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Carlton on Disabled List, First Time in Career

For the first time in his 20-year major league career, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Steve Carlton has been placed on the disabled list.

The club said the four-time Cy Young Award winner was put on the 21-day disabled list Saturday because of a strain of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Despite a 2.43 earned-run average in 77 innings, Carlton is 1-7 this season after starting 13 games.

Club officials said Carlton, 40, hasn’t been throwing as hard as he has in previous years after experiencing trouble with his shoulder in spring training.

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To replace him, the Phillies recalled Rocky Childress from Portland of the Pacific Coast League. Childress was 3-0 at Portland, with an 0.96 ERA and 6 saves in 23 relief appearances.

Dr. Philip Marone, the Phillies’ team physician, said Carlton needs rest to heal the shoulder.

“It’s not really torn. It’s something that can mend itself,” Marone said. “We just have to see what happens after the rest. At this point, rest is the only cure.”

Carlton’s total of 314 wins is 11th on the all-time major league list, and his total of 3,908 strikeouts is second to Houston’s Nolan Ryan on the all-time list.

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World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion Donald Curry stopped Pablo Baez in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round junior-middleweight non-title bout at Atlantic City, N.J.

Curry, who may vacate the 147-pound title because he has been having difficulty making the weight limit, won his second straight fight in the new division.

Referee Larry Hazzard stopped the fight at 1:40 of the sixth round, just a few seconds after issuing a standing eight-count because Curry was pummeling a cornered Baez with unanswered rights to the head.

Curry, 23, of Fort Worth, raised his record to 23-0 with 18 knockouts. Baez, 27, of the Dominican Republic, is 17-13 with 15 KOs.

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Wally Dallenbach Jr. was disqualified by race officials after finishing first in the Mercury Motor City 100 Trans-Am at Detroit. The win went to Elliot Forbes-Robinson, driving a Buick Somerset.

Dallenbach’s Mercury Capri was 20 to 30 pounds underweight, race officials announced following the 40-lap, 100-mile race that Dallenbach had led from the start.

Johnny Jones finished second.

Willy T. Ribbs, who was the leader in the Trans-Am Championship point standings, was knocked out of the race on the fourth lap when he hit a concrete wall on Turn 8 and tore up the right front end of his Mercury Capri.

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Bounding Basque, the 1983 Wood Memorial winner, took the lead on the far turn and pulled away from odds-on favorite Dr. Carter in the stretch for a record-smashing victory in the 51st running of the $162,600 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs.

Bounding Basque, winning by four lengths, covered the 1 1/8 miles on a fast track in 1:47 3/5. This broke the track record of 1:48 1/5 set by the Whirlaway in 1942 and matched by Riva Ridge in 1973.

The winner carried only 110 pounds, 12 fewer than Dr. Carter and 10 fewer than second-choice Hail Bold King, which finished third.

Bounding Basque earned $97,500. He paid $11.40 to win.

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Sot Chitalada of Thailand survived two knockdowns by challenger Gabriel Bernal of Mexico to gain a 12-round draw and retain his World Boxing Council flyweight title at Bangkok, Thailand.

Judges Malcolm Bulner of Australia and Angelo Poletti of Italy scored the bloody rematch 115-115 and 114-114, respectively, while Martin Denkin of the United States gave Sot the edge, 116-112.

Arturo Hernandez, Bernal’s manager, disputed the draw and said he would ask WBC President Jose Sulaiman for a rematch or reversal of the decision.

“I am not going to accept the result and I will ask the WBC to have the rematch in any place other than Thailand,” Hernandez said. “We will not return to Bangkok again. Two times the fight was held here, and on both occasions, Bernal was deprived of victory.”

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Ayrton Senna of Brazil was awarded the pole for today’s Detroit Grand Prix when rain canceled Saturday’s qualifying. Senna had the top speed Friday at 88.191 m.p.h.

Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia won the women’s 800-meter run in 1:56.57, the fastest time of the year, in a meet at Prague.

Tony Barone, an assistant basketball coach at Bradley University for the past seven seasons, said he has accepted the head coaching job at Creighton University left vacant by the departure of Willis Reed.

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