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White Sox Top Twins as Nicholson Hits Triple and Grand Slam

Apr. 21, 1963 - Dave Nicholson drove in 5 runs with a triple and a grand slam homer yesterday to help the Chicago White Sox overcome a 3-run deficit for a 10-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Comiskey Park. Nicholson’s first major league grand slam came on the first ball thrown by Frank Sullivan, the fifth Minnesota pitcher, in the sixth inning. Joe Cunningham and Ron Hansen followed with back-to-back doubles for another run. The Twins used six pitchers and the White Sox five. Minnesota starter Jim Kaat, given a 3-0 lead against Chicago’s Joe Horlen in the first, lasted only four innings. He gave up five runs for his first defeat. He had not been helped by the defense behind him — Minnesota made five errors in the game. Shortstop Zoilo Versalles committed two in the first inning, and second baseman Bernie Allen topped Varsalles’ feats by making two on the same play to start the Sox fourth. Nicholson, the 23-year-old hero of the day, came to the Sox as part of the deal that sent Luis Aparicio and Al Smith to league-leading Baltimore. The White Sox, who have now won three games in a row, are in second place in the American League.

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