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Friday April 15, 1977
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A five-run rally in the sixth inning enabled the White Sox to defeat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The Blue Jays also had a five-run inning, scoring in the second. The White Sox came back with two in the third on a single by Chet Lemon, triple by Jim Essian and single by Royle Stillman before their uprising in the sixth. After Jim Spencer, Lemon and Alan Bannister contributed doubles to help tie the score, Stillman accounted for the winning margin with a two-run single. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto Blue Jays 5

Game Played on Friday, April 15, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Blue Jays    0  5  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  1
White Sox    0  0  2    0  0  5    0  0  x  -   7 15  2


Blue Jays            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garcia 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .212      Bannister ss          5   1   2   1     0   0   .292
Mason ss              5   0   0   1     0   0   .150      Stillman lf           5   0   3   3     0   0   .600
A. Woods lf           2   0   1   1     0   1   .316      Orta 2b               5   0   2   0     0   0   .292
  Bailor lf           3   0   2   0     0   0   .385      Zisk rf               3   1   1   0     1   0   .364
Fairly dh             2   1   0   0     2   1   .250      Spencer 1b            4   1   2   1     0   0   .269
Ault 1b               4   1   1   0     0   1   .323      Gamble dh             4   0   1   1     0   0   .167
Ewing rf              4   1   1   1     0   0   .273      Soderholm 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .292
McKay 3b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .286      Lemon cf              4   2   2   0     0   1   .174
G. Woods cf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .219      Essian c              3   2   2   1     1   0   .625
Ashby c               3   1   1   1     1   0   .353      Knapp p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Hargan p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Barrios p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hartenstein p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   5   8   5     3   4             Totals               37   7  15   7     2   1

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 10,840
Left on Base: Blue Jays 7, White Sox 8
DP: Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0
Errors: Ashby, Orta, Soderholm
Doubles: Bailor (2), Spencer (3), Lemon (2), Bannister (1)
Triples: Essian (1)
Caught Stealing: Bailor (1)
GIDP: Soderholm (1)
Hit by Pitch: Garcia (1,by Knapp)


Blue Jays              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hargan                  5     8   4   4   1   1   0  23   4.91
Johnson L(1-1)          0.2   4   3   3   1   0   0   6   9.00
Hartenstein             2.1   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   0.00
Totals                  8    15   7   7   2   1   0  39

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Knapp                   1.1   3   5   2   1   2   0  10   4.26
Barrios W(1-0)          7.2   5   0   0   2   2   0  29   1.69
Totals                  9     8   5   2   3   4   0  39

Passed Balls: Ashby (1)
Hit by Pitch: Knapp (1)
Wild Pitches: Hargan (1)

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Marty Springstead


BLUE JAYS 1ST: Garcia struck out; Mason grounded out (second to
first); A. Woods struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 0,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister grounded out (third to first); Stillman
grounded out (second to first); Orta singled to center; Zisk
singled to center [Orta out at third (center to third)]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Fairly walked; Ault reached on an error by Orta
[Fairly to third]; Ewing singled to right [Fairly scored, Ault
to third]; McKay flied out to left; G. Woods singled to center
[Ault scored (unearned), Ewing to second]; Ashby singled to
center [Ewing scored, G. Woods to third]; Garcia was hit by a
pitch [Ashby to second]; BARRIOS REPLACED KNAPP (PITCHING);
Mason forced Garcia (shortstop to second) [G. Woods scored
(unearned), Ashby to third]; A. Woods singled to center [Ashby
scored (unearned), Mason to third]; Fairly struck out; 5 R (2
ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Spencer flied out to center; Gamble grounded out
(second to first); Soderholm flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 0.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Ault singled to right; Ewing forced Ault (pitcher
to shortstop); McKay forced Ewing (second to shortstop); G.
Woods singled to right [McKay to second]; Ashby walked [McKay to
third, G. Woods to second]; Garcia popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: BAILOR REPLACED A. WOODS (PLAYING LF); Lemon
singled to center; Essian tripled to right [Lemon scored];
Bannister made an out to second; Stillman singled to left
[Essian scored]; Orta flied out to left; Zisk grounded out
(third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox
2.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Mason grounded out (second to first); Bailor
singled to left; Bailor was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Fairly walked; Ault grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Spencer singled to right; Gamble flied out to
center; Soderholm flied out to right; Lemon struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: Ewing grounded out (shortstop to first); McKay
grounded out (first to pitcher); G. Woods grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White
Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Essian singled to right; Bannister lined to
center; Stillman flied out to right; Orta flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); Garcia
flied out to center; Mason grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Zisk walked; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Zisk to
second]; Hargan threw a wild pitch [Zisk to third]; Spencer
doubled to right [Zisk scored]; JOHNSON REPLACED HARGAN
(PITCHING); Gamble singled to right [Spencer scored]; Soderholm
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Gamble out at
second]; Lemon doubled to right; Essian walked; Bannister
doubled to right [Lemon scored, Essian to third]; Stillman
singled to right [Essian scored, Bannister scored, Stillman to
second (error by Ashby)]; HARTENSTEIN REPLACED JOHNSON
(PITCHING); Orta singled to third [Stillman to third]; Zisk
popped to second in foul territory; 5 R, 6 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Blue
Jays 5, White Sox 7.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: Bailor doubled to left [Bailor to third (error by
Soderholm)]; Fairly flied out to center; Ault was called out on
strikes; Ewing flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Blue
Jays 5, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Spencer grounded out (second to first); Gamble
grounded out (third to first); Soderholm grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 7.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: McKay grounded out (first to pitcher); G. Woods
flied out to center; Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Lemon flied out to left; Essian flied out to
right; Bannister singled to left; Stillman singled to center
[Bannister to second]; Orta flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 7.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: Garcia popped to third in foul territory; Mason
grounded out (second to first); Bailor lined to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, White Sox 7.



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