Can't Rain on Our Parade
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Oct 24, 2005 4:22PM
That positive premonition was right, as the White Sox won both games at the Cell this weekend! They took Game 1 5-3 Saturday night and won 7-6 in Game 2 Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series at they now head down to Houston.
Saturday night's game started off with a bang as Jermaine Dye hit a home run off the Astros' Roger Clemens in the 1st inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. After Houston tied the game in the top of the 2nd, the Sox added two more. Houston tied the game in the 3rd, but Clemens strained his hamstring and was replaced by Wandy Rodriguez to start the bottom of the 3rd. A 4th inning homer by Joe Crede put the Sox on top again at 4-3 and a Scott Podsednik triple in the 8th scored A.J. Pierzinski for an insurance run. That last run was unnecessary as rookie sensation Bobby Jenks mowed down the Astros for the final 4 outs of the game. Sox win! Sox take a 1-0 series lead!
The series now moves down to Houston for the next three games. Roy Oswalt faces Jon Garland on Tueday night in Game 3, which should be another exciting matchup. With the Sox as hot as they are, will they even return to U.S. Cellular this season, or will they close out our first World Series title in 88 years down in Houston?