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05-30-2008, 12:06 PM
MAY 28
1956: Luis Aparicio victimized Tommy Lasorda with his first big league home run in a 6-4 loss to the A’s at Kansas City. It was the first of 43 home runs Little Looie would hit in a Sox uniform. … Also on this day, the Sox purchased pitcher Gerry Staley, who would be a key contributor to the team over the next few years, from the Yankees.

1973: Dick Allen’s three-run homer off Ed Farmer in the 21st inning powered the White Sox to a 6-3 win over Cleveland in a game that began two days earlier at ComiskeyPark. Bill Melton forced extra innings with a home run in the eighth inning and eight frames later the game was suspended by curfew in the 16th inning with the score tied at 3. Wilbur Wood came on in the 16th and tossed five shutout innings for the win in what was the longest game in team history. Wood also started the regularly-scheduled game and tossed a four-hitter in a 4-0 before 17,419 at 35th and Shields. Wood gave up two walks with four strikeouts in improving to 13-3.

1986: White Sox pitcher Joe Cowley set a Major League record when he struck out the first seven batters he faced in a 6-3 loss at Texas. All seven of Cowley’s victims went down swinging. Houston’s Jim DeShaies topped Cowley’s record by one four months later.

1994: The White Sox treated the largest regular-season crowd in NewComiskeyPark history to a 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. 43,589 watched Frank Thomas homer for the fourth consecutive game and Julio Franco drive in three runs to reach the 50-RBI plateau in fewer games than any other player in Sox history. Jason Bere improved to 6-1 by allowing three hits and two runs as the Sox won for the seventh straight time and the 10th time in 11 games.

1995: The White Sox and Tigers treated 10,813 at Tiger Stadium to a good old fashioned slugfest. The Sox and Tigers combined to break or equal five Major League records as the Southsiders rallied from a six-run deficit to post a 14-12 victory. The Sox and Tigers set records for combined homers (12) and solo homers (10) and tied marks for most players with two or more homers (four) and most players on one team with two or more homers (four). The clubs also tied an American League record by logging 21 extra-base hits. Ray Durham, Ron Karkovice and Craig Grebeck hit consecutive home runs marking just the fourth time in club history that feat has been accomplished. Durham’s dong was the first of his career.

1978: Pablo Torrealba fired a four-hit shutout and Thad Bosley fell a triple shy of the cycle in the White Sox 7-0 win over California before 15,411 at ComiskeyPark. Torrealba issued seven walks but was backed by two double plays and 12 hits in posting the only shutout of his career. Bosley led off the first with a homer and finished with four RBIs as the won their third straight in a streak that would reach seven.

1990: Lance Johnson sprinted home with the decisive run in the ninth inning in the White Sox 5-4 win over the Yankees before 15,353 at ComiskeyPark. Johnson reached on a fielder’s choice with one out and took third on Ivan Calderon’s single. After a steal and an intentional walk, Yankee reliever Lance McCullers uncorked the wild pitch and Johnson scored to hand the Sox their fourth straight victory.

1994: Frank Thomas tied a White Sox record by homering in his fifth consecutive game in an 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles before 37,454 at Comiskey. The homer was Thomas’ 20th of the season and 124th of his career. He reached the 20-homer plateau in fewer games (46) than any player in club history and tied Sherm Lollar for sixth place on the club’s all-time home run list.

2003: Esteban Loaiza and two relievers made a three-run fourth stand up in the White Sox 3-1 win at Toronto. Loaiza pitched into the eighth for his eighth victory. Damaso Marte and Billy Koach each got two outs with Koch logging his sixth save. The Sox got their runs on an error and RBIS by Miguel Olivo and Joe Borchard.

2006: Jim Thome homered twice and drove in four as the White Sox humiliated the Indians 11-0 in Cleveland. Paul Konerko and Juan Uribe also went deep as part of the Sox 14-hit outburst.