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VOL. 2, No. 104 SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1971 TEN CENTS

Yet Another Orioles Zero Hero; Major League Standings

Cuellar Blanks California, 3-0
Baltimore 59 30 .663 --- New York 58 30 .659 ---
New York 56 34 .622 3½ Pittsburgh 52 38 .578 7
ANAHEIM — Another day, another white- third. Andrews socked a three-run home run to Detroit 43 46 .483 16 Philadelphia 50 41 .549 9½
wash for the Orioles. give the ChiSox a 5-1 lead. Chicago added four Boston 41 47 .466 17½ Chicago 44 47 .484 15½
Washington 36 52 .409 22½ St. Louis 44 47 .484 15½
On Friday night, Mike Cuellar blanked the runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth.
Cleveland 37 55 .402 23½ Montreal 34 57 .374 25½
Angels 3-0 on a five-hitter for the Birds’ sev- Tommy John (8-8) went the route for the sev-
enth consecutive victory. His effort came one enth time, striking out seven and walking none. A.L. WEST W L PCT. GB N.L. WEST W L PCT. GB
day after Pat Dobson’s shutout of the Halos. Senators rookie Pete Broberg lasted just 3 1/3 Oakland 58 31 .652 --- San Francisco 54 38 .587 ---
Baltimore has recorded three shutouts in its innings, allowing eight runs and suffering his Minnesota 43 46 .483 15 Houston 49 40 .551 3½
past six games, and five in its past 10 games. Its Milwaukee 42 45 .483 15 Los Angeles 50 42 .543 4
first major league defeat.
California 44 50 .468 16½ Cincinnati 45 49 .474 10
10 shutouts lead the major Brewers 6, Yankees 3
Chicago 39 48 .448 18 Atlanta 37 57 .394 18
leagues. NEW YORK — Marty Pattin won his fifth Kansas City 36 50 .419 20½ San Diego 31 62 .333 23½
The Orioles chipped away at consecutive decision and Ted Kubiak homered
California starter Clyde for the third game in a row as the Brewers Friday’s American League Results Friday’s National League Results
Wright with single runs in the topped the struggling Yankees. Minnesota 3, Boston 1 Pittsburgh 9, San Diego 1
second (on Davey Johnson’s Pattin (11-6) scattered 10 hits in eight innings, Milwaukee 6, New York 3 St. Louis 6, Montreal 3
ninth home run), third (on Don Chicago 12, Washington 4 Philadelphia 7, Chicago 3
allowing three runs. He is 5-0 since June 11.
Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 5
Mike Cuellar Buford’s RBI single) and Kubiak broke a scoreless tie with a two-run Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3 New York 6, Houston 1
fourth (on Johnson’s run-scoring ground out). home run in the top of the second inning. It was Baltimore 3, California 0 San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 2
Cuellar (11-6) grew stronger as the game his sixth round-tripper, two more than his previ-
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
progressed, retiring 17 of the final 21 batters he ous career high. All times local All times local
faced. The closest he came to being scored up- Stan Bahnsen (6-7) took his fifth defeat in six Chicago (Horlen 4-3) at New York (Kline 9-5), 2 San Diego (Norman 4-2) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 10-6),
on was in the seventh inning when Syd O’Brien decisions since June 16. The Yankees, who held p.m. 2:15 p.m.
singled with runners on first and second. Left the American League East lead for most of the Milwaukee (Pattin 11-6 and Slaton 3-5) at Boston Los Angeles (Alexander 3-0) at Atlanta (Stone 5-5),
fielder Buford gunned down baserunner Jim (Lonborg 2-5 and Culp 6-8), 2, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
first half of the season, are 12-18 since June 15. Cleveland (Paul 0-1) at Kansas City (Hedlund 5-8), Philadelphia (Fryman 6-2) at Chicago (Hands 6-12),
Spencer at the plate. Twins 3, Red Sox 1 1:30 p.m. 1:15
Wright (11-8) allowed three runs (one BOSTON — Bert Byleven fired a three-hitter, Detroit (Coleman 12-3) at Oakland (Hunter 13-4), San Francisco (Marichal 9-9) at Cincinnati
earned) in five innings. The Angels have lost striking out nine and adding two hits and an RBI 1:30 p.m. (McGlothlin 9-4), 8:05 p.m.
four in a row and eight of their past 10 games. as the Twins held off the Red Sox.
Minnesota (Corbin 4-4) at Washington (Shellenback New York (Seaver 13-4) at Houston (Dierker 8-5),
The Orioles lead the American League East 4-5), 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Blyleven’s RBI single gave the Twins a 1-0 Baltimore (Palmer 9-5) at California (Murphy 3-11), Montreal (McAnally 6-3) at St. Louis (Gibson 8-6),
by 3½ games over the Yankees.
