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Thursday May 5, 1977
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George Brett cracked two doubles off his pitching brother, Ken Brett, to help the Royals defeat the White Sox, 6-5. Amos Otis and Al Cowens had homers for the Royals. After his first double in the fifth inning, Brett stole third and scored on a single by Hal McRae. With the game tied, 4-4, in the sixth, Joe Zdeb singled, Fred Patek was safe on an error and Buck Martinez singled to drive in Zdeb. Brett's second double then scored Patek with what proved to be the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 6, Chicago White Sox 5

Game Played on Thursday, May 5, 1977 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

White Sox    1  0  0    2  1  0    1  0  0  -   5 10  1
Royals       1  0  1    1  1  2    0  0  x  -   6 11  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bannister ss          5   1   3   1     0   1   .326      Brett 3b              5   1   2   1     0   1   .330
Orta 2b               4   0   0   0     1   0   .282      McRae dh              5   1   2   1     0   1   .343
Zisk rf               5   1   1   0     0   0   .313      Otis cf               3   1   2   2     1   0   .264
Soderholm dh          4   1   3   1     0   0   .346      Mayberry 1b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .232
Spencer 1b            4   0   0   1     0   2   .250      Cowens rf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .289
Lemon cf              3   0   1   1     0   0   .293      Zdeb lf               1   1   1   0     2   0   .273
Downing lf            2   0   0   0     1   0   .294        Poquette ph,lf      1   0   0   0     0   0   .388
  Gamble ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .267      Patek ss              4   1   1   0     0   0   .301
  L. Johnson ph       1   0   0   0     0   1   .136      Martinez c            4   0   1   1     0   0   .238
  Nordhagen lf        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      White 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .205
Essian c              3   1   1   0     1   0   .304      Splittorff p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Brohamer 3b           2   1   1   0     1   1   .214        Bird p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hairston ph         0   0   0   0     1   0   .250        Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Nordbrook 3b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .375        Littell p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Brett p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Dal Canton p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   5  10   4     5   5             Totals               35   6  11   6     3   4

Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 10,888
Left on Base: White Sox 9, Royals 8
DP: White Sox 0, Royals 0
Errors: Brohamer, Splittorff
Doubles: Soderholm 2 (4), Brohamer (2), Zisk (5), Brett 2 (9)
Triples: McRae (3)
Home Runs: Otis (4), Cowens (3)
Stolen Bases: Brett (3), Otis (3), White (4)
Caught Stealing: Lemon (2), Otis (2), Zdeb (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Soderholm (2), Lemon (3), Spencer (1)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Brett L(3-2)            5.2  10   6   5   2   1   2  28   5.73
Dal Canton              2.1   1   0   0   1   3   0  10   2.35
Totals                  8    11   6   5   3   4   2  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Splittorff              3.2   5   3   2   4   2   0  20   4.08
Bird W(2-0)             3     5   2   2   0   0   0  13   4.20
Hall                    0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3   0.00
Littell SV(4)           1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5   2.30
Totals                  9    10   5   4   5   5   0  41

Passed Balls: Essian (2)

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


WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister singled to left; Orta walked [Bannister
to second]; Zisk flied out to center [Bannister to third, Orta
to second]; Soderholm hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bannister
scored]; Spencer popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Brett grounded out (second to first); McRae flied
out to left; Otis hit an inside the park homer to right;
Mayberry popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
1, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Lemon grounded out (pitcher to first); Downing
walked; Essian walked [Downing to second]; Brohamer struck out;
Bannister grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Cowens grounded out (first unassisted); Zdeb walked;
Patek singled to right [Zdeb to second]; Martinez flied out to
left; White flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox
1, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Orta popped to shortstop; Zisk grounded out
(third to first); Soderholm singled to right; Spencer struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Brett grounded out (second to first); McRae tripled
to center; Otis singled to left [McRae scored]; Otis was picked
off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop);
Mayberry struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals
2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Lemon singled to center; Lemon was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to second to first);
Downing popped to first in foul territory; Essian singled;
Brohamer walked [Essian to second]; Bannister singled to left
[Essian scored, Brohamer to second]; Orta reached on an error by
Splittorff [Brohamer scored (unearned) (no RBI), Bannister to
second]; BIRD REPLACED SPLITTORFF (PITCHING); Zisk forced Orta
(shortstop to second); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox
3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Cowens homered; Zdeb walked; Zdeb was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Patek
popped to second; Martinez flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 3.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Soderholm doubled to left; Spencer flied out to
center [Soderholm to third]; Lemon hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Soderholm scored]; Downing grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: White flied out to right; Brett doubled to right;
Brett stole third; McRae singled to center [Brett scored]; Otis
flied out to right; Mayberry flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Essian popped to second; Brohamer doubled to
right; Bannister singled to left [Brohamer out at home (left to
catcher), Bannister to second (on throw to home)]; Orta flied
out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Cowens lined to center; Zdeb singled to center;
Patek reached on an error by Brohamer [Zdeb to second]; Martinez
singled to left [Zdeb scored, Patek to second]; White flied out
to center [Patek to third]; Brett doubled to right [Patek scored
(unearned), Martinez to third]; DAL CANTON REPLACED BRETT
(PITCHING); McRae struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
White Sox 4, Royals 6.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Zisk doubled to center; Soderholm doubled to left
[Zisk to third]; Spencer lined out on a sacrifice fly to right
[Zisk scored, Soderholm to third]; Lemon grounded out (third to
first); GAMBLE BATTED FOR DOWNING; HALL REPLACED BIRD
(PITCHING); L. JOHNSON BATTED FOR GAMBLE; L. Johnson struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Royals 6.

ROYALS 7TH: NORDHAGEN REPLACED L. JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); Otis
walked; Otis stole second; Mayberry grounded out (second to
first) [Otis to third]; Cowens struck out; POQUETTE BATTED FOR
ZDEB; Poquette grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Royals 6.

WHITE SOX 8TH: POQUETTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Essian
flied out to left; HAIRSTON BATTED FOR BROHAMER; Hairston
walked; LITTELL REPLACED HALL (PITCHING); Bannister struck out;
Orta grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 5, Royals 6.

ROYALS 8TH: NORDBROOK REPLACED HAIRSTON (PLAYING 3B); Patek
flied out to center; Martinez grounded out (shortstop to first);
White singled to center; White stole second; Brett struck out
but White advanced to third and Brett advanced to first on a
passed ball; McRae forced Brett (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 5, Royals 6.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Zisk popped to catcher in foul territory;
Soderholm grounded out (second to first); Spencer struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Royals 6.



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