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Tuesday August 2, 1977
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The Rangers, who trailed after six innings, 7-0, made a tremendous comeback and defeated the White Sox, 9-8. Richie Zisk homered with a man on base and Jim Spencer also batted in two runs to help the White Sox take their big lead. The Rangers picked up two unearned runs in the seventh and then exploded for six runs in the eighth.

Bert Campaneris and Keith Smith walked and both scored on singles by Toby Harrah and Tom Grieve. Jim Sundberg was safe on an error by Jack Brohamer, Harrah scoring, before Dave May hit a three-run homer to put the Rangers ahead. The White Sox tied the score in their half with a triple by Jim Essian and single by Alan Bannister, but the Rangers put over the winning run in the ninth when Campaneris singled, Smith sacrificed and Willie Horton doubled to cap their comeback. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 9, Chicago White Sox 8

Game Played on Tuesday, August 2, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Rangers      0  0  0    0  0  0    2  6  1  -   9 10  1
White Sox    0  2  2    0  2  1    0  1  0  -   8 11  2


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hargrove 1b           4   0   1   0     1   1   .311      Garr lf               5   1   1   0     1   0   .299
Campaneris ss         4   2   1   0     1   2   .250      Bannister ss          5   0   2   2     0   0   .307
Smith lf              3   1   0   0     1   0   .000      Orta 2b               4   2   1   0     1   2   .291
Horton dh             5   0   2   1     0   3   .292      Zisk rf               3   2   2   2     2   0   .307
  Bevacqua pr,dh      0   0   0   0     0   0   .300      Gamble dh             1   1   1   0     0   0   .257
Harrah 3b             5   1   1   1     0   2   .269        L. Johnson ph,dh    3   0   0   0     1   1   .298
Grieve rf             5   1   2   1     0   0   .206      Spencer 1b            4   0   1   2     0   0   .257
Wills 2b              4   1   0   0     0   0   .287      Lemon cf              4   1   1   1     1   0   .283
Sundberg c            3   1   1   0     1   1   .277      Soderholm 3b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .291
  Alomar pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .264        Brohamer 3b         2   0   0   0     0   0   .265
  Fahey c             0   0   0   0     0   0   .178        Downing ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .296
Washington cf         3   0   1   2     0   0   .290        Nordbrook pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  May pr,cf           1   1   1   3     0   0   .235      Essian c              4   1   1   0     1   1   .280
Alexander p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Kravec p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Moret p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        B. Johnson p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   9  10   8     4   9             Totals               37   8  11   7     7   4

Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance: 19,014
Left on Base: Rangers 6, White Sox 11
DP: Rangers 0, White Sox 1
Errors: Campaneris, Bannister, Brohamer
Doubles: Grieve (5), Hargrove (18), Washington (19), Horton (15), Gamble (11), Lemon (26)
Triples: Essian (2)
Home Runs: May (4), Zisk (22)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (17)
Caught Stealing: Horton (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Smith (1), Brohamer (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Spencer (5)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Alexander               2.1   4   4   2   1   1   0  13   3.97
Moret                   4.1   4   3   3   3   3   1  20   6.75
Knowles W(3-1)          2.1   3   1   1   3   0   0  13   3.34
Totals                  9    11   8   6   7   4   1  46

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kravec                  7     5   2   0   2   8   0  28   4.23
LaGrow                  0.1   2   4   2   2   1   0   5   2.36
B. Johnson L(4-4)       1.2   3   3   1   0   0   1   9   3.76
Totals                  9    10   9   3   4   9   1  42

Wild Pitches: Knowles (3)

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Fred Spenn, 3B - Bill Haller


RANGERS 1ST: Hargrove struck out; Campaneris grounded out
(pitcher to first); Smith made an out to shortstop; Debut
game for Keith Smith; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0,
White Sox 0.

