Around the Majors: White Sox can win ALCS today

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Astros 4, Cardinals 3 (Astros lead the series, 2-1)
White Sox 8, Angels 2 (White Sox lead the series, 3-1)

2) Today’s schedule–

Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 3.57, 16 RSAA) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.76, -11 RSAA), 4:05
White Sox (Jose Contreras, 3.61, 20 RSAA) at Angels (Paul Byrd, 3.74, 10 RSAA), 7:35

3) ASTROS 4, CARDINALS 3

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
                 - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Cardinals        0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   3   7  1
Astros           0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   4  11  0

* Astros P Roger Clemens’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 40   10   3.91   33  33  211.2  190  8.08 11.14  17   9   0  14  12  Yankees      
2004 41   32   2.98   33  33  214.1  218  9.15 10.67  18   4   0  15   7  Astros       
2005 42   53   1.87   32  32  211.1  185  7.88  9.20  13   8   0  17   4  Astros       
CAREER   698   3.12  672 671 4704.1 4502  8.61 10.84 341 172   0 338 175 
LG AVG     0   4.38          4704.1 3134  6.00 12.94 263 264 

4) WHITE SOX 8, ANGELS 2

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
                 - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
White Sox        3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0   8   8  1
Angels           0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2   6  1

* White Sox LF Scott Podsednik reached base safely 4 times–1 H (3B), 3 BB, 2 SB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   18  .379  .443  .822  .591   6.46  .314   9   58   43  154  Brewers      
2004   28  -20  .313  .364  .677  .402   4.33  .244  12   39   70  154  Brewers      
2005   29   -8  .351  .349  .700  .451   4.51  .290   0   25   59  129  White Sox    
CAR        -12  .345  .385  .730  .480   5.00  .279  22  130  172  456 
LG AVG       0  .338  .431  .769  .500   5.11  .269  56  231   27 
POS AVG      0  .334  .429  .764  .499   5.10  .271  54  215   55 

* White Sox P Freddy Garcia’s line–9 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -2   4.51   33  33  201.1  144  6.44 12.43  12  14   0  13  13  Mariners     
2004 27   19   3.81   31  31  210    184  7.89 11.27  13  11   0  14  10  Mariners/White Sox
2005 28   15   3.87   33  33  228    146  5.76 11.37  14   8   0  12  10  White Sox    
CAREER    85   3.93  219 218 1427.1 1067  6.73 11.86  99  62   0  89  72 
LG AVG     0   4.58          1427.1  996  6.28 13.07  80  80 

* Angels P Ervin Santana took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 22   -7   4.65   23  23  133.2   99  6.67 13.06  12   8   0   9  11  Angels       
CAREER    -7   4.65   23  23  133.2   99  6.67 13.06  12   8   0   9  11 
LG AVG     0   4.36           133.2   92  6.16 12.63   8   7 

5) Yesterday’s HR–

Mike Lamb
Paul Konerko
A.J. Pierzynski

6) Cardinals 3B Abraham Nunez had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a contusion of his left quadriceps, and his status for today’s game is unknown.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -14  .310  .357  .667  .344   3.59  .248   4   35    9  118  Pirates      
2004   28  -15  .275  .319  .593  .192   2.29  .236   2   13    1  112  Pirates      
2005   29   -9  .343  .361  .704  .431   4.43  .285   5   44    0  139  Cardinals    
CAR        -98  .314  .326  .640  .321   3.50  .248  16  161   35  769 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.22  .270  65  265   35 
POS AVG    -37  .331  .397  .728  .438   4.59  .267  42  217   35 

7) The Nationals have reportedly given the Diamondbacks permission to interview GM Jim Bowden for their GM job. Bowden’s contract with the Nationals expires on October 31 and isn’t commenting on this report.

8) The Red Sox released OF Adam Hyzdu and added P Edgar Martinez to the 40 man roster.

