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 2000 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
Part Three:  the seven days that made our season, consecutive road sweeps of New York and Cleveland.

Sweep Tribe in the Jake!

(June 14, 2000)

The Sox struck early and often, the rains came, the Jacobs Field sellout crowd left, and the Cleveland Indians threw in the towel.  Our Chicago White Sox complete their three-game conquest of the second-place Tribe, 11-4.  The Sox head for New York with a five game bulge in the standings and a full tank of confidence in the heart.  It's not too early for Tribe fans to start watching the wild-card race standings.

The Sox lost a game in Boston because of rain earlier this year.  With rookie Kip Wells starting, the Pale Hose seemed determined to get out of the gates early -- and did.  They scored five runs on five hits, including two two-rbi singles by Paul Konerko and Tony Graffanino.  Cleveland wouldn't go quietly and touched Wells for four runs on two hits in the bottom half of the frame.  

That set the scene for a dramatic second inning.  Sox hitters emphatically answered Cleveland's challenge, scoring five more runs and chasing Cleveland's Charlie Brower.  Magglio Ordonez provided the key blow in the inning, a two-rbi double scoring Jose Valentin and Frank ThomasJeff Abbott followed with a two-rbi single of his own, and Graffanino collected his third and fourth rbi's of the game.  Could Cleveland's hitters answer again?  Nope!  Kip Wells gave up a leadoff double to Richie Sexson, but came through with two clutch strikeouts and a groundout to leave the Indians scoreless.  Game Over.

The rains came, Chicagoans were forced to endure the telecast of a meaningless game from Chicago's North Side, and when the tarp was finally removed at Jacobs Field, the Sox went to work again.  Long-forgotten Kevin Beirne relieved Kip Wells and pitched 3-2/3rds scoreless innings.  Jesus Pena was next pitching a scoreless 1-1/3rd innings.  Cleveland's hitters looked positively dead on their feet.  Manager Charlie Manuel effectively conceded defeat when he went to his bullpen and chose Monday night's starter Paul Rigdon for mop up duty.  The Tribe wasn't going to waste any of their good pitchers in a lost cause.  Jerry Manuel wisely saved his "A" team relievers for the coming series with the Yankees, too.

It's a late flight into New York for another huge series against Bronx Bombers starting Thursday night.  Sweeping the Tribe ought to help the team get a more restful night sleep.  A fat blowout victory sure helps too.  Ain't they Amazin'!

 

Back to 2000 Champions!

 



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