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Wednesday April 27, 1977
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

The White Sox smashed five homers, but the blows failed to prevent a 10-9 loss to the Tigers, who countered with two circuit clouts including a grand slam by Jason Thompson. Richie Zisk started the White Sox slugging with a two-run blast in the first inning. Milt May homered for the Tigers in the second and Thompson hit his grand slam in the third when the Tigers erupted for seven runs to take an 8-3 lead.

Homers by Royle Stillman, Eric Soderholm and Chet Lemon helped the White Sox tie the score, but the Tigers loaded the bases in the sixth and got the winning blow from Steve Kemp, who singled to drive in two runs. The White Sox finished one run short after Oscar Gamble connected as a pinch-hitter in the eighth for their fifth homer of the game. The White Sox did better on June 18, 1974, smashing six in a game against the Indians. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 10, Chicago White Sox 9

Game Played on Wednesday, April 27, 1977 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

White Sox    2  0  1    2  1  2    0  1  0  -   9 11  0
Tigers       0  1  7    0  0  2    0  0  x  -  10 12  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .353      LeFlore cf            5   0   1   2     0   2   .217
Bannister ss          3   1   1   1     1   1   .292      Mankowski 3b          4   1   0   0     0   0   .286
Orta 2b               5   0   1   1     0   0   .309      Staub dh              5   2   2   0     0   0   .225
Zisk rf               5   1   2   2     0   1   .348      May c                 5   2   3   1     0   0   .365
Spencer 1b            4   1   2   0     0   1   .265      Thompson 1b           4   1   1   4     1   1   .262
Stillman dh           2   1   1   2     0   0   .240      Kemp lf               4   1   2   2     0   1   .230
  L. Johnson ph,dh    2   0   0   0     0   0   .143      Stanley rf            2   1   1   0     2   0   .316
Soderholm 3b          3   1   1   1     1   0   .323      Veryzer ss            4   1   1   1     0   0   .189
Lemon cf              3   1   1   1     0   0   .246      Scrivener 2b          2   1   1   0     2   0   .333
  Brohamer ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Bare p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hairston cf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250        Crawford p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Essian c              2   1   0   0     1   0   .371        Arroyo p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gamble ph           1   1   1   1     0   0   .161
  Downing c           0   0   0   0     0   0   .385
Barrios p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Martinez p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hamilton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Dal Canton p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   9  11   9     3   3             Totals               35  10  12  10     5   4

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance:  5,868
Left on Base: White Sox 4, Tigers 7
DP: White Sox 1, Tigers 1
Errors: May
Doubles: Garr (3), LeFlore (4)
Home Runs: Zisk (7), Stillman (2), Soderholm (5), Lemon (2), Gamble (2), May (1), Thompson (4)
Stolen Bases: Bannister (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Garr (1), Bannister (1)
GIDP: Brohamer (1), Stanley (1)
Hit by Pitch: Mankowski (1,by Barrios)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Barrios                 2.2   7   8   8   1   2   2  17   4.03
Martinez                0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3  10.80
Hamilton                1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   7.24
Dal Canton L(0-1)       4     4   2   2   3   1   0  18   2.77
Totals                  8    12  10  10   5   4   2  41

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bare                    4     5   6   6   2   1   2  19  10.67
Crawford                1     4   2   2   0   1   2   7   6.30
Arroyo W(1-2)           4     2   1   1   1   1   1  14   2.70
Totals                  9    11   9   9   3   3   5  40

Hit by Pitch: Barrios (1)

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Don Denkinger


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr flied out to right; Bannister walked; Orta
made an out to second; Zisk homered [Bannister scored]; Spencer
flied out to left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore struck out; Mankowski made an out to second;
Staub grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 2, Tigers 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Stillman grounded out (second to first);
Soderholm grounded out (second to first); Lemon grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: May homered; Thompson grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); Kemp grounded out (first to pitcher); Stanley
singled to shortstop; Veryzer flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Tigers 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Essian walked; Garr out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Essian to second]; Bannister singled to center
[Essian scored]; Orta popped to catcher in foul territory;
Bannister stole second [Bannister to third (error by May)]; Zisk
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Scrivener singled to left; LeFlore struck out;
Mankowski was hit by a pitch [Scrivener to second]; Staub
singled to right [Scrivener to third, Mankowski to second]; May
made an out to second; Thompson homered [Scrivener scored,
Mankowski scored, Staub scored]; Kemp singled to center; Stanley
walked [Kemp to second]; Veryzer singled to left [Kemp scored,
Stanley to second]; MARTINEZ REPLACED BARRIOS (PITCHING);
Scrivener walked [Stanley to third, Veryzer to second]; LeFlore
doubled to center [Stanley scored, Veryzer scored, Scrivener to
third]; Mankowski popped to catcher in foul territory; 7 R, 6 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 8.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Spencer singled to center; Stillman homered
[Spencer scored]; Soderholm flied out to right; Lemon grounded
out (first to pitcher); Essian grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Tigers 8.

TIGERS 4TH: HAMILTON REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); Staub flied
out to center; May grounded out (first to pitcher); Thompson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Tigers 8.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Garr doubled to center; CRAWFORD REPLACED BARE
(PITCHING); Bannister out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Garr to third]; Orta singled to center [Garr scored]; Zisk
singled to right [Orta to third]; Spencer struck out; L. JOHNSON
BATTED FOR STILLMAN; L. Johnson flied out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 6, Tigers 8.

TIGERS 5TH: L. JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); DAL CANTON
REPLACED HAMILTON (PITCHING); Kemp struck out; Stanley walked;
Veryzer grounded out (pitcher to first) [Stanley to second];
Scrivener walked; LeFlore forced Scrivener (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 6, Tigers 8.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Soderholm homered; Lemon homered; ARROYO REPLACED
CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Essian grounded out (second to first); Garr
flied out to center; Bannister popped to first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 8, Tigers 8.

TIGERS 6TH: Mankowski flied out to center; Staub singled to
third; May singled to center [Staub to second]; Thompson walked
[Staub to third, May to second]; Kemp singled to right [Staub
scored, May scored, Thompson to third]; Stanley grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Kemp out at second]; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 8, Tigers 10.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Orta grounded out (shortstop to first); Zisk
grounded out (shortstop to first); Spencer singled to second; L.
Johnson forced Spencer (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 8, Tigers 10.

TIGERS 7TH: Veryzer grounded out (shortstop to first); Scrivener
grounded out (third to first); LeFlore grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 8, Tigers 10.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Soderholm walked; BROHAMER BATTED FOR LEMON;
Brohamer grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Soderholm out at second]; GAMBLE BATTED FOR ESSIAN;
Gamble homered; Garr flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 9, Tigers 10.

TIGERS 8TH: HAIRSTON REPLACED BROHAMER (PLAYING CF); DOWNING
REPLACED GAMBLE (PLAYING C ); Mankowski grounded out (third to
first); Staub made an out to second; May singled to right;
Thompson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 9, Tigers 10.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Bannister struck out; Orta flied out to center;
Zisk grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 9, Tigers 10.



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