Brewers 8, White Sox 7, 10 innings
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Darryl Hamilton’s run-scoring double with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers an 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on a record hot Thursday night at County Stadium.
Hamilton’s drive to right-center off Roberto Hernandez (2-4) scored Jeff Cirillo, who singled with two outs.
Reliever Al Reyes (1-1) got his first major league victory, throwing 1 2-3 innings of hitless relief. He walked two and struck out one.
Tim Raines beat out a potential inning-ending double play in the ninth, allowing the White Sox to take a 7-6 lead, but Greg Vaughn’s two-out double tied it 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth.
The gametime temperature was 104 degrees, breaking the record of 98 degrees set June 21, 1988. The temperature neared the city’s all-time high of 105 on July 24, 1934.
Despite the heat, tempers stayed cool when Chicago shortstop Grebeck was struck by a pitch in the second inning and Brewers catcher Joe Oliver got plunked in the sixth, breaking a bone in his left wrist and sidelining him indefinitely.
Before the game, the American League withdrew its edict of automatic ejection for any pitcher who hits a batter in the series between the bitter AL Central rivals.
That kept Brewers rookie left-hander Sid Roberson in the game after he plunked Craig Grebeck in his right knee, and it kept White Sox reliever Jose De Leon from being ejected when his errant curveball struck Oliver’s left wrist.
The league had taken the unusual stance following an acrimonious meeting between the teams on June 29, when Rob Dibble’s brushback pitch near the head of Milwaukee’s Pat Listach started a bench-clearing brawl and resulted in a three-game suspension of Dibble, who is appealing his penalty.
Chicago starter Jim Abbott scattered two runs, four hits and three walks over five innings. His bullpen blew a lead of his for the fifth time this year.
After plunking Oliver, De Leon was lifted following Vaughn’s single. B.J. Surhoff greeted Scott Radinsky with an RBI double and Matt Mieske and Listach added sacrifice flies to pull the Brewers within 6-5. Darryl Hamilton scored on pinch hitter Dave Nilsson’s fielder’s choice in the seventh, tying it at 6-all.
Mike Deveraux had an RBI single and Robin Ventura added a sacrifice fly as Chicago’s first four hitters scored in the first inning. Milwaukee’s Jeff Cirillo scored on a groundout in the first and added an RBI single in the second to undo half the damage.
Roberson, starting in place of right-hander Ricky Bones (sore right bicep), surrendered six earned runs on four hits and three walks in 1 2-3 innings.
Notes: Bones will start against the White Sox on Friday night barring further setbacks ... Former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas opened Gorman’s Grill, a concession stand outside County Stadium that features ``The Stormin’ Gorman,″ a cajun chicken sandwich and the Bamberger Hamburger, named in honor of former Milwaukee skipper George Bamberger ... Chicago and Milwaukee had met four times this season, all of them one-game sets due to revamped schedules caused by the strike.