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

RANGERS 2ND: Horton singled to center; Harrah was called out on
strikes while Horton was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Grieve doubled to left; Wills grounded out (third to
first); 1:45 by rain delay; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk singled to center; Gamble doubled to right
[Zisk to third]; Spencer singled to right [Zisk scored, Gamble
to third]; Lemon forced Spencer (second to shortstop) [Gamble
scored]; Soderholm popped to first in foul territory; Essian
flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, White Sox
2.

RANGERS 3RD: BROHAMER REPLACED SODERHOLM (PLAYING 3B); Sundberg
struck out; Washington grounded out (first unassisted); Hargrove
walked; Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0,
White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Garr singled to right; Bannister popped to
catcher in foul territory; Orta walked [Garr to second]; Zisk
reached on a fielder's choice [Garr scored (error by Campaneris)
(unearned), Orta to third, Zisk to second]; MORET REPLACED
ALEXANDER (PITCHING); L. JOHNSON BATTED FOR GAMBLE; L. Johnson
was walked intentionally; Spencer hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Orta scored (unearned), Zisk to third, L. Johnson to second];
Lemon reached on a fielder's choice [Zisk out at home (third to
catcher to third)]; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0,
White Sox 4.

RANGERS 4TH: L. JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Smith
grounded out (third to first); Horton struck out; Harrah was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, White
Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Brohamer flied out to right; Essian struck out;
Garr grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 0, White Sox 4.

RANGERS 5TH: Grieve grounded out (third to first); Wills popped
to catcher in foul territory; Sundberg singled to center;
Washington forced Sundberg (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Rangers 0, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Bannister grounded out (third to first); Orta
singled to second; Zisk homered [Orta scored]; L. Johnson flied
out to center; Spencer grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, White Sox 6.

RANGERS 6TH: Hargrove doubled to right; Campaneris was called
out on strikes; Smith flied out to left; Horton struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Lemon doubled to right; Brohamer out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Lemon to third]; Essian
grounded out (shortstop to first); Garr walked; Bannister
singled to center [Lemon scored, Garr to third]; Orta struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, White Sox 7.

RANGERS 7TH: Harrah made an out to first; Grieve grounded out
(third to first); Wills reached on an error by Bannister [Wills
to second]; Sundberg walked; Washington doubled to right [Wills
scored (unearned), Sundberg scored (unearned)]; MAY RAN FOR
WASHINGTON; Hargrove flied out to left; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 7TH: MAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Zisk walked; L.
Johnson struck out; Spencer flied out to right; KNOWLES REPLACED
MORET (PITCHING); Knowles threw a wild pitch [Zisk to second];
Lemon walked; Brohamer flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 7.

RANGERS 8TH: LAGROW REPLACED KRAVEC (PITCHING); Campaneris
walked; Campaneris stole second; Smith walked; Horton struck
out; Harrah singled to center [Campaneris scored, Smith to
second]; Grieve singled to right [Smith scored, Harrah to
third]; B. JOHNSON REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Wills made an out
to shortstop; Sundberg reached on an error by Brohamer [Harrah
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Grieve to third]; ALOMAR RAN FOR
SUNDBERG; May homered (unearned) [Grieve scored (unearned),
Alomar scored (unearned)]; Hargrove flied out to left; 6 R (2
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 8, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 8TH: FAHEY REPLACED ALOMAR (PLAYING C ); Essian
tripled to center; Garr grounded out (third to first); Bannister
singled to center [Essian scored]; Orta forced Bannister (second
to shortstop); Zisk walked [Orta to second]; L. Johnson grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 8, White
Sox 8.

RANGERS 9TH: Campaneris singled to center; Smith out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Campaneris to second]; Horton
doubled to right [Campaneris scored]; BEVACQUA RAN FOR HORTON;
Harrah made an out to first; Grieve grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 9, White Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 9TH: BEVACQUA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Spencer
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lemon flied out to right;
DOWNING BATTED FOR BROHAMER; Downing singled to center;
NORDBROOK RAN FOR DOWNING; Essian walked [Nordbrook to second];
Garr forced Nordbrook (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 9, White Sox 8.



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