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Friday May 20, 1977
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Appearing in the batting order as the designated hitter, Tim Corcoran homered with a man on base in the eighth inning for his first major league hit to clinch the Tigers' 7-4 victory over the White Sox. Steve Kemp opened the Tigers' scoring with a two-run homer in the first inning. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 7, Chicago White Sox 4

Game Played on Friday, May 20, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Tigers       2  1  0    0  1  0    1  2  0  -   7 15  0
White Sox    0  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
LeFlore cf            3   1   1   0     0   0   .238      Garr lf               4   1   1   2     0   0   .271
  May c               2   0   1   0     0   0   .296      Bannister ss          4   1   3   1     0   0   .321
Fuentes 2b            5   0   3   1     0   0   .309      Orta 2b               4   0   1   1     0   0   .306
Wockenfuss c,rf       5   1   1   0     0   0   .233      Zisk rf               2   0   0   0     2   0   .309
Kemp lf               4   1   3   2     0   0   .295      L. Johnson dh         3   0   1   0     0   2   .211
Thompson 1b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .246        Gamble ph,dh        1   0   0   0     0   0   .297
Stanley rf,cf         4   2   2   0     0   0   .268      Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .266
Corcoran dh           4   1   1   2     0   0   .143      Lemon cf              4   1   1   0     0   1   .315
Mankowski 3b          4   1   2   1     0   1   .352      Soderholm 3b          4   0   1   0     0   1   .336
Veryzer ss            4   0   1   1     0   0   .179      Essian c              2   1   0   0     1   0   .278
Roberts p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Stillman ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .216
  Foucault 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
                                                            Hamilton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   7  15   7     0   2             Totals               33   4   8   4     3   5

Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 17,225
Left on Base: Tigers 5, White Sox 5
DP: Tigers 2, White Sox 0
Doubles: Stanley (2), LeFlore (5), Fuentes (5), Lemon (11), Garr (6), Bannister (6), Orta (5)
Home Runs: Kemp (6), Corcoran (1)
Caught Stealing: Mankowski (1)
GIDP: Orta (1)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Roberts                 4.2   7   4   4   3   2   0  22   4.22
Foucault W(3-1)         4.1   1   0   0   0   3   0  14   1.83
Totals                  9     8   4   4   3   5   0  36

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Brett L(5-3)            6.2  12   5   5   0   0   1  29   4.92
Dal Canton              0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.30
Hamilton                2     3   2   2   0   2   1   9   5.48
Totals                  9    15   7   7   0   2   2  39

Wild Pitches: Brett (1), Dal Canton (1)

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Lou DiMuro


TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore flied to right; Fuentes flied to center;
Wockenfuss singled to left; Kemp homered [Wockenfuss scored];
Thompson flied to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, White
Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr flied to left in foul territory; Bannister
singled to third; Orta grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Bannister out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 2, White Sox 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley doubled to left; Corcoran flied to left in
foul territory; Mankowski singled to center [Stanley scored];
Mankowski was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Veryzer flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, White
Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk walked; L. Johnson singled to left [Zisk to
second]; Spencer flied to right [Zisk to third]; Lemon lined
into a double play (first unassisted) [L. Johnson out at first];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, White Sox 0.

TIGERS 3RD: LeFlore flied to right; Fuentes flied to left;
Wockenfuss popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Soderholm grounded out (third to first); On a
bunt Essian grounded out (third to first); Garr flied to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, White Sox 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Kemp singled to center; Thompson flied to left;
Stanley flied to center; Corcoran flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 3, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Bannister singled to center; Orta popped to
shortstop; Zisk flied to left; L. Johnson struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, White Sox 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Mankowski flied to right; Veryzer grounded out
(shortstop to first); LeFlore doubled to center; Fuentes singled
to center [LeFlore scored, Fuentes out at second (center to
second)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 4, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Spencer flied to left; Lemon doubled to left;
Soderholm was called out on strikes; Essian walked; Garr doubled
to right [Lemon scored, Essian scored]; Bannister doubled to
left [Garr scored]; Orta doubled to center [Bannister scored];
Zisk was walked intentionally; FOUCAULT REPLACED ROBERTS
(PITCHING); L. Johnson was called out on strikes; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Tigers 4, White Sox 4.

TIGERS 6TH: Wockenfuss popped to catcher in foul territory; Kemp
singled to second; Thompson flied to center; Stanley flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 4, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: MAY REPLACED LEFLORE (PLAYING C ); WOCKENFUSS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); STANLEY CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING CF); Spencer lined to third; Lemon grounded out (third
to first); Soderholm grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 4, White Sox 4.

TIGERS 7TH: Corcoran flied to center; Mankowski singled to
right; Brett threw a wild pitch [Mankowski to second]; Veryzer
singled to left [Mankowski scored]; May was credited with a
single when a runner was hit by the batted ball [Veryzer out at
second (first unassisted)]; Fuentes singled to left [May to
second]; DAL CANTON REPLACED BRETT (PITCHING); Dal Canton threw
a wild pitch [May to third, Fuentes to second]; Wockenfuss
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5,
White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Essian grounded out (shortstop to first); Garr
flied to center; Bannister popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 5, White Sox 4.

TIGERS 8TH: HAMILTON REPLACED DAL CANTON (PITCHING); Kemp
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thompson struck out; Stanley
singled to left; Corcoran homered [Stanley scored]; Mankowski
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 7, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Orta popped to third in foul territory; Zisk
grounded out (third to first); GAMBLE BATTED FOR L. JOHNSON;
Gamble flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 7, White
Sox 4.

TIGERS 9TH: GAMBLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Veryzer grounded
out (shortstop to first); May flied to left; Fuentes doubled to
center; Wockenfuss grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 7, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Spencer popped to second; Lemon was called out on
strikes; Soderholm singled to center; STILLMAN BATTED FOR
ESSIAN; Stillman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 7, White Sox 4.



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