Richic Hebner had tour hits--including his second homer in five games, a double and two singles--and drove in three runs yesterday, powering the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in Winter Haven Fla.
The Tigers whacked three Boston pitchers for 13 hits in raising their exhibition record to 3-2.
Former Michigan quarterback Rick Leach, trying to win a major-league job as a non-roster player in spring training, belted his first homer and a single. Champ Summers and Lou Whittaker also had two hits apiece for the Tigers.
Boston starter Dennis Eckersley was tagged for six hits, including the homers by Hebner and Leach, in a three-inning, four runs-allowed stint. Bob Stanley surrendered two more runs in the middle three innings, before rookie newcomer Jim Dorsey blanked the Tigers for the rest of the way.
The loss was the second straight for the Red Sox.
Ralph Sampson of Virginia was named the UPI College Basketball Player of the Year yesterday. Last year's winner, Depaul's Mark Aguirre, finished a distant second.
Philadelphia 115, Knicks 95
Celtics 122, Milwaukee 108
New Jersey 109, Washington 104
Detroit 100, Atlanta 97
Seattle 101, Cleveland 95
Bruins 4, Toronto 4
Colorado 4, Rangers 3
Montreal 2, Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis 5, Quebec 5
Washington 5, Hartford 2