 West .559 .547 .522 .472 .472 .447 MONTREAL (AP) -- Even if into the left-field bleachers bu' (he St. Louis Cardinals win ^ I °; htr ^ eIt , i ^ obh Hnli ; r C v e rimible" tonight's game against the ^ came home Montreal Expos, they still ball by Willie Davis, might not attain their coveted Pirates Clinch Tie In East Dodgers Capture NL West Title Bv THE ASSOCIATED PUESS ] The Dodgers won the West i single, moved a runner to third first major lengue lilt, a double. I leu singled with one out and The Los Angeles Dodgers are j Division Tuesday night, with base In · the lliird I n n i n K and[ The night's results triggered | Robertson, .batting for Ed Kirk- Iking on air and the St.' liclp from the Atlanta Braves. Louis Cardinals are walking on i The Braves eliminated the thin ice. Their conditions re-1 Reds 7-1 and the Dodgers tollow- ricct their positions in the two cd with an appropriate 8-5 vic- Niilioual League pennant races. Player Changes BUFFALO (AP) -- Running back Wayne Mosley has been waived and defensive back Leonard Fairlcy has been acquired by the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, -it was announced Tuesday. Mosley was a rookie free A M. . St. Louis moved ahead in the f. r , s - t choice S?aved Plaed seventh-round Houston and by the Oil- side safe- goal-first place in Ihe National^evcnto whence Torre walked x-Oakland Sin 71 .559 -Texas 83 76 .522 6 Minnesota 82 7!) .509 8 Chicago 79 80 .497 10 Kan City 77 84 .478 13 California 67 94 .416 23 x-clinched division title Tuesday's Results Baltimore 7, Detroit 6 Minnesota 6. Texas 0 Bostor, 7, Cleveland 4 Milwaukee 3, New York 2, 10 innings Chicago 2, Kansas Cily 1 California 2, Oakland 0 Wednesday's Games Baltimore (Cuellar 22-10) at lUcBride. McBride stole second, League East Division. . The Cardinals now trail the but was clipped on the back of irst-place Pittsburgh Pirates his helmet by catcher Barry y one game. St. Louis must Foole's throw. He picked him-] defeat Montreal tonight and self up and promptly stole third i hope that the Chicago Cubs^will before scoring on Mike Tyson's upend burgh. Bef, the Cards for first. the Pirates in Pitts- single to left. 'Meanwhile, Gibson was busy: National 5000 stock car 'ore Tuesday night's play, keeping the Expos in check and I f e , K iJng champion Cale lards and Pirates were tied! it appeared the 1 39-year-old I borough Richard Petty ,...._. ,,.., ,,.. ,,_...,,__,_ woll id be able toj D a vid ~ But the Cardinals blew a 2-1 lead when Mike Jorgensen belted a-two-run homer even his record at 12-12. But two out in the eighth, off starter Boh Gibson in the Davis singled and then Jorgen- boltom of the eighth inning and S en cracked his llth home run Montreal held on for a 3-2 vie- of the season. tory. The Pirates came from "It was my biggest home run behind to edge Chicago 6-5 and ever," take over first place by Jorgensen. game. said a wasn't trying to hit a home run. I was just trying to get a Crawford knocked him in with I a wild celebration In the Dodg- Patrick, drilled a homer -- hii ers' clubhouse. IGlh of the year Pinch-hitters Kiek Aucrbach "I don't care who we play, field wall. a grounder. over the left and Lee Lacy drove in two Pittsburgh or St. Louis," said Pirate starter Jerry Reuss more runs with singles in the Jimmy Wynn. "Whichever one held a 3-2 lend into the seventh ory over the Houston Astros. . ,, _ . "I feel fantastic, I love that sixth. Mike Marshall relieved it is, they're going lo liuve to money," said Bill Buckner, re-:winner Don Sutton after the contend with the best team in when Steve Swisher singled and look second on a walk by Billy leciing the cheerful attitude of f i f t h and allowed four runs on baseball -- that's us. I prc-lGrabarkcwitz. Billy Williams, lie champagne-drenched Dodg- two hits and four walks. Doug dieted this spring we would win batting for Cub starter- Tom T clubhouse. i Radcr's