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8/1-8/2 - Comiskey Park
GAME 1 - Tigers 5, White Sox 4
Early Wynn was nursing a 4-3 lead when the Tigers reached him for 2 runs in the top of the 7th thanks to a 2 run homer by "the walking man" Eddie Yost. Jim Bunning was able to get close to the finish line, but he loaded the bases with 2 outs and had to give way to Dave Sisler, who was able to get Luis Aparico to ground out weakly to Frank Bolling at short to end it.
GAME 2 - White Sox 7, Tigers 6 (12 inn)
Frank Larry and the Tigers will kick themselves forever for blowing a 6-1 lead in the 8th. The Chisox were 6 outs away from going down 0-2 in this best of 5 series when the offense found it's sea legs. After Nellie Fox walked and Roy Sievers singled Minnie Minoso hit a bullet into the left field seats to make it 6-4. Al Smith followed up with a clean single, but Jim Landis took a called strike 3 for the first out. Gene Freese singled to keep the rally going and Sherm Lollar walked to load the bases for pinch hitter Ted Kluszewski who double off the right field wall to tie it. Call it the "miracle on the south side", but now the Tigers were on the ropes and in the bottom of the 12th with 1 out Aparicio lifted a sac fly to score Landis to tie the series.
8/3-8/4 - Tiger Stadium
GAME 3 - White Sox 4, Tigers 3
Chicago jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead off of Tiger starter Don "Rabbit Ears" Mossi then fought like crazy to hold on. Detroit chiseled away at the Pale Hose's lead with solo runs in the 5th, 7th and the bottom of the 9th when pinch hitter Dick McAuliffe grounded out to Fox at second with the bases loaded to end the rally. Fireman Gerry Staley came on to get the final out the neither Kemmerer or Herb Score could secure. Chicago held on for 2-1 series lead in a game that Detroit out hit them 13-5, but couldn't not outscore them.
GAME 4 - White Sox 9, Tigers 2
Dick Donovan and Frank Baumann combined to allow only 2 runs as both split duties covering the game for the Chisox. Jim Bunning was not his HOF self as he allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings of work. Detroit's cavalcade of relievers were no better as the Southsiders posted 9 runs on 10 hits, which includes a big 5 run 4th inning where Luis Aparicio lined a huge 2 run single. Gerry Staley once again came on board to record the final out, which also close out the series.