Monday, May 30, 2016

Pale Hose Whitewash Halos Twice; Will it be Enough?

September 28, 1981
CHICAGO -- Dennis Lamp (10-1) improved on his league-leading ERA with 8.1 innings of shut-out ball in a 5-0 Chicago win. Greg Luzinski (38) added to his league-leading home run and RBI totals with a 2-run shot in the 1st. The ChiSox are in need of every one of the games in this series with Texas having swept Seattle.

September 29, 1981
CHICAGO -- Don Baylor's (22) grand slam in the T10 won the game 11-7 for California after the White Sox had battled back with 3 runs in the B9 to tie it at 7-7.

September 30, 1981
CHICAGO -- Britt Burns (8-7) fired a 1-hitter and blanked the Halos 2-0. Luzinski banged out a pair of hits and scored a run. Tony Bernazard (4) delivered a solo shot in the 6th.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ChiSox Stay Ahead of A's with Pair of Ws at Comiskey

September 18, 1981
CHICAGO -- Steve McCatty (12-6) had the White Sox completed frustrated for the full 9 innings as Oakland won the opener of this crucial series, 4-1. Dave McKay (4) opened the 4th with a 4-14-foot bomb off Steve Trout (8-5). It opened the flood gates for a Rickey Henderson (3 hits) triple, an RBI single from Dwayne Murphy, and an RBI single from Mickey Klutts (3 hits).

September 19, 1981
CHICAGO -- Dennis Lamp (8-1) responded with a complete-game of his own as the Pale Hose come back with a 3-2 victory.  Jim Morrison, Harold Baines and Jim Essian had RBI hits respectively, in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings. Tony Armas (35) blasted a 2-run homer in the 7th for the Athletics runs.

September 20, 1981
CHICAGO -- As intense as you would want a rubber match to be when a Division title is on the line. . . and extra innings to boot. However, the White Sox emerged 4-3 victors when Ron Leflore lifted a single to RCF scoring Mike Squires with the walk-off run in the 11th making a winner of Lamarr Hoyt (6-3) in relief. Chicago led 3-2 heading into the 9th, but Klutts (5) took Kevin Hickey deep to tie it at 3-3.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Phillies Punch Pirates

September 11, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Bake Mcbride doubled home 3 runs in a 4-run Philly explosion in the 6th to carry Philadelphia to a 4-3 win. Steve Carlton (11-5) was the WP with Ron Reed (11) getting the save. Rick Rhoden took the loss for the Pirates. Omar Moreno had 3 hits in a losing cause.

September 12, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Dickie Noles (3-0) tossed 7 shut out innings and McBride again contributed 2 doubles and 2 RBI to lead Philly to a 4-0 victory.

September 13, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Bill Madlock banged out 3 hits and 3 RBI to lead Pittsburgh to a 7-4 winner. Moreno again added 3 safeties. Odell Jones (3-0) started and won for the home club.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reds take 2 of 3 from the Dodgers

September 11, 1981:    George Foster's three run shot in the seventh extended the Reds lead to what would proved to be the final score, 7-2.  Mario Soto (8-7) went seven innings to pick up the win.  Jerry Reuss (5-10) suffered the setback.


September 12, 1981:  Dodgers strike first with four runs in the top of the first.  Reds battle back with two in the first, one in the third and fourth and two more in the fifth and seventh to go on to the 8-5 win.  Youngster Paul Householder banged out three hits, scoring one and driving in another.  Foster hit his 25th homer and Oester added his fourth.  Seaver (10-7) benefited from the Cincinnati offense as he allowed five runs in six innings.  Fernando (9-9) took the loss.


September 13, 1981:  Dodgers score three in the third and add a run in the fourth for a 4-0 lead.  Reds cut it to 4-2 but that was as close as they got as L.A. added a run in the fifth for the 5-2 win to avoid the sweep.  Rick Monday had two hits including a two run homer for the Dodgers.  Bob Welch (11-3) picked up the win while Frank Pastore fell to 7-4 with the loss.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Reds take 2 of 3 from San Diego

September 7, 1981:  Despite 16 hits the Reds fall to the Padres 7-5 in ten innings.  With the game tied at five, Joe Lefebrve doubled to drive in the go-ahead runs in the top of the tenth.  Gary Lucas (3-3) picked up the win in relief with Eric Show earning his first save of the season.  Reds reliever Tom Hume (3-3) was the loser.  Dave Concepcion drove in three of the Reds runs and light hitting catcher Mike O'Berry went 3 for 4.


September 8, 1981:  Reds right fielder and leadoff hitter Dave Collins collected two hits and walked twice scoring two runs and driving in another as Cincinnati took game two of the series, 10-3.  Collins also stole his 18th and 19th bases of the season.  Bruce Berenyi (7-5) was able to work out of trouble despite allowing four hits and five walks in six innings to pick up the win.  Juan Eichelberger (8-9) suffered the setback.


September 9, 1981:  Southpaw Charlie Liebrandt (1-0) picked up his first win of the season in his ARAIG debut as the Reds downed San Diego 6-2.  Liebrandt went six innings allowing only two runs.  Dave Concepcion and Johnny Bench each went 2 for 4 with each homering to lead the Cincinnati offense.  Tim Lollar (5-4) suffered the setback.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tigers bitten twice by Chisox

August 31, 1981
CHICAGO -- Ross Baumgarten (9-4) pitched 8 strong innings as Chicago bested Detroit 3-2. LaMarr Hoyt (7) hurled the 9th for the save. Bill Amon and Greg Luzinski led the offense with 2 hits apiece.

September 1, 1981
CHICAGO -- Dan Petry (7-8) went the full 9, scattering six hits and yielding 1 run as Detroit whipped Chicago 7-1. Steve Kemp (7) homered in one of his two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Ron Jackson and Kirk Gibson also had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

September 2, 1981
CHICAGO -- Carlton Fisk banged out 3 hits and drove in 3 runs as the Pale Hose captured the rubber game 7-2. Greg Luzinski (26) added a 2-run blast. Richard Dotson (7-4) tossed 7 IP for the win. Newly acquired veteran Jerry Koosman (1) came on and recoded the 27th out with the bases loaded.