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Thursday May 17, 1973
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Although needing help in the eighth inning, Wilbur Wood gained his ninth victory of the season when the White Sox defeated the Twins, 5-4. The White Sox scored in the second on a single by Bill Melton and double by Rick Reichardt, added two runs on a homer by Dick Allen in the third and made it 5-0 with a pair in the fourth on a single by Ken Henderson, triple by Reichardt and a wild pitch.

Steve Braun homered in the Twins' half of the fourth. A single by Rod Carew, double by Tony Oliva and triple by Braun finished Wood in the eighth, but Cy Acosta relieved and struck out Danny Thompson to end the rally. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota Twins 4

Game Played on Thursday, May 17, 1973 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

White Sox    0  1  2    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   5  7  1
Twins        0  0  0    1  0  0    1  2  0  -   4  8  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Jeter rf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .250      Hisle cf              4   0   1   0     1   1   .282
Kelly dh              3   1   1   0     1   0   .400      Carew 2b              5   1   2   0     0   0   .307
D. Allen 1b           4   1   1   2     0   2   .339      Killebrew 1b          2   0   1   0     2   0   .247
Melton 3b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .291      Oliva dh              4   0   1   1     0   1   .277
Henderson cf          4   1   1   0     0   1   .296        Adams pr,dh         0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
Reichardt lf          3   1   2   2     0   0   .333      Darwin rf             4   0   0   0     0   4   .226
  H. Allen lf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Braun lf              3   1   2   2     1   1   .308
Herrmann c            3   0   1   0     1   0   .221      Thompson ss           4   1   1   0     0   2   .273
Orta 2b               4   0   0   0     0   1   .220      Mitterwald c          4   0   0   0     0   1   .263
Leon ss               3   0   0   0     0   1   .205      Terrell 3b            3   0   0   0     0   1   .182
Wood p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Holt ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .338
  Acosta p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Woodson p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Goltz p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   5   7   4     2   7             Totals               34   4   8   3     4  11

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance:  7,577
Left on Base: White Sox 3, Twins 7
DP: White Sox 1, Twins 1
Errors: D. Allen, Thompson
Doubles: Reichardt (2), Oliva (5)
Triples: Reichardt (1), Carew (3), Braun (3)
Home Runs: D. Allen (8), Braun (2)
GIDP: D. Allen (2), Oliva (3)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wood W(9-3)             7.2   8   4   3   3  10   1  33   1.89
Acosta SV(2)            1.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   5   2.08
Totals                  9     8   4   3   4  11   1  38

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Woodson L(2-2)          3     7   5   5   1   1   1  15   4.61
Goltz                   6     0   0   0   1   6   0  20   2.70
Totals                  9     7   5   5   2   7   1  35

Passed Balls: Herrmann (8)
Wild Pitches: Goltz (2)

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - John Rice


WHITE SOX 1ST: Jeter struck out; Kelly walked; D. Allen grounded
into a double play (second to first) [Kelly out at second]; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Hisle singled to center; Carew forced Hisle
(shortstop to second); Killebrew walked [Carew to second]; Oliva
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Killebrew out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Melton singled to left; Henderson flied out to
right; Reichardt doubled to left [Melton scored]; Herrmann
singled to right [Reichardt out at home (right to catcher)];
Orta grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Darwin struck out; Braun walked; Thompson forced
Braun (second to shortstop); Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Leon popped to second in foul territory; Jeter
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kelly singled to center; D.
Allen homered [Kelly scored]; Melton popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Terrell struck out; Hisle struck out; Carew tripled
to center; Killebrew walked; Oliva struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Henderson singled to right; Reichardt tripled to
left [Henderson scored]; GOLTZ REPLACED WOODSON (PITCHING);
Herrmann walked; Orta struck out; Goltz threw a wild pitch
[Reichardt scored, Herrmann to second]; Leon was called out on
strikes; Jeter struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5,
Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Darwin struck out; Braun homered; Thompson struck
out; Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Kelly flied out to left; D. Allen struck out;
Melton lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5,
Twins 1.

TWINS 5TH: Terrell flied out to right; Hisle grounded out (third
to first); Carew flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 5, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Henderson struck out; Reichardt reached on an
error by Thompson; Herrmann popped to third; Orta grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: H. ALLEN REPLACED REICHARDT (PLAYING LF); Killebrew
singled to left; Oliva forced Killebrew (shortstop to second);
Darwin struck out; Braun struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 5, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Leon grounded out (shortstop to first); Jeter
flied out to center; Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 7TH: Thompson singled to center; Mitterwald struck out;
Terrell grounded out (pitcher to first) [Thompson to third
(error by D. Allen)]; Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Thompson
scored (unearned)]; Hisle flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: D. Allen was called out on strikes; Melton flied
out to center; Henderson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 2.

TWINS 8TH: Carew singled to center; Killebrew flied out to
center; Oliva doubled to right [Carew scored]; ADAMS RAN FOR
OLIVA; Darwin was called out on strikes; Braun tripled to center
[Adams scored]; ACOSTA REPLACED WOOD (PITCHING); Thompson struck
out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: ADAMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); H. Allen flied
out to right; Herrmann popped to third; Orta grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 4.

TWINS 9TH: Mitterwald lined to third; HOLT BATTED FOR TERRELL;
Holt grounded out (second to first); Hisle walked; Carew popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 4.



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