AT TONIGHT'S GAME: Hall of Fame shortstop and former White Sox Luis Aparicio and former Astros Dave Bergman, Art Howe, and Joe Niekro.
CLIFF POLITTE: 0.2 ip, 0 h, 1 r-er, 1 bb, 1 so...Politte has 3.37 era (1 er/2.2 ip) in 3 appearances in this postseason.
NEAL COTTS: 1 batter, 1 bb...Cotts has pitched 2 scoreless innings in 4 appearances in this postseason.
DUSTIN HERMANSON made his 1st appearance of the postseason for the White Sox in the 8th inning...His last appearance came on Sept. 30 at Cleveland. His line: 0.1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 1 so.
ORLANDO HERNANDEZ: 1 ip, 0 h, 0 r-er, 4 bb, 2 so...Hernandez has pitched 4 scoreless innings in 2 appearances in this postseason.
HERNANDEZ LEFT THE GAME with tightness in his neck. He is listed as day-to-day.
LUIS VIZCAINO made his 1st appearance of the postseason in the 10th inning...He had last pitched on Oct. 1 at Cleveland. His line: 1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 0 so.
BOBBY JENKS: 2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 3 so...His postseason era is now 2.57.
DAMASO MARTE: 1.2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 3 so.
MARK BUEHRLE: 0.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so...This was Buehrle's 1st relief appearance since Oct. 4, 2000, Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
BUEHRLE IS THE FIRST PITCHER IN WORLD SERIES HISTORY TO START AND EARN A SAVE IN CONSECUTIVE SERIES GAMES
DAN WHEELER: 1.1 ip, 1 h, 0 r-er, 1 hbp...Wheeler has a 4.00 era (4 er/9 ip) in 8 appearances in this postseason.
MIKE GALLO: 0.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so...Gallo has pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in 7 postseason games.
BRAD LIDGE: 1.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 3 so...He is 0-2, 4.22 in 9 postseason outings.
CHAD QUALLS: 3 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 3 so...Qualls has a 2.08 era (3 er/13 ip) in 9 games in this postseason.
EZEQUIEL ASTACIO: 0.2 ip, 4 h, 2 r-er, 0 bb. 1 so.
WANDY RODRIGUEZ: 0.1 ip, 0 r, 0 r, 1 so
EXTRA INNINGS: This is the 55th extra inning game in World Series history, the 1st since October, 22, 2003, Game 4, when Florida defeated New York, 4-3 in 12 innings at Pro Player Stadium.
The 14-inning contest matched the longest game by innings in World Series history. The only other 14-inning contest was on Oct. 9, 1916, Game 2, when the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers, 2-1 at Boston with BABE RUTH the winning pitcher.
THE 17 PITCHERS used by Chicago (9) and Houston (8) is a World Series record for pitchers used, both clubs, in a single game. The old mark of 13 has been done twice, Oct. 22, 1991, Game 3, Atlanta at Minnesota, 12 innings and Oct. 23, 1996, Game 4, New York at Atlanta, 10 innings.
The 9 pitchers used by the White Sox is a Series record. A team has used 8 pitchers 3 times.
THE 43 PLAYERS used by Chicago (22) and Houston (21) were also the most ever used in a WS game.
THE 30 LEFT ON BASE, 15 by each team, are the most ever in a WS game with the previous mark being 27. The 15 LOB by each team ties the most in a game, done 4 times previously.
THE THREE HIT BY PITCHES (2 by Houston pitchers; one by Chicago pitchers) tied the World Series record for most hit by pitch, game, both clubs. It is the 9th time it has been done, 2nd in this Series as three Astro batters were hit in Game 1 at Chicago.
THE 12 WALKS recorded by Houston batters is a World Series record for a single game. The mark of 11 had been accomplished 3 times, last by Detroit, Oct. 12,,1984, Game 3, vs. San Diego. The 2 teams combined for 21 walks, a Series record for both teams, game. The old mark of 19 was accomplished on Oct. 5, 1957, Game 3, New York at Milwaukee.
THE SIX DOUBLE PLAYS by Chicago (2) and Houston (4) tied the World Series record for most double plays, both clubs. It has been done 4 times previous, last on Oct. 23, 2002, Game 4, Anaheim at San Francisco.
MOST AT BATS: SCOTT PODSEDNIK had eight official at bats tonight, a new record for a Series game. Only one player in World Series history even had at 7 at bats in a game prior to tonight: DON HAHN of the New York Mets on October 14, 1973, Game 2, 12 innings at Oakland.
Chicago had 53 at bats as a team, one shy of the record set by the Mets on Oct. 14, 1973.
GEOFF BLUM became the 30th player to homer in his 1st career World Series at bat with his game-winning blast in the top of the 14th inning.
TEAMS AT 3-0: This is the 22nd time a team has won the 1st 3 games of a World Series, the 2nd straight year. Of the 21 previous times that has occurred, the team up 3-0 has won Game 4 18 times and has won the World Championship on all 21 occasions.
CHICAGO has won its last 7 games of this postseason since losing to the Angels in Game 1 of the ALCS and is 10-1 overall. The White Sox are 5-0 on the road in this postseason.
IN EXTRA INNINGS, the White Sox are now 11-1 in 2005, regular and postseason.
TOTAL PITCHES FOR BOTH CLUBS TONIGHT: 482
LP: Astacio (0-1)
WP: Marte (1-0)
SV: Buehrle (1)
HR: Crede, Blum, Lane
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