Tuesday, January 15, 2013

White Sox Tommy John's 4-Hitter Upends Cleveland 3 - 2

May 5, 1967 (n) at Cleveland Indians

Tommy John recorded his first win of 1967 pitching a complete game 4-hitter to defeat the Indians and Steve Hargan at Cleveland 3 to 2. Tommy's sinker was at its best inducing groundouts all night with 1st baseman Tommy McCraw making 17 putouts mostly from infielders' assists.

The White Sox trailed 2 - 0 after two innings but tied the score in the 3rd as Wayne Causey reached on a BB, Tommie Agee singled and McCraw had a groundout rbi. Ken Berry followed with an rbi single. Tied at 2 all in the ninth, Chicago scored the go ahead run after 1 out. Agee stroked another single, promptly stole 2b (9th of the year) and Pete Ward brought him home with an rbi single. The Sox had 5 total hits for the game; Pete Ward stole his 1st base of the year. Fittingly, Tommy John retired the Indians in the home half of the ninth on 3 ground ball outs. The White Sox are now 11 - 7.

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