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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Sept.mber II, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Rough afternoon in Regina Eskimos lose halfback Foster BIG BAKER RUSH Dave Syme (9) of Edmonton Eskimos was sidelined ofler being hit by Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive end Bill Baker (65) in a Western Football Conference match in Regina Sunday, won by the Riders 14-12. Syme got the ball awoy just in time on this play. (CP Wirepholo) Tigers one point bach of Boston Cleveland holds key to pennant By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS He member Cleveland In- dians? Detroit Tigers, Balti- more Orioles and New York Yankees will. And Boston Red Sox certainly do. The Indians, It seems, control the destiny of lile American League East, and that means the Tigers, Orioles, Yankees and Red Sox. Cleveland, wallowing In fifth place, 14 games off the frantic pace, closes out its season with two games against Detroit, fol- lowed by four apiece with Balti- more and New York. Gaylord Perry, scattered seven Red Sox hits Sunday en route to a 0-2 romp that nailed down his 21st victory. That, coupled with Detroit's 6-2 victory over Milwaukee Brewers, shaved the Red Sox' lead over the Tigers to one per- centage point. The Yankees kept their hopes alive by nipping the Orioles 2-1, moving within 214 games of the Magic number still three Cardinals stop Pirates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lightning is about to strike again for Pittsburgh Pirates, but it won't be in St. Louis. "They had enough fun here last year; let them have some fun in New York for a grumbled Vern Benson, a St. Louis coach, Sunday after the Cardinals delayed Pittsburgh's pennant-clinching by sweeping a three-game series. Sunday's score was 5-4 and it kept the Pirates' magic number in baseball's National League East at three. The defending world cham- pion Pirates are headed for a four-game set starting tonight More sport 011 page 8 against the Mets with a 12- game lead over Clu'cago Cubs. Any combination of three Pittsburgh wins and Chicago losses will eliminate the Cubs, 'ho eliminated the Mets with a 6-4 triumph Sunday. Elsewhere, San Diego Padres downed Cincinnati Reds, Hous- ton Astros outlasted Los Ange- les Dodgers 15-11, Atlanta Braves beat San Francisco Gi- ants 7-1 and Philadelphia Phillies nipped Montreal Expos 3-2. In Saturday's action, SI Louis whipped Pittsburgh 4-0 Chicago slugged New York 18-5 San Francisco downed Atlanta 8-5 in the first game of their doubleheader before losing 5-2 Los Angeles blanked Houston 10-0 as Don Button scatterK seven hits, Cincinnati trippelanked California 2-0 on Dick Allen's 36th homer. "I don't consider ourselves said Cleveland man ager Ken Aspromonte. "We're just trying to do the best pos sible job we can." Graig Nettles and Frank Duffy slapped run-scoring dou liles in the second inning Buddy Bell hit a homer in thi third, then Duffy doubled b trigger a two-run fourth. 'I'm a little surprised we'v done this Dick McAuliff said after the Tigers ran thei winning streak to five games He cracked two homers, driv ing in four runs. Joe Coleman coasted with a six-hitter against th Brewers. Felipe Alou unloaded a two run homer in (he fourth inning the only runs the Yanks neede to down the Orioles. An Sparky Lyle preserved Frit Peterson's ICth victory. "We all knew how importan this game Lyle said. Catfish Hunter breeze to his 25th victory by limitin the Rangers to just two hit while Gene Tenace drilled pair of run-scoring doubles fo the Athletics. Andy Messcrsmith of the A gels shackled Chicago on thrc hits as tlie White Sox spultere to llieir fourth loss in five games. Wilbur Wood, failing in hi By THE CANADIAN PRESS Another game, another Ed- monton Eskimo stretcher case. Sunday, It was starry half- back Geno Foster as Eskimos lost 14-12 to Saskatchewan Houghriders in Regina. Foster, who lias provided Eskimos with valuable offensive punch this season, was hit from the side and carried off the field in the tliird quarter. His left leg was injured, but just how badly wasn't known. The defeat, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 22-8 thrashing of defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders Saturday night in Winnipeg, left Edmon- ton, Saskatchewan and Winni- peg tied for first place in the Western Football Conference. Edmonton and Winnipeg both are 6-2, while Saskatchewan lias six wins and three losses. Calgary is fourth with two wins and six losses, while British Co- lumbia Lions are at the back of the pack with only one win and seven losses. CASUALTY LIST GROWS Eskimos' list of wounded is getting as long as Iheir lineup. They've lost first-string quar- terback Bruce Lemmerman with a separated shoulder, starting fullback Sam Scarber, all-star defensive end Ron For- wick. star, linebacker Jerry Griffin and defensive lineman Rock Perdoni, to name a few. Eskimos also lost quarter- backs Torn Wilkinson and rookie Dave Syme at various oinls during the hard-hiltuig cgina encounter. Syme was nailed twice by askatchewan's Bill Baker, the lan who sent Lemmerman to he hospital earlier this season 75-yard drive. Jack Abendschan converted