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Part Six:  the seven days that made our season, consecutive road sweeps of New York and Cleveland.

Sox Slam Yanks Again!

(June 17, 2000)

Those world champion teams don't go down easy.  Oh well, it will just make our ultimate victory celebration just that much more interesting.  Remember that day in the Bronx when Bernie Williams tried to beat us all by himself...

The world champions are looking down the barrel of a sweep in their own house after the White Sox scored early and often then ran away and hid 10-9 victors for their sixth straight victory.  With Cleveland loss on Saturday, the Sox lead is stretched to 7-1/2 games -- and they're pitching Jaime Navarro.  Whew, brother -- you need to put out a fire and you reach for gasoline?  Good luck, Cleveland.  hahahaha.   

The Sox looked to make this game a laugher, scoring each of the first four innings and holding an 8-0 lead.  The big inning was the second where the Sox picked up five runs on five hits, the big blow coming from Magglio Ordonez, scoring three runs.  Maggs finished with four rbi's.  Leadoff man Ray Durham was 3 for 5 with two runs scored and a walk.  Chris Singleton had a solo shot homer in the fourth.  Carlos Lee singled in Singleton in the sixth inning to score the tenth Sox run which seemed insignificant at the time but proved to be the winning margin.

Cal Eldred picked up his eighth win of the year pitching five innings in spite of a 57 minute rain delay in the fourth inning.  He allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking two.  Sean Lowe relieved Eldred in the sixth retiring his first two batters, but ran into trouble walking two and allowing an infield single.  Kelly Wunsch couldn't shut the door and Lowe got charged with the resulting three runs.  Bill Simas came in relief of Wunsch in the seventh but ran into trouble in the eighth.  He was relieved by closer Keith Foulke who was greeted by world-killer Bernie Williams with a two-run homer.  

Sox fans, if one player can go 4 for 4, drive in seven runs and we still win, what does that tell you?  It takes a lot to sink the Sox!

Foulke continued through the final out to earn his sixteenth save, as the Sox picked up their 43rd victory.  Jim Parque leads the Sox against El Duque Sunday afternoon for a shot at the four-game sweep.  Monday the Sox (finally) return home to meet the Indians, newly fortified with the pitching acumen of Jaime Navarro.  Oh, brother...


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