Monday, October 17, 2005

« White Sox Whitewash Angels for AL Pennant »

By Suss
ALCS Game 5: Chicago White Sox 6, Los Angeles Angels 3
Contreras Controls Angels in Complete Game

That September meltdown doesn't look so bad anymore for the White Sox. They got in the playoffs. And that's all the opportunity they needed.

With a 6-3 triumph in Los Angeles, Chicago's "other" team is now "the" team in the Windy City.

On the arm of Jose Contreras (who went the distance, a feat done in every game for White Sox starters), the Black-hosed Gamblers stuck it to the California Cherubs in the fifth and decisive game.

The game began to take shape in the fifth inning, tied at 1-1.

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NLCS Game 4: Houston Astros 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Cardinals Backe-ache puts them one loss from elimination

The Cardinals looked strong after their Game 1 win. But Game 4's loss puts them down 3-1 in the series. One more Houston victory propels the Astros into the World Series.

Brandon Backe went 5 2/3 innings of impressive pitching, allowing just one run and striking out 7.

Chad Qualls, being the pitcher in the seventh inning, was credited with the win.

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