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06-01-2008, 08:31 AM
1914: Hall of Famer Red Faber went the distance in the White Sox 2-1 loss in 13 innings to the Tigers in Detroit.

1937: Bill Dietrich tossed the first no-hitter by a White Sox pitcher in two seasons by whitewashing the St. Louis Browns 8-0 before an estimated crowd of 1,500 at ComiskeyPark. Dietrich walked two and struck out five in the 10th "no-no" in club history. The Sox offense made things easy on Dietrich by scoring three times in the first.

1963: A clutch relief performance by author Jim Brosnan helped the White Sox close to within a game of first place with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox before 9,263 at ComiskeyPark. Brosnan took over with a 3-1 lead in the sixth and held Boston scoreless on three hits with no walks and four strikeouts for his sixth save. Brosnan preserved the win for Joel Horlen, who improved to 4-0. Brosnan wrote "The Long Season," a diary of his season with the 1959 Reds published in 1960.

1965: Moose Skowron haunted his old team with three RBIs in the White Sox 6-2 win over the New York Yankees before 21,637 at ComiskeyPark. Skowron put the Sox on the board with an RBI single in the third and padded the lead with a run-scoring ground out in the fifth. The Sox survived a Mickey Mantle home run in the ninth in winning for the fourth time in five games. During that stretch, they held foes to three runs.

1968: The White Sox were no-hit by Dean Chance for 8.1 innings before pulling out a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins before 3,857 at ComiskeyPark. With one out in the ninth, Bill Voss ended Chance's no-no with a single and took second on a Tom McCraw single. After a force out, Dick Kentworthy drove in Voss to make a winner out of reliever Wilbur Wood, who combined with Bob Locker and Cisco Carlos on a four-hitter.

1975: One of the best days of Carlos May's career salvaged a split for the White Sox in a doubleheader at Detroit. After losing the first game 5-1, May went 4-for-5 with a tiebreaking home run in the fourth in the Sox 3-2 win in the nightcap. Reliever Rich Gossage fired 4.1 innings of one-hit relief with one walk and five strikeouts to improve to 3-2.

1976: The White Sox dropped a contentious 6-5 decision to the Texas Rangers in 16 innings before 8,736 at ComiskeyPark. At some point, the White Sox protested the game claiming that Ranger starting pitcher Bill Singer was an ineligible player. In the ninth, Ranger first baseman Mike Hargrove was ejected by home plate umpire Joe Brinkman after being called out on strikes. The Sox tied the game in the eighth on a Buddy Bradford single. Texas finally untied the game in the 16th on a Lenny Randle double. The Sox wasted two sterling relief outings. Francisco Barrios fired four shutout frames with five strikeouts while Clay Carroll turned in six shutout innings with three Ks. This was the Sox longest game since a 16-inning loss at CaliforniaSept. 22, 1975. This was the Sox longest home game since a 6-3 win over Cleveland in 21 innings, which began on May 26 and was completed on May 28, 1973.

1977: Ken Brett outdueled Jim Palmer in the White Sox 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 9,784 at ComiskeyPark. Brett improved to 6-3 by limiting the Orioles to seven hits while walking three and striking out five. Ralph Garr's bases-loaded single in the seventh provided the difference. Garr and Eric Soderholm each had two RBIs. The win proved to be Brett's last with the White Sox. Two weeks after this start, Brett was dealt to California for Don Kirkwood, John Verhoeven and John Flannery.

1983: LaMarr Hoyt stayed hot in the White Sox 8-3 win at Boston. Hoyt (5-6) notched his third consecutive victory by yielding three hits in 7.2 innings. The future Cy Young winner received relief help from Kevin Hickey and Dick Tidrow and was backed by a 13-hit attack. Vance Law broke the game open with a three-run home run in the eighth. Ron Kittle also homered as the Sox won for the fifth time in their last six tries.

1988: The White Sox and general manager Larry Himes made one of the great picks in franchise history when they drafted Robin Ventura out of OklahomaState in the first round of the amateur draft. Ventura, a third baseman, was the 10th overall pick of the draft and was in the bigs by the end of the 1989 season. He became a regular in 1990 and quickly became one of the most popular players in team history.

1990: Carlos Martinez's pinch-single in the bottom of the ninth scored Steve Lyons with the winning run in the White Sox 2-1 triumph over the Minnesota Twins before 17,552 at ComiskeyPark. Martinez's RBI, his third consecutive pinch-hit of the season, helped reliever Barry Jones improve his record to an American League-best 7-0. The Sox took the lead in the fourth on Dan Pasqua's RBI double. Evergreen Park native Jim Dwyer ruined an absolute gem by Melido Perez with a leadoff homer in the eighth. Prior to yielding the last of Dwyer's 77 career homers, Perez had given up three hits and no walks while striking out two.

1992: Alex Fernandez finished with a flurry in the White Sox 5-3 win at Kansas City. Fernandez went the distance and retired 17 of the last 19 Royals he faced in helping the White Sox stop a six-game losing streak. The Sox tied the game with three in the fourth on a two-run double by Dan Pasqua and an RBI triple by Lance Johnson. The Sox put Fernandez in position to win with two in the sixth thanks to RBIs by Matt Merullo and Craig Grebeck. … Also on this date, the White Sox used their first round pick on first baseman Eddie Pearson. He never played in the big leagues.

1993: Alex Fernandez fanned nine in seven innings as the White Sox halted a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 win at Detroit. Roberto Hernandez fired two shutout innings for his ninth save. Tim Raines was 3-for-3 and reached base in all five plate appearances with a homer and Ellis Burks, Lance Johnson and Ron Karkovice each had two of the Sox 11 hits.

1997: Albert Belle extended his hitting streak to a career-best and club record-tying 27 games in the White Sox 7-4 setback in Milwaukee. Belle tied Luke Appling’s 1936 record with a second-inning home run. Harold Baines played in his 1,259th career game as a designated hitter, moving past Don Baylor into second place on the all-time list.

2001: Mark Buehrle continued his dominance and excellence in the White Sox 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers before 19,840 at Comiskey Park. Buehrle extended his scoreless streak to 16.2 innings with 7.2 shutout frames against the Tigers. Buehrle gave up four hits and three walks while fanning five in improving to 3-3 and posting his first career victory at ComiskeyPark. Keith Foulke earned his 10th save and the 57th of his career, tying him with Wilbur Wood for fourth place in Sox history. Jeff Liefer hit his first career ComiskeyPark home run in the fourth inning to open the scoring.

2007: Javier Vazquez fired eight scoreless innings in the White Sox 3-0 win at Toronto. Vazquez gave up six hits and two walks while striking out six as the White Sox halted a five-game skid. Bobby Jenks pitched a flawless ninth for his 15th save. Tadahito Iguchi drove in two runs, including the go-ahead run in the third.