MLB: Chi. White Sox 6, L.A. Angels 3

Oct. 17, 2005 at 3:00 AM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Joe Crede drove in the winning run Sunday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the L.A. Angels, 6-3.

The big single in the eighth followed Crede's game-tying home run in the seventh inning as the White Sox clinched their first World Series berth in 46 years.

Winning pitcher Jose Contreras became the fourth straight Chicago pitcher to throw a complete game. Chicago won the best-of-seven series in five games, as Contreras (2-1) followed Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia with a complete game effort.

The last time the White Sox played in the series was 1959, when they were beaten in six games by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Paul Konerko, who hit four home runs in the series, was named the ALCS MVP. He had 10 RBI overall.

Adam Kennedy had two of the Angels' five hits and had one RBI. The losing pitcher was Kelvim Escobar (1-2).

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