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FOUR OF A KIND
Tom Verducci
November 04, 2005
THIS QUARTET MADE CHICAGO ONLY THE SECOND TEAM TO GET FOUR STRAIGHT COMPLETE GAMES FROM ITS STARTERS IN THE POSTSEASON
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November 04, 2005

Four Of A Kind

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THIS QUARTET MADE CHICAGO ONLY THE SECOND TEAM TO GET FOUR STRAIGHT COMPLETE GAMES FROM ITS STARTERS IN THE POSTSEASON

GAME 2
BUEHRLE
PITCHES: 99 (71 strikes, 28 balls)
HITS: 5
RUNS: 1
SKINNY: Working at his usual fast pace (the game lasted just two hours and 34 minutes), he allowed only two Angels past second base.

GAME 3
GARLAND
PITCHES: 118 (83 strikes, 35 balls)
HITS: 4
RUNS: 2
SKINNY: Though not as efficient with his pitches as Buehrle, Garland (aided by a DP and a runner thrown out at third) faced two fewer batters.

GAME 5
CONTRERAS
PITCHES: 114 (76 strikes, 38 balls)
HITS: 5
RUNS: 3
SKINNY: Though he faced more batters (34) and gave up more runs than any of his rotation mates did in their gems, he went the distance in the clincher after missing a complete game by only two batters in Game 1.

GAME 4
GARCIA
PITCHES: 116 (74 strikes, 42 balls)
HITS: 6
RUNS: 2
SKINNY: He hadn't pitched in eight days (since the clincher in Boston) but showed no signs of rust, retiring the first four batters on eight pitches.

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