Everything went according to the script with pomp and pageantry as the White Sox tried to "turn back the clock" yesterday in Chicago. But they couldn't turn back the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers scored six runs in the eighth to tie the game and then broke a string of 22 scoreless extra innings with three runs in the 13th to beat the White Sox, 12-9, and ruin their "Turn Back The Clock" Day.
It was Milwaukee's first extra-inning victory after six straight losses and came on a day the White Sox celebrated their last World Series winner by wearing the uniforms of the 1917 team.
Popcorn sold for a nickel, general admission seats were 50 cents and reserved seats went at half price as 40,666 fans turned out to see women in bonnets and men in bow ties and bowlers.
They cheered when the White Sox took a 4-0 lead that was cut down by Robin Yount's three-run homer in the third. But triples by Sammy Sosa in the third and fifth innings led to five more runs and a 9-3 lead had them cheering again.
That was dissolved when the Brewers scored six times in the eighth on four walks, a bad-hop, two-run single by Greg Vaughn, a two-run double by B.J. Surhoff and a tying single by Darryl Hamilton.
"It was kind of weird out there," said Hamilton. "You're in the outfield and you can't hear the players being announced."
The public address system wasn't used, nor was the scoreboard. There were no such gadgets in 1917. A megaphone and a special, manually operated scoreboard were employed instead.
"I'm numb," said Chicago Manager Jeff Torborg. "We let that one get away."
A's 11, Twins 7:
In Minneapolis, Jose Canseco had three hits, three RBI and his 23rd home run of the season to lead Oakland.
Canseco, who missed 20 games in June and early July with back and wrist injuries, doubled to drive in a run in the first inning, singled in the third and hit a 435-foot, two-run homer to center in the A's five-run fourth.
Felix Jose added a three-run homer as each of the Oakland starters got hits.
Mariners 2, Angels 1:
Host Seattle scored a run without a hit in the seventh inning and Erik Hanson bested Mark Langston in a pitchers' duel.
Henry Cotto drove in Pete O'Brien with the winning run in the seventh on a fielder's choice groundout. Langston (4-10) loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batter.
Hanson (10-6) pitched a four-hitter, striking out eight and walking three. Mike Schooler earned his 23rd save.