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Saturday July 2, 1977
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Jim Spencer batted in eight runs in a game for the second time this season and powered the White Sox to a 13-8 victory over the Twins. Spencer started his slugging with a grand slam in the fourth after Bill Butler, the Twins' starter, had walked three batters to load the bases.

After accounting for another RBI with a single in the sixth, Spencer capped his big day by hitting a homer with two men on base in the eighth during a seven-run outburst by the White Sox. All seven runs were scored as the result of two Twins' errors. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 13, Minnesota Twins 8

Game Played on Saturday, July 2, 1977 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Twins        0  2  0    0  3  0    0  2  1  -   8 11  3
White Sox    0  0  0    4  1  1    0  7  x  -  13 13  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bostock cf            4   1   2   0     0   0   .331      Bannister ss          4   3   1   0     1   0   .301
Smalley ss            5   1   1   0     0   2   .228      Orta 2b               4   2   2   3     1   0   .277
Carew 1b              2   0   0   0     3   0   .408      Zisk rf               4   0   2   1     0   1   .289
Wynegar c             3   1   1   2     2   0   .268      L. Johnson dh         5   1   1   1     0   1   .322
Hisle lf              5   0   1   2     0   2   .308      Lemon cf              3   3   2   0     2   0   .297
Adams dh              4   2   3   0     1   0   .371      Spencer 1b            5   2   3   8     0   0   .267
Ford rf               3   1   0   2     0   1   .231      Soderholm 3b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .296
Cubbage 3b            5   1   2   1     0   2   .278      Garr lf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .270
Wilfong 2b            5   1   1   1     0   0   .264      Essian c              3   1   1   0     1   0   .309
Butler p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Kucek p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        B. Johnson p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  T. Johnson p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  D. Johnson p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   8  11   8     6   7             Totals               36  13  13  13     5   3

Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 26,957
Left on Base: Twins 10, White Sox 6
DP: Twins 1, White Sox 0
Errors: Ford, Cubbage, T. Johnson
Doubles: Hisle (20), Adams (7), Bannister (14)
Triples: Lemon (2)
Home Runs: Spencer 2 (11)
Caught Stealing: Garr (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Bostock (1), Soderholm (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Ford (3), Zisk (5)
GIDP: Spencer (4)
Hit by Pitch: Ford (5,by Kucek)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  4     1   4   4   4   2   1  16   6.38
Burgmeier               0.2   4   1   1   0   0   0   5   3.40
T. Johnson L(9-3)       3     5   5   1   1   1   0  18   2.57
D. Johnson              0.1   3   3   3   0   0   1   4   5.08
Totals                  8    13  13   6*  5   3   2  43

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kucek                   4.1   6   5   5   3   4   0  23  10.38
B. Johnson              3.1   4   2   2   3   2   0  17   3.98
LaGrow W(4-1)           1.1   1   1   1   0   1   0   5   1.88
Totals                  9    11   8   8   6   7   0  45

Hit by Pitch: Kucek (1)
Wild Pitches: T. Johnson (8), LaGrow (5)

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


TWINS 1ST: Bostock grounded out (second to first); Smalley
grounded out (pitcher to first); Carew walked; Wynegar popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister flied out to left; Orta grounded out
(shortstop to first); Zisk was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, White Sox 0.

TWINS 2ND: Hisle struck out; Adams singled to right; Ford was
hit by a pitch [Adams to second]; Cubbage singled to center
[Adams scored, Ford to third]; Wilfong forced Cubbage (second to
shortstop) [Ford scored]; Bostock grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

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

TWINS 3RD: Smalley struck out; Carew grounded out (first to
pitcher); Wynegar walked; Hisle forced Wynegar (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Soderholm was called out on strikes; Garr flied
out to center; Essian grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

TWINS 4TH: Adams singled to center; Ford was called out on
strikes; Cubbage struck out; Wilfong grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Bannister walked; Orta walked [Bannister to
second]; Zisk flied out to right; L. Johnson flied out to
center; Lemon walked [Bannister to third, Orta to second];
Spencer homered [Bannister scored, Orta scored, Lemon scored];
Soderholm popped to third in foul territory; 4 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 4.

TWINS 5TH: On a bunt Bostock singled to first; Smalley singled
[Bostock to second]; Carew popped to shortstop; Wynegar walked
[Bostock to third, Smalley to second]; Hisle doubled to left
[Bostock scored, Smalley scored, Wynegar to third]; B. JOHNSON
REPLACED KUCEK (PITCHING); Adams was walked intentionally; Ford
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wynegar scored, Hisle to third];
Cubbage was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
5, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 5TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Garr
singled to right; Garr was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Essian popped to second; Bannister doubled to right;
Orta singled to center [Bannister scored]; Zisk singled to left
[Orta to third]; T. JOHNSON REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); L.
Johnson struck out; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 5, White Sox 5.

TWINS 6TH: Wilfong flied out to center; Bostock singled to
center; Smalley flied out to center; Carew walked [Bostock to
second]; Wynegar popped to catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
5, White Sox 5.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Lemon tripled to center; Spencer singled [Lemon
scored]; Soderholm out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Spencer to second]; Garr flied out to left; Essian walked;
Bannister flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 5,
White Sox 6.

TWINS 7TH: Hisle grounded out (pitcher to first); Adams flied
out to center; Ford flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 5, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Orta grounded out (shortstop to first); Zisk
singled to center; L. Johnson flied out to center; Lemon reached
on an error by Cubbage [Zisk to second]; Spencer grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 5, White Sox 6.

TWINS 8TH: Cubbage singled to left; Wilfong singled to right
[Cubbage to second]; Bostock out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Cubbage to third, Wilfong to second]; Smalley struck
out; Carew was walked intentionally; Wynegar singled to center
[Cubbage scored, Wilfong scored, Carew to third]; LAGROW
REPLACED B. JOHNSON (PITCHING); Hisle was called out on strikes;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Soderholm flied out to center; Garr reached on an
error by T. Johnson; Essian singled [Garr to second]; Bannister
reached on an error by Ford [Garr to third, Essian to second];
Orta singled to right [Garr scored (unearned), Essian scored
(unearned), Bannister to third, Orta to second (on throw to
home)]; Zisk hit a sacrifice fly to left [Bannister scored
(unearned)]; T. Johnson threw a wild pitch [Orta to third]; D.
JOHNSON REPLACED T. JOHNSON (PITCHING); L. Johnson singled to
left [Orta scored (unearned)]; Lemon singled to right [L.
Johnson to third]; Spencer homered (unearned, but earned for the
pitcher) [L. Johnson scored (unearned, but earned for the
pitcher), Lemon scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)];
Soderholm flied out to center; 7 R (3 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 7, White Sox 13.

TWINS 9TH: Adams doubled to right; LaGrow threw a wild pitch
[Adams to third]; Ford grounded out (third to first) [Adams
scored]; Cubbage popped to shortstop; Wilfong flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 8, White Sox 13.



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