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Saturday April 16, 1977
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A pass to Jerry Hairston with the bases loaded in the ninth inning handed the White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays and extended their winning streak to four games. Steve Stone held the Jays to three hits, but Bob Bailor tied the score with a homer in the eighth.

An error by Pete Vuckovich, pitching in relief for Toronto, enabled Jim Spencer to reach base in the ninth. Oscar Gamble bunted into a forceout, but Eric Soderholm beat out an infield hit. Chet Lemon walked to load the bases and Hairston then drew a pass, forcing in Gamble. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2

Game Played on Saturday, April 16, 1977 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Blue Jays    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  3  2
White Sox    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  7  2


Blue Jays            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garcia 2b             2   0   1   0     1   0   .229      Bannister ss          4   1   2   1     0   0   .321
Mason ss              4   0   0   0     0   0   .125      Stillman lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Bailor lf             3   1   1   1     0   0   .375      Orta 2b               4   0   2   1     0   0   .321
Fairly dh             4   0   0   0     0   1   .188      Zisk rf               4   0   0   0     0   2   .308
Ault 1b               3   0   0   0     1   0   .294      Spencer 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .267
McKay 3b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Gamble dh             3   1   1   0     1   0   .190
G. Woods cf           2   1   0   0     2   1   .206      Soderholm 3b          3   0   1   0     1   1   .296
Ashby c               4   0   0   0     0   0   .286      Lemon cf              2   1   0   0     2   0   .160
Bowling rf            3   0   1   1     1   2   .167      Essian c              3   0   0   0     0   1   .455
Jefferson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hairston ph         0   0   0   1     1   0   .000
  Vuckovich p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               29   2   3   2     5   4             Totals               31   3   7   3     5   4

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance:  7,467
Left on Base: Blue Jays 7, White Sox 8
DP: Blue Jays 2, White Sox 1
Errors: Jefferson, Vuckovich, Soderholm, Essian
Doubles: Garcia (2)
Home Runs: Bailor (1)
Stolen Bases: Bowling (1), Bailor (1)
Caught Stealing: G. Woods (1), Orta (1)
GIDP: Mason (1), Stillman (1)
Hit by Pitch: Garcia (2,by Stone), Bailor (1,by Stone)


Blue Jays              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jefferson               7.1   6   2   2   3   3   0  30   2.57
Vuckovich L(0-1)        1     1   1   0   2   1   0   6   0.00
Totals                  8.1   7   3   2   5   4   0  36

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone W(1-1)            9     3   2   2   5   4   1  36   2.12
Totals                  9     3   2   2   5   4   1  36

Hit by Pitch: Stone 2 (2)

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


BLUE JAYS 1ST: Garcia walked; Mason grounded out (first
unassisted) [Garcia to second]; Bailor popped to catcher in foul
territory; Fairly flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister made an out to shortstop; Stillman
popped to third in foul territory; Orta grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Ault walked; McKay forced Ault (third to second);
G. Woods was called out on strikes; Ashby made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk grounded out (shortstop to first); Spencer
made an out to third; Gamble walked; Soderholm flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Bowling struck out; Garcia doubled to left; Mason
reached on a fielder's choice [Garcia out at third (pitcher to
shortstop)]; Bailor grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Lemon walked; Essian grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Lemon to second]; Bannister singled to left [Lemon
scored, Bannister to second (on throw to home)]; Stillman
grounded out (first unassisted); Orta singled to left [Bannister
scored]; Zisk was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Fairly flied out to right; Ault grounded out
(catcher unassisted); McKay made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Spencer grounded out (first unassisted); Gamble
singled to center; Gamble was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Jefferson [Gamble to second]; Soderholm walked;
Lemon made an out to shortstop; Essian was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: G. Woods walked; Ashby grounded out (second to
first) [G. Woods to second]; Bowling singled to center [G. Woods
scored]; Bowling stole second; Garcia was hit by a pitch; Mason
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Garcia out at
second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Bannister singled to left; Stillman grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Bannister out at
second]; Orta flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue
Jays 1, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: Bailor was hit by a pitch; Bailor stole second
[Bailor to third (error by Essian)]; Fairly struck out; Ault
flied out to center; McKay made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Zisk flied out to center; Spencer singled to
right; Gamble flied out to center; Soderholm struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: G. Woods reached on an error by Soderholm; Ashby
flied out to center; G. Woods was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Bowling walked; Garcia popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Lemon lined to shortstop; Essian grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bannister flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: Mason flied out to left; Bailor homered; Fairly
grounded out (pitcher to first); Ault grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Stillman grounded out (first unassisted); Orta
singled to right; VUCKOVICH REPLACED JEFFERSON (PITCHING); Zisk
struck out while Orta was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: McKay grounded out (pitcher to first); G. Woods
walked; Ashby flied out to center; Bowling was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Spencer reached on an error by Vuckovich (assist
by Ault); On a bunt Gamble forced Spencer (catcher to
shortstop); Soderholm singled to third [Gamble to second]; Lemon
walked [Gamble to third, Soderholm to second]; HAIRSTON BATTED
FOR ESSIAN; Hairston walked [Gamble scored (unearned), Soderholm
to third, Lemon to second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Blue
Jays 2, White Sox 3.



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