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Saturday April 23, 1977
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A wild throw by catcher Wayne Nordhagen, attempting to cut off a base thief, enabled the Athletics to score the deciding run in a 3-2 victory over the White Sox. Manny Sanguillen drove in the A's first run with a single in the sixth inning and accounted for the second marker with another single in the eighth. After taking second base on the throw to the plate, Sanguillen gave way to pinch-runner Matt Alexander, who stole third and came home on Nordhagen's error. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 3, Chicago White Sox 2

Game Played on Saturday, April 23, 1977 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   2 10  2
A's          0  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  x  -   3  6  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hairston lf,cf        3   1   0   0     2   2   .250      North cf              2   1   0   0     1   0   .268
Bannister 2b,ss       5   0   4   0     0   0   .333      Page lf               3   0   1   0     0   0   .358
Zisk rf               3   0   1   0     2   0   .326      Sanguillen dh         4   0   2   2     0   0   .255
Soderholm 3b          5   0   1   2     0   0   .326        Alexander pr,dh     0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
Spencer 1b            5   0   2   0     0   0   .255      Allen 1b              2   0   1   0     2   0   .326
L. Johnson dh         3   0   0   0     0   1   .133        Scott pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .214
  Garr ph,dh          2   0   0   0     0   0   .345        Armas rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .189
Lemon cf              1   0   0   0     2   0   .205      Gross 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .255
  Stillman ph,lf      1   0   0   0     0   0   .308      E. Williams c         3   0   1   0     0   0   .211
Essian c              2   0   0   0     1   0   .391        Newman c            1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Gamble ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .138      Mallory rf,1b         3   0   1   0     0   1   .333
  Nordhagen c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Lintz 2b              3   0   0   0     0   2   .111
Nordbrook ss          2   0   1   0     0   0   .200      Picciolo ss           2   1   0   0     1   0   .196
  Downing ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .400      Umbarger p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Orta 2b             1   1   1   0     0   0   .306        Langford p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Giusti p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hamilton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   2  10   2     7   3             Totals               26   3   6   2     5   4

Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance:  5,254
Left on Base: White Sox 13, A's 6
DP: White Sox 1, A's 3
Errors: Nordhagen 2, Gross
Doubles: Bannister (2), Page (6)
Stolen Bases: Nordbrook (1), Alexander (4), Scott (4)
Caught Stealing: Mallory (1)
Sacrifice Hits: North (1), Page (1)
GIDP: Essian (1), Soderholm (3), L. Johnson (2)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone L(1-2)            7.1   6   3   2   4   4   0  30   2.22
LaGrow                  0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   1.35
Hamilton                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   7.88
Totals                  8     6   3   2   5   4   0  33

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Umbarger W(1-2)         6.1   6   0   0   5   3   0  28   4.15
Langford                1.2   3   2   2   2   0   0  10   3.29
Giusti SV(3)            1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.09
Totals                  9    10   2   2   7   3   0  42

Wild Pitches: Umbarger (2)

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Terry Cooney


WHITE SOX 1ST: Hairston was called out on strikes; Bannister
singled to left; Zisk walked [Bannister to second]; Soderholm
forced Bannister (third unassisted) [Zisk to second]; Spencer
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: North flied out to center; Page flied out to
center; Sanguillen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: L. Johnson flied out to left; Lemon walked;
Essian grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Lemon out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Allen walked; Gross struck out; E. Williams lined
into a double play (second to first) [Allen out at first]; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Nordbrook singled to shortstop; Nordbrook stole
second; Hairston flied out to right; Bannister grounded out
(shortstop to first); Zisk flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Mallory struck out; Lintz grounded out (pitcher
to first); Picciolo flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Soderholm flied out to left; Spencer singled to
center; L. Johnson struck out; Lemon walked [Spencer to second];
Umbarger threw a wild pitch [Spencer to third, Lemon to second];
Essian was walked intentionally; Nordbrook flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: North grounded out (second to first); Page
doubled to center; Sanguillen flied out to left; Allen flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Hairston struck out; Bannister singled to left;
Zisk singled to left [Bannister to second]; Soderholm grounded
into a double play (third to first) [Bannister out at third]; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Gross lined to right; E. Williams singled to
shortstop; Mallory made an out to third; Lintz struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Spencer singled to right; L. Johnson grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Spencer out
at second]; Lemon reached on an error by Gross [Lemon to first];
Essian grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Picciolo walked; North out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Picciolo to second]; Page flied out to
right; Sanguillen singled to center [Picciolo scored]; Allen
singled to right [Sanguillen to second]; Gross walked
[Sanguillen to third, Allen to second]; E. Williams made an out
to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: DOWNING BATTED FOR NORDBROOK; Downing flied out
to center; Hairston walked; LANGFORD REPLACED UMBARGER
(PITCHING); Bannister doubled to left [Hairston to third]; Zisk
was walked intentionally; Soderholm made an out to second;
Spencer lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: ORTA REPLACED DOWNING (PLAYING 2B); BANNISTER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); On a bunt Mallory singled to
first; Mallory was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Lintz was called out on strikes; Picciolo grounded
out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Athletics 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: NEWMAN REPLACED E. WILLIAMS (PLAYING C ); GARR
BATTED FOR L. JOHNSON; Garr grounded out (second to first);
STILLMAN BATTED FOR LEMON; Stillman grounded out (first to
pitcher); GAMBLE BATTED FOR ESSIAN; Gamble flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: STILLMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HAIRSTON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); NORDHAGEN REPLACED GAMBLE
(PLAYING C ); North walked; Page out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [North to second]; Sanguillen singled to
center [North scored]; LAGROW REPLACED STONE (PITCHING);
ALEXANDER RAN FOR SANGUILLEN; Alexander stole second [Alexander
to third (error by Nordhagen)]; Allen walked; HAMILTON REPLACED
LAGROW (PITCHING); SCOTT RAN FOR ALLEN; Scott stole second
[Alexander scored (error by Nordhagen) (unearned), Scott to
third]; Gross grounded out (first unassisted); Newman popped to
third in foul territory; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
0, Athletics 3.

WHITE SOX 9TH: ALEXANDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); ARMAS
REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING RF); MALLORY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); Orta singled to left; Hairston walked [Orta to second];
Bannister singled to left [Orta to third, Hairston to second];
GIUSTI REPLACED LANGFORD (PITCHING); Zisk made an out to
shortstop; Soderholm singled to center [Orta scored, Hairston
scored, Bannister to second]; Spencer flied out to right; Garr
forced Soderholm (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
White Sox 2, Athletics 3.



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