single and John Ed- it and I never doubled for a Deltore, then clouted a two-run In Montreal, there was no joy wards' grounder scored two minute, not even when the double to left-center to give tha Left-fielder Willie Slargel! threw pinch-runner Ray Burris or the Cardinals, though, after · r u n s and Marshall walked ' Reds got w i ' h n 1V4 games of hey were beaten 3-2 by the home two more runs with the us, that.we'd win it," ixpos. The loss dropped Cardinals a game behind 'ittsburgh Pirates Pirates 6, Culls 5 the, bases loaded. the i The Dodgers oworal home. Bob Robertson's two-run out at the plate on an ensuing Na- two more runs in the seventh ; homer in the eightli inning gave single by Rick Monday off Pi- ional League East. The Pirates on John Halo's single. In the Pittsburgh a dramatic victory rate reliever Ramon Hcnian- clinchcd at least a tie for the previous inning, Hale got his lover Chicago. Manny Bangui!- dez. But Don Kessinger tagged the division crown by beating Ihcj hicago Cubs 6-5. In the other National League a m e s , t h e Philadelphia UA Baseball, Track Complex To Be Completed Next Month versity officials. The only work -- Hernandez for a triple to score Monday and give the Cubs a 5-3 edge. Pittsburgh rallied for a run in its half of the seventh on a triple by pinch-hitter Paul Popovich off reliever Oscar Zamora and a run-scoring single by Rennie Stennett off Dave LaRoche. Braves 7, Reds 1 Buzz Capra slopped Cincin- press box, concession stand and ' n at! on four hits, pitching At- fences, lanta over Cincinnati. Phils 2, Mcls 1 Willie Montanez belled a two- nesota (Decker 16-14) Cleveland (G. Perry 2043) at at Boston (Cleveland 12-14), New York (Dobson 18-15) Milwaukee (Colborn 10-12) Oakland (Blue 17-15) at California (Dobson 1-3), N "This makes the ice a little base hit to drive in Willie Davis. ' "It was a high fastball and I just got it through the wind." Detroit (Fryman 6-9 or LaGrow 8-18) Kansas City (SpHUorff 13-19) thin for us." said Cards' Manal Chicago (Johnson 10-4) agtr Red Schoendienst. Texas (Jenkins 24-12) at Min- "I don't know really what to ay. I'll say one thing, he (Jor- SIMONS SURPRISED icnscu) hit the thing well." | cardinals' catcher Ted Sim- Tile Cardinals lock a 1-0 lead mons was surprised that Jorin the f o u r t h inning on' Reggie; gensen's ball just got out of the Smith's 23rd hoiner of the year "park. -- "There were a couple of balls hit earlier and the wind kept Indians Minus NATIONAL LEAGUE East \V L Pel. GB Pittsburgh 87 74 .540 -St. Louis 86 75 .534 1 Montreal 79 82 .491 8 Philaphia 79 82 .491 8 New York 71 BO .441 1C Chicago 6S 95 .410 21 West xLos Angeles 101 60 .627 -Cincinnati 98 63 .609 3 Atlanta 87 74 .510 14 Houston 81 80 .503 20 San Fran 72 89 .447 29 San Diego 59 102 .366 42 x-Clinched division title Tuesday's Results Piltsburgh 6, Chicago 5 Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Monlreal 3, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 8, Houston 5 San Francisco 7, San Diego 2 Wednesday's Games San Diego (Spillner 9-11) at San Francisco (Halicki 1-8) Cincinnati (Giillett 12-11 or T. Carroll 42) at Atlanta (Niekro 19-13), N Chicago (Reuschcl 13-12) .at Pittsburgh (Rooker 14-11), N SI. Louis (McGlotbcn 16-12) at Montreal (Renko 12-16) , N Philadelphia (Carlton 16-13) at New York (Matlack 13-14), N Los Angeles (Messersmith 206) at Houston (Wilson 11-13 or Siebert 1-1), N Three Players JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- them in. I knew he hit it good, but Ibe way Ihe wind was blowing tonight, I thought it would knock the ball down. "It just did make it over the fence. 