both. The hard hits and ill feeling culminated in a post-game free- for-all. Coaches and players from both teams streamed on to the field when Lancaster was hit after the whistle. Wilkinson was liit hard in the second quarter and left the game. However, ne made brief appearances in the fourth quar- ter. "Wilkinson Just got his hell said Eskimo general manager Norm Kimball. "He'll be okay. "Syme's face was all messed up." In Winnipeg, the Blue Bomb- Ealey sparkles in Ti-Cats' win he second hit on Syme cosl askatchewan a rougliing pen Ity which aided a last-minute coring bid by Eskimos. The penally put Eskimos In eld-goal range with only sec nds remaining, but Dave Cut er went wide on a 20-yard boo nd lost a chance to lie the ame. Cutler did all the Ed lonton scoring on tliree fielt ;oals and three singles. Roughriders got touchdowns n the second and fourth quar ers from Bobby Thompson anc Jeorge Reed. Both touchdown lompleted long marches di by veteran Saskatchc van quarterback Ron Lancas er. Thompson grabbed a 10-yar pass from Lancaster in Ihe see md quarler while Heed's twi yard run in Ihe fourth capped Page triumphs Walter Page won the first an nual Harry Knowles Memoria trophy Sunday at the Country Club. Tiie trophy is in memory o the late Harry Knowles a pas president of Ihe club. The loir- ncy is n senior event lor golf ers 55 and over. Page won low net while low third straight attempt lo gain grofs honors went to Bill Town- his 23th victory, wound up in- send. I stead with his 1-ih loss. By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Nobody's saying, but il Ham- Ion circulated a rumor before his year's National Football xsague draft that Chuck Ealey ad already come to terms 1th a Canadian Football cogue club it was a stroke of enius. Ealey, waving credentials mt boasted never having lost small college game with To- edo of Ohio, was passed over >y the NFL of vhom considered liim too small ij1 league standards, others, possibly, because of the ru- nors. Whatever, Ealey came to erms with the Tiger-Cats and combining his scrambling tal- cnls with the pass-catching ex jertise of veterans Carney lenley and Tommy Joe Coffey ho Hamilton club has vaulted mto respeclabilily on offence. The three players, supported jy the ever-menacing Ticat de fence, provided Hamilton will 30-22 victory Saturday at Ot :awa to move mto a share o first place in the Eastern Foot boll Conference with the Rough Riders. The 'Riders have a 5-2 won loss mark, the Ticats 5-3, losinj three early-season games b; MONTREAL 11 BRITISH COLUMBIA 1 B.C. MT First dovjni 70 Yards rushing 1 Yards passing 1 Net oUence 2 Passes 17-32 13- 1-a 5-1 4-39 1-1 9-92 HAMILTON OTTAWA 3J HAM First 20 Yards rushing 131 Yards passing 307 Passes 17-23 Passes intercepted by 0 yards 8-43 lost 1-1 yds. 3-50 ie slimmest of margins In the aning moments of the game. In the only other EFC action uring Ihe weekend, Monlrea! louettes were four points off he pace with a well-earned 22- win over Brifish Columbia ions in' an interlocking Caua- ian Football League game at lontreal. 'We were ad- mi tied a disappointed coach ack Gotta in the Ottawa dress- ng room afler watching Ealey oss two payoff strikes to Hen- ey and another to Coffey. Rookie Ian Sunter converter ill three major scores and added two field goals and two ingles. Bill Van Burkleo iicked a single late in thi ;ame to insure the victory. Wayne a recov ered WeUcsle: and Hugh Oldham the Ot awa touchdown scorers. Gerr> Organ added the converts am i single on a wide field goa "When you turn Ihe ball ove 'ive times, you can't expect t Gotta said in praise o .he Hamilton defence that in terccpted five of Ottawa quar terback Rick Cassata's passes. Gerry Sternberg was Ham- ilton's chief culprit, his secon late in the third quarter lead in to Sunter's first successful fiel goal that broke a 15-15 dead lock. Early in the fourth quarlei the Ticat defences turned bac a tliird-and-one situation an converted it into Henley's sei ond touchdown. ers' offence put 17 points on the board in the first half. Their defence allowed Calgary Into Winnipeg territory only twice In the first two quarters. Little Mack Herron, the lead- ing rusher and scorer in the. Canadian Football League, scored the first Winnipeg touch- his 13th of the season. Quarterback Don Jonas moved the team to the Caigaiy 12 early in the first quarter and erron danced over from there. RABS FUMBLE Shortly after, Jim Sullivan ounced on a fumble by Cal- ary backup quarterback Jim .indsey on the Calgary 21-yard ne to set up another touch- own. Jonas hit Jim Thorpe on the ight-yard line and the slippery plit end shook off tacklers and 'cnt over for six points. Jonas booted a field goal, a ingle anl two converts, white Valter McKee completed the coring with a field goal and a ingle. Wide receiver Gerry Shaw auled in a 28-yard Lindsey lass on a desperate Ihird-and- gamble in the third quarter or Calgary's only major. Larry tobinson converted and kicked a single later in the quarter. The deepest the Calgary club ;ol into Winnipeg's territory >efore the touchdown was the 43-yard line. Calgary coach Jim Duncan said his learn played reason- ably well but they didn't get rolling soon enough. 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