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Saturday July 9, 1977
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After taking the lead with a two-run homer by Eric Soderholm in the sixth inning, the White Sox extended their winning streak to nine games and clinched a 5-2 victory over the Tigers with a two-run double by Jorge Orta in the ninth. The Tigers, who suffered their sixth straight defeat, counted their runs in the first when Ron LeFlore doubled and Tito Fuentes homered. The White Sox picked up a run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Alan Bannister before Soderholm hit his homer in the sixth following a single by Oscar Gamble and forceout by Jim Spencer. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Saturday, July 9, 1977 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  2  -   5 15  0
Tigers       2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               5   1   3   0     0   0   .294      LeFlore cf            3   1   2   0     1   0   .287
Bannister ss          4   1   2   1     0   0   .315      Fuentes 2b            4   1   1   2     0   0   .298
Orta 2b               5   0   2   2     0   0   .281      Staub dh              4   0   1   0     0   1   .230
Zisk rf               2   0   2   0     0   0   .302      Kemp lf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .262
  Stillman rf         2   0   0   0     0   0   .216      Thompson 1b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .276
  Nordhagen ph,rf     1   0   0   0     0   1   .313      Stanley rf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .273
Gamble cf             5   0   2   0     0   1   .255      Wockenfuss c          3   0   0   0     1   0   .288
L. Johnson dh         4   0   0   0     0   0   .293      Mankowski 3b          4   0   1   0     0   2   .296
Spencer 1b            4   1   2   0     0   0   .271      Veryzer ss            2   0   1   0     0   0   .189
Soderholm 3b          3   2   1   2     1   0   .291        Oglivie ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .245
Essian c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .304        Scrivener ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .139
Kravec p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Corcoran ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .226
  LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Arroyo p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hiller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   5  15   5     1   2             Totals               33   2   7   2     3   5

Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 21,526
Left on Base: White Sox 9, Tigers 7
DP: White Sox 0, Tigers 1
Doubles: Garr (14), Orta (13), LeFlore (8), Veryzer (8)
Home Runs: Soderholm (8), Fuentes (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Bannister (7)
GIDP: Essian (8)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kravec W(5-2)           6.1   6   2   2   2   4   1  26   5.19
LaGrow SV(14)           2.2   1   0   0   1   1   0  10   1.98
Totals                  9     7   2   2   3   5   1  36

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Arroyo L(5-7)           8.1  14   5   5   1   1   1  38   3.27
Hiller                  0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   4.17
Totals                  9    15   5   5   1   2   1  41

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Marty Springstead


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr flied out to center; Bannister grounded out
(third to first); Orta grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore doubled to left; Fuentes homered [LeFlore
scored]; Staub flied out to center; Kemp flied out to center;
Thompson grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk singled to center; Gamble grounded out
(first unassisted) [Zisk to second]; L. Johnson popped to
shortstop in foul territory; Spencer flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley grounded out (third to first); Wockenfuss
flied out to right; Mankowski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Soderholm walked; Essian grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Soderholm out at second]; Garr
doubled to center; Bannister grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Veryzer doubled to right; On a bunt LeFlore singled
[Veryzer to third]; LeFlore was out trying to advance to second
(first unassisted); Jim Spencer caught Ron LeFlore with the
hidden ball trick; Fuentes lined to first; Staub struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Orta grounded out (third to first); Zisk singled
to center; Gamble was credited with a single when a runner was
hit by the batted ball [Zisk out at second (first
unassisted)]; Richie Zisk hurt on the play; L. Johnson
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers
2.

TIGERS 4TH: STILLMAN REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING RF); Kemp walked;
Thompson was called out on strikes; Stanley flied out to left;
Wockenfuss grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Spencer singled to right; Soderholm forced
Spencer (third to second); Essian singled to left [Soderholm to
second]; Garr singled to pitcher [Soderholm to third, Essian to
second]; Bannister hit a sacrifice fly to left [Soderholm
scored]; Orta singled to second [Essian to third, Garr to
second]; Stillman forced Essian (pitcher to catcher); 1 R, 4 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Mankowski struck out; Veryzer flied out to center;
LeFlore made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Gamble singled to right; L. Johnson forced Gamble
(third to second); Spencer forced L. Johnson (shortstop to
second); Soderholm homered [Spencer scored]; Essian flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Fuentes flied out to left; Staub singled to center;
Kemp made an out to second; Thompson flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Garr grounded out (pitcher to first); Bannister
singled to left; Orta flied out to left; Stillman grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Stanley singled to left; Wockenfuss walked [Stanley
to second]; On a bunt Mankowski forced Stanley (first to third)
[Wockenfuss to second]; LAGROW REPLACED KRAVEC (PITCHING);
OGLIVIE BATTED FOR VERYZER; Oglivie struck out; LeFlore walked
[Wockenfuss to third, Mankowski to second]; Fuentes made an out
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: SCRIVENER REPLACED OGLIVIE (PLAYING SS); Gamble
struck out; L. Johnson flied out to left; Spencer singled to
right; Soderholm forced Spencer (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 8TH: Staub flied out to right; Kemp flied out to left;
Thompson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 3, Tigers 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Essian flied out to left; Garr singled to right;
Bannister singled to center [Garr to second]; HILLER REPLACED
ARROYO (PITCHING); Orta doubled to center [Garr scored,
Bannister scored]; NORDHAGEN BATTED FOR STILLMAN; Nordhagen
struck out; Gamble made an out to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 5, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 9TH: NORDHAGEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Stanley
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wockenfuss grounded out
(third to first); Mankowski singled to center; CORCORAN BATTED
FOR SCRIVENER; Corcoran flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 White Sox 5, Tigers 2.



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