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Byrd throws six strong innings to lift Angels

Updated: October 12, 2005, 3:33 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- His arm was surgically repaired a few years ago, and his postseason record wasn't exactly impressive.

Yet, there was Paul Byrd on Tuesday night, defying logic and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of the AL championship series.

Pitching on three days' rest, Byrd kept the White Sox off balance with breaking ball after breaking ball and offspeed pitch after offspeed pitch. He allowed two runs and five hits and left with ...

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