HYZDU
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   -3  .320  .333  .653  .341   3.57  .206   1    8    0   51  Pirates      
2004   32    2  .364  .800 1.164  .798  11.57  .300   1    2    0   17  Red Sox      
2005   33   -2  .286  .250  .536  .242   2.53  .194   0    4    1   29  Padres/Red Sox
CAR         -4  .311  .441  .752  .456   4.75  .229  19   61    1  219 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .769  .500   5.12  .268  12   48    6 
POS AVG      5  .344  .450  .794  .536   5.54  .273  13   49   11 

9) The Dodgers designated Ps Ryan Ketchner and Derek Thompson for assignment.

THOMPSON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 24    1   3.50    4   3   18     13  6.50 13.00   0   0   0   0   0  Dodgers      
CAREER     1   3.50    4   3   18     13  6.50 13.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23            18     13  6.57 12.76   1   1 

10) Diamondbacks OF Quinton McCracken and C Kelly Stinnett became free agents when they refused assignments to the minors.

MCCRACKEN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33  -20  .276  .271  .547  .184   2.54  .227   0   18    5  115  Diamondbacks 
2004   34   -6  .328  .381  .709  .397   4.24  .273   2   13    3   74  Mariners/Diamondbacks
2005   35  -13  .313  .298  .610  .290   3.24  .237   1   13    4  134  Diamondbacks 
CAR        -88  .337  .375  .712  .383   4.40  .276  20  242   87  954 
LG AVG       0  .341  .429  .770  .500   5.15  .270  78  330   50 
POS AVG     19  .347  .436  .783  .520   5.41  .273  79  318   82 

STINNETT
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -8  .302  .355  .657  .349   3.65  .237   3   19    0   67  Reds/Phillies
2004   34    3  .379  .458  .836  .640   6.75  .305   3    7    0   20  Royals       
2005   35   -4  .317  .419  .736  .400   4.24  .248   6   12    0   59  Diamondbacks 
CAR        -57  .320  .390  .711  .399   4.25  .239  63  216   10  667 
LG AVG       0  .343  .433  .777  .500   5.26  .271  62  258   38 
POS AVG    -43  .327  .404  .731  .421   4.48  .257  55  248   11 

11) The Twins signed OF Jason Tyner to a minor league contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   25  -14  .249  .238  .487  .181   2.15  .214   0    9    7   44  Devil Rays   
2003   26   -1  .350  .356  .706  .471   4.70  .278   0    6    2   46  Devil Rays   
2005   28    1  .367  .375  .742  .541   5.40  .321   0    5    2   18  Twins        
CAR        -41  .299  .305  .604  .322   3.39  .261   0   54   49  263 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.08  .268  28  116   16 
POS AVG      2  .338  .433  .771  .504   5.19  .272  27  113   21 

12) The Devil Rays claimed C Mike Rose off waivers from the Dodgers.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   27    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2  A's          
2005   28   -4  .261  .326  .586  .191   2.19  .209   1    1    0   15  Dodgers      
CAR         -4  .250  .311  .561  .176   2.08  .200   1    1    0   17 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.08  .269   2    6    1 
POS AVG     -2  .314  .387  .701  .388   3.97  .249   1    6    0 

13) The Rangers removed P Ryan Bukvich from the 40 man roster, signed OF Ruddy Yan and P Jared Abruzzo to minor league contracts and P Carlos Almanzar became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

BUKVICH
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -5   9.58    9   0   10.1    8  6.97 18.29   1   0   0   0   1  Royals       
2004 26    1   3.68    9   0    7.1    7  8.59 13.50   0   0   1   0   0  Royals       
2005 27   -3  11.25    4   0    4      4  9.00 18.00   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -9   6.94   48   0   46.2   39  7.52 16.59   2   0   1   0   2 
LG AVG     0   4.50            46.2   32  6.25 12.87   3   3 

ALMANZAR
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28    3   2.31    8   1   11.2    7  5.40  8.49   0   1   0   1   0  Reds         
2004 30   11   3.72   67   0   72.2   44  5.45 11.02   7   3   0   6   4  Rangers      
2005 31   -5  14.40    6   0    5      3  5.40 32.40   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -5   4.82  210   1  239    170  6.40 13.07  13  13   0  15  11 
LG AVG     0   4.59           239    175  6.58 13.21  13  13 

