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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THI UTHIKIDCE HHALO frUoy, April I. Rates High Ire League Orioles, Oakland Top Clubs NEW YORK (AP> Orioles, who have the power, sad Oakland Athletics, JBO hope they have added the figure to be the teams to >eat in the American League aseball pennant races that jegia next week. Each, however, likely will be faced with different problems. The Orioles, who do not seem to have stiff competition facing them in the Eastern have to overcome whatever psychological scars were inflicted by losing to New York Mets in the World Series last year. The Athletics will have to overcome Minnesota Twins in the Western Division, With the exception of those three teams-the Orioles, the Athletics and tha Twins-it looks from here as if the others will have difficulty keeping within hailing range. The of finish should look something like this: Baltimore; I. Boston; 3. Washington; 4. New York; 5. Detroit; Cleveland. l. Oakland; 2. J. Kansas City; 4. California; 5. Chicago; Seattle-Milwaukee. The big battle most likely will develop in the Western Division with the defending champion Twins meeting the challenge of the Athletics. Suit A SEATTLE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers were officially signed into existence Thursday night by a federal bankruptcy referee 33 minutes after he allowed Se- attle and the state of Washing- ton to proceed with anti-trust suit. Federal bankruptcy referee Sidney C. Volinn noted that the record should show the sale order was effective as of p.m. PST March 31. That was the day VoHnn announced his decision approving the sale of Seattle Pilots of the American 'League to Milwaukee Brewers for With Volinn's signature the suit filed by the city and the state March 16 was activated. Thi! suit against the league and the owners oC Seattle's defunct baseball franchise seeks dam- ages for economic injuries it contends will result from loss of the Pilots. For all practical purposes, the new Milwaukee team came ino existence, and the Pilots became history Tuesday night when Vol- inn appioved a hotly-contested bankruptcy court petition sought by Pacific Northwest Sports IDC., owners of the Seat- tle franchise, asking approval of the sale to pay off debts. Yankees Post Comeback Win EMBARASS1NG PREDICAMENT Toronlo Maple Leaf goalie Gamble is down and surrounded by players during a goal attempt by Detroit during last night's first period. The Red Wings won 4-2. Rangers Face Tough Weekend Task Wings Alone In Third Spot By THE CANADIAN PRESS Detroit.Red Wings have one stumbling block remaining in their bid to make the Stanley Cup playoffs fof the first time in four years. The Wings dumped the last- place Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Thursday night to move into third place in the National Hockey League's Eastern Divi- sion, one point ahead of Mon- treal Canadiens, who were idle. With two games remaining for all teams in the East, all the Wings now have to do is tie a game with New York Rangers in their horae-and- home scries this weekend. New York must win botl games to get past the Reorlla-.d San Diego Sealtle PhKr.Ix Denver 1SJ90. ST. LOUIS I First SI. Roberts 13, penalties Hart B. Plaser 8.09, tJennll Nc'et (malor) Secor.rf I'm Plord Fleming Third scwlnp. Penalties W, Hillman L. Hlllmln 6IC7. Salt Lafce City HOCKEY 5COKES Nit Toronto 2 Detroit 28 M W L T r A Pt a u 8 331 n1. it: 42 77 7 319 234 9 33 28 10 239 7 28 35 2H 4 55 33 12 551 23 37 11 313 5 15 47 14 239 44 ancouver 2 Denver 6 in Diego 7 Seattle 2 Intern itioMl fs Mornes 3 Pert Huron 4 Port Huron leads besl-cTfivc semi- nal, 2-0 Western Canada Junior Current 1 Edrronton 5 Edmonton winds best-of-seven qiw- 4-1 Ontario Junior A orcnto 4 London 1 Toronto wins best-ct-MYrn iemf-ff> Bl, 3-0, 3 lied BASEBALL RESULTS 'hitatfc'ptiia 5 Kansas City I 'ittsburgh 0 New York (N) 3 Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia B I' Baltimore 4 Huston 1 Washinglan 3 Detroit 11 Minnesota 5 Boston 4 Atlanta ClevHard 3 Oakland 11 Milwaukee 4 San Francisco 8 San Dieqo 1 7 New Yofk (Al 9 Chicago (A) 4 Chicago