May 3, 1985 Game 269: White Sox (9-9) at Tigers (11-8)

The Tigers have won 3 in a row and Todd Crane is poised to make his 2nd start of the season after winning his first 4 days ago.  The White Sox start Tom Seaver and this game was a nail bitter.

The White Sox get one off of Crane early, in the 2nd Walker singles and Fisk walks.  Kittle hits a little dribbler up the firstbase line and Parrish makes the play and he tries to get the double play and get the force at 2nd but it was just a little to far up the line and Kittle is safe at 1st and Walker is at 3rd.  Salazar then singles Walker home to score Walker and it is a 1-0 White Sox.

The Tigers would take the lead in the bottom of the second on back to back homers by Evans and Herndon.  Evans hits a hanging curveball from Seaver into the short rightfield porch with Parrish on 1st for a 2 run homer.  Herndon then takes a first pitch fastball and puts it in the upper deck for a solo shot and gives the Tigers a 3-1 lead.

That would be all the runs that Crane would need and he was very effeicient in his pitches and kept the White Sox hitters off balance.  He would run into some trouble in the 8th.  After Guillen leads off with a single and Law bounces into a 5-4 FC, Baines singles to put runners at 1st and 3rd and Sparky comes out and makes the change.  He would bring in Willie Hernandez and the next hitter is Walker who would double scoring Law and making it a 3-2 game.  Hernandez gets out of the jam and closes out the 9th for his 6th save and Crane picks up his 2nd win.  The Tigers have now won 4 in a row.

The Final Score 3-2 Tigers