1 figured it would be I The Cardinals tried to rally in the top of the ninth when Coach Bill Davidson said Tues-! somewhere in the gap, but day the biggest problem Ar--j didn't think it would go out. kansas State University would have in preparing for Saturday's game with Eastern Michigan would be replacing three injured starters. Willie Harris, T. J. Humphries and Bill Muzik all were last weekend in the j "'{ dians, 20-7. But, Davidson said spirits were high Tuesday as t h e - I n - dians returned to practice. He said the team did a good job of bouncing back from their opening game defeat. Kickoff time Saturday in Indian Stadium is 1:30 p.m. pinch-hitter Jose Cruz singled with one out but relief ace Dale Murray got Jim Dwyer to hit into a game-ending double play. Murray, who look over from Mike Tcrrez in the: eighth in- 36 1-3 innings he has pitched. The run he allowed cost him bis only loss of the year in Pittsburgh last month. Tonight Steve Renko, 12-16, will pitch for Montreal against L y n n M c G l o t h e n , 16-12. McGlothen is 3-0 against "-Expos this season. Baltimore Wraps Up Pennant In AL East Leaders League AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (400 at bats)-Carew, Min, .364; Hargrove, Tex, .324. RUNS--Ystrzmski, Bsn, 93; Grich, Bal, 92. RUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs. Tex, 118; Bando, Oak, 103. H I T S -- C a r e w , Min, 218; T.Davis, Bal, 180. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 39; Scoll, Mil, 36; KHenderson, Chi, 36. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 11; Otis. KC, 9. HOME RUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 32; R.Jackson, Oak, 29. S T O L E N BASES--North, Oak, 53; Carew, Min, 37, PITCHING (15 Decisions)- Cnampion, Mil, 11-4, .733, 3.63 Cuellar, Bal, 22-10. .688, 3.08. STRIKEOUTS--N.Ryan, Cal, ·!67; Blylcven, Min, 248. National League BATTING (400 at hats)-Garr, At!, .353; A.Oliver, Pgh, RUNS BATTED IN--Bench, Cm, 12!); Schmidt, Phi, 116. HITS -- Garr, All. 212; D.Cash, Phi. 205. DOUBLES--Rose, Cin, 45; A.Oliver, Pgh, 38; Bench, Cin, 38. TRIPLES-Garr, All, 17; D.Cash, Phi, 11; A.Oliver, Pgh, 11. Phi, HOME RUNS ....... Schmidt, 36; Bench, Cin, 33. STOLEN BASES-- Brock, StI. 118; Lopes, LA, 59. (15 Decisions)-13-3, .813, 2.58 PITCHING John, LA, Messrsmlh, LA, 20-6, .763, 2.60. STRIKEOUTS-Carlton, Phi 238; Messrsmth, LA, 217. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ballimore Manager Earl Weaver was in no hurry to find oul. the result of Tuesday night's Yankees-Brewers game . . . all he did was keep a phone line open between his hotel suite in Detroit and Mil- w a u k e e ' s County Stadium throughout the game. Baltimore had 'gained a share of the American League East title in the afternoon by heating Detroit 7-6, and a loss by the Yankees in their night game at Milwaukee would mean the Orioles would win the AL East outright. Andy Etchebarren, who drove in the winning run against Detroit with a looping double in Ihe ninth inning, was Ihe bearer of good tidings on the phone in Weaver's suite. The Yankees and Brewers were tied 2-2, but Milwaukee had the bases loaded with one out in the lOlh inning, and sludger George Scolt was about to step to the plate. "Scolty's going lo get this hi right here for us," Etchebarren predicted. He was right. Scott hit the first pitch from the Yankees Doc Medich for a run-scoring single up the middle, giving the Brewers a 3-2 victory and giv ing the Orioles the division title for the second straight season and f i f t h in six years. 'It's a base hit -- we win!' Etchebarren yelled, droppin the phone in his excitement Weaver jumped out of hi c h a i r , let out a shoul of joy an clashed aboul Ihe room, pump inp every hand in sight. Etchebarren and the two oil er players in the room, Dav McNally and Brooks Rohinsor t h e n raced down the hall of th hotel to pass the word to th rest of the players. Elsewhere in the America League, Minnesota blanke Texas 6-0, Boston beat Clevi land 7-4, Chicago edged Kansa City 2-1 and California shut ou Oakland 2-0. Ballimore was languishing in Cards Sign Bell ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Defensive tackle