WHITE SOX/ANGELS KISS SISTER IN SERIES

Often times when two teams split a series of games it is referred to as kissing one’s sister. Kissing one’s sister was never so good for the White Sox as they took the last two games of this four game set, for a two-two split.

The series finale featured former Sox righty Jon Garland (don’t look DonS) for the Halos against Javier Vazquez for the South Siders. The game was a good one, going back & forth. Anaheim jumped out to a 2-0 lead, then trailed 3-2, and then Joe Crede’s error provided the Angels with the tying run.

But when in the top of the 9th A.J. Pierzynski slid into second for a double, just ahead of Reggie Willits’ throw and later scored on Jim Thome’s RBI base rip to right, his first hit of the series, Bobby Jenks was brought on to close it out. And with two out and nobody on base Vlady Guerrero hit a comebacker to the mound, Jenks threw to Paulie Konerko for the White Sox winner & series split. This game was played late Thursday night, sorry didn’t have time to write about it till now.

Ozzie seems to have found a lineup that has been working. He’s moved A.J. Pierzynski to the #2 spot, with Carlos Quentin hitting 3rd, followed by Jermaine Dye. Slumping Jim Thome and Paul Konerko, who has a bone bruise on his right hand have been dropped in the order. Juan Uribe was removed from the game, in favor of Alexei Ramirez, after coming up lame running out a grounder.

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