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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wahoos Wash Out White Sox

GAME ONE – Chet Lemon’s (11) 3-run blast and Wayne Nordhagen’s 3 hits powered the White Sox to a 6-5 win. It evened their 1979 mark at 50-50. Ron Hassey had 3 hits for the Indians.

GAME TWO – The Tribe even the series with a 9-5 victory. Cliff Johnson drove in 3. Mike Paxton (10-5) hit double figures in wins and Sid Monge (13) earned the save.

GAME THREE – Rick Wise (13-7) fired a complete-game, 2-hit shutout as Cleveland takes the series with a 1-0 win in the finale. In the T9, Dell Alston walked, stole 2nd and went to 3rd on Milt May’s throwing error. He scored on Rick Manning’s IF out. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Royals Fail to Wash White Sox

GAME ONEThe bottom 4 hitters in the White Sox order drove the ball over the wall as Chicago took the opener, 10-2. Claudell Washington (9), Greg Pryor (2), Milt May (5) and Jim Morrison (3) all blasted home runs. Washington and Pryor had 3 hits. Ken Kravec (10-9) earned double figures in wins with 7 strong innings.

GAME TWO – Jim Morrison (4) hit an 0-2 pitch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th over the left field wall to tie the game at 2-2. In the 10th, Pryor singled through a drawn in infield to score Jorge Orta with the winning run.

GAME THREE – Morrison was again up with 2 outs in the B9 and the ChiSox trailing by one, 4-3. He put a charge into a Larry Gura (9-7) pitch, but this one stayed in the ball yard and Willie Wilson caught it to allow KC to avoid the sweep. George Brett singled home Amos Otis after his RBI double in the 7th for the difference makers for the Royals. Gura notched the complete-game win. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tigers Shred White Sox

GAME ONE In the 10th, Ron LeFlore singled, stole 2nd and raced home on Lou Whitaker’s RBI single as Detroit too the opener 3-2. Alan Trammell contributed 3 hits to the 13-hit Tigers attack. Lamar Johnson’s 2-run double in the 3rd was the only scoring for the White Sox.

GAME TWO – Dan Petry (1-1) scattered 5 hits over a full 9 innings for a 3-0 whitewashing of the Pale Hose.

GAME THREE – Steve Baker (2-7), John Hiller and Steve Tobik (3 inn. save) combined on a 6-hit shutout as the Tigers win again 7-0. Trammell had 3 more safeties.

GAME FOUR – Claudell Washington (6,7) had 3 hits, scored 3 runs and drove in 3 to power Chicago to a 10-4 win in the final game before the all-star break. Only one of Washington’s hits stayed in the ballpark. Milt May doubled twice and drove in 4. Jorge Orta (9) hit a 470-foot bomb. Ron Leflore had 3 hits, 3 runs and 3 SB for Detroit. Whitaker had 3 RBI. 

'Spos take 3 of 4 from Friars. Sanderson and Perry toss shutouts in 1st and 4th games

7/13 - SDP 6, MON 0
Gaylord Perry tosses a complete game 6 hitter to shut the door on the 'Spos.  Perry was not only the pitching star, he was also the hitting star going 3 for 3 for an RBI and 2 Doubles.

7/13 - MON 7, SDP 6
The Expos needed 11 innings to salvage the second half of this rare Friday night Twin Bill.  Andre Dawson and Larry Parrish had huge 3 hit 2 RBI days.  The Expos squandered a 4-1 lead and were lucky to come back and steal this one.

7/14 - MON 6, SDP 3
The "Spaceman" Bill Lee weaseled his way in and out of trouble to outlast the Friars and get the victory.  Tied 3-3 after 5 1/2 innings of play the 'Spos scored solo runs in 3 consecutive innings to seal the deal.  "Cool Breeze", Rodney Scott hit a rare homer.  Ellis Valentine went yard for his 11th on the season.

7/15 - MON 5, SDP 0
Second year hurler Scott Sanderson continued his hot ways by tossing a nifty 4 hit shutout while upping his record to 13-3 with a 2.30 ERA.  Montreal had a well balanced 11 hit attack that saw everyone in the lineup reach base except for Rodney Scott.  Ellis Valentine connected for a 432 foot blast for his second homer in 2 nights.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Texas Star Does Not Shine in Chicago

GAME ONE – Fergie Jenkins (9-8) was magnificent, yielding just 2 hits in a 2-1 Texas win. A Bump Wills (3) leadoff homer in the 6th and a Richie Zisk walk with the bases juiced in the 7th was all the Rangers managed off Sox starter Ross Baumgarten (4-10).

GAME TWO – The White Sox lit up the Comiskey Park scoreboard 3 times in a 7-4 win. Lamar Johnson (5) and Wayne Nordhagen (1) hit back-to-back jacks in the 4th. Kevin Bell (3) also went yard for the Pale Hose. Dave Roberts (1) and Al Oliver (7) each hit 2-run homers to account for the Rangers runs.

GAME THREE – Chet Lemon drove in 4 runs with 3 hits to power the White Sox to a 6-2 victory. Steve Trout (4-2) worked around 4 errors and tossed 8 2/3 innings for the W. Guy Hoffman (1) recorded his first save.