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06-02-2008, 01:37 AM
1936: The White Sox overcame a 7-0 deficit to beat the first-place Yankees 11-9 at Yankee Stadium. The White Sox took control of the game with one in the seventh and two in the eighth in helping Clint Brown get the win in relief of Ted Lyons.

1959: The White Sox game with the Orioles was delayed by 30 minutes when gnats swarm Comiskey Park. Bugspray did not work but the postgame fireworks show accompanied by a bug bomb did and the game was able to resume. Unfortunately, the Sox lost 3-2.

1963: The White Sox handed Wilbur Wood the first loss of his career in a 10-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a doubleheader before 30,255 at ComiskeyPark. Wood, making his first start of the season and the third of his career, gave up one earned run in five innings but was outdueled by Juan Pizarro, who gave up four hits and struck out six for his fourth win.

1968: Gerry McNertney’s walkoff single delivered the White Sox a doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins before 18,148 at ComiskeyPark. McNertney’s single scored Sandy Alomar and pushed the Sox to a 4-3 win. In Game 1, Tim Cullen drove in two runs in a 3-2 win.

1969: Carlos May’s eighth-inning grand slam off Sparky Lyle gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 6-4 win at Boston. May’s slam came with Tommy McCraw, Walt Williams and Luis Aparicio on base and made a winner out of reliever Cisco Carlos and was the first of three he would hit in his career with the Sox.

1972: Dick Allen, Rich Reichardt and Bill Melton each drove in two runs in the White Sox 6-1 win over the Yankees before 27,634 at ComiskeyPark. Reichardt and Melton plated their runs with home runs while Allen logged a two-run double. Wilbur Wood turned in a complete game to improve to 8-3.

1976: Jorge Orta’s single in the 11th delivered the White Sox a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers before 8,013 at ComiskeyPark. Jim Essian started the inning with a double and was lifted for pinch-runner Pat Kelly. After two intentional walks and a bunt, Orta came through, ending the 2 hour, 18-minute affair. The game was part of a stretch in which the Sox would play five extra-inning games in 10 contests.

1977: The Southside Hit Men White Sox did all of their damage in the first three innings in holding off Baltimore 7-4 before 8,331 at ComiskeyPark. Jim Essian drove in three runs in support of starter Francisco Barrios, who won his fifth game. Dave Hamilton pitched the final 1.2 innings for this third save.

1978: Francisco Barrios went the distance in the White Sox 5-1 win at Kansas City. The win was the Sox sixth in a row in a streak that would reach seven and was part of a stretch in which the Sox would win 12 of 13. Barrios yielded five hits and two walks while fanning six in improving to 3-5.

1979: Ken Kravec blanked the defending World Series champion New York Yankees in a 7-0 win in the Bronx. Kravec limited a lineup that included Mickey Rivers, Willie Randolph, Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson to three hits while facing just two over the minimum. Kravec, a lefty, walked two and struck out three in moving to 6-3. He gave up a hit in the first, sixth and seventh innings and retired the last nine batters he faced. Kravec’s shutout was preserved in the sixth when Chris Chambliss was thrown out home to end the frame. A throw from center fielder Chet Lemon to Milt May got Chambliss at the plate.

1983: The Sox did all of their scoring in their final three at bats in beating Kansas City 6-3 win before 17,710 at Comiskey Park. Chris Nyman pulled the Sox even with a two-run homer – the first of his career -- in the seventh. Two batters later, Jerry Dybzinski’s single scored Vance Law with the go-ahead run. Harold Baines capped the scoring with a two-run home run in the eighth. Juan Agosto got the win with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.

1985: Greg Walker’s three-run homer highlighted a four-run first as the White Sox dispatched the Royals 4-1 before 23,153 at Comiskey Park. The Sox three hits in the first and managed just one more off Mark Gubicza as starter Richard Dotson, rubber-armed Gene Nelson and closer Bob James held the Royals in check as the second-place Sox pulled to within 1.5 games of first place in the American League.

1987: The White Sox used their first round pick on Stanford pitcher Jack McDowell, who was the fifth overall selection of the draft. After signing, McDowell made a quick tour through the minors before debuting with a win Sept. 15 vs. Minnesota at ComiskeyPark. McDowell went on to become a two-time 20-game winner and a Cy Young winner with the Sox. … On the field, the White Sox drubbed the Rangers 15-5 behind home runs from Jerry Royster, Greg Walker, Ken Williams, Harold Baines and Ron Karkovice. Walker’s roundtripper was a grand slam.

1991: Matt Merullo’s two-run pinch-single in the eighth propelled the Sox to an emotional 4-3 win over Oakland before 41,358 at NewComiskeyPark. Merullo, pinch-hitting for Sammy Sosa, scored Dan Pasqua and Robin Ventura with his single and made a winner out of Charlie Hough, who gave up three hits over eight innings to get the win.

1993: Joey Cora’s first career home run was part of the White Sox 10-1 pasting of the Tigers at Detroit. The dinger was Cora’s first in 886 Major League at bats. It ended the second longest active homerless streak in the big leagues.

1995: The White Sox trimmed the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in 15 innings at ComiskeyPark in Terry Bevington’s debut as Chicago manager. Ozzie Guillen went 3-for-7 with three RBI, including the game-winner which scored a hustling Mike LaValliere, and three doubles in the longest game at New Comiskey Park (4:58). Earlier in the 15th, LaValliere tied the game with a single. Starter Brian Keyser gave up three runs on nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts in six innings in his big league debut.

1996: The White Sox swept a doubleheader from the Detroit Tigers before 26,125 at Comiskey Park. In the first game, the White Sox prevailed 4-2 for their all-time best eighth consecutive victory at NewComiskeyPark. James Baldwin limited the Tigers to one run on three hits in eight innings to improve to 5-1. Lyle Mouton homered while Roberto Hernandez earned his 16th save. In the second game, Frank Thomas homered and drove in four as the Sox extended their record NewComiskeyPark win streak to nine.

1997: Mike Cameron delivered a game-winning two-run double in the ninth to push the White Sox past the Brewers 8-5 in Milwaukee. Albert Belle’s club record-tying 27-game hitting streak was stopped after he went 0-for-3 with two walks.

2000: The White Sox made their Enron Field debut a successful one with a 7-4 victory at Houston. The Sox used a five-run second and then cruised to victory. Frank Thomas highlighted the outburst with a three-run homer.