14) Today’s birthdays–

JACK BALDSCHUN, 1936, AGE: 69
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1969 32  -11   4.79   61   0   77     67  7.83 12.97   7   2   1   3   6  Padres       
CAREER    -8   3.69  457   0  704    555  7.10 12.89  48  41  60  47  42 
LG AVG     0   3.65           704    451  5.76 11.91  39  39 

ART DEVLIN, 1879-1948
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1904   24   20  .371  .354  .725  .635   5.83  .281   1   66   33  130  Giants       
1906   26   50  .396  .390  .786  .762   7.76  .299   2   65   54  148  Giants       
1909   29   13  .362  .336  .698  .601   4.94  .265   0   56   26  143  Giants       
CAR        107  .364  .338  .702  .586   5.24  .269  10  505  285 1313 
LG AVG       0  .326  .340  .665  .500   4.36  .259  22  443  179 
POS AVG    -28  .322  .334  .655  .485   4.17  .256  20  443  182 

GOOSE GOSLIN, 1900-71
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1924   23   45  .421  .516  .937  .689   8.03  .344  12  129   16  154  Senators
1925   24   46  .394  .547  .941  .686   8.27  .334  18  113   26  150  Senators 
1926   25   53  .425  .542  .967  .719   8.80  .354  17  108    8  147  Senators 
1927   26   40  .392  .516  .908  .678   7.56  .334  13  120   21  148  Senators 
1928   27   66  .443  .614 1.057  .790  10.88  .379  17  102   16  135  Senators 
1931   30   53  .412  .555  .967  .703   9.10  .328  24  105    9  151  Browns 
CAR        453  .387  .500  .887  .635   7.33  .316 248 1609  175 2287 
LG AVG       0  .361  .416  .777  .500   5.54  .291 119 1151  133 
POS AVG    196  .371  .461  .832  .563   6.38  .309 177 1375  146 

BRIAN HARPER, 1959, AGE: 46
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   34  -11  .318  .398  .717  .349   4.08  .291   4   32    0   64  Brewers      
CAR        -11  .329  .419  .748  .479   4.54  .295  63  428    8 1001 
LG AVG       0  .331  .396  .726  .500   4.53  .262  75  375   64 
POS AVG    -27  .321  .389  .710  .461   4.22  .255  81  381   36 

TIM MCCARVER, 1941, AGE: 64
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1967   25   23  .369  .452  .822  .649   5.87  .295  14   69    8  138  Cardinals    
1976   34   11  .409  .432  .842  .692   7.15  .277   3   29    2   90  Phillies     
1977   35   14  .410  .527  .936  .697   7.68  .320   6   30    3   93  Phillies     
CAR         35  .337  .388  .725  .517   4.60  .271  97  645   61 1909 
LG AVG       0  .325  .385  .710  .500   4.32  .260 125  614   84 
POS AVG    -76  .316  .365  .681  .440   3.85  .246 124  617   25 

KEVIN MCREYNOLDS, 1959, AGE: 46
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1986   26   33  .358  .504  .862  .669   6.43  .288  26   96    8  158  Padres       
1988   28   42  .336  .496  .832  .735   6.47  .288  27   99   21  147  Mets         
1990   30   20  .353  .455  .808  .612   5.89  .269  24   82    9  147  Mets         
CAR        111  .328  .447  .775  .562   5.15  .265 211  807   93 1502 
LG AVG       0  .329  .393  .722  .500   4.51  .262 127  635  143 
POS AVG     76  .339  .411  .750  .541   5.02  .269 140  632  236 

ANTHONY REYES, 1981, AGE: 24
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23    2   2.70    4   1   13.1   12  8.10  6.75   1   1   0   1   1  Cardinals    
CAREER     2   2.70    4   1   13.1   12  8.10  6.75   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            13.1   10  6.57 12.76   1   1 

BILLY TAYLOR, 1961, AGE: 44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
CAREER    14   4.21  317   0  324.2  307  8.51 12.89  16  28 100  23  21 
LG AVG     0   4.76           324.2  228  6.32 13.49  18  18 

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