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Tuesday August 23, 1977
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Sparked by Mickey Rivers, who rapped five hits in five trips, the Yankees defeated the White Sox, 8-3, and moved into first place in the East Division, one-half game ahead of the Red Sox. Rivers singled to bat in two of the Yankees' three runs in the second inning and singled again for another RBI in the seventh. Graig Nettles broke the game wide open with a three-run homer in the eighth. Mike Torrez turned in his seventh consecutive complete game and posted his seventh straight victory. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 8, Chicago White Sox 3

Game Played on Tuesday, August 23, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Yankees      0  3  0    0  0  0    1  4  0  -   8 13  1
White Sox    0  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3 11  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rivers cf             5   0   5   3     0   0   .326      Garr lf               5   0   1   1     0   0   .292
White lf              5   0   0   0     0   0   .285      Bannister ss          5   0   1   0     0   0   .298
Munson c              5   1   1   0     0   0   .289      Orta 2b               5   0   3   1     0   0   .281
Jackson dh            3   2   1   1     2   1   .288      Zisk rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .310
Piniella rf           4   0   2   1     0   0   .336      Gamble dh             4   0   0   0     0   1   .276
Chambliss 1b          3   2   0   0     1   0   .296      Soderholm 3b          4   1   3   0     0   0   .281
Nettles 3b            4   3   3   3     0   0   .247      Spencer 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .247
Randolph 2b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .286      Lemon cf              3   1   1   1     1   0   .279
Dent ss               3   0   1   0     1   0   .259      Downing c             3   1   1   0     0   1   .276
Torrez p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Stillman ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .218
                                                          Wood p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Kirkwood p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   8  13   8     4   2             Totals               38   3  11   3     1   3

Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 39,340
Left on Base: Yankees 6, White Sox 9
DP: Yankees 0, White Sox 2
Errors: Torrez, Orta
Doubles: Nettles (18), Munson (19), Downing (3), Soderholm (14)
Home Runs: Nettles (30)
Stolen Bases: Jackson (13), Lemon (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Piniella (4)
GIDP: Munson (15)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Torrez W(15-10)         9    11   3   3   1   3   0  39   3.88
Totals                  9    11   3   3   1   3   0  39

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wood L(6-6)             7    11   6   6   3   1   0  31   4.59
LaGrow                  1     1   2   1   0   1   1   5   2.79
Kirkwood                1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5   5.89
Totals                  9    13   8   7   4   2   1  41

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Rich Garcia


YANKEES 1ST: Rivers singled to left; White forced Rivers
(pitcher to shortstop); Munson grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [White out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr flied out to right; Bannister grounded out
(shortstop to first); Orta singled to second; Zisk forced Orta
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, White Sox
0.

YANKEES 2ND: Jackson walked; Jackson stole second; Piniella
singled to left [Jackson scored, Piniella out at second (left to
second)]; Chambliss walked; Nettles singled to second [Chambliss
to second]; Randolph grounded out (second to first) [Chambliss
to third, Nettles to second]; Dent walked; Rivers singled to
right [Chambliss scored, Nettles scored, Dent to second]; White
forced Rivers (third to second); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees
3, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Gamble grounded out (shortstop to first);
Soderholm grounded out (second to first); Spencer grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Munson grounded out (pitcher to first); Jackson
grounded out (second to first); Piniella singled to left;
Piniella was picked off first (pitcher to first to shortstop); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Lemon walked; Downing doubled to left [Lemon to
third]; Garr grounded out (first unassisted) [Lemon scored,
Downing to third]; Bannister grounded out (shortstop to first);
Orta singled to left [Downing scored]; Zisk forced Orta (third
to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Chambliss flied out to center; Nettles lined to
first; Randolph grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Gamble flied out to left; Soderholm singled to
center; Spencer grounded out (first unassisted) [Soderholm to
second]; Lemon singled to center [Soderholm scored]; Downing
forced Lemon (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, White Sox 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Dent singled to center; Rivers singled to right
[Dent to second]; White flied out to center; Munson lined into a
double play (shortstop to second) [Dent out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Garr popped to third in foul territory; Bannister
flied out to center; Orta singled to right; Zisk flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Jackson was called out on strikes; Piniella flied
out to center; Chambliss grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Gamble struck out; Soderholm singled to left;
Spencer singled to center [Soderholm to second]; Lemon forced
Spencer (shortstop to second) [Soderholm to third]; Lemon stole
second; Downing was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Yankees 3, White Sox 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Nettles doubled to right; Randolph grounded out
(third to first); Dent popped to catcher; Rivers singled to left
[Nettles scored]; White flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Yankees 4, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Garr grounded out (first to pitcher); Bannister
grounded out (shortstop to first); Orta flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, White Sox 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson doubled to left; Jackson singled to center
[Munson scored]; LAGROW REPLACED WOOD (PITCHING); Piniella out
on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Jackson to second];
Chambliss reached on an error by Orta [Jackson to third,
Chambliss to first]; Nettles homered [Jackson scored, Chambliss
scored (unearned)]; Randolph struck out; Dent grounded out
(shortstop to first); 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 8,
White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Zisk flied out to center; Gamble grounded out
(pitcher to shortstop to first); Soderholm doubled to left;
Spencer flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 8,
White Sox 3.

YANKEES 9TH: KIRKWOOD REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Rivers singled
to center; White flied out to center; Munson popped to
shortstop; Jackson walked [Rivers to second]; Piniella popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 8, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Lemon grounded out (third to first); STILLMAN
BATTED FOR DOWNING; Stillman was called out on strikes; Garr
singled to left; Bannister singled to pitcher [Garr to third
(error by Torrez)]; Orta forced Bannister (second to shortstop);
0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 8, White Sox 3.



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