THREE SUCCESSIVE ROAD WINS: Chicago won all three games here at Angel Stadium, becoming just the 11th team to win three successive games of any postseason series on the road...It marks the 4th time in LCS play...All instances are Games 3 through 5, unless noted:
|2005 ALCS||Chicago (A)||at Los Angeles (A)||1961 WS||New York (A)||at Cincinnati|
|2001 NLCS||Arizona||at Atlanta||1949 WS||New York (A)||at Brooklyn|
|1996 WS||New York (A)||at Atlanta||1942 WS||St. Louis||at New York (A)|
|1996 ALCS||New York (A)||at Baltimore||1941 WS||New York (A)||at Brooklyn|
|1991 ALCS||Minnesota||at Toronto||1903 WS||Boston||at Pittsburgh (Games 5-7)|
|1983 WS||Baltimore||at Philadelphia|| || || |
In regular season play, the White Sox were just 16-49 against A.L. West teams on the coast on the road since 2001...By taking all 3 here at Angel Stadium, the Sox essentially posted only their second road series win on the road at A.L. West teams on the coast since 2001 (Aug. 26-28, 2005 at Seattle)...It was the first three-game sweep for the Sox at Angel Stadium since April 7-9, 1992...The Sox were just 5-15 here at Angel Stadium since 2001.
The Angels managed 11 runs in the 5-game series, the fewest runs by a team in ALCS play since Boston managed 4 in a 4-game sweep by Oakland in 1990...The 11 runs in a 5-game series are the fewest since Minnesota scored 10 in five games against Baltimore in 1970, the second lowest total ever for a 5-game series...The Angels hit .175 (27-154) as a team, the lowest by a club in LCS play since the 1984 ALCS when Kansas City hit .170 (18-106) in a 3-game series loss to Detroit...It is the 3rd lowest figure ever for an ALCS series of any length (.155 by Minnesota in the 1969 ALCS)...It is the lowest batting average ever for an LCS series of 5-games in length.
Perhaps a sign from the Baseball Gods...PANTS ROWLAND was the manager of the Chicago White Sox for their last World Series title in 1917...Tonight, AARON ROWAND scored the game-winning run in the 8th inning to send the Sox back to the Series for the first time since 1959.
LIVE AND DIE WITH THE BULLPEN:
KELVIM ESCOBAR suffered his 2nd defeat of this series in Game Five...The Angels bullpen allowed 4 runs tonight (only one earned)...The Angels bullpen has posted a 1.15 era (3 er/20 ip) in the five games of this series, recording 28 strikeouts...The bullpen recorded the only save of this series (Rodriguez in Game One).
STICKING WITH SUCCESS:
The White Sox have used the same lineup in all 8 of their postseason games...During the regular season, manager OZZIE GUILLEN never used the same lineup for more than 3 consecutive games.
collected 3 RBI tonight, giving him 7 for the series, tying teammate PAUL KONERKO for a team-high this series...Crede's home run to lead off the 7th inning was his 2nd in the series.
SCORING FIRST EQUALS SUCCESS:
The team to have scored first in each game of this series earned the victory...The White Sox had scored a run in the first inning in each of the last 3 games.
BUILDING A LEAD:
The Angels took a 3-2 lead in the 5th inning, giving them their first lead in this series since Game One, when Los Angeles built a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 Game One victory.
fanned four straight batters over the 7th and 8th innings, one strikeout shy of matching the LCS record for most consecutive strikeouts, 5, done four times, most recently by MIKE MUSSINA in Game One of the 2004 ALCS.
snapped an 0-for-8 with his 5th inning double...The hit was just his 2nd hit of this series, his 1st extra base hit...Figgins also scored his 1st run of this series to give the Angels their 3-2 lead.
The Angels walked twice tonight - GARRET ANDERSON in the 3rd and CASEY KOTCHMAN in the 4th - to match their total for the first 4 games of this series.
Angels pitchers retired the White Sox in order in the top of the 3rd inning, the first 1-2-3 inning record by Angels pitchers since the 7th inning of Game 3 in this series...GARRET ANDERSON's 1st inning single was the Angels' first 1st inning hit in the five games of this series...The Angels totaled 2 extra base hits tonight, matching their Game Two and Game Three totals for most in one game this series...The Angels totaled 8 extra base hits (5 doubles and 3 home runs) in the series...SCOTT PODSEDNIK swiped his 3rd stolen base in this series in the 7th inning, his 4th this postseason...ORLANDO CABRERA did not collect a hit for the second consecutive game after hitting safely in his 1st 8 postseason games this year and in his 1st 10 career LCS games...GARRET ANDERSON made his 1st start and appearance in centerfield tonight since October 2, 2004.
|Game 1 - Tues., Oct. 11||Los Angeles 3, at Chicago 2||Byrd||Contreras||Rodriguez||40,659|
|Game 2 - Wed., Oct. 12||at Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1||Buehrle||Escobar|| ||41,013|
|Game 3 - Fri., Oct. 14||Chicago 5, at Los Angeles 2||Garland||Lackey|| ||44,725|
|Game 4 - Sat., Oct. 15||Chicago 8, at Los Angeles 2||Garcia||Santana|| ||44,857|
|Game 5 - Sun., Oct. 16||Chicago 6, at Los Angeles 3||Contreras||Escobar|| ||44,712|