May 9, 1976
Chicago at Detroit
Joe Coleman tries for his first win of the season and at first, things look good. Detroit scores three runs in the bottom of the 2nd, helped by Mickey Stanley's two run homer, and Coleman holds the White Sox to just a single hit thru the first three innings. But Jorge Orta homers in the 4th, then back to back errors by Sutherland and Staub had the Sox another run in the inning. Orta doubles in the 6th and scores to tie the game on Buddy Bradford's triple. Pete Varney's homerun starts the White Sox to a 2 run, 7th inning, as Chicago goes up, 5-3. Detroit's bullpen takes over in the 8th and the roof caves in, the walls collapse, the floor gives way, you name it, it happened. Bradford's second triple of the game (he had two all year) and Jack Brohamer's two run homer lead to three runs in the 8th. Bill Laxton can't find the plate in the 9th and the White Sox end up with 6 more runs before Jim Crawford can get the final two outs. After the early trouble, Wilbur Wood floats his way thru the Tigers lineup.
Chicago: Wood and Varney
Detroit: Coleman, Grilli (8), Laxton (8), Crawford (9) and Freehan