A.L., Page 2 8 p.m. 8 p.m.
A’s 6, Tigers 3
OAKLAND — Vida Blue, backed by a three
-run home run from Dick Green, hurled 7 2/3 Ryan, Rounding into Form, Whiffs 12 in Mets’ 6-1 Victory
strong innings to become the first A.L. 14-game
HOUSTON — There are days when Nolan fourth inning plated the Astros’ only run. Robertson singled home a run in the first
winner as the A’s tamed the Tigers.
Ryan has no idea where his blazing fastball is Dodgers 13, Braves 5 inning, added a two-run single in a five-run
Oakland scored five of its runs in the fourth
going. And there are days when batters have no ATLANTA — Dodgers hitters raked Braves second inning, and homered two batters after
inning. Mike Epstein lofted a sacrifice fly to tie
idea how to hit it. pitchers for the second consecutive night as Stargell’s blast in the fourth.
the game at 1-1. Rookie outfielder George Hen- This year the Mets prodigy seems to having L.A. eased to its fourth win in a row. Stargell is 16 games ahead of Roger Maris’
drick singled to give the A’s the lead, 2-1. Two more games like the latter than the former. Maury Wills and Bill Bucker had three safe- record pace of 1961.
batters later, Green walloped his decisive three- Tuesday night, for example. Ryan fired a four- ties apiece to fuel a 16-hit Dodgers attack. Wil- Bucs hurler Bob Johnson (6-7) turned in a
run blast. hitter with a season-high 12 strikeouts as Nation- lie Davis drove in three runs and Jim Lefebvre five-hitter to snap a personal three-game losing
Blue (14-3) fanned nine batters, while allow- al League East-leading New York beat Houston scored three times. streak. Friars starter Steve Arlin (8-8) lasted
ing two runs. Reliever Rollie Fingers hurled the 6-1 for its 11th win in 12 games. The offensive eruption came on the heels of just 1 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs.
final 1 1/3 innings to notch his fifth save in six The 24-year-old right-hander — who twice a 15-run, 17-hit effort on Tuesday night. Don Giants 4, Reds 2
opportunities. this season has walked eight in a game, has twice Sutton (13-6) was knocked out of the box in the CINCINNATI — Gaylord Perry spun a four-
Tigers starter Les Cain (4-4) allowed five allowed seven runs, and has twice failed to get seventh inning, having allowed five runs, but hitter and drove in two runs as the Giants
runs in four innings. out of the fourth inning — was handed a three- earned his fifth win in his past seven decisions. trimmed the Reds.
White Sox 12, Senators 4 run lead in the top of the first inning. Bob Pete Mikkelsen threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings Perry broke a scoreless tie with an RBI dou-
WASHINGTON DC — Mike Andrews tied Aspromonte’s two-run single was the big hit. for his fourth save. Atlanta starter Phil Niekro ble in the top of the second inning. He added a
his career high with five RBI and Bill Melton Ryan (6-5) notched a whiff in eight of nine was roughed up for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings. sacrifice fly in a two-run rally in the fourth.
had a career-high five hits as the White Sox innings and walked three. Pirates 9, Padres 1 Pinch hitter Bernie Carbo broke up Perry’s
romped past the Senators. Astros starting hurler Jack Billingham (6-4), PITTSBURGH — Willie Stargell belted his shutout bid with a two-run pinch-hit homer in
Melton, who doubled in a run in the first in- went 5 2/3 innings and was charged with four 41st home run and Bob Robertson had four the bottom of the eighth inning, halving San
ning, broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the runs and 11 hits. Denis Menke’s double in the RBI as the Pirates pounded the Padres. N.L., Page 2

Around Baseball Major League Leaders As Sophomores, Expos
Yaz, Booed at Home, AMERICAN G AB R H AVG. NATIONAL G AB R H AVG. Flew Too High, Too Fast
Resorts to Ear Plugs Carew, Min.
Cater, N.Y.
Jones, N.Y.
Sanguillen, Pit.
By Ian MacDonald
Montreal Gazette
BOSTON (AP) — Carl Yastrzemski, battling
Murcer, N.Y. 87 332 63 114 .343 Stargell, Pit. 83 280 86 100 .357 ST. LOUIS — The Expos’ greatest mistake
to break out of a season-long slump and the
Rettenmund, Bal. 75 256 46 87 .340 Brock, St.L 88 368 66 128 .348 in their youthful existence was to win 73 games
target of hometown boos, is trying to keep his
in their second season.
cool with new “equipment” — cotton balls. Tovar, Min. 89 373 64 126 .338 Oliver, Pit. 82 302 50 103 .341
Expansion teams aren’t supposed to do that.
