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Thursday September 8, 1977
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After Nolan Ryan and Dave LaRoche combined to post a 2-0 victory in the first game, the Angels rallied for three runs in the ninth inning with the aid of an error and wild pitch and defeated the White Sox in the second game, 3-2, to complete the sweep of a twi-night doubleheader. Ryan, who gained his 19th victory, was forced to leave the mound after 6 1/3 innings when his right forefinger stiffened. He allowed three hits. LaRoche yielded one in the last 2 2/3 innings. The shutout was the first absorbed by the White Sox in 137 games this season. Don Baylor singled and scored for the Angels in the second and homered for their other run in the sixth.

In the nightcap, the Angels opened their rally with a single by Ron Jackson and pass to Dave Kingman. Don Baylor forced pinch-runner Jerry Remy at third, but Mario Guerrero singled to score Kingman. Baylor took third on the play and also scored when Jim Spencer threw wildly to the plate after fielding a grounder by Rance Mulliniks. Orlando Ramirez, running for Guerrero, advanced to third after a pass to Gil Flores and scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Lerrin LaGrow.

Originally, the opener was to have been the completion of a suspended game from April 21, when play was stopped after one out because of inadequate lighting. However, league President Lee MacPhail ordered the game replayed in its entirely, disregarding the suspension. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 2, Chicago White Sox 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, September 8, 1977 (Day game) at Anaheim Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  3
Angels       0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  5  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .297      Bosley cf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .345
Bannister ss          4   0   0   0     0   2   .279      Remy 2b               4   0   0   0     0   1   .265
Orta 2b               4   0   1   0     0   1   .273      Aikens 1b             3   0   0   0     0   2   .219
Zisk dh               4   0   1   0     0   2   .305        Briggs 1b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .162
Gamble rf             3   0   0   0     0   1   .285      Kingman lf            4   0   0   0     0   4   .222
Spencer 1b            2   0   0   0     0   0   .251      Baylor rf             3   2   2   1     0   0   .262
  L. Johnson ph,1b    1   0   0   0     0   0   .309        Torres rf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .153
Lemon cf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .279      Goodwin dh            3   0   1   0     0   1   .221
Soderholm 3b          2   0   0   0     1   0   .290      Chalk 3b              3   0   1   1     0   1   .274
Essian c              3   0   1   0     0   1   .264      Mulliniks ss          3   0   0   0     0   0   .263
Barrios p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Humphrey c            3   0   0   0     0   0   .235
                                                          Ryan p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   0   4   0     1   8             Totals               31   2   5   2     0   9

Time of Game: 2:03
Left on Base: White Sox 4, Angels 5
DP: White Sox 0, Angels 0
Errors: Bannister 2, Orta
Doubles: Garr (25), Goodwin (6)
Home Runs: Baylor (21)
Stolen Bases: Chalk (12)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Barrios L(12-5)         8     5   2   2   0   9   1  31   4.20
Totals                  8     5   2   2   0   9   1  31

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ryan W(19-13)           6.1   3   0   0   1   5   0  22   2.63
LaRoche SV(14)          2.2   1   0   0   0   3   0   9   3.41
Totals                  9     4   0   0   1   8   0  31

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


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr doubled to right; Bannister flied out to
right [Garr to third]; Garr was picked off third (pitcher to
third); Orta flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Bosley grounded out (pitcher to first); Remy flied
out to left; Aikens was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk grounded out (shortstop to first); Gamble
struck out; Spencer flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Kingman was called out on strikes; Baylor singled to
center; Goodwin doubled to left [Baylor to third]; Chalk
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Baylor scored]; Mulliniks
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels
1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Lemon grounded out (shortstop to first);
Soderholm walked; Essian struck out; Garr grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 3RD: Humphrey flied out to right; On a bunt Bosley
singled to pitcher; Remy grounded out (pitcher to first) [Bosley
to second]; Aikens was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Bannister grounded out (shortstop to first); Orta
struck out; Zisk struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Kingman struck out; Baylor grounded out (shortstop
to first); Goodwin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
0, Angels 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Gamble flied out to right; Spencer grounded out
(first unassisted); Lemon grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: Chalk was called out on strikes; Mulliniks reached
on an error by Bannister; Humphrey reached on an error by Orta
[Mulliniks to second]; Bosley forced Humphrey (second to
shortstop) [Mulliniks to third]; Remy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 2 E,
2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Soderholm grounded out (shortstop to first);
Essian flied out to right; Garr flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 6TH: Aikens grounded out (second to first); Kingman
struck out; Baylor homered; Goodwin flied out to center; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Bannister struck out; Orta singled to left; Zisk
singled to right [Orta to second]; LAROCHE REPLACED RYAN
(PITCHING); Gamble flied out to center; L. JOHNSON BATTED FOR
SPENCER; L. Johnson popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 7TH: L. JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Chalk
singled to first; Chalk stole second [Chalk to third (error by
Bannister)]; Mulliniks grounded out (first unassisted); Humphrey
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bosley grounded out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: BRIGGS REPLACED AIKENS (PLAYING 1B); Lemon struck
out; Soderholm flied out to center; Essian singled to center;
Garr flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Angels 2.

ANGELS 8TH: Remy flied out to center; Briggs flied out to right;
Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: TORRES REPLACED BAYLOR (PLAYING RF); Bannister
struck out; Orta flied out to left; Zisk struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Angels 2.



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