CUBS 4, WHITE SOX 3
As close games often do, last week's Second City Series hinged more on how players used their heads than their hands or feet. First, the Cubs made a strategic error while holding a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning. With two outs, closer Tom Gordon ignored the White Sox runners on first and second and, on his 1-and-2 delivery to Magglio Ordo�ez, the runners got a great jump on a double steal. Catcher Todd Hundley didn't even attempt a throw. Three pitches later Ordo�ez singled, and both runners scampered home to tie the score.
In the 10th the White Sox committed a mental boner. With Eric Young on second and none out, the Cubs' Gary Matthews Jr. laid down a sacrifice bunt. Reliever Keith Foulke fielded the ball and fired to third baseman Tony Graftanino, who caught the ball in plenty of time to nail Matthews but, thinking a force play was in effect, failed to tag him. Two batters later Matt Stairs skied what should have been an inning-ending pop to left that instead became a game-winning sacrifice fly.