The three-time American League batting Blair, Bal. 77 316 52 104 .329 Pepitone, Chi. 73 286 42 97 .339
It sets a standard which is extremely difficult to
champion heard it from the Fenway Park faith- White, N.Y. 82 292 61 96 .329 Beckert, Chi. 87 366 50 124 .339 repeat. Fans expect too
ful Friday night in a game against Minnesota.
Oliva, Min. 75 283 41 91 .322 Alou, St.L 85 357 59 120 .336 much and the opposition is
The boos by some fans in a crowd of 29,293
Epstein, Oak. 79 252 46 81 .321 Torre, St.L 91 349 52 115 .330 officially alerted that this
were loud and clear, although outnumbered by bunch can’t be taken light-
cheers. Midway through the game, Yaz, hit- F.Robinson, Bal. 75 274 57 88 .321 Aaron, Atl. 87 307 68 100 .326
ting .276 with nine home runs pulled cotton HR: Cash (Det.) 28; Smith (Bos.) 26; Nettles HR: Stargell (Pit.) 41; May (Cin.) 29; Aaron
The Expos tried to make
from his hip pocket and stuffed it in his ears. (Cle.) 25; Melton (Chi.) 23; Petrocelli (Bos.) 22. (Atl.) 27; Robertson (Pit.) 23; 4 tied with 20.
several trades over the win-
“The boos don’t bother me a bit,” Yaz insist- RBI: Smith (Bos.) 67; Nettles (Cle.) 67; Bando RBI: Stargell (Pit.) 86; Aaron (Atl.) 77; May ter months but found pro- Gene Mauch
ed, although he appeared glum in an otherwise (Oak.) 66; Murcer (N.Y.) 65; Petrocelli (Bos.) (Cin.) 70; Torre (St.L) 64; Davis (L.A.) 62.
spective dealers cautious. Teams in their own
happy clubhouse. 63. Wins: Blass (Pit.) 14-3; Holtzman (Chi.) 13-4; division were leery about giving them some-
ANAHEIM — The Orioles announced that Wins: Blue (Oak.) 14-3; Kaat (Min.) 13-3; Seaver (N.Y.) 13-4; Sutton (L.A.) 13-6; Nolan thing that might really make them a contender.
lefthander Dave McNally was placed on the 21- Hunter (Oak.) 13-4; Dobson (Bal.) 13-5; Cole- (Cin.) 12-9. And now, they’re paying the price of being in a
day disabled list because of tendon injuries. man (Det.) 12-3. Strikeouts: Seaver (N.Y.) 182; Stoneman tough division where every one of the other
Dr. Robert Kerlan said the pitcher suffered Strikeouts: Blue (Oak.) 219; Lolich (Det.) (Mon.) 144; Sutton (L.A.) 141; Jenkins (Chi.) teams is improved.
from strained flexor tendons near his left elbow. 152; Coleman (Det.) 144; Blyleven (Min.) 136; 139; Kirby (S.D.) 124. The Expos are a better ball team than they
PITTSBURGH — Padres manager Preston McDowell (Cle.) 127. ERA: Seaver (N.Y.) 1.59; Wilson (Hou.) 2.51; were last year even though the won and lost
Gomez returned to California on Friday to see ERA: Fingers (Oak.) 1.86; Blue (Oak.) 1.95; Walker (Pit.) 2.52; Blass (Pit.) 2.61; Sutton (L.A.) record suggests differently. They are in a much
his physician after suffering hernia pains. Wood (Chi.) 2.14; Coleman (Det.) 2.50; Wright 2.61. stronger league than last season but manager
Third base coach Bob Skinner will be acting (Cal.), 2.63. Gene Mauch made his infamous “We’ll take A
manager of the Padres in Gomez’s absence. EXPOS, Page 2
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National League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Jones, N.Y.: Batting .377 with 19 RBI during 18-game hit streak
Who’s Not - Versalles, Atl.: Hitless in 14 at-bats since July 6
Pitching Swell - Linzy, St.L: 1-0, 4 saves, 0.79 ERA, in past 8 appearances
Not So Well - Renko, Mon.: 1-7, 8.71 ERA in 10 starts since June 5

American League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Tovar, Min.: .427 average, 32 hits in 17 games since June 27
Who’s Not - Hansen, N.Y.: Hitting .042 in 13 games since June 10
Pitching Swell - Blue, Oak.: 7-0, 1.43 ERA in 9 starts since June 6
Not So Well - Dunning, Cle.: 0-5, 5.93 ERA, in 5 starts since June 25

Expos mind “Take A Run At 81.”
