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Friday August 12, 1977
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A crowd of 36,852 raised the roof at Arlington Stadium when Keith Smith smashed a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Rangers to a 10-7 victory over the White Sox, who were knocked out of the lead in the West Division for the first time since July 1. The Twins moved one-half game ahead of the White Sox. The Rangers were third, one and one-half lengths off the pace.

The Rangers had a homer by Mike Hargrove and two-run double by Jim Sundberg in the early going, but Richie Zisk drove in three runs with a homer and double, Oscar Gamble also homered and Jorge Orta batted in two runs with a triple to give the White Sox a 6-5 lead. The Rangers opened the eighth with the tying run on singles by Dave May, Bump Wills and Jim Sundberg before Smith came to the plate and hit his first major league homer. The Rangers added another run in the same stanza when Hargrove tripled and Bert Campaneris singled. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 10, Chicago White Sox 7

Game Played on Friday, August 12, 1977 (Night game) at Arlington Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  3    3  0  1  -   7 13  1
Rangers      0  1  0    0  1  2    1  5  x  -  10 13  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               5   0   1   0     0   2   .301      Hargrove 1b           5   2   2   2     0   0   .308
Bannister ss          3   2   1   1     0   1   .300      Campaneris ss         5   0   1   1     0   1   .246
Orta 2b               5   1   2   2     0   0   .285      Washington cf         5   0   1   0     0   1   .287
Zisk rf               5   1   3   3     0   0   .308      Grieve dh             4   0   0   0     0   1   .213
Gamble dh             4   1   1   1     0   0   .271      May rf                4   2   2   0     0   0   .252
L. Johnson 1b         4   0   2   0     0   0   .299      Harrah 3b             2   1   0   0     1   2   .268
Lemon cf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .278      Wills 2b              3   3   3   1     1   0   .284
Soderholm 3b          4   0   1   0     0   0   .289      Sundberg c            3   1   2   3     1   0   .289
Essian c              4   2   2   0     0   0   .278      Smith lf              3   1   2   3     0   0   .261
Barrios p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      D. Ellis p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Devine p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Wiles p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               38   7  13   7     0   4             Totals               34  10  13  10     3   5

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 36,852
Left on Base: White Sox 6, Rangers 6
DP: White Sox 1, Rangers 1
Errors: Essian
Doubles: Soderholm (12), Zisk (15), May (11), Wills (19), Sundberg (16)
Triples: Bannister (3), Orta (5), Hargrove (4)
Home Runs: Zisk (23), Gamble (23), Hargrove (6), Smith (1)
Stolen Bases: Harrah (16)
Caught Stealing: Washington (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Smith (4), Harrah (8)
Sacrifice Flies: Bannister (8)
GIDP: Lemon (4)
Hit by Pitch: Bannister (2,by Devine), Grieve (2,by Barrios)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Barrios                 6     6   5   5   3   4   1  28   4.13
LaGrow L(6-2)           1.1   5   4   4   0   1   1   8   2.61
Wiles                   0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4   6.75
Totals                  8    13  10  10   3   5   2  40

Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
D. Ellis                5.1   8   3   3   0   2   2  23   4.26
Devine                  1.1   3   3   3   0   2   0   8   3.12
Knowles W(5-1)          2.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   9   3.27
Totals                  9    13   7   7   0   4   2  40

Hit by Pitch: Barrios (5), Devine (2)

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


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr grounded out (second to first); Bannister
grounded out (third to first); Orta grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Hargrove flied out to center; Campaneris grounded
out (pitcher to first); Washington flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk singled to right; Gamble forced Zisk (first
to shortstop); L. Johnson singled to center [Gamble to second];
Lemon grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [L.
Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Rangers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Grieve popped to catcher in foul territory; May
doubled to left; Harrah was called out on strikes; Wills doubled
to right [May scored]; Sundberg flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Soderholm doubled to left; Essian grounded out
(shortstop to first); Garr struck out; Bannister struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Smith singled to center; Hargrove flied out to
right; Campaneris hit into a double play (pitcher to first)
[Smith out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Rangers 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Orta singled to right; Zisk flied out to center;
Gamble forced Orta (second to shortstop); L. Johnson singled to
left [Gamble to third]; Lemon forced L. Johnson (third to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Washington struck out; Grieve was hit by a pitch;
May flied out to center; Harrah struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Soderholm flied out to center; Essian made an out
to shortstop; Garr lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 0, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Wills singled to center; Sundberg walked [Wills to
second]; Smith reached on an error by Essian on a sacrifice bunt
[Wills to third, Sundberg to second]; Hargrove grounded out
(first unassisted) [Wills scored, Sundberg to third, Smith to
second]; Campaneris struck out; Washington reached on a
fielder's choice [Sundberg out at home (pitcher unassisted)]; 1
R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Rangers 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Bannister tripled to center; Orta flied out to
left; Zisk homered [Bannister scored]; Gamble homered; DEVINE
REPLACED D. ELLIS (PITCHING); L. Johnson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Lemon was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 3, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 6TH: Grieve grounded out (shortstop to first); May lined
to second; Harrah walked; Harrah stole second; Wills walked;
Sundberg doubled to left [Harrah scored, Wills scored]; Smith
flied out to center; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Rangers
4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Soderholm made an out to second; Essian singled
to left; Garr struck out; Bannister was hit by a pitch [Essian
to second]; Orta tripled to center [Essian scored, Bannister
scored]; Zisk doubled to left [Orta scored]; KNOWLES REPLACED
DEVINE (PITCHING); Gamble flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 6, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 7TH: Hargrove homered; LAGROW REPLACED BARRIOS
(PITCHING); Campaneris lined to pitcher; Washington singled to
left; Washington was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Grieve struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 6, Rangers 5.

WHITE SOX 8TH: L. Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lemon grounded out (pitcher to first); Soderholm grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 6,
Rangers 5.

RANGERS 8TH: May singled to left; Harrah out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [May to second]; Wills singled to left [May
to third]; Sundberg singled to center [May scored, Wills to
second]; Smith homered [Wills scored, Sundberg scored]; WILES
REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Hargrove tripled to left; Campaneris
singled to right [Hargrove scored]; Washington forced Campaneris
(pitcher to shortstop); Grieve made an out to second; 5 R, 6 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 6, Rangers 10.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Essian singled to left; Garr singled to center
[Essian to third]; Bannister hit a sacrifice fly to left [Essian
scored]; Orta flied out to left; Zisk flied out to center; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 7, Rangers 10.



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