Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 Trie UTHIRIPCI HKAID May 30, 1971 Race results Tuesday It tvould be an all-Howe line Houston Aeros FDMONTON ut were tamed down the rest of the way by reliever George Santoni. Santoni earned the mound win by firing the third strike wst eight batters while giving up only one hit in his four-in- ning appearance. Hartley Phillips, who was re- lieved by Ron Fix in the top of the fourth inning, suffered the loss. Santoni aided Ms own cause at the plate with a home run while Blair Hurt added a triple and a single and Rick Shew- chuk a double and a single. Don Anderson managed two singles in a losing cause. In the second of the evening, Rod Morrice's sixth inning triple scored Aaron Clements to give the LetHbddge Generals a slim 4-3 victory over the Pincher Creek Orphans. Kaye Elliot went the distance for the mound win while Darryl Leavitt took the loss. Doug Nakama led the Gen- eral's at the plate with tri- ple and a single while Dennis Kisio blasted a sixth inning homer. Doug Fox stroked two sin- gles and Terry Lyons a home run for the Orphans, who held a 3-1 ddge after 6Vi innings of play- Meanwhile !n City Men's Slow Pitch League play last night, Dtican Drifters edged Silverwood Hawks 5-2. Joe Gazarck picked up the win while Fred Guenlber had to settle with the loss after striking out five hitters. In another match, Western Truck and Body Sleepers dou- bled the score 18-9 over Ad- vance Lumber-Jacks. Doug Irvine bested Jerry Pozgay for the mound win. Hersch Hansen stroked three home runs for the winners whi'e Rick Kennedy blasted one in a losing cause. Yanks explode, batter Oakland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS That long-absent Yankee power reappeared in New York Tuesday night, battering Oak- land A's 7-1 with four home runs, two of them by Graig Net- tles. Roy White and Bobby Murcer hit the other Yankee homers and Ron Blomberg, baseball's leading hitter, raised his aver- age to .404 with two hits. It all made manager Ralph Houk's post-game cigar taste terrific. "Our offence has reached the point where it scares people, es- pecially right-handers" said Houk, grinning. Elsewhere in the Ameiican League Tuesday night, Boston Red Sox edged California An- gels 2-1, Baltimore Orioles trimmed Kansas City Royals 3- 2, Minnesota Twins shut out Milwaukee Brewers 1-0, and Cleveland Indians outslugged Texas Rangers 9-7. Detroit Ti- gers game at Chicago White Sox was rained out. Vida Blue will be out to check the Yankees bats at Oakland tonight while Cleveland vigils Texas, Kansas City entertains Baltimore, Detroit is in Chi- cago, Minnesota at Milwaukee and California at Boston. The offensive show against the World Champion A's raised the Yankees' team batting aver- age to .268, third best in the league. Besides Blomberg, the Yanks have Jim Ray Hart .323 and Thurman Munson .305 among the top 10 batters. New York's attack is so po- tent that Blomberg and his fat average can't get regular work. "There's no way Blombere will play against said Houk. "I've never even given it a thought." Part of the reason for that is that the Yankees' righty swing- ing first baseman, Felipe Alou, is hitting over .300 against left- ies. Nettles' two-run shot in the second inning ended a 27-inning shutout string for Catfish Hunter. An inning later, White's two-run homer, a solo shot by Murcer and Blomberg's double finished Hunter. Nettles' second homer greeted reliever Paul Llndblad and Fritz Peterson coasted after that on a five-hit- ter. Boston's designated hitter, Orlando Cepeda, spoiled a five- hit, 10-strikeout show by Nolan Ryan, booming his seventh homer to beat California's fire- balling right-hander. Cepeda connected in the sec- ond inning after Reggie Smith drew a walk. The two-run homer wiped out a 1-0 Angel lead and centre fielder Smith protected the slim edge by cut- ting down Ken Berry trying to score the tying run in the sev- enth. Baltimore squeezed past Kan- sas City with Brooks Robinson singling home Paul Blair with the deciding run in tliee ighth inning. April brought nothing but showers for St. Louis Cardinals. But seven days in May have the Redbirds flying high again. The Cardinals, who dropped 12 of their first 13 starts and left April with a 3-15 mark and a solid hold en last place in the National Leasue East, ran their winning streak to seven panics Tuesday night with a 2-fl victory over Cincinnati Peels as Scipio Spinks .'Mid Diego Pcjtui com- bined for a 12-slrikcout fhe-hit- ter. It also was their 10th triumph in 11 games and lifted them out of the cellar for the first time since April 8. They climbed oTie- half game ahead of Phila- delphia when Los Angeles Dodgers whipped the Phillies 9- 3. Elsewhere, Tom Scavcr fired a three-hitter and struck out 16 as New York Mels downed San Francisco 5-2 and the Gi- ants' Icar! to ono-hrslf came over Anycics in the Divi- sion. Chicago Cubs trimmed ex- boss Leo Durocher's Houston Astros 7-1 and Pittsburgh Pi- rates beat Atlanta Braves 6-1 in other games. Chicago put its five-game Eastern Division lead on the line at home again today against Houston while San Francisco entertained New York in another afternoon con- test. At night, Atlanta is at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati at St. Louis, Philadelphia at Los An- ge'.es and Montreal at San Diego.