From Page 1 The Mets waited until their
seventh season before they
Run At 81” war cry because it
won 73 games. The Astros
would have been foolhardy to
won 72 in both their fifth and
set a target at something less
seventh seasons. The Padres
than the team had already ac-
won 52 and 63 in their first
two seasons.
The Pittsburgh Pirates won
By leaping from 52 to 73
the National League East last
wins the Expos made it look
season because none of the
too easy. The fans are overly
other contenders appeared to
optimistic. The team is not
want it. They won with power
deep enough to maintain that
hitting and limited pitching.
pace unless everything is go-
Over the winter they acquired
ing at full throttle.
pitching they needed and now
It is a simple thing to single
they are a much stronger club.
out individuals who are falling
The New York Mets failed
down in the clutch hitting de-
last year because their heads
partment and who are unable
were still welled from their
to get people out as relief
giddy success of the year be-
pitchers. The truth of the mat-
fore and perhaps because their
ter is that these are the best 25
money belts were too fat.
players available and until
When the Mets strategy board
such time as players can be
N.L. Chicago starter Ferguson took time out last winter for
developed in the farm system
From Page 1 Jenkins (12-11) allowed six some soul searching on where
there can be little hope for
runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 in- they went wrong, one statistic
Francisco’s 4-0 lead. Perry (10- major improvement.
nings in losing for the fourth which must have kept ham-
7) retired four of the final five Many of the younger Expos
time in his past five decisions. mering at them was the fact
batters he faced to record his are improving rapidly. They
seventh complete game. Cardinals 6, Expos 3 that the expansion Expos had are getting the exposure and
Gary Nolan (12-9) allowed ST. LOUIS — Joe Torre taken 10 of 18 games from the experience. They will be
three runs in six innings and broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI them. able to help in the bigger sea-
took the loss. single in the bottom of the The Chicago Cubs are basi- sons ahead.
Phillies 7, Cubs 3 fifth inning and the Cardinals cally the same team which has Meanwhile, the Expos are
CHICAGO — Larry Bowa went on to top the Expos. been a favored entry for the paying the price for playing
stroked a go-ahead two-run Reggie Cleveland (9-9) past three years. This could be over their heads and hurting
single in the seventh inning and earned the win, allowing three a final shot for the Cubs and other people’s pennant chanc-
the Phillies went on to trump runs in eight innings. Frank their veteran manager Leo Du- es last year. Every team takes
the Cubs. Linzy picked up his seventh rocher and they figure to be them for real. They aren’t
Bowa’s clutch hit helped save in eight opportunities. tough to handle. treated as expansionists — and
Phils starter Chris Short im- Expos starter Steve Renko The Phillies were handi- it’s all because they started to
prove his record to 7-8. (3-10) fell to 1-7 since June 5. capped last year by an unusual run before they could walk.
number of serious injuries, a It’s a compliment, really,
A.L. eased past the Indians.
The Tribe’s Graig Nettles
number which is impossible to even if it is difficult for the
From Page 1
repeat. They are the youngest disappointed fan to under-
launched a two-run home run team in the league and had stand.
lead in the second inning. An
— his 25th, third in the Amer- every right to believe they
RBI double by Cesar Tovar and
ican League — to give Cleve- would improve immensely this
a run-scoring single by Harmon
land a 2-0 lead in the top of year.
Killebrew in the seventh inning
the first. That leaves the Cardinals.
stretched the lead to 3-0.
K.C. fought back with five There is still a strong nucleus
Blyleven (7-8) was one out
runs in the bottom of the of the Cardinals teams of a few
from his second shutout when years ago, ones which threat-
he walked George Scott with frame, with Hopkins’ triple
ened to be forging a dynasty.
the bases loaded. He retired the the big blow.
They have a revived Steve
next batter, Joe Lahoud, to rec- Winner Bruce Dal Canton
Carlton who suffered through a
ord his fifth complete game. (5-7) allowed three runs in
terrible 1970 season after a
Boston starter Sonny Siebert eight innings. Royals fireman lengthy holdout but who is
(8-8) allowed three runs in Ted Abernathy hurled the back in form. It isn’t realistic
eight innings. ninth and earned his fifth save to suggest the Expos should be
Royals 6, Indians 3 in six tries. able to handle them.
KANSAS CITY — Gail Tribe starter Steve Dunning So, even with an improved
Hopkins’ bases-loaded triple (3-8) was lifted after five bat- aggregation, the Expos would
highlighted a five-run rally in ters — all of whom hit safely have had to get a lot of breaks
the first inning as the Royals and all of whom scored. to repeat their 73 wins, never