Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

Series tied 2-2 (as of 4/21)

Game 1: Friday, April 18
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Chi White Sox5
Game 2: Saturday, April 19
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Chi White Sox12
Game 3: Sunday, April 20
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Chi White Sox4
Game 4: Monday, April 21
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Chi White Sox2

Indians 9

(7-12, 4-5 away)

White Sox 2

(11-8, 7-3 home)

    2:05 PM ET, April 21, 2003

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    CWS 000002000 2 8 1

    W: J. Westbrook (1-2)

    L: J. Garland (0-2)

    Chicago's Lee homers in his fifth straight game

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Ellis Burks and Karim Garcia each homered twice Monday as the Cleveland Indians won for the second straight day, beating the Chicago White Sox 9-2. Carlos Lee went deep in his fifth straight game, matching a club record. But it wasn't enough to catch the Indians, who have won two straight for the first time since the season-opening series against Baltimore. Milton Bradley also drove in two runs, and Jake Westbrook (1-2) got his first victory as a starter since July 25, 2001. Westbrook didn't have his best outing, allowing two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. But he didn't need to be sharp -- not with the way his teammates were picking on Chicago's pitchers. The Indians roughed Jon Garland (0-2) up early, tagging him for five runs and five hits in just 2 2/3 innings. Garcia got it started with a two-run homer in the first inning, and Bradley added a two-run double in the second. Burks made it 5-0 with his first homer, a solo shot, in the third. Garland was relieved after he walked Casey Blake, with White Sox fans jeering as he left the mound. But Rick White didn't fare much better. Omar Vizquel hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning, and Burks led off the fifth with his second homer of the day. It was the 22nd two-homer game of Burks' career. Garcia hit another two-run shot in the ninth off White Sox closer Billy Koch for his fifth career multihomer game. The White Sox offense didn't give their pitchers much help, either. Chicago was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position through the first five innings, stranding a runner at third in both the first and second innings. Lee finally spoiled the shutout in the sixth. Magglio Ordonez led off the inning with a double, extending his hitting streak to 17 games. Two outs later, Lee sent the first pitch from Westbrook soaring toward left field. Matt Lawton jumped, but the ball just cleared his glove and landed in the White Sox bullpen. "It's not like I'm trying," said Lee, who finished 1-for-4. "I'm just trying to put some good swings on the ball and the ball is going out." Lee joined Frank Thomas, who did it twice in 1994, and Greg Luzinski and Ron Kittle, who homered in five straight games in 1983. "It's got to be an accomplishment to be up there with all those all-timers," Lee said. "All I want to do is have good at-bats." The major league record for most consecutive games with a home run is eight, and it's shared by three players. Dale Long did it in 1956, Don Mattingly in 1987 and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.

    Game notes


    Ordonez's hitting streak is the current longest in the majors. It also matches his career high. ... White Sox 2B D'Angelo Jimenez drew a walk in the first inning, reaching base safely for the 16th straight game. ... Indians 3B coach Joel Skinner was not with the club because of a personal matter.

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