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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pale Hose Yank Tigers' Tail

May 1, 1970 at Chicago – A wild one at Comiskey Park goes 16 innings before Ed Herrmann plates Buddy Bradford with a sac fly off a tiring Mickey Lolich (1-4). Chicago wins 7-6. The clubs were tied 2-2 heading into extra frames. Three times the Tigers forged in front, only to have the ChiSox answer with 1 in the 12th, 2 in the 14th and yet again with one in the 15th. Lolich (8th Det. Pitcher), who entered in the 15th, walked 3 men before giving up the game-winner. Don Secrist (1-2) got the win for the Pale Hose. Not sure I've ever seen 3 blown saves in 1 game before.

May 2, 1970 at Chicago – Second verse, same as the first. Except this time there weren’t as many verses so the song wasn’t as long. Detroit grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first. That was erased by Herrmann’s (3) 3-run blast in the 2nd. The Tigers plated 5 in the 5th powered by a bases-clearing double by Willie Horton. Chicago tied it at 7-7 in the bottom of the frame thanks to a 3-run bomb by Gail Hopkins (1). A Ken Berry 2-run double and an infield RBI in the B8 made sure this one wouldn't see overtime. Sox win 10-7. Wilbur Wood (3-1) pitched 3 power innings in relief for the win.

May 3, 1970 at Chicago – Once again the Detroit hitters did their job, but this time the Tigers hurlers were able to shut down the ChiSox enough for an 8-4 win. Al Kaline drove in 3 runs to pace the offense. Mike Kilkenny(1-1) earned his first W of the season. Jerry Robertson, Tom Timmermann and Earl Wilson held the White Sox to just 1 run over the final 5 innings.

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