Carlton Fisk singled with the bases loaded and none out in the 11th inning yesterday to give the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in Chicago.
The White Sox, down a run, got five straight singles, causing Yankee Manager Yogi Berra to observe: "I wish we could get some of those cheap hits."
Fisk's blooper, which scored pinch runner Rudy Law, barely cleared third baseman Mike Pagliarulo's glove and landed just onto the outfield grass. The Yankees had drawn in their infield for a play at the plate.
Tim Hulett started the inning against Bob Shirley (0-1) with a single, then Scott Fletcher got his fourth straight hit. Harold Baines' single loaded the bases, then Tom Paciorek singled to right to tie the game.
Dale Murray relieved and on a 1-1 pitch threw a fast ball on the fists that ended the game.
Winner Gene Nelson (1-1) went the final 3 1/3 innings, although he walked home the lead run in the top of the 11th.
The Yankees' Dave Righetti had taken a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Luis Salazar singled with one out and pinch hitter Jerry Hairston walked. After Ron Kittle struck out, Fletcher singled to score Salazar. Baines' double down the third-base line tied it.
Don Baylor opened the top of the 11th with a single and advanced on a wild pitch. With two out, Butch Wynegar was intentionally walked. Pinch hitter Ken Griffey and Henderson walked, unintentionally, then Willie Randolph struck out.
New York starter Dennis Rasmussen had allowed one unearned run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.