Boh Bell, released by the Detroil Lions prior lo the beginning of Ihe National Football League season, has been signed as a free agent by Ihe St. Louis Cardinals, it was announced Tuesday. Bell, a fi.fool-4, 250-pounder from Iho Universily of Cincin- oati, was Detroit's No. 1 draft choice in 1971 and played for the team during the last three seasons before being released. fourth place launched a Aug. 29 IQ-game when it winning streak, ant! the Orioles stayed hot down the stretch with a 27-6 record. The victory over Detroit was Baltimore's erghth in a row. "This is the most satisfying of the division titles because of the way we came back," said Etchebarren, a reserve catcher who batted just .225 in 61 games but was the hero Tuesday. His looping double, a lazy fly ball down the left field line which was held f a i r by the wind, drove in Brooks Robinson from first base with the winning run in the ninlh. The Tigers pulled into a 6-6 e in the eighth inning on sin- es by Gary Sutherland aand 1 Kaline, an error by Brooks obinson, a sacrifice fly by Bill rcchan and a run-scoring ouble by Dan Meyer. Balti- lore avoided further scoring y getting Aurelio Rodriguez to round into an inning-ending ouble play with the bases oaded. The Orioles had taken a 6-4 cad in the top of the eighth on. two-run single by Tommy Davis. Earlier, Freehan smacked a air of home rims for Detroit vhile Rich Coggins and ex-Tiler Jim Northrup had two-run icmers for Ballimore. Brewers 3, Yanks 2 The Yankees looked like they vould take the race down to he final day when they = rabbed a 2-0 lead over the 3rewers in Ihe seventh inning, 511iott Maddox tripling home he firsl run and then scoring on Lou Piniella's single. But the Brewers tied the score off Yankee ace Doc Med- ch in the eighth on triples by Bob Hansen and Don Money and a sacrifice fly by Sixto Lc/.- cano. They won it in the 10th when rookie Jack Lind led off with a double, moved to third a sacrifice and, after a pair of walks, came home on Scott's single. Yankee Manager Bill Virdon, composed as ever following the loss, said the Orioles gained decisive momentum when they swept a three-game series from the Yankees Sept. 17-19. "I thought we should have won one game from Baltimore in September, but we didn't do it," Virdon said. "I thought that was the difference in the season. If we had won one oi those games, I think we would have won the division." Angels 2, A's 0 C a l i f o r n i a rookie F r a n k Tanana fired his f o u r t h shutout of the season, scattering six hits and striking out 10 in raising his record to 14-19. Twins 6, Rangers 0 Dave Goltz slopped Texas on Iwo hits, a disputed single by Toby Harrah off the 'glove o third baseman Eric Sodcrholm the first inning and a clean triple by rookie Pete Mackanin in the ninth. Phillies trimmed the New York Mets 2-1 and the San Francisco Giants ripped Padres 7-2. GARVEY HOT Steve Garvey keyed two ral- Qualifying To Begin (icial said Tnesdaj eft to be completed now is the one with his 200th hit million baseball field and track the season, to lead Los Angeles by late November. Sliding boxes and the pitchers: for the 40-car field in Sunday's started celebrating Dr. Lon Farrell. a UA admm- Ihe project is finished, UA will and Jim Lonborg made it stand had eliminated Cincinnati. The of only two colleges in up by pitching a four-hitter as 2.000,'but can be expanded. the nation with such a complex. in the final-Philadelphia installation. York. minutes while Ihe changed congralulations. facility is the University Once the asphalt has been laid , Giants 7, San Diego 2 Chris Speier billed a triple Qualifying wil Sunday morning there will be a two-week period run and Crawford singled in an- run-scoring double for curing. Following this other as the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead In the first inning. 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