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THE WEEK (May 28-June 4)
Herman Weiskopf
June 13, 1977
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June 13, 1977

The Week (may 28-june 4)

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Minnesota's Rod Carew was mired in one of his infrequent slumps—1 for 17—when he came up with two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth against New York. One swing later Carew ended the game and his decline, singling across two runs for a 4-3 win. He had seven more hits in the next two contests. Even more encouraging to the Twins (4-4) were a pair of victories by Dave Goltz and another by Pete Red-fern, neither of whom had been pitching well. Goltz beat Baltimore 3-2 and Boston 6-2, while Redfern downed the Orioles 8-3.

Oakland, California and Texas were all at .500 and tied for third place. Dock Ellis, who had a 22.50 ERA after his first four starts for the A's (5-3), felt he had to change something. So he shaved his head. Then he went out and trimmed the Tigers 6-3. Mike Norris, recently recalled from San Jose, tossed a four-hitter to beat Seattle 1-0. Marty Perez, a .202 hitter before the game, tripled, doubled and singled twice in a 6-3 win over the Mariners. Jerry Remy of the Angels (2-3) had five hits in a game against the Indians, his last driving home a run in the 10th for a 7-6 triumph. Two of Bobby Bonds' three homers helped the Angels to victories, one coming as Nolan Ryan stopped Toronto 3-2 and the other in the 7-6 win over Cleveland. Toby Harrah hit the first Ranger home run in nine games in a 3-1 defeat of the Red Sox. He also doubled in the 11th inning to drive in the winning run as Texas (3-5) beat Milwaukee 5-4.

By defeating Detroit 3-1 and 6-4, Seattle (4-4) concluded its first-ever three-game sweep. The Mariners stretched their winning streak to five by shellacking Ranger aces Bert Blyleven and Gaylord Perry 7-4 and 9-3 in a doubleheader. Those wins concluded an 8-3 road trip for the Mariners, who returned home and lost four in a row.

MINN 31-19 CHI 28-20 TEX 23-23 CAL 24-24 OAK 25-25 KC 23-25 SEA 21-34

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