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Thursday September 15, 1977
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While Geoff Zahn pitched a six-hitter, Lyman Bostock, Rod Carew and Butch Wynegar accounted for seven hits among them and led the Twins to a 7-2 victory over the White Sox. Carew, who had two hits, batted in a run with a triple in the first inning and scored himself on a balk. Wynegar drove in two runs with a pair of singles. Bostock hit a double and two singles. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 7, Chicago White Sox 2

Game Played on Thursday, September 15, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Twins        2  0  2    0  1  2    0  0  0  -   7 12  0
White Sox    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bostock cf            5   0   3   1     0   0   .333      Garr lf               0   0   0   0     1   0   .296
Smalley ss            3   3   1   1     1   0   .234        Nordhagen lf        3   0   1   0     0   1   .281
Carew 1b              5   2   2   1     0   0   .381      Lemon cf              4   0   2   0     0   0   .275
Wynegar c             5   0   2   2     0   0   .263      Orta 2b               3   0   1   0     1   0   .285
Adams lf              3   0   1   1     1   0   .332      L. Johnson dh         4   0   0   0     0   0   .301
Cubbage 3b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .264      Gamble rf             2   1   0   0     1   1   .292
Chiles rf             3   1   1   0     0   0   .273        Coluccio rf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Bass dh               3   0   0   0     0   2   .100      Soderholm 3b          3   1   1   0     0   0   .292
  Wilfong pr,dh       0   1   0   0     0   0   .241      Spencer 1b            3   0   0   0     0   2   .252
  Kusick ph,dh        1   0   0   0     0   0   .253        Squires 1b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Randall 2b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .238      Kessinger ss          3   0   1   2     0   0   .231
Zahn p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Flannery ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                          Nahorodny c           3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                          Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Martinez p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Verhoeven p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   7  12   6     2   2             Totals               30   2   6   2     3   4

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 12,962
Left on Base: Twins 6, White Sox 5
DP: Twins 3, White Sox 1
Errors: Martinez
Doubles: Smalley (19), Bostock (33), Lemon 2 (35), Soderholm (18)
Triples: Carew (16)
Sacrifice Hits: Chiles (4), Randall (12)
Sacrifice Flies: Smalley (6)
GIDP: Bostock (16), Orta (10), Nahorodny (1), L. Johnson (13)
Hit by Pitch: Soderholm (3,by Zahn)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Zahn W(12-12)           9     6   2   2   3   4   0  34   4.56
Totals                  9     6   2   2   3   4   0  34

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone L(14-11)          2.1   6   4   4   1   1   0  14   4.42
Martinez                3.2   5   3   2   1   1   0  16   5.85
Verhoeven               3     1   0   0   0   0   0  10   2.08
Totals                  9    12   7   6   2   2   0  40

Hit by Pitch: Zahn (5)
Balks: Stone (1)

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Don Denkinger


TWINS 1ST: Bostock lined to center; Smalley walked; Carew
tripled [Smalley scored]; Stone balked [Carew scored]; Wynegar
flied out to center; Adams flied out to left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr walked; Lemon popped to shortstop; Orta
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Garr
out at second]; Ralph Garr ejected by 2B umpire Durwood
Merrill; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

TWINS 2ND: NORDHAGEN REPLACED GARR (PLAYING LF); Cubbage singled
to right; Chiles out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Cubbage to second]; Bass struck out; Randall grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: L. Johnson grounded out (second to first); Gamble
was called out on strikes; Soderholm was hit by a pitch; Spencer
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, White
Sox 0.

TWINS 3RD: Bostock singled to left; Smalley forced Bostock
(catcher to shortstop); Carew singled to right [Smalley to
third]; Wynegar singled to right [Smalley scored, Carew to
third]; Adams singled to right [Carew scored, Wynegar to
second]; MARTINEZ REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Cubbage forced
Adams (first to shortstop) [Wynegar to third]; Chiles flied out
to left; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Kessinger grounded out (first unassisted);
Nahorodny grounded out (pitcher to first); Nordhagen singled to
left; Lemon doubled to left [Nordhagen to third]; Orta walked;
L. Johnson lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 4,
White Sox 0.

TWINS 4TH: Bass struck out; On a bunt Randall singled to third;
Bostock grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Randall out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Gamble walked; Soderholm doubled to right [Gamble
to third]; Spencer struck out; Kessinger singled to center
[Gamble scored, Soderholm scored]; Nahorodny grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Kessinger out at
second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, White Sox 2.

TWINS 5TH: Smalley doubled to right; Carew flied out to left
[Smalley to third]; Wynegar singled to right [Smalley scored,
Wynegar out at second (right to second)]; Adams walked; Cubbage
popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Nordhagen was called out on strikes; Lemon
doubled to right; Orta grounded out (first to pitcher) [Lemon to
third]; L. Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, White Sox 2.

TWINS 6TH: Chiles singled to center; Bass reached on a fielder's
choice [Chiles to second (error by Martinez)]; WILFONG RAN FOR
BASS; Randall out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Chiles
to third, Wilfong to second]; Bostock doubled [Chiles scored
(unearned), Wilfong to third]; Smalley hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Wilfong scored, Bostock to third]; Carew grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 7, White
Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: WILFONG STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Gamble
popped to first; Soderholm grounded out (shortstop to first);
Spencer grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 7, White Sox 2.

TWINS 7TH: VERHOEVEN REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); COLUCCIO
REPLACED GAMBLE (PLAYING RF); SQUIRES REPLACED SPENCER (PLAYING
1B); Wynegar grounded out (pitcher to first); Adams grounded out
(first to pitcher); Cubbage grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Kessinger flied out to left; Nahorodny grounded
out (pitcher to first); Nordhagen grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.

TWINS 8TH: FLANNERY REPLACED KESSINGER (PLAYING SS); Chiles
grounded out (second to first); KUSICK BATTED FOR WILFONG;
Kusick grounded out (pitcher to first); Randall grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: KUSICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Lemon flied
out to center; Orta singled to center; L. Johnson grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Orta out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.

TWINS 9TH: Bostock singled to right; Smalley grounded out
(second to first) [Bostock to second]; Carew grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Bostock to third]; Wynegar grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Coluccio grounded out (pitcher to first);
Soderholm flied out to left; Squires popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, White Sox 2.



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