The White Sox capped an 11-1 playoff run to their first World Series championship in 88 years with a four-game streak past the Astros. Chicago got more incredible pitching in the finale from Freddy Garcia and the bullpen, and a late RBI single from Series MVP Jermaine Dye to put away the NL champions once and for all. Full story >
Geoff Blum hit a solo home run in the 14th inning to help the White Sox beat the Astros, 7-5, at Minute Maid Park in the longest World Series game in history. The win places the White Sox one victory away from their first world championship in 88 years. Full story >
The bad news is the Astros trail the White Sox in the World Series, 2-0. The good news is they return home for Tuesday's night Game 3, with Roy Oswalt's nearly impossible-to-hit arsenal taking center stage on the Minute Maid Park pitching mound. He'll be opposed by well-rested 18-game winner Jon Garland for red-hot Chicago, 9-1 in the playoffs. Full story >
Scott Podsednik's walk-off home run against Houston closer Brad Lidge gave the White Sox a 7-6 win Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in their search for the franchise's first World Series title since 1917. Jose Vizcaino delivered a two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the ninth to propel the Astros into a short-lived tie. Full story >
The White Sox 5-3 victory over the Astros before 41,206 fans in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field certainly was worth the time off. Bobby Jenks earned his third postseason save and Joe Crede sparkled at third base and slammed the go-ahead homer in the fourth. Full story >
The World Series gets under way Saturday night in Chicago, with the Astros giving the ball to future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens, while the host White Sox go with a streaking Jose Contreras amid what promises to be an electric atmosphere at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox have not been in a World Series for 46 years. The Astros have never been in a World Series in their 43-year history.
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