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Tuesday July 10, 1979
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The White Sox scored three runs in the seventh inning without the benefit of a hit and defeated the Rangers, 6-3. The White Sox trailed, 3-1, in the seventh when Greg Pryor and Mike Colbern led off with walks.

Jim Kern relieved starter John Henry Johnson and when pinch-hitter Mike Squires laid down a sacrifice bunt, Kern threw wildly past first for an error, allowing two runs to score and Squires to reach third. A sacrifice fly by Alan Bannister plated Squires with the tie-breaking marker. Bannister added a two-run single in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 6, Texas Rangers 3

Game Played on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Rangers      2  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
White Sox    0  1  0    0  0  0    3  2  x  -   6  5  0


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wills 2b              5   1   2   1     0   0   .279      Bannister 2b          4   0   1   3     0   0   .325
Sample lf             3   1   1   0     1   1   .280        Kessinger ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .186
  Grubb ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .271      Moore lf              1   0   0   0     2   1   .271
Bell 3b,ss            5   0   1   1     0   0   .278        Garr ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .305
J. Ellis 1b           4   0   3   0     0   0   .273        Torres lf           0   0   0   0     1   0   .286
  Jorgensen pr,1b     1   0   0   0     0   0   .290      Lemon cf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .301
Soderholm dh          3   0   0   0     0   0   .246      Johnson 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .300
Zisk rf               3   1   1   1     1   0   .217        May c               0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Sundberg c            3   0   1   0     1   1   .233      Nordhagen dh          3   0   0   0     0   1   .270
Roberts cf            2   0   0   0     0   1   .234        Orta ph,dh          1   1   1   0     0   0   .229
  Putnam ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .297      Washington rf         3   1   1   0     0   1   .280
  Washington pr,3b    0   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Pryor ss,2b           2   2   0   0     2   0   .282
Blanks ss             2   0   0   0     1   0   .222      Colbern c             2   0   1   0     1   0   .278
  Norman pr,ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .192        Morrison pr,3b      1   1   0   0     0   0   .000
  Oliver ph,cf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .305      Bell 3b               2   0   1   1     0   0   .154
Johnson p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Squires ph,1b       0   1   0   0     1   0   .232
  Kern p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Wortham p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Farmer p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   3   9   3     4   3             Totals               27   6   5   4     8   3

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 18,761
Left on Base: Rangers 10, White Sox 9
DP: Rangers 0, White Sox 0
Errors: Kern
Triples: Sample (2)
Home Runs: Wills (2), Zisk (6)
Sacrifice Hits: Soderholm (2), Roberts (2), Squires (4), Washington (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Bannister (2)
Hit by Pitch: Lemon (9,by Kern)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson                 6     3   3   2   5   3   0  26   3.92
Kern L(10-2)            1.2   2   3   2   3   0   0  12   1.53
Lyle                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.38
Totals                  8     5   6   4   8   3   0  39

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wortham W(9-8)          7     9   3   3   4   3   2  34   4.84
Farmer SV(1)            2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   5.29
Totals                  9     9   3   3   4   3   2  40

Hit by Pitch: Kern (1)
Wild Pitches: Wortham (7)

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Jerry Neudecker


RANGERS 1ST: Wills homered; Sample tripled to center; Bell
singled to right [Sample scored]; J. Ellis singled to right
[Bell to second]; Soderholm out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
first) [Bell to third, J. Ellis to second]; Zisk was walked
intentionally; Sundberg struck out; Roberts struck out; 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister grounded out (first unassisted); Moore
walked; Lemon walked [Moore to second]; Johnson flied out to
center [Moore to third]; Nordhagen flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Blanks grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills
flied out to right; Sample walked; Bell popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Washington singled to left; Pryor flied out to
left; Colbern grounded out (pitcher to first) [Washington to
second]; Bell singled to center [Washington scored]; Bannister
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox
1.

RANGERS 3RD: J. Ellis flied out to left; Soderholm grounded out
(shortstop to first); Zisk grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Moore walked; Lemon flied out to right; Johnson
made an out to third; Nordhagen grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Sundberg singled to second; Roberts out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Sundberg to second]; Blanks
grounded out (second to first); Wills grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Washington struck out; Pryor flied out to right;
Colbern singled to left; Bell grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Sample grounded out (third to first); Bell grounded
out (third to first); J. Ellis singled to right; Soderholm
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2,
White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Bannister grounded out (first unassisted); Moore
was called out on strikes; Lemon grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, White Sox 1.

RANGERS 6TH: Zisk homered; Sundberg flied out to left; Roberts
grounded out (first unassisted); Blanks walked; NORMAN RAN FOR
BLANKS; Wills singled to center [Norman to second]; Sample was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3, White
Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: NORMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Johnson
grounded out (second to first); Nordhagen struck out; Washington
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3,
White Sox 1.

RANGERS 7TH: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); J. Ellis
singled to left; JORGENSEN RAN FOR J. ELLIS; Soderholm flied out
to right; Wortham threw a wild pitch [Jorgensen to second]; Zisk
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, White Sox
1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: JORGENSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Pryor
walked; KERN REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Colbern walked (walk
was charged to Johnson) [Pryor to second]; MORRISON RAN FOR
COLBERN; SQUIRES BATTED FOR BELL; Squires reached on an error by
Kern on a sacrifice bunt [Pryor scored (no RBI), Morrison scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Squires to third]; Bannister hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Squires scored (unearned)]; GARR BATTED
FOR MOORE; Garr grounded out (second to first); Lemon was hit by
a pitch; Johnson forced Lemon (shortstop to second); 3 R (1 ER),
0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, White Sox 4.

RANGERS 8TH: TORRES REPLACED GARR (PLAYING LF); SQUIRES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); MAY REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING C );
MORRISON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Sundberg walked; PUTNAM
BATTED FOR ROBERTS; FARMER REPLACED WORTHAM (PITCHING); Putnam
forced Sundberg (first to shortstop); WASHINGTON RAN FOR PUTNAM;
OLIVER BATTED FOR NORMAN; Oliver grounded out (first unassisted)
[Washington to second]; Wills grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: WASHINGTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); OLIVER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
SS); ORTA BATTED FOR NORDHAGEN; Orta singled to center;
Washington out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Orta to
second]; Pryor walked; Morrison flied out to left; Squires
walked [Orta to third, Pryor to second]; Bannister singled to
center [Orta scored, Pryor scored, Squires to second]; Torres
walked [Squires to third, Bannister to second]; LYLE REPLACED
KERN (PITCHING); Lemon flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Rangers 3, White Sox 6.

RANGERS 9TH: KESSINGER REPLACED BANNISTER (PLAYING SS); PRYOR
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); GRUBB BATTED FOR SAMPLE; Grubb
grounded out (second to first); Bell grounded out (pitcher to
second to first); Jorgensen grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, White Sox 6.



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