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Dominant starting pitching for both sides

The Astros and White Sox both have superb starting pitching, but the Astros could hold a slight edge in the bullpen, writes Jerry Crasnick.

Originally Published: October 20, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Why Chicago could win: Incredible starting pitching. Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia combined to go 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA in the American League Championship Series against Los Angeles. They struck out 22, walked only four and held the Angels to an aggregate .178 batting average. If they can make Vladimir Guerrero look feeble, they can certainly do it to Houston's lineup.

Why Houston could win: Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Roy Oswalt match up favorably ...

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